Archive for July, 2017

The Go-To-Wire: Kanthal or Nickel   no comments

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In the vaping world, wire
is used to make
coils. While there are many different types of wires uses
to do this, the two we are going to talk about today are nickel and kanthal. Both
wires have different characteristics as well as some pros and cons.

Kanthal Wire
Kanthal is a mixture of iron, chromium, and aluminum. It is
the most popular wire used and comes in many different lengths and gauges. It
has a high resistance and was designed to heat as electricity passes through
it. Another characteristic about this wire, is that it has good durability,
meaning it can be used multiple times over long periods of time. This wire is
easy to work with but stiff enough to hold its form when you shape it. This is
especially important for when you wick your coils because you don’t want the
shape changing or the wire getting distorted. The great thing about kanthal is
that it is inexpensive and it is available here at Vapin’ in the Cape. One
thing to know, though, is that this wire does burn down quicker than others and
that could carry a risk of the metal getting into other parts of the vape.

Nickel Wire
This type of wire is usually pure nickel without any other
metals mixed in. While kanthal is still the most used, nickel is increasing in
popularity. In fact, it is especially popular with vapers who enjoy building
sub-ohm coils and tanks. Nickel is a softer metal and has a low resistance but
has a high temperature coefficient, which means the resistance changes rapidly
when heated. This is beneficial for temperature control. One thing to know
about this, though, is that since nickel is a softer metal, it is hard to get
it to keep its shape once you begin the forming process. Nickel has been known
to get distorted once you wick your coils.

If you don’t have a MOD that has
temperature control, then you should really use kanthal. Again, not only does
it have good durability but it also keeps the shape you put it in. Overall, it
is the better wire to use. On the other hand, if you have a MOD with
temperature control, then nickel is the way to go. Either way, before you
decide which one to use, make sure you look at all the characteristics for both
and see which one is ideal for your vaping needs.

Written by vape on July 30th, 2017

Top 3 Benefits For Steeping Your E-Liquid Bottles   no comments

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What is

is any practice or process used to age or modify the <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>flavor
of e-<a href="”>liquid
is a common practice among vapers to improve the taste of e-<a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice, via aging,
heating, shaking, and airing. More specifically, it is to induce chemical
reactions in the mixture of the base ingredients in the <a href="”>liquid, like nicotine,
propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and sometimes alcohol and
distilled water.

develops and intensifies the flavor of most e-<a href="”>liquids and improves the overall
vaping experience. When the <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice is vaped straight from the bottle, the <a href="”>liquid
may or may not have mellowed out.

removes alcohol which subsequently darkens the e- <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice‘s color (this is known
as the Maillard reaction—It reduces sugars and involves amino acids). The
removal of volatile compounds like alcohol improves the smoothness of the
<a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice.

some important details you should know:

would be container type. Is your bottle glass or plastic? Being aware of the
health hazards of plastic and the type of glass you’re using is important to
assess the optimum steeping method.

bottles are best for protecting health, as plastic is toxic (even if it’s BPA
free) and reactive to your <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice. Plastic also easily leaches into any <a href="”>liquid
or food that it encounters, including substances like e-<a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice. Heat can easily
melt most plastics and can out-gas harmful compounds.

Additionally, any kind of physical stress like
crushing or shocks from falls can cause phthalates to be released. These
microscopic plastic flakes can enter your bloodstream via lungs and skin and
into whatever is being stored in plastic.

are three distinct benefits of steeping your e-<a href="”>liquid:

Benefit #1. Allows for flavor fine tuning: Lose the bad stuff, get the good

Steeping will improve the mouth feel, taste, and
throatiness of the <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice. Homemade <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice will almost always have unpleasant
chemical tastes.
Steeped <a href="”>liquids
will feel smoother and taste better. If you want less burn, steeping would be a
good idea. Make sure to be aware of the base you’re using, as this contributes
to throat feel.

Benefit #2: Wider palatability and versatility.

