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Testing The Magnum 3 Convection Vape With Dabs!

By: Brian D Colwell

 

 

Welcome to another vaping guide for the Magnum 3! Previously we tested the Magnum 3 with dry herb. Product testing with dabs is the focus of this article. Specifically, Tres Leche strain crumble and live resin will be tested, as well as Dabaratus extract.

 

For a complete description of the Magnum 3 test procedure, please see the blog on testing the Magnum 3 with dry herb, referenced above. There, the three components of the experiment are clarified, including test controls, test temperatures, and observations to be made. Clearly, testing with dabs requires slightly different controls, but the idea is the same. Rather than ground herb, loose crumble will be packed into the Magnum 3’s dab insert, for example. Test temperatures are unchanged from the dry herb experiment. For our experiment, three temperature ranges will be tested, including low, mid, and high temperature at about 345°F, 390°F, and 439°F, respectively. At each temperature range, cloud production will be examined. For observations, the data points expected to be different, from dry herb to dab testing, are flavor, cloud production, and vapor smoothness at the various temperatures.

 

Let’s see what our testing reveals!

Experimenting With The Magnum 3 And Dabs:

To dab with the Magnum 3, start by placing the dab insert into the primary half-gram chamber. Once you’ve filled the dab insert, place the small metal top over the dab material. You’ll notice a nice, snug fit once you screw in the mouthpiece again. Now you’re ready to fire up the Magnum 3!

 

While the Magnum 3 does allow for precise temperature controls, it’s best to work within a temperature range (while vaping, temperature can cool and then reheat). See below for more on the three ranges, including cannabinoids and terpenes one should expect to consume in each range.

Lightly Toasted (320-345°F)

The cannabinoids and terpenes vaped in this temperature range include:

 

  • CBG: 126°F
  • CBC: 220°F
  • THCa: 220°F
  • CBDa: 248°F
  • THC: 315°F
  • A-Pinene: 311°F
  • β-Caryophyllene: 320°F
  • β-Myrcene: 334°F

 

Short Vape Session (2-3 minutes):

 

  • Taste: Pinene at around 310 degrees, dabs diesel-like flavor at around 315 degrees.
  • Cloud: Clouds start at 335 degrees.
  • Vape smoothness: extremely smooth. For someone with an aversion to smoke, this is the way to go. No insane lung expansion, just nice, light vapor.
  • High: Heady, high, uplifting, and motivational. A more subtle high.

 

Long Vape Session (5 minutes):

 

  • Taste: Same as above, with THC and pinene the most obvious flavors.
  • Cloud: Clouds start at around 335 degrees, but then stop being produced after around thirty seconds at that temperature. This must be the dabs burning off and needing a refill. As a result, I didn’t make it to a full five minutes.
  • Vape smoothness: Perfectly smooth the entire session.
  • High: same as above, just more intense as more cannabinoids were consumed.

 

The rips were so smooth at this temperature that I wouldn’t recommend using the Magnum 3’s optional bubbler attachment… not unless you have serious lung sensitivity. Also, it’s worth noting that, as a convection vape, the Magnum 3’s heating temperature goes down as you rip. This affects the cannabinoids consumed, so let the Magnum 3 heat back to the proper temperature before hitting it again.

 

One solution could be to aim for higher temperatures, with the goal of ending a rip at around 345 degrees Fahrenheit. Were that the goal, the “half-baked” temperature range coming up next would be a better vape experience.

Half-Baked (350-390°F)

The cannabinoids and terpenes vaped in this temperature range include:

 

  • CBG: 126°F
  • CBC: 220°F
  • THCa: 220°F
  • CBDa: 248°F
  • THC: 315°F
  • CBD: 356°F
  • CBN: 365°F
  • A-Pinene: 311°F
  • β-Caryophyllene: 320°F
  • β-Myrcene: 334°F
  • Limonene: 349°F
  • Terpinolene: 365°F
  • Linalool: 388°F
  • Humulene: 388°F

 

Short Vape Session (2-3 minutes):

 

  • Taste: Pine at 310 degrees, diesel cannabinoid flavor as before at around 315 degrees. Then more exotic flavors as the dabs heated.
  • Cloud: Good clouds at 360 degrees. Cloud production continued through to 390 degrees.
  • Vape smoothness: Super, duper smooth rips. Vapor starts to get slightly harsher at the two minute mark, although not so harsh as to need the Magnum’s bubbler attachment.
  • High: Definitely a more diverse high than at lower temperatures - head high is at the back of the neck instead of at the top of the mind. Clear body effects.

