The NewVape FlowerPot vaporizer is extremely unique and well-made, I love products like this. It was designed to work with an e-nail controller and a glass rig, and what’s extra cool is that it’s pure convection heating. Bonus: You can vape both flower and concentrates in this thing, very well I may add.
UPDATE SUMMER 2018: I just posted my updated NewVape review showcasing their newest FlowerPot VROD setup, check it out:
The VROD is now my favorite kit that they offer but I like and recommend the ShowerHead kit equally as much, they’re both excellent with just subtle differences.
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Here are a few pictures of my new setup, and if you keep scrolling you’ll see photos of my previous setups as well:
VROD Review video transcription:
This is the main bowl that goes into your glass rig. Then you have the VROD head, this is the part that gets hot and generates the heat to vaporize your material, and then that is the carb cap that goes on top.
It is made in the USA of Grade 2 titanium. So let’s take a look.
Let’s see the original FlowerPot I reviewed in late 2016, and this newer one, the VROD, is quite an improvement and progression from the original one. They also sell a ShowerHead model now which is fairly similar. They’ve been hard at work making it even better, stronger, and more robust with better airflow.
All of the parts are machined very intricately, and they are a pleasure to look at as well as a pleasure to use. Now that you’ve seen it let’s check out how it works. The easiest way to use this is the way I’m showing you now. You set the PID or the controller to about 650 degrees, you let the head heat up for a few minutes, you put about ~0.2 grams of flower in the bowl part.
Then you put the head onto the bowl. You take about a 6 to 10 second draw, then take the head off. That is the simplest and most straightforward way to use this vape. However, there are other ways to use it as well.
The FlowerPot is for both flower and concentrates. You can dab wax right on that top piece there which I will show you. The controller or the PID unit is on the right there, that’s where you set the temperature. Then it has the cord coming out attached to the heater with the handle, the heater is the part it gets really hot. And then I have the 18 mm bowl piece in my glass rig.
You should stir your herb every few draws, but if you do you can expect nice even AVB at the end.
Here’s that PID or email controller, it’s a very simple one. You’re basically only going to use the up and down arrows and the power button on the front. It has that 5-pin connector in the back. This is their custom email handle with the hemp cord wrapped around it. The enail coil that they use for the VROD and the ShowerHead is 20 mm, an it comes with a 25 mm Quartz dish for the top.
These are the actual components of the VROD. These are the airflow holes in the bottom and this is the VROD specific carb cap. Now this is a little demonstration of how to set up your bowl piece when you first get it. It comes in three parts, so first you’re going to stick the slide into your glass rig. Then you’re going to take the bowl piece and place it right on top, then screw in the handle and then take a thin tool thin metal tool, put it through that hole and give it a turn so that it’s nice and tight. The bowl should easily and smoothly go in and out of your glass rig as you are using it.
There are a few screen options for the bowl: stainless steel, titanium and double weave titanium. I would try all of them if you can, you might notice the subtle differences between them.
Now in this clip I lowered the temperature on the controller to about 595 and I’m going to use the carb cap on the top, but I still only have flower in the bowl. So when you use the carb cap with flower you can vape it at a lower temperature. Some people like to keep the temperature of the coil as low as possible and that is what vaping with the carb cap allows you to do. Again, I do recommend stirring every few draws to keep it nice and even.
The cool thing I like about the VROD is that it works so well without the carb cap. When I use the ShowerHead, the other version, that one is also excellent but I do find myself having to use the carb cap a lot with flower to get the same amount of vapor. If you plan on vaping concentrates in it at all I would definitely get the carb cap.
Now I’m going to do a twax hit or a double decker, where I’m going to do a dab on the top with flower in the bowl underneath. It’s kind of a unique thing that this vape can do, how well it works vaping both materials at the same time, the flower and the oil, so I do like to do it here and there ;) I would experiment with it if you can but watch out because they’re super strong!
After using concentrates on the top or doing dabs on it, just set it aside and then take a cotton swab and swab it out while it’s still warm, right after you’re done just swab it out and that’ll keep it cleaner longer.
They also offer a silicone carbide dish or SiC dish, it’s cool and it’s the same size just a different material to vape concentrates and instead of quartz or titanium. I like it, I think it might actually be my favorite material to dab from now.
In this clip here I have my temperature kind of high at 650 degrees but it vapes it like a champ. Lots of vapor and the taste is excellent, I would do it again. NewVape also offers glass bowls that you can use instead of the titanium one. They don’t make these but some people like them, they say that it maybe enhances the flavor a little bit. I don’t mind them, I like them too, I just find that they get a little dirty here faster and you can see the buildup in them so I kind of prefer the titanium only because I feel like it matches the kit.
