The Lotus Vaporizer

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Max Jitter, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Basti

    Basti Member

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    I use the Lotus for some weeks now and I never combusted till yet. IMO it s very easy to use and the hits are very satisfying. It's perfect for vape and go... thats why I use it almost every day ;-)
     
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  2. Gray Area

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    @dos equis do you move the flame around after the initial pre-heat? I usually move the flame around in circles, pull it away for a moment then move it closer etc, using the heat from the stem as feedback... the flames moving all the time.

    Always use my lotus dry. Prob easier to judge than through a glass piece as I've found you get used to the heat of the vapour in your mouth.

    :tup:
     
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  3. dos equis

    dos equis Well-Known Member

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    I try to move it around a little yeah. I should probably focus on draw speed and where I hold the flame.
    I always use it dry too :D
     
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  4. Montell

    Montell New Member

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    Looking at the lotus or sticky brick for dry herb, has anyone tried both and which they prefer?
     
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  5. Vaporbabe

    Vaporbabe New Member

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    I simply love the Lotus - from the ease of use to full flavourful clouds of vape! On the go and good for the camper, I am truly impressed with this vaporizer! Never a dull moment when the Lotus is near :)
     
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  6. dos equis

    dos equis Well-Known Member

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    I have been using the Lotus for a couple of weeks now, enjoying it a lot. I am picking up an OG Sticky Brick today though!

    Gotta say the Lotus is the most easily cleaned vaporizer I have owned. Put some ISO in a container along with the Lotus, shake it thoroughly and the whole thing looks good as new.
     
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  7. Montell

    Montell New Member

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    Awesome if you could follow up after you have the brick it would be great and how it stacks up.
     
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  8. dos equis

    dos equis Well-Known Member

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    Definitely get the Sticky Brick if it's between one of these two. It's great!
     
  9. Max Jitter

    Max Jitter Manufacturer Manufacturer

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    A big difference between the Lotus and Sticky Brick is that the Lotus separates the butane fumes from the air you are inhaling.
    http://pureanalytics.net/blog/2013/08/24/to-dab-or-not-to-dab/

    With the craze for dabbing on the rise, butane manufacturers have begun labeling their wares as “Triple refined” or “6 times refined”. These descriptions are meaningless. There are only 2 designations that matter, industrial grade vs. ultra high purity when it comes to gas and solvent. None of the small containers of butane sold in head-shops are “ultra high purity”. This means that they may contain many other chemicals, some known neurotoxins in the case of low-grade gases.

    The choice is yours.
     
  10. cybrguy

    cybrguy Patience Rewards

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    For any who may be concerned about breathing in the results of butane combustion, the Lotus is the clear winner between the two. I have never been able to get comfortable with that idea. With the lotus the incoming air is fresh.

    Obviously others are not concerned. Call me paranoid. :)

    Oops, I see Max beat me too it.
     
  11. dos equis

    dos equis Well-Known Member

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    That's a good point. At the same time, how much crap do you inhale walking near traffic?

    I feel bad now though. I had just finished testing two new units when I wrote my comment. To put it this way, I'm glad I have both units. They serve different purposes in many ways and I am definitely glad I have both!

    Do you happen to know if Xikar Purofine is regarded as 'good'?
     
  12. Max Jitter

    Max Jitter Manufacturer Manufacturer

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    I don't know about the quality of Xikar butane. According to pureanalytics.com, filtering doesn't mean anything, but a chemist friend said that each filtration process removes another contaminant. I do know that cheap butane plugs the lighters.
    That is the extent of my butane knowledge.
     
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  13. colgorkan

    colgorkan Well-Known Member

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    Clicked in the Sticky Brick video. Looked pretty cool, unique design, nice looking wood, stainless and glass vapor path, convection, magnets!! hmm, what is this? intriguing... and then he lights a torch and proceeds to suck the flame straight into the vapor path into his lungs. Eww my visceral reaction is nope.
     
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  14. shobgoblin

    shobgoblin New Member

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    Someone save me, I feel like I'm doing something awfully wrong.

    I just picked up a Lotus from the classifieds but nearly as soon as I start heating it it starts SMOKING and I'm not talking the good stuff, it's catching on fire. I was excited to get it but now I'm at a loss; the whole unit has a slight woody taste to it now and I'm worried I've thrown my money away.

    Is there any way I can kill the taste and get it to work right? I think my torch might have been too high powered.

    Update: Fuck.[​IMG]
     
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  15. colgorkan

    colgorkan Well-Known Member

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    Over time they do get a bit torched on the inside with heavy use and that one does look like it got excessively hot although the damage looks superficial. I don't remember any of my interior plates (with the ring of holes) being discolored like that but that could just be the photo. Id probably just brush and remove the loose char with a toothbrush and cloth and reassemble. Be really careful not to strip your screwholes. A couple bowls and it'll be ok. Is the nickle heat exchange plate cracked or pitted through, if so a replacement is $15.00. If it is one if the older ribbed ones I'd probably replace it anyway.

    What torch are you using? Shop torches for soldering etc can be way too strong. A decent portable single flame torch works best and having a supply of decent torches is essential for enjoying the vape. The ones available from MT are good as are the vapman torches and several others such as Zico models.

    I think most of use preheat until you can just see a spot with a bit of a glow in the center of the plate (beware, not always visible in bright sunlight) and then back off a bit to maintain a proper temperature. Good luck.
     
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