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Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by Hudsonrulez, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    Actually I use the bottom part of a Storz&bickel dosing capsule, place it in the crucible and load on the top of that. I use it dry mainly with the original teflon mp, a short length (10cm) of black silicon tubing from the Minivap and a black Minivap mp, very stylish !
     
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  2. Herbaire

    Herbaire Member

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    I come here to say and support that i've been one of the herbalaire lovers, it was my first ever vape i bought, i remember i had to fight for the right to read reviews about it, so i ordered the H2. 2 with the conclusion that it sounded like a fantastic-powerful-durable-multi task vape, and that it was underestimated by the masses. Well, it is exactly what it is, it took me 6 months to find the right draw for vapor equipment, the double inhale trick, and some love for vapour. Since then, you were always fantastic and you never failed. You will stay forever in my heart, like all the '' old school'' things ;)

    I miss you Herbie ! You were my friend for the good and bad days :(

    One love
     
  3. Hwy420

    Hwy420 Active Member

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    Been using an HA Elite for 7 months now; had been choosing between a few models; FC folks here helped me out, now I'm an HE Elite proud owner and happy user.

    My thoughts---

    UNHAPPY :(
    • Concentrates: tried shatter and hash — almost no use.
      • But I admit though that I have little experience and it was my first time expereimenting with concentractes; I would be grateful if you guys could give me rookie some guidance how — and if — I can use shatter, budder or hash with my HA.
    • "Fuel Efficiency": it looks like the HA uses about the same amount of raw material as my previous vape, the Arizer Air; I absolutely love that vape, but since it is a portable it can't compare to a plug-in, by definition. I can compare my HA to an F150/Ram1500 truck: it does its job just nice but burns a lot of fuel
    VERY HAPPY :) :) :)
    • Everyghing else, especially:
      • You don't have to grind -- such a relief!
      • Whip + Bags + Concentrates (?? -- see my coment above)
    Now,

    HOW I USE IT:
    • I don't grind
    • I prefer 1) bags, 2) whip
      • didn't work out with concentrates. Am I doing something wrong?
    • I like the espresso mode (when you pack your herb really tight with your finger), especially with bags
    • I used to start at 360F then reducing, when the vapour becomes too harsh, 5F lower to 355F; then 350F.
      • but someone wrote tha it works better if you actually increase temp during your session; so I tried
    • starting at 360F, then increaing the temp to 365F and finishing either at 365F or 370F max.
    ---and here is where I would be grateful for some critique and sharing experince! :) ---


    SUMMARY:
    • It is my first and only plug-in vapourizer (though I had two portables before), so I'm anything but an expert
    • Dissapointed? — NO
    • Would recommend? — YES
    • What do you think about HA's customer service? — It is very good
     
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  4. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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    You can try making a sandwich. Some flower, then some shatter, then some more flower. Or you can try the cotton method. Get some organic cotton (or hemp fiber) and put your concentrate in that. Herbalaire also makes a concentrate kit.
     
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  5. looney2nz

    looney2nz Research Geek, Mad Scientist

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    I have added kief and various forms of concentrate (typically CO2, but including live rosin, shatter, full melt) to my flower successfully with my v2.2 and Elite.
    I DO increase my temp when using concentrates (and I've used the heater offset setting on the elite to bump the temp 10 degrees F), so I'd recommend you push it towards 400 F.
    The included concentrate crucibles work pretty well (lots of small glass beads to increase the surface area), and the bags and whip also work well.
     
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  6. herbalaire

    herbalaire Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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  7. TheHerbPuffer

    TheHerbPuffer Well-Known Member

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    Long time HA owner here. Thanks to these forums six years ago, I scored a new HA on eBay for $145. I would use it from time to time, along with combusting.. but about a year ago I fully switched to vaping and started vapebonging with the HA. That took it to a whole new level for me.. And also decided to get an Air, SBJ, and M. With all these great vapes, the HA took a backseat. Well, it's been calling my name again for some reason.. The only issue I have now is that I feel like I need to put like .5 in the crucible to get a solid session. I got use to these small chambers in the portables that only need like .05-.1 .Is there a way for the HA to be more efficient with smaller amounts? Like one of those capsules or something? Any advice is welcome. Thanks!
     
