26 03 15
Review of The Crafty Marijuana Vaporizer

The Crafty Vaporizer is the little brother vape of the Mighty Vaporizer. It’s one of the best selling cannabis vaporizers on the market and we’re going to take a look at the features and how it stacks up to other vaporizers.

Size of the Crafty Vaporizer

The Crafty Vaporizer is about the size of a pack of cigarettes. It’s significantly larger than the marijuana pen-style vaporizers, but it’s still very portable and small enough to fit into your palm. It’s perhaps a little too big to fit into a tight pocket.

Battery Life and Charge

There’s an internal rechargeable battery which takes about an hour and a half to recharge when it is fully dead. You can get about 45 minutes of use from a fully charged Crafty. This isn’t as great as some others out there that provide up to 90 minutes of use. The one good feature is that you can plug in the Crafty Vaporizer and use it while it’s charging. But you do need to have around 15-20% battery to do this.

The charger itself is a micro USB which is the same charger that most Android phones use and they’re relatively cheap and easy to come by. You can even buy car adapters for it.

Automatic Shutoff

A great feature that a lot of portable vaporizers have is an automatic shutoff feature for safety. A small issue with the Crafty is that it turns off after about one minute of non use. However, you can avoid this by simply hitting one of the buttons during your vape session. Hitting the button will restart the internal clock to another minute so that you don’t lose power. In the event that it does turn off, you just have to press the power button in and it only takes a few seconds to heat back up.


Herb Chamber

The herb chamber has a capacity of about .3. A great thing about it is that you don’t have to be too precise with grinding your herb extremely fine. There is a grinder included in the vape package, which is a convenience. To fill the herb chamber, you simply use the enclosed filling tool the helps you pack the herb pretty perfectly each time you use it.

Vibrating Function

This is one of the only herbal vaporizers with a vibrating function. This comes in handy so that you know the device is turned on. Also, you know if it turns off. If for some reason you don’t press one of the buttons in time for the vaporizer to time out and shut off for non use, it will vibrate, so you aren’t having to check the lights over and over to see if it’s off.

Heat Up Time:

From the time you turn on the Crafty Vaporizer to the time it reaches the default or normal temperature (356° F) is about 90 seconds. There is also a boost mode which heats to 383° F. You can control this temperature via an app for your Smartphone.

Review of The Crafty Marijuana Vaporizer

Draw Time or Vapor Intensity

The Crafty Vaporizer does require you to take about a 7 to 10 second draw or hit from it to get a decent amount of vapor. In testing, a 5 second draw only produced a light vapor.


Surprisingly, this vaporizer is easily disassembled for cleaning. The mouth piece snaps right off, and you can clean the rings inside fairly quickly.


The Crafty Vaporizer will cost you about $399.

Overall, the Crafty Vaporizer is a great portable vaporizer. While it’s not as small as a weed vaporizer pen, nor does it have nearly as long of a battery life as others, it’s a solid device. It also does very well with dry herb which is very hard to come by.

4 03 15
How to Use a Vape Pen

Vapor pens are everywhere in the public eye. If you’ve seen them advertised, or heard them mentioned in news stories, you might be interested in them, but are unsure exactly how they work. Many references to vapor pens assume that you already know all about them, and start out immediately touting the virtues of one brand of portable vaporizers over another without ever stopping to explain exactly how to use one.

Handheld Vaporizers Are Easy to Use

Handheld vaporizers are sophisticated devices, but their operation is not that difficult to understand when it’s explained in clear language. If you’ve seen advertisements for vapor pens like the Atmos Orbit, or the Arizer Air, they contain a lot of information that would be essential when you’re thinking of making a purchase, but don’t explain anything about how to load, use, or clean them. While the instructions for different vaporizer pens will vary, most units work in about the same way. Here’s rundown on how to use most vaporizer pens:

Vapor Pens Have Only a Few Components

First, make sure you have all the components that come with the vape pen. Now unscrew the tank from the battery. The tank on most portable vaporizers normally has some sort of screw lid that also need to be removed. Now activate the battery. The batteries of portable vaporizers have buttons that need to be pressed once, or several times in succession. It’s sometimes necessary to hold them down for a certain amount of time to activate the devices.

