How To Elbow Pack The Extreme Q

A Packed Bowl

One good technique to conserve your marijuana with an Extreme Q vaporizer is to use a technique called the elbow packs method rather than filling up the Cyclone Bowl. Packing the elbow uses less herb, but can still deliver a great vaping experience. I mainly use the elbow pack method for whip vaporization, but it can also be used for bags.

The first step is to remove the small bowl from the Extreme Q’s elbow, and make sure that it is clean. Once you clean the bowl, pack it fairly tight with finely ground bud, and make sure to pack until at least 3/4 of the bowl is occupied. Its important that your herb is finely ground, otherwise airflow will be disrupted and you won’t vaporize as efficiently as you could be.

Heating up your Extreme Q can help unstick it.

After putting the bowl back into the elbow and setting everything up, let the Extreme Q heat up for 3-5 minutes. Then, run the fan on medium speed for about 10 seconds. I like to do this so that the heat coming off the ceramic element warms up the bud a bit (since it is sitting above the cyclone bowl in the elbow pack). Afterwards, I take whip hits like I normally would.

When done properly, the elbow pack method will produce a lot of vapor, and will use quite a bit less herb than if you were to fill the entire cyclone bowl. Unless I want to do long vaping sessions with friends, I usually use the elbow pack method with my Extreme Q. As Steve from Arizer has said:

I understand some people like thicker/more concentrated hits, something that can be achieved by ‘packing the bowl’. The younger crowd and bong users often like a thicker/more concentrated (and smokey) hit. That can be easily achieved with the Extreme and V-Tower, it’s probably something I should of mentioned before, because the method I’m about to describe is very popular in some circles and extremely popular with those who collect ‘pollen’ in their (Wicca) Kif Box. Instead of filling the bowl as you normally would, leave it empty, turn the heat up a few degrees higher than normal, finely grind your herbs, (or use ‘pollen powder’ from a kif box) and then fill/pack the (dome shaped) screen that sits in the elbow shaped glass piece. You’ll be surprised how much you can pack in there, now set the elbow on the bowl as you normally would, let it ‘sit and percolate’ a few minutes and inhale, that will give you a VERY thick, concentrated, monster size hit . If you’re using Pollen from a Wicca Box you’re getting a super tasty, super concentrated amount of the finest part of the plant so you can imagine the effect!

Do you ever use the elbow pack method? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Comments

  1. Tyler says

    That is a questionable choice, why don’t you just pack less in the big bowl? I’ve done that before and it doesn’t help at all and some of the herbs might fly out.

  2. C E Martin says

    I tried to pack it in the elbow and it just fell down into the regular bowl when I attached it. Did i do something wrong?

  3. David says

    I just put that elbow screen upside down in the chamber piece that way it gets spreaded out more and get more hot air.

  4. chastity says

    just got my eq late last night and decided to fire it up for a quick test with a couple friends. I let the unit heat up to about 200c for 3-5 minutes and we decided to elbow pack it. we only packed about half of the screen since it was only a test run. we got pretty damn baked but it didnt produce any kind of visible vapors like ive heard everyone talk about. I had that bitch at 250c with the fan running and still nothing. did I do something wrong or was that because I hadnt fully packed the bowl? there was nothing visible, like we were smoking air lol. exept we did get high lol

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