(TL;DR at the bottom!) <3

I've talked with a few of you guys in the chat for ideas on how to vape DMT, and my overall success with it. So far, it's been good. But -far- from perfect.

Back when people were first attempting this, it seemed that people used low wattage vape pen like devices that just couldn't provide enough power to vaporize what you'd need. Naturally. That's changed. I've learned a lot, and now's the time to share it with everyone, and maybe restart this discussion!

First, I'll start off with a few useful bits for anyone that wants to do an ecig like device.

Gooey or not, spice comes in a crystalline form. Most nicotine ejuice vaporizes (everything except the dry herb ones) use a liquid. This means we need a safe solution to vape.

Propelyne Glycol. Using indirect heat (near boiling water does the trick and I just take my vial and swish it around a bit to heat it up) you can saturate it at a rate of 1 gram of spice per 1mL of PG. That's a boatload of spice in a small amount of ejuice.

While the 'safety' of PG is debated, it's use across the board in nearly every ejuice flavor is enough for me to prove it's safety-ness.

Great! So we have some liquid. Just drop it on any old coil, fire it up and off to the races right?!

***WRONG***

This stuff is insanely concentrated. Before when there were just vape pens, you couldn't get enough power, now, we have the opposite problem. Too much power.

Based on my rough anecdotal research, I can vape 1 mL in anywhere from 1-4 hits on my nicotine ecig that I use all day long. That would translate to 250 mgs to 1 gram of spice in one go. Obviously. This isn't what we're after.

We want more controlled doses. *much* more controlled doses. How do we do this? This is where it gets a bit tricky.

Some of you may be familiar with the craze/phenemonon known as 'cloud chasing' when it comes to vaping. I'm going to attempt to give everyone a crash course in it right now, as it's relevant here.

The basic jist is more heat, more vapor. How do we get more heat? With more power. Measured in watts.

Since handheld vaping devices are usually powered by Lithium Ion Batteries, which are 4.2 volts when fully charged. More advanced devices (like regulated mods) have multiple of these cells, to go up to 8.4v, 12.6v, etc. (You RC builders certainly know what I'm talking about)

Then comes the actual heating element itself, a coil made out of resistance wire, (or nickel, stainless steel, and a few others are popping up in recent months for temperature control mods which I'll get into later). This is measured in ohms (and until recently was the portion of this equation that changed... until that too... changed)

For the sake of explaination we'll say the coil that was build is 0.5 ohms (also known as a sub ohm coil, ie anything under 1 ohm)

Ohms law (

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohm%27s_law ) that your total power, (in watts) is calculated by multiplying voltage by amperage.

4.2 volts x 8.4 amps = 35.28 watts.

But where did that 8.4 amps come from? Ohms law also states that amperage is calculated by dividing voltage, by the amperage:

4.2 volts divided by 0.5 ohms = 8.4 amps

Got it! Good! Don't got it? Don't worry, it gets even more complicated!

So of the 4 parts of electricity we've mentioned thus far, voltage, amperage, ohms, and watts, the only one that the end user typically changes, is the resistance of the coil. This is done through various means, different gauge wire, different kids of wire, builds, having dual coils, quad coils, etc etc. Since your voltage is constant, in order to increase your overall power in watts, to create more vapor, you build lower resistance coils.

If our example above has a half ohm (0.5) resistance, one that has 0.25 resistance, (effectively have of a half ohm) your amps double to 16.8 amps, and then moves up to 70~ watts total power.

The basic idea here, is lower resistance means more watts.

Ever heard about those stories where people have blown their faces off? Or otherwise had an ecig explode? Well. If you build a coil that's too low, it draws too much power from the source, (measured in amps), the battery goes into thermal runnaway (low resistance means more electrical flow, more flow, more heat, too much heat, and the battery can't hold it anymore, that energy has to go somewhere... so boom), and bad things happen.

Now that we have our basic understanding of how all of this works, ( don't sweat it if you don't quite get it just yet ) lets make everything even *more* complicated.

Remember that voltage being constant? In the last year and a half, the vaping world has been enveloped in 'regulated mods'. Which up/down volt the voltage from the batteries in the device, to increase watts without having to manipulate the resistance of the coils.

Still not had enough? In the last 6-9 months they've started making Temperature Control mods. Which only allow the coils to reach a certain temperature before the mod itself cuts off the power many many hundreds/thousands/hundreds of thousands of times per second to reach and maintain a specific temperature.

Ah hah! Now that sounds good right?! That's what we're after!

And you'd be correct! Unfortunately, that's only part of our equation..... what device would you buy? Why would you buy that one in particular? What about a tank? Or would you use an RDA? (Rebuildable dripping atomizer). How long do you hit it for? This is what I aim to report over a series of posts in the coming weeks/months as I continue to explore and hopefully find a simple and elegant solution to

to the ecig + dmt equation.

TL;DR -

Making a vapable solution 1mL of propelyne glycol, to 1 gram of DMT, heat to dissolve.

Intro to ecigs, cloud chasing, and ohms law

Goal - To find an ecig setup that someone could just buy, fill up with PG, and vape away.

P.S. This is currently the sole method of administration that I happen to use, and of the others who have tried it, seem to like and prefer it.

I'll continue to write more posts as I'm able to find the time and if there seems to be enough interest in documenting all of it.