Archive for June, 2013
Today at the Glass House, we’re taking you back to the basics. You have your glass, your cigar, your pipe or your vaporizer – but by themselves, they won’t mean much. You have to light them up. And when smoking or toking, butane lighters are the cream of the crop, preventing that pesky lighter fluid from ruining the taste of your product.
Our friends at Vector KGM provide us with a number of lighters, including jet torch, table top, pipe, flint and more – but one of their standouts is the Nitro. The Nitro/01 and Nitro/04 are wind-resistant butane table top lighters with all the bells and whistles – flame guard, air control valve, continuous flame lock lever, safety lock, ignitor button and flame height adjuster. Not only is the Nitro known for its elegant and industrial design, but also for its nearly flawless performance. Just one use and it will certainly become your go-to for cigars or dabbing oil.
Naturally, because Vector is known for their butane lighters, they also carry butane refined fuel. Vector’s Quintuplus Refined fuel has been refined five times, making it some of the cleanest fuel available on the market.
The icing on the cake? Vector offers a limited, no proof 5 year warranty. No proof of purchase necessary, you can mail your lighter to them and they will service and return it to you within two weeks of the date they receive it.
You don’t have to take our word for it – check out any of Vector’s customer reviews and you’ll find that nine times out of ten, they receive five stars. Or, come visit us at either of our locations and try one out yourself.
Have your own Vector lighter? Tell us about it in the Comments section below or on our Facebook page!
To follow up from our last post, hookahs are available here at The Glass House for rent or for purchase. Today, we want to discuss an accessory for the more health conscious hookah fans – the Xhale Steam Stones. Deemed “the next generation of hookah,” Xhale Steam Stones are tobacco-free and make vaporizing possible through a hookah, giving their users the best of both worlds – the opportunity to enjoy a hookah with friends and avoid the carcinogens that come with tobacco smoke.
But how is that possible, you ask? When you’re ready to enjoy your hookah, place the stones in your bowl and cover them with flavor syrup. The syrup comes in flavors similar to shisha – mint, guava, rose, cherry, bubble gum and a variety of mixes. Cover the bowl with foil as you would normally, and place your heated coals on top. After about two minutes, the intensity of the heat should subside and the stones should begin steaming. You’re ready to enjoy!
While the Xhale Steam Stones contain no tobacco, they do provide 0.05% nicotine to give you that lovely buzz.
At The Glass House, it’s not just our job to help you find the smoke that’s best for you, it’s our passion. So whether you crave smoke or an alternative, a portable piece or a desktop piece, glass or a vaporizer, come visit us in either one of our locations (Dallas and Lewisville) and talk through your options with us.
Have you used the Xhale Steam Stones? Help our readers out by telling us your experience in the comment section below or on our Facebook page!
We’ve featured a lot of vaporizers on the blog recently, but today we’d like to to switch gears and talk a little more about one of our glass options. An ancient Middle Eastern tradition, hookahs are gaining popularity here in the U.S as a social smoking choice, appearing as entertainment at parties and even as an alternative to going to the bar.
Hookahs are ornate water pipes designed for smoking shisha, a flavored tobacco mix with molasses and vegetable glycerol. Shisha comes in several different fruit and spice-based flavors, so it even appeals to folks who don’t typically enjoy tobacco.
We have been discussing a lot of portable vaporizers on our blog recently, and today we’d like to feature another type of vaporizer. This is the Da Buddha™ Herbal Vaporizer-Electric Candle made by 7th Floor, which is a super awesome group of people located at the foot of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, CO (a state who knows a little bit about this industry). 7th Floor is fully dedicated to making their customers happy. They are, in fact, their own customer, using all of their own products and perfecting them as they go along. So you can be sure this is a product backed fully by them – and us.
Da Buddha “rivals all vaporizers on the market in terms of potency, flavor and value,” claims 7th Floor on their website, and we urge you to do the field research yourself to see if what they say is true. We do have to agree that Da Buddha is “perfect Zen.” The way it’s put together with quality materials and through the daily and rigorous testing by the manufacturers, this vaporizer is truly a superior product.
Another thing about Da Buddha is that it is designed to save you money. Essentially by using it, you will vaporize 1/3 to 1/2 of what you currently smoke now. This is not bull, it’s real. Combustion destroys around 50%-60% of the active ingredients. Because vaporizing does not do this, it’s like having twice as much tobacco!