The last few photos here are of their ShowerHead. The other version that’s very similar it just looks a little different.
Overall the NewVape Flowerpot I think is an excellent desktop vaporizer, I highly recommend it. It’s easy to use, super strong vapor, very tasty – you can’t go wrong.
Thanks very much for watching, if you have any questions hit me up on the forum, and stay up!
UPDATE 10/17: NewVape has updated their FlowerPot components and they’re now even better and nicer than the ones I show in my review video.
Check out these new pictures I took below, the first few pics are of their new Shower Head and the other pics are of the standard sized head but with the quartz dish on top:
Hot air is all that heats your herb, and they’re calling it a “twax” vape because you can actually use it to vape both flower and concentrates, even at the same time, which is quite an experience.
As you can see in the pic above, this was designed for use with a glass rig, and they happen to sell the rig I show in my review which works perfectly with the FlowerPot.
You can use any glass piece you want with a standard 14mm or 18mm connection, male or female. They offer two different bowls or “FlowerPots”, a male body and a female body, and each one is universal in that it will work with any 14/18mm rig.
Check out my full video review below, it’s about 5 minutes long and I show a few clips of me using it in there:
It’s a relatively simple concept how it works, and aside from the enail controller box there are no other electronic components.
What you’re paying for with this one is the quality of the materials used and the attention to detail with which it is manufactured – the stuff feels like it’ll last forever.
The enail controller box is not the special part, it’s a pretty generic one that’s nothing fancy but it does the job.
I wouldn’t consider the enail coil itself to be anything special either, which is why you don’t have to use theirs, but what is very cool and unique is the enail handle they make with aluminum and hemp wick.
It’s function is to keep your handle cool and it does a mighty fine job of that, in addition to it looking and feeling great.
Vaporization occurs inside the chamber where the “head” and the “pot” meet. The ONLY non-titanium part of the vapor path is the brass screen at the bottom of the bowl, and as far as my senses can tell this doesn’t affect the flavor or purity of the vapor at all.
In my video I show you exactly how I use it, but basically you pack a thin layer of herb inside the FlowerPot and attach it to your rig, and then when you’re ready to take a draw you pick up the heated head and place it on the pot.
You only keep the head on top of the pot for a few seconds while you draw, and right before you finish pulling you take the heater off and clear the vapor from your rig.
In between draws you need to keep the hot head somewhere, so they make a couple of custom stands to keep it on while it’s hot, one of which is the “FlowerPot Tray Base & Lid” I have that doubles as a storage container for used and unused herb. It has a post labeled HOT on one side and a cleaning spike on the other side for clearing out your bowl (make sure it cools down first, be careful!).
Now if you really wanna go crazy you can also vape herb and wax at the same time with this by loading some flower in the pot and then putting the head on top and doing a dab. This is pretty intense, so take it slow.
When vaping flower only it’s a super pure convection experience. The head piece gets so hot that when air gets pulled through those nine holes on top it gets super-heated right before going through your herb.
You’ll need to play around with the temperature settings on the enail controller because even though NewVape recommends starting at 800°F I think you may want to start a little lower to avoid any accidental combustion while you learn how to use it.
The higher the temp the faster it’s going to heat your herb and the faster you’ll have to hit it. Temps on the lower end allow you a little more time to take a draw without the risk of overheating.
What I also like about this is the versatility with how much you load at a time. Most vapes have a specific amount of herb you should pack them with to get the best performance from them, but with the FlowerPot you can efficiently and effectively vape as little as 0.05g and as much as 0.5g.
The other great thing about on-demand manual heating is that you can take as few or as many draws in one session as you’d like, and the rest will be there waiting for you whenever you decide to finish it off.
Overall, I’d consider this a true connoisseur’s vape. The focus is squarely on the quality of materials used and the complexity of the vapor produced.
When you factor in the manual heating aspect you have a mighty fine example of a fully-controlled convection vape experience, not to mention that gnarly ability it has to vaporize herb and oil at the same time.
Click here to buy the FlowerPot direct from the official NewVape store. My favorite is the VROD which starts at $320 for the core parts. Make sure to use my promo code VAPECRITIC to get 5% OFF your entire order. They do compensate me if you use my code but I’m very serious about the quality of their products and I sincerely appreciate your support!
VapeRating: Tier 1 Top Pick