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PLENTY Vaporizer

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by dopefiend, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Hey Nineteen

    Hey Nineteen Well-Known Member

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    I am going to have to do that. It works like a champ, it just stinks upside down. I think it happened around the same time I put chamomile in it. May be the fine grains did some how get into the Plenty. That's why I only should burn Blue Dream from now on. Thanks man.
     
  2. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    :disgust: Well there`s the problem :tup:

    I never really liked the stainless steel coil, to get the huge clouds and effects, I have to go through water. Without that coil as it is a pain to wield with a bong, I like to leave the Plenty on the bong between hits so no vapor is lost to the chimney effect.
     
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  3. jardri

    jardri Vapor Dreams

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    Hello people. I am not very satisfied with my Plenty because it doesnt get to the desired temp and because the dead man switch is incredibly annoying. As my unit is out of warranty I was thinking if I could modify the unit to stay all the time in temp and also to calibrate the thermostat so I can get some more temperature from it (for example the mighty can do this). Could you give me a hint on how to do it??
     
  4. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    To get a bit darker ABV I install the orange filling chamber housing by itself first as it will twist on a bit further than if already attached to the black filling chamber cap, this seems to help for me. :tup:
    As for the dead man switch, I use a rubber band, but if yours does not cycle by itself this way you are SOL
     
  5. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    I finally got to do the chamber increase hack (my new scales have arrived:). I managed a gram I the normal bowl plus another .22 grams filled in through the top (where the stainless tube connects to the chamber cap) for 1.22 grams total. I then put a screen on top before a 14mm to 18mm GonG.
    I had 30 mins on it a 7 on the dial, the clouds were very nice and extra flavoursome through my Mobius sidecar knock off, still no restriction either. I then had to go out for a couple hours before starting another sesh, the first couple tokes did not taste great. but the third was back on track, full and tasty. All up the `mother load' lasted just over 2 hours before vapor was no longer visible, abv was pretty even to boot, nothing wasted, nothing charred, very enjoyable :tup:
    Next time I might try a bit newer bud (this stuff is about 55-55% humidity) and tamp it in more as this was still close to zero restriction(I should be able to get 1.5 grams in there, surely). :rofl:
     
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  6. O-G-Reg

    O-G-Reg Space-time aberration

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    Hey FC Plenty owners!

    New here, Just ordered my first Vapes this month. Choose the Plenty as my plugin in large part due to this forum! (FYI, there is a S&B 15% off sale rn), also ordered a reducer.

    Been checking shipping updates probably too much.

    Just wanted to say hi and thanks! Looking forward to sharing my impressions!
     
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  7. 9.Fingers

    9.Fingers Health Conscious Guru

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    Hey everyone!

    Placed my Plenty order earlier in the week, should be here today. This will be my first Desktop style vape.

    Currently I am daily driving with the Arizer Air 2 (which I love), but I am hoping the larger chamber and more power of the plenty will offer me a different experience. Anyone who has a Plenty and an Air 2 feel free to let me know how the vapor potency/density compares between the devices.

    I have also previously owned a Crafty and a Fury 2, both of which are due for repairs at the moment.
     
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  8. SloJimFizz

    SloJimFizz Unknown Member

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    Welcome @9.Fingers
    Your definitely in for a different experience.
    Have fun on your maiden voyage!:whoa:
     
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  9. Hey Nineteen

    Hey Nineteen Well-Known Member

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    You are going to be so HIGH!!!! My goodness the huge, cool hits you are going to get will make your head spin like a top. The Plenty is smooth mashed potato vapor goodness.
     
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  10. someweedjawns

    someweedjawns New Member

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    Hi everyone, just wanted to drop in and thank you all for convincing me to purchase a plenty and to try and limit my combustion from daily to special occasion. I've read all the threads, and the time and effort that went into explaining everything is massive. This thread also convinced me to start an account here.

    Sadly, a few of the images are gone from a few years ago, especially those of @ChooChooCharlie. If you guys have some images of the screen nippling for the reducer, that would be helpful.

    After getting the unit today, and doing a few full bowls and a few half bowl, I went ahead and got the reducing set (built in, thanks for the tips!) with the capsule jawns (and the plunger dealy because I'm a gear nerd). I found the Plenty to hit massively. My friend was over who is a sweetheart, but he just has zero nuance or grace when smoking. He can only rip like he's gasping for his last breath, no matter what. Lately, thanks to too many spliffs, my lung capacity has been shite. Needless to say we approached this beast from different angles, and both got baked out of our domes using about the same amount of product as a king size cone when I roll.

