Uk meet/community

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ragnorak71, Jun 14, 2015.

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  1. h3rbalist

    h3rbalist I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too

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    Well I never.

    You learn something new everyday.

    Thanks MP.
     
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  2. Superhans

    Superhans Active Member

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    I'm pretty new here (long time lurker though!) but could be up for this. Could be a bit of a trek though :)
     
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  3. polvoman

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    id be up for too! sorry, got to stop lurking.

    only if were dabbing though :brow:
     
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  4. ragnorak71

    ragnorak71 Well-Known Member

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    ok I am up for this and generally free so what is the plan?

    thoughts chaps, time for those stoner brains to leap into action
     
  5. skipbifferty

    skipbifferty Well-Known Member

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    I might be interested. I live in London though.
     
  6. Herb-nerd

    Herb-nerd 7th Floor: Engineer & Designer Company Rep

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    I'd love a UK meet, but would rarely have the time to make it.
    If i did, i would have to lug along at least 2 vapes and 2 personal prototypes to play with. Its a shame having no one around you as interested as yourself in the plant and vapes - especially when your friends just look slightly amused at your handy-work before lighting their joints.

    If anyone is in Edinburgh or Central Scotland, i'd be happy to meet to exude hot gasses and cannabinoids.

    Unless someone from up north is attending and fancies running me down and back in 24 hours :p
     
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  7. Superhans

    Superhans Active Member

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    I'm in Edinburgh! Surprised to see someone else from Auld Reekie on here. Don't really know any other vapers apart from my sister who is only a recent convert. You a native? I'm from England originally. :tup:
     
  8. Herb-nerd

    Herb-nerd 7th Floor: Engineer & Designer Company Rep

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    HAHA Super Hans, are you trying to skin up with your feet again? Because it doesn't work, does it? It just makes a mess.

    I am actually from the North of England my self originally. I stay a stones throw from the meadows essentially now however.

    I also just laughed to my-self for the first time in years after remembering that scene in peep show.
    What Vapes have you got in service at the moment?
     
  9. Superhans

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    Haha, I just cracked up myself and I don't laugh very often either! Peep Show is the best thing. Bit too vaped to turn on my quote memory though. :)

    From the Midlands myself oringlaly and I stay in Gorgie/Dalry so not too far!

    I'm pretty much entirely using my Arizer Air at the moment. I've got a Flowermate as well but now I've got enough batteries it's pretty much retired unless I need the self contained stealth aspect. Funnily enough I've been considering a DBV for a long while, I keep finding excuses to put it off by buying new accessories for my Air each month but I can see the purchase happening before the end of the year. Just be nice to have something sitting in the corner of the room without worrying about batteries or preheating etc. :tup:

    I assume you've got tonnes of equipment considering the job? I've seen your name around on here tonnes but never clocked the 'Edinburgh' location, always assumed you were American. :)
     
  10. Herb-nerd

    Herb-nerd 7th Floor: Engineer & Designer Company Rep

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    Yeah I have quite a collection, though a-lot is spread around my mother's home, my flat, my brother and my friend.

    This way i have my gear no matter where i frequent haha.

    The smoking fox near TollCross actually stocks the DBV and some 7th floor gear as i know the owner.

    My first vape (after the vapor-star manual vape) was the DBV i got when i was 17 - i couldn't imagine using portables as my daily device but that's probably due to my tolerance.

    I actually just let my spare DBV go to a guy from here for £50 for his brothers birthday (obviously a great deal for him haha, i was feeling charitable that day) otherwise i would of offered it of course.

    One thing i really need to do is dust off my concentrates kit and blast this amnesia, i miss the dab sweats and mandatory spread eagle recovery position. Thats what i had my buddha doing for almost a year straight, on 24/7 as my e-nail.

    Damn you british law!
     
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  11. ragnorak71

    ragnorak71 Well-Known Member

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    ^^ very good to see connections being made

    have never dabbed me, when i think of some of the shit i smoked over the years but yeah no dabbing here, would like to try it
     
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  12. VapourHaze

    VapourHaze Vaping since '02

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    Just make some qwiso ... its a piece of piss ... much safer than bho and you can make it indoors with good ventilation. Theres a load of threads here on FC. Alternatively you could make rosin but im not sure on the return percentages. Get a cheap nail and a blow torch. Roberts your mothers brother!
     
  13. peterpiper

    peterpiper (peter-ex-piper)

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    Get a hammer pro
    £72 I think from vapefiend
    I collect reclaim with cotton swabs then qwizo
    Works really well
    Helps stretch out the gear
     
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  14. Herb-nerd

    Herb-nerd 7th Floor: Engineer & Designer Company Rep

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    I recently gave rosin a bash for the first time, i got a dab or so from a nug but was disappointed at the return compared to butane (though i do regularly run as little as 5-7g with 20% return, it really isn't hard at all - just be safe).
    I threw the still green but squashed nugs in my vape after dabbing and got higher all the same, so should you do choose to risk half a gram to make a dab using the rosin method, you can still vape the bud and get the rest - i chose to be on the careful side which is probably why i got little return and was still able to vape my nug

    Also +1 for the suggestion above, and for vapefiend.
     
