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What Is The Difference Between A Large Glass Infuser And Kompact?

The large unit and the Kompact both have the same functionality and compatibility with 14mm adapters. The differences between the two units are listed below.

  • The Kompact is 30% the size of the large unit.
  • Height difference: Large is ~16 inches & Kompact is ~11 inches
  • Large Globe volume: 3 Cups vs Kompact Globe volume: 2 cups

Large: Reusable craft box with handle vs. Kompact: Custom fit, premium fabric travel case with handle and straps

How To Use

How To Use A Stündenglass Gravity Infuser

Fill with water through the hole in the body into the lower globe up to the visible shoulder of the glass. Attach the top globe, turn until just snug. Add material to your smoking bowl. Rotate the unit almost all the way and then ignite your material. When water starts to drain, smoke will be pulled into the top globe. When all water has been drained through the device, you can pull from the unit or rotate again to have all of the smoke push out to you for a contactless experience.

Watch the video below to see how to use the Stündenglass Kompact Gravity Infuser.

How Do I Fill My Stündenglass With Water?

Begin by removing the top globe by unthreading or turning it counterclockwise. Pour water in the drain hole, through the body into the bottom globe. Please stop filling when the water level reaches the top of the visible glass (bottom globe). Replace the top globe by threading in clockwise. Adjust until just snug. Do Not Remove the Bottom Globe From The Bottom Side when filled with water.

Where Can I Find A Diagram For Assembly?
How To Use A Stündenglass Kompact Gravity Infuser

Fill with water through the hole in the body into the lower globe up to the visible shoulder of the glass. Attach the top globe, turn until just snug. Add material to your smoking bowl. Rotate the unit almost all the way and then ignite your material. When water starts to drain, smoke will be pulled into the top globe. When all water has been drained through the device, you can pull from the unit or rotate again to have all of the smoke push out to you for a contactless experience.

Watch the video below to see how to use the Stündenglass Kompact Gravity Infuser

Maintenance

How Do I Clean My Stündenglass?

The only recommended way to clean your Stündenglass is with isopropyl alcohol. Gently swab the inner parts to clean. Using any other cleaners may damage the anodized finish and are to be avoided. Only the glass globes are dishwasher safe; Do Not place any other parts in a dishwasher.

Quick Clean: Remove the top globe. Rotate the unit to empty out all water. Fill with ½-1 inch of isopropyl alcohol. Thread top globe back on the device. Rotate the unit numerous times until clean. Remove top globe, drain alcohol and rinse with clean water. Remove the magnetic bowl intake adapter end cap and then the rubber plug to clean inside the valve. Removing and disassembly of the upstems may also be necessary for optimal use.

How To Clean My Stündenglass

 

How To Clean My Stündenglass Kompact Gravity Infuser

 

How Do I Deep Clean My Stündenglass?

Remove top globe. Rotate the unit to empty out all water. Rotate then remove the other globe from the top side. Remove each upstem counterclockwise. Use a Hex Head Allen key (included in the maintenance kit) and locate the hex head bolt on the underside to remove the mouthpiece elbow. Pull elbow off. Now pull the entire body off the valve. Gently rotate the body back and forth to work it off the valve. Clean all parts with isopropyl alcohol. Replace seals if needed. Place one bushing and rubber seal back into the body cavity. Place the last bushing and seal it into the body cavity. Push the body back onto the valve. If bushing pushes out when doing so, you have it on backward. Ensure the outlet hole is facing the mouthpiece side. Replace outer seals and/or o-rings if equipped. Reinstall mouthpiece and thread hex head bolt back in. Reinstall upstems. Note: Upstems can be disassembled for deep cleaning.

Please see our YouTube Video for visual instructions.

How To Deep Clean My Stündenglass

How To Deep Clean My Stündenglass Kompact Gravity Infuse

Replacement Parts

Find the right part for your task here.

By only using genuine Stündenglass parts, you are ensuring that your machine continues to work as intended and that your warranty remains intact.

Stündenglass Gravity Smoke Infuser FAQs

What Is A Hookah?

Hookah are used to smoke flavored tobacco mixtures. There are many types of hookahs, such as Egyptian hookahs, Syrian hookahs, and anodized aluminum hookahs – which are particularly popular in the U.S. and Canada. Stündenglass is a gravity hookah which uses water and kinetic energy to create a consistent flow of smoke.

