Today I want to go over the Woodscents from Ed’s TNT. I have done a review on this device previously, but I want to show you the new upgraded model with the improved heater core, as well as go over this special Lite kit that we got Ed to make just for us. The Woodscents is a pure convection desktop log vaporizer, handmade in Mississippi by Ed himself, and it is a fantastically accurate device that is amazing for micro dosing.
The vaporizer itself is super small and light. It is only about 4 inches tall and 2 inches wide, and it weighs under 100g. This model is made out of African mahogany, and it has a very simple but sophisticated design. I like how they included the black accent bands in this most recent version and it fits great in your hand. When we look inside of the device, it has a ceramic heater core that is enclosed by a pure titanium air path. This device has a floating heater, meaning that the heater is not sitting directly on the floor of the wood. Having this floating heater, as well as having the components made out of titanium rather than stainless steel, means that the device does not get excessively hot. Some log vapes when left on for a long time will just continue to grow warmer and the wood can crack over time, but when this has been warming up for 10 minutes, that’s as hot as it’s going to be after 10 hours.
While it looks similar to its predecessor, this model has the upgraded heater core, which is going to give you more power out of the box without needing to turn it up as high. The device plugs into the wall but between the device and the wall you have this adjustment dial, which lets you fully control the temperature of the device.
This particular model and kit was something that I got Ed to make for me specially. This is such a great vaporizer but I don’t think as many people own them as they should, as I know people would really enjoy this one. The default kit is expensive, though, as it includes absolutely everything you could ever want, but if it includes one thing that you don’t end up using, you’re paying for something you’re not using, right? So this is a Lite Kit, which contains just the power set up, the vaporizer itself, and DynaVap titanium tip. That’s it! You build the kit exactly how you want to, and you may very well already have some DynaVap stems that will work with this, so this is the perfect way to get yourself into a top-of-the-line log vaporizer
Heat up time
One thing I like about the Woodscents is that Ed does a thorough check on each of these units before it gets shipped out. Each one of these vaporizers is numbered and goes through a multi-point check by Ed to ensure proper function and verify the quality of the device as well. He also does a 24 hour burn off all the devices so it’s ready to go as soon as you getting it, and it will heat up in about two minutes, though I let mine heat soak a bit longer for best results.
How to use the vape
Using a Woodscents is super simple. Plug the cord into the back of the device, and then the adjustable power dial plugs into that, and then the wall adaptor plugs into that. Once it’s all plugged in you’re going to go ahead and turn on the dial. The bar to the left of the number is the setting, so if you want it set at temperature six, line up the end of the arc to the line on the left of the number six.
While it is heating up you can load your DynaVap tip. You don’t want to load it to the absolute brim, as you want some room left. I fill mine to around the second marking when you are looking down the tip. If you want to fill it to the max, you can just use a chopstick to gently press your flower down, as it’s important that there is that space so that is can make a proper connection.
The great thing about this Lite kit is you can put this titanium tip on any stem you already have. You can use it dry with a DynaVap body for example, or use any glass stem you have, or use a water pipe adapter. You can even use it with a Simrell stem, for example,as it’s completely versatile in that regard.
Once you have your stem loaded up, carefully place the Woodscents into the tip so that it goes in all of the way. Then if you are using it dry, simply inhale, and it’s a good idea to gently rotate the device side to side so you that you get the best vape. If you are using it wet, put the tip in there, and then place that on to a water piece, again rotating it side to side when you’re hitting it. For my demonstration I loaded it up, and and used two examples: I turned it up to temperature 7.5 and hit it through water, and then I hit it with a temperature of 6.5 dry.
The vapour quality on the Woodscents is fantastic. The pure titanium air path means that you get no colouring of the vapour whatsoever. The taste that you get through the vaporizer is completely pure. If you are using it at a lower temperature, it is really smooth even if you’re using it dry. Above those temperatures I would recommend using it through a water piece for the smoothest results as it can kick like a mule at higher temperatures.
As you get pure convection vapour with this one, the effects are nice and strong. You can turn the temperature up and get a huge hit if you want. Essentially this vaporizer can produce whatever sort of hit you’re after, small or large, smooth or lung busting. If you do want to hit on the bigger side, I recommend leaving the device on the tip for a couple minutes before you hit it to help warm it up.
The first thing I love about this vaporizer is that it is absolutely amazing for micro dosing. Micro dosing is becoming more and more popular, especially as people realize that not only does it allow you to control the experience more, it also allows you to do more frequent but smaller hits, rather than always doing large sessions. This vaporizer excels at producing a hit with only a tiny amount, so if you like to microdose you definitely want to look at this vaporizer with it’s stellar efficiency.
The temperature ask for accuracy is amazing on this vaporizer. You can load up your tip full of flower, set it to temperature 6 and do as many hits as you want until no more vapour is produced, but your flower will still be a nice green. With some vaporizers, the more you hit it the more the herb cooks, but with this one it is only going to heat your herb to the temperature that you set it at, and no more.
Finally I love the convenience that this device offers. The vaporizer gets as hot in five minutes as it does in five hours, so it is one that you can turn on in the morning and then turn off when you’re ready for bed. Log vaporizers are incredibly convenient, and sometimes people really underestimate how much convenience matters. It is a primary factor I consider when selecting a vaporizer.
I really wish there was an LED to let you know when the device was turned on or turned off. You have to look on the dial to make sure you’ve turned your device off, and a single LED would make that process easier.
When you shake the device hard, you hear a bit of a rattle. The good news is that Ed does a significant quality check on each unit before hand, so it is just simply a characteristic of the device.
Due to the way the device interfaces with a DynaVap tip, you are probably going to be tempted to leave your WoodScents upside down on a water piece at some point. I wouldn’t recommend doing that though. It's not as stable as it seems at first glance, so I would only recommend leaving it on the water pipe when you are there. Don't leave it unattended.
The Woodscents is a fantastic log vaporizer, and this new heater core update makes it even better than the original. I am a huge fan of this Lite kit, which makes it so much easier to get the exact set up that you want without anything extra, while also making it more affordable and accessible for many users. I love the convenience that this vaporizer offers. It's just such an easy one to leave out sitting on your desk ready to go when you need a hit.
The micro dosing and efficiency on this vaporizer are exceptional, and whether you like doing small hits or doing massive rips, this one will be a choice that will fill that need. Overall Ed is a fantastic artisan who stands behind the work he does, and if you haven’t considered a desktop log vaporizer, this should be at the top of your shortlist.
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