Always Shake the E-Liquid

Shake the e-liquid. The ingredients in most e-liquids can settle when not in use. You can now use a dropper to pour the liquid into the tank. The tanks are quite small, so be careful not to overfill. It’s time to push on the mouthpiece, or tighten it by screwing if it has threads. Attach the battery, and press the button to begin drawing vapor.

It’s important to turn off the battery when the vape pen is not in use. Whether you’re using a pencil unit like the Atmos Raw or cartridge-shaped units like the Iolite vaporizer, you can usually charge the battery whether the unit is on or off.

How to Use a Vape Pen

Vapor Pen Parts Are Delicate When Disassembled

Remember to be careful when handling the vapor pen parts when the unit is disassembled. Some parts are very delicate, and you should guard against cross-threading any of the parts during assembly. Once the unit is assembled, it’s much sturdier.

Don’t Forget Cleaning

Once you find the best pen vape for you, it’s going to be important that you maintain it by properly cleaning it. It will improve the lifespan of the unit, and it will make sure you’re getting the cleanest, most flavorful vapor possible. Most manufacturers recommend cleaning your vapor pens two or three times a week, but if you’re an infrequent vaper, once a week should keep the unit in tiptop shape. Cleaning is easy, and requires only Q-Tips and some isopropyl alcohol. Lots of handheld vaporizers are sold in kits, and come with cleaning tools specifically designed for the unit. Don’t ignore the contact points where the battery connects, but be careful not to damage them.

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Portable Vaporizers 101: A Newbie’s Guide to Vaping

One of the biggest fads of 2015 is the portable vaporizer. Simply put, a vaporizer is a device that you can put tobacco or herbals into along with water. It then heats up and creates a mist, similar to the steam coming off of a boiling pot of water. You then inhale the vapor to obtain the desired effect.

Benefits of Vaporizers VS Smoking

Vaporizers are a more expensive than the traditional filter method of smoking. However, you don’t have to use as much tobacco or herbals in a vaporizer, therefore your supply will last much longer. So, in the long run, a vaporizer can be a good investment (especially when investing a high quality unit such as the Volcano vaporizer)

Another concern that people have is the proven health risks that smoking provides. When you utilize a vaporizer, you are inhaling vapor rather than smoke. Since you’re also using less tobacco than you normally would by smoking in the traditional way, you’re taking in far less toxins.

Portable Vaporizers 101: A Newbie’s Guide to Vaping

Where can you buy a portable vaporizer?

The majority of people buy their portable vaporizers online. This makes the research process much easier. Once you read the reviews and make a decision on a vaporizer, you can head right to she online store to buy!

There are many websites that offer them at competitive pricing. Specialty tobacco shops may also sell vaporizers. Regardless of where you decide to buy one, it’s important that you do your research to make sure you’re not compromising quality for a better price. Nor are you getting an astronomical price for no real special qualities.

What to look for when buying a vaporizer?

For the most part, people go for the cheapest model, thinking that all vaporizers are the same. This is true for many different gadgets, the more that you can save, the better. It’s a different story when it comes to vaporizing. The one thing that you want to be sure to do is to read the reviews. See what other people have said. Keep in mind that some reviews could be paid endorsements from fake customers. So check a few different sites.

How much can you expect to pay for a vaporizer?

As with most things, the cost of portable vaporizers can vary greatly. A simple internet search will show you that the cost can go anywhere from $50 all the way up $399. The more expensive the device, the more features it usually has. Some vaporizers offer an automatic shut off, or a Bluetooth option that allows you to control the temperature from an iPhone or Android app.

For many people, especially frequent smokers, a portable vaporizer is a great investment. They are also sought out for their health benefits over traditional smoking. Should you decide that a vaporizer is for you, just be sure to do your homework. Read up on reviews. Ask your friends who maybe have a vaporizer. Decide which features are necessary for you to have. The more information you have, the better decision you can make. A good place to start learning more information would be to check out a list of the three top portable dry herb vaporizers.


