Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by magicflight, May 16, 2009.
Perhaps some ISO alcohol to clean? Some washers from the hardware store?
As for myself, I get it this fine buy using this grinder described here.
Awesome grind, for the price I will have to buy one and try
I was thinking about using stuff I have at home like glass beads or balls from piercings ( I have a lot of both lol) I think a couple or three of them in a small BHO bottle will do the work.
I've used the coin in a pill bottle trick and it works amazingly well. In my limited experience, round objects did not work as well, but they did help.
I get as coarse or fine a grind with my Mendo Mulcher, as with any combo of grinders I've had. In the past, I used 2 -3 different grinders, depending what vape I wanted to use. It was a world of difference between what I wanted for the MFLB and the HI.
For HI grind, literally, 2 full turns (clockwise/counter) and its good for the HI and VB. 5 turns or more... 10 and you're getting close to kief. Takes a Hell of a long time, to gunk it up to.
Ya know, I might gift my 4 piece Sharp Stone buy a SCS (I MEAN A FREAKING MENDO MULCHER!!!) after seeing you talk so lovingly about it (plus the grind pics were solid.)
...you saw nothing... (and you might want to update the piece you quoted from me, or maybe not for comedic effect)
This is/was my 5th grinder. It is the only one, I have ever liked. I'd give the MFLB one high marks, if it weren't so damn small. hurts my hands. The new Mendo's with the larger top cap, is so easy to grip and turn.
Its funny, it doesn't have that silky smooth turn, of some of the gasket grinders... but, the fit is superb, being made out of a solid piece of aluminum and as I said, nearly impossible to gunk up. Oh and the magnet is STRONG. Grip it by the top and swing it around strong.
I have come to the same conclusion. My original charger died within a month or so and the retailer wanted me to return the whole unit. So, I just bought a cheap EverReady charger, that seems to be when the problem started. The thing is, I was so new to the box I didn't realize it wasn't normal.
I just ordered a new set of powerex's and a good charger. Hopefully problem solved.
Hello Everybody, I am new to the forum.I have tried searching on google to find out how to dry your weed to get it ready to grind and vap with the magic flight. I have found where some but it seems like these methods are more for freshly clips nugs. What do you usually do to dry it before vaping? Are there any tips to know when a nug is dried just enough to vape good but not lose thc?
when i first got my LB i went out and got an Energizer 15 min charger, since MF recommended it to frequent users on their FAQ page.. but i didn't like it either... batteries didn't hold a charge long enough, and i was degrading batteries fast... i went from that to just topping off my batteries after each trench and draining them once a week or so.. seemed to work good enough for me... iv'e never had the chance to use a nice charger, just the MF one
Howdy, welcome to the forum. Good question.
I think a good starting place is too dry herb works better than too moist. Vitolo suggests a good test, if your bud grinds (cuts rather than tears) it's probably dry enough. So try grinding a bit, if it doesn't do well, leave it open in a warm spot for a while longer and try again.
You generally don't loose THC by curing, I wouldn't let that hang you up. For sure the bud is going to get heated until it's really really dry before vaping starts anyway (costing you battery life and 'box time' in the process). If it's going to dry out anyway, why fight it before?
I don't dry buds enough so they crumble, although some do. I grind when it's dry enough to grind well then leave it open for a while to dry some more (it dries much better after grinding since there's more surface area then). You quickly develop a feel for what ground herb that will quickly vape in the box looks like going it.
It's all good, 'take it out and play with it'.
