i love to dab concentrates on a cotton ball and vape it. but when im usually vaping flowers i also use cotton to prvent the herb from:
1) going into the stem and getting it dirty. even though i clean my stems with ISO this makes it so i have to do it less often.
2) letting the herb directly touch the hot metal on the bottom. often this accounts for uneven vaping, and IMO is the solo's biggest flaw/Achilles heel. even though ive never seen this written anywhere its true. if you vape normal, there is convection occurring. the bottom part of the herb is touching the hot metal. if you vape with the solo upside down, which is quite doable though sometimes a pain in the ass, you can avoid this cuz the herb will be gravitationally pulled to the bottom of the bowl instead of the metal top. alternatively you can pack it tighly so it cant go either way but thats not possible with grinded which which arizer recommends you grind, though i prefer not to and i find the vape to work very evenly through
edit: also 4 is the most even temp. 3 is too low, 5 is too high IME
Edited by daneel olivaw, 14 January 2014 - 12:01 AM.