Vapshot FAQ

What makes Vapshot unique?

Vapshot is designed to allow you to experience the fun parts of drinking alcohol while minimizing the bad parts. With Vapshot, you can have a great buzz all night with a much lower chance of having a hangover the next day. At 1/60th the amount of a normal shot of liquor, Vapshots may even mitigate the possible health issues stemming from the consumption of alcohol in liquid form. Other social effects of Vapshots may include decreases in drunk driving, resulting in a reduced number of auto accidents and saving lives.

Why does a Vapshot only last 20 minutes and why is it a better way to enjoy alcohol?

Vapshot (vapor only) contains very little alcohol, but enough to give you an instant buzz and make you feel like you just drank a liquid shot of alcohol, but because it’s just a fraction of the amount, it only lasts 20 minutes. People may think that is a bad thing but in reality it’s a good thing. Each time you take a drink, the alcohol level in your blood is increased. When this happens you feel a buzz or rather a more intense sensation. However in drinking, since the alcohol stays in your body for hours, you have to keep drinking larger and larger amounts to feel a buzz again, essentially you have to keep upping the ante to reach the next level. This is exactly how people over consume and become sick or get a hangover the next day. With Vapshot, you feel the buzz immediately and after about 20 minutes you are back at lower levels, which means when you consume another Vapshot you will immediately feel the buzz again. The idea is to experience the buzz and fun of consuming alcohol, not soak your body with it.

Will I still be able to taste the liquor using vapshot?

Yes. In fact, vapshot even helps bring out the flavor of the liquor. It make the experience much more aromatic and smooth.

Will using different types of proofs of liquor make a difference?

Yes. The higher the proof the stronger effect. Also the more flavorful the brand, the more flavorful the Vapshot will be. Please note an 80 proof Vapshot will produce about a .04 level on a breathalyzer test. If your tolerance is higher than that, you may want to use a higher proof alcohol in your Vapshot machine. Bars and clubs are typically using alcohol between 100 and 190 proof.

What is the operational noise level of the Vapshot system?

A: When the Vapshot machine is on it is silent normally. When you use it to serve vapshots it will be about 55db, which is similar to a normal conversation, in other words, pretty quiet. Then, when done, it goes back to being silent, even while it’s on.

Just how much liquor is in a Vapshot?

1/60th of a 1oz shot equating to 0.49 ml is injected into the serving bottle, which is then partially vaporized for each Vapshot. While it is possible to reach up to a 0.08 on a breathalyzer, which is the legal limit, Vapshot is not designed to dramatically increase over that. If you are someone who usually do not feel the effects of a single shot of alcohol and require several to feel the effects, Vapshots will be no different, but will only last about 20mins in duration. This again is to provide you the ability to regulate your consumption of alcohol more precisely.

How can so little alcohol have an effect?

Vapshot introduces the alcohol directly into the blood stream through the lungs, which is very efficient. Normally when you take a drink, it has to go into your mouth, down your throat, into your stomach, then intestines and finally into your bloodstream to your lungs and brain. That takes a long time and a whole lot more alcohol to have the same effect.

Can someone overdose on alcohol vapors from Vapshots?

That’s highly unlikely. Even if you consumed a Vapshot (vapor only) every 10 minutes, it is still way below the set safety levels detailed by OSHA for inhaling ethyl alcohol. In fact the OSHA standard provides for increasing higher levels of ethyl alcohol inhalation for eight continues hours, which would be nearly impossible for Vapshot to exceed.

Can I take multiple Vapshots one after another and get really wasted?

Each Vapshot only lasts about 10 to 15 mins. It leaves the body much faster than drinking so it’s hard to accumulate a lot of it like it is when drinking. If you are trying to consume one after another, by the fifth one you are consuming, most of the first one is already out of your system.

What's your response to the concerns of some doctors about inhaling alcohol vapors?

What the doctors are concerned with is large volumes from machines that provide a continuous stream of alcohol vapors, our products cannot do that. At 1/60th of a 1oz shot per Vapshot, there is really no excess.

Are there any calories in a Vapshot?

