ZEUS Thunder vs The Game Jesus Piece G Pen Vaporizer Showdown

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Not all vaporizers are created equal. Some units can easily outperform their competition despite being in the same price bracket and competing against a unit with a better or longer standing reputation. Today, we’ll be putting two pen vaporizers up against each other to see which one is truly the superior unit. In one corner, we have the ZEUS Thunder, a portable pen from ZEUS Arsenal, the makers of the ZEUS Smite, ZEUS Bolt Grinder and many more awesome accessories. In the other corner is The Game Jesus Piece G pen, a unit that’s the result of Grenco Science working with rapper The Game to make a unit that suits his style. Let’s get into the showdown to see who’ll come out the winner!

ZEUS Thunder vs The Game Jesus Piece G Pen

ZEUS Thunder vs The Game Jesus Piece G Pen Vaporizer Showdown




Vapor Quality
Vapor Quality 

The Jesus Piece pen is really only capable of one thing, combustion. This pen can only combust dry botanical and is otherwise unable to function. As a result, there is no vapor to be had from this unit.

The Thunder also combusts dry botanical, but it does so in a little capsule so that you can use it for that in a convenient way if that’s your aim. Besides this, you can also use the unit to vaporize oils and concentrates right out of the box! This means you can still enjoy vapor if you’re not looking to combust dry botanical.









Manufacturing Quality
Manufacturing Quality

The Jesus Piece pen is made from decent quality materials, favoring metal and glass in most of its construction. The pieces are pretty well machined but the mouthpiece is made from a cheap-looking plastic and does leave something to be desired.

The Thunder is made from great quality materials, especially the luxurious feeling PVD coating on the outside of the whole unit. The mouth piece of this unit is a much higher quality hard plastic and the parts feel like they were much better machined.









Temperature Flexibility
Temperature Flexibility 

This is one area where these units are, for the most part, evenly matched. Though the Thunder is capable of getting much hotter than the Jesus Piece pen, they both are only capable of reaching one temperature, which gives them the same amount of flexibility in their temperatures.













Portability 


Portability

Being the same general size and shape means they’re both pretty portable. The one thing that sets these two units apart is the Thunder’s cap for the mouthpiece. This protects the mouthpiece and keeps it from getting dirty or damaged while in transportation. This is a small thing, but it makes a big difference when they’re so evenly matched.











Discreetness
Discreetness 

The Jesus Piece does what it can to be discreet, but being red with red glowing LED’s doesn’t help its case. It also combusts your botanical and the smell alone with be enough to keep this unit from being stealthy.

The Thunder is not only able to vaporize extracts and oils, but the unit is completely black and even has a shield to cover the tank and keep it stealthy. This makes for a really discreet experience that definitely puts the competition to shame.










Ease Of Use
Ease of Use  

These two units are pretty easy to use, both of them being 1 button pen vaporizers. Despite that fact, the Thunder still takes the cake as reloading the tanks, especially when using the unit with the Pro tanks, is extremely easy. Beyond that, the Thunder can also actually be used to vaporize with extracts, unlike the Jesus Piece pen which wouldn’t take too kindly to the same treatment.












Battery Life


Battery Life 

Both these units have very similar batteries, which lets them both have pretty similar battery lives. As a result, this section is a tie.
















WINNER: ZEUS Thunder!

Winner: ZEUS Thunder Vaporizer!

This might have looked like it would have been a closer match, but the Thunder is a clear winner. It’s got superior capabilities and a much higher quality than the Jesus Piece G pen and that let the Thunder win this battle by a landslide!

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Fontal Polenta With Mushroom Sauté Recipe

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It’s integral to be prepared for the end of your sessions. Once you’re done your session, it isn’t really the end of your experience. After a satisfying session, it’s always nice to sit down and enjoy a great meal. That being said, figuring out what to eat can be a bit of a painful process. Worse still, you can sometimes feel pretty limited by your own skills in the kitchen. Nobody wants that kind of hassle on their plate in that moment, so to help all of you out there looking for a way to enjoy an awesome meal, we’ve got a nice recipe here that you can make pretty easily to enjoy after enjoying a session with your favorite vaporizer!

