• Bud
    Brief summary and demo:

  • Cl4ud3
    So I was out of flower for a few days or I would have gotten back here sooner, I've had flower a week or so and then ran some loads for you. The top of the vape gets warm but the wood does a good job of insulating it, I didn't notice the hits being warmer doing back to back hits on a second load.
  • The Rogue Wax Works
    Believe the hype!! I spent the evening with my "new to me" XL length Simrell Vortex Ti stem and I could not be more impressed. This stem is NOT just a simple titanium tube!!

    While very simple in its look, in person it is extremely elegant. The gentle curves that taper slightly towards the tip, and are more pronounced at the MP end, give the Vortex a sleek modern look. It feels very nice in the hand. Weighing in at 5+ grams more than the Omni, the weight is immediately noticeable and, IMO, welcomed.

    Construction, and design are top notch. The condenser is integrated into the stem and seamlessly transitions into the MP inside the stem. The tear drop airport is ingenious in its simplicity. Rock one way and you open the big end, rock the other and you open the small end. One of the design features I like the most is the way the entire stem tapers down to the smooth MP. The size and smooth shape of the MP make it, IMO, the most natural and comfortable MP of any stem I own.

    But the real question on everyone's mind is, "hows the vapor"? In one word, Excellent. I'm not going to say its the coolest stem I have ever used and I'm not going to say that it is not. I will say it has exceeded my expectations in every way, and given all that has been said about the Vortex, that's saying a lot.

    I have a very simple explanation for the great cool vapor. Metal, lots of metal. Lets forget about what the Vortex inter-cooler does to the airflow for a minute. If you just look at the design of the Vortex system, there is one thing that immediately struck me, "the vapor comes into contact with SO MUCH metal". Between the condenser tube that is .5mm larger than a standard condenser, and the inter-cooler whos shape seems to maximize surface area, there is just so much surface are to act as a heat sink. It is also unique in that it is the only stem that has something going down the center of the condenser, allowing the vapor to loose heat at the outside and on the inside of the vapor flow. IMO this is the magic of the Vortex Inter-cooler. The way the vapor corkscrews around it facilitates that heat loss.

    As I mentioned before, the Vortex stem exceeded my expectations. When I compare it to the Omni, at the same price, I would choose the Vortex without hesitation. Given its stellar performance and indestructibility, I could easily see it becoming my go to stem.

  • Trix
    Excellent explanation
  • BouncingOffClouds
    I'm not going to say its the coolest stem I have ever used and I'm not going to say that it is not.The Rogue Wax Works

    Can you elaborate on this a bit?
  • The Rogue Wax Works
    @BouncingOffClouds in terms of vapor temperature. I have found that the after market stems with condensers longer than the standard XL are cooler. But is it cooler than a Phattpiggie? Or Artisansdaughter? That is a very subjective question. The answer is that all the top aftermarket stems provide an enhanced experience over the standard Dynavap, IMO. But, for me, I buy these stems more to support the artist and because I enjoy their beauty and uniquiness. Any performance upgrade is just a bonus.
  • BawlmerMerlin
    I have one arriving to my office at some point today, but I am out in the field so I won't get to try it out before tomorrow evening. Among all the other benefits mentioned, I am looking forward to being able to easily locate the shotgun. With all that is going on with my Omni XL body texture-wise, it can be difficult to find the port after removal from the Flux Deluxe.
  • BawlmerMerlin
    Mighty fine! I can't believe a week has already drifted by . . .

    It feels really good in the hand, perfectly balanced and allowing for an unexpectedly large quantity vapor to be consumed effortlessly.

    Glad I bought it!
  • fatbiker
    Where can I buy the rubber adapter like @Bud uses in his video?
  • fatbiker
    Does anyone use one or have a better suggestion?
  • Pud
    Simrell just started their sale... 20% off if you get cap and tip … otherwise 15% off…
    So $127 or $168... very cool …
  • LabPong
    Does anyone use one or have a better suggestion?fatbiker

    For a simrell stem? And what size joint in your rig?
  • fatbiker
    I ended up order a Master Adapter from Sneaky Pete’s.
  • LabPong
    Dont be afraid to try a simple o-ring......dynavap used to give you a big fat one to use for that purpose back in 2017. It worked well for a 18mm joint.

