Storz and Bickel are known for their original volcano, but they have really outdone it with their new volcano hybrid. Made in Germany their products are made to last. Since the original was made back in 1999 this new hybrid is only their third modification. We get the same pyramid design and balloon attachment, but a whole new face, interior, and an attachable whip.
The new hybrid volcano uses a hybrid heating system, meaning that it uses convection and conduction heating simultaneously. The Convection part is delivering hot air while the conduction part is using a hot surface. The Volcano hybrid runs between 104F- 446F or 40C- 230C. With a heat-up time as fast as 45 seconds making it the fastest model to heat up.
The new desktop Volcano hybrid vaporizer weighs 1800 grams and is 18 X20 X 20 cm. In size, definitely not made for portability. Shaped in the iconic pyramid or volcano shape this new hybrid has definitely upgraded its shell. The new volcano comes equipped with a new sensor interface meaning there are no more buttons or dials. Like the crafty this also is compatible with an app only for non-IOS devices, luckily they will be coming out with a web app for the volcano on their website although it is not necessary due to all the features being on the device. This new Storz and Bickel device now come with the balloon feature as well as the new whip feature. Both use the same filling chamber making it easy to switch between the two.
For something so big it is a pretty simple device to use. There are only four touch sensors, two for adjusting the temperature, one for the fan, and one for heat. To change from Fahrenheit to Celsius or vice versa touch on the + and - together. Now the balloon and the whip use the same filling chamber but are used differently once on the device.
To fill the balloon you take out the black valve and put the balloon on the volcano and hit the air button while the heat button is on. When the balloon is full hit the air button again to stop it and remove the bag before it pops. When you are done make sure you remove the filling chamber from the volcano so it doesn’t get too hot to handle. The balloon does have a valve that will automatically shut when you take it off of the volcano so you do not have to worry about any vapor escaping. Then put in the mouthpiece and when you press against it the vapor gets released. The vapor in the balloon will last around 5-10 minutes, after that it loses the smoothness and the flavor. So if you cannot or do not want to inhale a full balloon just fill it halfway.
You will fill the chamber with your desired product either dry herb or concentrate using the drip pad. Once it is evenly distributed place the chamber in the volcano and turn it to lock it into place. Once locked into place set your desired temperature and wait about 1 minute for the chamber to heat up. Once heating is complete inhale from the mouthpiece and enjoy
You do not have to mix it during a session. Try to make sure though when you take off the chamber you are not messing with it too much to ensure that the herb is still placed flat across the filter. To maintain the chamber all you have to do is when the chamber is still warm get a cleaning brush over a container and brush it on both sides. Aside from the herb chamber, there’s not much more to clean other than the filter which is accessible through the bottom of the machine.
The vapor quality you get from the Volcano Hybrid is excellent. Once you figure out which temperature works best for you the flavor, smoothness, and strength all increase. The hybrid heating system is a huge part of vapor production. It provides more complete vaporization and allows your herb or concentrate to heat up throughout giving you a better draw.
You can use any type of grind. You want to fill the chamber at least a third of the way or at least enough to cover the bottom screen 0.15g min and max is 0.5g you do not have to pack it in and when it’s all in there just screw the top back on