Fontal Polenta With Mushroom Sauté

Fontal Polenta With Mushroom Sauté Recipe



PolentaIngredients


2 Tablespoons of olive oil
2 4-Ounce packages of exotic mushroom blend, chopped
1 Teaspoon of minced fresh thyme
½ Teaspoon of minced fresh oregano
3 Cloves of garlic chopped
1/3 Cup of organic vegetable broth
2 Teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
1/8 Teaspoon of salt
1/8 Teaspoon of black pepper
2 Cups of 2% reduced-fat milk
1 ½ Cups of organic vegetable broth
¾ Cup of instant polenta
1 Cup of shredded fontal or fontina cheese
¼ Teaspoon of salt

MushroomsInstructions


1) Warm up the olive oil in a skillet over high heat.
2) Add mushrooms and sauté for 4 minutes before adding the herbs and garlic and continuing to sauté for a minute. Feel free to also add ABV now if you choose!
3) Stir in the 1/3 cup of of broth, lemon juice and the 1/8 teaspoon of salt and pepper, cook for a minute, and then take it off the heat.
4) Bring the milk and 1 ½ cup of broth to a boil in a separate pot.
5) Add in the polenta and cook it for 4 minutes stirring it constantly.
6) Stir in half the cheese and ¼ teaspoon of salt.
7) Separate the polenta into 4 small oven-safe

dishes and top them with the rest of the cheese and broil them for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is a nice golden brown.
8) Take them out and top each serving with about a half cup of mushrooms.

This is a great recipe for people who happen to like macaroni and cheese but might have made too many batches of that in the past little while which only served to taint the experience. If you’re looking for a new, delicious, cheese filled treat for after your sessions that’s sure to impress your friends and loved ones, this is the dish for you. Best of all, it doesn’t take much skill or time to make and you’ll look like a professional chef!

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Valentine’s Day Vaporizer: The Zeus Smite

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February can be a cold and difficult month with winter still in full swing and the holidays being nothing more than a distant memory. It’s a good thing we have Valentine’s Day to help heat up the season a bit as we march towards St. Patrick’s Day. The one problem some of you connoisseurs might be having now is in trying to figure out what to get your significant other for the occasion. How can you show them the love and appreciation that the day demands? We here at TorontoV have the simple answer to that very question: The Smite!

ZEUS Smite Valentine’s Day Vaporizer

Valentine’s Day Vaporizer: The Zeus Smite

Easy To UseEasy To Use

If your loved one is a connoisseur as well, they’ll love the ZEUS Smite for a few obvious reasons, the first being how easy it is to use. There’s no need to spend hours trying to figure this gift out; right out of the box you can easily turn it on and get your session started with your favorite botanical with the press of a button!


Temperature Settings

Despite its compact, 1 button design, the Smite still manages to provide 3 distinct temperature settings. This allows connoisseurs to better customize the vaporizing experience to their individual wants and needs during their sessions. Most vaporizers with 1 button only provide a single heat setting for users to vaporize their dry botanical, but the Smite is capable of providing a much more diverse experience than the average 1 button unit.


Temperature Settings Quality Parts

This unit is made of high quality parts from top to bottom. The heating chamber is ceramic and the vapor pathway doesn’t add any extra or unwanted flavors to your vapor as the mouthpiece is made of a high quality, heat resistant silicone.


Performance, Portability & Style

This unit is a fantastic all around performer that provides a great experience when it comes to vapor quality, battery life, and durability and still manages to look stylish and cool. This unit can run for about 2 hours continuously on a full charge. This means you’ll be able to easily take it with you as you go from one place to the next. You’ll also have no troubles taking this unit from one place to the next because of its portable shape and design. The mouthpiece of the unit tucks neatly into a compartment on the bottom of the unit so that you can keep it safe and out of the way as you transport the unit. 

