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The Mighty by Storz & Bickel

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Roger D, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. MileHighHuman

    MileHighHuman Active Member

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    Is it bad to leave the Mighty laying while powered on and in use?
     
  2. darbarikanada

    darbarikanada Well-Known Member

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    there's nothing in the manual that says anything like this - I wouldn't worry about it. (I think the discussion about it not standing up is mostly about loading the bowl)
     
  3. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    Although it may not be a "risk", I've always been concerned about goo running or sticking where it shouldn't
     
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  4. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    I've been just using rosin in my mighty and the only part that gets sticky is the cooling unit.

    Using the capsules for herb and now lately for concentrates keeps the bowl or heating chamber nice and clean.

    And my wife uses our mighty as much as me and she lays it down between hits all the time. Can't ignore Facebook even for a moment, lol.
     
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  5. Aimless Ryan

    Aimless Ryan Came to read about grinders; fucked combustion

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    I only got to use the dosing capsule that came with my Mighty once because I ran over it with my chair or something. Consequently, I never had a chance to get a feel for it. Considering my poor manual dexterity, I figured the work of filling each capsule must be more of a hassle than a work-saver.

    Having received another dosing capsule recently from a fellow FC member, I feel like I may have changed my mind. With the capsule I can exhaust a load in much less time than without a capsule. And the CU takes off the capsule lid for me. Also, it doesn't take any more work to load the capsule than it takes to load the bowl.

    I may order a bunch of these things now.

    Unfortunately, I think I got a lemon for a battery.
     
  6. justcametomind

    justcametomind IT'S TIME!

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    You may order the capsule holder. It comes with 4 or 5 capsules.
    What happens to me is that sometimes my CUs sticks to the entire capsule, not only the lid. So when I unscrew the CU out of the body of the Mighty, there's the capsule sticked to it.
     
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  7. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    Or the capsule magazine/filler tool, which holds (and comes with) 8 capsules. I bought 2 magazines and the 16 capsules have served me well for a long time.

    @Aimless Ryan, the filler funnel, which is the lid of the magazine, might be helpful for you. I use that all the time.
    I imagine the other problem for anyone with limited dexterity would be removal/opening of the capsule lids after use.

    The sticking - of capsule to cooling unit screen - is of course a factor of cleanliness and from letting Mighty cool down with the capsule still in it. Capsule lids may sometimes also be harder to remove when allowed to cool all the way.

    I usually can do up all 8 capsules without having to charge the battery. If you think your battery is less than optimal, by all means get that sorted out with S&B while you're still under warranty! They are great about replacing units with new ones! It's such a treat to get a new one (including all the accessories) in the mail. Be sure to get a free shipping label for returning yours - sometimes you have to specifically ask for a label.
     
  8. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    To answer your question, yes I've seen this problem on my mighty. I don't think it's broken or anything, I think it has to do with us being in Fahrenheit instead of Celsius.
     
  9. Aimless Ryan

    Aimless Ryan Came to read about grinders; fucked combustion

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    Thanks. I'll try to order a capsule loading tool soon. I was already thinking about it.

    Before I figured out the CU removes the lid most of the time, I figured out a pretty easy way to remove the lid. I just put the lid between my front teeth and pull on the bigger part with my finger and thumb. However, since the CU usually removes the lid, this is usually unnecessary.

    Now that I've expressed concern about my battery, I'm not so sure there's anything wrong with it. After my comment about potentially having a crappy battery, I timed some of my usage. From a full charge my battery indicator stayed on 6/6 through one heat-up cycle (410°), then 6 minutes of use, then another heat-up cycle and 4 minutes of use before the battery indicator dropped to 5/6.

    It also took about that long before the battery indicator dropped to 4/6.

    So my battery seems pretty good now. Apparently I'm just crazy.

    Now that I have used a capsule several times, I have the feeling capsules help the Mighty operate more efficiently by providing a little extra thermal mass. That is, I feel like the capsule may have aided my extra battery life because the oven didn't have to constantly heat up (as much as usual).
     
  10. Used2use

    Used2use Landrace racer

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    it can help to empty the batteries completly sometimes so the indicator can calibrate the capacity
     
  11. WildChild

    WildChild Seeking My Shangri-La

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    I have been using the capsules exclusively since I got my Mighty last Wednesday.

    In order to use less material, I put a 1/2" screen on the bottom of my capsule, load it about half full, place another 1/2" screen on top of the herb then set a thin-walled, stainless steel washer (as in nut & bolt washer, about 1/8" thick) on top to fill up the empty space before attaching the lid. I'm certain it adds extra thermal mass as my ABV is coming out a darker color after being spent.

    EDIT: I decided to use a dome screen on top of the 1/2" screen as a spacer instead of the washers. Didn't want all that extra metal in the capsule and it may have impeded airflow a bit.

    Man, this thing sure does produce thick clouds! I crank it to 210C (410F) for the whole session which only takes about 6 or 7 minutes. Found myself coughing a few times (which never happens to me) on larger draws. And it medicates really, really well. This thing is a little powerhouse for sure.

    Technically, I could get about eight or nine sessions per full charge but usually recharge when I am down to two bars. I follow @OF's advice on making the batteries last longer by only charging to five of six bars and not completely depleting the battery at any point.

    I'll be heading to Myanmar (Burma) next month for a one year contract and this will be the vaporizer I bring with me. I'll see if I can get a Buddhist monk to hold it for a photo op...
     
