Man is a universe within himself
Yes, do read the thread from the beginning. I did just that when I first became interested in the Dynavap products. Lots of fascinating, helpful information to be found.
I LOVE MY VAPCAP!!!!!!
Most or all of my observations have been mentioned here at one time or another, but I thought that it might be helpful to put some of the most noteworthy tips and observations together.
Thus begins ... Dynavap Vapcap 101
Rule #1 - Respect the click. BOTH WAYS. That cap really does know what it's doing. Sure, you can heat it past the click a second or so, but I have found that stopping at the click gets me three good hits per session. The first is a flavour hit and the next two are pure vapour. I am a light regular vaper and I only use a tiny amount of herb per bowl. That gets me three hits and then bliss. Some may prefer to slightly overheat the first round for full vapour on hit one, but that will get you very dark ABV while I myself prefer more of a toast colour.
The cooling click is even more important because if you don't wait for it before reheating, you will combust. It's guaranteed, write it down, take it to the bank, count on it. It's easy to get lost; heat the cap, toke away, gaze with loving admiration at your Woody's undiscovered beauty and then, without thinking, you put the torch to it again. NO...STOP, don't do that. Wait for that cooling click. For me, this was the toughest part of the learning curve - learning to wait for the cooling click. This alone should give you an indication of how incredibly easy it is to operate. I haven't combusted, but I have come close a once or twice. Each time was without question, user malfunction.
When done correctly, the herb always comes out an even toasty brown. Perfection. Yes, you guessed it, it's true. The cap it IS magic.
Rule #2 - Choose your fire. The flame or heat source that you use DOES effect your outcome. A four jet torch brings immediate, or in just just a few seconds, perfect vaping temps. Dial down the fire and you add more seconds getting to the click. With a quad, triple or double jet, the time to temp is very short. A candle may take up to 10 seconds but it is heating that oven nice and slow. Easy does it..Yum...
Rule #3 - Find your sweet spot. Where you apply heat to your cap makes a difference. Heat low on the cap and your bowl temps are higher than heating the tip of the cap. This adjustment fine tunes the heat and degree of tardiness in your ABV. Infinite variability is possible through your heat source and how/where on the cap you apply it.
Rule #4 - Attract a magnet (or Dynastash/ER). When I ordered the Dynastash and DynastashER, I really sort of expected them to be a novelty item. Boy! Was I wrong. These tiny stashed are sooo cool and better yet, super convenient. They tuck away your vap and store your herb. They are small, dugout sized, fit easily in your palm and your pocket, are super attractive and just sooo handy. The ER has the added benefit of an extra silicone stash. It's meant for concentrate but I have been stuffing flower in it. Again, super handy. I haven't even mentioned the main attraction, the magnet. It keeps your vap stuck close by so it won't roll away. And it looks great doing it. It holds the cap for you when you're filling the bowl. Place your vapcap on it after a toke and it will cool the cap to the cooling click sooner. The Dynastash/ER just ties everything together and I don't feel like I have a bunch of random separate pieces cluttering the place up. Also, you can stash your stash by using the magnet to hold it to metal.
Rule #5 - Bigger is not better. The bowl size is perfect; Small but not too small. Perfect. I like to take a big or two and fill the bowl from it. The herb tucks right in. The rim of the tip has an edge to it so it can bite nicely into the herb, from your Palm or your stash compartment, if that makes any sense. One lightly packed bowl a bit shy of half full is enough for three heating cycles and gets me where I want to be. The ABV is easily blown out, no need to tap, fiddle or fuss around when emptying the bowl.
What could Rule #6 be??? Anyone??
Rule #6: All Vapcaper need to thanks at least one time a day Squiby for his commitment and broken fingers
Your knowledge is always pleasant to read