Performance, Portability & Style

Affordable

Possible the best part about the Smite is that it’s such a great price that you’ll have a difficult time finding another unit that provides the same performance and style and reliability in the same price bracket as the Smite. You might even want to buy a set so you have one for yourself. ;)

The Smite is a great vaporizer to share in the spirit of love and affection that comes with this wonderful day, so make sure you pick one up today for that special connoisseur in your life! 

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The Game Jesus Piece G Pen Vaporizer Review

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We’ve done a number of reviews recently on G Pens from Grenco Science, some of which looked at units that comes about through Grenco’s partnership with Snoop Dogg, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Snoop isn’t the only rapper they’ve partnered with. The people behind the G pen have worked with a decent number of artists to product G Pens that represent the style and flair of different artists, and today we’ll be looking at a unit that was a product of their team up with rapper, The Game.

Review: The Game Jesus Piece G Pen

The Game Jesus Piece G Pen Review



How It Works
How It Works

This unit is really simple to use. Pressing the power button 5 times locks and unlocks the unit and pressing the power button engages the heating element to vaporize your extracts. If you pull off the shield and mouthpiece, you can get access to the coil so you can load your extracts.














Temperature Flexibility
Temperature Flexibility

Like any other G Pen, this unit doesn’t have any temperature flexibility. The unit has one button and the only function of that button is to heat up the coil in the heating chamber. You could press the button for shorter periods to keep the coil from getting too hot, or take slower draws from the pen to keep the coil from cooling too much while in use, but that’s all you can really do.












Vapor Quality
Vapor Quality

The vapor quality of this pen isn’t bad, but it can be a bit on the touchy side. The coil inside the heating chamber can be really sensitive to air moving around it and can cool down quite a bit, which lowers vapor production a lot. This can be pretty frustrating when you’re using it and make for a pretty sub-par experience.













Manufacturing Quality
Manufacturing Quality

The manufacturing quality of this unit is not the best. The coil, as we mentioned before doesn’t maintain its heat very well through regular use, which makes it a bit tricky when taking draws from it. The paint job on most of the unit is pretty well done, but the mouth piece does look like a much cheaper plastic than you’d expect given that the rest of the unit uses a lot of metal in its construction. You can also see the chip attached to the LED in the bottom of the pen when the LED glows.










Battery Life
Battery Life

The battery life of this unit is pretty great. The unit doesn’t need too much power for the coil or LED’s so the unit’s charge can last for weeks depending on your usage habits with the unit.
















Portability
Portability

This unit is really portable by virtue of its design. The pen shape makes it easy to put it in your pocket and carry it around with you and the battery life means you won’t have to recharge it any time soon. The unit isn’t as portable as the Micro G’s but it is still really easy to carry around.














Ease Of Use
Ease of Use

This unit is really easy to use because of the fact that there is only one button and the coil is so accessible. Loading the heating chamber is really simple and using it is just as simple. The coil is really easy to so you don’t have to worry as much as you put your extracts on the coil. There is a bit of a challenge in taking draws that maximize the amount of vapor produced, but that’s the only difficult part.












Discreetness
Discreetness

If not for the fact that this pen was designed to match what you’d expect is the style of rapper, The Game, this unit might have been pretty discreet. Size isn’t the problem, it’s pretty small and fits in your hand easily, but the issue is that the unit is red and gold which is an eye catching combination that doesn’t go unnoticed. That combined with the red LED’s that glow when you use it really keep this unit from being as discreet as it could be.











Overall Experience
Overall Experience

It was a good attempt, but this unit has a lot of wasted potential. If more attention was taken when it comes to the details like the mouthpiece and the manufacturing quality, it might have done a bit better.  For now, the ZEUS Thunder is still the best pen vaporizer for your hard earned money. Better luck next time, Grenco!