Some people may be turned off by the harshness
of certain bases which are also amplified or nullified by flavorings and bottle
If you can’t stand harshness and want a smoother and
softer <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice, you want to age it.

will allow for as many people as possible to enjoy different e-<a href="”>liquids,
especially when you’re with friends and acquaintances. A beginner may be
unwilling to vape due to the intense taste and the throat burn.
Usefully, steeping can allow you to mitigate
these properties.

will make a flavor less sweet and more mellow. Naturally lighter flavors will
be easily snuffed out—the less their taste will be all together.
Examples would be sweeter flavors like
strawberry, kiwi or banana. If you steep these flavors too much you might end
up taking them out of their element totally. If
you’ve ever accidentally inhaled your favorite colognes and had your mood a bit
soured as a result, you’ve experienced something like non-steeped e-<a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice.

There are many approaches to steeping—another
way is to literally age the <a href="”>liquid in a dark, cool location for weeks,
occasionally shaking it for oxygenation; a bit like wines and other fermented
drinks. You could also steep the <a href="”>liquid using more improvised methods,
like leaving the <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice in your vehicle during the summer, breathing it
occasionally. This is convenient as it allows you to heat the <a href="”>liquid without
energy cost or manual effort.

Benefit #3: It’s just simply fun.

Having fun testing various combinations of
flavors, <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juices, batches, steeping methods, and other specifics is part of the
process. Often, the process itself is more enjoyable than the actual

a secondary process known as streathing. This is testing the <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice to determine
what kind of steeping and time span produces the best <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice.
t’s good to
keep notes on this, as it can become rather complex.
And that’s a good thing as it allows for virtually
infinite taste and creativity. Steeping certainly adds some amount of culture
and nicety to an already interesting topic.

use glass bottles, as plastic bottles can be toxic and reactive to your <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice.
Plastic can melt and leach into the <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice itself, so again, be very careful to
use lime soda glass if possible (non-Pyrex). Borosilicate glass can work, but
it can be hazardous to use in other situations.

One can
say that the steeping process begins as soon as the batch is bottled. The
moment it’s sitting on shelves is when the aging process begins. Steeping
usually should be done manually, as it takes some extra time for PG and even
longer for VG, the two most popular bases for e-<a href="”>liquid.

Steeping is an important aspect of vaping. It allows you to
cultivate specific flavors and sensations while vaping, enhances the science of
<a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice modification, and allows for increased flow of knowledge within the vape

Written by vape on July 25th, 2017

Some Vape Stuff Shouldn’t Be Carried In Your Pockets   no comments

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vape hardware, e-<a href="”>liquids and accessories
can become expensive and therefore they should be properly cared for. One way
to care for these items is to store them in proper areas. According to experts
and storage recommendations, you should never store hardware, e-<a href="”>liquid bottles
or their accessories in your pockets. Storing these items in your pocket can
cause a range of negative consequences.

First, let’s look at what could possibly
happen if you store vape batteries in your pocket. The heat from your pocket
could damage the battery causing it to malfunction. In an event that your
battery malfunctions, you will no longer be able to use it in your device. A
new battery for your device will need to be purchased. Also, if you have other
batteries or metals in your pocket, then more can happen than just a
malfunctioning battery. Heat plus batteries touching or batteries touching
metal can cause a reaction that can be explosive or shocking. According to
reports, if a metal item touches a loose battery, this could lead to an
electrical shock. Some vapers may think that this will never happen to them
because they do not carry metal in their pockets. Guess what, if you have loose
change in your pocket, then you are carrying metal. This is why you must make
sure to properly store your batteries in a battery caddy or some other
recommended storage in order to remove the possibilities of getting injured or
damaging your battery.

Next, not properly storing your products
can result in them getting broken. A quick slip of your e-cig into your pants
pocket could shorten the life of it. Your pants move and bend with you wherever
you go and they provide no cushion. So, if your pocket bends the wrong way or
you sit down too fast, bumping your side against a hard surface, then chances
are you will probably break your device.

