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Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by tokinGLX, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. hoptimum

    hoptimum Well-Known Member

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    Also, make sure your grind is relatively fine, though not powdery. More like fluffy. You want to expose as much surface to the hot air passing through as possible. Once you get it right you will develop a consistent routine and you'll find it doesn't take a lot to get you medicated. You can also season your herb with a little kief if you have access to it.
     
  2. taggert420

    taggert420 New Member

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    Yeah I am using a pretty crappy grinder right now, it was a free 4 piece, I am ordering a santa cruz shredder today.
     
  3. hoptimum

    hoptimum Well-Known Member

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    The grind from a santa cruz shredder should work well for you.
     
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  4. taggert420

    taggert420 New Member

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    yeah just found one on amazon, 4 piece, small, red...$59 with free expedited shipping. SOLD!
     
  5. hoptimum

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    Collect the kief under the screenand sprinkle it on top of your bowl starting at 11 on your dbv. The taste is sublime.
     
  6. taggert420

    taggert420 New Member

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    yeah I have been collecting kief in my other 4 piece ever since i got the vape (didnt do much grinding before then) and have a nice collection of kief...plan to sprinkle some on a bowl after lunch.
     
  7. Ricchini

    Ricchini Well-Known Member

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    So after a long, long wait, my saturn Vapor Tamer arrived. I have been waiting about 2 weeks now, checking the porch every morning....nothing.

    Went to sleep last night and thought there was some remote possibility that Thursday could be the day.... So I was deeply asleep after some late night medicating, now mind you I am currently ill with bronchitis and I was having some strange dreams, but the final part of my dream I saw the package had arrived on my porch... .

    It's kinda like one of those dreams where you are just about to get it on with that sexy lady and suddenly, your arousal level gets too high and it breaches your sleep and then suddenly you wake up. (Usually exclaiming fuckkkkkk.... well there goes my little dream vacation......

    Anyways!.....The secret must have worked, I woke up, checked my porch for the 15th time and suddenly there was a nice hefty sized box from 7th floor LLC.

    Got my beautiful Saturn green vapor tamer with just a vanilla angled gong mouthpiece, a couple of keck clips, glass pick......

    It was already pretty cold from sitting in the USPS truck up in midwestern America during the wintertime. I tried to chill it quicker by putting it into a huge tupperware container full of ice and water.... I remember that's been proven as the quickest way to chill some beer cans...... She's in the deep freeze now for a couple hours, I'll report back later but lemme just give you my first impressions.

    Trimmed my Buddah tubing in half, I figured the coil is probably 12 inches of tubing, if you were to unwind it into a straight pipe..... so I trimmed off roughly 12" of my standard, choked down Buddah tubing.

    Man alive, lemme tell you...... my first toke was comparable to some of the largest combustion bong rips I have ever taken.... The plume of vapor that came out scared me, it literally caught me off guard, I have bronchitis mind you lol! Huge, huge clouds can be achieved, and that was my ultimate goal for this vapor rig (Buddah+Saturn) I still coughed like a mofo, but it's only because of my pre-existing respiratory infection..... That, and the concentration of vapor was so thick, that it tickled my throat and made me choke... Gotta ease into this new sport of large icy Saturn dragon rips.... I'll give some impressions and pics when she's fully frozen....
     
  8. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I tell everyone with a new vaporizer (if they are at all unpracticed) to use some "commersh" when getting over the infamous learning curve.
    Learning is half the fun.
    Wasting the good stuff is not!
     
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  9. taggert420

    taggert420 New Member

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    Unfortunately I cannot even find something like that around my neck of the woods...
     
  10. Ricchini

    Ricchini Well-Known Member

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    Vitolo perhaps you could chime in.... Grinding or Chopping with Scissors?

    I have seen some people just load an entire nug into da Buddah and vaporize it in layers. They chop up the bud after a couple roastings and get to the deeper layers exposing new surface area.

