Yes, I fly high at 747 F. I enjoy the ritual of killing it quickly and reloading, but frankly that is not necessary for me. Most of the time I load 1 NewVape Pax Loading Tool at a time. 2 NewVape Pax loading tool scoops a night takes care of me, perhaps I am a lightweight, but those I hang out with do not seem to think so. I don't see anything wrong with loading bowl right up, it's a preference for me that is influenced by my need to suck every bit of goodness out of my herbs. I have an OG FlowerPot, so I am not sure what the temperature would be on the VRod, but give a fine grind scoop a rip at these temps if you have not already. Take a walk on the high side. Edit: I have pretty high quality herbs, not the best I've had, but pretty darn good for an un cool state.