Storz and Bickel Plenty Vaporizer Review

June 21, 2019 Dry Herb Vaporizers

Storz and Bickel Plenty Vaporizer Review

It’s Big Daddy Smoke Review Friday! Today is for the Storz and Bickel Plenty Vaporizer review, which is another amazing vaporizer from the makers of the Volcano.

Specs:

Dimension: 6.1″ x 8.9″ x 2″ (15.2 cm x 22.6 cm x 5 cm)
Weight: 1.5 lb (0.68 kg) plus power cord
Capacity: 1 gram
Voltage: 110v
Heat-up time: 3 minutes
Temperature settings: 266°F-396°F / 130°C-202°C
App control: None
Use: Dry herbs
Oven type: Convection with conduction
Vapor path: Metal coil
Draw Resistance: almost none
Warranty: 3 years
Big Daddy Smoke Price: $236.55

The Storz and Bickel Plenty vaporizer

Pros:

  • Excellent vapor quality.
  • Highly durable, no fragile components.
  • Good chamber size for long or group sessions.
  • Easy to use, no learning curve.
  • No special vaping techniques due to added conduction vaporization.
  • Concentrate pad helps you add oils with your herbs for a more profound vaping experience.
  • No draw resistance.
  • Strong vapor.

Cons:

  • You have to press the button to fire up the unit and keep it at the set temperature.
  • The rustic design may not be appealing for some.
  • Long heat up time.
  • Dependance on an outlet for vaping.
  • You need to attach the cleaning brush to the screw hole located at the bottom right side of the unit if you prefer to keep it standing up.
  • Can get hot if used for long periods.

The unit

The Storz and Bickel Plenty vaporizer is a fantastic vaporizer. It’s a handheld desktop vaporizer, which makes others call it a portable home vaporizer. The unit is made of high-quality, durable materials made with German precision engineering. It’s designed to last long to give you years of exceptional vaping experience.
When you get your Plenty dry herb vaporizer, you will get:

  • 1 x Storz & Bickel Plenty vaporizer
  • 1 x cooling coil
  • 1 x mouthpiece
  • 1 x filling chamber
  • 3 x normal screens
  • 1 x concentrate pad
  • 1 x long tubing suction
  • 1 x short tubing suction
  • 1 x cleaning brush
  • 1 x Storz & Bickel grinder
  • 1 x user manual

Storz and Bickel Plenty anatomy

The vaporizer has a solid feel to it, thanks to the thick material. At the front, you’ll see the analog temperature gauge as well as the control indicator. On the left side of the vaporizer, you’ll find the power switch, as well as the temperature adjustment wheel. The auto-off release handle is wide enough to fit large hands, allowing for easy grip.

What’s different about the Plenty is that it has ridges at the sides. These serve as ventilation slots that help keep the unit from getting too hot to the touch. Some describe the design of the unit as something similar to a power tool than a vaporizer. However, if you look at all the vaporizers made by Storz and Bickel, you’ll notice that they don’t concentrate on aesthetics. They pay attention to efficiency and practicality of their vaporizers. Regardless of the appearance of the Plenty, you’ll be surprised to find that it’s one of the most effective and flavorful vaporizers in the market.

One of the features that you need to note of with the Plenty is the cooling coil. No other vaporizer has a cooling coil that is as dynamic as this one. As the vapor travels through the coil, the thermal transfer happens so you’ll get vapor that is cool to the throat compared to other vaporizers. Of course, that will mean that the coils themselves will heat up. You can feel the heat when you touch it after using it for a while. The coils do cool down easy after a few minutes when not in use, so you won’t have to worry about your vapor getting too hot during a long session.

Using the Storz and Bickel Plenty

Using the Plenty is easy and does not require a lot of know-how.

