Oh yeah, what I mean about the two hits at a temp, if you are a temp stepping and you take more hits at the lower settings you won't get much out of it at the higher settings... so that would explain what you were describing. And yes if you take a hit at 380 you're not losing out on the lower temp compounds, you are just getting them along with more of the upper temp compounds as well! To help keep it in the stem, try a little tamp with your finger as well, also yeah big pieces and dry herb doesn't stay put as well so it could just depend on the bud... I think a fine grind is a little better, try that out with like a much finer grind than you were using before, then you can load more in the basket and pack it in and after the first hit it should be extremely secure... you also should get more out of the lower temps this way, but again if you are doing a lot of hits at the lower temps you won't see as much from the upper temps... So yeah I would say that it's the first thing for you to try, since it seems like you are a trying a lot, keep it up!
That makes sense about the hits and temp. I did wonder that. jBut I also do want to target certain things and avoid others, mostly during the day. I don't want to be too high or tired. I do use hemp flower as well, but it doesn't always quite balance it well enough, and I can actually get a little high sometimes.
I do tamp most of the time. I haven't tried a fine grind in a good while, but why would that be better? It seems like most recommendations for convection are medium and that fine can constrict airflow too much.
you sure it's calibrated well? on 384F the taste is amazing, even on 390F, and on 428F you are getting huge clouds but without hotspots?
I think it is calibrated well, yes. I have both a Tubo and Tetra now, actually. I didn't expect to actually get an order through, I had some luck with the Tubo but I saw a drop and I'd heard how it was faster, more powerful, and I liked the idea of lights to indicate things. I thought it would be worth a try to order but never expected it to go through.
I love the Tetra! But I still have the same issues, just less so. I love the faster heat up time and more even extraction, and I do like the indicator light. I do get more nervous about drops with it though, compared to the Tubo. And it's easy to tip over with the \_/ bottom. I don't know why others don't seem to have the tipping over problem.
The flavor is variable, maybe according to the material because they're of various ages and dryness. I'm getting sample packs from Integra Boost soon. I hope it's not too late to save some of them. I do get good flavor from 350-385ish, when I get it. But I typically can't taste it while drawing, only exhaling. Is that normal?
I do get some hotspots, but not always.
It's probably me because I did send the Tubo off to a mod from vaporents and he checked it. He noticed that the stems don't sit quite flush with the oven and recommended rimless baskets but they're out of stock fucking everywhere like vgoodiez and delta 3d studios. I wanted to buy some screens and a screen maker.
I also think I need to try new batteries, but LG HG2 was really hard to find, especially in stock, and the VTC5a and VTC6 were out of stock everywhere too. So based on some recommendations I saw here, I decided to try Molicel P26As, and they're arriving tomorrow if I can redirect the package because apparently only the street address is on it.