Find the electronic cigarette that works for you

August 11, 2013 by  
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In all the time I have vaped, on electronic cigarettes, it has always been a constant search for what works best for me.  The key I found is to keep looking, as money allows, and move up to one that completely satisfies you.   Electronic cigarette information is out on the web everywhere.  All you have to do is be willing, and have the time to do your own research.   I have spent time over the last couple years feeling great about my e-cig, and other times feeling like it is lacking in one way or another.   The key to enjoy vaping for yourself, is not what works best for me, but what works best for you.  Hopefully I can shed some light on my journey to help point you in the right direction so you too can find your perfect ecig vaping pleasure.

The first thing you will do is likely move up to, or start with some type of an ego kit.  These are great starting places, as they do produce decent vapor, and the batteries will last a long time.  If you get the stronger ones, you can have a battery that will last you all day.  That is step one.. getting past the charge every couple of hours stage. ( That drove me nuts)

Then I found that the vivi nova held a lot more e liquid than say a C-4 or C-6 clearomizer, and that was cool, because I could go out all day and not need to carry a bottle of juice with me to refill later on.  Your mileage may very… many people do not like the bulk or size of a vivi nova, and it took me a couple of days to get used to it.  I did find however that I enjoy more of an airy vape, meaning, I like more air flow than a lot of people and the vivi nova is a bit lacking in that department.  However, I haven’t found a better tank atomizer yet, so it is my go to guy for leaving the house.

When at home, I do put on my corsair dripping atomizer though, because I really enjoy the higher air flow it has.  Now, with micro coils, it is really doing an awesome job for me too.  I mean a lot of good vapor and flavor.  But for you, you may enjoy the smaller clearomizers that go with your ego batteries.  No problem there.  It is all about what works best for you.

If you are curious though, and want a lot more information, or have specific questions you want answered, and do not have a vapers store in your area, where do you go?  That is simple.  You have the whole world at your finger tips.  Just hop on the web and crawl over to a good forum and read away, and ask your questions.  Please make sure to use the search feature first though, or people may hop in and bad mouth you for not taking the time to look something up that has been asked ever and over.  It is not nice, but some people just are that way…

The best forum I have found to date is the main electronic cigarette forum at http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/     There you will find information on literally everything you could ever think to ask, and a whole lot more.   I have been to other ecig forums and have found many to have rude posters and not to my liking at all.  This one has so much more information than any of the others I have found also, so it works out well.  I actually read this forum for about a year before I wanted to make a post, so then I finally signed up.

The great thing about it, is I think this may be one of the first forums that was built for electronic cigarette users, and therefore it is one of, if not the largest one out there.  Tons and tons of great information just waiting to be had.  Go have a look and continue your journey of vaping, to find your most satisfying vape.

Keep vaping! and thank you for coming by.

Tim L

More on my micro coil trials

August 3, 2013 by  
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Well, one thing I noticed, is that using a dripping atomizer out on the bass boat while fishing kinda sucks…  But what could I do.  I had my micro coil to vape on, and after I first tried that, my vivi nova just is not cutting it anymore.  A sad day for sure, since dripping was always done by me sitting at home, watching TV, or at my desk.  I always used my vivi nova tank for going out of the house.  Now I am in a pickle, because Well,, I need to find a better method of getting my juice into my atty, and still being able to use a micro coil.

I looked at the REO site for the reo-grand and other models,  but man, those are costly as all get out.  No way I can spring for one of those right now, and the atty they sell looks awful sweet, but it too is no low dollar item.   So, they delima of what to do next is pounding at my brain today.  I have tried 4 different coils, and can’t seem to get my 32 gauge kanthol wire tight so the wire loops are touching all the way across.

I read more and found that at least one of the guys doing this, is heating his wire and getting the tighter micro coil so that all the wire loops touch all the way across.  I may have to try that, just so I can give this new type of coil a try.  This is producing so much more flavor and vapor, it is unreal.  It is one of my better choices for coils lately for sure.   The odd thing is, that I had always been told to not let the coil wires touch, because it creates a hot spot.  I guess the idea of this is to make the whole coil a hot spot.