  1. Plug the unit to an outlet.
  2. Remove the Plenty vaporization unit from the body and twist off the filling chamber housing.
  3. Fill the chamber with ground botanicals up to the upper edge. If you don’t want to vape too much herb, fill it halfway and place the concentrate pad on top.
  4. Attach the filling chamber housing to the vaporization unit and screw the piece back on the Filling chamber threading.
  5. Switch on the device by pressing the power button at the side and press the release handle.
  6. Set the desired temperature.
  7. Wait for the vaporizer to heat up. It takes about 3-4 minutes to reach the maximum temperature.
  8. You’re ready to vape when the pilot light beneath the gauge at the front turns off.
  9. Lift the unit by using the handle and draw from the mouthpiece.

The reason why you need a full chamber or the concentrate pad is that you tilt the unit at an almost 90-degree angle when you vaporize. This will cause the herbs to fall down the chamber, creating an empty space. You’ll get hot air instead of vapor, and that’s not what you’re after with the Plenty. A full chamber or the concentrate pad will keep the herbs flat for even vaporization.

Control

You have 7 temperature settings with the Storz and Bickel Plenty:

  • 1 – 266 °F (130 °C)
  • 2 – 288 °F (142 °C)
  • 3 – 310 °F (154 °C)
  • 4 –  311 °F (166 °C)
  • 5 – 352 °F (178 °C)
  • 6 – 374 °F (190 °C)
  • 7 – 396 °F (202 °C)

If you look closely, these temperatures are quite low compared to the Storz and Bickel Volcano. However, these temperature ranges are just enough to help you extract the right amount of compound from your herbs. You won’t get precision control the same way you do with a Volcano Digital, but it still gets the job done. You can adjust the dial until you get the right temperature that will suit your taste.

The Storz and Bickel Plenty vaporizer does have a cool-off feature. If you don’t use it for several minutes, the unit will cool down and even shut off. This is a useful feature if you need the unit constantly plugged in for round-the-clock medication. A simple tap on the auto off release handle will start the heat up process. However, depending on the temperature setting, you may need about 3-4 minutes again to begin vaporizing.

The long, winding cooling coil helps bring down the vapor temperature for smooth, easy vaping.

Vaping experience

What’s good about the Plenty is that it does not require special vaping techniques — no need to do gentle puffs. If you draw too hard, the unit will give off a warning beep to tell you that the chamber is cooling off from your preferred temperature. Compared to other vaporizers, the Storz Bickel Plenty comes real close to the actual smoking experience. There’s no need to change your draw style, and the clouds you get can be pretty massive compared to other vaporizers. There’s no draw resistance whatsoever, so you can vape comfortably at your leisure.

The wide chamber helps the Plenty vaporize your bud efficiently. When you dump out your vaporized herbs, you’ll see that they are brown, not black. You get to enjoy the full taste of your herbs, something that your discriminating palate will appreciate. There’s also no problem with the vapor production. You can get massive clouds with each vape, which will satisfy the needs of any cloud chaser.

Now, remember that we said that Storz and Bickel Plenty has a capacity of 1 gram. This is a lot to use for a single person, right? However, it’s convenient for those who need to get strong medication from their herbs. Also, if you’re the type of person who enjoys vaping with friends, you definitely need to buy Storz and Bickel plenty. The capacity is enough to last a good sharing session with friends as you enjoy a movie or a game.

Maintenance

Regular cleaning of the parts is required to keep the unit operating at an optimum level. All you need to clean the Plenty are the cleaning brush, paper/cotton towels, Q-tips, warm water, and 90% alcohol. It may be a bit tedious to clean the unit since you have several pieces to deal with. However, since you’re dealing with vapor, you don’t have to do much cleaning compared to using a pipe or a blunt. You can use it for a long time before you clean the parts.

The Plenty dry herb vaporizer by Storz and Bickel is one of the best handheld vaporizers you’ll ever have. It’s a highly underrated vaporizer that can rival the function of other portable vaporizers. If you’re after the function of the Volcano but want the convenience of portability, we highly recommend that you buy the Plenty. It does come with some disadvantages like the prep time and the hot parts. Still, if you’re looking for a reliable and effective vaporizer that can last for years, the Plenty is the one for you.

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