5 Helpful Tips for Getting the Most Out of your Mighty Vaporizer
The creme de al creme of portable dry herb vaporizers, Storz & Bickel’s Mighty vaporizer reigns supreme for very good reasons. This device sets the standard for others to follow and is one of the finest vaping investments a person can make.
Having said that, a high end vaporizer such as the Mighty, is only as good as the person who is operating it; much like a workman and his tools.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or a vaping virgin, it is essential to get to grips with exactly how your vaporizer of choice operates. This knowledge will subsequently optimise the vaping experience.
We have gathered together the most helpful insider information, resulting in a list of 5 tips and tricks you really ought to know about when using the Mighty Vaporizer.
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1 Maintain the Cooling Unit
The cooling unit is an integral part of what makes the Mighty vapor production so on point. The coolness of the vapor not only ensures it is more pleasant to inhale, it significantly influences the taste, terpenes and consistency.
As with the Crafty vaporizer, the Mighty’s cooling unit separates the chamber and the mouthpiece. This forces the hot vapor down another path where it cools before exiting the mouthpiece.
Whilst it is good practise to regularly clean all parts of a weed vaporizer, human nature is such that we are a tad lazy; always putting it off for another day. However, we cannot emphasise enough, the importance of regularly maintaining the cooling unit in the Mighty.
It is not the easiest part to access and is a bit fiddly, but make the effort. If there is one part of this vaporizer that will benefit from care and attention, it is the cooler.
Neglect it at your peril – an unloved cooling unit will dramatically alter the vapor quality. The very feature that sold the Mighty to you in the first place!
2 Dosing Capsules
An intuitive and practical additional extra included with the Mighty is the dosing capsules.
Storz & Bickel provide 8 little capsules, all conveniently stored in a small plastic container.
These dosing capsules fit neatly and securely into the chamber, remaining in position whilst vaping. Rest assured, there is no difference to the vaping experience when using them.
Each capsule can be pre-filled with ground herb and sealed inside the container. This is perfect for those wishing to take a few hits from their vape whilst out and about, or, simply for those more organised vapers amongst us.
The convenience of being able to grind your herb just once and pre-pack multiple capsules is a great feature of the Mighty. It also saves time and effort – the capsules mean there is no need to clear out the AVB before beginning a new session.
Furthermore, dosing capsules offer fantastic versatility – 8 capsules offers the choice of vaping a variety of herbs at different times. A real pick ‘n mix selection for those with more eclectic taste buds. They also give true customization with minimal effort, as each capsule can consist of a dosage of your choice with no waste.
The Mighty Vaporizer comes with a liquid pad for use with wax concentrates. As well as making it incredibly easy to switch back and forth from herb to concentrates, the liquid pad has another handy use.
In order to get the best flow from a dry herb vaporizer it is usually recommended to fully back the bowl. However, if you are looking to only half fill, and do not have your dosage capsules to hand, then the liquid pad can be placed inside the chamber. This acts as a spacer and the herb is then just packed tightly around it. The chamber remains full, which ensures optimal airflow and no wastage of your precious herb!
3 Glass Water Tool
Many true fans of the Mighty vaporizer will tell you, the real hidden gem is the option of adding a glass tool.
Traditionally water tools are used with smoking. They act as a filter for the harmful carcinogens and provide a cleaner hit, retaining all the cannabinoids. This is not a concern when using a vaporizer, as the whole point of vaping is to avoid combustion. However, the water tool still serves a purpose.
The Mighty is already revered for its top notch vapor quality and needs no improvement. However, if you really want to push this vaporizer to its optimum vapor capability, the addition of a glass water tool is the perfect addition.
The vapor derived from passing it through water is even cooler and smoother, providing the freshest draws imaginable. As mentioned previously – the cooler the vapor, the sweeter and more fragrant tasting it is. Using the water tool aerates your herb, heightening your senses to another level.
Although Storz & Bickel do not include the adaptor in the box, they are extremely easy to source. Vaporizer whips and adaptors are inexpensive and certainly worth the investment. Not only will they enhance your vapor experience, using a water adaptor can be great fun to use with mates during a session. A water tool really does add a whole new dimension to this, already awesome, weed vaporizer.
4 Customize the Terpene Temperatures
The Mighty is the perfect vaporizer to accommodate a whole host of herbs and terpenes. Due to its incredibly accurate precise temperature system, the user is able to fully exploit all the delicious terpenes their chosen herb has to offer.
With countless terpenes contained within each plant and the benefits to health that they are known to provide, you would be crazy not to take advantage of them.