The cotton for a wick is also a great idea I had wanted to try before now, and I am real glad I did.  The flavor is much, much better.   You do have to use caution to not let you juice dry up on you though, because the cotton will burn right out of your coil.   Then you try to vape and get nothing but a burnt harsh smoke… ugh.   It is not good.  So, the first hint of the wick drying, make sure you add more e liquid to your atty, or you will wish you did in the next puff or two.

So, while I am pondering what to do, since I don’t have about $200 to set up with my reo grand, I will drip and ponder…  LOL    They do have a pretty nice selection, and I have not checked out all the different models, but they are all USA made, and look like they are very high quality.  But it would be great if I could find a nice knock off to give it a try for a while before I splurge on that pricy equipment.

So, I guess my search will start this evening, looking for something like it, or coming up with a way to build something similar myself.  For these micro coils though, it has to be a good safe device, that will run less than 1 ohm coils.  Also, it needs to have a way to deliver more juice without dripping.  So far, tanks just aren’t cutting it anymore, and that kinda sucks, because I love my vivi novas until I tried this.

Keep vaping and have a nice day,

Tim L

Micro Coils, major clouds of vapor

July 31, 2013 by  
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Hello,

Building micro coils can produce major clouds of vapor with your ecig. I have been doing a lot of reading on the e-cigarette forum.   I stumbled across one thread about micro coils, and it had some cool information in it about how to make much better working coils for rebuildable atomizers.  It was chocked full of great pictures for examples of what they were all doing, and very good talk on how to do it.  So, without waiting, I gave it a shot, because I enjoy playing around with my rebuildable and it already had better vapor and flavor than my vivi nova tank has.  Better air flow too, which is why I bought it in the first place.

So, with my first attempt, I made an 10 wrap coil.  You should be able to see it in the article image, but I will post a picture of it here as well:

This is the first attempt at a micro coil – works great though not a perfect wrap.

That wick is cotton, from a pure, unbleached cotton ball.  The pure and unbleached are two very important parts…  Don’t screw it up if your going to try cotton for a wick.  Look for Organic cotton balls at CVS or Walgreens.  Sometimes in the cosmetic area and sometimes they are in the pharmacy area.  But I notice with the cotton wick, that it tastes a lot better.

Using this coil as it is, is working out pretty good.  Note, this was my first attempt, and will be a work in progress until I perfect it and am able to replicate the perfected version over and over.  The idea is to get all the loops in the coil touching… you see how mine are spread out, and there is a gap between every loop.  That defeats the idea of the micro coil, although it is working pretty well.

This set up is using as I mentioned, cotton for the wick, 32 gauge kanthol wire, and 10 wraps, that comes to only .75 to .80 ohms.  That is very low resistance, so you can’t fire it up at over 4 volts.   I have been testing this out between 3.6 and 4 volts, and it is awesome good flavor and much more vapor than I was getting with my regular 3 wrap coil at about 1 ohm.

If you want to read what everyone else is doing in that thread, I must warn you that it is over 200 pages of replies…  and it was only started back in May.  At the time of this writing, there are 214 pages, and 2132 posts.  It is an all day, and some of the next day, read.  Long thread, but a really good one.

I hope to post back to this with a perfect wrapped micro coil once I am able to make it like I am trying to, but getting those wires right up next to each other is a lot harder than it seems like it should be.  I put my wire around a carpet or upholstery needle, and wrap, then try pushing it together.  No worries though, I have plenty of time to get it right, and I can’t wait to see how much better it vapes than the one I have right now.  Because this one is much better than any I have used before, by a long ways.  I mean, talk about huge vapor,,,  this definitely makes huge vapor as it is right now, and it is supposed to be much better when the coil wraps are touching.  I can’t wait to see for myself!

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope my blog posts are helping all of you.

Keep vaping!

Tim L

Electronic cigarette safety for newbies to vaping

July 24, 2013 by  
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Electronic cigarette safety is another thing you will want to keep in mind when you fist start vaping.  Especially if you have small children in your house.  The e-liquid, or smoke juice, may have nicotine in it, if you are like most of us that are moving from cigs to e-cigs.  After a while, you may start phasing out the nicotine by getting lower and lower amounts in your favorite e liquids.  However, something to remember, is that even a small amount ingested by a small child can be very harmful, and even fatal.