    Those adapters like the rubber multi-fit ones......when you put your vapcap in them while in the rig joint....the vapor has to pass over that rubber piece. An o-ring will allow the vapor to exit the stem directly to the glass. You might need to use a couple if you do not have one the right thickness.
  • chaos191
    With this set up what kind of grind and moisture level are people aiming for with an induction heater and this set up? Also is. It best to tamp down the load generally or leave it pretty loose
  • BestBuds
    you're going to find a lot of opinions on this one, like almost everything else. :nerd: Seriously though @420vapezone packs tight and grinds on medium for big clouds. I'm halfway sure about the grind but I know he packs.
    I have always used the straw method it leaves a small bulge at the end of my oven. I just push that bit in and cap it.
    I have been taking smaller hits lately and I've been getting higher with less herb. :up:
  • Baron23
    I do not tamp down the load at all. I use the VC like a straw and suck up a load.

    I use fine grind but medium should be ok also. The VC has a significant conduction heating component and as such, and IMO, it benefits from a fine grind.

    I don't worry about moisture content. If the first draw is wispy, well it dried out the load and the next draw will be great.

    That's with an IH or a torch lighter, IME.
  • Bad Dog
    I like a medium grind packed a little tight. I'll put my finger on the edge of my grinder herb chamber and scoop while twisting the Dynavap back and forth toward my finger till I get to the wall of the herb chamber of the grinder, pressing and twisting the Dynavap against the wall to pack the bowl, I do that twice and have a pretty full bowl packed that the air flow isn't to restricted (restricted being used loosely when referring to Dynavaps) what IH are you using? Results can vary a bit. With my apollo generally find a slightly dryer herb works better than what I would use torching. Going 2 seconds passed the click I do 4 heat cycles a bowl, there's a fifth hit but I don't always take it.
  • ScentNomad
    I pack medium tight with pretty much any grind at hand. Overfilling / packing too tight might decrease the vapor production. And: I always leave a tiny bit of air space left on top so the air can freely flow through those notches on top of the tip. I don't own a Vortex but I think that's a good idea with any DV setup. I agree with @Baron23 that there's a lot of conduction taking place, but while drawing it's mostly convection, so I'm trying to take both into account.
  • chaos191
    Hey everyone thank you for the tips. Using An Apollo 2 I'll definitely do some experimenting with fine And medium grind versus the straw method or gently packing as has mentioned. Gonna have a DYNAmite day.

    Thanks for the suggestions
  • Pakalolo2
    Check out Simrell Collections 4/20 Deal all month in the 4/20 DEAL Discussion group or at:
  • Terpenetime
    Check out Simrell Collections 4/20 DealPakalolo2

    I have... unfortunately custom anodised items are not included :cry:
  • Tdog420
    Anyone try there vortex stem w mighty adapter? If so did help a lot cooling the vapor. Austin has am adaptor on his website for the mighty.
  • acstorfer
    Anyone try there vortex stem w mighty adapter? If so did help a lot cooling the vapor. Austin has am adaptor on his website for the mighty.Tdog420

    I just ordered one a couple of days ago with my Vortex and a water pipe adapter. I was on the fence about ordering a vortex, but that Mighty adapter pushed it over the top. I’m hoping for the best!
  • Tdog420
    awesome let me know. I am the same way. Not sure if i wanna pull the trigger or not.
  • Cannabliss420
    Got my shorty vortex today. Also picked up vortex/mighty adapter. It's amazing. Huge difference to mighty vapor. Alot cooler vapor and bigger rips.
  • Cannabliss420
    Main reason I got the shorty vortex52cc673oosyq4z09.jpg
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