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Snoop Dogg G Pen Vaporizer Review

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To say that Snoop Dogg and Grenco Science are well acquainted would be an understatement to say the least. Their partnership is longstanding and has yielded a great many products that Snoop has proudly supported through the many mediums he speaks through. Today we’ll be looking at one of the many products that partnership has yielded to see what is has to offer the vaporizing world.

Review: Snoop Dogg G Pen Vaporizer 

Snoop Dogg G Pen Vaporizer Review



How It Works
How It Works

This unit is a pretty straightforward unit to use. Pressing the power button 5 times unlocks the unit so that pressing the power button engages the coil in the heating chamber. All you need to do then is load your botanical into the heating chamber, then drop the shield and mouthpiece on top, press the power button and inhale, but you won’t be inhaling vapor.













Temperature Flexibility
Temperature Flexibility

Like and other pen unit, this gadget doesn’t have any temperature flexibility. The unit has one temperature setting that is engaged as long as you’re holding the power button. Other than moving air faster or slower through the heating chamber or only pressing the power button for short periods of time, you can’t control the temperature in the heating chamber.













Vapor Quality
Vapor Quality

The vapor quality from this unit is horrible for the simple fact that it doesn’t actually produce vapor. The unit is only capable of using one heat setting, and that heat setting combusts your dry botanical in the heating chamber no matter what you do.















Manufacturing Quality
Manufacturing Quality

The unit is pretty well made as they’ve chosen to use a lot of high quality materials in the construction of this unit. The tank uses glass for the shell, metal for the 510 connection and a ceramic plate below a metal coil. The power button feels relatively sturdy and the and the only place where the unit feels relatively low quality is the mouthpiece which is made of plastic.













Battery Life
Battery Life

Like all pen vaporizers, this unit has a pretty good battery life. The unit’s battery lasts for somewhere around 2 hours of continuous use, which is pretty good even if the unit can’t actually vaporize with this unit. If you choose to take this unit around with you, you won’t find yourself having to charge it up too often.














Portability
Portability

Just like any pen vaporizer, this unit is really easy to carry around because of how small it is. The pen shape makes it easy to slip it into your pocket and carry it around with you without much of a problem. The glass around the heating coil might be cause for some concern, but the shield covers and protects the glass for the most part.













Ease Of Use
Ease of Use

Being a 1 button pen-style unit means this is really easy to use. The power button locks and unlocks the unit and the power button also engages the coil inside the heating chamber. Loading and unloading the heating chamber is the hardest part only because the combusted botanical can be difficult to fully get out of the chamber. Also, it’s impossible to use the unit as a vaporizer, which is its own issue, but still worth mentioning.











Discreetness
Discreetness

The look of this unit is pretty discreet, though it doesn’t actually vaporize, so the smell of your combusted botanical will make this unit a lot less stealthy than it could be. Otherwise this unit is pretty discreet as it’s small enough to fit pretty comfortably in your hand and is colored to blend in pretty well to its surroundings.









                                               Overall Experience

Overall ExperienceThis was a decent attempt from Grenco and Snoop, but this unit is still light-years from being able to vaporize dry botanical, and there is no other way to use this unit. If you’re looking for a pen unit, you’d be better off with the ZEUS Thunder. It doesn’t vaporize dry botanical either, but it’s a convenient solution that actually provides you the ability to use oils and waxes as well so you aren’t anywhere near as limited.

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Snoop Dogg Micro G Vaporizer Review

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Snoop Dogg has had a partnership with  Grenco for a very long time, and from that partnership has come a great many pen vaporizers and products. From that host of products, we got the Snoop Dogg Micro G pen vaporizer. The look of it might be something most of you connoisseurs recognize as the physical shape of the pen is a lot like the JAG that we also reviewed recently. This Micro G is for dry botanical instead of extracts, but can it really handle dry botanical? We have yet to see a pen that can actually do that despite all sorts of claims to the contrary, but maybe Grenco has it figured out with this unit. Either way, let’s get into the review to see what this gadget can do!

