- Be very careful when the Da Buddha is turned on. The Da Buddha gets HOT, and the heater (glass and ceramic) gets really, really hot and will burn you very bad if you touch it! Do not touch the heater for any reason when the SSV is turned on, it is extremely HOT!
- Keep the Da Buddha away from combustible materials including but not limited to paper, plastic and fabric or anything else you might think could catch fire.
- Do not place the Da Buddha where it can be tipped or could fall over.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets. Never leave unattended with a child in the vicinity.
- Do not let hair or any loose clothing come in contact with the heat source as it may catch fire.
- Never leave the Aroma Dish on when it has potential to be tipped or knocked over as hot oils can burn and stain.
How it works
Briefly, the vaporizer allows a person to inhale essential ingredients without the use of fire. The Da Buddha vaporizer uses hot air to warm the plant matter until active ingredients are heated high enough until they boil, vaporize and are absorbed by the air. Instead of using fire to burn the ingredients out of the plant matter, our product releases the ingredients quickly and efficiently without ingredient losses, tar, and odor associated with smoking.
The Da Buddha vaporizer warms up once and is ready for the rest of the day as long as it is supervised. The glass hand piece (wand) is packed lightly, not more than 1/3 full, or around 1/4 inch. As soon as the hand piece (wand) is connected with the heating element of the vaporizer, the user inhales instant vapor through the tube! Vapor goes in clear and is exhaled as a big cloud of white mist. Your lungs are saved as they are not inhaling the plant ash and tar. The standard size hand piece offers about 4-7 big inhales before the material dries and becomes brown. Stir it up and try again or unload the hand piece. The user blows through the tube to expel the spent material into a container or trash.
Note: Getting the right vapor draw is a science. Da Buddha owners learn their machine in about 1 week (usually less). Get used to packing very small amounts, fluffed up slightly. We recommend the following procedure:
Step 1: Turn on the Da Buddha unit to full power for 2-3 minutes (there will be a red/orange glow within a minute but the glass needs to heat up also). On the first initial start up wait ten minutes for any oils to burn off of the heating element. The smoke is from hand oils and other oils from manufacturing.
Step 2: Turn the Da Buddha’s power back about 1/4-1/2 the full power and the unit should be ready to use all day. For the first use you should try a lower setting and gradually turn the Da Buddha up until vaporization occurs. This will insure that you do not have the Da Buddha turned up to high. After some use, you will be able to find a perfect setting for the Da Buddha. Do not let your materials turn black as this is combustion and that is not what you want.
Step 3: Grind up while the unit is heating. You can use a grinder, knife or fingers, but make sure that the material is broken up.
Step 4: Place into the wand. You can accomplish this by using your fingers and putting it in or sucking up the ground through the wand. Do not fill the wand too much (1/3” or around 1/4” full is the maximum you want to put in there). You can use as little or as much as you like. Try not to fill the wand so much that when you vaporize the tobacco is touching the heater.
NOTE: You do not need to use much material here. I recommend placing enough in the wand to cover the screen with about 1/8-1/4 of an inch of material. Don't sweat it, you will figure it out quickly.
Step 5: Place the whip up to the heating element and inhale air (draw) a full breath. If when you exhale you see a white mist, you are in the zone you want to be. If there is no mist, inhale more slowly or turn up the Da Buddha unit a little bit. You can control the amount of vapor created by varying the intensity and duration of air you inhale. Inhaling slower lets the air pass by the heater longer increasing the temperature of the air. The faster you inhale the less time air is heated so the air is a little cooler. Practice makes perfect. This is one reason there are no numbers because every user inhales different and I believe you are smart enough to remember the perfect location.
Note: Make sure that you are not inhaling too slowly or the unit is too hot. The tobacco that you are vaporizing will catch fire. If the material is black it might be turned up a little too high. You'll get the hang!