Just How Efficiently Does The Volcano Vaporize Weed?

We’ve wondered from day 1 exactly how much THC is left in the ABV / AVB / Volcano Poo produced by our Volcano. Finally, we had the opportunity to do some semi-scientific testing. The results are surprising – there is much more THC in the already been vaped bud than I would have imagined.

Here are the details:

  1. We started with 2 grams of Golden Goat from our local dispensary, and finely ground the buds in a grinder.
  2. 4 samples were divided from the ground material, .5g each, with one reserved as a control.
  3. All 3 samples were vaporized at a setting of 6 (which equates to 190°c or 374°f) on a Volcano Classic with easy valve and a standard size bag.
  4. Method 1: Fill 4 bags.
    Method 2: Fill 6 bags.
    Method 3: Fill 3 bags, regrind with fingers, fill 3 more bags
  5. Samples were analyzed by LuvBud from Fort Collins, Colorado.

Unsurprisingly method 3 extracted the most THC from the herb. All of the methods completely extracted all the terpenes, which explains the rapidly declining flavor profile the further you go.

Bottom line, our most efficiently extracted sample still contained 48% of the THC available in the sample. Even after 6 bags with stirring in the middle, the potency of the leftovers is 9.34%. That means 1 gram of ABV of this strain potentially has 93mg of THC, which is nothing to sneeze at.


  1. fnordoom on March 6, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    what temps did u use?

    • Vapormaster on March 7, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Hi! We used setting 6 on a Volcano Classic which equates to 190°c or 374°f

  2. rstock on March 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    can you guys publish what temperatures you used?

    • Vapormaster on March 7, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Indeed, see reply to above comment. Updating article to be more specific. Thanks!

  3. rstock on March 5, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    that would explain why my first batch of volcano poo oil came out so intense, i used 30 grams to make about 30mL of oil

  4. GrapefruiT on January 25, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Wow that’s really interesting !
    thank you for these scientific-like results