VaporGenie pipes use a totally new concept to provide the 'sweet-spot' vaporization temperatures of 225-375 degrees.
The secret to VaporGenie pipes is the patented flame filter. The flame filter is located above your smoking blend (between the bowl and flame). In the classic pipes for example, the flame filter is located within the spherical wood top. The flame filter mixes heat from the flame with cold, ambient air. The flame filter is specially designed to mix the flame and cool air and provide vaporization temperatures of about 225-375 degrees.
The flame filter is also specially designed to withstand the flame heat for many years. It is made of high-purity silicon carbide, an extremely durable and nontoxic ceramic.
Ceramic filter is made of high-purity silicon carbide. Silicon carbide:
All plant matter contain oils, flavors and other desired compounds. Examples include nicotine and terpenes in plants such as mint. Vaporization is the process of heating these compounds to convert them to vapor so they can be inhaled. It's the same thing as boiling. Typically, these desirable compounds boil at about 225-375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In conventional combustion smoking, the aromatherapy blends are burned and the heat from burning vaporizes the flavor compounds. But burning also creates toxic tar and carcinogens. The byproducts of burning are the most dangerous chemicals found in smoke. Fortunately, these byproducts are only created at temperatures above about 450 degrees Fahrenheit. So, if aromatherapy blends are heated to about 225-375 F, but no hotter, the desirable compounds are released, and the dangerous byproducts of burning are never created. That's vaporization. Vaporization is healthier, tastier and more pleasant than conventional smoking.