Each terpene boils at a different temperature and the way to experience as many as possible is to begin vaping at low temperatures, gradually building up in small increments.
The Mighty comes with an extensive temperature range of 40º-210ºC (104-410ºF). We advise carrying out a little research into the boiling points of the individual terpenes contained within your favourite herb. You are then set you up nicely for a sensory delight.
Just remember, it is not purely the vapor that you are taking into your lungs that is bringing all the goodness. The aroma from the terpenes help us relax, clear our minds and even treat pain.
5 Packing the Chamber
Every brand of dry herb vaporizer is unique and, although it may seem obvious, it is important to find out how best to pack the chamber.
It often takes several attempts to get this part right when using a new vaporizer. This can result in waste of herb and time – both are equally precious.
If we can help avoid this, then we most certainly will. Advice on how to pack your Mighty Vaporizer is essential.
Some vaporizers function better full and tight, while others prefer something different. Packing it just right will ensure the vapor is consistent, even and unrestricted.
We want all the herb to be cooking at the same time and temperature . When we pull the vapor out through the mouthpiece, we want the density to be the same each time.
The general opinion is packing the Mighty fairly loosely with finely ground herb, will provide the best outcome. Too tight and the airflow is restricted. It is also more likely to cause a complete back up which will block the airflow and interrupt the session. This kind of inconvenience can be avoided however.
A really useful accessory, included in the box of the Mighty, is the autofill tool. It may seem slightly unnecessary if you’ve never felt the need to use one in the past. However, as a means to eliminating both waste and mess, the autofill tool begins to serve a purpose.
The tool is simple to use. Fill with finely ground herb and attach to the chamber (where the mouthpiece normally sits). The contents of the tool empties neatly into the bowl.
We are sure you agree, using a dry herb vaporizer is a personal and subjective activity.
Customizing your vaporizer to suit your own particular needs is essential in order to optimize your vaping experience. The quality of your herb, as well as regularly cleaning the Mighty vaporizer will also have an impact.
Finally, many factors will influence vaporizing and we find these out as we go along. However, following our tips and tricks will certainly set you on the right path to reaching your Mighty vaping goals.
Susan Henretty became a natural health activist over 10 years ago, after personal experience led her to research the benefits of alternative therapies.
In 2018, Susan and her partner decided to combine their business skills with their shared interest in herbal health and vaporizers. As a result they co-founded Kronicvapes.
Based on her previous interest in the holistic field, this inspired Susan to begin her own regular, health blog. Her writing aims to inform and inspire others; specifically in regards to the beneficial properties of vaporizing natural herbs.
Furthermore, as a herbal health advocator, she endeavours to bring her audience the latest global news and politics, regarding cannabis law; science; opinion and fact based evidence.
Susan Henretty became a natural health activist over 10 years ago, after personal experience led her to research the benefits of alternative therapies. In 2018, Susan and her partner decided to combine their business skills with their shared interest in herbal health and vaporizers. As a result they co-founded Kronicvapes. Based on her previous interest in the holistic field, this inspired Susan to begin her own regular, health blog. Her writing aims to inform and inspire others; specifically in regards to the beneficial properties of vaporizing natural herbs. Furthermore, as a herbal health advocator, she endeavours to bring her audience the latest global news and politics, regarding cannabis law; science; opinion and fact based evidence.Kronicvapes talks about 5 helpful tips for getting the most out of your mighty vaporizer. Visit our online store for some amazing offers.
Mighty Vaporizer Tips & Tricks – To ensure almighty session
To all my fellow new and old-timers Mighty (and Crafty) vapers, here is a short blog on a few tips and tricks I have picked up along the way…
You will want your herb to be finely ground but not to fine, a nice medium grind will do the trick. I find if your herb isn’t grind enough then you won’t get even vape although you could re-grind after a few draws and continue your session. If you grind too finely the airflow will be restricted and you will end up needing to clean the cooling unit more frequently. A light and fluffy grind works best and the MFLB Finishing Grinder does a really good job at it. As an optional extra the MFLB Finishing Grinder is exquisite, hand-made wooden grinder that grinds your herb just right.
Your Bowl or Chamber
Should be packed nice and loosely, you want the herb snug but not tight. A tightly packed bowl will also result in restricted airflow and clog up the screen before your cooling chamber. Your chamber should be filled just to the brim but not compressed down. I like to use the filler aid provided not only to prevent spilling but helps to ensure I don’t over pack, I fill the chamber so that the herb just touches the clear cap in the center of the filler. Packing your bowl right will ensure in even, uniformly vaporized herb. Now if your tolerance is low or you are looking for a shorter vape session, pack your chamber 50% of the way and insert the Liquid Pad or alternatively get yourself the
Keeping you your bowl clean is also essential, think about it like this, you wouldn’t eat your food off a dirty plate so don’t vape out a dirty bowl, any leftover residue will affect the flavor and hinder your vaping experience. A quick wipe down after every 5 sessions or so with some isopropyl alcohol on an ear bud or an alcohol swab will work well. Just ensure not to let any excess alcohol run down into the battery. I like to hold my Mighty upside down while doing this just to be safe.
