The Classic Vapor Brothers Reinvented
We’ve got another legitimate ball-vape for the masses to show you! Vapor Brothers, makers of the nearly 25-year-old box vape for weed, has added balls to the mix for the kind of hits we’re looking for. This is a good option for someone who wants a ball vape but doesn’t want to mess with a glass bubbler. (Although you can attach the whip to a bubbler if you like.)
Nostalgia sells, and Vapor Brothers is banking on it. If you’ve ever taken a hit or more off the Original Vapor Brothers dry herb vaporizer, the VB1.5 will transport you back, but with a mean uppercut. From the outside, not much has changed. The box is the same size and shape as the original, and it uses the same accessories to connect you to your high. But a closer look at the glass heat exchanger should warn you there’s more here.
Just look at that beautiful, phallic heat exchanger loaded with balls! The Vapor Brothers ball design is more orderly than most. While most ball vapes have a cavity randomly filled with balls, the Vapor Brothers 1.5 has all its balls organized in four orderly lines. Two lines on top and two lines on the bottom sandwich a flat ceramic heater. The originaly Vapor Brothers had a cylindrical heater. This heater looks really different. The question is, does all that organization change the hit?
Tips and First Impressions
We’re still early on in the test for this one, but here are some thoughts so far.
- Lightly tamp your herbs when you load the bowl to hold them in place. Like the original, The VB1.5 angles away and downward from you, and some of your herbs could tumble down and touch the heat exchanger. You can also start your draw as you attach the whip to the vape.
- The heat can build up in this vape if left on for a long time. If you come back to it after a little while, you can turn the temp down just a tad to account for it.
- This vape has a wide temp spectrum for both flowers and concentrates. Vape your dry herbs on the left side of noon and concentrates on the right.
- I load my bowl with a scoop, because I’m like that. But an easier way is to suck your herbs up into the bowl. Hover the bowl above your herbs and suck on the whip!
Here’s some eye candy while you wait for us to start the stream Friday night!
Pick from the ceramic screen (left) or the mesh screen (middle). Extract Disc is on the right. Mesh screen has more air flow and is harder to clog. Ceramic screen is for purists.
If you want to vape extracts, insert the disc into the bowl. The discs have production variances, so be careful. This one got stuck in this position. I removed it by pushing it out from below.
The ceramic screens can clog easier than the mesh. Fresh one on the left. The one on the right was after two nights of use and is ready for a clean. Tasted great!
Here’s the temp guide from the manual. In general, Nine til Noon is for flowers, while Noon to Three is for concentrates.
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