How to use the Lotus Vaporizer

  1. Adjust the lighter flame to a 1/2"-5/8" (12mm-14mm) length. See the video at http://www.youtube.com/user/MaxJitter1?blend=3&ob=0
  2. Load the bowl loosely with ground material. Rap the stem against a surface to settle the material. Do not tamp it down.
  3. Put the vapor cap on the bowl.
  4. Hold the Lotus to your mouth with the vapor cap facing up. Hold the lit torch almost vertical with the flame tip touching the center of the hot plate.
  5. Preheat the plate to a slow count of four and then start to inhale. Inhale slowly enough that if you were going to take a full breath it would take to the count of 10.
  6. Move the flame in a small circle at the center of the hot plate.
  7. Continue inhaling until your lungs are half full.  (Clear the bowl of vapor by removing the torch for the last second.)
  8. Remove the Lotus from your mouth and fill your lungs with fresh air to prevent gagging.
  9. Note: The Lotus stops vaporizing as soon as you stop drawing on it.

Lotus illustration

 

Troubleshooting

Flame Length - The most important element to success is a 1/2" - 5/8" long inner flame; the distance between two points on the Lotus top plate

                                                          

A Clean Screen - Make sure it is not clogged. Remove the screen with a pin or sharp knife and heat it with the torch to clean it.