  15. VapourHaze

    VapourHaze Vaping since '02

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    Ye i figured rosin is great cause you can vape your squished buds ... i just havnt bothered to get some hair straighteners and try it. Seems pretty fun.... How did the squished buds vape?
     
  16. Herb-nerd

    Herb-nerd 7th Floor: Engineer & Designer Company Rep

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    Just fine by my standards (i got the effects i expected from bud with slightly reduced potency), and got higher from the oil extracted so it seems that at the very least i managed to get 80-90% of the actives by one way or another which accounts for a loss of about a dropped little bowl. These numbers are all based on perception and therefore highly variable dependent on personal elevation and intracranial pressure :ko:

    i used the girls GHD's but they run too hot, so i just made sure they weren't at temp when i used them. The fact you can press such small amounts makes it worth a shot - especially if you can be patient enough to properly get all the scraps from the paper.
     
  17. Superhans

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    Nice! I didn't even know that place existed. I'll definitely be supporting a local vape-friendly business. :)


    It works well for me these days but in the past I wouldn't have been able to imagine using so little. I guess it's just what you're used to, never thought I'd see the day 0.07g would get me where I wanted (for an hour anyway). I do crave a desktop to mimic my previous heavy smoking days though. :)

    Shame I missed out, glad it's gone to a good home though! I've never tried concentrates either like Ragnorak, definitely going to try qwiso at the weekend.

    Nice to see this thread kicking off! :)
     
  18. Herb-nerd

    Herb-nerd 7th Floor: Engineer & Designer Company Rep

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    Equally i am intending to do a run this weekend, if i do -- ill let ya know!
     
  19. VapourHaze

    VapourHaze Vaping since '02

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    Have a look round on here for plenty of good qwiso info ... some basics for you ... make sure to buy 99% iso .. make sure everything is super cold (12hours in freezer) .. only wash for 30 secs max. Any longer and you start extracting waxes and chlorophyll. Everything else is here on the forum. Any questions just ask. Peas

    I recently returned 17% from some import style bud .. to give you an idea of yield.
     
  20. ragnorak71

    ragnorak71 Well-Known Member

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    i have 99.9% iso and have been reclaiming but yeah making that leap of 'wasting' nuggets is deffo another step. i also question whether i need it in terms of strength, reckon it will knock me on my arse and i dont really search for that kind of high anymore
     
  21. VapourHaze

    VapourHaze Vaping since '02

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    Oh fair play ... you won't have wasted those nuggets you'll have turned them into gold .. haha. Itll take around 7g to get over a gram of oil. It will defo knock you on your arse .. and if your not looking for super potency or medical benefits .. might not be worth the hassle.

    However dont forget the stealth benefits of using an oil pen or you can mix oil into eliquid with the right chemical (peg 400). Now you can vape anywhere and people just think its an ecig. Also potential for flying abroad with eliquid mix. Food for thought!
     
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  22. peterpiper

    peterpiper (peter-ex-piper)

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    Can u use hash, well Lebanese pollom, is very good quality
    I have lots of 99.9 ISO
     
  23. Herb-nerd

    Herb-nerd 7th Floor: Engineer & Designer Company Rep

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    Dont wash any UK hash in ISO please haha, only use ethanol washes - it is a polar solvent.

    Believe me, when you have made hash/concentrates/bubble/rosin/squidgy/qwiso/reclaim - you start to realize that must UK hash is indeed absolute GARBAGE.

    What really sold me was when i did an ISO wash on some bud i already blasted with butane - i mixed the goo with some of the blasted bud that i powdered (lets you handle it) and stuck in a tiny bit of kief.
    Viola! squidgy black! or at least every-single-type of squidgy i have hat matched this exactly.

    Worst part of it all was when i gave it to a friend from my old work (a hash only smoker), they got off their rocker and i had to supervise the shift (she was 40!). I was confused because she said it was just like the soft black she had back in the days - yet it was trash i processed from a BHO run.

    Clearly not trash it seems!
     
  24. VapourHaze

    VapourHaze Vaping since '02

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    Yes i recently did a batch of "nepalese" .. the yield was very good ... around 30% however the end product was not particularly potent .. it was better than the hash (obviously) but nowhere near as potent as when made with flowers. Hiwever this nepalese was seriously questionable!

    You will only concentrate whatever you put in. I suspect the leb will be very nice. When doing hash you dont need to freeze or do quick washes. The reason you do that with bud is to stop extracting waxes, chlorophyls etc. If your using hash these have already been removed. So make sure to do a longer wash making sure to dissolve as much leb into the iso. Just do a small tester batch to start.

    Edit - @Herb-nerd post just came up as i was typing ... is iso no good for hash? Why us the ethanol better?
     
  25. Herb-nerd

    Herb-nerd 7th Floor: Engineer & Designer Company Rep

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    I just quickly brushed up then to make sure i wasn't being silly in my memory.

    I found that ISO tends to leech out a-lot more undesirables than i like and cleaning that up is a PITA, thats also why i find it funny that an ISO wash after a butane run seems to produce something very very similar to soft black.
    With Butane i can use the end product immediately - thought it can be improved with winterization.


    So you are correct, it is my experience that makes me lean to butane then ethanol. Though reading that it seems that its better to winterize with the ethanol but better to extract with the iso. Though butane and then winterzation is superior to all - so it appears.
     
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