    I found the unit to hit hard, a little too hard. For my buddy it was the smoothest thing ever. He's five day cig free. from chiefing a pack in a few hours every night, hiding it from his wife. for me it made me cough. I think this is the perfect unit to get off combustion. I've had an Arizer Extreme Q for a few years, and with the DDave mod it worked alright. I got a Pax 2 and loved it. So did my wife, so she stole it and i got a Pax 3. I shattered my DDave mod and my arizer has collected dust since. Not new to vaping, this is the first time i've had it be too strong! I think it take a little getting used to and i'll laugh at myself in a few days, but to me it hits hard like a dab.

    The ABV has been nice, dark, very even brown. This is all thanks to the tips i got reading the forum. I guess I'll try and to save this stuff instead of dump it.

    Just to reiterate, this is a great unit, and I get the feeling that the transition into this as my DD will be easier. This is what this vape is meant for, smokers. Maybe my mind will change with the capsule jawns, but the whole microdosing concept is so foreign to me and the desire for this vape. If you are coming from joints and bongs all day, this thing sips by comparison. No, you won't get a spec of product on the end of a pubic hair to last you all month, but you won't be crankily huffing at hot air and quitting the whole vape thing as a lie, either (if you follow the tips, at least :D).

    This along with the Volcano, and the Honda XR650L, and so many others (Safety razors are trendy again) show that old tech can be damn relevant if you just build it right the first time. Looking forward to learning the intricacies beyond fill and get blasted. Thanks FC, for being such a great community and helping me (hopefully) make the transition from daily combustion.
     
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  11. Old Toker

    Old Toker Member

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    I would definitely say this constitutes a successful introduction to the Plenty. If you normally smoke this much daily....i'd forget about the reducer and caps. One bowl lasts me three days and I don't bother with either the reducer or the caps.
    Also you can moderate how hard the Plenty hits by just taking a "half a hit" and then chasing it with fresh air. Seems to work for me.
    Congrats and enjoy your new Plenty!
     
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  12. Hey Nineteen

    Hey Nineteen Well-Known Member

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    I have the reducer and I have always thought it was the biggest waste of time. I think it takes away from the pureness of the Plenty. Well, at least in my experience. The liquid pad if I want to smoke a little is a way better experience too.
     
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  13. someweedjawns

    someweedjawns New Member

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    Thank you both for the replies. I bought the reducer because a buddy said he wanted to try them anyway, so at least I have a home for the capsules. The full ovens are awesome, but sometimes before work... I don't know, I want like a pax oven or two but I don't want to commit a half hour. This has led to me combusting for the last few months. So I think I'll actually get some use out of them. If not, oh well, at least I tried. I'm sure I can move them.

    - True words and thank you, I'm about to work on the Plenty again, today was my last day combusting until saturday... so I abused the combustion a bit and the plenty got neglected. Time to get familiar with my new freundin and learn her little loves and hates.
     
  14. Old Toker

    Old Toker Member

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    I also have the reducer and I agree. For me.....there is nothing (in my limited experience) that compares with a Plenty and a full oven. Maybe it isn't the most efficient method to conserve herb....but it's not THAT wasteful and I didn't buy a Plenty to micro-dose. It's still conserves more herb than combustion.....and those effortless full vape hits are worth the investment....IMHO.
     
  15. Used2use

    Used2use Sometimes to stupid to become a fool

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    I'll try to post some pics at the weekend - short version:
    Remove reducer insert, place standard screen (the fine one doesn't bow out as good) on top and press down in the middle with a finger till it's domed nice. Then place the screen in the top, i like adding a 2. fine screen after putting in the nippled one so the fine screen is bowed down just a little and closes flush with the reducer ring (nippeling alone improves caps performance, the 2. screen makes the reducer usable without caps).
    That was the game changer with the reducer for me, it works best filled full without a capsule imo :nod:
     
  16. someweedjawns

    someweedjawns New Member

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    This godsdamn thing is a machine! just finishing up a dosing cap. I can see why people love them, I can see why people think they are a waste. My thoughts from my experiences is it's like an angry Pax with the dosing jawns. It still hits harder and bigger than it has right to, but it's not the same experience. Flavor was great, but slightly better without the cap (about negligible but I smoke cigars so my palette is negligible, too). Also I bought the plunger tool, because problems. Being in CA I got the stuff next day, well packed. I'll figure out pictures later when I have some time, but I'm really hoping these dosing caps can help replace my morning spliff. So far my biggest complaint has been the fact that this thing has made me want to get some top shelf to see what it's made of.