Finally, you should refrain from
keeping vape products in your pocket because, especially with your e-<a href="”>liquid, it
can get damaged. The heat in your pocket can cause your e-<a href="”>liquid to change
color. For example, a red colored e-<a href="”>liquid can turn a brownish color. This
change is color occurs due to the molecules. When the temperature increases,
molecules tend to have more energy which allows them to interact with the
substances within the <a href="”>liquid or break down into reduced sizes. Though this can
cause the color of the <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice it will not alter the effects of the <a href="”>liquid once
you put it into your vape’s tank and inhale it. In addition to changing colors,
heat from your pocket can also change the flavor of your e-<a href="”>liquid. You may be a
fan of strawberry or peach flavor e-<a href="”>liquid, but if the heat disturbs the
ingredients, you may as well kiss your newly purchased flavor <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice goodbye.
Though the heat can alter the taste, you can still expect to receive the same

Overall, instead of risking your products by storing them in
your pocket, purchase a carrying case to help to save you money and of course,
keep you and your device safe.

Written by vape on July 20th, 2017

Think It Might Be Time to Replace Those Wicks!   no comments

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Wicking is
one of the most important ways to ensure that you can enjoy a quality vaping
session. Surprisingly, it is often overlooked by even the most experienced
vapers and it can be confusing to determine when it is time to change your
wick. It is important to replace your wicks because it can prolong the life of
your coil and lead to better flavor and cloud production. To understand when
you should change your wicks, you want to first know what wicking is and how it
works within the atomizer and device. The wick is an absorbent material that
carries the <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>e-<a href="”>liquid
to the <a href="”>coil.
Once the <a href="”>liquid is at the coil, it can be atomized. Therefore, it is important
to have a fresh wick to get the best vape.

Now, how often your wick needs to be changed can depend on a few different

-Part of it depends on the type of
e-<a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice you are using to vape with. Propylene Glycol (PG) is a thinner type of
solvent, so it will wick quicker. If you vape using a <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice that has a
higher concentration of Vegetable Glycerin (VG), it is going to take longer to
wick because the <a href="”>liquid is thicker and moves slower through the wicking

-The temperature that you vape at
also plays a part in how often you will need to change your wick. The higher
the temperature at which you vape, the faster the coil needs to recharge and be

-An old, saturated wick can leave
sediment on the coil so it is important to stay on top of it and not let the
wick stay past its lifetime.

The first thing you will notice when
it is time to change your wick is that the amount of vapor you are producing
during your vape sessions will start to decrease. The flavor will also start to
decline and if you really delay and leave the wick for too long, the e-<a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice
will start to taste burned. The next thing you will notice is the physical
appearance of the wick will begin to change. If it starts to change color or
take on a burned appearance, then that is a sure sign that you should replace
it with a new one. If you do not change your wick, it will lead to an
unpleasant vaping experience. In addition to tasting bad, vaping with an old
wick is also bad for the coil. The saturated wick can leave a residue on the
coil and if you are not careful, you might have to replace it sooner than you
previously anticipated.

The best thing that you can do to ensure a pleasant vaping experience is to
change your wicks regularly. Remember that the type of e-<a href="”>liquid you use and the
temperature at which you vape at play a part in how often the wick will need to
be changed. Before you begin each session, look at the wick and browse for
color changes or burns. If you are going to be changing e-<a href="”>liquids during a
vaping session, keep in mind how the flavors will mesh. Depending on your
personal preference, you should consider changing the wick to get a cleaner
flavor. Follow these tips and hopefully you will be able to better identify the
best time to change your wicks.

Written by vape on July 15th, 2017

Ways Your Vape Juice Might Be Affecting Your Vape Tank   no comments

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There are certain e-cigs that have tanks
made up of plastic poly carbonate material. Some of the e-<a href="”>liquid flavors that
users put in these tanks, may cause an enzyme reaction that can crack or melt
the vape tank. If the tank is already cracked, it might be a good idea to
purchase a glass tank. There are some flavors such as banana, licorice,
cinnamon, clove, or citrus <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juices that come with a warning that they may harm
or damage plastic tanks.

