Spiced Apple Cider, Another Johnson Creek Smoke Juice

February 27, 2013 by  
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As I open this bottle of smoke juice, I can smell a hint of apple and a different almost perfume type smell.  Not my favorite flavor to smell right out of the bottle, so let’s see how things go with the actual vaping on my electronic cigarette.

First off, that rainier cherry flavor isn’t completely gone yet, though I flushed it pretty good with pure PG.  I will come back to this review once I am on a clean atty so I can give a proper review of this flavor and not how the other one blended in.

OK..  now that I am starting out with a fresh atty, and I can give an honest opinion of this flavor, let’s get started.

This is the mildest flavor I have tried from JC so far.  The apple comes through fine, along with cinnamon, and perhaps a couple of other light but spicy flavors.  The tobacco hint is very mild, and gives it a good taste on the back end. It does have that cider flavor to it as well.  Over all, it is above fair on flavor, due to the complexity this must have been to create, but it is not going to be one of my top flavors by any means.

As far as vapor production…  it is extremely low.  Throat hit is pretty mild too.  However, I dial up the voltage to 4.2 volts, and I do get a modest light vapor, and a ton of throat hit.  The vapor for most people I think will be more than disappointing.  It sure is for me.

When I put an e-liquid in my electric cigarette, I expect to see a good amount of vapor. This spiced apple cider just did not deliver for me.

My wife likes the flavor, but it didn’t strike her as a winner either.

I think I will finish these last 3 drops from my atty, and clean it out.  I want to try the summer peach flavor next, so look forward to that review after I eat dinner tonight.  I have been saving that for then, because I read a lot of good reviews about it on the JC website.

To sum it up – smells funky in the bottle, but the aroma when your vaping it, is delicious – Has a nice flavor – produces extremely little vapor –  over all not satisfying.

Maybe a more VG addition will help it out, or an all VG version of it, to give it that vapor boost it so desperately needs.

Hey, I know how it would be good..  for those that want to vape say maybe in a movie theater, or some place they do not want to be noticed so much, this would be a good choice.  Just not my cup of tea, as they say.




Another good flavor of e-liquid from JC, Autumn Crisp

February 27, 2013 by  
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This morning I am trying out another flavor of Johnson Creeks smoke juice.  Autumn Crisp.

I am not sure if I will get to any other flavors today, like I planned.  I probably will…  This stuff is amazingly good and a deceptively addictive flavor.  I may vape this one all day.   To say it is good is a bit of an understatement.  It is very, very good.

This is a PG based e-liquid, or smoke juice as they call it.  I think that makes it a 50/5- blend of PG/VG, with them.  You can taste this one real well when you first fire up your atty, and it tastes just like a granny smith apple with caramel on it.  Or like one of those high flavored  caramel apple suckers you find every once in a while.    It is really good if you like caramel apples.

In fairness, I did this on my corsair atty on an ego twist battery.  I do notice that if you dial the voltage up too much, you will get a burnt taste.  And with as much caramel flavor as it hits you with, I wonder if vaping all day would start to caramelize on the atty. But it’s so tasty that it doesn’t matter.

This stuff even smells good when you open the bottle.  That is only the second one I have had that does that.

The vapor production is pretty good. About average I guess, and the throat hit is very mild.  This is more of a smooth tasty vape than something someone would look for if they like a lot of throat hit.  Even when dialing up the voltage on my twist, it heated the vapor more but didn’t increase the hit until I smoked it dry and got one of those NASTY DRY HITS !!!  Argh…  I hate it when I do that to myself.

Well, dry hits aside,,, this may not be an all day vape for me, but it sure makes a nice one to vape from time to time.  I bet it would be great for an after dinner vape.   After vaping this autumn crisp for an hour or so, I am ready to try some other flavors, so your in luck, and I will get up some other reviews today.  However, I may try this again after lunch or dinner and see how it is for an after meal flavor.

Johnson Creek Tennesee Cured PG/VG

February 26, 2013 by  
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Today I also tried the Tennessee Cured smoke juice from Johnson Creek.  I got both the original PG/VG blend, and the VG only (Red Oak)

It is only fair that I review them each separately because there is a difference in the two.

I am reviewing the Johnson Creek Original in this review.

Looking at their web page for this flavor, I see it has the following: “rich and smoky tobacco flavor”…”hints of burnt caramel and vanilla that combine with a smooth, mesquite vapor”.

Personally, I would say they hit this one nose.  I can taste all the flavors they mentioned. Some more of a hint than a full flavor, but that is one of the things that makes it real nice.  It is a good strong tobacco, with plenty of great undertones to boot.  It is the most cigarette tasting flavor I have found yet.  However, like anyone that vapes will tell you…  you are not going to find something that tastes just like a real cigarette.  And that is a good thing, because all of the flavors I have tried so far are much better than a real cig.