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Volcano Vaporizer Review
For most herbal connoisseurs, the Volcano Vaporizer has always been the gold standard and best in class in the vaporizer world.
The product of precision engineering and assembled by hand in Storz & Bickel’s factory in Germany, the stainless steel Volcano offers the best vaporizing experience of of any unit this monster has ever tried. The Volcano is very popular with people who have a high tolerance, and there’s a very good reason…it doesn’t mess around when it comes to vaporizing.
Anyone that says a vaporizer doesn’t get you as medicated as a traditional water pipe hasn’t tried the Volcano.  You can obviously control the size of the bag and how much vapor you inhale, but folks, the sky’s the limit.
On top of that, the sexy vapor comes out of an elegant looking machine that I leave on display in my living room on the spaceship.
Cleaner and healthier than cigarettes, bongs, joints or other water pipes, the Volcano Vaporizer makes the process of getting medicated as easy and relaxed as the high itself.

Ease of Use: Volcano Vaporizer is super easy to use

First, plug in and turn on the volcano so it can heat up.

You grind your plant material with the herb mill provided.
If you get the (most common) easy valve version, an orange valve keeps the vapor secure and the bag tightly connected after loading herb. The easy valve is the easiest and quickest and thus the most common.  Both valves cost the same.
If you get the solid valve (more rugged; requires the occasional cleaning) you fill the bud up, put the press in, and connect the balloon.
Activate the volcano, and the bag begins filling with pure, smooth, strong vapor. You can control the temperature as you wish.
It comes with a pre-made ready-to-go bag, as well as a roll so that you can create your own balloons of any size. Personally I use the default bag size, but you can customize it for any application.
Volcano Vaporizer Review

Volcano Vaporizer Saves Me Money

Because the bag size is adjustable, hits can be as shallow or deep as you like. Unlike with a water pipe, you don’t have to inhale everything right away. If you have a big balloon made, you can take as long as necessary to use it up. It won’t go stale.
Thanks to the Volcano’s one-of-a-kind efficiency, you can save 15% or more in herb when you use the Volcano. Ask anyone who owns one: They’ll all tell you that they save a fortune, especially those who used to smoke blunts or joints and now swear by the Volcano.
The Volcano comes with a three-year warranty, though there are rarely any issues with them and I know people who have owned a Volcano for five years or more. Bags and screens are very cheap, and they’re the only items you’ll ever need to replace down the line.


Price. Some would call the expense a downside, but quality never comes cheap. Is your dream car cheap or expensive?
For me, the major savings in herb costs was the justification for spending some extra money and getting the best vaporizer available. I’ve never regretted it.

The Volcano Digit

There are two versions of the actual unit – the Volcano Classic, and the Volcano Digit.
The Volcano Digit allows you keypad-precise control of the burning temperature, as opposed to the Classic whose dial isn’t as precise. While this is a very cool feature, and the display is also very cool, it’ll cost you $130 more.
If cash is tight, you shouldn’t feel at all bad about opting for the Classic. Both versions contain the same internal components in terms of the heating element and airways, and let’s face it, that’s the important part when you’re inhaling vapor into your body.
And yes, for the record, I myself do own the Volcano Digit. But I’ve tried the Classic many, many times and I love both.

The Bottom Line

If you want the best vaporizer out there, you get the Volcano Vaporizer. Its superiority is virtually unchallenged anywhere in the vaporizer universe. There’s nothing on the market as well designed, constructed, reliable, or effective as the Volcano. Period!
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What is a Vaporizer?

The present vaporizer market could be a little confusing as a collection of models are giving a huge range of features at varying prices; but it is not necessary to be that confusing. You can select the best vaporizer for yourself by knowing which vaporizer suits your personal choices more among the available units.

People have be smoking and chewing on cannabis for addiction or medicinal reasons for at least a millennium. Vaporization which is a new system has turned to be a new way for people to take in the herb. Many traditional tokers desire an earthy joint or a perfectly made glass pipe. Vaporization is absolutely an effective way of consuming cannabis, healthier than smoking and getting loads of converts every time.

If you don’t care much about the health gains, understand that if a fine vaporizer is used rightly then it could increase your pot supply may be double the amount. You can’t disregard the fact that with great herb selling for even more than $400 for a bit in many places, you can’t let it go easily.

