Cirrus Smoke Shop is dedicated to bringing the best American hand blown glass pipes and water pipes to Southwest Florida and Fort Myers. Along with our efforts to reach out across this great country for talented glass artisans both well known and new, we also want to tap into our local talent from around Southwest Florida.
We are actively seeking Borosilicate (Boro) glass blowers that can create their own unique style of pipes, water pipes, bowls, chillums, oil rigs and smoking accessories. We welcome anyone who produces these types of glass work to bring them to us for a completely free evaluation and pricing.
New to glass blowing? We would like to meet you too. We know that everyone has to start somewhere and if you feel that you’ve got the chops to compete in the burgeoning glass market, we want to help. Show us your work and we’ll help you discover what types of pieces sell the best and which ones hold and increase their value best.
Our goal at the end of the day is to have a showcase of local quality glass work on sale at all times. So whether you have a handful of pieces or and entire inventory ready for sale, we’d like to meet you and discuss the possibility of offering your unique style in our showroom.
How do we get started? That’s the easy part. You can either call us to set up a time when we can get together to look over your work and discuss your pricing and order quantities or you can email us pictures along with your contact information.
We look forward to seeing your glass work and beginning a long and prosperous partnership.
Cirrus Smoke Shop
12951 Metro Parkway Ste 16
Fort Myers, Florida 33966
At Cirrus Smoke Shop, we carry a complete line of the worlds best vaporizers. This includes several types of vaporizer including Table Top, Portable, Convection and Conduction. Many people who have never tried a vaporizer ask us “What is the difference between vaporization and good old fashion combustion?” We hope that this article will help you make sense of it all.
For starters a vaporizer is a device used to release the active nutrients of plant matter by releasing it’s therapeutic compounds. Vaporization is a healthier alternative to smoking because vaporizers heat the material at a much lower temperature (when compared to lighting the plant with a direct flame and smoking it) so that the active compounds and nutrients contained in the plant material produce an aromatic vapor (instead of smoke). Cirrus carries both convection and conduction vaporizers to suit your specific needs. Two examples would include the Pax by Ploom which is a conduction vaporizer and the Firefly a convection devise.
When herbs are burnt the plant material can produce numerous harmful by-products. Vaporization contains virtually zero particulate matter and significantly reduced noxious gases. By avoiding combustion (smoke), you are able to achieve the same desired effects or any given herb without the harmful side-effects of combusting and smoking it.
Vaporization allows you to utilize a variety of substances, including dry herbs, concentrates extracted from the herbs and e-liquids. The material you wish to vaporize will determine which type of vaporizer you should choose, because most vaporizers are designed for specific use to the substance that you wish to vaporize.
This makes choosing a particular model of vaporizer an important decision based on the material you plan on vaporizing most often. While most vaporizers have been designed to be specifically compatible with one material, multi-compatible devises are becoming more common. These units generally have separate heating chambers for each style of material that will be vaporized. A great example of this is the all new Haze Vaporizer. The Haze is the first of its kind portable dual use vaporizer, allowing you to vaporize dry herbs or concentrated material extracted from the herbs.
The temperature setting of the vaporizer is key to achieving the most efficient vapor production. There is a range in which the herb will begin to release its active ingredients and if the herb is not warm enough, no vapor forms. Alternatively if the temperature rises too far, the herb will burn (or combust) and defeat the entire purpose of vaporization, which is to eliminate smoke and odor.
Monitoring the temperature throughout the process of vaporization prevents the material from being overheated, which leads to combustion and smoke. Once herb has been vaporized the remains should be crispy and a brownish in color, NOT ash. If the leftover product is black or burned, you should select a lower temperature.
The standard temperature range for vaporizing dry herb is between 350° and 390°, however each vaporizer is different and has their own an optimal temperature. Finding the perfect temperature takes a little bit of trial and error because it can vary with the specific material being vaporized. Drier herb will begin vaporizing at a lower temp, whereas a moister herbs will need more heat to produce vapor.
We always recommend starting at a lower temperature and slowly raising it to release a range of effects as different active ingredients vaporize off with each increase. Everyone has their own personal preference. While many choose to begin with a lower temperature and taking long slow draws others still prefer a warmer vape.
A key piece to the vaporization puzzle is a good grinder. All vaporizers function best when the herbs are finely ground, because it increases the surface area of your herbs. This allows for better airflow as the heat travels through your herbs. While plastic and wood grinders will do the job, a good metal grinder is always more efficient and durable.
Your desired power source will also be a factor in choosing your vaporizer. Most portable vaporizers use either rechargeable batteries or butane. Table top vaporizers like the Silver Surfer, Arizer Extreme Q, Volcano and Easy Vape are plugged directly into a wall outlet. While a butane vaporizer like the Iolite Whisper can allow you the freedom from electricity, Battery powered vaporizers tend to be more efficient. Portables like the Pax, Firefly, Arizer Solo, Da Vinci and G-Pen Pro all have relatively quick charge times, usually under 2 hours. Some models like the Haze and Magic Flight Launch Box feature removable batteries that give the advantage of having spare charged batteries, while most portable vaporizers are designed with internal batteries that are not able to be removed.
Price can also be a factor. Vaporizers range from around $100 to $700 depending on make and model. Quality table top models usually cost between $200 – $700, while most recommended portables are usually in the $100 – $300 range. In my experience there are not a lot of vaporizers under $100 that will function at the level most people would find acceptable.
Whichever vaporizer you decide will work best for you it is extremely important to be sure that you are getting an authentic original equipment manufactured (OEM) product. China has managed to “knock off” just about every vaporizer on the market. These knock offs can be impossible to recognize for the untrained eye. In many cases such as the Pax, Firefly and Haze online sales are prohibited, so you can safely assume that if you find one on ebay or Amazon it’s a fake. A knock off version may save you a few bucks in the beginning, but with no warranty or customer support will leave you in the dark when it fails. Cirrus Smoke Shop takes pride in only carrying “OEM” products. You will never find a knock off on our shelves.
Our staff has several years experience with vaporizers so please feel free to stop by or call us with all of your vaporizer questions.
Cirrus Smoke Shop – Fort Myers, Florida