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

Graham Cracker flavor, by flavor west, DIY Flavor Review

August 6, 2013 by  
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Today I am set off by something strange.  I am writing this review of graham cracker flavor, by flavor west, for DIY e-liquids.  I bought this graham cracker flavor to be used for a crust flavoring, added to things like cheesecake, or other flavors with cheesecake.  I am a bit more than surprised that it is pretty good all by itself too.  I am almost at a loss for words, but I will do what I can for you.

The batch is made up at 30/70 pg/vg .   I used 15% flavor in my 10 mil batch. I know most people make 5 or less mils of liquid when testing, but I plan to use this with other flavors so I needed a good sized test batch. However, since I give the flavor percentage used, you can make your batch how ever you like, with what ever PG/VG ratio that works for you.  Just use an e liquid calculator and let it do the math for you.

When you first take a puff of this graham cracker flavor, it goes in pretty smooth, yet it has a full robust flavor at 15%.   On the inhale and exhale, you taste the graham cracker flavor and nothing else.  Then after vaping on it for a few, I am noticing perhaps a touch of a coconut flavor lingering around?  I am still trying to place my finger on it, but that is what it seems.  Almost like one of those girl scout cookies… um,, snickerdoodle I think it is. Maybe I am wrong about the name, but it has a coconut like flavor to it.

Anyways, alone, this is a nice vape.  I am quite surprised by that, as I did not buy it for a stand alone flavor.  The more I vape it, I am not sure if it is just the after taste or not, that is making me feel like I am tasting coconut, but It is really coming off as a nice flavorful vape. It has a lot of vapor, and an extremely mild throat hit even at 18 mg nicotine.  Usually I go a lot lower, but I changed a lot of things up for this batch of flavors, and the nic level was one of them.

If you like graham crackers, and coconut, this is a nice one for you.  It plays very well with flavors of things that typically use a graham cracker crust on them like the blueberry cheesecake flavor I made up.  You will have to play with the flavor ratios yourself, but my first try, I went 5 drops blueberry, 5 drops cheese cake, and 3 drops graham cracker, and it was pretty decent.  Not perfect, but decent for sure.  It was a good starting point anyways.

So, my over all review of this graham cracker flavor, by flavor west, is good.  It is a keeper, and one you should definitely give a try.

Keep vaping and I will see you again soon,

Tim L

 

Banana flavor review, DIY Flavor west flavors

August 5, 2013 by  
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Hello,

This evening, I am trying out some of my flavors I mixed up yesterday from Flavor West.  I will review each one, as well as some combinations that have worked real nicely.  Most of these flavors, I planned to blend with others to start off, but testing to get the original flavor recipe is an important first step.  So, this is my review on the banana flavor, by flavor west.

I mixed this batch of banana flavor at 30 percent PG, and 70 percent VG.  I mixed this batch up at 15% flavoring to begin with so I would have a good starting reference point.  It seems that most non tobacco flavors from Flavor west are in the 10 to 20 percent area when you are into making your own DIY eliquids.  This banana is pretty good at 15 percent.  Not too strong, but not what I would call weak, but it has only steeped over night, so no real steeping time yet.  It may finish out much stronger, or smoother, or change all together.

The banana flavor to me tastes a lot like banana laffy taffy.  If you are not sure what that is,,, it is like a banana syrup flavor that some places that do no know any better, try to put into their shakes and malts, instead of using the real thing.  Idiots… Same goes for the fools that use malt syrup instead of powdered malt, but I will try to stay on topic with the banana flavoring, by flavor west, since that is what this review is about.

I am vaping it at 3.5 volts, and the flavor is pretty pronounced, but not over bearing at all.  It is kinda mild, which I expect it to be right now, since it has so much VG, and it was just made yesterday.  I will check it again in a week and a month to see how it progresses over time.