Yes, but since a Vapshot is about 1/60th of a 1oz shot of liquid alcohol, it only has about 1/60th the calories also.

Can I use other bottles and parts not from Vapshot, with the Vapshot system?

No. Vapshot serving bottles are custom designed. We had to develop and patent that for it to work. Use of products not designed for Vapshot will void all warranty and support.

What's the best way to enjoy Vapshot?

For a video explanation, see our Learn More page.
1.) First of all treat the Vapshot serving bottle as if it were a bottle of Champagne when opening. Never point the cap end at a person or pet! It is best to cover the cap with the palm of one hand and twist the bottle. The easiest way is to twist the bottle half a turn to loosen the cap and then another half turn to pop the Vapshot.
2.) Please confirm that you are getting a thick bottle of vapors after popping the serving bottle. It should turn the inside of the bottle totally white.
3.) When inhaling the Vapshot, make sure you put the straw into the bottle all the way; otherwise you are just sucking in a lot of extra air, which is like watering down a normal drink.
4.) When you inhale, make sure you do not blow it back out like a cigarette, if you do, then all the vapors will go out and not get into your lungs. ​
5.) The best thing to do is breathe in through the mouth and hold until you feel the shot, which can take up to 10 seconds, and breathe out through the nose. It is not necessary to inhale the entire serving in a single breath. Multiple smaller breaths will also be fine.

What needs to be done to maintain a Vapshot system?

Vapshot is a sealed system so nothing can get in. Once it is out of liquor, you can unscrew the internal container cap and just add more liquor and then reseal it. If you want to change flavors, just pour in one liter of warm water and use the gun to rinse it out and it’s ready for the next flavor. Vapshot is very easy to use and low maintenance. If you use really sweet drinks that have a lot of syrup in it, the head and injector of the gun may get clogged up. You can unscrew that, rinse it out and then it’s ready to go again. The bottles can be washed using normal dish washing detergent in the sink at home or like bar-ware in a bar or club. Please note: DO NOT WASH IN HEATED DISH WASHING MACHINE!.

How fast can a Vapshot machine make a vapor shot?

To serve a Vapshot, insert the injector into the bottle, press the button on the gun and count to 15 for the Vapshot mini or 5 seconds for the commercial version of Vapshot, then it’s ready to be served.

Is it possible to overfill the Vapshot bottles?

No, the Vapshot machines are all self-regulated and will not allow the serving bottles to be overfilled.

Can the Vapshot machine be used with wine or beer?

Vapshot cannot be used with beer as it will spew everywhere when opened because of the carbonation, but it will work with wine.

Why does the Vapshot system cost what it does?

We use medical and food grade components to meet our desired safety levels. We simply did not want to cheap out on this because it’s for human consumption and needs to be as safe as possible.

What is the warranty and support for Vapshot machines?

All Vapshot machines come with a one (1) year warranty and one (1) year technical support. See the full documentation about warranty and support here.

What is the return policy for Vapshot products?

Vapshot mini machines can be returned within 7 days after receiving the products. A 25% re-stocking fee will apply and shipping charges will not be eligible for a refund. The customer is responsible for returning the product back to us in the original packaging with all included accessories. Vapshot commercial machines, and accessories including consumables such as injection nozzles, serving bottles, caps and straws are not returnable for refund.

What if the product is defective?

Vapshot can elect to repair or replace the product at its sole discretion. If DOA, Vapshot will pay for Ground shipping both ways, otherwise customer is responsible for shipping to Vapshot and Vapshot will be responsible for return Ground shipping to customer. Upgraded return shipping will be an additional charge. Returning products MUST be shipped in original shipping packaging, otherwise contact Vapshot for replacement packaging. A fee of up to $250 will be charged per replacement shipping package (crate for commercial version). If a product is damaged during shipping, Vapshot can elect to repair or replace the product at its sole discretion. After completion of claim with carrier. If a product is lost during shipping, Vapshot will replace the product at no cost to the customer after the claim process has been completed with the carrier. All products returning for refund, repair or replacement must have a RMA number issued by Vapshot. Unauthorized returns will be refused and shipped back to sender freight collect.