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VapoShop is going all out at this year's Spannabis

Spring is in the air so that can mean only one thing: VapoShop is going to Barcelona to liven up the annual Spannabis fair, the biggest cannabis event in all of Europe. Our Spanish customers (and a few avid travellers) will be thrilled to find out we’ll be able to welcome you at not one, but two stands at the celebrated fair. VapoShop’s cream of the crop will be on display with a special focus on DynaVap, Linx and Ghost vaporizers and accessories. Come and greet us at stands 75 and 76 from 15/3 until 17/3 at the Spannabis fair in Barcelona. Get your tickets here.

Ghost MV1 Spannabis Contest

The Ghost MV1 remains one of our top picks for any discriminating vaporizing enthusiast such as yourself. Its on-demand performance is unparalleled in the world of vaporizers and it’s guaranteed to produce only the finest and most pleasant vapour. There’s a rumour going around Spannabis that one of these gems could soon be one of your prized possessions…

How can you win one of two Ghost MV1 vaporizers?

1. Follow @vaposhop on Instagram

2. Pick up your free Ghost pin at one of our Spannabis stands

3. Post a picture of you wearing the Ghost pin and tag: #spannabis #ghostvapes #ghostmv1 #vaposhop and #bcnghost. Deadline for entries is 30/03/19

4. The winners will be announced on Instagram on 01/04/2019

Terms and conditions

1. This Instagram contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram
2. Hosting company of this contest is: VapoShop; Postbus 58012; 1040 HA Amsterdam; The Netherlands
3. The contest runs from 14.03-30.03.19 (24:00 CET)
4. The prizes are two Ghost MV1 vaporizers. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
5. One winner will be chosen randomly and one winner will be selected by VapoShop based our appreciation of each entry.
6. You need a Ghost MV1 pin which can be picked up for free at vaposhop spannabis stands 75 and 76. The pins are limited to 250 pieces.
7. You have to follow @vaposhop on instagram; Post a picture of you wearing the Ghost Mv1 pin and tag #spannabis #ghostvapes #ghostmv1 #vaposhop and #bcnghost
8. The winner will be announced on Instagram on 01.04.2019 and will be contacted through the “direct Message” function.
9. The winner will have 5 days to claim their prize from the date that they are announced as a winner. After this time we reserve the right to select a new winner.
10. The pictures of all participants can be used at VapoShop’s discretion.
11. The competition is open to residents of the EU aged 18 years or up. Employees of Ari Logistics are not allowed to participate.
12. Any personal data relating to participants will be used solely in accordance with current EU data protection legislation and will not be used for marketing purposes without the individual's prior consent.


Reseña del vaporizador portátil Ghost MV1

Ghost MV1:  ¿Lo mejor de ambos mundos?

Un vaporizador bajo-demanda decente no sólo necesita una batería grande y potente, sino también un disipador de calor eficiente. Estos requisitos de diseño pueden cumplirse fácilmente en un vaporizador de sobremesa de gran tamaño, pero la incorporación de estas características en un dispositivo ergonómico de mano es otra cosa totalmente diferente.  La gente detrás del Ghost  se propusieron lograr lo imposible: crear un potente vaporizador de convección bajo demanda que puedas llevar contigo fácilmente y que sea adecuado tanto para hierbas como para concentrados. Todas las ventajas de un vaporizador de sobremesa combinadas con el atractivo de un vaporizador portátil: ¿cómo lo hicieron?

Desempeño de Ghost MV1: el estándar de oro para la vaporización bajo demanda

Diseño ingenioso

El rendimiento bajo-demanda del MV1 es impresionante, por no decir más. En el modo vape puedes activar la batería pulsando un discreto botón cerca de la boquilla. El flujo de aire en el Ghost MV1 se dirige a través de un recorrido de aire y se precalienta mediante calentamiento por conducción antes de entrar en el horno. A partir de ese momento, el vaporizador se encuentra en modo de convección completa a medida que una bobina de calefacción eficiente se hace cargo. El aire caliente es aspirado a través del crisol, en un disipador de calor y a través de una boquilla de vidrio retráctil.

Conserva tus hierbas

El rápido tiempo de calentamiento y enfriamiento del dispositivo deja las hierbas frescas después de cada calada. En general, estas características llevan a un aumento drástico en la eficiencia de absorción de los compuestos activos de tus hierbas. El Ghost MV1 te permitirá usar aproximadamente la mitad del material que normalmente usarías en un vaporizador de conducción.

Central eléctrica

El paquete de baterías extraíble, diseñado a medida, podrá proporcionarte la energía suficiente para unas 50 caladas, con un ajuste de calor medio. Las baterías tardan unas 8 horas en recargarse con un cargador USB normal, por lo que tendrás que planificar con antelación. Si te gusta improvisar, puedes comprar un cargador rápido que cargará tu batería en tan sólo dos horas.