So far though, the 15 percent seems to be a good starting point and the banana flavor is coming through just fine.  It is a banana candy flavor though, so keep that in mind when looking for a good banana flavor.  To mix in other things, you may want to use a more natural tasting banana, which I have not found yet. However, this is a pretty darn good banana candy type flavoring.

Mixing with chocolate, that I made at the same time, it has a great chocolate / banana flavor to it, but it is a bit on the mild side.  I will love to see how it goes in a week or two when this stuff steeps out better.  I will hold off on making the review until this stuff steeps for at least a week, so I can get the formula correct for the blog post.  If you like chocolate and banana, you will clearly like this.

Oh, for the recipe, I did add 2 percent of distilled water to help thin the VG.  I think it should have been 4 or 5% though, but it could be just me.  I think this stuff is pretty thick, and I know it wouldn’t wick for a carto or clearomizer.  I am testing it using a dripping atomizer, so keep that in mind.  You will need it a lot thinner to go into a carto or clearo.  I generally make those batches at 50/50 and it works great in both.

Do I think you should try the banana flavor by flavor west?  Yes.  It is a pretty decent banana flavor, and it hasn’t even had time to steep yet.  My review should hopefully get better when it does steep in more of the flavor.  Stay tuned.

I will keep you posted after some steeping time.

Thank you for stopping by my electronic cigarette blog.

Tim L

Chocolate, by flavor west, DIY flavor review

August 5, 2013 by  
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Hello,

The first of my new flavors up for a test on it’s own, is the chocolate, just since it is sitting closer to the keyboard and the first one I saw was chocolate.  This is a DIY flavor by flavor west.   I mixed this up yesterday, and got impatient, so please excuse the lack of steeping time.  I will revisit these posts next week, and next  month about this time for another review of the flavor once it has had sufficient time to steep.  This is the almost right out of the bottle flavor review of the chocolate, by flavor west, first.

Alone, and with a new wick, at 3.5 volts, in my corsair atomizer.  I have turned the air holes to find the best place to taste this flavor.  The chocolate flavor was mixed at the following:  30 pg/70 vg, with 15 percent flavor.  The flavor is a very delicate milk chocolate.  For those that have tasted something like the Dove milk chocolate, I think this comes real close.  It is a light chocolate flavor, but it is very tasty if you are a fine milk chocolate lover.   It is not very rich, but is sufficiently sweet, without any hint of being too sweet.

I turned up the voltage to 3.8 and the flavor definitely popped a bit better.  It seems like a dry flavor though, and I thought with more vg than I am used to, it would not be so dry tasting.   I turned it back down to 3.6 and it seems better.  Still light and milky, but not a creamy flavor in it that I notice.  It is definitely a milk chocolate. Like a Dove

dove-bar

Yes, like that bar pictured above..  a fancy smooth milky chocolate bar.

I can’t wait for this to steep more and see how it turns out with more time.  I know VG does not carry the flavor as well as PG, so it may take more steeping time than I am used to.  Time will tell, but so far it is looking pretty good.

Happy Vaping!

Tim L

 

 

Blueberry cheesecake, all Flavor west flavors

August 5, 2013 by  
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Hi,

I will be reviewing each flavor on it’s own, but I started to test the blue berry, and with me going with a 30/70 vg/pg blend, it did not carry the flavor well with just one day to steep.  So, I had to bump the flavor of the blueberry up to 20% from 15%, and thinned it to 40/60 with adding more PG to hopefully bring out more flavor sooner.  Worked okay, but still needs to steep for some time.  I will retest next week and see how things go with it on it’s own.

However…

My wife walked in, and saw that I mixed up the following flavors yesterday;

  • Blue Berry
  • Cheese Cake
  • Graham Cracker
  • Banana
  • Chocolate
  • Cherry Balsom ( I think this is supposed to be blossom, but they didn’t write it that way on the bottle)

So, with those flavors on her mind, and the blue berry in the atty already, she was like,,,  make up some blueberry cheesecake.  So, I put some cheese cake on the wick, along with a touch of the graham cracker for the crust, and added more of the blueberry, after I remixed it with 5 percent more flavor and 10 percent more pg.

