I wasn't aware that they had changed the basket screens.. I guess the screens that came with mine (bought off reddit) are the old ones, because they're scraggly and stay in place pretty well. Have you guys seen the screens sold by @Delta3DStudios? They seem like the exact scraggly kind that I have. They also sell a screen press for 30 bucks so you can make them yourself. On a side note, have you guys used the @Ed's TnT Blackwood stem? It looks pretty neat. I've heard the stainless steel adds more of a conduction element to the vapor, and one guy on reddit said the vapor isn't all that hot despite that it's a short stem. Interested to hear thoughts
 

GetLeft

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I haven't purchased screens in years. My OGs are still holding on, although the time is coming to restock. I might bypass the new ones though if they slip around. I prefer a heavier gauge ss mesh. Screens like the og screens are easy enough to make. Some folks have posted videos on how they've made some.

I had a pleasant nano surprise a little while ago. I dug up my alternate cause the one I have running now since forever seems to have a dirty heater screen. It's catching herb easily. I could have sworn that my second, less used nano had a crack like the one I have hooked up now, but it doesn't. Let's see if it holds up!
 

howie105

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I wasn't aware that they had changed the basket screens.. I guess the screens that came with mine (bought off reddit) are the old ones, because they're scraggly and stay in place pretty well. Have you guys seen the screens sold by @Delta3DStudios? They seem like the exact scraggly kind that I have. They also sell a screen press for 30 bucks so you can make them yourself. On a side note, have you guys used the @Ed's TnT Blackwood stem? It looks pretty neat. I've heard the stainless steel adds more of a conduction element to the vapor, and one guy on reddit said the vapor isn't all that hot despite that it's a short stem. Interested to hear thoughts
Got one, and it's very nice but being a lazy efficient type of guy I use ISO flushes to clean my stems and I wouldn't want to do that to the wood.
 

LilHueso

Member
Wise words from @howie105 ! Small steps are the key!

[Also replying to @LilHueso here]

There is a lot of variance based on your power situation, individual Nano, temperament of your herb, etc. I usually start at 5.5 myself, sometimes even a bit lower. And I usually bump in steps of something like 0.25 or 0.3. If I start at just under 5.5, I may get slightly weaker hits, but perhaps with slightly better flavor.

But I also sometimes come in “strong” starting at 5.8 or even 6.0—and notice how little difference there is between 5.5 and 5.8! The “strong” hits are almost too big (for me!) to handle at first, gotta pull up short a few times (i.e., stop the hit earlier than expected to avoid getting overwhelmed). Amount, grind, and “pack” (how much you tamp it down before hitting the first time, or after a stir) also affect things.

The best advice is what you'll find on the thread, namely: “It all kind of depends on a lot of variables, you'll get better at it with practice.”

On the other hand, that advice can be very frustrating: “But where the heck do I start??”

I tried to give a sample answer in graphical form a few pages back (here), but for me, the text version would be:
  • I grind quite fine compared to most (fine grinding plate, upside down for 40+ quick “twists”, alternating directions, etc.).
  • I pack about 0.03 grams (i.e., roughly 1/30th), enough to barely fill a “cup style” screen pre-tamp (most people use “cap-style” if they use screens) and I just lightly tamp, trying to leave it still a bit “fluffy” for airflow.
  • I normally start at about 5.5 and take about 8 hits, at about 8 seconds per hit to start, then increasing to say 12 seconds or more per hit later on. (I like to milk the first few hits for flavor: more smaller hits = more time total tasting it on the exhale … I guess?)
  • I do about 8 hits at the starting temp before I stop to stir, tamp, and bump the temp by about 0.3. Then I do another 8 or so hits at that temp, repeat again, up until I hit maybe 6.7 or so at the top end (even 7.0 or 7.2 if the herb is reluctant to get brown).
  • Important note: other experienced users seem to think I spend waaay too much time overall, but I like flavor at the front and the feeling that I really fully extracted everything by the end. (“Gourmet up front, miser in the back”—I’ll ask my barber what he can do for me 😁).
  • I stir with what amounts to a toothpick (others use the “E-pic”) and tamp down with what is essentially a chopstick (others use a pencil).
(Again, for me …) All of this is done dry and via the stainless steel screens, standard-length stems: but I also use water sometimes, and also an ice stem sometimes (the early version with the glass screen). For some reason, I often use the ice stems when I want to go “strong and fast”, starting at 5.8 or 6.0, taking fewer-but-bigger hits (this is easier for me with the ice stem, I think), and then ramping up as before.

[Hmm, I sketched a more elaborate version of the “session profile” infographic and it looks like I never posted it in this FC thread; you can see it on my imgbb site here.]

The last thing I’ll say is that once you find something that works for you … try shaking things up every once in a while! This will prevent you from getting in a rut too early in your learning experience and missing out on some possibilities (more flavor at the lower end, bigger hits to start, water versus dry, etc.). For example, I would recommend every once in a while starting out about 0.25 up or down from your usual starting temp, just to see what happens.
Thanks for the tips! I tried using my e-nano yesterday with some CBD flower since I’m on a t break. I don’t think I let it heat up for long enough, but I got nice flavor on the first hit with no cloud then I got a nice cloud with less flavor. I started at 5.5 and I tried turning it up to 7, but I didn’t get any clouds or throat feeling at all I don’t think I let it heat for long enough though. I let it heat for 5 minutes both times.

The effect feels very convectiony. Everything looked brighter compared to conduction hits from the dynavap. Also when I was trying to go to sleep my body felt real wavy. I’ve never gotten that effect from Cbd before. It seems this vape is crazy efficient. My avb has brown spot

I’m gonna try it out again today with some top shelf bud and see how much flavor I get. Also I’m going to let it heat at least 20 minutes.

