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The Mighty/Mighty+ by Storz & Bickel

Robert-in-YEG

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I have owned a Mighty for 5 years and the on/off switch has broken. S & B quoted a ridiculous price to fix it and it is not worth it, plus I have to send it halfway around the world, and get it back.
Thanks to this thread I have worked out how to get in and have a look and the top of the switch is sheared off. Can't find it inside so not sure what happened to it?

Is this absolutely the right switch (pictured above)? It is cheap but I need to get it shipped from the US to AUS so that adds up.
Also I have never soldered, and this is tiny. Am I kidding myself attempting to replace this?
Soldering is not easy; at least for me.

I've been doing IT stuff for 30 years and have had to do electronic repairs involved that required soldering things. It was something I never mastered. I don't have steady hands, and I just don't have the technique.

Maybe you can find someone who does a lot of repairs on radios or SCADA, or other industry where sometimes things need to be soldered together?

Robert-in-YEG

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."
- Elizabeth Foley
 
Soldering is not easy; at least for me.

I've been doing IT stuff for 30 years and have had to do electronic repairs involved that required soldering things. It was something I never mastered. I don't have steady hands, and I just don't have the technique.

Maybe you can find someone who does a lot of repairs on radios or SCADA, or other industry where sometimes things need to be soldered together?

Robert-in-YEG

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."
- Elizabeth Foley
Yes, I am starting to get a little daunted about the prospect of attempting this myself. I would love to take it somewhere to be repaired but I live in a country where it is illegal so this is not easy. I do know some people who can solder so maybe I will ask around.

I suppose the worst that can happen is it fails, and I have lost about $30 in the attempt (new switch and tools).

I really wish S & B offered better warranty. I was looking at the tinymight that seems to have a 10 year warranty. However, I did get 5 years of trouble free operation from the Mighty and my Volcano must be over a decade old and still functions.
 

OldPotHead

I vape to get even
Good luck with soldering. I learned this skill a while back, and the key is in the "tinning", or pre-application of the solder, and having things held in place [special vise / clamps]. Plenty of videos out there on it.

As far as my adventures in Mighty+ land, things have been very good. My strains have been very nice lately, and the Mighty allows me to really appreciate this. I do find the accuracy and ability to fine tune the oven, can lead to some custom temp extraction from strain to strain, but a more generic approach works just as well. In other words...
370 with a slight bump at the end works just as well as 356, 365, 370, 375, 380

I find that I can extract just about every drop at just about any temp - within reason. How it's doled out changes, but the machine will extract at a wide variety of settings.

I'm experimenting with a heavy pack [pure convenience of less loading]. Again, within reason, I can pull every drop regardless of the level of tamp / grind. I can also let it sit idle and restart with probably the least downgrade in taste of any vape I've used. Here's why.

I feel between the quality of the oven [lots of heat very quickly], and the air flow AROUND the caps, permit the cap to truly act like a POD, and cook without blocking airflow. The space right up against the oven is not stuffed up, and air can circulate around the capsule. This makes heat penetration so much easier.

Battery life is my only negative, but the fact it charges so quickly, saves the day. I still cannot used plugged in without the overheat error message. Again, it'll charge in like 45 minutes, and I have a spare Crafty+. Packing and really milking capsules, I can do about 4 per charge, sometimes only 3, but I'll charge at 2 bars.
 
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andrew`124c41+

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Questions:

How presciously can the temperature be controlled?

How small a load can be placed in the unit?

Is there a way to run it through a Bong fie water filtration?
 
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darbarikanada

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How precisely can the temperature be controlled?

How small a load can be placed in the unit?

Is there a way to run it through a Bong fie water filtration?
1. to single degrees
2. using dosing capsules or under the liquid pad, people report doing loads as small as .02-03g
3. you can buy WPAs from most places that sell S&B products
 

andrew`124c41+

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1. to single degrees
2. using dosing capsules or under the liquid pad, people report doing loads as small as .02-03g
3. you can buy WPAs from most places that sell S&B products
Thanks. What are dosing capsules? Not sure I understand. How can you hook it up to a Bong? Have you done it?
 
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darbarikanada

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Thanks. What are dosing capsules? Not sure I understand. How can you hook it up to a Bong? Have you done it?
dosing capsules are little perforated aluminum cans that fit inside the bowl. people like them b/c you can pre-load them, carry a bunch around (you can even buy little carriers). to use the WPA you remove the cooling unit entirely - the WPA attaches directly to the top of the bowl.

I don't use either, but plenty of people do.
 