That's not at all surprising really, let's look at that recommendation:
"Anyone looking for the fastest possible alternative charger which is known to be reliable should consider the Energizer 15-minute charger with the Maha Powerex 2700mAh batteries. This is the best combination for people who use the Box at least once every day and who are looking for optimum runtime performance. (The Energizer batteries themselves are not nearly as good -- take it or leave it,"
To me the first part sets the tone. Performance is being sacrificed at the altar of speed. This is for a special case where other desirable features are 'traded away'. The more general advice that follows is IMO much more useful:
"As an alternative configuration for people who use the Box less frequently (not every day) but are still interested in optimum performance, Magic-Flight recommends the Imedion batteries and the Maha MH-C9000 charger -- this is the best overall combination for both battery longevity and long vaping sessions. Be advised that this charger is somewhat more complex to use than most chargers and will be more expensive than most to purchase. Magic-Flight staff uses the Maha MH-C9000 internally and find them to be excellent. They are a bit arcane for the average user, but for those who are into the advanced "tech" of rechargeable batteries, it is a great unit"
Notice the Imedion (the battery MF uses) and the Energizer charger is not a recommended configuration. That charger abuses those batteries. IMO that's important for folks to consider when they look to upgrade from the factory provided gear.
I leave it out for an hour or so? The stuff you find is for curing, we're drying. Sometimes I'll put it in the hand grinders, grind up some, and take off the top to let it sit on my desk for an hour or so. Give it a quick secondary grind (which should be easier by this point). You can also leave the top of your container off. You won't destroy any cannabinoids by letting it sit out for a bit to remove the moisture, but you will if you try to use too much heat to dry it (such as an oven or some such idea.)
Thats a big help, I am going to try this. I really havnt been getting the most out of it since it has been a little moist so after a hit or two it starts clumping up. I contacted magic flight and they say "bone dry" but I wasnt to sure about it being that dry. So thank you again.
MFLB Owner for two years now. Finally pulled the trigger, I just ordered a Power Adapter, Walnut Finishing Grinder, and a Walnut Stem!
When we talk about dryness here we mean water content. Clumping is due to stickiness, which comes from the trichomes and is usually a Good Thing. I keep my stash mostly frozen, which tends to reduce moisture content. For daily use, at my desk I keep a small amount of each strain in a pill bottle along with a desiccant packet. By the time I use it, water content is pretty close to zero.
Before someone reacts in horror (which happened the last time I mentioned this) the desiccant comes with my medication.
I don't see a problem. I keep a desiccant pack in with my medicine all the time.
Some people don't like those... CHEMICALS.... all over and around their goodies. Funny because when I get the factory bottles of pills (not the ones in the store bottles) they've all got desiccants too.
Shot this one a while ago, a more candid video?
Easily remedied. I put my desiccant pack in an open baggy that way it never touches the herbs, but can still do its job.
Same here. Lots of times when I get a prescription refilled, they just slap a label on the bottle that came directly from the drug company. Every bottle contains a desiccant pack. Right now, my Synthroid bottle has a round desiccant pack right in with the pills, and I never took it out.
No problem, provided the pack is food grade. Not all of them are. Often the (usually larger) ones that come in instruments and the like are not at all good for you inside (not a problem if you're a camera....).
There are also food grade desiccants with indicators (that change color with water content) you can put in a small jar or vial with holes in the lid until it's full, then pop it in the oven until it changes back and you're good to go again. Most of the common desiccants in food are not reversible (IIRC there's a gel change?).
I'm not worried about the ones I get from my medicine bottles.
To try and get back on topic, using the desiccants, I can keep my medicine really dry, perfect for the MFLB.
Works for me. Of the many things about you I worry about, what kind of desiccant comes from your medicine bottles missed the list somehow anyway?
I agree with not worrying. Some things you have to take on faith. Besides which if it turns out to be toxic and kills you you can always sue the drug company, right?
I found some herb under the couch that had been obviously been there for quite some time. It was so dry that I was able to crumble it between my thumb and finger to a coffee grinder consistency. Well, that trench vaped up better than anything else I'd previously tried in my LB! I think what you'd call "fully dried herb" for smoking would be way too moist for efficient vaping! This seems to be a big part of the vape learning curve for those recently making the transition.
(Oh, and the reason all those Ancient Alien shows exist is because of silly people like me who love those over-the-top esoteric, ridiculous (but creative) theories. I always found it to pair well with full trench.)
I have been using the new Concentrate Tray.
I thought I would show you the R&D that
led up to the BETA Testing model seen to the right.
The first one to the left was the lightest in weight.. the thinnest, and sort of my favorite... but one does need to do a balancing act with that bubbling dab that sits on top of it!
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