Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by RastaBuddhaTao, Jul 18, 2015.
How can I fix this? Looks like there’s some weed stuck in there, but I’m not sure. I’ve tried to remove it with the wood stir or blowing and no luck.
Try a finer pointed tip, like a toothpick or needle
Let the mystery be. You are going to pick at a natural seal.
Mine is the same but I’m not concerned with it. Is there a reason you need to remove?
If using something metal just be sure to not pierce the top fine mesh screen which extends lower in the joint under which is the support screen for stability.
So you would say the toothpick is better? Any other alternatives so I don’t risk piercing the mesh screen?
Honestly, it’s just kind of OCD. Maybe I’ll just leave as this.
I am the same way so I always poke and blow out my Zi/Mi every bowl pretty much. Start with toothpick to be safe, a steel toothpick from my old Air is what I use to really get the stubborn pieces, just be careful even with the toothpick and you should be fine. OCD also helps for careful cleaning habbits I find
Thank you so much. What I should be looking to avoid is poking the screen too much to the point of making a hole in there, is that right?
I also agree about the OCD, it can surely be helpful in some ways.
I leave it in there as a modest offering to the goddess.
Yeah don't just blindly poke, or poke hard at all, just targeted pop that herb loose and shake upside down gently tapping to get it out or blow it even. Shouldn't take any force at all, its just about carefully dislodging it from that little crevice. DO NOT stick the point right in there as that is the risk cannabis.pro was talking about, you could potentially move the screen or damage it if you really forcefully haphazardly poke around. What you want is to poke the herb bits, not the screen at all actually. Good luck!
Yesterday I received a Milaana from Vapefiend. I bought a cooling mouthpiece from them, too. This thing delivers so good it´s impressive. I got almost black weed no charring no stirring and in my first bowl, with two massive hits of smooth tasty clouds. The only complaint I have is that the charger it came with takes an eternity to fill a battery. Could you recommend me a fast one?
Hey man, I also got that cooling mouthpiece it's great.
Those batteries can take a few hours to charge, I bought the Nightcore D2 ftom Amazon.co.uk
The trick really is to have charged spares on hand. I rotate through 4 but if you're a heavy user you may need more. Also depends how far your herb screen is placed from the heater.
Ok i just bought a Nitecore Nc-I2 from Amazon hehe. Also, i noticed the cooling mouthpiece gets really dirty really fast and it is really hard to clean so I was wondering if I could buy some spare ones on dhgate for cheap
Yeah, I haven't found a suitable dhgate equivalent yet but I have tried!
For cleaning I have small rubber bungs that seal the iso in the mouthpiece, then warm it on the radiator and agitate over about 30 mins, comes out clean after a good rinse/purge. If you have a silicone glove you can hold the mouthpiece under the hot tap it will get it sparkling, but I'm using iso at the moment to see if it's worth reclaiming the sticky stuff.
But yeah, a spare would be great, let me know what you go for
EDIT: What are other UK/EU Milaana owners using instead of the stock short stem?
The ultimate tool to pack down your bud in a 18mm basket: the rounded rear tip of a Staedler pencil.
Today is the 7th day with my Milaana and i am in LOVE!! Got it with the cooling mouthpiece which I think is a must have if you want smooth and fresh clouds and no cottonmouth.
I have mastered the slow draw technique and I can get consistent huge clouds without any effort. I have never charred or combusted the weed, just almost black totally spent AVB (i dont like saving for later).
My unit has a little restricted airflow. Maybe it is one of the latest production runs, similar to a Mi2 because results are more consistent than many of the reviews I have read i just get damn insane clouds. And the flavour is just wonderfully pure.
The only downside was the stock short stem which gives too hot and harsh vapor for me, but it was useful for mastering the breath and once i got the point, the cooling mouthpiece transformed the vapor signature all for good.
Of all my vapes only the Flowerpot Showerhead could win by a tight margin in clouds and taste but boy oh boy i´m impressed. In fact, I haven´t plugged my flowerpot in 4 days because this thing is so damn convenient and powerful.
How do you guys microdose? Just put like half a bowl and it’s good or do I need to mess somehow with the screen or do something else?
Yup you can load as much or as little as you want, just make sure it covers your screen fully. Can even try tamping it down to do so for really small amounts, or yeah just load a half basket thats pretty tiny too, full basket not so big even
Heya, because I can't be bothered to change my bowl set up (which caters for about 0.15 optimally) I just take a draw as and when required then put aside.
Ill tell you what I'm using and it works AMAZING!!! I bought a Heat Island from Alan and got an 18/18 Male on Male Wong.The wong has one opening that is 12mm and one end thats 10mm. I got it with a 10mm O.D. glass sleeve- roasting tube he call's em- that is 8mm I.D. I also got screens for all 3 ends. Very versatile. The 8mm tube can be raised or lowered in the wong to adjust your heating preferences.I don't know what it is about the wood/glass combo but its cooler and more pleasant than any of ryan's glass tubes. Im using the 8mm glass end to micro dose. Im getting 5-6 good draws of of less than .05grams. Thats over 100 hits per gram! Not Bad IMHO!!!
These are not mine, but this is what I'm TALKING about!!! The difference with mine is its 18/18 whereas these look to be 14/18 I believe!
Lot of tread on your DTOM.
Regarding microdosing, the milaana is just ridiculous (in the best way). .01 grams? No problem. Screen fully covered or not. You do have to grind it though. For me, dynavap and tweezers to twist a calyx when I can't be bothered.
I’m generally a one-hit vaper. Not sure if that makes me a micro-doser. I enjoy a nice healthy hit. And another nice healhy hit a little while later. Etc.
I’ve got two vapes that make things work for me. The enano does the single hit highly effectively. I use it inside. The mi does the single hit pretty well, too. I use it everywhere else. I prefer the smaller 14mm stem with the mi. I sit it into the joint with a narrow ring of silicone around the outside of the bowl.
If I want it to, the 14 mm stem gives me three nice hits. At least two. If I want more than two I make sure I give a stir before the third hit. Easy and it maximizes extraction.
The og 18mm bowl works for me when I need to have at last three and maybe mone hits available without needing to refill. But the downside for me with the big bowl is you pack it level, and it shrinks up. That effects performance. To get full extraction from the 18mm bowl requires a little stir-and-tamp maintenance, which I avoid for the most part.
Do you guys have any tips about keeping the herb from falling?
Within the firsts hits is not a problem, it holds just fine, but after the firsts hits I stir and then the herb just won’t hold.
I stir and then gently tap the mouthpiece against my hand and 1 or 2 pieces will fall, but I just keep going and nothing else falls, so I think it’s all good. I then start hitting and get no vapor, so I check and surprise! All the herb has fallen into the female glass.
I guess after the firsts hits and stir the herb is hot so it’s a bit harder for it to hold down?
Anyway, do you guys have any tips on how to avoid this?
Keep the Milaana tipped up toward you so gravity is your friend. Its O.K. if a little bit falls, but you don't want the whole load against the screen. Ive, even, heard of some using two screens, but thats a bit of overkill IMO!
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