Never heard of these guys but they appear to have parts in stock still.
Maybe send an email first?
Hey all, what should I sell my used herbalizer for? I don’t have the whip anymore, but I do have a silicone adapter for glass, as well as glass but not sure if I want to part with that. Also have solid valve set somewhere that I could include.
I decided to have another look at my Herbie.
I noticed my usage had increased drastically due to Herbalizer use, this is a no-no in my vape line up!
Either mod up or get stored/sold.
Since i have a certain love for my Herbie, she was one of the first 50 released into the world, I have a hard time justifying selling her and storing her without use.
A conundrum indeed!
A while ago i modified a glass test tube to fit inside the bowl, this had a small basket screen to adjust the load size.
It worked fairly well but was inconsistent, so not a viable option!
Today i decided to further insulate the glass from the metal wall of the bowl.
There was about a 1,5mm gap from the test tube to the metal of the bowl.
In my mind this air was also getting heated and thus defeating my purpose! I wanted a column of hot air, straight up! No increase in volume at all while in contact with the herb!
So out came my high temp medical silicone, this filled the air gap perfectly!
So i now have a glass lined crucible to load and insert into the bowl. One more step bit i keep the herb at a constant distance from the heat and am now getting very even, medium tan ABV.
This was the first test!
Load size was 0,03g...
Lots of vapor and the flavor was on point, Herbalizer style!
Please excuse the dirty WT... Lots of testing has been done lately...
No fan was used for this test. I did test with the fan and it was also a great but but completely different! The vapor was thinner and lasted for a lot longer, flavor was excellent throughout!
I can attribute this to the fact that i have moved the bowl up from the very bottom to fine tune it to my ABV color. When the bowl is at the bottom, vaporization with the fan is much better.
It's all about being closer to the heat! It would be even better if the bottom screen was at the very bottom edge of the bowl! Hmmm... time to think about a bowl re-design!
This mod now opens Herbie back up again into that quick, micro load one hitter vape!
An oil pad fits perfectly inside the test tube, so it may be even better with concentrates now. I do not have nay at the moment but will fix that in a few weeks time!
The full bowl is still available if i ever need it.
Sorry for the long ramble... It appears this mod works effectively!
What exactly is the bowl modification? Do you have pictures?
Absolutely NO changes were made to the bowl, so experiment away!
I misunderstood you originally! That's awesome news!
I have a few quick questions that I hope you don't mind.
1) do you remember the ID/OD of that test tube??
2) did you use a bottle/glass cutter to get it down to size?
3) what silicone puddy did you use?
Thanks so much! I'm a tinkerer but scared of damaging anything irreplaceable - this kind of mod is perfect!
Also wanted to ask you a question...
Have you ever gotten to the stage ia bowl where it delivers a sweet flavor?
You have to vape the whole bowl and then fan it and then take a few more pulls, how many depends on the herb. All of a sudden there is this sweet taste...very odd!
@lazylathe you are going to have me scrambling to try and find a way to make a similar modification. I had been searching for ways to reduce the oven size for the Herbie and force the air in the way you described. No access to dental silicone for me (or test tubes. I work in medicine but pretty well all the vials we just any more are plastic). I will have to give some thought into what I might do to mimic your results.
I have two Herbie bowls currently. One is in great condition but the metal sleeve in the original chamber is loose within the plastic and will rattle a bit. I wish I could slip the metal sleeve out completely but I don’t think I can do so without cracking and damaging the plastic housing. If I were able to get it out I think it’d be interesting to try and see if I could maybe insert a 18mm female joint so that perhaps I could use an 18mm gong similar to an @RastaBuddhaTao product.
or perhaps if I could safely pull the magnet from that chamber and try to have a new bowl design crafted around that.
this is one of those times where I hate having ideas that I’m not skilled enough to turn into a reality.