Call or visit us at The Glass House TX to get yours, or tell us about your experience with Da Buddha in the Comments section below.
Vaporizers typically require oils because they’re easier to use without combustion, but when it comes to dry herbs and concentrates, do you have any vapeing options?
The Atmos Raw vaporizer is marketed as the first of its kind with the ability to use dry herbs and mixes. Like most portable vaporizers, it could pass as an e-cigarette or a pen. It’s lightweight and conveniently discreet, and it comes in several colors (black, blue, silver, purple and green).
At the end of the day, you have a lot of options when it comes to glass, vaporizers and other bells and whistles. You can count on the Glass House to help you sift through the products and make the optimal choice for your specific smoke and toke needs.
Today, we’re looking at Grenco Science, the first company to utilize a tank system designed for essential oils. For those of you looking for a vaporizer that’s not only effective but also elegantly designed, the G Pen may be your new go-to.
At first glance, the Grenco Science G Pen Personal Vaporizer looks like a sophisticated e-cigarette, making it as discreet as it is portable. At an affordable price, it includes a mouthpiece, the G Tank and a G Tool, as well as a wall charger, AC adapter and two essential oil containers (oils not included).
The 30-second video below illustrates how the G Pen works, using a wick system to deliver oil to the heating coil with a rechargeable lithium-ion quality battery. This heats the oil to just the right temperature below the point of combustion, creating a smooth vapor and saving you from the toxins that come with smoke. The quality of the battery allows several hours of use between charges.
To summarize its benefits, the G Pen is easy on your lungs, has virtually no scent, can travel with you almost anywhere, heats quickly and lasts for several hours. What else could you ask for in a vaporizer?
Beyond the G Pen, we love that Grenco Science™ prioritizes giving back to the community. They have established a Charity Series that donates a portion of their proceeds to various non-profit organizations as well as an Artist Series that collaborates with artists in the industry.
As with all vapes, the G Pen can still have a slight learning curve for those new to the tool, so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask us! We’re here to help. And feel free to leave your own comments and questions below or on our Facebook page!
With so many “smoke and toke” accessories out there, we want to keep you in the loop on which are the best options for your enjoyment, your health and your wallet. Today we’re back with another piece from Delta9Vapes – the O-PHOS portable essential oil vaporizer.
For those vape virgins out there, the O-PHOS is a user-friendly, budget-friendly place to start. Not only is vapor a much healthier alternative to smoke, but a full 2.4 ohm cartridge like the one provided by O-PHOS will give you up to 400 hits – definitely more convenient than packing a bowl every time you want to smoke.
The O-PHOS works similarly to the Omicron we previously featured, but is lighter and more compact. It looks like a pen or an e-cigarette, and it produces so little of a scent that you can smoke discreetly almost anywhere. The pieces are simple – a vaporizer and an empty cartridge for essential oils only. Filling your own cartridge can be tricky at first, but the fill tool provided makes it pretty straightforward. Pre-filled cartridges can also be purchased to use with the O-PHOS.
This device is one of the first of its kind to come with two charging options – a wall charger and a mini USB cord. Not only does its size make it completely portable, the ability to plug the USB into your laptop to charge adds that much more to the convenience factor. Another benefit? Rather than having to go through the hassle of removing batteries, the O-PHOS has a pass-through system that allows you to continue vaporizing while it charges.
Interested in checking out the O-PHOS or one of our other vaporizer options? Come see us, leave us a comment in the section below or visit us on Facebook! We’re happy to help!
Here at the Glass House, it’s for our benefit and for yours that we stay up-to-date on the latest smoking accessories. We’ve seen a lot of innovation in vapor technology recently, and want to share with you the latest from our friends at Delta9Vapes.
Whether you’re looking for a more convenient way to bring your stash on a road trip, or whether you’d like to be a little kinder to your lungs, the second generation of the Omicron personal essential oil vaporizer from Delta9Vapes is an incredible non-glass option.
About the size of a regular pen, the Omicron v2.5 Vaporizer can travel with you practically anywhere in a pocket, purse or in its own carry case. It’s completely waterproof and requires no flame, making it a healthier alternative to other products. Better yet, the Omicron eliminates scent, so you can smoke virtually anywhere and no one will smell what you’re baking (or vape-ing).