En las nubes

Aunque el aire tiene un largo camino que recorrer en el Ghost MV1, la resistencia a la tracción es casi inexistente y aún así se puede ajustar replegando o extendiendo la boquilla de vidrio. La excelente calidad de construcción y la selección de materiales dan como resultado un vapor fresco, suave y sabroso, incluso a temperaturas más altas.

Calidad de construcción Ghost MV1 - Brillante y resistente

La calidad de fabricación del Ghost MV1 es simplemente asombrosa: tiene un cuerpo de aleación sólida, se siente pesado pero de alguna manera encaja perfectamente en la mano y las piezas se sienten y se ven como si hubieran sido fabricadas a máquina con una precisión impresionante. Aquí no hay nada barato ni plastificado....El vaporizador se presenta en colores brillantes y elegantes (plata satinada, cromo negro y níquel) y en un negro más moderno y sigiloso.  La buena gente de Ghost se aseguró de usar materiales de calidad médica en áreas sensibles a lo largo de la ruta de aire: el disipador térmico, la boquilla y las piezas de silicona expuestas al aire caliente.

Facilidad de uso Ghost MV1 - Presta atención, esto sale en el examen

Control con un solo botón

Sin duda, este dispositivo viene con una curva de aprendizaje. Sólo tendrás un botón para encenderlo/apagarlo, y para configurar los ajustes de temperatura, el nivel de la batería y el modo de vapeo. Tu primera calada en cualquiera de los ajustes de temperatura debe tomarse lenta y continuamente hasta que recibas retroalimentación háptica. Afortunadamente para las personas con una capacidad pulmonar común y corriente, se les permite sentir su camino a través de caladas posteriores.

Vaporización práctica

Loading and putting the crucible in place can be a bit tricky and requires some dexterity but on the plus side, there’s absolutely no need to stir your herbs mid-session. The Ghost MV1 is compatible with concentrates through the use of concentrate pads and even has a separate concentrate temperature setting. The vaporizer also has 3 fixed temperature settings for herbs and two custom temperature settings which you can program via an app.

Ghost MV1 -  Manutención y accesorios esenciales

Manutención

La manutención es bastante fácil: desmontar el vaporizador y bañar las piezas que acumulan residuos en alcohol isopropílico durante un rato. Una garantía de dos años convencerá a la mayoría de nosotros de la longevidad del Ghost MV1.

Batería de repuesto, cargador rápido y dispensador de crisoles

Sin embargo, querrás obtener un paquete de baterías adicional y/o un cargador rápido, a menos que seas realmente bueno en planear con anticipación. En cualquier caso, no querrás que una sesión de vape con amigos termine antes de tiempo. Para esas inevitables noches, podrás comprar un dispensador de crisoles que viene con 5 crisoles que puedes cargar por adelantado. Aquí encontrarás todos los accesorios Ghost MV1.

GHOST MV1 - ¿Quién debe comprar esto?

Amantes de las cosas buenas de la vida

El Ghost MV1 es un vaporizador portátil, pero no es realmente adecuado para una noche de fiesta en la disco. Está lejos de ser un ninja-vape y seguro que tampoco quieres dejar caer a este bebé. En lugar de eso, imagínate moviéndote lentamente por tu casa, preparando un bocadillo, tomando puesta de sol desde tu ventana y dando una calada cuando te apetezca. Este vaporizador también se presta muy bien para una noche placentera con tus amigos ya que tus hierbas no se deterioran mientras pasas el Ghost MV1. Los usuarios experimentados que aprecian la alta calidad, el vapor frío y están dispuestos a invertir tiempo en aprender a usar el dispositivo correctamente deben dejar todo y comprar un Ghost MV1 en este mismo instante.

Buena relación calidad-precio

Integrar un sistema de calefacción por convección bajo-demanda con un diseño portátil no es tarea fácil, por lo que no debería sorprender que el Ghost MV1 tenga un precio elevado. El vaporizador MV1 se puede encontrar en el mismo rango de precio que otros vaporizadores de gama alta.

Ghost MV1 - Ventajas y desventajas

Ventajas

- El calentamiento por convección conserva tus hierbas
- Vapor excepcionalmente sabroso, suave y fresco
- Impresionante calidad de construcción y materiales de grado médico donde es importante
- Excelente relación calidad-precio

Desventajas

- Los controles llevan tiempo acostumbrarse a
- La operación de carga puede ser un poco complicada
- Vaporizador portátil  pero no realmente construido para usar en la calle
- La batería tarda en cargarse sin no usas el cargador rápido

Ghost MV1 - El veredicto final


En términos de rendimiento, el portátil  Ghost MV1compite con un vaporizador de sobremesa de gama alta. Este vaporizador bajo demanda no es barato pero su sistema de calefacción por convección de calidad definitivamente sacará el máximo provecho de tus hierbas. El Ghost MV1 produce un vapor sabroso, suave y sorprendentemente frío para un dispositivo tan compacto. Lleva algún tiempo acostumbrarse a los controles minimalistas, pero una vez que le coges el pulso, es probable que quieras declarar que este es tu vaporizador favorito. Echa un vistazo a tus ahorros, tómate tu tiempo para conocerle y elige lo  más avanzado en vaporización portátil .

