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The Ubie

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by daydreamer, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I put most of my videos on private after an uncomfortable public incident.
    I makle arrangements for members to view it on request, and have written to you.
     
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  2. dreamhouse

    dreamhouse New Member

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    Thank you!
     
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  3. Zookeeper

    Zookeeper Well-Known Member

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    The ubie is what introduced me to vaping. It really lets you see exactly how efficient a vape can be.
     
  4. MrNaturalAZ

    MrNaturalAZ Tree hugging dirt worshipper

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    I somehow stumbled upon the Ubie one day after reading a mention of it somewhere (I think it was in the comments on some blog or maybe a HT article). I thought for the price, what the heck. It looked like about as simple as a vape can get and still work, small, flame-powered (no batt/electric needed), and best of all dirt cheap and damn-near disposable at a impulse-buy price.

    I ordered it on Friday (actually a two-pack) and it appeared in my mailbox today (Monday) - can't get much faster than that. Interestingly old-school, too: longhand-addressed envelope with postage stamps!

    Apparently it is no longer free shipping, so it was $15 each or two for $20 plus another five bucks shipping. Anyhow, I'll report back once I've had a chance to try it out.
     
  5. MrNaturalAZ

    MrNaturalAZ Tree hugging dirt worshipper

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    Wow... it's been two months since...
    And finally I return with my report. I really really wanted to like this. I tend to appreciate simple elegance. Or is it elegant simplicity? OTOH, Wasn't it Einstein who said things should be made "as simple as possible, but not simpler"?

    Anyhow, I just couldn't get the hang of it. Following the included instructions exactly, I got no vaporization aside from some low-temp flavinoids. I carefully experimented with flame distance and position, but simply couldn't find that magic point where I could consistently get good clean vapor. Seemed I got either nothing or borderline combustion. In the latter instance, I could see a bit of blue flame sucked into the Ubie glass.

    Bottom line? I'll probably keep it around - enough of a novelty to not discard it, and maybe I'll be bored and curious one day and decide to have another go at it. But for now it joins my collection of failed experim.., er, learning experiences.
     
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  6. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Experiment also with grind and dryness.
    It is not good for me for a regular tool, but in a pinch, I can get a couple of hits of vapor.
    The vapor generally is not thick, but is medicating none the less.
    A tiny touch of high grade herb will give you those couple of wisps of vapor that can get you there.
     
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  7. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    I gotta agree with 'the Sage of the High Desert' here. With good herb and careful heating one can
    'get lucky' and get a solid hit or two before regrouping for another try. Not a very good option for regular, serious duty......but sometimes fun to use.

    Sometimes the journey can be more important than the destination?

    OF
     
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  8. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Hello. Dropping in as im in a bit of a pinch here. Going to be in the hospital for a few day to two weeks depending on healing once i finish battling with insurance. Pardon the bluntness but i need a ity bitty easy vape i can stick in my bra for while im there. While i may be legal in the sense of having a card none of my doctors know i use MJ. I get enough judgment for being ill i dont need the extra.

    Thought this ubie might be good as i can sneak off with it to the stairwell/roof, ect. Compared to say the MFLB how much of a learning curve is there? I vape at very low temps so i cant imagine it would take much for me to heat this sucker up.

    Input welcome :) thanks
     
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  9. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    MFLB would be easier, but with the right flame the Ubie works fast.
    I like a small jet lighter flame better than regular lighter flame... as regular lighter can make Ubie get carbon on it.
    Go in hospital room bathroom... stand on toilet... and get self close to the vent to vape....
    spray the room with Ozium or other small spray.
    eat a candy or rinse mouth as you unlock bathroom door and return to bed.
     
  10. MrNaturalAZ

    MrNaturalAZ Tree hugging dirt worshipper

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    While the Ubie is indeed stealthy in size, that stealth may become challenged by its small capacity. In other words, it will require more frequent refills than most other vapes. This can be mitigated by pre-filling several Ubies - they're inexpensive enough that you could buy several for just that purpose.

    Another option, which may or may not be for you, might be an pen-style oil/tincture vape (like an e-cig, but with cannabis extract instead of nicotine. It'll last you longer between refills, and it might not be quite as obvious, if discovered, as an herb-based vape, since you can just say it's an e-cig.
     
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  11. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    @Vitolo thank you for the advice and amusing mental image :)

    Thank you MrNaturalAZ. Not too concerned about the size. I can load half a bowl on my solo and it lasts me about 3 days, i dont need much thankfully. I like the idea of the e-cig too but ive found im much to low tolerance to be able to handle it.
     
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  12. chad1234

    chad1234 New Member

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    For price and functionality I give the Ubie a 10 out of 10 rating. Its a $10 vaporizer that requires no cord, no batteries, no waiting, and is the size of a cigarette. And the Ubie gives a clean and good vape (when it is used properly.)


    The following is my personal Ubie technique

    - To properly use the Ubie stand in front of a mirror away from fans and a/c vents.

    - Insert a very small amount of vaping material into the Ubie (+/- the amount of material that a 1 hitter pipe holds.)

    - For about 5 seconds hold a lighter flame 3/4 of an inch under the Ubie behind the holes to warm the glass.

    - To start vaping place a lighter flame 1/2 to 1 inch bellow the Ubie's tip (Air/wind conditions, type of vape material, and personal preferences can require different flame distances.)

    - Lightly puff the Ubie until vaporization starts and then inhale (you know vaporization starts when you puff out vape, see the vape material move, or see the material change color.)

    -When vaporization starts reduce the temperature by increasing the distance of the flame or by moving the flame back and forth under the holes (this stops the material from burning.)

    Another technique to reduce temperature is to start vaping with the flame directly under one of the holes. Then to reduce temperature turn the Ubie so the flame is between 2 of the holes.


    The Ubie can be used 30+ times before major cleaning is needed. Use a dry Q-tip every few uses to lightly clean the Ubie.

    For major cleaning cover both parts of the Ubie with rubbing alcohol in a small Zip-Lock bag. Soak for 10-20 minutes. After soaking clean the large part of the Ubie with a alcohol soaked Q-Tip (2 Q-Tips can be taped together if needed to reach the Ubie's tip.)

    To clean the small part of the Ubie remove some of the cotton from a Q-Tip, this smaller Q-Tip can be used to clean the Ubie's small insert. And a bent paper clip or needle can be (carefully) used to break up material near the holes. A rolled up Cleanex soaked with alcohol can be used to 100% clean the small insert, turn the Cleanex inside the tube and in the small holes.

    Periodically holding the Ubie under running warm/hot water is helpful during the cleaning process.


    Tips,

    The Ubie can be stored in the foam case it comes in by using a long tack or a quilting pin to hold the case closed. And a piece of paper can be placed in the case around the Ubie's tip to avoid a hot Ubie from burning the case.

    To quickly cool down the Ubie inhale cool air through the Ubie, and blow on the glass.
     
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  13. vineetvel

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    any way you could share a video of this in action? I noticed this on puffitup and couldn't find much on it except for this.
     
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