If you currently own a Storz & Bickel vaporizer, you’ve likely heard of their dosing capsules. But how exactly do you use them? If you’re new to vaping or have always packed your bowl like normal, you may be wondering how to get started with dosing capsules. Let’s look at how Storz & Bickel’s capsules work and tips on how to use them.
What are Dosing Capsules?
A dosing capsule is a small container you can fill with your dry herbs or concentrates and save them for later use. These containers have small holes or screens that allow for proper airflow.
Dosing capsules can be put right into the oven or chamber of your vaporizer for easy use.
Dosing capsules have been around for a while, but Storz & Bickel didn’t hop onto the trend until much later.
Storz & Bickel launched their dosing capsules for their Mighty and Crafty vaporizers back in 2016. Soon after, they launched a capsule caddy, a filling set with 40 capsules and a magazine with eight caps.
The Benefits of Dosing Capsules
There are many benefits to using dosing capsules versus simply packing the oven or chamber of your vaporizer. These benefits include:
One great thing about using dosing capsules is that they make it much easier to keep your vaporizer clean. Your herb goes right into the capsule instead of the oven or chamber, so you may not have to clean your vape as often.
Pre-Pack Bowls for Future Use
They also allow you to pre-pack your bowls for easy swapping and a lower risk of spilling your herbs. Place your capsules in a caddy, magazine or your pocket for easy swapping when you’re out and about.
Some people find that dosing capsules help deliver smoother vapor and also help them get the most out of their herb.
How To Use Storz & Bickel Dosing Capsules
The dosing capsules from Storz & Bickel are easy to use, but if this is your first time using them, you may find that they’re a bit fiddly. Also, it can be tricky to fill them at first, especially if you don’t have great finger dexterity.
Here’s how it works:
- Grab a clean dosing capsule, and remove the cap.
- Fill the capsule with your dry herb or concentrate. Use a filling accessory or scoop if you need to.
- Reattach the lid. The capsules from Storz & Bickel snap back into place.
Most people find it easier to pre-pack multiple capsules in one sitting so that you can take them with you on-the-go. When you’re ready for your next session, just pop in a dosing capsule, and you’re good to go.
The dosing capsules from Storz & Bickel are compatible with all of their vapes, including:
Mighty Dosing Capsules Tips
Get the Filling Set
If you’re having trouble filling your capsules because they’re so fiddly, get the Filling Set from Storz & Bickel. The set comes with 40 capsules, and it also comes with a convenient tray that will hold them for you as you fill them.
Along with the capsules and tray, you get:
- A plunger
- A spatula
- A filling device
- A magazine with 8 capsules
- An XL herb mill
- A scale
The set comes with a lot of useful accessories that make it so easy to fill your capsules.
Use the Capsule Caddy for Easy Transport
If you use your vaporizer on the go, the Capsule Caddy is really convenient. It’s a keychain caddy that holds up to four dosing capsules. It’s also waterproof and odor-proof with a discreet design.
Don’t Forget to Clean Your Capsules
After a few uses, your capsules will start to get dirty and sticky from residue. If it’s getting harder and harder to open the lid, then it’s time for a good cleaning.
Cleaning is easy:
- Use a brush to remove any old herb and debris.
- Next, clean your capsules with isopropyl alcohol (at least 70%).
If you’re cleaning multiple capsules at once, you can place them all in a sealed plastic bag or container with the alcohol.
Don’t Overpack Your Capsules
It may be tempting to pack your capsules to the brim, but overfilling will prevent proper airflow. Make sure there’s a little space between your herb and the lid to allow enough air to move through the capsule.
One last thing – allow your capsules to cool down before swapping them. Dosing capsules are very hot at the end of a session, so make sure that you give them ample time to cool down before you exchange them for a new one.