I have been doing a bit of torching with the Elev8r of late. It sure has a different signature with the torch. I have been playing with the quartz heater.
I loaded a nice full bowl of some amizngly sticky, smelly and fruity Auto Brooklyn Sunrise. Very uplifting 50/50 hybrid with a kick.
With the Blazer Big Shot, lowest flame- 25 seconds first heat up is spot on. Perfect balance for a nice cloud with that great taste. You can keep drawing as hard and fast and as long as you like until vapor stops on this first hit.
Second hit is harder to judge. The same heating time will likely be too much, but it all depends on time between hits.
If reheating immediately, 15 seconds may suffice. But there is some indication of the heat level by the way the heater exhibits an orange/blue glow sort of reflecting/bouncing off of it.
I struggle to judge this though as my hits go on, due to focussing problems (and medicatedness of course).
Anyway, last night. Hit number 2, I think 22 seconds. As @LabPong
has correctly said numerous times, if you see vapor forming instantly in the pipe when you begin to inhale, you have probably overheated and may get a harsher hit which can brown your load prematurely and zap out the flavour.
So it should take a few seconds of inhalation to see vapor forming. Providing this is the case and it takes a few seconds for the milk to build, then there is no need for alarm if the vapor is dense and thick. This is actually how to get the best hits but what you have to be careful of is inhaling too long because you can really overfill your lungs without realising until it's too late.
And that is exactly what I did with my second here last night I heated it just right as described above and had the tube milking quite well but I sped up my draw and kept it really fast and prolonged until my lungs were full.
The quartz heater kept up and it worked very well for vapor production with a rapid draw.
But boy oh boy! I do believe that was officially the largest hit I have ever taken with this vaporizer and that is saying something. I tried to hold it in but it was hurting me there was so much of it. So I did the whole re-breathing thing letting little breaths out but you should have seen the enormous clouds that were coming out with each little exhale.
Each one was like a full sized Elev8r hit. I honestly don't believe I have ever had more vapor inside my lungs at one time. It was like 6 or 7 really decent hits I tried to hold it in to absorb more of it.
I didn't have any more after that it was only my second hit of my first load of the day and it totally wrecked me even hours later I was still very stoned from it.
But to my amazement when I checked the load following that hit it was still completely green.
I got the heating just right for the perfect Elev8r hit I just inhaled too much.
But it reminded me just how hard this vaporizer can hit with good technique.