TheThriftDrifter

Land of the long vapor cloud
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andrew`124c41+

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dosing capsules are little perforated aluminum cans that fit inside the bowl. people like them b/c you can pre-load them, carry a bunch around (you can even buy little carriers). to use the WPA you remove the cooling unit entirely - the WPA attaches directly to the top of the bowl.

I don't use either, but plenty of people do.
How is the draw on it? The Arizer Air 2 draw is such that it does not work well with a Bong.

So, how is the draw? Is the water pipe attachment on the website?

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Wow. Thanks. I could not find the WPS on the Stores and Bickle site. I see it on the Planet of the Vapes...it is a third part item. I think this might work. If the temps are accurate, that will be great.
 

darbarikanada

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How is the draw on it?
the mighty is known for its easy draw, but if you're new to vaporizers, don't expect bong-hit sized tokes. I can easily get huge clouds at med. and higher temperatures, but still have to take draws that are >5 sec. my guesstimate is that 1 bong hit = 3-4 tokes on a vaporizer. there are vaporizers that can cash out a bowl in 2-3 hits (tinymight, bowle), but the risk of coughing with those is much higher.
If the temps are accurate
I've never heard of anyone using a measuring device to verify the accuracy of the temperatures, but than again I've never heard of anyone asserting that the temps aren't accurate. S&B makes a big deal (in EU) about the mighy being a certified medical device (for insurance), so one hopes that means the device performs as claimed. I dunno...

one more plug for the mighty: troy @ 420 vapezone has ~400 devices; the mighty is still his favorite.

(btw: the reason the WPA isn't on the S&B site is that it's not made by them)
 

Robert-in-YEG

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one more plug for the mighty: troy @ 420 vapezone has ~400 devices; the mighty is still his favorite.
Please don't say that. I still haven't paid my credit card bill from all my Black Friday purchases. Things like this just cause VAS flair ups. Seriously, my wife will kill me. Do you want to be responsible for my death?

Maybe there will be a boxing day sale? She might kill me, but she is full of mercy. It will be quick.

Robert-in-YEG

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darbarikanada

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Please don't say that. I still haven't paid my credit card bill from all my Black Friday purchases. Things like this just cause VAS flair ups. Seriously, my wife will kill me. Do you want to be responsible for my death?

Maybe there will be a boxing day sale? She might kill me, but she is full of mercy. It will be quick.

the other top online vape reviewer, 'bud' ('vape critic' - he's since shut down) consistently ranked the mighty in his top 2 or 3 vapes. if you get it and don't like it, you can easily sell it here for not much less than you paid. I don't know how long the older models will be around, but if my mighty died now, I'd jump on one. you'll find plenty of people who disagree with me on this (esp. 'on-demand' fans), but I think we've pretty much reached 'peak vape', i.e. the technology is mature, with only incremental improvements coming (e.g. battery tech). the fact that the new mighty isn't very different from the original 8 years later confirms this (IMHO).

since you probably haven't read all 660 pages, I'll try to summarize the downsides:

- you can't replace the batteries. since they have a finite # of charges, that means that if you're an extremely heavy user, it may not be optimal. I
use mine ~1X/week and it's still good for ~3-4 sessions on a charge after 7+ years.
- it's not 'on demand'; you can sort of use it that way, but it's best as a session vape (finish the bowl in 1 session)
- it's not cheap

mighty just might cure your VAS - that'd make your wife happy, right?
 

Robert-in-YEG

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mighty might cure your VAS...
There is no cure.......

I started with a Yocan Vane. Next was a Solo II. The Solo II works best for heavy daily use.

Then it was a Ryot Verb, Airistech Switch, XVape Fog, Fog Pro, Tera, Flowermate Pro, Flowermate Nano, Arizer Argo, and XMax V3 Pro. I've spent way more on toys than on cannabis. VAS is destructive, but I am enjoying it very much :)

Robert-in-YEG

"Most people are like troops of baboons; social animals that need to band together for some sense of security because they're too insecure by themselves to deal with anything. "
-BatJew
 

Robert-in-YEG

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my vice is searching for 'holy grail' cannabis; with 1000's of strains out there (I'm in a legal state), you can imagine the rabbit hole that is...
I'm blessed to live in Canada. Full tax paid, no question legal cannabis starts at $80 an ounce and goes up from there.

Online dispensaries sell untaxed cannabis. Decent AAAA flower sometimes comes on sale for $3-4/gram. Generally speaking, over the past year prices have gone down, while quality has gone up.

Gelato and Sticky Buns are my two favourite strains. Strawberry Glue is not bad either.

There are a few strains I don't like. Rainbow Belts is an AAAA flower, and I don't like the taste. Same goes with Violator Kush.