Vaping this one is like walking into a fine tobacco store and just inhaling the essence of the room.  It isn’t a cigar smell, or a pipe smell, but a blend of great tobacco flavors.  I could vape this all day, and love it each time, except for the smell of the vapor at times seems to have a slight medicine or chemically taste and smell to it.  In it’s defense, that could be due to having the Island flavor in just before, but I have dripped 5 times and each time there is a lot of juice in the bowl, I get this added aroma that I don’t care for.   Once I get it heated up and going, it looses that funky taste, and gets into the real nice flavor of this juice.

It has a good throat hit, but on the mild side, and the tobacco flavor is solid.  It produces a good solid amount of vapor too.

I am dripping into a MOV Corsair dripping atty, so I can change flavors as I wish.  I chose the corsair, because I like more air flow than any of the other tips seem to offer that I have found, and this one is adjustable to my liking.

This Johnson Creek Tennessee Cured flavor is one you should ad to your list of flavors to sample, and quite possibly be one you will keep coming back to for years to come.

It just might become your daily vape. I am really having a good time vaping this in my electronic cigarette.

Happy Vaping,

Tim L


What is the Best Electronic Cigarette for you?

February 20, 2013 by  
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I don’t know.  I do know what has been working for me, and I know what I want out of vaping.  You will want something different, I am sure.  It seems there are as many likes and dislikes as there are different kinds of electronic cigarettes.

Well, most e-cigarette models basically work in the same way. In a nutshell, a battery powers an atomizer which vaporizes an e-liquid solution that is inhaled by the user.  The main differences are in overall quality, dependability, as well as special, extra features that may appeal to you depending on your personality and needs.  Everyone likes something for different reasons.  The best idea is to get to an electronic cigaret retail store, and try a few models for yourself.

Some features to think about when choosing the best electronic cigarette:

1. How it looks. The first thing you may consider is the overall look. Most manufacturers started out to make their e cigarettes to look like a real cigarette. The cartridge is brown to look like a filter, the battery is made to look like main body of a tobacco cigarette and the end will even glow red when you inhale to add to a more realistic smoking experience.  These models are great for seeing if you enjoy vaping.  Some people stay with them because they are small, but most will change to bigger batteries and longer lasting liquid carriers.

There are many different colors and designs to choose from, as well as a lot of different styles of e cigs.  There are even e-cigars and pipes that look quite realistic, and offer great vapor production.  You will notice the store owners generally walk around with a huge thing called a mod..  this is a huge battery that really makes vaping more enjoyable, but it is a lot more costly, and most new vapors will not want to start with something that big.

2. LED color choice. As mentioned above, the traditional look is a red LED on the tip that lights up when you take a drag. However, you can also choose a green or blue LED. What difference does it make? If your LED is red, you won’t get as much attention from other smokers because it looks so realistic. On the other hand, if the end lights up green or blue, then you will attract a lot more attention from curious smokers that see the end of your ecig. This could be good or bad depending on how you feel about talking to people when they ask you about them.  Do you like to remain more anonymous, or do you enjoy talking, and answering a few questions from people you may not know?

3. Vapor production. How much vapor you’re able to get on one puff is a big deal for most smokers. Generally speaking, the more volume, equals a more satisfying and realistic vaping experience.  Even if the same nicotine volume is present, a smaller vapor production will make a smoker feel like he/she, is not getting what they are looking for.

4. The Atomizer. The atomizer is what vaporizes the e-liquid, and contributes greatly to overall vapor volume. A dirty, or clogged atomizer will not perform well.  The most common problem is a clogged atomizer.  You may want one that is easy to clean, or even rebuildable.  However, you may want to consider a two-piece model where the nicotine cartridge and atomizer are one unit. Every time you change your cartridge you also get a fresh atomizer.  This is usually the choice for people that are just too busy, or do not want to spend the time to do the required maintenance.

5. Life of the battery.  Are you are going to use your e-cigarette a lot throughout the day?  If so, you want to make sure your battery has battery life that will last for a whole day like an ego 1100 amh, or even something larger.  You may also want to consider a car charger or pass through device,  if you’re on the road a lot and don’t want to drain your battery when away.

6. Oh, all the flavors.  Where do you start – how do you choose what will work for you.   Do you want the traditional flavor of tobacco, or menthol tobacco? Many companies also offer you the choice of experimenting with a ton of flavors like, vanilla, chocolate, coffee or fruit flavors. There are well over 100 flavors to choose from.  Most people start with a tobacco flavor, then later start checking out other flavors.   Most stores will have samples you can test on the spot, to see if you like it.

7. Nicotine levels.  E-liquids come in several different nicotine strengths: High, medium, low and zero nicotine. Some stores will let you tell them your nic level to put in, if they make their own liquids.  If you are trying to get away from nicotine, it is easy to get a lower amount when you are ready to go lower.

Now that you know what to look for, with a little bit of  hands on research, you should be able to find the best electronic cigarette that fits your personality and needs.  Don’t make the mistake of buying the cheapest electronic cigarette you find, or the first one you see…  I have found that it’s worth it to spend a few extra dollars to get a device that gives you the most realistic smoking experience, without the mechanical problems found in many of the cheaper models.  It is not always the case, but generally from what I found, it is the norm.

I hope this helps point you in the right direction.