@Vape Dr. - What diameter size screen are you starting with? Any links for buying them. I have been using the stir lid for the longest time, but I have always found myself on the cusp of combustion which I really don't like because sometimes it just happens and it tastes horrible and smells and I just hate combustion altogether now. I have tried the bottle cap method in the past but found myself stirring it to often and also struggling to get enough heat to the flowers. I am thinking about trying this method again after reading your post above.
Also, I was looking back at post 1101 and ended up in your photobucket. You have a couple pictures of a mill finished ESV body that looks quite interesting. I'm not sure if you ever mentioned it in this thread before, but was that a prototype you were working on yourself or something you were working on with Joe/IpuffUSA? The pictures show a very similar body, however it looks like the mill finish body in the picture would provide some very much needed extra protection to the coil & coil sensor lens from ABV particles. Looks interesting at the very least...
I use a 5/8s stainless screen I believe from the hardware store. That pic is from before the Elevape existed and just a keepsake. it is non functioning and just a early mock up. It is actually my paper weight! Sweet paper weight eh!
If you are close to combusting, have you tried tweaking your coil?
What is your set up?
The stir lid won't get you closer to combustion, actually the opposite.