Arizer Extreme Q vape Review
HEAT UP TIME: 6.2/10
Plug the Extreme Q in, turn the power on, set the desired temp and wait. And wait. The device took over three minutes to heat up. This is due to the ceramic heating element, which is a tremendously dense thermal mass that takes time to achieve a completely stable temperature. As with all denser thermal mass, the cool down can take equally long. Up time is important when you analyze to buy vape online.
Heat Up Time (MFR): 3:00 minutes
Heat Up Time (SFW): 3:49 minutes
TEMPERATURE CONTROL: 5.0/10
Temperature can be controlled via the digital LCD display at the base of the front of the unit, or via the remote control. The temperature scale was highly responsive between set & actual temp, but, we found that the convective air temp did not equal the displayed actual temp – it was significantly cooler. In order to compensate, we had to goose up the temp. After letting the device settle, heat up, settle and heat up, we found that the readings on the display were just not accurate. At 350 degrees Fahrenheit, we could not produce any real vapor; at 390 degrees Fahrenheit, our weed burnt.
The glass on glass bowl-heating output stem is a nice touch, and alleviates the uncertainties with cheap plastic. However, the temp transfer or thermal conductivity takes a long time, and can be irregular over shorter duration usage. It is best to let the device heat up completely for maximum thermal efficiency and transfer.
As a forced air vaporizer, the Extreme Q’s multifunctionality allows users to features fill balloons and/or use a whip for direct inhalation. To use a balloon with the forced air system, attach the Extreme’s shortened whip to the black rubber end on the top of the cyclone bowl. When the Extreme’s actual temperature equals the set temp, place the cyclone bowl and mini whip together on top of the unit. Then, attach the balloon to the mini whip and turn the fan on. Balloon inflation takes about one minute. Vapor density is supposedly controlled by the fan speed — lower speeds are said to produce thicker vapor. We found little difference in the vapor density across fan speeds. Likely, due to the mediocre fan used in the forced air system.
For whip only style direct inhalation, first wait for the actual temp to reach the set temp. Then, attach the long whip to the cyclone bowl and place the two together on top of the tower. Begin taking long, slow, steady draws to pull convection over the herbal content. Or, use the fan for a forced air assisted delivery. NOTE: we suggest that prior to using the whip for direct inhalation, turn up the temp, and run the forced air through it for up to 15 mins to reduce that GOD-AWFUL NEW WHIP TASTE.
The cyclone bowl or, the Extreme Q’s herb receptacle is a tapered, double-sided glass bowl (think of a bar jigger made of glass). The cyclone herb receptacle bowl is open ended with a screen in the middle, with a black rubber/silicon wrap around the upper portion (where you place the herb). For best results, fill the cyclone bowl at least halfway.
SFW Etiquette Gurl: Is the cyclone bowl half-full, or half-empty? Or, more importantly, where’s the fresh weed? Philosophy & perspective come from many sources…
Kudos to Arizer for offering a lifetime warranty on their ceramic heating element. Additional parts and accessories like the LCD, fan, and other electronic components carry a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty.
EASE OF USE: 5.0/10…