Simple technology that lets medical herbs users blow off the THC (using the fan at specific temperatures) and so you’re just left with medicine that’s rich in CBD without having to buy special strains of herbs like Charlotte’s Web (which is sold out everywhere and very hard to come by). This medical point can’t be overstated for users who need this medicine daily: people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) or Epilepsy will really appreciate this one-of-a-kind feature.
“Earlier this afternoon I found myself in a position where I needed to medicate, but couldn’t be high. So what did I do? I loaded the Herbalizer and turned the fan on at 415F until I didn’t see any vapor blowing out. Then I upped the temp to 445F and filled a bag. It effectively medicated my body with minimal cerebral effect. Thank you, Herbie.”
Control and consistency
Control is only one part of delivering consistent temperature. The Volcano can’t react like Herbie’s fine heat sensor, because as the bag fills, or as you pull air using the whip, Herbalizer smartly detects minor changes in temperature and makes micro adjustments, so you’re getting very consistent and dialed in heat to match the airflow. This is where the nickname smartvape comes from, because our friend Herbie is the first vaporizer to maintain such tightly consistent temperatures; this is a medical-grade feature you expect from hospital-quality equipment.
Herbie temperatures can be tightly controlled between 290F and 445F, but the huge deal is how Herbie responds to temp changes in airflow, no matter the speed of inhale, the temperatures are so precise you can target specific herbs based on their boiling points for really dialed in medical effects ranging from uplifting mental highs, to balanced in the middle, to intense body highs.
“Having the laser-like temperature control opens up some exciting possibilities, such as boiling off compounds at 350F using the fan assist and then vaping only the higher boilers, isolating precisely the desired compounds and effects. It could be done before, but not with this level of precision and repeatability. More than any vape I’ve used before it felt like I was using a scientific instrument or medical device. Or maybe a Star Trek prop. Vapor production from the unit was excellent. Extremely consistent, dense and flavorful.”
The high-pitched fan isn’t silent, especially if you’re used to silent vapes like the Magic Flight or Pax, but it’s hard to call Herbie noisy, the Volcano is much louder vs the Herbalizer. Regular use requires light but regular cleaning of the tubes and bowl to keep things humming along smoothly. Not a big deal, but other vaporizers with fewer features require less maintenance.
Here is a nice summary of cleaning the Herbalizer. I’m writing an article about how to properly clean Herbie for maximum efficiency.
“Herbie is a snap to clean. Bags don’t get cleaned and re-used. I use the same bag on Volcano for almost a year now. When bags are done serving purpose and are retired they are great to clean and reclaim. The other parts use Iso… The chamber itself should not need cleaning unless abused. The way it heats lets you empty it of dry abv, and there is not tackiness left. You can use Iso wipes.. or an Iso rinse, but nothing there needs to be “soaked” in Iso. The silicone whip, after pulling out any beads of resin from inside, can be rinsed and agitated in Iso (not soaked), and then washed out with dish soap and hot water before being rinsed well and vacuumed dry. Some folks love to whine about “Soap… yucK!”, but those are the steps I take and my silicone and all tubing lasts longer than anyones that I know. Invariably folks in person say it feels and tastes clean too.”