So last week I was working on a basket bowl for my Mandelbrot butane vape, when it split open while making the thumb whole... and it dawned on me... why not lay the basket horizontally with the hot intake coming from under, which will auto stir the flower?
1.- Whole bowl extraction.
2.- Make combustion as hard as possible and not so reliant on technique.
3.- Nice full flavor dense rips.
How does it vape? FC *outstanding, like end game good. The one area which is a little problematic right now is getting enough heat in to the chamber, but when you do it's perfect.
You have 3 options for basket placement:
1. keyhole; this has the basket in one chamber with another chamber under it where hot air can enter the basket from under along the entire length. I think I might make a small hole ~2mm at the base of the basket chamber to allow hot air to enter from base and side.
2. vapor path chamber; this moves the basket closer to your mouth.
3. both; 2 baskets FTW.
It's practically IMPOSSIBLE to combust... I haven't been able to combust in either setup with my high powered torches... but this gives rise to another problem, getting enough heat in. In it's current configuration it requires getting the flame straight down the hole and keeping it there, and then when it's all warmed up you get 10~1 o'clock experience like the VapeXhale evo. I need to play around with getting more heat in easily and avoiding burning wood, I cracked the 14mm glass joint from the heat.
It's tricky examining extraction with the baskets, but currently it needs more heat.
Added bonus: I sand blasted the air/vapor paths which left some kind if milky/cementy type residue everywhere, so I the washed it with water... later when using it, I experienced quite humid draws. I reckon just a quick rinse will give you a humid vape, if that's your thing, better than a bubbler.