Many vaporizer models pay for themselves very soon counting on the level of consumption. Vaporizers let you to get extra ‘high’ per gram of cannabis, through more effective drawing of THC from the sample, and it leaves behind the dirty tars and other by-products obtained from the burning of vegetable matter. Current vaporizer market has exploded with number of designs that are now obtained among a huge range of prices and groups. You should keep in mind that selecting a vaporizer is not as easy as judging what is fine and what bad or even announcing the excellent design.

A huge range of models and technologies, out of which every single model presents its own merits and de-merits, contain the picture of the present vaporizer. One has to remember that the design best suited for a student living in one area would not be the same for a middle age housewife located somewhere else.

Heat variety: Conduction vs. Convection:

As there are a variety of mechanisms and form factors that you have to keep in mind in the present vaporizer market, there are mainly two important technologies that are used by almost all vaporizers; they are Conduction and Convection.

The Conduction model is also known as hot-plate. It works as follows: A sample of the marijuana is kept on an electrified hot-plate. The resin gets vaporized due to the physical contact among the heated-plate and the herb. Even though conduction models are not as effective as convention models, conduction vaporizers are usually cheaper and easier to carry about than the convection models. They also give better resin drawing rates than the movable glass and metal instruments which need physically applied blaze.

What is a Vaporizer?

The convection design is more advanced but is usually an expensive vaporization technology and includes sending a flow of hot air over the sample herb. This results the resinous glands that includes the psychoactive elements to start evaporating and thereby they start releasing their feel-good chemicals in the form of vapor. As convection delivers only resinous substances to the consumer, it is one of the best technologies.

Some of the famous convection designs are Mystifire, Vapezilla, Volatizer VM3, VooDoo, Vapolution, and so on. Convection designs are quite costly but good models can be purchased somewhere under $200.


You can say how effective or efficient a vaporizer is by seeing which vaporizer design obtains THC and other added active cannabinoids from a given herb sample. Ineffective designs would lead to wasted pot and would leave behind partially consumed buds to smoke or cook. Some of the most effective designs are: Super Vapezilla, Vapolution, Vapezilla, Mystifire and Volcano Vaporizer.


Vaporizers such as Vape, Dominizer, VooDoo and Volatizer VM3 have started to give more attention on the design and portability. In recent days depending on which aspect you give importance, you will have to deal with mobility for efficiency or the other way around.

Some times you will notice that the most portable design is the least efficient one. You should remember that this inefficiency is concerned with high-end models. With glossy movable designs like Erbo and Volatizer VM3 coming in market, the future seems to be brilliant for the portable high-end vaporizers.


There is nothing like the ‘top’ vaporizer. Take for example the Mystifire and Volcano which are considered some of the best; they would be a bad choice for a weekend campout. Vapolution, Vape and VooDoo would be a better choice if your campsite has electricity. But in case there is no power then you could think of using Solarizer or Erbo or even think of purchasing 2 hour cell pack for the Vapolution. If you are ready to spend more then you could always think about the lithium battery powered Volatizer VM3 which would cost you around 500 bucks and would give you ultimate satisfaction.

BC Vaporizer would be the better option if you are searching for a cheaper design which would cost you around $99, which is a conduction based design. You have many options with wide variety of prices if you are searching for a high quality convection based design. VooDoo, Volcano, Vapolution, Vapezilla and Mystifire are some of the suggested designs.

You could think of buying Vapolution and VooDoo that are convection designs and they provide great mobility, quite good design and also good extraction rates.


The vaporizer market is in a boom. Even more of efficient and cheaper designs will come in the market in a year or so. The industry would focus more on mobility. More sleek and handy design will come up especially helpful in travel with high quality convection-heating technologies. Conduction designs would slowly begin to vanish from the market as the best convection based designs have been trying to pull down their own price.

Group vapor lounges are becoming more popular in many smoking cafes and compassion clubs where designs such as Volcano, VooDoo and Mystifire are being used. These designs have brought the vaporization world closer.

Finally, to decide as to which the best vaporizer is is totally dependent on the people. It includes the person’s individual preferences, budget and so on. A person can think of spending as less as $40 on a Solarizer, or $99 for a BC Vaporizer or even $500 on a Volatizer VM3. Whatever design you opt, for the present toker, smokeless vaporization is definitely the healthy option.