Robert-in-YEG

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andrew`124c41+

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the mighty is known for its easy draw, but if you're new to vaporizers, don't expect bong-hit sized tokes. I can easily get huge clouds at med. and higher temperatures, but still have to take draws that are >5 sec. my guesstimate is that 1 bong hit = 3-4 tokes on a vaporizer. there are vaporizers that can cash out a bowl in 2-3 hits (tinymight, bowle), but the risk of coughing with those is much higher.

I've never heard of anyone using a measuring device to verify the accuracy of the temperatures, but than again I've never heard of anyone asserting that the temps aren't accurate. S&B makes a big deal (in EU) about the mighy being a certified medical device (for insurance), so one hopes that means the device performs as claimed. I dunno...

one more plug for the mighty: troy @ 420 vapezone has ~400 devices; the mighty is still his favorite.

(btw: the reason the WPA isn't on the S&B site is that it's not made by them)
Thanks very much for all the info. The EU certification as a medical device was something I did not know but is very helpful. (As an aside, I got into this recently to see if it can help my own medical issue. The last time I had indulged in weed was in the summer of 1969... Woodstock if you ever heard about that lol. Illegal weed was cheaper than the dispensary stuff...but that is no surprise!)

I think the desire by some to have big clouds may by psychological. THC and the Terpines have boiling points low enough that by using lower temps one avoids the very gunk that constitutes the very cloud I want to avoid getting in my throat and lungs.

Anyway, all the information you have given me has been very helpful. I had been looking at the e nano....but it only had a power supply with numbers rather than actual temp settings.

There is also the Davinci which I got to put my hands on in a dispensary. Very well made.... portable...but you need to use your phone to set it up because I don't think it has a big display.
 

darbarikanada

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Thanks very much for all the info.
no problem. happy to help if I can. Troy @ 420 vapezone likes the da vincis: https://420vapezone.com/davinci-new-iqc/

there's a lengthy thread here about vaping @ different temperatures; the upshot (last I checked) is that the compounds that vaporize at higher temps are the ones that are more sedating, so you'd (theoretically) be getting an 'edited' version of a strain by not vaping at those higher temps. I've experimented a bit, but it's hard to differentiate between being less sedated b/c you vaped less (duh) vs. not having vaporized those sedating compounds. my MO these days is to load on the generous side, keep the temps as low as possible while still delivering plenty of vapor, then taking 2-3 hits at the top temps, including a 'purging' one after I shut it off. that (mostly) avoids nasty-tasting hits, and those last hits are huge.

if you watch online vaping videos, there's definitely a fetish for 'money shots' of ginormous clouds; it's amusing (to me), but not particularly relevant, since my main concerns are not coughing and good flavor.

wispy clouds don't generate clicks I imagine...
 

Philabrookla

@cannabouge
Hey there guys I have a question.

Loving my crafty+, my buddy just got the mighty+. He has only vaped a pax and volcano before. He says above 175 he's coughing pretty bad.

So he wanted to spring for the mvs to cool off the vapor more while maintaining portability.

I want to recommend he try a rogue wax works condenser instead. Is this possible? And would it be the omni version that RWW sells?
 
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MGG

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Did anyone ever come up with an idea/mod to make the Mighty's Flow Master Glass Piece fit better?
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I'm wondering if I could directly connect it in place with liquid silicone.
 
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Justpassedu

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So I have had 3 Mightys in the past and it’s been some time but glad to have just ordered the new mighty plus to add to the rotation . Out of all my portables though the mighty always made me cough a bit and could be a bit harsh on the throat . What’s the best device you can attach that’s still portable to cool the vapor and make this not happen ? I see a few small bubblers out there but not really sure what to go with .
 

RustyOldNail

SEARCH for the treasure...
So I have had 3 Mightys in the past and it’s been some time but glad to have just ordered the new mighty plus to add to the rotation . Out of all my portables though the mighty always made me cough a bit and could be a bit harsh on the throat . What’s the best device you can attach that’s still portable to cool the vapor and make this not happen ? I see a few small bubblers out there but not really sure what to go with .

I’ve tried many small bubblers, the smaller, the less water, so less effective. The one linked below is what I would call a medium size, but EFFECTIVE. You need either a glass or silicone 14mm WPA.

 

Justpassedu

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I’ve tried many small bubblers, the smaller, the less water, so less effective. The one linked below is what I would call a medium size, but EFFECTIVE. You need either a glass or silicone 14mm WPA.

I have a few things like that but unfortunately that’s a bit bigger than I wanted to go for portability. I can use that at home no problem but I mostly use my desktops anyway at home . I did see this but it may also even be a bit big : https://www.creamcityvapes.com/coll...ream-city-vapes-mighty-crafty-sidecar-bubbler
 
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