If a toddler eats one cigarette, it can seriously harm them.  A bottle of e-liquid contains a carton or more worth of nicotine in that small amount of liquid. Keep this in mind, and have a good safe place to keep your electronic cigarette supplies out of the reach of small children for their own safety. Little kids are curious, and will climb up things to get to something colorful that they see up high, so it is a good idea to keep them in some kind of storage box, so they are more out of sight.

Also, if you have a spill, and it gets on your skin, it can soak in and make you feel very ill.  You need to wash any skin with soap and water to keep it from soaking in too much, as soon as a spill happens.   Do not just wipe it off with a towel, or paper towel, because that will just make it spread over a larger area of your skin, and allow more to be absorbed before you get it washed off.  Keep this in mind for personal safety, as well as the safety of others, including your children and even pets.

When I am filling up my e cig with smoke juice, I normally keep everything over a small cookie sheet I bought just for this.  It keeps any spilled fluids contained, and I can easily wash it off when I am done if I happen to make a bit of a mess.   You should always have a couple of paper towels on hand as well, just to keep your e-cig cleaned off when your done, and many people use them when they are opening the parts that hold the liquids, so they do not get it on their fingers.

If you get it in your eyes…  It will freakin burn like fire!  Get to the kitchen sink and run cool water in your eye(s) for at least 5 minutes.  Longer if needed for sure.  I have never had it happen to me, but have read about it happening to someone else, and he was in pain for quite a while.  I would even suggest getting medical help after rinsing your eyes, just to be on the safe side.  But that may depend if the burning stopped or kept going too.   I can’t really say for sure, but if it hurts and it is in your eyes, it would be the smart thing to do.

I am sure there are some flavors out there, that contain real berry flavor extracts, and such, that may easily stain your cloths too, if you spill it on them, so use care, and you should be fine.  I know I have spilled a couple of drops here and there on my shirt, or pants, and have not noticed a stain, but every flavor can be different.  Again, just use your head, and you shouldn’t have any issues to worry about.

Okay, that was the bad stuff.  Now the good side of things.  If you are going from regular tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, you will no longer have to worry about your paint in your house becoming yellowed over time from the nicotine in the smoke.  There is no smoke, just water vapors that dissipate pretty fast.   You will notice that your house will start smelling cleaner, and your cloths will not smell like what your smoking.  You can walk up to non smokers right after taking a few hits off your e cig, and they will not smell it all over you.   The safety part of it, is that the vapor you breath out has almost nothing left in it for others to breath in.  Some will have a lingering smell, depending on the flavor, but many have no smell left at all in the vapor that you blow out.  Second had vaping does not look like an issue with the research that I have read, that was done by notable research facilities.

I hope you find this information helpful about electronic cigarette safety.

Happy Vaping,

Tim L

Ego batteries for electronic cigarettes

July 24, 2013 by  
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You may know about Ego batteries already, but for those that do not, please keep reading.  I just want to give my experience with battery types for beginners, and want to explain the reason they may want to look into ego, or ego type batteries to maximize their vaping start up.  It is not always easy to find info on what and why, when you are new to something, so I hope to shed some light on Ego batteries for anyone looking for this information.

I started off like a lot of people, buying what ever the gas station had for, maybe $5 to $10.  I can’t remember the prices because it has been quite a while back now.  But we decided to give them a try, and found they were not too bad.  It really helped us to not smoke regular cigarettes, but the batteries only lasted for a couple of hours, so we had to buy more kits to get more batteries to keep some charging all the time. That worked out find around the house, but when you leave home, your pretty much out of luck, unless you have a box of them to take with you.  This is a pretty poor option in my eyes.

One day, we went to a flea market, and found a electronic cigarette shop in it.  This was pretty cool, because we gave up on those gas station ones.  They had some with larger batteries called Ego.  We tested out their kits, and picked up a kit for me and one for my wife, and a bunch of other stuff that day.  The Ego batteries were 900mh and 1100 mah so they would last all day between the two batteries.  That was pretty cool.  They are bigger than a cigarette, about the size of a cigar, and that took a few days to get used to, but we did.  The going all day on one or two batteries was a lot better than having to grab a fresh one every couple of hours.