The Omicron includes…
- 1 Aluminum Shell
- 2 3.7v Batteries
- 1 Extract Cartridge
- 1 Aluminum Mouth Piece
- 1 Fill Tool
- 1 Battery Charger
- 1 Rugged Carry Case
- 1 User Manual
- Limited Lifetime Warranty with original receipt
Besides providing great vapor, what’s unique about the Omicron is its efficiency. Once your cartridge is full, the vaporizer takes only a few seconds to heat up, making your smoke break more convenient than ever. One cartridge holds about a gram of oil, giving you up to 400 hits.
Another bonus? You can use your own glycerin-free, additive-free oil. We admit that there can be a bit of a learning curve when it comes to filling your own cartridges, but using your own oil is a great benefit, and thankfully the fill tool provided makes the process pretty simple to pick up.
Have questions or want more info? Hit us up in the Comments section below or on our Facebook page!
When we say that we are your complete smoke & toke accessories shop, we mean it. At the Glass House, we not only carry the best glass pieces you’ll ever come across, we also carry everything else you might need for your smoking enjoyment. Today we want to draw your attention to a very cool product called the Cloud. It is a vaporizer pen that has many benefits over the cheaper, inferior versions of the same type of pen.
First of all, how does it work? The Cloud comes with three pieces: a mouthpiece, a heating element and a rechargeable battery. You pour your oil in, the heating element (which is really a coil wrapped around a small wick, or some type of fiber) heats it up, and then you smoke away. The Cloud markets itself as ”guaranteed to generate the biggest cloud you have ever seen. What makes it different from all the other vaporizers on the market is its effortless and simple design eliminating the mess of using wicks. The vaporizing element provides just enough heat generating a cloud that can fill an entire room.”
While that seems like a pretty bold claim (we’d love to see some customers’ pictures if you want to share!), here are some definite, concrete benefits to this vape pen:
- It is very small and completely portable. One online review said, “While some girls may have trouble fitting the unit in their short pockets, guys’ deeper pockets have no problem fitting it comfortably along with a cell phone. This is by far the best thing about this product and probably why it took the prize at the Cannabis Cup.”
- There is absolutely no learning curve involved in using it. It’s super straightforward and simple to use.
- The battery seems to last forever (1 to 1 1/2 days; then it only takes 45 minutes to charge).
- Whereas with some other vape pens on the market that tend to leak, this one is leak-free and therefore very clean and non-messy.
These are just a few of the stand out reasons why the Cloud Vaporizer Pen has been the consecutive award winning product for “Best Portable Vaporizer” as voted by High Times Magazine.
Let us know what you think of it in the Comments section below, or share your cloud photos with us on our Facebook page:
Let’s get something out of the way first. This little gadget, the Embur lighter, may seem quite pricey at $250 for one unit. There are plenty of average smokers out there who will have no interest in this product and that’s fine. Most of our loyal customers, however, are more selective about their purchases. You know who you are – you stay on top of the current trends and may spend a few extra dollars on quality products that are designed to add overall value to your life. You adore Sheldon Black and other high end glass artists. You are excited to try out a seemingly “extravagant” item because you understand that the extra expense will be well worth it.
Now on to the Embur. It is a completely innovative product. It is superior from all butane/artificial flame lighters in both HEALTH and TASTE. It is completely portable, and can hold its charge for an entire day. How does it work? Charge it up and the wand heats rapidly through its custom designed ceramic heating element. It is a windproof and butane free source of ignition.
Stoner MacGyver from Denver Westword’s MMJ blog recently reviewed the Embur and this is what he had to say: “It’s like a mini Lightsaber with a 1,400 degree glowing orange tip to incinerate anything it touches, be it evil miniature droids or bowls of OG Kush.”
He adds: “Because you’re not sucking a flame down into the bowl and incinerating everything instantly, you get a much fuller flavor from a bowl of buds than you would with a lighter.” (Source: http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/01/stoner_macgyver_embur_cordless_flameless_lighter.php)
Call Brad @ The Glass House to find out more about the Embur, or order one for yourself. You discriminating smoker, you.
If we want to get cannabis legalized in the state of Texas, we are going to have to join together in a big Texas way. This coming weekend, June 7-9, is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the movement as well as experience the energy and opportunity created when people join together as a community for one cause and purpose.
Please join The Glass House at the Texas Regional NORML Conference (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) in Fort Worth. There will be amazing keynote speakers, workshops, a screening of the new film American Drug War 2, a hemp fashion show, parties, and so much more.
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