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.
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.