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At first I thought, there is no way this will work just winging it like this.  Then I took a nice long puff, and WOW, was I wrong.  It was a dead ringer.   Just a lucky shot in the dark for sure.  I will play hell trying to make up this recipe so I can duplicate it in large batches.  You just watch and see…

Another mix I added into the atty was banana, blueberry and cheese cake. No crust.  It was pretty decent.  I think the crust (graham cracker) leaves an after taste in my mouth, but I am not sure about that, since I have not tested it on it’s own yet.   The banana really stands out, and it is also made at 30 pg and 70 vg.   I was just trying that blend to see if I get more vapor.  I think I need to add a bit more distilled water to thin it more, as it is very thick this way with only 2% water added in.  But very tasty.  Again, I can’t wait to review it on it’s own.

Next test is the banana and chocolate.  Please note, I haven’t tried the chocolate by itself, so this could fail…  I like chocolate covered bananas, and love chocolate/banana malts, so I have my fingers crossed that this is a good chocolate.  Here goes.  About 50/50 on the flavors combined, again, right on the atty.  Oh man,,  the chocolate and banana mixed is pretty nice.  Still has a touch of the blueberry in it though, so I need to change out the wick and get these separate reviews under way.

I just couldn’t wait to mention the blueberry cheesecake made up in the atty.  It was such a lucky fluke that she walked in when she did and said to give it a try.  I wouldn’t have tried that before testing each flavor on it’s own, first.   Now to find the correct recipe so I can put it in it’s review for you.

Stay tuned and vape something good while your waiting. I am just trying to finish vaping this wick dry before I change the wick out. I can’t wait to test the chocolate banana mix on its own without blueberry cheesecake trying to work it’s way into the blend.

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

Red USA Mix e-liquid by Dekang, flavor review

July 18, 2013 by  
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Ok, so I do not buy too many pre-mixed flavors, and even less of them from manufacturers from China.  I just can’t feel they are as safe as ones made in the USA. Maybe it is just me, but that is how I feel.  However, after reading reviews when I was picking up some flavoring to mix myself, I saw this, and figured hey, it sounds like the one I am searching for…  it isn’t,, but oh well.  Since I got it, I will do a full review on it, like I do with my DIY flavor mixes, because some of you may want to know what this tastes like.

I ordered this at 12% nicotine, so it would have a decent throat hit, and it is about the middle of the road blend for their flavor.  I am testing in my corsair atty at 2 ohms, and set the volts on my ego twist to 4 volts to start.   When I open the bottle, I notice a dark, but slight tobacco flavor.  I say dark, because it seems rich, but is pretty light in the over all scheme of things.  There is a spicy smell that comes out with it, that about washes it away.  I hope it tastes better than it smells, but at least it was on sale.  LOL

The first thing I notice, is that it has decent vapor production, and it definitely tastes better than it smells.  It does had a decent tobacco flavor to it, but I am noticing an aftertaste that is sitting kinda funny with me. It is lingering for now.  Tastes like tin.   I think I will go eat lunch and come back to this, in case it is a left over mix in my mouth from the last flavor I was testing.

Ok, back from having a couple of tacos for lunch.  I am glad I stopped and took a break, so I could have a clean pallet and try this again.  It is a pretty decent flavor.  Not an all time favorite for me, but pretty good.  It has a slight, and I mean real slight grassy taste that lingers after you have vaped it for a while.  The flavor on the inhale is a nice tobacco flavor, with perhaps a small touch of some type of chocolate in it.  I am not real sure on that, but it is not a sweet flavor like carmel, it is more like a coco.   But the tobacco is the main flavor, and it may be a nice one for you to try out.

