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In the chat this morning there was discussion about vaping and some of us thought it would be good to start a thread on the topic. I personally got started in medical cannabis with a D8 & CBD concentrate vape which worked really well for me.  However, as I learned more about the the big business and industry that has developed, and how commercial extracts are made, I am moving toward a home grown solution. I would love recommendations on portable vaporizers based on your experiences since I am looking to vape my own bud and not concentrates

To start the discussion, here is my thinking. BTW, I am not an expert or health professional, I just try to be informed.

CONCENTRATES:
 * Usually commercially extracted, solvents are typically used (personally, am not thrilled with this fact).
 * If not home grown, go with a reputable company that published testing data.
 * Is convenient, and fairly easy to dose.
 * Reduced issues with smoking tar and smell (room mates/neighbors)
 * Can select strain-based terpines, but relatively limited selection compared to grown
 * Inexpensive vapes that are rechargeable (typically $20 presently)

HOMEGROWN
 * No concerns about solvents or cutting corners for profit margins
 * You know exactly what you are vaping
 * Relatively unlimited choice of strains and cannabinoid variability to choose from:
      - including high/low THC,CBD, etc.
      - unlimited terpines and flavors to choose
 * Reduced issues with smoking tar and smell (room mates/neighbors)
 * vaped bud is already decarboxylated and residuals can be used in edibles
 * bud vaporizers are more expensive than concentrates
      -varies from portable units starting at about $100 and go upwards to table-top volcano models.

What are your thoughts on vaping?  What experiences do you have with vaping your own flower?

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Topic starter Posted : December 5, 2021 3:40 pm
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Personaly i started using my storz & bickel Mighty portable vaporizer for my H.G 3yrs ago, and i never sett fire to my bud since, i like how discret it is, the smell from vaping bud disapers a lot faster and dont stick to me in the same way smoking does:) 

also i found that after starting to vape my bud, my consumption went down by a lot , i now use half the amount to stay medicated compared to when i was smoking it Grin

the by products of readdy decarboxylated AVB and heat extracted oil from the cooling chamber also helps with ceping total bud consumtion down:)

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Posted : December 5, 2021 4:21 pm
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Thanks for your input!  Yes, there looks like there is a lot to like about then Mighty, and a price-tag to match 😮. Vaping is sure more efficient use!

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Hands down the best way for me to medicate. 

I've been vaping dry herb for about 4 yrs now ive had a few vaporizers in that time.

I have a mighty for home use and a dynavap for out and about.

I've had a flower mate v3 (was terrible) 

Airrizer tower vape ( a cheapish volcano, really good btw) 

Without doubt its been the best move in terms of efficiency and medical value.

I have crohn's disease and a musculoskeletal condition in my leg that I've had since birth.

Cannabis have changed my life in term of comfortable living.

Vaping is hands down the best way to medicate, I have 1 fat bowl and instantly feel relief from my crohn's, no more pain, no going to the toilet every 20 minutes for the first half of the day.

The electric shocks in my leg go within minutes and my ankle is fine to walk on with little pain.

Cannabis really is a medicine and vaping is the best delivery system for that medicine.

 

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Posted : December 5, 2021 6:06 pm
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Yeh, its a bit on the pricy side, as most quallity vaporizers are, i tried some cheap ones before i invested in it but they both broke in less then one year :/

So i figure whith the mighty lasting me 3yrs and still going strong, pluss all the bud it has saved me over that time compared to my old smoking habit, it was monney well spent.

for me annyways Smile

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@stoned-ape I've had a fair few vaporizers and without doubt the mighty is the best but I do hate how big and heavy it is.

It's worth the £230 all day long 

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Yeah, its not pokket firendley, but the battery capacity of the crafty is so shitt :p 

230£ you say, definetivly worth it then, i live in norway and had to pay upp like 310£ worth of our curensy back when i got it :/

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@stoned-ape Yea the crafty is weak sauce.

I do like that it doesn't have a ac charge port, you can use a USB phone charger I believe.

Do you have the new model?

It has orange logo on the front underneath screen

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Posted : December 5, 2021 7:41 pm
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Nah, mine Are both 3 Almost 4yrs old, whats diferent on the new model?

yeah that usb charging port is a rly nice feture!

You can Get a car charger for the mighty tho, handy on the go og you go by car, just dont Get pulled over when charging 😊

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@stoned-ape it has USB-C port and a supercharging feature.