    Grinder gives you finer particle matter, but it seems like my bowls get cashed quicker... Almost like if you were to throw saw-dust into a fire it would suddenly flash up...

    For efficiency's sake, do you think you are better off grinding or using whole bud pieces?

    I'll do some testing on my own, I was just wondering what your routine was with your Silver Surfer vape....
     
  11. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    You can use a nug, and as you vape bust it up against the walls of the wand, with the stir toll during stirs.
    I do not do so....
    I do not cut either.. I grind.
    I grind completely to expose maximum surface area to the heat.
    I love the Space case, but have begun to like my Santa Cruz Shredder.
    There is an optimal grind for each vaporizer.
    busting a nug up by hand, in my opinion is not optimal grind for anything except a Vaporist stranded with no grinder
     
  12. taggert420

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    Okay so I had my first *REAL* vape session just now. The reason I say first is because the wand is only filled 1/4 give or take, and I am in the 10-12 hit range and its still going. This is the first time I have used so little and had it last SO long, usually I have it filled more and it lasts 3-4 hits, TOPS. I am definitely having a light bulb type moment if you will. I am shocked on how may its I have taken and how much vapor I am getting out of each one. I definitely understand vaporizers a LOT more and its all thanks to this forum. Thank you all so much for being patient and dealing with all my newbie questions. I love the support here and I will try to share my success below and I hope this helps other people that are new to the DBV.

    DBV Start setting, this is right after the knob 'clicks' -- 8pm
    DBV Max settings -- 4pm
    My setting -- Noon (Thank you so much for this tip Vitolo!)
    My wand -- 1/3 full broken up with a crappy 4 piece grinder right now, but will soon have an SCS.

    I also do not pack it down at all just suck it up with the whip (another nod to vitolo), and just been taking long but slow breaths...just enough for you to here a decent whistle coming from the DBV.

    Took me just over a week to nail mine, but could not be happier right now. What a great saturday so far.:)

    Vitolo - Thats interesting about the SCS because I was going back and forth between SCS and Space Case and ended up ordering an SCS Small 4 piece, should be here monday. Looking forward to using that with the DBV.
     
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  13. hoptimum

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    congrats on your progress, you've done well for yourself in a week. One small piece of advice. You might stir your material a little as you raise the temp. I've found that when I raise temp there seems to be a heat focus bullseye where the center gets darker than the rest. So I stir it up a bit to keep it even. If you keep going, you should just about get to a point where the screen starts to get visible near the end.
     
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  14. taggert420

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    hoptimum thanks! and oh yeah i forgot to add that i stir it after every hit. just because i am ocd like that...:-)
     
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  15. Ricchini

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    You are Going to love the Santa Cruz Shredder Taggert! Here's my newest method, I have high hopes for it.

    The great thing about the Santa Cruz Shredder is that fluffs the bud up so wonderfully, it almost appears as if it has multiplied your stash..... It's an illusion, there's a lot of air throughout the fluff, but as Vitolo said it gives you the maximum amount of trichomious surface area to be vaporized by our heat source.

    So here's my new method, I take one popcorn size nug and Santa Cruz shred it..... dump it out onto my table into a pancake pile about the size of a silver dollar.....

    You are saying you pack your Buddah wand 1/4 full, try 1/8 of a pack.......

    You have clearly honed in on that perfect sweet spot of Da Buddah... So vape up that 1/8 of a pack until you sense your vapor becoming thinner.... Don't totally brown it out, when you peek into the slide you should still see green but hopefully not as many visible crystals. Now, dip back into your silver dollar sized pile, suck up just enough to cover the half cashed bowl again, we want another round of green hits and our vapor to become thick and tasty again....

    Eventually you get to take more green rips than you would if you opted for the standard "pack it and ride it til she dies" routine.

    It's amazing, best way I can put this in relative terms: I take an M&M sized piece of nugget, shred it and vape it and end up getting 4 enormous tokes off it. If we were combusting, I wouldn't have even packed up a worthy slides worth....

