MiniVAP Glass Core: convection, conduction and density

MiniVAP Glass Core: convection, conduction and density

Hello miniVAPers!

Here more information about MV GC, its beginning and usage.

The MiniVAP Glass Core (also called MV GC) was developed in 2014 by Hermes Medical after its release of the MV Decarboxylation Kit in 2013.

glass core inside

Some customers suggested including glass in the MiniVAP, so higher temperatures would be reached and decarboxylation would be easier. The result of this was a new heating air-path which:

  • Integrates a mixture of a convection-conduction core. Considering that glass has greater heat conductivity than Teflon. The glass air-path leads up to the loading chamber subjecting the herb to a continuous/passive source of heat.
  • Provides a stronger extraction and more density. The GC is a core that can be calibrated to higher temperatures than the standards*.


After some trials and a warm reception, MiniVAP saw answer to the customer’s suggestions.

Hereunder some tips that will help you with de usage and maintenance of your GC. 

  •  The glass air-path absorbs more energy, so heating times and power consumption are slightly higher.
  •  Clean the GC regularly, especially if you put the herb directly into the loading chamber.
  • Conduction heating increases decarboxylation in some active ingredients, so the effects might vary a little bit.


We hope this information will help you with your user experience.

-The mV Team-


*Send us an email if you would like to experiment with higher temperatures in your gc or if you wish to update your original tc to gc.


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