Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by VCBud, Sep 14, 2017.
Tested replacement on the way
Randy from puffitup has a short IG stream published wherein he uses the Ghost. So if anyone wants to see the clouds this produces, check it out. The stream is funny -- he tells about his worst vape return ever, & informative, like S&B is coming out with a new vape & a new flower & dab vape. It's only up for the next 7 hours.
I rarely use IG. I signed up to follow PIU. Is that short IG MV-1
stream now gone? Any way to still see it?
Why would it only be up for a few hours, pray tell???
Really like to see it !!!
A stream can be published for 24 hours after the livestream ends if the streamer chooses to put it up. The 24 hours ran out so it's gone. How's it going with your Ghost, @MinnBobber?
After a couple poor sessions in a row, yesterday brought Ghost success--good vapor production and good med effects.
The small included written manual says to load with "coarse grind" which I followed implicitly. Re-reading all of their website FAQs and info and viewing again all videos, what do I find??
FAQ section says to load with "medium coarse" grind which I tried and that might have been the difference....
1. what grind do most use, med-coarse or coarse?
2. early on, one successful session for me included trying a "ghost first pull" , where on first use I let it buzz to temp and go to ending buzz with only a 1 second draw to move the air.
Didn't do that on my recent good session, went directly to real draw. Is such a first warmup needed or of no real value?
Hope the success continues as I was frustrated with inconsistent performance. I was going to show it to a couple folks
last week and glad I didn't as it was not up to expectations then.
3. In all my vapes I really like having an added bottom screen and top screen (keep any ABV dust from falling down into heater OR getting sucked out with vapor). Here too, IMO the bottom crucible holes are bigger than I like. I tried a bottom screen which had no restriction on airflow BUT it was during the "poor performance period" so I quickly went back to stock crucible. Anyone here tried using an added bottom screen, with what results???
Glad that things are on the upswing and hope next session = two in a row
Once stock use with full crucible (per Ghost instructions) is dialed in, I'd really like to work on crucible mods to enable
microdosing as many I assist are microdosers .
FYI, I did a screen below micro load and one above to hold in place (like I did with great success in Haze Square) earlier and it was not a success.
Anyone have success with microdose use?
Current success was with 3 yellow light temp to start for a couple pulls, then a couple on 1 red temp, with a finish on 2 red temp. Running stock temp settings.
Hope to keep learning what works best on MV-1.
Any tips from users are always appreciated!!!
I used to use course after playing with prerolls and their high degree of consistency. Now I grind it as fine as a space case grinder allows by grinding upside down for part of the grind time. Preroll is finer.
I like my results. Evenly dry seems best and that is what a preroll is.
This device can over power any not best grind at level 4 or 5.
I'd say my grind is medium coarse to coarse. I have no issue with the size of the crucible holes on the bottom, maybe because I don't use a fine grind.
Mostly I'll do the 1st heat cycle w/o a draw or if I choose to draw, I won't get any vapor just flavor.
I fill up the crucible either even to the top of the rim & slightly above then do a very light tamp down. Just enough to retain heated air when going through the load. I don't stir for the entire crucible if I'm finishing it. It I only take a couple of hits out the crucible, I will stir when I continue with the bowl.
Hope your next session got you vapor. Keep us posted.
@MonsterWithoutBorders, not familiar with the term preroll. Is it just fine & dry?
A preroll is a commercial joint. The best one use bud only and are a bit cheaper than bud. I guess that this comes from trimming. Pieces that are too small to sell as bud. Different companies have different level of fineness for grinds. They are all finer and much more consistent then I can grind. They must use a machine. They tend to be drier than normal flower that u would get. They work amazingly well in the mv1 and are very easy to load to an exact amount. Quick to load. And amazingly consistent results in this notoriously inconsistent device. I always get full extractions at level 3 after a few draws at 2 or 1. When I set it to 4 or 5 I usually only get burnt taste.
Well that's because the grind is fine.
It's TOO big to even be considered a portable. Plus, the thing is certainly not discreet and looks like a bad engineering nightmare.
MiniVap is not even close to the MV1 in terms of performance. It lacks in many categories. Users of the Ghost see that, and clearly do not want a dated paperweight. The Ghost is performing far better than most portable vapes out there with the newest firmware update, mp and tweaks that GV has completed.
Speaking of engineering nightmares you may want to take another look at the Ghost.
I have! It's an incredible vape. One of he best I have used in the last several years since I have been smoking.
So started testing replacement number 4 or 5 (I've lost count). I'm going to lots of testing before commenting. @Summer I might want to send it to you for a second opinion if it's not up to par based on my usage?
I just received a new one yesterday. The black plastic has changed. It's no longer as soft, more of a harder surface on the battery and above. As far as performance, I've been running the devices hot in the past so I calibrated to hot accordingly and then let it rip. The feel is exactly the same as the prior units I've had. Totally on point. I just wish it was a tad smaller and not reflective. I've been walking with the face of the device facing me and the matte black back facing outward. Works, but sometimes my thumb pops the latch which is a little annoying. Been to the shore, museums, malls, parks, nobody knows what this thing is. It's an E-Cig mod yo.
I feel like it would consider it over engineered rather than poorly engineered.
Now that's a bold statement regarding the miniVAP
Multiple miniVAP owner and MV-1 owner here.
Any other owners of both on this thread?
Ghost is the flashy newcomer but miniVAP is damn hard to top IME
I would be interested to know what ppl think on this too
I have been eyeing minivap and ghost....not sure where to go atm
So @Summer wanna review my fifth replacement? I'll mail it to you with paid for return shipping. Take your time, let me know if it works for you.
@Brewervapesalot, what is your assessment of how it's working in comparison to your last unit for which you posted the videos? Don't tell me it's not surpassing the Argo in session longevity?
Bought an MV1 last week on the premise that it would have amazing flavour.
I’ve used it 4 or 5 times now and I still seem to get a “toasted” flavour on the first hit.
My previous vape was a solo and the flavour on the first hit was so much better than the Ghost. The taste I’m getting on the MV1 is similar to that from the solo when the herb is nearly fully vaped.
Has anyone else had this issue? Should I get in contact with Ghost about it?
More info please: what temp did you use?
How many hits? Coarse/ medium, or fine grind? How full and how loose/tight did you pack it? ETc
Can anybody tell me if Ghost respect warranty and would replace my device in case of a defective unit if I get my vape from an unofficial retailer? Like CL?
I have found a brand new at a good price to replace my ff2
Also, how would you rate the efficiency of ghost versus ff2? if you have tried both?
Thank you very much in advance! This forum helped my get my first vape, crafty and then my second, ff2 and I was never disappointed with my choices.
No, Ghost would not cover from an unofficial retailer:
"nor will any warranty apply to any Device purchased second-hand or through unauthorised resellers. Please contact GHOST if you would like information regarding our authorised dealer network."
Thx a lot for saving my ass. That is sad as I was choked after reading from you what a great CS they have and wanted to get the unit tonight.
It's a brand new unit but considering the huge amount of defective units here I wouldn't take the risk even if it is significantly cheaper ($210 USD)
Apparently some do take the risk. I have seen used one going on auctions on ebay.
Then I might just get a used ff2 again! I know that they do cover it for 2 years regardless of where it was bought.
With the amount of heating/electrical problems with the Ghost, I would only buy authorized. But the Ghost does have a 5 year warranty for the $300 price tag so you do have to take that into consideration.
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