I am thrilled to debut a brand new video featuring one of the stalwarts of the vaporizer industry, the Volcano Classic Vaporizer. This was the very first vaporizer to utilize what has become known as "forced-air" technology which refers to the internal fan that forces hot air upward and through the finely ground blends inside the loading chamber allowing vapor to collect inside of a two-foot balloon bag.
Check out my newest video review for an in-depth tutorial on how to properly use your Volcano Classic.
If you'd like to learn more about this revolutionary loose leaf vaporizer, I encourage you to read more below!
HOW DID THE VOLCANO VAPORIZER START?
But first a little history on one of the most iconic vaporizers around: Markus Storz began developing vaporizer technology all the way back in 1996 and filed for a patent on the detachable valve system with a balloon on his "volcano inhaler" in January of 1998.
Two years later Storz filed for the patent on a heat extraction block for his inhaler system. Later in 2000, the company formed under the moniker Vapormed Inhalatoren and sales of the Volcano Vaporizer began. Jurgen Bickel was one of Storz's very first satisfied customers.
The meteoric demand for Volcano Vaporizers required the company to restructure and rebrand themselves as Storz & Bickel GmbH & Co. KG with Markus Storz and Jurgen Bickel as equal partners in the rapidly expanding venture. They opened new offices in the medical equipment hotbed of Tuttlingen, Germany and in March 2005 the company opened Storz & Bickel America in Oakland, CA in order to respond to the overwhelming demand for their superlative product in North America.
In 2007, the company started manufacturing a Volcano Digit Edition which replaced the temperature dial with a digital LED display screen and handy buttons to increase or decrease the temperature precisely. Both the Volcano Classic and Digital Vaporizer are backed by Storz & Bickel's 3 Year Manufacturer's Warranty.
EASY VALVE VS. SOLID VALVE
Many people ask me what the difference between the Easy Valve and Solid Valve system is. Really this is a matter of personal preference for the user. The Easy Valve is a faster replacement because the bag comes attached to the valve itself. With the Solid Valve, the user is able to customize the length of the balloon bag yet it requires a little bit of skill to attach the open end of the bag to the Solid Valve.
Both are dependable methods for inhaling quality vapor with the Volcano; however the Easy Valve is (as the name implies) easier to get going, while the Solid Valve allows for a little bit more creativity and longevity as you only need to buy one valve for a lifetime and only replace the bags. With the Easy Valve system, once the bag is discolored from use, you need to replace the whole shebang. Fortunately VaporNation carries replacement Volcano Easy Valves for a very affordable price.
HOW CAN I REACH STORZ & BICKEL?German manufacturers Storz & Bickel are based in the industrial town of Tuttlingen, but they also have an office in Oakland, CA. Their contact information is:
Storz & Bickel America Inc.
1078 60th St. Suite A
Oakland, CA 94608
Thank you for reading my post and for watching the video. Hope this helps you get the most out of your Volcano Vaporizer. Got Questions? Follow me on Google + and let me know what you think!