Our next batteries were ego C twist.  They were 1100 mah also, so they last most of the day too, but they have an end cap that twists so you can go from 3.2 up to 4.8 volts.  This makes a big difference on some of the flavors we use.  Also, if your using a low resistance atomizer, you need to keep it at 4 volts or below, or you will scorch your e juice, and burn out your atomizer much faster.   Since getting my vivi nova tank, I can use 2.4 and 2.8 coils with it.  I used to have some 3.0, but I can’t seem to buy them anymore.  But you can run up to the 4.8 volts with the higher resistance coils.  Just find your sweet spot for the flavor you have.  You can get more vapor this way, but you need to make sure you do not over heat the coil and burn it out, or burn the flavor.

These ego twist batteries are great to use due to their size.  They are not as big as other mods, and there are several types of lanyards you can use for when your out and about, and don’t want to have it fall.  I use my ego still, when I go out on my boat, because when I am fishing, I do not have a lanyard that fits my bigger mod, and I don’t want to drop anything off into the lake…

So if your just starting out and trying to find what will work for you.  I highly suggest getting an Ego kit, with at least an 1100 mah battery.  The higher that number, the longer it will last.   You will be much more satisfied with it once you get used to it being bigger than a cigarette.  Although, some of you will still want to use the smaller ones that are more the size of a real cigarette.  It is personal preference but I just thought I would let you know why I enjoy my ego batteries.  The kits come with clearomizers or tanks and a charger, with usually 2 batteries and a carry case, but they are different from place to place.

Good luck, and happy vaping!

Tim L

Vivi-nova tank review

July 23, 2013 by  
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If you are like most people, when you first started vaping, you would start off with maybe some of those cheap gas station e-cigs, then later moved to something that has a bigger battery so you could vape longer without having to recharge it.   Once you move to a ego type or some other battery mod, you will probably find yourself wanting more eliquid in your electronic cigarette, so you do not have to top it off every few hours, or so.

That is when you may want to start looking at the larger tank systems.  Now is the time you should check out the vivi-nova tank.  If you do not like how large it is, there is also a vivi-nova mini.  However, you will love the vivi nova if you give it a chance.  I did, and love it.  It holds about a days worth of smoke juice, and you can vape all day and not need to refill it.  That is great.

The vivi-nova is also very easy to fill compared to a lot of the other tanks out there.  It hardly ever leaks, and when it does, it is likely because the atomizer untwisted a bit when you took the lid off to fill it.  Simply open it back up, tighten the atomizer and your set.  I have only had that happen once or twice in the last 6 months. So it does not happen often.  And this is about the only tank that I have ever used that does not flood and gurgle.

The do have a plastic tube for the main tank body, so using pure VG e-liquids, or spicy things like cinnamon are not recommended, because they will fog the tank and melt it over time.    You don’t want that…  but a 50/50 blend or even a 40 pg/60 vg, should be okay to use.

You can get them with just the clear plastic tube, or you can get a metal cover that goes over it, in many different colors.  I have blue, and purple, but found that I prefer using it without it so I can see my juice level.  Go figure…  I spent an extra buck or two for that cover and they just sit on my desk.  Your mileage may very with that though.  I do see a lot of other people that do use the colored covers.  If they had the gold in stock, I would have likely got that.  There are a lot of colors to choose from.

As for the atomizer, it is super easy to change out.  You get the 2.4 ohm one installed when you open the box, and have a 2.8 and a 1.8 ohm to use also.  When it begins to clog, if you use darker liquids, or if it begins to have some leakage, it is likely time to change the atomizer out.  I get a week or two out of mine easily.  Many times I get 3 or 4 weeks.   It really depends on how hot you vape (voltage) and if you use a thicker dark juice.  The darker ones seem to leave a residue that builds up on the coil, and eventually blocks the air flow, and does not vape as well.

To change the coil, you just vape all the e liquid out, or suck it out with a syringe, then unscrew the the tank body, then unscrew the top of the atomizer from the post in the middle.  Put a new one on, and tighten it good, then put your body back on, then fill with your favorite smoke juice, and put the top back on, and your back to vaping in just minutes.   I usually buy 3 to 6 coils at a time.  Some places give discounts for orders of 10 or more, but I have not done that yet – just saying, there are deals out there that help with costs, if you look for them.