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  12. ChooChooCharlie

    ChooChooCharlie Hobo

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    @Aimless Ryan - I learned some nice capsule tips reading this thread

    To eliminate sticky capsules:
    • Remove CU screen
    • Swab inlet area after each session (easy with no screen)

    To reduce herb bits escaping capsule:
    • Fill the capsule
    • Or, stabilize a partially filled capsule with a spacer
     
  13. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    I will have owned my mighty 3 years in november, and I'm still learning new things about it. Yesterday I learned not to soak the cooling unit in simple green, lol.

    I have two cooling units and one was sticky from rosin resin. After scraping out some resin, I did my normal wash with iso alcohol, then rinsed. But it was sticky sticky. So I used what I use on my pipes. Simple green.

    It worked great took all the resin off and after rinsing the simple green off I let it dry and didn't use it for a few weeks. So yesterday I decide to clean my other cooling unit. So I scraped a little resin out then put it in a cup of simple green.

    Sometime after that my wife and I were vaping what tasted like simple green flavored rosn from the first cooling unit that I thought was clean and ready to use.

    Since then I recleaned it with iso alcohol, rinsed that off, then soaked it about 30 hours in water with Lemon concentrate.

    Today we detected a slight simple green taste at the very end of the session when the cooling unit was hot. I think it will be ok.

    The other cover got rinsed real well then spent the night in white vinegar and water. It still has a slight simple green smell, so it's now soaking in lemon water for a day or two.

    Moral of this story is, not every idea that pops into your head after a mighty concentrate session is a winner.
     
  14. disGRUNTled

    disGRUNTled Well-Known Member

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    Been a minute since I posted in the forum, and even more since I posted in this thread.Been using the Mighty the last couple of days and man I had forgotten how awesome this vape is. Getting ready for Irma with some Super Sour Diesel drinking a Belgian 16 e Specialty Ale and watching HBO Boxing After Dark
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  15. Vaporcussion

    Vaporcussion Well-Known Member

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    Yes, me too. It also sometimes shows the temp without displaying F or C No idea why, and the problem always goes away in a sec.

    Stay away from the FF2 imo, the Mighty can do micro loads using the mesh pad. Good Luck!
     
  16. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    I always use 99% iso alcohol.
    Separate two halves of cu (no further dis-assembly needed) and put them in a ziplock with 1 or 2 ounces of iso, then suspend that in a bowl or glass of very hot tap water, maybe 15 minutes. Take baggie out of water for occasional shake. Rinse with either a tad of clear iso or a lot of clear water.
     
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  17. Vaporcussion

    Vaporcussion Well-Known Member

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    My bowl has gotten all scraped up. I don't remember it getting this bad with the Crafty; could it be the capsules scratching it up? I'm sure that leaving spent capsules in overnight doesn't help, but any thoughts on this?
     
  18. Benito Juarez

    Benito Juarez New Member

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    Where is the best/cheapest place to get an authentic Mighty? Was going to go Vapor Nation, since there is free overnight shipping. I am in the USA. Many thanks.
     
  19. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    I recommend Puffitup. Make sure you tell them you're from fc (I forget the piu discount code...)
     
  20. ohmygodimsohigh

    ohmygodimsohigh Well-Known Member

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    I picked up the glass mouthpiece and glass water pipe adapter from puffitup, review and overly extensive demo session video is live now

    At one point I hard ordered a glass mouthpiece from some euro store, but it never arrived :(
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  21. WildChild

    WildChild Seeking My Shangri-La

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    I have a question for any of the high temperature Mighty users out there. I do my whole session at 410F from beginning to end. How many minutes of actual use should I be getting off a full battery charge when vaping entirely at the max temperature? I realize that S&B's claim of 90 minutes of use per charge will not apply to me because of my high temperature use.

    Thank you in advance for your time.

    EDIT: One more question: Is it true that, in time, when my battery will no longer hold a charge I will still be able to use my Mighty plugged in? I mean if the battery will no longer hold any charge at all...
     
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  22. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    My mighty is 34 months old and I get roughly 5, maybe 6 sessions vaping rosin at 410F. I don't keep track of time. When new, obviously, it lasted longer.

    Idk about pass through charging use as I never tried that.
     
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  23. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    This is from S&B support page, under Mghty/FAQ's:

    "Yes. If the MIGHTY is operated while plugged in, the batteries will be bypassed. Therefore, the MIGHTY can be used even with completely drained batteries if it is plugged in and switched on."

    I love using Mighty plugged in and watching the charge level actually go UP during use. This is one huge difference between Crafty and Mighty; with Mighty you never have to wait for re-charge as long as power is nearby. It seems to bypass the battery, except when desired temp is reached (no heat being created), then it goes into charge mode.

    But I do understand that your question is still not fully answered. The statement above (from S&B) describes a depleted battery situation, not necessarily a dead battery situation. I, too, have often wondered whether Mighty could just live on forever as a plug-in even after battery death.
     
  24. Used2use

    Used2use Landrace racer

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    only way to find out is kill the batteries :evil: - maybe only charge it from zero to one bar all the time :D
    but it's really astonishing that there are no reports about that till now, batteries seem to hold up even degraded pretty long...
     
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  25. Vaporcussion

    Vaporcussion Well-Known Member

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    Me too! This is the only vape I know of that can do that. (as we all know, Crafty and IQ need 20% to turn on and neither can charge faster than depletion...)
     

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