Pide el Ghost MV1


Cómo usar tu Dynavap - limpieza y cuidados

Para usar tu VapCap:

1. Lo más importante! Antes de la primera utilización, por favor, lee todas estas instrucciones y luego haz al menos dos, preferiblemente más de dos, tiradas en seco sin nada en el VapCap! Esto es muy importante para conocer el funcionamiento de la unidad y evitar residuos de combustión involuntarios.
2. El VapCap es diferente de cualquier otro vaporizador, así que prueba unas veces sin nada para tener la sensación de su único clic que indica la temperatura. Calienta el VapCap en un lugar tranquilo, escucha y siente para que sepas lo que buscas. Si está usando un encendedor de antorcha, esto no debe tomar más de 5 ó 6 segundos. Calienta el centro de la tapa, no el extremo, y gira mientras calientas. Si pasan más de 6 segundos y no oyes el clic, deja de calentar y deja que se enfríe.
3. Si tu VapCap se sobrecalienta severamente, puede sufrir daños permanentes. Es muy importante que escuches el clic de enfriamiento, o que lo dejes enfriar al tacto, antes de calentarlo para el siguiente ciclo. Repite este procedimiento varias veces para tener una idea de cómo funciona esta pequeña unidad.
4. Cuando estés listo para el primer uso, déjalo enfriar y luego retira la tapa del VapCap.
5. Llena la cámara del VapCap con el material de tu elección. Esto se puede hacer fácilmente empujando el VapCap en un contenedor con tu material y retorciéndolo. NO es necesario moler el material como cuando usas un bat o hitter. Si prefieres moler, hazlo en trozos grandes. El material finamente molido atraviesa el disco difusor y entra en la unidad.
6. Vuelve a colocar la tapa en el VapCap.
7. Calienta la tapa metálica de tu VapCap mientras la giras, con la llama o la fuente de calor aplicada al último tercio de la tapa metálica. Trata de aplicar calor solamente en el lado de la tapa y NO en el extremo. Esto NO es como encender un aparato para fumar, un cigarrillo por ejemplo.
8. Continúa girando y calentando la tapa hasta que oigas y/o sientas un clic - ¡esto significa que tu VapCap está listo!
9. Experimenta un poco con tus caladas. Si inhalas con el orificio de ventilación completamente tapado, el flujo parecerá algo restringido. Esto es normal. Algunos usuarios obtienen el mejor resultado tomando una calada larga y lenta constante con el agujero completamente abierto, y otros cubrirán intermitente o ligeramente el puerto de mezcla de aire/vapor. La forma en que el aire fluye a través del VapCap enfría el vapor para proporcionar una experiencia suave.
10. Sigue inhalando como prefieras hasta que oigas el clic de nuevo, esto significa que el VapCap se ha enfriado.
11. Cuando la producción de vapor disminuye, es fácil reactivarla. a) Asegúrate de que el VapCap haya vuelto a hacer clic para dejarlo "enfriar" antes de recalentarlo para el siguiente ciclo. b) Si no estás seguro de si ha vuelto a hacer clic, sopla suavemente en el extremo para enfriarlo. Puede tardar hasta 1 minuto en restablecerse.
12. Cuando ya no se produzca ningún vapor deseable y la tapa haya hecho clic para "enfriar", retírala. El material consumido puede ser soplado por el extremo, o la pequeña espiga en la tapa es también una maravillosa excavadora exterior.
13. Recarga tu VapCap para otra ronda de vapor simple y maravilloso.

Consejos:

1. Se recomienda que utilices un encendedor estilo antorcha de butano con tu VapCap.
2. Espera hasta que oigas o sientas el clic de restablecimiento, o al menos 30 segundos después de que el VapCap deje de producir vapor, para volver a calentarlo.
3. Es MUY importante esperar hasta que escuches el clic de enfriamiento antes de aplicar más calor.
4. Siempre deja de calentar tu VapCap tan pronto como escuches el clic, hasta que conozcas mejor tu vaporizador.
5. Puedes variar la intensidad del sabor utilizando el puerto de ajuste de aire/vapor.
6. Dependiendo de tus preferencias personales y de la fuente de calor, así como de la cantidad de ciclos desde que se carga el VapCap, es posible que quieras aplicar calor durante 1-2 segundos después del clic. Esto proporcionará un nivel diferente de sabor a tostado.
7. NO APLIQUES CALOR POR MÁS DE 3 SEGUNDOS DESPUÉS DEL CLICK! EL SOBRECALENTAMIENTO DAÑARÁ PERMANENTEMENTE EL VAPCAP!
8. El extremo del VapCap se calienta mucho durante y en seguida del uso. No toques el extremo caliente hasta que se haya enfriado. Además, por favor, nunca te pongas el extremo caliente en la boca.
9. El VapCap se puede volver a colocar de forma segura en su estuche especial o se puede recargar después de que oigas el clic de enfriamiento.
10. Hemos hecho todo lo posible para eliminar las molestias del uso de un vaporizador. El VapCap no tiene ninguna pantalla o luces digitales elegantes, pero produce un gran vapor.

