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The Mighty by Storz & Bickel

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

  1. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    I mostly only use the capsules in my Mighty for flower/concentrate sandwiches.

    For smaller doses, I just put the load in the oven natively then put a liquid pad on top and press it in. Provides a good conduction element to the heat at the end of the session and the AVB looks great.

    Just something to think about.

    Cheers
     
  2. ktmstick

    ktmstick Well-Known Member

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    See a previous post of mine about making micro dose capsules using a liquid pad and screen so you never have to remove a liquid pad again.

     
  3. HughJundys

    HughJundys Hugh G Rection

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    New to the forum and to the entire vape scene.

    This is my Mighty story:

    I'm a long time heavy herb smoker. My min. is 1/2 oz a week. Two months ago it was 3/4 of an oz a week. When you put that much herb to a lighter, in a pipe, for a decade or two there are some things that you notice (and probably a lot you don't).

    I suppose the first thing would be the expense. I am fortunate enough to be able to absorb that expense but it's still money that could be used for other entertainment.

    Respiratory issues. Up until two months ago I had been coughing up black goopy gross phlegm for years. Smoke a bowl, cough up black phlegm. Walk around the block, cough up black phlegm. Finish a meal at a fine restaurant, cough up black phlegm. Wake up in the middle of the night, cough up black phlegm. Take a tolerance break for two weeks, cough up black phlegm.

    You look like shit. I suspect in some peoples cases it may be just heavy allergies but I always feel like I can pick out heavy herb smokers out in public just by the look of their eyes. It doesn't matter if they or I used Visine. The dark circles, the irritated red lids were always a give away.

    I never told my doctor I had this habit but I'm certain he could tell by looking at me. One day he just came out and said, "hey do you smoke" and pinched his forefinger and thumb up to his lips in the motion of smoking a joint. I responded to the affirmative. He told me that he'd never recommend anyone ingesting substances by smoking them. He also wasn't a fan of marijuana. He then said, "if you are going to do this then you should look into vaping it. It is much healthier than burning it."

    The conversation with my doctor had happened a couple years ago. I knew nothing then and only very slightly more now about vaping. I thought it was just the pens and the liquid. I started there. Over the time span of 6 months I bought 3 different pens and many many different liquids. Some were good, like the Rove products, but most weren't. Almost every one of them gave me this odd chemical after taste. The problem was there was no way these pens were going to stop me from using a pipe and a lighter. The pens were more just a fun thing to have around or a filler for when my supplier was running late. They weren't a device that was going to work for me all day every day.

    Next I watched some guy on you tube really get excited about the Fire Fly 2. I started getting more info on it. Vape Critic got me real excited when I saw these big clouds and he talked about this awesome flavor. I bought it. I must be the worlds least skilled vape dude because I could never get much more than a wisp of a cloud. Frustrating! I wrote the manufacturer and asked some people in a computer nerd forum I belong for help. People tried to help but I kept failing with that device. I think I was looking for that full lung feeling you get from taking a drag off a combusted bowl. I just could not get it with the FF2. I was doing it wrong and could never figure out how to do it right.

    I gave up.

    More black phlegm.

    Around New Years I got the urge to look at the various devices again. I stumbled across the videos posted by Tony at 420Vapezone. In several videos he expressed a love for this ugly plastic black box, the Mighty. He was persuasive and after a few days I ordered one from Puff It Up.

    When I got the Mighty I had some real anxiety. I wanted it to work so bad but my experience had been with vaping that it would likely fail. I wanted that full lung feel, I wanted to taste this yummyness that everyone talked about, I wanted to blow out a cloud. I loaded my first bowl with the cute little round loading device they provided. Ok, that was fun. I have to admit there is something about the process of loading a bowl that I enjoy. Then I had my first session with the Mighty.

    I am a very experienced smoker with a high tolerance level. I had no idea that when the Germans came my house and brought me this device, this Mighty device, they weren't fucking around.

    Full lung hit...check, awesome taste...check (holy shit this is what weed tastes like?), blow out a cloud...check.

    Two months later -

    I use 1/4 oz less a week. That savings paid for my device in the first month. I'm not getting less enjoyment or doing less sessions this device just uses the product more efficiently.