 

Long Vape Session (5 minutes):

 

  • Taste: Same as above, with no changes in flavor as the vape session progressed.
  • Cloud: Cloud production ended at around three-and-a-half minutes, which was a longer cloud production session than at lower temperatures. The reason for this is that I added more Tres Leche crumble to the dab chamber between sessions (more dab material, more material with which to create clouds and draw cannabinoids).
  • Vape smoothness: This session ended at around four minutes, and was smooth throughout.
  • High: Same as in the short vape session at this temperature range. This is a full-body high that settles on the body over several minutes.

 

The heating element gets significantly warmer in this temperature range than in the previous, “lightly toasted” range. By the three minute mark, the mouthpiece was hot to the lips. During one long rip, the temperature changed from 390 degrees to 360 degrees, necessitating a twenty second wait to the pre-set temp before taking another vape. One option would be smaller hits, but what’s the fun in that? Rips are so smooth in this temperature range that, to be honest, the Magnum 3’s bubbler attachment won’t be necessary except for those with serious throat and/or lung issues.

 

The only issue with dabbing at this higher temperature range with the Magnum 3 is that the very small screen can easily become clogged, restricting airflow. My recommendation is to remove the screen for dabs at mid to high temperatures.

Blazed And Dazed (395-439°F)

The cannabinoids and terpenes vaped in this temperature range include:

 

  • CBG: 126°F
  • CBC: 220°F
  • THCa: 220°F
  • CBDa: 248°F
  • THC: 315°F
  • CBD: 356°F
  • CBN: 365°F
  • THCv: 428°F
  • A-Pinene: 311°F
  • β-Caryophyllene: 320°F
  • β-Myrcene: 334°F
  • Limonene: 349°F
  • Terpinolene: 365°F
  • Linalool: 388°F
  • Humulene: 388°F
  • Phytol: 399°F
  • Citronellol: 437°F

 

Leaving out only Caryophyllene Oxide, which has a boiling point of 495°F (which takes cannabis to burning, so you might as well smoke a joint at that point!). Also remember at this point that the Magnum 3 has a max heating temperature of 439 degrees fahrenheit.

 

Short session (2-3 minutes):

 

  • Taste: Rather than pine or thc flavors, at this higher temperature range there is a blended flavor. Some other flavors come out as well. The best way to describe dab flavors at this temperature range is “complete.”
  • Cloud: No change to clouds from previous temperatures.
  • Vape smoothness: Airflow was very good, having removed the Magnum 3’s screen while dabbing at this higher temperature range.
  • High: Wow. The high is very strong at this temperature range. Heavy on the mind, heavy on the body.

 

Long session (5 minutes):

 

  • Taste: Full-range of flavors, like dessert with all the toppings.
  • Cloud: No change from above.
  • Vape smoothness: Dab rips were smooth all the way through the four to five minute session. No need for the bubbler attachment!
  • High: Heavy couch lock. Mind drift-type high that makes it difficult to remember what you’re doing!

Final Thoughts:

In conjunction with post on testing the Magnum 3 with dry herb, I hope this blog gives you a good base for your own experiments with the Magnum 3! As you play with different temperature ranges and vaping with/without the Magnum 3’s bubbler attachment, some observations or data points to consider could include:

 

  • Is there any noticeable difference in the “high” from vaping at low temperatures vs. high temperatures with the Magnum 3?
  • How does flavor and cloud production change at different temperature ranges?
  • At what temperature does the Magnum 3’s bubbler attachment improve the vaping experience?

 

For this author, Magnum 3 features to be appreciated, whether vaping dry herb or dabbing, encompass a range of design elements such as the convection-style heating, the half-gram herb chamber, and a removable battery that can be separately charged. The accurate temperature control provided by the Magnum 3 allows for cloud chasers to choose-their-own-adventure, and the Magnum 3’s wide temperature range allows for the complete vaporization of cannabinoids and terpenes. Efficiency is the name of the game.

 

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