Instrucciones de limpieza:

Para eliminar el material consumido de la cámara, sopla en la boquilla o utiliza el extractor incorporado para vaciar la cámara. El cuerpo se puede limpiar con agua caliente. También puedes utilizar el estuche de transporte incluido con casi cualquier solución de limpieza llena hasta la mitad y luego agitar o remojar para lavar tu VapCap sin la tapa.

ADVERTENCIA: No se recomienda la limpieza con alcohol u otros líquidos inflamables. El alcohol no dañará ningún componente del VapCap, incluso con un remojo prolongado, pero no recomendamos su uso.

Mira DynaVap


Organic Bill travels to Amsterdam to experience his first “Vape Night”

Going freelance one has only one disadvantage in my mind - Christmas parties. There ain’t none. Just like you need to find your own work you need to find your own work-do to gate crash.

This year there was no need to crash a party as VapoShop have been running a weekly vape night in the stylish Coffeeshop Amsterdam Café on Singel canal just a few minutes walk from Central station. Note the “café” in the name - this is not a coffeeshop. Which is nice - as you don’t have to trip over semi-dissolved dysfunctional UK tourists to get to a dysfunctional toilet. This place is the perfect combination of classy and cosy.

Vape Night has been running now for quite a few weeks and after seeing all the glowing reviews I figured it was worth the 3-hour drive to get to Amsterdam.

Picture by @organicbill

I was staying on the North side of the Noordzeekanaal - the North Sea Canal (don’t be intimidated by long Dutch words; they are just sentences without any spaces). It turned out to be a 15-minute ferry crossing from a surreal cityscape complete with its own discarded street-art-clad submarine and other oddities. “NDSM Werf” the place was called - which sounds like a spaceport. The spotting of “Blast Galaxy” - a retro arcade club - confirmed to me it was actually a spaceport.

I arrived at Central Station early to catch up with vape aficionado Cannamelier who is one of the organisers of Vape Night. Actually, in my mind, I was early, but for poor Cannamelier I was pushing him to be late - he had a lot of glass to polish before the event kicked off.

We slurped down noodles at Wagamama’s in Central Station - which has been transformed over the years from a crack den to a sleek waterside shopping centre. It’s nice to not have to dodge the muggers, prostitutes, pickpockets and dealers that used to harass tourists in the past around these parts.

Picture by @organicbill

I was not here to admire the gentrification of the city but here for an interesting development in the Amsterdam nightlife scene - “Vape Night”. Heading away from Central Station things liven up a bit. If you head to the west (your right side, if your back is to the station) you come to the trendy Haarlemmerstraat. Just before Haarlemmerstraat, you cross the Singel canal. Situated right on Singel was our destination - Coffeeshop Amsterdam Café.

In case you find the name a little confusing, I’ll explain. Coffeeshop Amsterdam Café is owned by Coffeeshop Amsterdam but it is not a coffeeshop, it’s a café. The clue is in the name - obvious once pointed out but the penny didn’t drop for the many disappointed looking groups of young guys being politely turned away and pointed in another direction. Here, we were in a civilised place - where the toilets functioned and you could enjoy a nice glass of chardonnay if you fancied it.

Cannamelier set to work cleaning up the selection of crème de la crème desktop herbal vaporisers. A process which involves medical grade pure alcohol. Anything that required water - to cool the clouds of vapour - was filled with distilled water. It’s this attention to detail that makes this event such a success. I’ve met some vape geeks in my time but Cannamelier is the ultimate - he’s the guy the vape geeks turn to when they need advice.

Picture by @organicbill

If you come along to Vape Night you will definitely learn something - no matter your level of experience. I learnt one very important lesson - whenever I visit Amsterdam in the future I’m to make sure it falls on a Thursday.

Once the thousands of euros worth of vapes - from Storz and Bickel, de Verdamper (my personal favourite vape of all time), VapeXhale and Herborizer - were lined up on display, all that was needed was a human shield to avoid the space around the table becoming too crowded. That’s where I came in. I was plonked on a table to the side to help keep folks at bay and ensure nothing accidentally toppled over. Sitting still for a few hours is a task I’m particularly suited to, in fact I’ve trained for such eventualities for the best part of my adult life.