A definite must have for your arsenal though.  You will be glad you invested the $13 to 15 bucks. It is well worth it.  It is a lot more economical than spending 3 bucks or so per clearomizer when they only last a few days to a week at most.  The replacement coils for the vivi nova tank is less than $2 each.

Almost all vaping stores carry them so they are pretty easy to find too.

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your vaping!

Tim L

itaste MPV, Great mod battery at a super price

July 22, 2013 by  
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Hello,

I have been using this itaste mpv for a while now, but decided it is past time to give a full review of it.   After looking at all the different mods out there to come up with a nice long lasting batter that is easier on the pocket book than most, I chose to go with the Itaste MPV mod.   It comes in 3 color choices; silver, black and metallic blue.   I would have got the black if they had them in stock when I picked mine up, but they had blue and silver,, so I took the silver, because the only blue one they had,,, had a scratch on it.    I wanted black, because when I am driving, the sun always seems to find anything shiny, and blasts the sun right back at me.

The thing that made me look at it though, was the price.  Then I saw that several of the people at the vapor store were using them also, so I asked about it, and it seemed great.  Especially since it was only about $50.  Well, I think I paid $55 plus tax.

Ok, after using this for several months now, I only have one small complaint, and it is pretty minor indeed.  The power button sits flush with the outside of the mod.  You can feel it, but you do need to pay attention to it or you will be off a bit and not push it good enough.  Sometimes, when out walking the dog, or doing other things, i find myself accidentally shutting the power off, because my finger will not be on the button right, and must bounce on it and shut it down.  Not often, but it happens to me about once a week.  So, like I said,  no major complaint, but it is there.  If the button protruded a bit more, I don’t think this would ever happen on accident.

This battery lasts a very long time too.  More than other 2600 mh batteries, and I have found out why.  I went on, you guessed it,,,  youtube.com, and watched several others reviewing it, and found one guy that tore it to pieces, and opened it up.  There is not one 2600 mh battery, but 2, 2200mh batteries.  This gives it very stable and long lasting power.  If you can’t plug it in over night, no big deal.  I vape 300 or more puffs a day, and it will last me 2 to 3 days without having to charge it back up.   Generally I do charge it every night though.

The power indicator tells you how much charge is left also.  It glows green for full power, and tests show it gives full power throughout this cycle.  Then when it glows yellow, it is telling you to get it on the charger. It does loose a bit of the power when it is glowing yellow. The final stage is red.  If you do not charge it, it will shut itself down to prevent the batteries from over discharging.  That is a cool feature.  Like I said, I generally plug it in nightly, except when I was testing how long it would last.

This thing has so much power in it, that if say your out on your boat fishing and your cell phone is dying,,, you can plug into the bottom of it, and charge your phone, and still have plenty of power left to vape.  It has a standard USB power port on the bottom, and a switch to turn on when using it as a charger for a phone, or other device.  How cool is that…

There is also a puff counter on it.  It will tell you how many puffs you have used since you last turned it on.  I generally turn it off at night when I charge it and keep track of my daily usage that way.  It is also where the up and down buttons are, to set the voltage to what you want to use.  It goes from 3.3, to 5 volts in one tenth of a volt increments.   Some flavors taste better at a higher setting, while others will give a burnt taste, and you have to turn them down.

I can use it on all my cartomizers, and my corsair atty, as well as my vivi nova tank. It is very versatile, and fits well in my shirt pocket.

At around $50 bucks, it is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a battery that absolutely will not die off before the end of the day.  It is so nice, I am putting the factory sales page info below, so you can see all the details.  I am sure I missed something along the way.  Like, the cord… it has a IPAD/IPhone as well as firewire and mini USB ports on it for plugging in most devices you would need to charge with it.

