The monks do be debatin’
Happy to see a few Timber Elite sales. Very, very happy. Those of you getting in on this remarkable 25% discount are benefiting from what has to happen to convince the vaping community at large what this mega vape can do.
I forget how battery life is a big issue for people. As a heavy user, I remember charging batteries every day, what a freaking pain in the ass. I do have a four battery charger that gets used about every third or fourth day. I always forget to charge in the unit (old habit), but this bad boy could be plugged in and charged via USB.
Literally, my batteries are 2 years old, and used, used, used. I used to have to swap them out at 360 or 370, but with the introduction of the DNA 75c, I can routinely take my batteries below 350 - which is supposed to be bad for them. I still get about 8 sessions from these *abused* batteries. To clarify a session, it's about .1 gram (more or less). I do dry out the herb (saves battery from having to), and grind medium fine (for an even vape).
It's easy to see, when watching the Escribe software as you take a hit, what is happening with battery, and how many watts are being pulled. It's fascinating to watch the chip do its thing, with watts staying as low as possible to keep temps or power up. The battery will do this with no noticeable change in performance, down to 3.30, repeatedly, with no perceptible change in battery health.
I've been testing my latest build, and happy to report really good results. I've been able to keep settings low and pull nice vapor. It's quick, still cool, barely above room temp. The four vent holes are deep and 1/32 narrower. There is a noticeable increase in open draw, but small, and with that is coming more cloud potential (for those who love the cloud). Clouds, or noticeable exhaled vapor, are being produced because of the rapid extraction. Pulling a bit more air, through four narrow intake vents, sitting a bit lower in the chamber, can pulverize a bowl. The effect is what I like to call *freight train*. Sipping is still an option, just don't pull as hard. The beefy wood housing is the coil's best friend.
Coil to tube distances are functioning nicely, but I'm always tweaking this final spec. Right now we're at 7 mm, down from the LB Elite's 10 mm. I may take back another mm. My concern is making Timber just right for the brand new user, as well the experienced vapist.
How dry do you get your herb and how far in advance? Most vapers I know try to keep their herb fairly moist, using boveda packs and such.