Picture by @organicbill

I was not alone for long. A few vape enthusiast Instagrammers turned up to join me. I probably looked like their dad sat there in the middle. After introductions, we all figured out that we were all following each other and interacting already in the virtual world, it was great to get to meet these guys in the flesh @sundancekid.sdk, @runa.vape, @pauljamesnl and “Stan da man” @gapie17. Not forgetting of course @cannamelier. Judging by my Instagram feed from the last few weeks there’s always been someone there whom I’m connected too. It offers the perfect opportunity to socialise with like-minded souls.

Vape Night is not just targeted at “vape nerds” it’s also the ideal opportunity for anyone who is on the fence about the purchase of a vape to try before they buy. After all, these things cost a fair chunk of money.

A common question people ask before their first purchase is - “what is the best vape?” The answer is; there is no best vape, just the best vape for your needs. Having the opportunity to chat with a vape expert such as Cannamelier gives people the ideal way to discover and experience the best vape that is waiting for them.

Picture by @organicbill

A prime example was a young guy from the UK who was actually attending the event with his mum. They gingerly approached the table and asked many questions about the models on display. Cannamelier prepared some freshly ground herbs and they were not only able to sample the contraptions but get sound advice on the best way to use them. This experience is only possible offline at an event such as this. As a parting gift they each received a DynaVap VapCap M. Sometimes it pays to be curious.

By 21:30 this old man was ready to hit the hay. I set off on my chilled out free “cruise” over the expanse of water to space port NDSM after enjoying what could well have been the best “work do” ever.

Vape Night is presented by Coffeeshop Amsterdam Café and VapoShop every Thursday evening from 19:00-21:30 at the café which is situated on Singel 8.

Author: Bill Griffin (@organicbill)

Image by @cannamelier


Vaping vs. smoking

Add this one to your list for 2019: smoke less, vape more

The start of the new year seems to be as good a time as any to reexamine old, ingrained habits and see if there are better, healthier or more efficient ways to enjoy life's pleasures. When evaluating the ways you administer medicinal herbs, you may want to delve a little deeper into the specifics before making any rash decisions. In this article, we will answer the question that’s probably been in the back of your mind for some time: does it make sense to cut back on smoking your herbs and start vaping them instead?

Even though many medicinal substances are traditionally ingested orally, bypassing the digestive tract is in many cases a good idea. Any substances you swallow will be broken down by your liver as it travels through your body with only a fraction of the active components actually reaching the bloodstream. Smoking or vaping a substance allows it to sidestep this journey, making sure the majority of the active components reach your brain quickly and efficiently.

So, should you be smoking or vaping your medicinal herbs?

The main problem with smoking any substance, whether it’s man-made or coming from nature’s bounty, is that you inhale harmful byproducts that are the inevitable result of combustion. Vaping involves heating a substance without actually allowing it to combust, which is why vaping medicinal herbs is more healthy than smoking them. Also, the vapour produced by vaporizers is less hot and irritating which makes vaping easier on the lungs in the long run. Another interesting feature of vaporizers is that they also allow you to use liquid concentrates instead of herbs, which further reduces the intake of any lingering toxins.

Vaping herbs also significantly reduces the risk of destroying the active components of medicinal substances. Smoking a medicinal herb is highly inefficient because most of the herb literally goes up in smoke. Conversely, vaporizers produce just enough heat to extract the active components and to efficiently deliver them in gaseous form. It should come as no surprise then that vaping a medicinal herb will also save you a decent amount of money in the long run. Besides this, most vaporizers will allow you to set the exact temperature when vaping a herb, allowing you to regulate which active components are extracted and which ones remain solid.

Aside from health benefits, a boost in efficiency and the ability to customize the intake of active components, vapour from vaporizers generally smells and tastes just a whole lot better than smoke. Indoor vaping therefore becomes a real possibility as the vapour will not stick to your drapes or cushions and will have a similar staying power as the scent from an aroma diffuser.

Smoking or vaping - make up your mind!

Considering the multiple benefits of vaping, should you feel compelled to abandon your old habits entirely? Not really, nobody likes to be in an either/or situation and you should definitely smoke your medicinal herbs from time to time when you feel like it. Sometimes you are just not in the mood to set up your vaporizer or to tinker with temperature settings. Besides, the tactile sensation of preparing a herb to be smoked could be considered therapeutic as well. Generally speaking though, the arguments for switching to vaporizers are rock-solid and given the level of quality and reliability of vaporizers on the market right now, there is little reason for not giving them a try.

Which vaporizer is right for you?

VapoShop carries a number of vaporizer brands that will make the transition from smoking to vaping as smooth as humanly possible. TopBond stays ahead of the curve when it comes to quality and longevity and their vaporizers won’t break the bank either. The portable concentrate vaporizers supplied by Linx are as reliable as they are discreet. Some high-end on-demand vaporizers, such as the Ghost MV1, deliver vapour at a set temperature in the blink of an eye so you can switch between temperatures to your heart’s content. Other leading brands, such as DaVinci, offer a whole range of interesting accessories such as water cooling adapters for their portable vaporizers allowing for an even cooler vapour. DynaVap has developed a number of sleek, non-electric vaporizers with an ingenious mechanism that keeps your herbs from combusting. Browse our extensive range of quality vaporizers at VapoShop and don’t hesitate to ask us any questions you might have on finding a vaporizer that’s just right for you.