    Chill the hits with the Saturn and you're golden. I'm about to have a fresh stash and will continue with my efficiency testing, I'm sure with our collaboration we'll find that place of optimum efficiency. Cheers

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  16. natrat

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  17. VapeNStone

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    That's an precooler or an ashcatcher. You will need a j hook in order to make that work with your da buddha. Oh and 14mm or 19mm is the size of the male joint on it. The size of your j hook will make that matter.
     
  18. bleak

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    Here is my latest video, showing another way to connect Da Buddha to a glass bubbler. My idea was to eliminate the silicon as much as possible, to try and convert Da Buddha into an all-glass setup.

     
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  19. Diseeze

    Diseeze Guitarded

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    High guys,

    I've owned a Da Buddha vaporizer for a while and I was wondering what tips any other Da Buddha owners could give me for getting better/longer hits. Here are some techniques that I already do:

    1. When finishing a bowl, dropping in the heavy end of the stir tool into the bowl
    2. Slowly turning the wand when hitting it
    3. Holding in all hits
    If there are any that I can use, please share.

    mod note: Thread merged. You started a vape specific thread in General Vaporization- a no no. We prefer all questions on specific models to be posted here in the model thread. Please learn the forum format.
     
  20. Pcpvapors

    Pcpvapors Well-Known Member

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    Your draw rate is really what determines your hit size
     
  21. sunsett70

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    VnS (or other J hool users), for the ashcathcher with j-hook, which do you think is more appropriate , the 45 degree (like in the photo) or 90 degree joint?
     
  22. VapeNStone

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    I have the 45 and it works just fine.
     
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  23. Ricchini

    Ricchini Well-Known Member

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    In addition to your comment, I'd like to ask a similar question that perhaps could clear up your question too. Experienced vaporists please chime in.

    I have the Saturn Vapor Tamer attached to my Buddah. It definitely does the job cooling a hit. Vitolo perhaps you could answer this for me:

    So now that I have this vapor tamer, should I take the entire bowl down in one hit? Lately I have been experimenting with jacking the heat up to almost max power and altering my draw speed. I can brown out an entire bowl in one huge hit, and it definitely gets me to where I want to go. I'm still below the point of combustion, I can tell by the color of my duff, but it just seems like a waste in a sense to only take one huge hit out of an entire bowl pack. What's your method Vitolo? How much do you recommend packing? Do you ever use the one huge hit method?

    Mind you I'm smoking for recreation and relaxation, I understand that everyone's intent isn't to just get really high. Cannabis is medicinal to me, but I definitely appreciate and enjoy the mind bending effects as well.

    The other thing I wanted to ask you Vitolo is the temperature, good idea to experiment with high power and different draw speeds? Or should I still be searching for that perfect temperature range?

    Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge. Happy Clouds
     
  24. vorrange

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    IMO, it is mostly about personal and session preferences. I usually prefer to start low and i usually puff slow, like drinking juice from a straw. This allows me to extract each cannabinoid profiles without prematurely transforming some compounds due to high heat and to maximize flavour.

    It also helps not to waste because there is a limit to what you can absorb in relation to your lung capacity.

    Other times, i want some big clouds and to have one or two milky hits.. not as often though.

    The one huge hit method has a disadvantage IMO.. the DBV has quite a big bowl and to ensure an even extraction, you should not pack it too low neither too high. And you will most likely need to stir for a completely even roasting.

    From what i experienced, the DBV works best between 1/3 and 2/3 of the entire capacity.
    Less than 1/3, it will start to fall to the side when it starts to dry after a couple of hits and you will have a big air/vapour ratio which is not as satisfactory.
    More than 2/3, you will have to stir constantly because otherwise it won't vape evenly and you will have some parts who are almost black and others still green.
     
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  25. VapeNStone

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    I hit my da buddha like you are mentioning. I turn it all the way to max but when I hit it through the whip I just hit it really hard to justify turning it up so high. I get alot of big hits doing it this way.
     

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