Well I've used a Mighty for 2 years. It's made by Storz and Bickel, same company that makes the Volcano. It's a dry herb vape, so it's not going to be the same a cartridges... which by the way can be very bad for you if you're not getting them from a reputable source. There's very little regulation and the shit some companies put in them is downright dangerous. Anyway... I highly recommend the Mighty. I have the first Gen, there is a second gen out now called Mighty+
... which makes the original a bit more affordable. I think they just improved the battery or something. You can usually find a coupon code on Vaporizer Chief and you can still register the serial number with Storz and Bickel for the warranty. I've lent mine to 2 friends, they've both since bought one. I can give you my usual rundown... I swear I should be getting commissions at this point because I rave about it to everyone. Firstly, it's expensive, but it's worth it. I registered mine under the warranty and I recently sent it back to be refurbished. 2 years of heavy use and the battery needed to be replaced. It still worked, it was just slow to heat and quick to die... we can't have that. So I was expecting them to take it apart and replace the battery and bill me for the parts... nope, they sent me a brand new unit! Amazing. Totally worth the money for customer service like that. Might just be cause the have the next gen now or might be cause it was beyond repair after two years of abuse. 🤷♀️
As far as using it, it's very user friendly, after a full cleaning or so you'll have it down, might have to help your Ma in that department though, there are a couple little parts and some gaskets. I do a full clean every week or so, but you can get away with longer, but the function will start to suffer. I always brush out the bowl and screen after it cools. You can also use the refillable aluminum dosing pods, which are both handy and keep the unit clean longer.
So vaping with a dry herb vape is not smoking, cause you're not combusting the plant material, you're actually boiling the water within the bud and that is becoming vapor and taking all the lovely THC along for the ride... so healthier because you're not getting the carcinogens you get from smoking traditionally. It will start to combust if it's too dry and the temp is too high. The MOST important thing to worry about when using a dry herb vape is the weed must be properly dried, cured and stored well up until the point it gets used... just like with cigars, wrong moisture content equals a harsh and sub par smoking experience. I store my bulk in grove bags
and my head jars have humidity packs and a small meter. If it's in the 55-52 range, I'm happy.
I usually set mine at 370 to start, start taking a puff around 350 to get those first terpenes
. Long and slow drags gives you the best taste and even vaporization... but that's personal preference, I'm a taste gal, you can crank it up to 400 and crank out a massive cloud if you want, but I find that less enjoyable. I don't like coughing up a lung. I raise the temp by a few degrees every puff or so and once it tastes like crap I dump it. Some people say you have to have bone dry weed to vape, but those people don't understand how vaporization works lol. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions, I'm rambling so I'll just share a link you can read lol.
Suitable for dry herbs Not suitable for nicotine Great performance, pocket sized. The battery-powered MIGHTY uses a patented combination of full hot air convection heating and additional conduction, which ensures an efficient vapor production from the very first draw.