Canniseur: I’m not a fan of vape cartridges because I don’t know what they actually contain. I am a HUGE fan of vaped flower though. For a while, vaping flower meant having something huge on your table. No more. There are lots of new bands in the market that make whole flower vaping a pocket-sized affair. This isn’t exactly pocketable, but it is a more compact form of vaping than a Volcano.]
Vaporizing has never been more popular than it is today. Between technological advancements in the field and a pandemic that’s made everyone think a little more about their lungs, the market for devices that vaporize flower, concentrate, or both, is booming
While there are a ton of e-rigs, vape pens, portable vapes, and table top set-ups that vaporize concentrate or flower, essentially the same technology and form is used over and over again. Most of the time, you’re better lighting up a bong.
The FlowerPot Vaporizer from New Vape is exciting because it delivers that top notch bong hit experience without combustion, giving the sensation of smoking without compromising your lungs.
In an industry awash with products that use flashy marketing to cover shoddy manufacturing, quality is as rare as innovation. Not only is the FlowerPot the most well-manufactured vaporizer I’ve ever used, it offers a totally unique and clean approach to consuming cannabis.
What is the FlowerPot Vaporizer?
The FlowerPot is a vaporizing system by New Vape that’s sold in a variety of bundles, all designed to be fully customizable, compatible with glass, and to deliver a vaporized bong hit heavy enough to rival a real one.
New Vape is a Florida brand known for the innovative and high-quality vaporizer systems they manufacture at their factory in-house. Having evolved from a medical machine shop in 2005, they applied their knowledge of creating stuff like titanium bone screws towards the cannabis hardware industry.
While the conceptual goal of the FlowerPot is to deliver a perfect bong hit without combustion, our set-up kicks it up a notch. For this guide, we’ll be referring to the Vrod Head, the most popular model, where you can take a vaporized flower bong rip and a concentrate dab at the same time.
How do you use the FlowerPot Vaporizer?
The FlowerPot is a highly mechanized device with many customizable set-ups and added accessories. How you want to design the device around the basic heating mechanism is up to you. Here is how to assemble the basic heating element and electronic system of the FlowerPot.
Assembling the FlowerPot Vaporizer
While assembling the FlowerPot may seem difficult due to its many small parts and long list of instructions, it’s actually pretty easy. To make this process as simple as possible, we’ve broken it into three parts: head assembly, bowl assembly, PID controller.
VROD FlowerPot Parts
- Heater coil
- Dish nut
- Vrod Head
- Vrod Diffuser
- Fasten the dish onto Head and secure with the dish nut.
- Screw the diffuser onto the Head while holding it against the coil.
- Shovelhead Post
- Shovelhead Body
- Insert screen into bowl until it snaps into place.
- Insert post into glass rig, then place the bowl on the post.
- Screw shovelhead body handle to tighten onto bowl.
The Flowerpot offers two options for PID controllers and coils:
- NV PID Controller
- Auber RDK300A PID Controller
- 20mm Coil for NV PID
- 20mm Coil for Auber PID
- Plug then screw the coil cord into the PID controller.
- Plug one end of the generic power cord into the PID controller, and the other end into the wall.
Using the PID Controller:
- Make sure the FlowerPot is safely mounted on the safety stand.
- Hit the red switch on the back of the PID.
- The display will read the current temperature of the cord, an ambient 80 degrees F.
- Use the up or down arrows to set your desired temperature. A good starting temperature is 650 degrees F.
- When ready, push the front power button. This will power the coil and begin to heat.
Using the FlowerPot Vaporizer
When using the FlowerPot, there are a few tricks to keep in mind for getting the fattest clouds, and the best non-combustion bong rip the vape world has to offer.
- Grind the weed, a lot. The finer the grind the better the hit.
- Allow 3-5 minutes for the FlowerPot to get to temperature, and five minutes at first to let the heat soak the device fully. (Device can be left on all day as long as it’s safely docked on the stand.)
- Go slow. The faster the air goes through the ground flower, the less hot it will be when it hits it, so it’s best to try for a slow to medium draw, vaporizing to the edge of combustion without coughing.
- Think of the FlowerPot as a big lighter: only add heat to the bowl when you’re drawing in. Be sure to always place it back on its safety stand between draws.
What’s the appeal?
The FlowerPot Vaporizing System is very much an at-home set-up, perfect for someone who’s a hobby cannabis enthusiast. The kind of stoner with deep pockets, lots of time, and a fiery passion for pot.
Taking a dab and a bong hit of vaporized weed is obviously very next level, but it comes at a price. The most basic FlowePot Bundle will set you back $370, and the Premium package comes in at a whopping $805. While I love my FlowerPot and use it almost daily, it’s still a little steep.
That said, the FlowerPot is not meant for the casual user, but it fills the definite void when creating a walkable bridge from smoking flower to vaporizing. I’ve entertained the idea of laying off smokables for a while, but hadn’t seen it as feasible in that most vaporizers suck. This is the only vaping platform that has ever gotten me as high as smoking has, making me feel like it might be possible to make the switch … someday.
Featured images courtesy of NewVape
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