How to do a vaporizer burn-off?

Many of us have been there. You order a new vaporizer and simply can't wait to try out your new device when your vapemail arrives. You read the manual (as you always should), put your ground herb in the chamber and wait for the vaporizer to heat up. Excitedly, you take your first draw – only to find out that your vapour tastes a bit strange- not at all the way you expected it to taste.

This can be disappointing. However, we’re happy to tell you that even if you notice a funny taste there’s nothing wrong with your vaporizer and that the problem can easily be solved by doing a simple burn-off.

In this article, you can read all about why you should do this and how it’s done. You got this!

What is a burn-off (and why should I do it)?

With a burn-off you let your device run two cycles, heated on maximum without drawing from it. This way, you burn chemical residue or dust without inhaling it. A burn-off is just good practice as it serves both your vaporizer and your own health.

Just like any other electronic device, your new vaporizer was manufactured in a factory and has been in contact with different types of machinery. This can cause tiny amounts of oil or dust particles to get into contact with your device – and thus with the heating chamber. Every finished machine-made product is cleaned with a chemical solution, of which some residue can remain. This can leave a strange taste in your vaporizer. 

Especially oven-based vaporizers can have a bit of an ‘off’ taste and could do with a burn-off. 

What is an oven-based vaporizer?

How to do a burn-off (in 5 easy steps)

We recommend using ginger to do a burn-off, although using dried peppermint or sage would work as well. Using chamomile or lavender will leave a new taste that remains in the chamber for a while and is not recommended.

1. Charge your vaporizer fully.

2. Turn on your vaporizer to maximum temperature and allow it to run one cycle. If you have a device without an auto shutoff function, just let it run for five minutes.

3. Add ginger, peppermint or sage to the chamber.

4. Burn-off for another cycle.

5. Empty the ginger from the device and clean the chamber.

6. Run one more cycle at the highest temperature. 

Voila! Burn-off complete. You vaporizer is now clean and ready to be fully enjoyed. 


On-demand or Session vaporizers: What is best for you?

The number of available vaporizers on the market is ever- increasing. New criteria, new features, new categories. In this article we want gain a good grasp on a new distinction which defines the inhalation technique. We will look at the difference between on-demand vaporizing and session vaporizing.

It is our humble opinion that this is one of the main aspects to consider in the choice of a first time vaporizer purchase. Of course ideally one could have both an on-demand and session vaporizer, however this kind of expense is not for everyone's pocket. So let's look at the different usage styles to help you narrow down which model better suits you.

The main difference between these two techniques of consuming your dry herb, lies in the efficiency and the speed of the inhalation. This aspect determines whether you tend to enjoy full intense hits or rather a slow, continuous use over the course of a longer period of time.

Session vaporizing

In general terms it is logical to associate session vaporizing with conduction heating (occasionally with hybrid vaporizers).  This inhalation technique is characterized by a permanent heat emission until the herb is spent, thus the botanical material needs to be used all at once. A session cannot be interrupted half way, as the heating element takes some time to arrive to the configured temperature and then to cool down. By not continuing the inhalation cycle, one loses all the properties in the heating chamber, which continues to heat.

The dense, deep and continuous inhalation is usually compared to smoking a herbal cigarette. This similarity to smoking also associates this device to a more social, sharing session. However, these powerful hits are also attractive for medical users, who might need a substantial instant dose.

We take a quick look at the most popular and best-reviewed session vaporizers:

PAX 3:

The PAX 3 is a small, refined premium vaporizer that's interesting for all users, from first time vape owners to expert users. The discretion of this device is outstanding, proven by many well designed features that make its look elegant yet essential. Just to name a few, its haptic feedback feature, the lip sensor and the total control of the device through an app make this session vaporizer a top-end all-time favourite.

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DaVinci IQ:

A well elaborated high-scale vaporizer with customisable options and interesting innovations. This device is know for the incredible flavour of its vapor, which thanks to a zirconia pearl remains evenly distributed and fresh. The DaVinci IQ is configured through an app, allowing for simple use or an elaborate and expert experience through a “Smart path technology” temperature setting.

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Crafty:

A legendary device that just got a new update, making it more powerful and with a higher capacity. Crafty comes from a long line of first class Storz & Bickel vaporizers, which have created the perfect blend of devices both apt for recreational and medical use. Thanks to the unparalleled production quality, excellent inhalation efficiency, its hybrid heating chamber and its advanced cooling system, this vaporizer will please anyone looking for a full, flavourful cloud production.