    No coughing up black phlegm. It's over. It just doesn't happen with this. Do a big hit and cough from time to time, absolutely. No more black sticky phlegm comes with it.

    No more dirty resin filled pipes and sticky tar everywhere.

    I still look like shit but dark circles and red rimmed eye lids are gone.

    I've tried 15-20 different plants. It's a lot of fun testing strains and finding what I really love.

    My Brother-In-Law bought one from Puff It Up shortly after trying mine. He loves it.

    All the guys at my poker game love it.

    I've bought nearly every accessory that goes with it, had a tray made, bought a case.

    I haven't smoked a bowl via combustion since that first day. I have zero desire to ever have it that way again.

    I'm a big Mighty fan.


    TLDR: I like the Mighty.
     
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  4. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome @HughJundys.

    Just wanted to say I LOVE your avatar and fc name!
     
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  5. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    The Mighty is indeed mighty. Still king of portables (transportables?) in my book.

    Cheers and I'm so glad you found a vape you love. I'm not a FF2 fan at all (and neither are a lot of other people) but it does also have a good number of people who love it. But most I know are sort of in the same boat....just can't seem to get it to work well. They have issued a firmware update that some say has changed the game, but I have no first hand info on that.

    Enough....this is a Mighty thread, sorry for the slight hijack.
     
  6. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Welcome to the "light" side, as succinctly said by @Mr. Me2
    You have been affirmed as using a tool worthy of mention and love!
    My welcome is to you as a Vaporist.
    Your days are going to get better and better, and your levels of medication will blossom.
    Good Job!
     
  7. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Welcome!
    You're going to make a fine comustion-fucker.
     
  8. Kurtdigglur

    Kurtdigglur Long draws

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    I’m surprised how well it handles micro dosing. Almost didn’t get one because I heard it wasn’t that good at it. I can get 4 to 5 hits with just the bottom screen covered and then a few more with boost mode. There is something high tech feeling about the vape too. I get excited every time I’m about to take the first pull.
     
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  9. vaporRider

    vaporRider New Member

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    Hello, I just got a Mighty, and I wanted to know if I can load half a bowl without the liquid pad. Will it make a mess? What's the least amount you can load without the liquid pad?

    I read that the liquid pad scratches the bowl, and that it gets hard to clean after because of that. Also, some people say that the liquid pad doesn't last long because it starts to affect the taste after some time, and even cleaning it with iso alcohol won't remove the bad taste. How long does it last?

    Thanks.
     
  10. Kurtdigglur

    Kurtdigglur Long draws

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    Might have to pack it up because conduction heat. Why the pad is there to fill the air gap, I believe. I’m a noob as well though so m not certain. I use the liquid pad and it seems fine. Why not just get the dosing Capsules? They will keep it even cleaner.
     
  11. analytika

    analytika Well-Known Member

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    Two fantastic user reports. Coincidentally from opposite ends of the user spectrum, in some ways. Kind of content I come here to read. Thank you both so much. Bravo!

    Btw, what's a good source for the capsule version of the liquid concentrates pads?
     
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  12. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    Something to keep in mind is that it's not good for the material to be loose enough to swirl around in the chamber (also not great for super-tight pack, which restricts air flow and can prevent thorough extraction). There are several ways to achieve this.

    For half-bowl folks, I think dosing caps are an ideal solution. And, yes they do keep chamber cleaner.

    There's also the 'top screen' method. Take a standard Mighty-size screen (regular or fine) and make a single cut with scissors from a point on the edge directly to the center. This allows the screen to become smaller diameter and press fit in the chamber over a small load. You can also do it as two cuts, making a small 'v', creating a Pac-man look.

    I can usually think up enough 'needs' to make a purchase over $25 at S&B website, which makes U.S. shipping free. Extra c/u, screens, wear and tear kit, capsules, etc.
    VAAS!
     
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  13. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    I never tried a small load in my Crafty without a spacer. But I don’t like the pad. I use a screen.
    Cut a wedge out of the screen so it looks like pac man. Pull the two edges together so it makes a cone and use it as a spacer on top of you load.