iTaste MVP features
• Myriad compatible ( Thread fit iClear 10, iClear 16, iClear 30, CE4, CE5 ,eGo, T2, T3 , 510 etc )
• Operating Volt adjustable ( 3.3-5.0 Volts in .1 volt increments )
• Puff/hit counter
• Polymer li-ion rechargeable battery
• Portable power source for electronic products
• Long life energy 2600 mAh  ( I found this to be inaccurate and better than described)
• Battery capacity display
• ON/OFF safety switch
• Passthrough — Yes, it is full passthrough, which means you can use it while it is plugged in to the wall or your pc.
• Standard Micro & 2.0 USB Socket
• Short circuit /atomizer protection / Over-discharge protection
iTaste MVP Starter kit:
1x iTaste MVP
1x iClear30 Dual Coil Clearomizer or 2x iClear16 Dual Coil Clearomizers  ( I did not care for these cartos at all and gave them to my wife)
1x USB cable
1x Beauty ring
1xTransparent carrying case  ( I would call this a gift box, not case)  In fact, I can’t find a case or lanyard to work with it, I had to make my own.
I hope this is helpful for you.  I love this thing, and the price range is great.  Beats the heck out of having to spend $100 or more on something that has to be charged daily.
happy vaping,
Tim L

The MOV Corsair Adjustable Airflow, rebuildable, atomizer

July 22, 2013 by  
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After vaping for a while, you may tend to look for bigger, better and less costly ways to vape.   Many people move towards larger tanks, so they can vape all day and not have to keep filling or changing out cartomizers.  Others may move towards the rebuildable atomizers, while many are afraid to give it a try.

I decided to go for a rebuildable atomizer because I use a lot of different flavors, and many will not come out of the wick, so it is nice to be able to just pop in a new wick and coil and move on to a new flavor.  Rebuildable means that you can change out the wick and coil in most cases.  That is the case for the corsair by MOV.  I was looking on line for reviews of easy to use rebuildables, and came across this one.   It has adjustable air flow, which really peaked my interest, because I prefer more air than I can get out of most carto’s I have tried.

The corsair was my choice, and this is my review of it, after using it for several months now.

This corsair atomizer by MOV is real nice, once you get used to it.  It delivers a real nice flavor, and the air flow is adjustable with the 3 air holes in the side of the unit.  I read several reviews where the people had issues with it separating and not staying together for them.  I have not had that issue at all.  The only issue I had at first was with the steel drip tip.  I had always used the plastic ones, so I was not used to it being cold…  hey, it warms up pretty quick when your using it, so it was not the big deal I thought it was going to be, and by now, I am completely used to it and like it.

The atomizer is a 3 piece unit.  You have the base, that you put the wick/coil into, then the next piece is the top of the bowl with 3 air holes, and the next piece is the tall chamber with 3 holes in the bottom of it, that you line up with the top of the bowl.  You can go from 1 hole to all 3 open, to get the right amount of draw for you.  I guess the 4th piece is the mouth piece, or drip tip.

I was like most at first, and kinda worried that I wouldn’t be able to make good coils.  It is much easier than you may think.  I watched a few videos on youtube, and now I whip them out whenever I need a new one.   I find they seem to last a lot longer than ones in cartomizers too.  Usually when I change my wick, it is due to changing flavors that I don’t want the old flavor lingering into.  Especially when I am trying out new flavors.  I want to have a clean unused wick, and clean bowl so there is nothing else in the initial taste.  This works out great for me, because it is real easy to keep clean for fresh starts on new flavors.

I will say though, that it takes a little practice using this, to be able to open the top to put in more e-liquid, without popping one of the bottom chambers off. It is easy once you get the hang of it.  You will find though that you need to keep the air holes on the top side when vaping with it.  They are low on the unit, and will leak if you have them facing down when your vaping, for sure.   Also, you will find that you need to push the unit back together from the top, pushing down, to make sure all your seals are nice and tight, so you do not get leakage.

This is not something you would drive down the road with, but if your at a desk all day, or kicked back watching tv, then this is a great atty to ad to your arsenal.

Also, when new to dripping, instead of using a tank or carto, you will think that you do not want to bother with all that extra work.  I didn’t think dripping would be for me, because I didn’t think I could vape very long before having to add more juice to it.  I was wrong.  It lasts a lot longer with 5 to 8 drops than I imagined it would.   And the difference in getting the right amount of air flow, is amazing for me.   Also, when you get used to it, you can start experimenting with the wicking and coil, for some huge vapor production.  I mean epic vapors.