Review: Snoop Dogg Micro G Vaporizer

Snoop Dogg Micro G Vaporizer Review



How It Works

How It Works

This Micro G works just like every other Micro G. Once you load your botanical into the heating chamber, you simply press the power button 3 times to unlock the unit and then press and hold the button to engage the heating chamber. This causes the heating coil to heat up so you can take draws from the mouthpiece and enjoy it, though you won’t be enjoying vapor.













Temperature Flexibility

Temperature Flexibility

This unit has about as much temperature flexibility as any other 1 button unit. There is really only 1 temperature and that temperature combust your botanical. This is really bad for connoisseurs who are looking to benefit from vaporizing as it’s impossible to do with this unit.














Vapor Quality

Vapor Quality

As we mentioned in the temperature flexibility section, this unit has only one temperature, which only leads to the combustion of your botanical. As a result, there is no vapor production at all, so the vapor quality is poor to say the least. Every draw will be hot and very irritating right to the very last.














Manufacturing Quality

Manufacturing Quality

Despite the fact that this unit is unable to do anything but combust, the unit is actually pretty well made. The design that was put on the outside of the pen was very well executed and there are no signs of a seam where you could tear it off. The body seems to be made of metal, as is the mouthpiece up to the tip which is plastic with a little hole. The tank in the pen seems to be metal with a ceramic lining around the inside and a metal coil at the bottom of the tank. Where the tank screws into the battery is made completely of metal as well and is well threaded so that screwing in the tank is easy. The power button is curved inward to fit a finger better and is sturdy and responsive. All the parts are well machined and the small details like the air holes are well executed. All in all it’s a pretty robust pen.





Battery Life

Battery Life

As with all pen units, the battery on this Micro G will last a long time. The battery should last at for a little over 2 hours of continuous use, and with how little you actually have to engage the power to use this unit, you’ll be able to make it through many sessions before you need to recharge, which should take about 2 hours.














Portability

Portability

Again, like all pen units, this is really easy to take around with you. It’s really small, so it can easily fit inside your pocket without a problem. It’s slim enough that it doesn’t bulge in your pocket and its light enough that you could easily forget it’s even there.  You’ll also be able to take it with you on longer trips without having to worry about running out of power at any point in the near future.












Ease Of Use

Ease of Use

Using this unit is pretty easy. With a 1 button unit, all you need to do is press the button to engage the heating chamber, then sit back and enjoy the vapor. On the other hand, when it comes to actually vaporizing your botanical, it’s impossible to actually do that because the unit is only capable of combustion. There is no combination of techniques that you can use to negate this, so you’ll always end up with the same result.












Discreetness

Discreetness

When it comes to actually using this unit, it’s quite discreet. The size of the unit is small, so it can pretty easily fit in the palm of your hand and it doesn’t otherwise give itself away in terms of looks. Unfortunately, the unit combusts, so you’ll run into a problem when you actually get to using the unit because the smell will be pretty recognizable and far from stealthy. This really kills any discreetness this unit built up with its design.











Overall Experience

Overall Experience

The major issue here is that the Snoop Dogg Micro G is marketed and sold as a vaporizer, and it’s anything but. It doesn’t have the capabilities to vaporize and instead delivers combustion every time without fail. If that’s the kind of thing you’re looking for, then this unit might just be for you, but without the ability to use anything but dry botanical, you’re going to run into problems if you’re looking to enjoy vapor. It would be nice if this unit could handle Oil or Waxes like the ZEUS Thunder to at least give connoisseurs options, but it can't.  Maybe one day we’ll see a pen that can properly vaporize dry botanical, but that day is not today.


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