    It works great and much cleaner than using the pad.

    Enjoy!
     
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  14. vaporRider

    vaporRider New Member

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    I definitely like the idea of using a screen instead of the LP for small bowls. Do you make a cone with the screen to avoid scratching the bowl?

    Thank you.

    Nevermind, I get it (the pressure). I had to try it ;)

    Have a good day, thanks.
     
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  15. analytika

    analytika Well-Known Member

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    Great suggestion. I forget to go straight to S&B.

    It turns out S&B has in stock now an 8 capsule carrier + 8 capsules + 8 (!) capsule size liquid pads for under $10, that's less than 2x the price for 4 capsule sized liquid pads alone.

    IMHO nothing wrong with microdosing a sprinkle of material loose inside a dosing capsule, without pad. It may fly around, but stays well contained inside the capsule. It's more of a convection than conduction experience, takes a few more draws than with a pad topper, but the Mighty certainly has the power to fully extract. And sometimes, when microdosing, it's nice to take a handful of draws, at a range of temperatures, rather than to hit it and quit it.
     
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  16. dzoinp

    dzoinp Well-Known Member

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    My half a bowl mod:
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    https://imgur.com/oTnxS7z

    https://imgur.com/rm4qc3N[​IMG]
     
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  17. HughJundys

    HughJundys Hugh G Rection

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    I like the dosing capsules. My first few weeks with the Mighty I didn't use them. I enjoyed using the loading tool.
    The capsules keep my Mighty cleaner. It's interesting, the capsules seem to never get dirty but the lids I am constantly cleaning.
     
  18. ktmstick

    ktmstick Well-Known Member

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    I think where the hot lids touch the (relatively) cold cooling unit you get alot of vapor condensing.
     
  19. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Not a mystery...
    the lids are in the direction that hot air/suction is flowing.... so naturally they take the filtration load.
    You will only (with convection vapes primarily, but in the end all vapes.....)
    ...have cleaning at the surfaces facing the airflow, but little to no cleaning in the air path directly nearest the heat moving forward.
    The physics makes great sense.....
    the oils, sublimates, and herbal deposits will be on the final surface, on it's way to your lungs.
     
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  20. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    I just use capsules and have for a long time. You can remove the cooling unit screen if you use the capsules with no real problems. We mostly vape rosin in our mighty, so the cooling unit gets gooey with golden resin, that of course you can put on a liquid pad and continue the circle.

    And as long as I'm at it when you clean your mighty's cooling unit, I like to put it in a plastic bag and cover the parts in Iso alcohol, then put the bag in hot water for a few minutes and swirl it around. A tip I picked up here that works great. Rinse well, dry and your good to go.

    Our mighty is now 40 months old and the batteries are only good for 3-4 bowls before recharging. Soon I'll send it in for another mighty. Still love it after 40 months.

    Btw great post above introducing yourself! Welcome to the mighty nation.
     
  21. tonuzzi

    tonuzzi Vaped and Confused

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    So unfortunately after only 1 week of using my new Mighty the casing where the cooling unit screws into
    the Mighty is cracking and is chipping away. RMA has been initiated.
    Unreal!!
     
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  22. Rollingstoned

    Rollingstoned Member

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    Dont worry they will take care of it quick, i started my RMA monday and my replacement should be coming tomorrow. Shitty week without the mighty but im well excited to start again!
     
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  23. bmore

    bmore Member

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    I'm on year 4 with my mighty and have had zero issues. It really is a great portable vape.
     
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  24. tdriver

    tdriver Well-Known Member

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    interesting, not even a crack or chipping on the case where the cooling unit sits? way to go!!!
    my first one "chipped" after 2 years (1 session/day) not much but enough to get annoyed by it....
    now 1 year with the new one, it's still good , but i'm already thinking to get a spare case somehow....(if s&b sells them as spare parts)
    without sending in the unit. :wave:
     
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  25. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    My first Mighty is nearly 3. Second one is 2 1/2. Small piece of fin chipped off the newer one. Otherwise, no issues with either.

    If one died, I’d buy another one immediately. Nothing beats the Mighty. :clap::nod:
     
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