If your looking for an easy to clean and great tasting atomizer, you should look into this one.  The MOV, Corsair rebuildable atomizer. It  is a winner for me, but I know with the way it can come apart, many others will hate it.   You do need to have it on a good mod though.  Something that is stable and will not keep falling over if you set it down.   I use the itaste MPV, and love the combination.  It is so much better than an ego type that I have to keep in a holder to keep it upright.  But I will make that items review next as that is another story.  Just saying, it makes a good battery to use with this atty.

The best thing about this corsair atty is the price… It is only about $15.  The coil and wick is cheap too, so for 20 bucks, you will get several months of vaping without any other added expense.   Unlike a cartomizer, or clearomizer that has to be changed out every week or so, at 3 to 8 bucks a pop.

That is it for this review of the MOV Corsair.

I hope you enjoy vaping as much as I do,

Tim L

Honeywood Tobacco by Flavor West – review, DIY

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Well, Here goes the test of the Honeywood Tobacco, by flavor west.

Once again, it is more of a perfume flavor than anything else.  I taste no honey, no wood, and clearly no tobacco.  What is up with their flavor testers???

It is a lighter flavor  of tobacco regular.  Good vapor production,  more of that stupid perfume flavor.

This is going to be a super short review, because I am getting upset at all these horrid flavors I bought from Flavor West.  I still have several more tobacco flavors to test out.  I hope I can stomach them.  I am only going to test one more today, then giving my taste buds the rest of the day off.  Unfortunately, they deserve a break.

Oh, in case I didn’t say it clear enough..  Honeywood tobacco flavor, from flavor west at 2%

SUCKS,,, REAL FREAKING BAD!!!

Tim L

Virginia Fire Cured Tobacco by Flavor West – review, DIY

May 22, 2013 by  
Filed under DIY Flavors, Electronic Cigarette Info, Flavor Reviews

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Hello,

I am going through some of my flavors today, that I mixed up on 5-5-2013.  This batch is all done at 2% flavor, since the higher amounts were mind blowingly horrible.  There are no reviews, or other info on the net that I could find, that tell you how much of these flavors to use in your e-liquid when your making it, so I am letting you follow my trial and errors.  I will be the guinea pig, and you can read along and laugh as I choke up on the bad ones.

Ok, here we go..  Virginia fire cured tobacco flavor, by flavor west. Test at 2% flavor.

Well, since I have had so many bad attempts..  I am a bit taken back, since this one is not disgusting.  Hmm,,  I will need to vape this for a while and see if it stays the same.  Off the bat, it is not bad at all.  I do think 3% may be a better choice than 2, as it seems on the mild side, but many people like the milder flavors better.   Give me a while, and let me vape just this flavor and see how it goes.

I noticed first, that it puts out a great vapor cloud at a 50/50 vg/pg mix, which is generally what I go for.  I have vaped some flavors that you can’t hardly see the vpapor, but this one puts out a good cloud.

After vaping for a while, I am trying to pick out the flavors.  I seem to be getting a more pure version of it’s flavor at this point, and my opinion is changing on it.

I notice a kinda of talcum powder taste to it.  I don’t mean perfumed baby powder, but the unscented kind.  Then, on top of that, it is getting a bit of a perfume smell to the vapor, and once I noticed that, I can start picking out some of that in the taste as well.  This one kinda creeped up on my taste buds.   The more I vape it, the more pronounced the flavor is.    I have yet to notice a bit of tobacco flavor at all.

I thought I may have been onto a good flavor, but that too was my fault.  I almost changed the wick out when I was cleaning my corsair atty, because I was vaping some JC Island flavor before this, and it takes a bit to flush that stuff out.  I thought it was clear before I vaped this, but it clearly was enough left to mask the true flavor of this garbage.  Yes, I said garbage…  It is like a perfume baste talcum powder flavor.  Kinda leaves a powdery feeling coating on my tong. Kinda odd if you ask me.

After leaving it sit for a few minutes while I typed this, I am getting an almost grass like aftertaste in my mouth.  I don’ t know about being fire cured tobacco, but I sure wish they would have let the fire burn this one up.  It has no tobacco flavor to it that I can find, and I have vaped 30 drops at least.

I give up on this flavor.  It also SUCKS!!!

I sure hope one of my other flavors will be good.  Stay tuned, as I am cleaning my atty now and going to try the tobacco regular by flavor west next.

Tim L

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