I will likely vape the rest of the bottle, but I will not buy more, as I am really not interested in e liquids from China, and that is the biggest downside of this flavor.  It is a nice vape, with good vapor production and no bad after tastes.  It is pretty cheap too, but I just can’t get past that made in China idea.   I don’t chew on my kids toys either…

I have seen a number of good reviews for this company though, so I thought it would be okay to get a bottle and give it a try.  But I have no intention of sampling a ton of their flavors.  Maybe one here and one there.

So, over all, the Dekang Red USA Mix flavor is not bad at all.  Not one I would make my all day vape, but I can see vaping the rest of this 30 mil bottle over the next month or two.   If you are looking for a decent pre-made liquid on the cheap, this might be for you though.   I am still vaping it though, after a half hour, and it kinda grows on you.  Not bad at all – just has that whole China thing going on that will keep me from buying more of it.

It is still getting better, even as I am finishing this review off..  so if you don’t have that whole China e-juice phobia going on like I do,, it is definitely worth a try.  My wife gave it a try too, and she liked it as well.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you too can stop smoking and start vaping!

Tim L

Signature flavors, MLB type, DIY flavor review

July 18, 2013 by  
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2% flavor added to 50/50 mix of pg/vg at 8mg nicotine.  It smelled so good, that I went ahead and added nic in the test batch.

So far, this MLB type flavor by Signature flavors is on the interesting side.  Note, that I have only made it 2 days ago, and this really needs to steep for a week from what I heave read.  So far, it comes closest to what I have been searching for.  My Marlboro flavor that I get from the flea market…   I am not sure where they get theirs from, or what the real flavor is, so I am slowly searching for the base flavor.

Off the bat, I notice it is lighter in color than what I normally vape.  Actually it is light yellow, like urine…  However, some e liquids do get darker as they steep, but it is still yellow.  Also, I only tried a 2% blend as I have been gagged by too many tobacco flavors at 5%.  I will revisit this review next week with an update after it steeps for a week, s0 I can give you the scoop then as well, but for first impressions, here you go.

When mixing this flavor, you definitely smell the tobacco smell.  So far so good.  It smells a lot like my other stuff.  Ok, so I mixed it at 2% flavor, at a 50/50 pg/vg mix, and let it sit for 2 days before trying it.   The first vape is always scarey, so I use extreme caution.  Without really steeping long, it has a very interesting flavor to it.  Not quite what I am looking for, but who knows what next week may bring.  It has a very nice tobacco flavor on the inhale, and I read that someone thought the woody flavor was along the cedar side – I have to agree with that.   When I vaped and let some out to breath in my nose, I can pick up a nice nutty blend in it as well.  I am not sure, but I am thinking perhaps a hazel nut, or perhaps an almond with I don’t know,,, chocolate or carmel.

It puts out a nice cloud of vapor, and the vapor smells nice too.  Some flavors really smell bad in the air, but this one is quite pleasant.  I also notice, that after vaping it for a few minutes, that there is a lingering, nutty after taste hanging around.  Not sweet or sour, just like if you sat and ate some hazel nuts or almonds. I wish I could figure out which one it is.

Over all, first impressions are looking good.  This is a very good flavor at 2% with no real steeping time.  I may make up a 3% or 4% batch to sit while this steeps and try them both next week.  It is interesting as a stand along flavor, although it is not what I was looking for at all.  It is the closest I have come though, so perhaps it is used in the base with some other flavors added to it.  I will hop out of here for now, and make up the stronger batches to see how they go.

Stay tuned, as I will post back next week with more on this MLB type, by Signature (The Perfumers Apprentice) brand flavor.

Ok, a revisit of the 2% after it steeped for 10 days.

The flavor is actually very much the same as before.  Nothing really came out of letting it steep for a while.   It is a very interesting flavor, but not quite what I was looking for.  It is however, the closest that I have came so far, so that is encouraging at least.

