The Extreme Q from Arizer fills the features list with a wide temperature range, both whip and bag options, and a remote control! Dive into our quickstart guide to get up to speed and start vaping with your Extreme Q.
What's in the box
The number of parts and accessories may be a bit overwhelming but Arizer included everything you could need for your Extreme Q, and more.
- Extreme Q Vaporizer
- Whip with glass end and adapter
- Two Cyclone Bowls
- Two bags with glass end piece and o-rings (one bag tied, one bag not tied)
- Mini whip for bags
- Remote control
- Power adapter
- Aromatherapy dish
- Glass stir tool
- Two extra glass end pieces
- Extra screens
While you can control everything from the onboard display, Arizer went a step further and included a remote for your desktop vape. You can preheat it with specific temperatures, or with the remote’s preset temps from all the way across the room, change fan speeds, set the session timer, and even adjust the light settings. We’ll use the onboard controls for this first session.
Heat it up
Press the bottom left power button on the unit to fire up the heater. Use the up and down buttons to the right of the display to set the temperature to 390° F (199° C) for this first session. If you’re looking for thicker hits out of the gate, start out at 420° F (215° C). The red light under “Heat” will blink when it’s heating up, and go out when it’s reached your temperature. If you like thicker vapor from the start, place the cyclone bowl on top as it’s heating up to preheat it. Let’s get your herbs ready in the meantime.
The Extreme Q is pretty flexible when it comes to grinding your herbs, but we suggest a medium consistency for this session. Grind up some herbs and fill the cyclone bowl loosely, anywhere from a quarter to three quarters of the way up to the bottom of the black protective coating. Anymore than that, and you won’t get a consistent roast.
Hit the whip
The whip is great for long, drawn out sessions. Connect the end with the glass adapter to the bowl, and draw just hard enough to move the herbs around. Shoot for a good 10 to 15 second draw. The cyclone bowl is designed to toss your herbs around as you draw, to reduce stirring, but as with any convection vape, stirring can help. Drawing too slowly or too fast creates wispy, underwhelming vapor, so If you have trouble finding the right draw speed, grab the remote and press fan speed three for an assisted hit.
Blow up a bag
The Extreme Q is one of the few desktop vapes that lets you choose between a whip or a bag. To blow up a bag, pack the bowl as before, attach the mini whip to the bowl, then plug the bag’s mouthpiece into the mini whip. Turn the fan on, either level two or three, and fill up the bag. The vapor can get harsh the longer it sits, so don’t fill it with more than you’ll use in five minutes. Once it's filled to your liking, turn the fan off and remove the mouthpiece from the mini whip. Use your finger to cover the hole, or you’ll lose some vapors.
After you’re done with your session, turn the heater off and clear out the bowl and whip of any leftovers. It’s easier to do this while it’s still warm, but be careful not to burn yourself. The black protective coating will be warm to the touch, but the glass below will stay plenty hot for a bit.
Find your settings!
The Extreme Q performs like a champ when you get all of the details in place. Different grinds, packs, temperatures, or draw speeds can drastically change your sessions. If you want a gentler, flavorful session, lower the temp and take softer draws. If you’re looking for massive clouds that’ll make you tap out, raise the temp, pack in a little more herb, and take longer hits. Mess around a little bit, and find your ideal setup that works best for you.