Battery lasts longer too, But it's almost €400.

 

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I run a mighty and the wife runs a pax3, if you are shooting for discreet the pax is like the ipod nano of vapes, but for flavor and efficacy the mighty takes the cake. I drop a touch of rosin on the little concentrate pads for the mighty and it goes a long way. 

I feel like a, like a slice of butter... melting on top of a big-ol' pile of flapjacks... yeah.

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Posted by: @bubblehok

I run a mighty and the wife runs a pax3, if you are shooting for discreet the pax is like the ipod nano of vapes, but for flavor and efficacy the mighty takes the cake. I drop a touch of rosin on the little concentrate pads for the mighty and it goes a long way. 

Thanks for sharing. I admit that the Firefly 2+ got my attention because of the several reviews that rank it first for flavor, and I like the exchangeable battery as part of the design.

 

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@im_sparky yeah the firefly looks like a good unit tbf, have seen some good reviews, my cousin runs the davinci and she loves it, alot of it is personal preference too. 

I feel like a, like a slice of butter... melting on top of a big-ol' pile of flapjacks... yeah.

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I’ve been using vapes for years now. My consumption is probably 75-80% vaped flower, the rest is pipe smoked when I’m in my workshop. So far I’ve been through 4 vapes in that time and of these the Mighty reigns supreme for reliable. My biggest complaint against the Mighty is the absence of swappable batteries, second complaint is the difficulty in a full cleaning. With all the nooks and crannies in the cap/cooling chamber it isn’t a quick job and the o-rings get gummed up and nasty so replacement parts are in order there. Still it’s a great hit and simple to use.

Ive also had a Boundless Tera. It’s a crazy powerful unit that reaches 400f in 30 seconds so big bonus on warm up time. This one doesn’t have a cooling chamber so the vapor is very warm but where this unit shined was on a bong. It made huge clouds very fast and comes standard with the bong adapter in the original kit. Tera has swappable 18650 batteries too but it wasn’t built to last. I ran this one 2+ years and it was replaced 5 times under warranty (if it wasn’t for me telling them I’m Percy’s admin they wouldn’t have replaced it the last time so bad customer service, they didn’t want me to expose them). The warranty was 3 years but it was taking me 1-2 months each time to get a replacement so I just gave up. Was a good unit when it worked but a definite won’t buy from Boundless Technology any more.

My current fav bong piece is an Epic Vape, e-nano. This is as basic as it gets so very simple construction. It’s just a convection coil that’s hand held and an accessory “GOnG” bong adapter/bowl. This vape makes the process extremely efficient. The nano bowl holds between 0.025 and 0.05 gram of ground flower and you get 3-4 really nice hits per bowl. This means that the expensive 1/8th you had to buy will last a lot longer. The coil plugs in and runs on household current and burns about 10 watts. It’s rated for 24/7 use so in theory you can leave it plugged in without harming it. This is my piece for all my zoom calls at Percy’s. It’s always ready and sitting on my desk. The big bonus for me is cleaning. I can completely clean it back to brand new in 15 seconds. It’s so easy that I often clean it multiple times during a show to preserve flavors.

The last one is sitting in a drawer somewhere and is definitely retired. It’s an IoLite butane powered vape. These came out years ago and I liked the idea of recharging quickly on the go. I originally thought it was gonna be great for hikes and camping but I soon found out it struggled to light above 4000 feet in elevation and above 5500 it wouldn’t light at all. No worries, it sucked as far as performance goes and the temperature wasn’t adjustable either. Last time it saw use was 2013 right after Colorado legalized rec use. In my opinion, this unit isn’t suitable for any hard core smoker.

The vape I’ve got my eye on now is the Davinci IQ2. My brother in law has one of these and I had a chance to try it once on vacation. It produced good vapor, was small enough to easily carry around, and has swappable 18650 batteries. There’s a lot of people that vape here so maybe someone has some more experience with the Davinci IQ. Been close to clicking that buy button a couple of times but still have a tiny doubt.

Thats the essay on my vape experience. I’m always listening for the next great vape to hit the market but according to the Mrs, I have enough (for now at least lol).

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I was looking at the Mighty + today, like 300 euro. Im like maybe i can squeeze that..... went to check out, "you will have to pay UK import taxes"....... that will add around 20% to the bill.... another 60 euro!!!!!

Thanks Brexit!!!!

Im checking to see if Ali Bongo has them, because then no tax and 15% off lol 


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