D.I.Y Alcohol Vaporizer

Vaporizing alcohol is a fairly new form of alcohol administration; it involves heating the alcohol until it begins to evaporate at around 78 Celsius or 173 Fahrenheit. When the alcohol reaches this temperature, vaporization occurs. D.I.Y alcohol vaporizers do exactly this. Ethanol, which is the type alcohol contained in most alcoholic beverages, is released as a vapor. Ethanol is produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeast and is basically the stuff that gets you drunk.

Home-made Alcohol Vaporizers

There are products on the market already that are specifically designed to vaporize alcohol: the Vape shot and Vaportini to name a couple. These products are custom made to heat and release alcohol as a vapor ready for inhalation. They are pretty novel at parties and make for some great fun. The Vaportini is a very simple design. It consists of a pint glass, a glass condensing globe and a heat source (e.g. a tea light or candle). They are very reasonably priced and probably safer than making your own. They make pretty good gifts and can be lot’s of fun if used properly. You can replicate the Vaportini and its components in the method shown below.

However, you can quite easily make a D.I.Y alcohol vaporizer at home – all you need is: a glass(preferably a pint glass), a tea light candle, a knife or fork, a straw, a jam jar and something to make a hole in the top of the jam jar lid. Oh and alcohol of course! Something strong – I like to use vodka or a nice white rum personally. If this is to complicated see the beer can vaporizer its by far the quickest and easiest method.

Although making an alcohol vaporizer is cheap and pretty easy to do with things you have lying around the house, it really makes sense if you have a spare 50 bucks just to order direct from Vaportini. At least this way you know 100% you are gonna end up with a product that works and is designed to do the job. Please note I am not affiliated with Vaportini in any way, I do not work for them and I think if you have the practical skill you can easily improvise a device to vape alcohol. Vaporizing times is not currently monetized in anyway. If you want to buy a Vaportini click the pic below.

 

vaportini pieces

Vaportini components. What you need to make a Vaporitini.

6 Steps to make an alcohol vaporizer

Step 1: Make a hole in the jam jar lid, just big enough for the straw to fit through.
Step 2: Put a shot or two of alcohol in the jam jar.
Step 3: Put the jam jar lid back on the jam jar.
Step 4: Light the tea light and place at the bottom of the pint glass.
Step 5: Put the knife or fork inside the pint glass and insert the alcohol filled jam jar in to the pint glass. (The knife allows air to be pulled in to keep the candle burning).
Step 6: Heat to around 78c/173f or until you can see the vapor forming in the jar and inhale.

It is important that you make the hole in the jam jar lid before heating, otherwise it could explode! Remember alcohol is very flammable.

If you want an easier method just put some alcohol in an empty beer bottle or beer can. Heat the beer can or bottle until you see vapor, then stick a straw in and suck the vaporized alcohol up. Don’t drink too much as alcohol poisoning can be very serious!

How to inhale alcohol vapor

To inhale the alcohol vapor is very simple, you inhale the alcohol through a straw once the vapor has been formed. The Vaportini comes with a glass straw because if you use a cheap plastic straw it may melt. To inhale the alcohol vapor simply poke the straw into the alcohol vapors and draw in as much as you want. You can tell when the alcohol vapor is ready to inhale; as you will see it start to re-condense on the sides of the glass that the vapor is formed in. Take care though inhaling alcohol can be dangerous, the dangers of inhaling alcohol are outlined in the next paragraph.

Vaping alcohol hazards!

FIRE!!! If you have a bunch of drunk people inhaling alcohol vapor over a naked flame, you don’t have to be that smart to realize that it could be dangerous. A nudge from a friend or passing out during inhalation of the alcohol vapour could lead to serious burns. The danger is enhanced as ethanol’s flame is almost invisible in bright natural light but if its dark you will clearly see your friends face on fire!

If you are going to try and vape alcohol be careful! Even if you have spent money on buying an alcohol vape or made your own alcohol vaporizer. I guess though it is the risk you take if you wan’t to try and vape alcohol, you should realize that their are risks and not only from burns.

