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How to Vape Concentrates

The volcano is great for vaporizing flower. It takes what would normally be a harsh smoke and turns it into tasty and easy-to-inhale vapor. This has been what has made it one of the top selling desktop vaporizers for almost 20 years! However, as great as the Volcano is, it can’t do it all.

With cannabis concentrates, a lot of people are wondering “How can I vape wax with a Volcano?” This is a great question that should be addressed immediately so that we can save your Volcano. This is because concentrates basically become a liquid while they are in the process of being vaporized. The type of screen that a Volcano uses isn’t meant for that type vaporization. The actual Volcano controller can become gunked up and cause some unscheduled maintenance on your unit.

It isn’t all bad though. There are a bunch of other vaporizers out there that ARE meant to handle concentrates. Not only that, each vape and bong is designed with different lifestyles in mind so you won’t need to look far in order find a vaporizer or piece that’s right for you (Other than the Volcano, of course)!

Higher Standards Heavy-Duty Beaker Bong

First on our list is the Higher Standards Heavy-Duty Beaker Bong. Even though the entire Higher Standards line is awesome, the Heavy-Duty Beaker Bong is my absolute favorite for concentrates! It has the classic bong look with the durability that only today’s bongs offer. So, while this bong might look like the one your dad used to use, it’ll certainly function way better.

The Heavy-Duty Beaker Bong features a removable stem and bowl piece with ice pinchers so you can get an extra-cool rip. It’s made of medical-grade borosilicate glass and has an extra-wide base, so this thing is hard to knock over. But even of you did, it won’t break.

Puffco Plus

Puffco vape pens are some of the best vaporizers on the market and the Puffco Plus is their best ever. Known at the ‘pocket nail,’ this pen is like having a dab rig with you everywhere you go.

The Puffco Plus features an innovative design that implements a carb cap, dab tool, and splash guard all located in the mouth piece. It’s designed to direct your concentrates to stay in the extra-large ceramic bowl that comes standard in the Plus. What’s more, this pen is coil-less so there’s no fussing with finding replacement coils after yours become caked in old, nasty oil.

It has three heat settings and has a Puffco exclusive innovation called Sesh-Mode. This is a feature where, when the button is double tapped, the pen will continuously heat for 12 seconds, allowing you to receive a full lungs-worth of cannabis without having to hold down the button.

Puffco Peak Vaporizer

Puffco make our list again, but this time with a vaporizer that should be in its own class. The Puffco Peak vaporizer is a desktop dab rig that has all of the functionally and ease of a vape pen, but in a bong. This allows users to enjoy vaporized concentrates at their own desired temperature without having to use their vape pen when they want to enjoy concentrates.

The Puffco Peak only take about twenty seconds to heat up and has a discreet temperature indicator so you can achieve the perfect hit every time. It even features a Sesh-Mode that will allow you take a dab, cool down the nail, and then bring it back up to your desired heat again. So, while the Puffco Peak might be on the pricey side, it’s totally worth it.

Now not everyone is going to be able to afford these awesome concentrate vaporizers and that’s okay. We have a list of some of the cheaper alternatives as well.

Hyer Big-E Rig Vaporizer

The Hyer Big-E Rig Vaporizer is an ingenious invention that allows anyone to do torch-free dabbing. This is different from the other devices on this list because you use the Big-E Rig vape to turn any bong into a torch-less dab rig. This gives you total control of what you vape concentrates out of, making your vaping experience much more enjoyable.

Yocan (R)evolve

Based on the best-selling Yocan Evolve, the Yocan (R)evolve is a whole new way to vape. This vape pen was designed with flavor and the user in mind. This easy-to-use pen features a low-temp, Quartz Dual Rod that heats instantly giving you a satisfying and tasty draw every time.

Yocan Hive

The Yocan Hive is the ultimate on-the-go concentrate vaporizer. It’s specially designed for liquid and solid concentrates and comes with an extra, empty cartridge that you can fill with whatever you want. It can vaporize anything you throw at it and will fit comfortably inside the palm of your hand for discreet vaping. You really can’t go wrong with this all-around concentrate vaporizer.