Today, Rob reviews the Volcano Digit a Desktop Vaporizer. Is it worth the hype?
Volcano Digit Desktop Vaporizer
Storz & Bickel are famous for producing an array of top of the line vapes. Located in Germany, Volcano has been around for more than a decade. The Volcano comes in two versions: Classic (not as precise with regards to temperature control) or Digit (digital interface). It is a desktop, convection vaporizer that you can use with dry herbs or cannabis concentrates., and can only fill up bags. The Volcano has a reputation to live up to. Let’s see how well it does in today’s review.
What’s in the box?
Among the vape community, the Volcano is rumored to be the producer of an amazingly tasting, vapor-producing, bag filling machine. Here’s what’s in the box:
- 1 x Herbal Grinder
- 1 x Instruction Manual
- 1 x Air Filter Set
- 1 x Easy Valve Filing Chamber
- 5 x Easy Valve Balloons
- 5 x Easy Valve Mouthpieces
- 1 x Easy Valve Liquid Pad
- 6 x Easy Valve Normal Screens
- 3 x Easy Valve Clips
- 1 x Cleaning Tool
How to use the Volcano Digit?
This thing is no joke, it is a hefty desktop. After doing some of the research on the Volcano, I find the most people are using around 0.2-0.7 grams per load. It depends on what temperature you are vaping at and what size bag you are filling. Keep in mind, that when filling your herbs, not to overfill. Overfilling the chamber can cause too much resistance and can create issues. There are two buttons on each side of the digital temperature controls: air flow on/off & heat. I really enjoyed the digital control because it allows you to hone in on your perfect temperature for whatever product you are using.
The bags range from 2 gallons/ 8 liters to 3 gallons/ 12 liters. The bag makes a lot of sounds as it fills up. If you are trying to be quiet at the house or in the garage, this is not the machine. Also, if you leave a bag for too long, it can pop. They sell different valves and bags from the manufacturer, which is great, but it can get costly. Like all of you other toys, make sure to take care of your stuff and keep it clean!
Heating up I find it took 3 minutes or slightly longer. Not too big of an issue, just something to think about. It is a refined machine and great things take time to make. The flow rate of the air pump is 12L per minute. Which if I’ve done the math correctly it will fill an 8L bag in under a minute.
The only real drawback I find is that it can ONLY fill bags. I have attempted running it through a water pipe via attaching a whip (I connected tubing from the nozzle to a water pipe adapter). However, due to the design of the air path, you will have significant resistance if you were to try this yourself. Which shows me that the tolerances built within are outstanding.
I tried turning the pump on using the same setup. Bad idea. That motor is powerful. Talking about water shooting out of your pipe. I needed a towel.
It is also noted that you should let the hot air flow through for at least 5 seconds, giving it sufficient time to heat up. But if you forget, it just becomes party mode.
So, this valve and filling system brings a little contention for me. It does an amazing job at vaping your product but you need to develop a technique at shutting of the pump, taking the bag off, inserting the mouthpiece, and removing the chamber of the Volcano Digit.
The Volcano Digit retails right now from Storz and Bickel for $600 for the Digit and $480 for the Classic version. It is an amazing machine. The quality and efficiency that the Volcano produces have been well earned. Thought the cost of this device is enough to make people cringe, but look at how well it does the exact thing it was designed for.
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