With the growing collection of hemp I have amassed, properly storing it started to become a concern. Even though I kept the hemp in the original packaging, I noticed that it was starting to dry out a bit and taking up a lot of space in my stash box. So I started to research my options.
The most economical option available would be mason jars. While I did have a large selection of them left over from when the wife and I did canning, I didn’t want something completely clear just so that if one of my children happen upon one they wouldn’t immediately see what was in it. When I went to buy some hemp from Upstate Hemp Co, I noticed they had some CVault storage containers for sale and recommended them since they used CVaults to cure their hemp. I went to Freshstor’s website and placed and order for a couple CVaults.
I ended up with two smalls, which each hold roughly 14g of cannabis and 1 medium which should hold 28g of cannabis. Each CVault comes with a boveda humidity pack to keep the cannabis as fresh as possible.
I packed the CVaults with my hemp. I filled 1 small with my C5, another small with a full 14g of Deschutes, and the medium with the variety of other hemp I had laying around. I labeled each hemp strain and stored it in a plastic bag to keep them separated inside the CVault.
I waited a bit to post this review to give the CVaults time to do their thing. Having stored my hemp in them for several weeks now, the hemp has stayed exceptionally fresh. They are also smell proof. The humidity pack also rehydrated some hemp that had dried out a bit.
Overall I’m happy with the purchase. For a far more budget-friendly option one can just get several mason jars and the Boveda packs separately.
For a few months, I had been using an APX Pulsar dry herb vape as an alternative to smoking. Overall I was never really impressed with it and I didn’t feel as if it was performing as a dry herb vape should. The effects were never very pronounced and it never produced a decent vape cloud until the temp was set to the max of 425F.
After doing a bit of research, I discovered that this brand is not a very good one and generally not recommended. With that in mind, I started looking for a new dry herb vape and eventually decided on the Healthy Rips Fury EDGE.
While there are a number of excellent dry herb vapes in this price range($120-$200), the EDGE had quite a few features that I found beneficial:
Hybrid oven offering convection heating
2300 mAh battery(double that of the Pulsar)
Multiple mouthpiece accessories
Water Pipe attachment
Stainless steel chamber
Full glass airway(when using adapters)
Precise temperature control
Pre-fillable dosing capsules
I also checked the Vaporents subreddit for their recommendation and reviews. After a quick search for the Edge the decision was made. I placed an order and surprisingly it arrived only 2 days later!
Inside the box was the EDGE and a number of accessories to take care of the unit.
After opening the box I followed the manufacturer instructions of charging the unit and running it for a full cycle to burn off any residue.
My first session with the EDGE was using some Deschutes flower from Upstate Hemp Co. Following the instructions, I placed the ground flower in loosely and filled the chamber roughly 3/4 of the way. I set the vape temp to 386F and started the session.
I was completely blown away on the first pull. It was incredibly easy to draw from the device and the vapor was very smooth. A decent vapor cloud was produced and I continued taking several hits for the remainder of the session. The one downside to this device is that each session is timed for 5 minutes regardless of vapor being drawn or not.
The effects of the Deschutes flower were very pronounced and noticeable within the first several minutes. The EDGE also provided a consistent flavor experience of the flower for the duration. The flower itself lasted about 1.5 sessions before being completely browned, the flavor profile changing roughly half way through the second session.
Overall this was a major upgrade. From the flavor to the consistent flow of smooth vapor, the EDGE opened up a whole new dimension to enjoying cannabis flower.