It has a real nice bold tobacco smell to it, if you smell the liquid, when you open it.  When vaping, you still get that nice tobacco flavor, with a slight bit of a perfume smell and a slight hint of sweetness in there.  On the inhale, you get that full tobacco flavor, and on the exhale, that hint of the perfume comes out.   The odd thing, is you can’t smell that perfume smell at all when smelling the bottle.   It is a nice tobacco flavor, a lot of you may really enjoy.  I like it a lot, but I am in search of something that I can’t seem to find anywhere but the flea market, and that is unsettling, as I have no idea what is really in it, or where it is actually being made.

1% flavor test:

Ok, now I have the flavor at 1% and 4% to see how this flavor does.  Crossing my fingers that I don’t gag myself.  LOL

This is very interesting at 1%.  I thought the flavor would wash out more, but it is still quite nice.  On the lighter side of course, but still quite good.  It has a little more of the sweetness being pronounced, but the tobacco flavor is still pretty rich and super smooth now.  Also, I do not notice the perfume smell or taste to it at this point.  This is turning out to be pretty decent of a flavor.  I can’t wait to see how the 4% batch changes the flavor.

4% flavor test:

Well, I am quite disappointed with it at 4%. No two ways about it.  At 4%, the rich tobacco flavor is missing completely.  Go figure..  However, to replace it comes a sweet, kinda lemon flavor.  Kinda like the taste of lemon drops, and that perfume smell is back with a vengeance.   The funny thing, is that when you smell the bottle of  e-juice, the perfume smell is gone, and the tobacco smell is real strong.  But at 4%, on a 2.0 ohm atty with the volts set at 4.0, it tastes way different than it smells for sure.   I notice off the bat, that the vapor production was much better with the 1 and 2% batches than with the 4% also.    I turned my voltage down as low as my ego twist will go, (3.2 volts) and it still tastes like a lemon drop with a hint of tobacco in it.

It looks like the 4% batch will hit the sink drain as soon as I am done typing this out, and I will vape the heck out of this stuff since 1-2% works great.   That little bottle of flavoring will go a long ways at 2% mixing.  And it is a real nice, full flavored, great smelling tobacco that will blend with any other flavor you may want, like apple, cherry, blue berry, etc.

Over all, I say this MLB type, from Signature  (Perfumers Apprentice) is a real good tobacco flavor. Just make sure to use your e-liquid calculator to get the percentages right, and keep it around 2% for best results.  I use the e-juice me up, e-juice calculator from  http://breaktru.com   because it is easy to use, and makes saving your recipes a snap.

Happy Vaping!

Tim L

 

DIY (Do It Yourself) Flavors

July 10, 2013 by  
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Many people I have read about in the e-cig forums, make their own DIY, e-liquids to vape. There are a number of reasons that people do this. Some do it to save money, and others may just like to do things themselves to know what all is in it. Others, do it just for something to do. After reading about them making their own flavors, and having fun doing it, I started reading up, so I could start making my own. It does take some reading to learn what to do and what not to do. Please read a lot before considering having a go at your own DIY e liquids, to keep you and your family safe.

I went to a site that sells bulk flavors, and the VG, PG, and nicotine, and a few of the tools needed for the job, and waited… I did a lot more reading in the mean time, trying to find recipes for the 22 flavors I ordered. (why start simple…)

It came in in just a few short days, and I had to get myself busy to see how it would go. I set up a table in my garage, which is also my office. I went to the store and picked up some glass measuring beakers, and some rubber gloves.

NOTE: You should probably ware safety glasses or goggles, and a long sleeve lab type coat for skin and eye protection. The reason I say this, is because I bought 100 MG nicotine liquid, and when it is that strong, it is also very deadly. Even from splashing on your skin. It soaks in, and your screwed. So BE VERY CAREFUL… You do not want to end up in the hospital, or with a dead pet, or child.

My wife loves this banana nut bread mix we get down at the flea market, and I love a Marlboro liquid that they have. It is a good 75 miles or more round trip, so we can’t just run down whenever we want. This prompted me to make sure to try making good flavors that we could vape instead of having to drive all that way, every time we ran low. The drive in my truck is pretty costly, before making any purchases. I made sure to get her banana nut bread, along with every tobacco flavor they had for one brand, and a bunch of other flavors that just sounded good.

