Vapolution Vaporizer Instructions
Step 1: All Vapolution bowls are dimpled about 1 inch from the end. The dimple acts like a screen. The end closest to the dimple is where you load. Insert the end AWAY from the dimple into the tubing. If necessary, boil some water. Submerge one end of the tubing into boiling water for 3-5 seconds. The bowl will slip into the softened tubing with ease.
Step 2: (a) Slip the white retaining washer over the straight bowl. Slide it up until it touches the food-grade tubing. (b) Gently insert the bowl into the top of the vaporizer. The bowl will stop when it touches the bottom of the heater. Position the washer so it prevents the bowl from touching the bottom of the heater. A ¼” gap off the heater bottom is suggested.
Step 3: The power jack on the back of the vaporizer will accept the Vapolution power supply, car adapter or the optional battery pack. Plug in the vaporizer.
Step 4: Flip the switch up to turn the vaporizer on. The switch will light up when the vaporizer is on.
Step 5: The lowest temperature setting is at 6 o’clock. The highest setting is at 4 o’clock. A quick start-up can be achieved by turning the vaporizer on high. After 5 minutes of pre-heating, turn the vaporizer down to your preferred setting. 12 o’clock is the most common setting for vaporizing. The Vapolution Vaporizer is designed to run for up to 8 hours continuously without overheating or burning out. Some users leave the vaporizer on their preferred setting all the time.
Step 6: Loading the bowl correctly is the most important step. DO NOT grind. Break off 1-3 small plant pods. Give the plant pods a squeeze and roll them in between your fingers. Make the plant pods into a vapor pellet. Gently slide the formed pellet into the bowl. If you have to force it, the pellet is too big. Good airflow is important. If you load it too tight, you will get no vapor. If you load it too loose, it will fall out. Loading the bowl takes a little practice.
Step 7: Place the loaded bowl into the top of the pre-heated vaporizer. Some users like to count to 5 before they begin to inhale vapor through the tube. A slow and steady draw will extract the best vapor. Draw until you are out of breath. Hold it in and then exhale. You will see visible vapor. You can repeat this process 3-7 times depending on the quality and your temperature setting.
Step 8: The plant material will turn golden to dark brown once it has been vaporized. The taste will also change from sweet and good to a bitter flavor that most describe as tasting like burnt popcorn. Vaporizing the same for too long, or on a setting above 2 o’clock, will turn the vapor pellet black and can cause the VAPOR CHOKE. Stay in the safe zone (10 o’clock to 2 o’clock on the dial) until you are intimate with your Vapolution Vaporizer.
Step 9: The vaporized can be discharged from the bowl by blowing through the tube. Place the bowl into a discharge receptacle and blow. The spent vapor pellet will shoot out. Wait 30 seconds to 1 minute for the bowl to cool.
Bowls: Submerge the bowls in rubbing alcohol for 8-12 hours. Rinse with warm water. Repeat as necessary.
Heater: Allow the vaporizer to cool for at least 30 minutes. Dip a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol and GENTLY swab out the heater receptacle. Repeat as necessary. Use a dry Q-tip to swab out any remaining alcohol residue.
Food-Grade Tubing: The tubing is not cleanable, but can be cut shorter to eliminate the yellowing that occurs over time.
- Never force a bowl into the vaporizer. This could break the glass heater.
- Always use the retaining washers provided with the straight bowls.
- DO NOT leave the vaporizer on unattended.