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On-demand vaporizers

On-demand vaporizers are convection vaporizers, but not all convection heating equals to on-demand vaporizing. On-demand vaporizing is a more refined and controlled way of managing your session. Although, it should be mentioned that the inhalation technique of most on-demand vaporizers present a learning curve. The most interesting feature of these devices is that the herbs in the chamber do not continue to heat up in between hits. This means that there is no need to use all your herb at once, one bowl can be used throughout an extended period, even the whole day.

The chamber, comparatively smaller to session vapes, heats up and cools down very quickly, in the higher-end models, this occurs in under 10 seconds. This controlled heat is ideal for those who like to microdose their herb throughout the day, with small and continuous hits.

On-demand vaporizers are sophisticated and thus can be in the higher price range. However this could be compensated by the fact that all botanical material will be used in the most efficient and essential way, and all its properties will be released when you demand it. This results in no waste of your herbs.

Let's take a look at the most interesting and popular on-demand vaporizers on the market.

Ghost MV1:

This is the model that has popularized and validated the on-demand hype, a true darling of the vape connoisseur. With a unique designed battery and a power distribution system, the Ghost MV1 aimes for a maximum power to evenly vape the material in the crucible. Thus its production of delicious and dense vapour will keep coming when and where you choose. This portable beast, which can handle both concentrates and dry herbs does present a learning curve, but the precision of its operation is matched by some of the most outstanding aromatic vapour produced by any portable vape.

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Firefly:

The first popular high-end portable vaporizer, offering instant on-demand vapour. The Firefly is considered the Apple of vaporizers, for its minimalist design, its intuitive functions, sleek shape and advanced app. The aroma of its vapor is unrivaled, but it will take a few sessions before the inhalation technique is perfected.

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Sticky Brick Junior:

This fully analog, flame-powered vaporizer is not only beautiful to look at and precious to hold, thank to its solid wood body and glass tubes, but it is ingeniously engineered. In fact the herb will be heated only with hot air generated from the application of a torch flame and exclusively during inhalation. The Sticky Brick Junior is not only pretty and well built, and it offers some of the most aromatic and pure clouds of vapour yet seen.

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So that is our take on session and on-demand vaporizing. Two different styles, for different needs and uses. We hope to have helped you better make more informed choices, there is no absolute best vaporizer, there is just the best one for you, and we are here to help you find it.


Desenmascarando el mito del vaporizador de convección

La mayoría de vosotros escucharon acerca de los vaporizadores de convección y de los beneficios de usarlos. Puede ser incluso que algunos ya tengan uno, o estén pensando en comprarse uno. Aunque la convección se promociona como el método de vaporización de elección entre los aficionados de la vaporización, hay algunas cosas a tener en cuenta. Comenzando con: la mayoría de los vaporizadores que se reivindican como vaporizadores de convección completa no son vapes de convección completa.

En este artículo, primero explicaremos la diferencia entre la vaporización por convección y por conducción. Después de eso, desacreditaremos el mito de la convección de una vez por todas.

¿Qué es un vaporizador (de horno) de conducción?

La mayoría de los vaporizadores en el mercado se basan, esencialmente, en un horno. En este tipo de vaporizador, tus hierbas se calientan a través del contacto directo con el material caliente de la cámara de calentamiento ("el horno"). Este método de calentamiento directo por lo general proporciona unas caladas completas y densas. Los vaporizadores de conducción son relativamente fáciles de diseñar y producir, y por lo tanto, a menudo son más baratos que los vaporizadores de convección completa. 

Debido a que el material vegetal se calienta a través del contacto directo con una superficie caliente, es recomendable agitarlo un poco durante su sesión. Calentar las hierbas durante demasiado tiempo también podría correr el riesgo de "quemar" las hierbas. No se incendiarán, pero la calada será áspera en tu garganta y no sabrá muy bien.

Populares vaporizadores de conducción

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¿Qué es un vaporizador de convección?

El calentamiento por convección funciona de manera diferente. Un vape de convección técnicamente no debe vaporizar el material, hasta que el aire caliente se haya filtrado sobre él, extrayendo los componentes activos. El elemento de calentamiento en estos dispositivos está separado de las hierbas, por lo que el aire caliente que produce se filtra a través de la hierba o el aceite de una manera más lenta y suave. Esto evita la combustión y exalta los aromas de la hierba. 

Un vape de convección a menudo toma más tiempo para calentarse que uno basado en horno. También requiere una técnica de inhalación ligeramente diferente. Para obtener los mejores resultados, se recomienda realizar caladas más largas y lentas: uno será recompensado con nubes de vapor suaves, ligeras y deliciosas. 

