Using the FireFly 2 – How to NOT fuck up the Performance
Now this is where it gets important: I urge you to read the following instructions literally word by word: It will save you a lot of time (learning curve) & save your precious herbs from unnecessarily burning away… to straightway have a crazy vape experience with the FF2. I wish someone had told me this right from the beginning!
*excerpt from vape forum
This is why there are a few bad reviews on the FF2 out there: Because some didn’t know how to handle the device…. I assure you using the FF2 will be easy once you follow this proven guide:
Packing The Dish (Herbs) – Let’s talk about how to use the Firefly 2. We will start with herb. Then I’ll talk about how to use it with wax/concentrates. So to fill up the chamber. You have to open the magnetic lid and have your ground Herb ready.
With the Firefly 2 unlike other vaporizers that will require you to use a good grinder. The Firefly 2 is different. Either you crush the herb with your fingers. Better: Use a 4-piece grinder. Don’t grind fine. Not only does it does it prevent you getting the best results, but it will require more cleaning AND you could clog your mouthpiece. And it’s not good when that happens! – Max Vape
Here is what happened to a few “ultra-fine-grinders”:
The vapor path travels right down the glass into a little hole. That is located at the bottom of the device. Then the vapor goes right through to the mouthpiece. Some of their herbs went down the vapor path into that hole, where they shouldn’t go. And then clogged the mouthpiece-screen. And the vape seemingly didn’t work properly… until they thoroughly cleaned the mouthpiece.
But no worries – I didn’t have any issues. Just don’t grind too fine. And regularly check the mouthpiece.
My Favorite Feature – One of my favorite features in the Firefly 2 is the fact that they use a smaller chamber, allowing you to pack it with smaller amounts. You don’t even have to use all of your herbs in one session. And as I said: Unlike other vaporizers, it’s on demand heating! You can even put it away after a couple of draws and then use it later.
Pack it like 95% percent full to the brim. You don’t want your herbs to be too tight in there… but you don’t want them loose and floating around in there either. It’s perfect when your herbs stay exactly where they are, but are not pressed down.
It usually ends up being like 0.1 – 0.15g. From that small amount, you put in there. You’re going to get 5 – 10 nice draws. So it is without a doubt the most efficient vaporizers I’ve used! When you put the lid back on. Make sure that it makes a perfect seal!
Vaping Time – What’s the best Temperature?
Heating Profile – Read this and you will find out how to tune the FF2, to satisfy your personal need. There are 5 heating profiles for dry herb. Plus an additional concentrate heating profile for concentrates, wax, and oils. Once you select any level you will see how the Firefly 2 responses to it.
Temperature options are the following:
- Low (340°F)
- Medium Low (360°F)
- Medium (380°F)
- Medium High (400°F)
- High (420°F)
- Concentrates (500°F)
The default setting out of the box is the medium-high setting. It is a good starting point…. Put it on the high setting right away, when you want the biggest clouds. You can expect 6 nice draws when you’re using it on high.
When you’re using it on the lower settings you can expect a lot more. The lower settings are also where you will get the cleanest purest and most exquisite flavor from it.
Long Draws – Following these usage tips allows you to have great vapor production. The first thing you do is touch both sensors at the same time. The green light is going to blink a few times, while it’s heating up. The whole back end of the device becomes burning red. Once the green light turned solid. Wait a few seconds and then start your draw. Now what you want to do is pull at a medium pace. Don’t pull too slow. Don’t pull too fast. – You know when you pull too hard once hear the noise of the draft/air stream –
Pull for 10 sec. You will need a pretty good amount of air to flow through your material, to create enough vapor from one big draw. Then release the buttons sensors and keep pulling for two more seconds.
To get the best performance out of the Firefly 2 mix up your herbs at least every 2 hits. Either you tap it against your palm a few times or you take on of the plastic picks from the cleaning kit and quickly stir up your herbs. Then again make sure the lid is perfectly sealed when putting it back on. – Max Vape
For the first draws, it is typical not get the biggest clouds. Now on the 3rd and 4th draw. Those are the ones when you can really rip on it if you want. And that’s when you’re going to get the most vapor. Love it!