What Is A Contactless Smoke Experience?

Stündenglass was designed to be shared safely. Gravity forces the smoke from the mouthpiece or hose where one can inhale without touching the device.

How To Use The Stündenglass Gravity Hookah

Want to learn how to use Stündenglass for hookah, flower, or to enhance the concentrate experience? Click here for the full tutorial.

Stündenglass Tips & Tricks

Stündenglass can be used in a wide variety of ways. Discover insider tips and tricks to enhance your smoking experience here.

Troubleshooting

Quick Tips
  • Make sure all parts are where they need to be and store the accessories safely
  • Don’t over fill
  • Clean regularly

Both upstems need to be secured in place for the device to function. The outer percolator can be removed however the center upstem must be in place on both sides.

If your unit is not drawing in smoke properly, be certain the valve pin is in place (see pic):

If the valve pin is in place, be certain the body is on the correct way with the outlet hole on the mouthpiece side:

If you experience a leak, be certain the unit is clean and the upstems have been disassembled and cleaned inside. You may need to also push the body towards the upright to ensure seals are tight.

If you hear water inside the valve, simply tilt the unit towards the side so the water inside can drain back into the unit. If your unit is dirty then the drain hole inside the valve may be clogged. Remove the magnetic bowl elbow and rubber plug and then run a chenille through the valve to ensure it is clear

What do I do if my Globe is stuck?

If the collar is turning when trying to remove a globe, you likely have a device with removable rubber collars. Pull away from the body and they can be removed. Clean the back of the collars and the body, next reinsert them, ensuring they are seated flush with the top of the unit and the lip is seated into the groove all along the bottom. If you have a first-generation model with hard plastic threaded collars, those cannot be removed. If you have a leak from this area or the globe, please contact customer service.

If your globe is stuck and the collar is not moving, we recommend first placing the unit on the floor, ensuring its stability and standing over it to use both hands to turn the globe. It may take a few tries and you may need to push down or pull up very slightly however that should free the globe up to remove it. If this does not work, please pour out the remaining water through the mouthpiece then pour some isopropyl alcohol into the unit, rotate numerous times to allow the alcohol to free up whatever has the globes stuck to the collar. Pause in the 1 o’clock position on all sides for a few minutes to allow the alcohol to rest between the globe and collar and then try again.

What can I do if the unit is difficult to rotate?

If your Stündenglass starts to get difficult to rotate, clean it immediately. Use the Quick Clean method to ensure the inside valve seals are clean. If these are not cleaned regularly, material will build up causing the unit to get stuck and eventually tear the seals. If this occurs, you will need a maintenance kit to replace the seals.

Why is there no smoke out of the mouthpiece or being pulled into the unit?
The upstems on your Stündenglass are clogged or the valve/bowl intake is clogged. Please follow steps in the Quick Clean or Deep Cleaning to clean your upstems and valve. If that is not the issue, then the body may be on backwards. The outlet hole should be on the mouthpiece side. See: Basic Troubleshooting
Why does the mouthpiece and valve rotate and not stay in one place?

The valve pin was removed and not replaced. This is a small pin that fits into a groove under the bowl elbow. This is used to hold the valve in place for a table mount to wall mount. When removing the magnetic elbow, ensure this part is not lost. Place the pin in the center groove for table mount or a side groove for wall mount. See pictures under Basic Troubleshootin

What can I do if water is leaking from the Globes?

If your unit is equipped with removable collars: ensure the threaded collar is seated all the way into the body, sitting flush with the top of the body. Press along the bottom inside of the collar to ensure it is fitted into the groove in the bottom of the body all the way around. If issues persist, remove the collar, clean the body and collar and then dry out completely before replacing it. Thread the globe in so it is snug. If the globe is difficult to thread in, use a small amount of vegetable oil on the threads.

If your unit has solid plastic collars that cannot be removed, please contact customer service.

What can I do if my Globe is stuck or hard to remove?

If your globe is stuck, place the unit on the floor and stand directly over it. Use both hands to turn the globe. You may need to push down or pull up very lightly at the same time. If the issue persists, follow the Quick Clean steps to get isopropyl alcohol into the body and under the edge of the glass to help free it up. If you cannot remove either globe, pour out all of the water through the mouthpiece. Fill with some isopropyl alcohol through the mouthpiece then rotate numerous times and complete the steps above.