    Are the lids of these caps supposed to sit flush? two in a row are a hair cockeyed on me (using both fingers and tool) but fit fine in the chamber. The lid of the magazine as a loading tool is very slick. I'm an accessories guy and these are sweet. Only a matter of time before I have the full on loading tray and what not if I still like these things.

    Grind question; I have the MFLB wooden grinder that grinds really fine. So far I've been using my santa cruz 2 and 4 piece. Does the Plenty benefit from the super fine grind of the other lil guy? seems the little circle jawn fits right on the loading chamber. I've also assumed (and I think read here) that the product should be pretty dry, that's how it's been for all my other vapes. Sorry if i missed this bit, but I don't recall the super fine grinder being mentioned in between the questions of if this thing is a weed hog :science:

    Now to try out the second cap, you know, for science!

    EDIT: for those who are interested, my capsules have been about .14-.17g, so let's split the dif and say .15g per cap.

    Sorry for the double post but hey, i just finished a capsule :cool:

    I think I understand a little better, so the nipple in the screen is to hold the capsule tighter in place and reduce any air escaping? Apologies, my father was an engineer so I was trained to be inquisitive. Also as for the capless use, any reason you wouldn't just use liquid pads? I only have one or else I'd try it. Lightly buzzed and just looking at the thing.

    I do realize that I'm still in my honeymoon phase but I am honestly kicking myself for not buying this instead of the Arizer a few years ago. My local shop had them both in stock and the Plenty was on sale at the time... oh well, maybe I can mod the AEQ to become a bag beast for parties or something. Or donate it to a cancer patient.

    I'll wait until I have a good amount of use under my belt to do a more in depth review, but so far my arsenal of Pax 3 and Plenty are making me pretty happy. Now to stop smoking godsdamn spliffs!!!

    Capsules are working, so apologies for the highdeas here, but this is a great desktop for those who value discretion in a mancave. I was just messing around with the capsules, and you can easily tuck them underneath sockets. So put a drill, heatgun, plenty, wrench and some sockets (with loaded capsules) in a bag and call it good. Just in case you want a full chamber, too.. fill her up and tuck it in your respirator. Hell, I never told my wife i bought the thing and she thought it was my heatgun...

    side note, thinking about grabbing a cheap nectar collector to use for water filtration on this thing. As long as I don't like, cough into it, no reason not to for safety concerns, right? Sorry but this damn thing makes me cough like i'm dabbing. I honestly think it's due to the tobacco, but whatever. Never even held a nectar collector before so pardon me if that's a really dumb question.
     
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  17. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    Why don`t you try it and tell us, happy testing. :tup:
     
  18. felon167inc

    felon167inc Well-Known Member

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    I love my Plenty
    It is my first real vape after trialling cheap portables to see if I wanted to vape
    I did but knew I needed something better
    The Plenty has been my first serious vape and it is a beast
    Flavour is better with mouthpiece but it rips hard and bigger lungfulls through water
    Started with a plastic bottle to try then moved to a mobius dhgate which arrived today broken
    i have managed to dodgy up a glass stem I had lying around from years ago on an old double chamber
    while I wait for my replacement
    It rips nice and hard
    My Plenty has converted me completely to vaping

    Reducer chamber seems to work fine but not with capsules, just by itself, usually I prefer the fullsize chamber with liquid pad if needed for smaller loads, it does depend on the weed I find which chamber tastes better

    Fine grind helps heaps with the Plenty....much better clouds and flavour

    Also plenty is great for bubble hash or the collected dust....great flavour and longer sessions


    How did you get the session to last for 2 hours?

    I have found that if I do not finish the session straight away it goes dry and is wasted?

    Or do you remove the chamber from the unit so that it is not against the heating unit?

    Also you say you like to leave the Plenty in the billy to save vape from wafting out in between hits....I also do this but I have to hold the Plenty in the matrix sidecar unit

    How do you have it just sit in place?

    I am using a bent 18mm male to 18mm female adapter on the plenty chamber and then I hold it in the mobius


    This site is great
    Really helpful and great community
    I have been reading from here well before I jpined
     
  19. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    I pulled out the S/S coil and leave the clear silicon in place then I jam in a 14mm GonG into the top of the black filling chamber cap. One of these;
    [​IMG]
    As a bonus, my M18 Vapcap fis in the end of them too.
     
