Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by magicflight, May 16, 2009.
It works herbs should be BONE DRY when using the FG
Any suggestions on drying it out more in a quick manner Fated?
It's never wet, always just a tid on the sticky moist deliciousness stage that's about perfect for combustion.
Nothin special, let some nugs watch me sleep overnight on the cover of a good book. You read right?
Not a ton, but I'll find something
I'm trying to figure out why my herb was clumping with moisture when using Orbiter. Whips were set up right. I did not overfill, and I used warm water.
Anyone have an ideas on why this happened? Sucking too hard maybe?
Orbiter did require me to pay attention to technique. It may take experimentation. For me, I had to increase my draw rate.
Have you tried the exact same material without the Orbiter? Remembering to shake appropriately between each hit?
For me, I actually get random clumping, but the only issue it causes me is requiring some extra shaking in between hits to break them up.
True, but if the herb is supposed to be getting drier in the trench (no backlash of moisture coming up the tube) THEN herb clumping with wetness can't be right. I'm just to figure out what may have caused this.
Why do you think it is wetness causing the clumping? I've personally had very dry herb clump, and I never did figure out why. Resin pockets was the best guess I could come up with. Is it totally not clumping without the Orbiter and clumping consistently with ?
I still think it's the kief making it clump?
Because I know how dry it was when I filled the trench. When I saw the clumping and realized I wasn't getting much vapor on the last few hits, I handled the herb with my fingers--wet.
I had one good session by myself. When a friend joined in, the wetness occurred. Also, the LB works perfectly apart from the Orbiter.
PS, I am not using Kief, only very dry herb.
Hmmm. Now I understand your confusion as to what is going on. Are you pulling the ground glass from the Orbiter when you clear it? Just trying to think out loud about what could pull moisture back to the box.
Not messing with it at all. Should I?
I always pull the gong on the whip that goes to the LB from the Orbiter when I clear mine. Just like I would when pulling a bowl from a bong. Might be worth a try?
How do I clean my wooden stem without ruining it? Inquiring minds want to know.
liquor.... NOT overproof.. and not "cordials" or sugary stuff
regular rum will do.. or even gin
Mildly dampen a pipe cleaner... (not wet)
floss back and forth a few times...
let dry naturally for a few minutes.
Can anyone please enlighten me as to whether a Launch Box with a nasty, blackened bowl is likely to be stopped by Canadian / American customs, if sent through postage in either your opinion, or your experience?
Land crossing or airport? Risk is much lower if by land.
Your LB not only has a blackened screen, it has accumulated resin under the screen that is impossible to remove. In my opinion, you aren't likely to be challenged unless you act guilty and provoke a search. If they find it and recognize it for what it is, I think they'd confiscate it but not charge you, but that's just my guess. It's not a risk I'd take because even without a charge, you could be turned back at the border and once that happens, your ability to cross over is severely hampered or even non-existent.
I agree with PAK. If they stumble on it and have no other issues it's likely to pass. If there's herb with it or you've given them reason to 'look for something', that's plenty. It's the very sort of thing that might put you on a list you'd like to stay off really.
I have friends who's lives are forever impacted from such innocent sins in the past. One is convinced it's cost him several jobs over the years. There are plenty of guys without such 'black marks' I guess, he has a point? Another was with a group caught at that border (going North) many years ago, he wasn't holding, but got on a list anyway and now enjoys 'the full treatment' every time he crosses. He treats it as a joke. I would not.
A brand new vape you can abandon later (one that doesn't have any residue so it's a simple paraphernalia beef) might be a better call?
Be a pity to blow a Holiday in customs somewhere.......
keep the instructions with the unit... that say nothing about marijuana.
"I'm trying to quit smoking" is a decent comment to make!
also keep a cheap pouch of Bugler (tobacco) with the unit.
ALSO.... fill the trench with unused tobacco.. and just leave it full for travel.
You can easily dump the clean tobacco when you wish to use the unit, and then replace the clean tobacco when done.
Would also suggest to avoid the risk, if you can't be stopped go with @Vitolo Tipp.
You could also fill it with ground peppermint and vape a few trenches of peppermint before to mask the smell.
Carrying the MFLB filled with peppermint and alongside peppermint could also help to avoid alarming thoughts.
Sorry, I guess I should have specified that I was referring to postal customs. I will edit the original post to reflect that. There are still many great replies here, so thank you all kindly.
IMO that lowers the risk they will find it, but increases the risk if they do. They can't 'let it pass' or 'sweep it under the rug' once they go inside that package, reports will have to be made and that makes you (and whoever it's addressed to) SOL. While it might makes some sense you're traveling with your 'quit smoking tools' that won't cover it shipped I think. Best go with a new one? Once that 'what is this?' question is asked by Customs, not many good answers can follow in that case......
Stay safe? Enjoy your visit.
I was planning on unloading it, not traveling with it, but you folks have convinced me to keep it within the country. What if I wanted to return it? Does it being sent to the manufacturer make it any less likely to be stopped? I am sure that Magic Flight would warranty it for the blackness (opinions on that would also be welcome). It may be a little more work but get me a little more money in the end. Does anyone think that warranty before sale makes more (or less) sense?
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