So, what should a vaper do if their <a href="http:/<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>e-<a href="”>liquid is affecting
their vape tank to the point of damaging it? No need to panic, assess the
damage and determine how bad the problem is. Just as any part of life proves,
most often we fret and worry over something that just requires a small
adjustment to fix it. The first thing that must be done is determine that the
equipment is properly fitted together and the battery is fully charged. Limit
the number of long drags you take- drags lasting twenty seconds or more, as
this can cause problems to the atomizer and shorten your unit’s life span. When
your vape is not in use make sure you store it in the upright position, and not
in your back pocket where you can forget it is there and sit on it, possibly
causing irreparable damage.

One of the annoying effects e-<a href="”>liquid can have on a tank is
when it causes the atomizer to leak. It is easy to clean up, but it is still
very annoying and can appear to worsen the longer you allow it to continue,
sort of like the drip, drip, drip, of a dripping water faucet.

Below are 10 tips to
keep your vape from being leaky:

Tip #1: Make sure you fill your tank properly. Try not to get
the e-<a href="”>liquid up in the mouth piece area as it can cause the tank to leak or
gurgle. Be careful when filling the tank so as not to fill too full.

Tip #2: Make sure all pieces are tight-fitting and not

Tip #3: Don’t over-tighten. Over tightening can cause the
O-rings to split and allow e-<a href="”>liquid to leak out.

Tip #4: Always leave the tank in the standing up position.
Even if it is only partially full, letting it lie on its side can allow
“<a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice holes” for the <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice to seep through.

Tip #5: Always use correct sized coils.
Tip #6: It is important to check the condition of all O-rings.
Tip #7: Some brands may require special equipment. Do some of
your own research when purchasing your tank and verify you have correct
equipment for its operation.

Tip #8: A common cause of leaks is called flooding. This happens when too
much <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice gets into the coil. To try to prevent this, simply turn up the power!

Tip #9: Add some cotton to fill up the space around the
coils. This will create extra wick material to decrease leaks.

Tip #10: Switching from a lower, PG-based <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice to a Higher, VG-based
<a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice should also help decrease or eliminate that leaky tank.

Written by vape on July 10th, 2017

It Looks Like Squonking is Making a Comeback   no comments

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Wicking refers to
the ability of <a href="
eliquid_c_7.html”>liquids or moisture to move and help keep dry. In other
terms, it can be described as a scientific way of transferring moisture from
one area to another. When you talk of wicking, what comes to the mind is
fabrics, which are absorbent such as cotton to keep the skin dry. Well, in this
case, while squonking, wicking is applied to help in the rise of e-<a href="”>liquid from
the bottom of the squonk MODs.


Squonking is making its come back due
to the benefits that come along with it in vaping. It is also referred as
bottom-feeding because the <a href="<a href="”>liquid_c_7.html”>e-<a href="”>liquid can enter
the RDA from the bottom and it is portable as compared to carrying around a
tank that relies on vacuum to slowly replenish the wicking material. It
involves a squonking MOD, and a bottom fed rebuildable tank atomizer that
ensures that you get the very best flavor and vapor.

The market for them is expanding with
a variety of devices ranging from mechanical to regulated.

Benefits that are associated with
wicking include:

I. The wicks stay cleaner.
ii. It is simpler to change the wicks.
iii. The amount delivered to the wicks is the same amount as
the one squonked.

iv. The e-<a href="”>liquid is always ready to use and easy to carry

v. There are minimal messy conditions like over-dripping or

Steps on How to Squonk

A squonking MOD is needed, most
preferably, the one that has a removable bottle and a hole cut out. Push the
bottle gently to allow the e-<a href="”>liquid to rise and release it to return to shape.
By doing so, a vacuum is created that sucks the excess e-<a href="”>liquid in the RDA back
into the bottle. The only things left behind are the wet wicks and some
e-<a href="”>liquid. At this stage, you can vape for a while before the flavor diminishes,
after which you are required to repeat the whole process. Several squeezes on
the bottle after every few puffs is enough to keep the wicks coated and the
vape dry.

Squonking is something that you need
to try because it comes in various forms suitable for everyone. There are those
that are budget friendly especially those that have made their way from China.
In short, your options can only be limited by your financial capability.

Written by vape on July 5th, 2017