If your going to mix your own e liquids, make sure to get a good calculator like one by e juice me up. Available for free here: http://www.ejuice.breaktru.com   It will make the nicotine and other calculations very simple, and you can save all your own recipes so when you have one that works, you can simply open it back up and do it again.  Also, it comes with a ton of recipes at their website that you can download for free, and use.   They allow users to send in their recipes for others to use as well as many that are posted by the software developer.

Oh man,,, when you first open that 100 mg nicotine, make sure you are in a well ventilated area, and/OR, wear a vapor respirator. That stuff will sting your nose now, let me tell you. Also, after reading more, I see many people dilute it down and store it at about 50 mg. I left mine at 100, because it is real simple to figure the math that way. I may change over at some other time, but for now it remains the same, 100 mg strength.

Read my other blogs to see my flavor reviews, and product reviews. I have a ton of flavors to review, and more will be on the way as time passes, so there should always be fresh postings on the site.

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Vaping!

Tim L

Orange dream Bar, by Flavor west, DIY flavor review

July 10, 2013 by  
Filed under DIY Flavors, Electronic Cigarette Help, Flavor Reviews

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Another success was my flavor..  Orange dream bar, by Flavor west.  I like the ice cream bars, so I figured I would give this flavor a try first.  It is a pre made flavor mix, so I just add it to my eliquid base, put in my nicotine, and walla..  At 15%, it turns out pretty darn good.  I set my first batch to 10mg of nicotine, then have gone down from there to 8, and 6mg.

I am working on slowly getting off of the nicotine entirely due to heart problems.  Nicotine restricts your arteries, and well, mine are in bad shape.  So, finding great tasting flavors to vape is more important to me, as I work on my over all health using e cigs instead of real cigs.  I can feel a big improvement, but that is another story.  Back to this review…

This flavor is amazing, to say the least.  I stayed with the 15% flavoring that worked well for the banana nut bread, and I really like this a lot.  The orange really stands out when you take in your vapor, then as you inhale, you feel the creamyness flowing down your throat, and you really taste the cream flavor too. Nice and smooth, and not real sweet.

The orange dream bar flavor has a good amount of throat hit, without being too much.  It is kinda on the mild side I guess, since that creamy feeling hits at the same time, when you inhale.  But I noticed that after vaping it for several hours, you do feel more of the throat hit.   The vapor production is real good too, for a 50/50 blend of pg and vg.   It isn’t a super thick cloud of vapor, but it is about the same as a regular cigaretts smoke cloud.

If you like orange dream bars, or orange ice cream bars, then you should really enjoy vaping this flavor.  This could easilly be an all day vape for me, but I keep going back to my Marlboro flavor from the flea market.  Hopefully one day, I will find that flavor and be able to make it myself and save the trip.

I found no reviews for any of the flavor west flavors, so I figured I would work my way through them all, and share the results with you.   I hope this information helps someone out, as I searched the web for days, and found nothing from anyone about them.  So if you enjoy DIY vaping, then keep reading my other posts as I work my way through my first 22 flavors from flavor west.  I will put the mix info in each review so you know where to start.  Your taste buds may vary, but I will at least give you a good starting point.

I am not sure what flavor I will try next.  I am looking for more recipes on line, and hopefully I will find some that will work with the flavors I have.

I will keep you posted, but so far I have 2 flavors that came out great.  I want to find about 10 to 20 more, then I will be set.  Heck, I might even open a site to sell some of my USA made e-liquids, since all of my ingredients are from the USA.  That e liquid from China just makes me feel uneasy, so I would prefer 100% USA made, eliquid with all USA made ingredients for myself.  I know, some of the good flavors come from Italy, but I haven’t tried those yet.

Happy Vaping!
Tim L

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