Can I change the upstem configuration?

The Stündenglass upstems are two separate pieces: the center upstem and the outer percolator shell. The shell can be separated from the stem by holding onto the shoulder above the threads and turning the outer shell counter-clockwise. You can choose to take one off of one side and leave the other on or, take both off or leave both on. It is recommended to periodically clean inside these stems for optimal performance.

Contact Us

How Do I Contact Technical Support?

If you are having issues or questions about the operation of your Stündenglass, or if you receive your package containing a damaged item, please provide a picture or short video of the issue and email directly to customerservice@stundenglass.com, include your serial number and order number or proof of purchase if not bought directly from our website. Note: Your product must be registered within 30 days of purchase to receive support and proof of purchase must be attached to the registration. Glass items are not covered under warranty unless broken in transit.

Contact details:
Phone: 1-800-993-4503
Email: customerservice@stundenglass.com
Address: Stündenglass Technologies, LLC, N. Fuller Ave. #301 Los Angeles CA 9003

Can't Find What You're Looking For?

If you are unable to find the part you are looking for please contact us.

Contact details:
Phone: 1-800-993-4503
Email: customerservice@stundenglass.com
Address: Stündenglass Technologies, LLC, N. Fuller Ave. #301 Los Angeles CA 90036

Delivery & Returns

How Do I Check My Order Status?
All orders take approximately 3-5 business days to process. The shipping option you chose at checkout begins once your package leaves our warehouse. Please understand that carriers are experiencing delays and we cannot request a refund for shipping fees. Once your order has shipped from our warehouse, you will receive an email with tracking information. If you cannot locate this email, please check your spam or junk folders. Adding us to your contact list ensures receipt of all Stündenglass emails
Once My Order Is Placed, Can I Make Changes To It?
For security purposes, we cannot change shipping addresses or modify orders once they have been submitted. If you placed your order within the last 12 hours, we may be able to cancel the order. Please submit a request using the contact us form.

Register Your Machine

Activate Your Warranty
Please visit this page and click Get Started to enter your serial number. When registering your product, if you receive an error, please try using a lower-case letter as your first character. If you still have an issue, please email customerservice@stundenglass.com with a picture of the authentication sticker on the back of the box and matching serial number etched onto the body. For security purposes, please note that we are not able to register the product for you.
How Can I Tell If My Device Is Authentic?
All authentic Stündenglass unit boxes have a sticker with a scratch-off authentication code on the back of the box, along with the serial number. The same serial number is etched into the body of the unit. These numbers are used to validate and to register your unit at https://stundenglass.com/register. Items lacking these numbers were not produced by us. If the serial number you are trying to enter cannot be registered, you may own a counterfeit unit. Please contact us if you believe this to be incorrect.v
Genuine Stündenglass Parts
By only using genuine Stündenglass parts, you are ensuring that your machine continues to work as intended and that your warranty remains intact.

Quick Tip

Stündenglass Tips & Tricks

Explore our favorite tips and tricks below! 

What is cold smoke infusion?

Cold smoking infuses food and beverages with smoky flavor while using no heat. Unlike hot smoking, you're not cooking the food. You burn wood chips, spices, or herbs in the chamber and the Stündenglass pushes filtered and cooled smoke into the sealed cloche. By the time the smoke reaches the food or beverage, the heat has dissipated, leaving just the flavor. The Stündenglass is not intended for longer smoke infusion sessions, but are meant to ‘finish’ an already cooked or prepared food or drink.

Smoking Food & Beverage

How do I smoke a beverage? How do I smoke food?
  • Place beverage cloche base on table next to unit.
  • Attach one end of the hose to the magnetic port on the cloche base, attach the other end of hose to the infuser stem.
  • Place the drink or food on the base and cover with the glass cloche.
  • Fill the chamber with wood chips. Rotate the unit and start burning the wood chips when water begins to drain. Rotate again to push the smoke into the cloche. Continue to rotate and ignite wood chips to push out more smoke.
  • Carefully remove the glass cloche to reveal smoked drink or food.
What is the benefit of smoking food and beverages?

The benefits of smoking food and beverages are to infuse a smoky flavor, aroma and heighten the visual experience of presenting any dish or drink. The Stündenglass percolators filter and cool the smoke, to not alter the temperature of the food or beverage. This is considered ‘cold-smoking’ or ‘finishing smoke’.