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  8. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    There is a lot of ways to use smaller amounts:
    - The new TonG(Elite and H3, but you can buy it separately for your 2.2 ) offers the ability to load a very small amount directly into the TonG, great efficiency , full convection but slightly less dense clouds.
    - To compress a smaller amount in a thick flat disc placed in the bottom of your crucible
    - put a spacer in your crucible ( I use the bottom part of a S&B dosing capsule and can use 1/2 or 1/3 loads

    Have a great vaping session!
     
  9. Hwy420

    Hwy420 Active Member

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    I recently tried this little trick fore the first time. I think it makes my vapour thicker and it get me medicated faster.

    Interesting! Do those dosing capsules fit into an HA crucible?
     
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  10. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    @Hwy420

    Not sure if you have checked out these amazing guides on FC yet?

    http://fuckcombustion.com/resources/herbalaire-h2-2-review-with-high-output-kit.6/

    This is for the Elite:
    http://fuckcombustion.com/resources/herbalaire-elite-review.8/

    I usually grind and add to the crucible, then i will grab something hard and flat ended that fits in the crucible and press the herb down as much as possible! Really lean on it!
    Drop the crucible in and wait 15 to 20 seconds and then hit it!

    Also works well with a WT!
     
  11. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    Not the whole dosing capsule sadly, but the bottom part act as a spacer.
     
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  12. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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  13. AJS

    AJS Calm Consistency

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    nope
     
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  14. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    I tried before coming here.. keep positive thoughts!
     
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  15. Amoreena

    Amoreena Grown up Flower Child

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    No. I get redirected to a "search.frontier.com" page from every herbalAire page Google lists. :shrug: I noticed that the Black Friday weekend sale image is missing from @herbalaire's post above. Maybe sending a PM would help you make contact. If not today, they should be in the office tomorrow (Monday).
     
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  16. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    They let their domain expire yesterday. They need to renew it. Very bad timing, but it doesn't say anything about their stability, just their planning... :rolleyes:

    Gonna hurt their sale for sure...

    I think they would be smart to have another sale. Call it the "Oops Sale" or something.
     
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  17. scienide

    scienide Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to post that my herbalaire is now officially 10 years old! and still works ... ! It's been dropped and knocked over numerous times but this thing is indestructable!

    As i was looking for another desktop vape i came around a second hand HA elite for not too much money... So that one is underway .. for the case my HA might break soon!

    Still looking for another desktop vape. the cloud evo and plenty are on the watchlist, but still in doubt. (the cloud evo still is expensive and i don't know if the plenty will taste good with all the steel parts) Might hold out for a bit more to see the makers of ghost mv1 will come out with a desktop unit.

    Edit: picture of my prefered method of usage ....

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Amoreena

    Amoreena Grown up Flower Child

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    And they're back on line now.:) The sale lasts through tomorrow, per their graphic above.
     
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  19. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    All y'alls talk about this thing got me breaking it out tonight...three bags in and loving it. I'm starting to build an argument for bags, which my younger self would strangle me for.
     
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  20. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    I always found HA to produce far superior bags of vapor to my Volcano.
    The EQ was close but the HA won the bag wars for me!
     
  21. Hwy420

    Hwy420 Active Member

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    Not yet. Interesting read, thanks!

    What is WT?

    Looks cool! Where is that glass stem from?
     
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  22. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    Water Tool. The best thing about the HA is how flexible it is and how many ways you can enjoy it. It's a great vape, and (it is so durable that) in a pinch you could use it as a hammer...
     
  23. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    Start with the first two links and it will improve your experience a lot.

    A WT is a Water Tool, a bong, a glass bubbler etc...
     
  24. scienide

    scienide Well-Known Member

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    Molino glass, its a downstem of a regular bong. very easy to clean and makes the taste a little better and cooler

    I got it from a headshop online.
     
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    scienide Well-Known Member

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