Vapor Brothers Update
Vapor Brothers has intruduced the second incarnation of their awesome vaporizer with the GNES heating element.
unit has a completely custom designed heating element that they have spent over a year
designing and putting into production. The unit has brought their failure rate down from
7% to less than 0.5%! Other refinements have also taken place and a updated line of accessories including the
aroma bulb, mini whip and custom fumed, swirled and colored whips are all now available. This is great news. The only problem
we ever hear of people having,
was the heating element burning out after 9 months or so. These elements are said to be
truly awesome and very durable. Vapor Brothers has also added a mini-wihp to their product
lineup that is great for people looking to have fresh herbs on each whip load. The new
unit and mini-whips can be purchased from VaporWarehouse.com.
Not to plug their site any more than we already do, but they are the only ones who carry and
sell the Vapor Brothers units that we know of on line. More to come soon.
Who or what is Vapor Brothers?
The Vapor Brothers vaporizer came on
the scene some time in 2002 with a great herbal vaporizer that mixes style and
functionality at an affordable price. All of the Vapor Brothers units are hand made from cabinet grade plywood. But,
don't let the word plywood throw you off, if you don't know what cabinet grade plywood is, it is the same stuff that
the finest cabinets for high end kitchens are made out of. They look nice and they feel nice. Plus, the little guys
are very durable compared to most vaporizers on the market today.
It is a two piece unit with the heating element located securely inside the wooden base unit and the "whip" which is
made of glass and food grade plastic tubing. The base unit even has a cool light built in to the base for a little
"mood" lighting for your vaporization sessions. The whip is where you place the herbs (that you should really grind
using a Sweetleaf Grinder). The
beauty of the design is the simplicity. The whip gives the user much more control over certain variables involved with
vaporization. First, it allows the user to fine tune the temperature the herbs are subjected to. Sometimes you may have
the base unit turned up a bit too high and you want to expose the herbs to less heat, no problem, just draw air in
more quickly. This way the air drawn through the base unit increases and lowers the overall temperature the herbs
are exposed to. Another great feature (a by product of the flexibility of the vapor brothers unit) is the amount of
time it takes to heat up the base unit. If you turn the unit up all of the way, the unit will heat up in a minute or
two. You can then either turn the unit down to your desired setting, or use it right away and vary the temperature
using the airflow method described above, or by pulling the whip away from the heating element ever so slightly to
allow even more unheated air into the mix.
Below is a picture of the Vapor Brothers herbal vaporizer. The picture is just of the base unit. The whip is basically
a small glass piece with a screen in it attached to some tubing. You hold the glass piece up to the heating element seen
in the middle of the opening on the front of the base unit.
As you can see the unit is very compact. Measuring only 3.5 inches wide x 5 inches high x 6 inches long you won't even
notice it on your end table. Plus, as I said earlier, the fit and finish of the unit is very good.
Smaller and much more stable than most vaporizer units. Plus, it is much safer
from the limited amount of glass that is used in the unit. Even if the unit were to get crushed I would seriously doubt
there would be any problems with broken glass.
For those of you who are interested in the different models of vaporizers out there, I would recommend reading
the review done in January of 2003 at
They review 3 of the top selling vaporizers on the market: The Air-2 Vapir unit, the Vapor Brothers Vaporizer and
the BC unit by Rollies. Differnt heating methods such as convetion vaporization
and remote heating vaporization are discussed as well.
We hope this brief explanation helps you on your quest for information about vaporizers. We would like
to add that the vaporization of herbs has not been approved by the FDA to the best of our knowledge and
using any of this information or products listed in this article is at your own risk.