Draw and Vape production
Now you want to draw for 10-15 seconds for good vape production, longer if desired. You want your draw to be like sipping a think milkshake you want to savor. If you draw to hard and quickly your vapor will be warmer and if your draw is too short you won’t get much visible vapor.
The Cooling Unit
The Mighty has a sophisticated “Cooling Unit”, a series of channels and chambers that help to extend the vapor path which allows for cooler, smoother vapor, this unit needs to be kept clean. The more frequently you clean it the easier it will be. I try to give it a clean every week, but this depends on how regularly you use it, say after every 10-15 sessions is a good time to open her up and clean. Once resin starts to build up the mouthpiece starts getting sticky and tight, there will be a noticeable increase in draw resistance as the airflow is restricted and your flavor will also take a knock.
If you find that the vapor you are inhaling is too warm another sneaky extra is the Arizer Hose: traditionally for Extreme Q and V-Tower Vaporizer this whip (or hose) is made from premium quality material, is 100% odorless and tasteless and fits snug onto the mouthpiece of your Mighty, allowing you to sit back and enjoy amazingly flavorful and cool vapor each draw and comes in a range of colors. I use a glass mouthpiece on the other end but it’s not necessary.
This is a key factor which will determine the quantity and the quality of your vapor, a good place to start is 170/175◦C, at this temperature you will get the best flavor but not much visible vapor. After a few draws you can slowly make your way up adjusting in 5-10 degree increments as you move up you will notice a change in flavor however more visible vapor. At about 190/195◦C the taste of the vapor will be like that of slightly overcooked popcorn and the vapor production will come to an end. This is a nice gradual session guarantying you get the smoothest and best flavor vape throughout your session. However I’ve noticed that ex-smokers tend to enjoy starting a session at a higher temperature, this will give to a great combo of both vape production and flavor whilst still keeping your vapor cool.
Its import to remember that visible vapor is not essential but for those of you who enjoy kicking out huge clouds try starting your session at 188/190◦C and half way through your session bump it up to 196◦C to finish it off… this will give massive clouds of vapor whilst still full of flavor however your session time will be shorter than if you started at say 175◦C
My colleague Grant wrote a great bog on ideal temperatures and their effects. This will help you understand which temperature will be best for you and your desired effect.
A great optional extra is the Dosing Capsules; these are great for controlling your dose and make for changing your load while out and about very easy and mess free. Another benefit is they help to keep your bowl/chamber clean.
Glass Mouthpiece; The Easy Flow glass mouthpiece is available and they fit both Crafty and Mighty, this mouthpiece allows for cooler more flavorful vapor and free of plastics; easy to keep clean and great addition to the vaporizer.
Water tool adaptor; This too is for both Crafty and Mighty, it allows you to connect your vaporizer to any water filtration with a female 14/19mm down stem – connecting to a water filtration will help to keep your vapor even cooler and allow for incredible flavor. Attaching your Easy Flow Water Tool is simple, just gently twist it into place like you would with the filling aid; be sure not to force the adapter all the way around as this will separate the molding of your vaporizer.
Budgie Bubbler; is a nifty vertical handheld water filtration that is designed for portable vaporizers such as the Mighty and Crafty, but works well with virtually any high-end handheld vape such as the Arizer Solo, Air and DaVinci Ascent and it can also be used with a whip-style desktop vaporizer.
Adding this to your collection is almost a must – works really well and will certainly improve your vape experience! In order to use it with your Mighty you will need the Easy Flow Water Adapter mentioned above.
What I have found is the vaporizing is a very unique preference and while I can tell you what I prefer and what works for me the best thing you can do is play around until you find the ideal start temperature and setting you enjoy. It is also important that your herb is of good quality – not too dry and not too wet!
I really enjoy my Mighty, from session to session, never failing to deliver the tastiest smoothest vapor for a portable vaporizer 😉
Keep your Mighty clean because a clean vaporizer will produce the tastiest vapor ever!
I hope you all can enjoy your Mighty or Crafty as much as I do.Mighty and Crafty Vaporizer Tips and Tricks, a short blog on a few tricks I have picked up along the way. Vape Store South Africa ]]>