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  20. felon167inc

    felon167inc Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have similar set up but on outside of black chamber with 18mm
    How do you leave it in the billy without holding it by hand to support the weight was my query

    Also how did you manage to get 2 hr sessions and use it almost as an on demand instead of session vape?
     
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  21. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    Fill up the black filling chamber to the GonG, should get near 1.5 grams all up start at 6 and slowly step up to 7, later in the sesh you will have to wait for the Plenty to hit the top of the heat cycle to get vapor(as soon as the heat LED turns off). My Plenty balances just fine in my Mobius sidecar knock off by itself.
     
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  22. felon167inc

    felon167inc Well-Known Member

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    okay, I understand most of it now
    How do you prevent the herb drying out over the 2 hrs when you walk away, as you said you leave and come back....i have found the weed can dry out if left in chamber and not all vaped at once

    Cheers for responding
     
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  23. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    That 2 hours, the only break I had was waiting for the LED click to tell me I was at the top of the heat cycle and ready to suck again.
    I sure do take the whole filling chamber off the other times a sesh gets interrupted and pull through the chamber until it cools a bit to stop extra drying out/roasting.
     
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  24. felon167inc

    felon167inc Well-Known Member

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    Ah sweet
    Thank you, that makes sense to me fully now
     
  25. O-G-Reg

    O-G-Reg Space-time aberration

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    I’ve been enjoying the Plenty since Monday. It is my first vape. I’m going to leave this review for those considering it.
    I will preference by saying that I’m an able bodied person with a bit of history with non-tobacco combustion.

    I ordered my unit through POTV on 15% off sale (code S&B15), and a reducer. It came in a timley manner with free shipping, a POTV provided quality metal grinder, and small plastic air sealed herb container. The Plenty itself also came with a cheaper looking plastic grinder, brush, screens, extra silicon sleeves for the coil, concentrate pads, and good instructions.

    Review:
    BUILD:
    The Plenty seems pretty solid. There are a few plastic pieces such as the one that holds the chamber or that hold the coil to the unit, that seem a bit flimsy but nothing too bad and are easily replaced. The stock mouthpiece is plastic, not a big deal but I’d like to see it be any other material. My biggest gripe is that the unit cannot Naturally stand vertically like you see it presented. You actually need to rest it on its side, which has caused my herbs to shift significantly from the minor impact//gravity, even when filling a full load. You can use the brush as a kickstand or implement your own, but i’d like to see a better solution.

    FUNCTION
    Easy to use. Minimal technique needed to load well. Just grind fill per illustrated instructions. I’ve been able to get good even ABV with maybe one or two uses learning curve.

    The heating strategy takes a tiny bit to get used to though and can be a bit of a nuisance; I’m sure its saving vapor from getting wasted. The Plenty has a 1-7 dial which correspons to a temp range it will heat the load at per instructions. The Plenty heats to this temps upper bound and then turns off and the temp slowly begins to fall. Pulling the handle will start the heater again once the temp has fallen to a point below some lower bounds, and the process repeats. This means that the Plenty cant really maintain a constant temperature. You will need to wait for half a min or so now and then for the unit to heat back up to a specific temp, even if the handle is continually pressed (ie with a rubberband). It takes a bit to get used too but its not going to add more than 2-3 mins to extracting fairly continuously with a full load which is MASSIVE with this thing. Just make sure everyone watches the temp gague before drawing.

    The ~13 dollar reducer is worth it. Even ABV. Easy to swap out. I don’t use the capsules. Cuts the load to an estimated 1/3 -1/4. No change in vapor quality I could detect. I’ll give the reducer a 9/10. The metal surrounding the smaller screen acting as a spacer in the reducer is easy to get herb into and not as easy to get out of. Especially if you arent precise with loading or if you set the unit on its side sometimes and it shifts (seriously, this thing needs feet)

    MAINTENANCE
    Very minimal. Just brush the screens. Every now and then youll need to clean the airpath which doesnt seem so bad.


    VAPOR
    Vapor is smooth and tasty and the Plenty has a good temp range (up to 420 f)!

    OVERALL
    Aside from a few quirks (handle//heating pattern, cant stand upright) the Plenty is a great product especially for the price.

    8.8/10. Would buy again in a heartbeat.
     
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