Alcohol vape poisoning

If you vape to much alcohol quite simply you will die. Alcohol poisoning occurs when you consume too much alcohol. If you drink too much alcohol your body has a way to cope with this and I am sure most of you are familiar with it, simply you throw up. However this is not fool proof and if you drink too much alcohol you can still die. There are also other ways you can die, choking on you own vomit or an accident related to being so out of control of your body are other ways.

The thing is, when you vape alcohol your body can not regurgitate the inhaled alcohol, as it by-passes your stomach. This can easily lead to some form of alcohol poisoning. Alcohol poisoning is not always deadly but it can damage your body in various ways. Alcohol poisoning has a detrimental affect on your liver, kidneys,stomach,brain and eyes to name a few and no long term research has been carried out to the affect it has on your lungs when inhaled. So basically alcohol poisoning is pretty bad for all of your vital organs and no one knows what will happen long term if you vape alcohol.

Please note this is just a guide on how to vape alcohol and what you should be aware of if you are going to try and make an alcohol vaporizer. Vaporizing times holds no responsibility for your actions and any advice or information acted upon in this article is at your own discretion.

Vaping e-medicines

Electronic smoking: vaping, atomizing or vaping e-medicines is not only a possible future for treating illness, it is a reality for every current person who vapes. Announcements have been made that e-liquid sale and distribution will be regulated as a medicines by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

The MHRA

The MHRA will be the body too oversee the regulation of vaping e-medicines, reporting back to the UK government on findings regarding the safety of both e-liquid and vaping devices.
The MHRA is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK by ensuring they work and are acceptably safe.
The MHRA also umbrellas the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD); the MRHA is the executive agency for the Department of Health.

An account of the three agencies’ role is outlined here by MHRA chief executive Ian Hudson in this so-called transparency video. It is worth noting the roles and the field of expertise that the other two agencies bring – the NIBSC and CPRD – as they will also play a hand in the overall regulatory decisions expected in 2016.

E-cigs Regulated as Medicine

The current reasons being given for the MHRA regulations are to do with product safety of e-liquid and vaping devices, as well as to try and tackle the problem of under aged smokers picking up the habit.

“ This move has been widely welcomed by medical experts and officials, as tighter regulation will ensure the products are safe and effective. Until this happens, e-cigarettes are only covered by general product safety legislation, meaning they can legally be promoted and sold to children, and we cannot be sure of their ingredients or how much nicotine they contain. The MHRA will not ban the products entirely during this interim period, but will encourage e-cigarette manufacturers to apply for a medicine licence.” (source)

Above is a statement made on the official NHS website explaining the reasons for, and initial effects of the proposed regulation of e-cig manufacturing and sale as medicinal products.

Post 2016, E-cigarette medicine licence

After the 2016 regulations come into affect, and with medicine licenses in hand, e-smoking manufactures could theoretically carry on with the sale of regulated vaporizing products. The medicinal licence makes it easier for other e-medicines such as vaped Ibuprofen and Paracetamol to come onto the market as the MHRA and NIBSC already regulate this industry. This partnership would speed up safety research and decision making into e-meds as there would be no requirement for extra licences.

E-medicine Revolution

Although little information has been released about e-medicine trials, research has been conducted using vaporizing technology as treatment for illness. Vaping medicines as treatment for flu, migraines and even cancer could be a social norm post-2016. Providing regulations and medicinal licences allow the development of e-medicine.

The evolution of vaporizing subsequently opens the door to pharmaceutical giants such as GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to compete in the vaping market. They would compete alongside the tobacco giants heading up the current marketplace, for example Philip Morris who have invested millions in electronic smoking and have bought out many smaller e-cig brands in a bid to secure their position as an international multi-corporate organisation.

Controlling Electronic Smoking

Control of this lucrative industry will be hard fought and most likely littered with allegations of bribery and corruption. When the free market links with the regulators, and government announces the results, it will be interesting to see where the vested interests of the decision makers lie.

Complete public transparency and a full public investigation prior to 2016 regulation is required as a matter of public interest. That in itself is a mammoth task as data transparency and corporate information is often very hard to obtain. It is difficult to know who will benefit from the law and product changes, but it is likely to include some current politicians and other members of parliament who have vested interests in.