Also I’m using the ice stem with an adjustable screen. I put the screen about 1 cm deep in.
 

howie105

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Hello LilHueso, here are a few things you might consider. Take your time, go slow and enjoy the ride.
Slower draw
Around a 3/32" to 7/32" load depth
A finer grind
6-6.5 as a starting temp
Shorter preheat
 
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Got one, and it's very nice but being a lazy efficient type of guy I use ISO flushes to clean my stems and I wouldn't want to do that to the wood.
Ed said on a thread somewhere (here or reddit) that you just need an iso soaked q-tip to clean the wood stems. You're just not supposed to soak them. I can see how they could get gunked up after a while if you don't clean them though. I'm still excited to get one at some point though. That wood on wood look is pretty cool and I hear they work great
 
I love my vape gang... Black Friday special was lit. Love the dimmer, box, oil diffuser, ice stem.

But the nano itself rips so hard. Only vape I had prior was the POTV One.. I sometimes go back for the sesh or to use on 10mm glass. But the Nano is my rock lol. Breakfast lunch dinner, always on @ 6.9....nice.

Dont think there is a better first desktop vape, and this is my first desktop vape 😊🤟

Are there any customer glass blowers for the Nano these days? Looks like there was in the past but haven't found any at present.

If you're looking for a log, look no further.
 

howie105

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One can always use pieces of (different sized) silicone tubing to graft many types of glass onto an E-Nano WPA. Not pretty but functional, for example I am using a Nano WPA and a Solo stem as a down stem for my favorite gas station globe. Enjoy your vape.
 

PactolusKY

Active Member
Hi all, haven't posted in awhile. Been dealing with my own illness and honestly just forgot about this forum. I wanted to post something about my e-nano today. Ever since I got it, I have used it on the same socket behind my desk, and it heats up fine. I recently had to do some restructuring in my room because I got some pet millipedes, and I had to move my vape to the other end of the room.

Here is the problem I encountered: despite the thermometer on my nano being set the exact same as before, for some reason, it simply doesn't heat up hot as normally from this other new socket. I've done it back and forth twice and confirmed it. So I'm wondering, is the one socket faulty and giving it too much, or is the other messed up and weak? I know people in Europe have issues like with with sockets from what ive seen
 

Pete

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Hi all, haven't posted in awhile. Been dealing with my own illness and honestly just forgot about this forum. I wanted to post something about my e-nano today. Ever since I got it, I have used it on the same socket behind my desk, and it heats up fine. I recently had to do some restructuring in my room because I got some pet millipedes, and I had to move my vape to the other end of the room.

Here is the problem I encountered: despite the thermometer on my nano being set the exact same as before, for some reason, it simply doesn't heat up hot as normally from this other new socket. I've done it back and forth twice and confirmed it. So I'm wondering, is the one socket faulty and giving it too much, or is the other messed up and weak? I know people in Europe have issues like with with sockets from what ive seen
That plug is likely on a different circuit and has a lower voltage. It shouldn't do that but I've seen that in houses with old wiring. Especially if that circuit is shared with some heavy-duty appliances.
 

PactolusKY

Active Member
That plug is likely on a different circuit and has a lower voltage. It shouldn't do that but I've seen that in houses with old wiring. Especially if that circuit is shared with some heavy-duty appliances.
My house isn't too old, but not brand new either (built 1990) so I guess that makes sense.
 

SonicBacon

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Hey all. Just picked up an E-Nano off Entexchange and it arrived last night in time for a few test runs. I am very pleased with it so far and have been combining through this 957 page thread for all the tips and tricks. Nothing much to report just wanted to join in on the fun.

I think I will be adding some boro beads to one of the stems for some cooling as I think I will be hitting this thing dry for the most part.
 

PactolusKY

Active Member
One tip I would like to point out for new users. When I first got mine, I was really careful about material dropping thru the little screen at the top and getting inside the device. This led me to struggle with getting good hits for awhile because I was so anal and paranoid. Eventually I stopped caring, and just said fuck it and started putting the bowl (the bowl shaped screen inside the nano tube I mean) closer. This is when I started getting good clouds. So, its okay to abuse your device a little bit in the learning process. Its a sturdy product, it's built to last and keep working.
 

619WAZ

New Member
Total noob here, I just got gifted one of these beauts with the ice straw and the glass screen. I have some questions. Forgive my ignorance.
1. Unless you hold the device horizontal it looks like plant material can fall right on the heater. Assuming this is a non-issue?
2. It looks like it came with the aromatherapy cup, but the oil goes right on the heater?
 

howie105

Well-Known Member
Total noob here, I just got gifted one of these beauts with the ice straw and the glass screen. I have some questions. Forgive my ignorance.
1. Unless you hold the device horizontal it looks like plant material can fall right on the heater. Assuming this is a non-issue?
2. It looks like it came with the aromatherapy cup, but the oil goes right on the heater?
The load will stay in the stem if you lightly pack it into the stem, if it were to fall out of the stem it is not a big deal. Did you get the little silver loading and measuring tool too? I know nothing about the cup, sorry and welcome to the thread.
 
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619WAZ

New Member
I did get the tool. I just found that the stir and volume reduction lead to a little bit of the load falling out. Not sure if this would damage the heater or leave resin etc on it. Thanks!
Also, I have the stem with the built in glass screen, Do people put the wire screen over this?
Sorry for all the noob questions!
 

howie105

Well-Known Member
I did get the tool. I just found that the stir and volume reduction lead to a little bit of the load falling out. Not sure if this would damage the heater or leave resin etc on it. Thanks!
Also, I have the stem with the built in glass screen, Do people put the wire screen over this?
Sorry for all the noob questions!
The wire screen is for another type of screen or water piece adapter.
 
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