Populares vaporizadores de convección completa

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El mito de la convección completa

Aunque a veces se comercializan como tales, la mayoría de los vaporizadores no son vapes de convección completa. Existen dos motivos principales para esto:

  1. Los vaporizadores de conducción son más fáciles de producir. Los vapes de conducción no tienen que ser tan avanzados tecnológicamente como sus homólogos de convección. Al fin y al cabo, es básicamente un horno. El horno se calienta, y cuando la superficie alcanza la temperatura de vaporización, 'horneas' tus hierbas. Incluso si tu dispositivo también utiliza calentamiento por convección; tan pronto como tu material vegetal se calienta a través del contacto con una superficie caliente, se convierte en vaporización por conducción.
  2. La convección cuesta mucho energía. Cuando inhalas, el aire que atraviesa tus hierbas se enfría. Por lo tanto, un vaporizador de convección tiene que luchar contra el enfriamiento del aire, lo que cuesta energía adicional y es bastante estresante para la batería y el sistema de calentamiento. Teniendo en cuenta los cálculos relacionados con la distancia, el calor y la velocidad de extracción, un vaporizador de convección al 100% es un dispositivo tecnológicamente avanzado, a menudo bastante caro.

Se afirma que muchos vaporizadores basados en horno son vaporizadores de convección. Lo que no es del todo incorrecto; muchos vaporizadores utilizan el calentamiento por convección, calentando el aire que pasa a través de las hierbas. Sin embargo, en la mayoría de estos vaporizadores, la cámara también se calienta, haciendo que parte de la extracción suceda a través de la conducción.

El único factor que define si se trata de un vape de conducción o convección, es si el material vegetal está en contacto con una superficie calentada para crear una sublimación. Si es así, no es convección.

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The Ghost MV1 vaporizer: a few tips and tricks to master its use

One of the latest and most talked about portable vaporizers to hit the market is the Ghost MV1. This is the first device released by the manufacturer Ghost, and with its outstanding design, innovative technology and fantastically futuristic look, this vape is here to create waves in the vaporizing experience as we know it.

However, the full beauty and benefits of this device are only really revealed after an operational learning curve is mastered. We are here to help you get the most out of your Ghost MV1 experience. These tips and tricks will help the new user build on the basic functions learned through the instruction manual.

There are different factors that influence a draw taken from the Ghost MV1 portable vaporizer: the dryness of the material, the selected temperature, type of material, coarseness of grind, draw speed and height of the stem. One of the most rewarding experiences in vaporizing is to actually get to know your device and how to combine and fine-tune all the elements that influence it.

Material

In any vaporizer, it is essential that you use dry material to vaporize. However, in the Ghost, it is even more the case. Any dampness in the botanical material will negatively affect the performance. The best way to make sure that the material is dry, is to grind it and then lay it out on a piece of paper, for about half an hour. This should ensure optimal dryness.

The dry herbs should be coarsely ground. A too fine grind could see some particles slip through the holes of the filter and enter into the air path of the vaporizer. As with most other vaporizers, the herb chamber, which in this case is a removable crucible, should be filled to the brim but not packed too tightly.  After filling the crucible it is recommended to slightly tamp down on the herb, making sure there is none spilling out. The perfect density of herb is also a result of some experience and experiments.

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Temperature

Another fundamental aspect of great influence on the performance is the temperature settings. For the best experience, it is best to start on the lowest temperature setting. This gets the first warm air through the herbs and starts the vaporization of the compounds with the lowest temperature extraction. By taking one or two draws at the lowest temperature, then two or three at the third setting and again finish it at the fourth or fifth temperature, you will achieve the best session. All the compounds will have been activated at the appropriate temperature, the fullest range of aroma will have been released, and dense and copious clouds of vapour will have been produced.

All of these aspects, the extraction, the aroma and the vapour volume, are in the Ghost MV1 of the highest quality. However, we do want to keep pointing out that to achieve such a high level of performance it is necessary to get to know your device.

In regards to the heat produced by the vaporizer, please be aware that the crucible does get really hot. In fact, it is not possible to touch it just after a session. It is a convection heating system and despite the materials’ low conductivity, the crucible and the lid still get very hot and need or cool down before being swapped or removed.

After a session the manufacturer recommends to open the lid and to blow on the crucible, or to draw through the stem without pressing the button, to allow some cold air to pass through the air path, cooling it down.

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A few more tips and tricks for your Ghost MV1

Ghost MV1 Battery

Upon receiving the Ghost MV1 a full overnight charge is necessary in order to be able to use the device. Another solution to this would be to purchase a fast charger. However, if this is not available, plug it in before first use and wait until the next day for the light to go off before use. Not performing this correctly can “damage” or “wrongly program” the battery and give a false full.

Ghost MV1 and Concentrates

The Ghost performs very efficiently with concentrates, make sure the Ghost is in concentrates mode and add your extract to the pad before placing in the crucible.

A few last notes

The Ghost MV1 is not a classical “portable vaporizer”. It is slightly more bulky than average, requires space and time to load and the power needed to operate it makes it more suitable as a home portable. In other words, not the portable vaporizer you would take to a club or a festival.

The Ghost MV1 has its own operating system that somewhat sets it apart from many normal vaping practices. It is important to know and understand it before using it. However, once this learning curve is achieved, the purity and power of the session are unrivalled compared to most other portable vaporizers.

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