Getting The Most Flavor Out Of Your Vape Juice

Did you know: Even if you are vaping the best vape juice, you are not getting the full experience, when you vape it straight out of the bottle? E-juice is much better if you steep it first!

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Here are a few tips for how to steep e-juice so that you can enjoy the best taste and vapor:

You’ve probably heard about letting things steep in cooking or letting a fine wine age. Steeping e-liquids is the same kind of idea. It’s a way to make sure that the flavor has really matured.

Steeping, in the literal definition, means putting something into the water so that it will soften and the flavor will come out of it. When you steep e-juice, that’s not quite what you’re doing – but there’s not really a better term for it; except, perhaps, to say aging the flavor.

In theory, you could just let your e-juice sit for a long time in order for the flavor to truly develop – but that would mean buying products and leaving them for a very long time before you smoke them. Most of us don’t have the time to do that. We want to buy the liquids and use them right away with our box mod. The good news is that there are things that you can do to speed up the process.

Steeping begins when the e-juice is made. You can let it continue to steep by shaking the bottles and then letting them sit in a cool, dark place. Shake the bottles periodically, but leave them there until they’re ready to use. When you think they’re about ready to use, take the cap off and let the bottle sit for a few hours (but no more than 12) to breathe. After 12 hours the flavor will diminish, but up to 12 hours it should in theory improve.

If you want to speed up the process of steeping, shake the bottles and then run them under some warm water for a few minutes. Now take the cap off and put them in a cool, dark cupboard for two hours before replacing the cap and giving them another shake.

Finally, carefully squeeze any excess air out of the bottle, and repeat the process. You will need to do this 3-4 times, but should be able to get the steeping done over a weekend in this way.

If you’re just steeping and breathing, without trying to speed it up, then you may find that it can take several weeks to get the best flavor. The e-juice should become slightly darker and the aroma should get stronger.

You could buy a few bottles at the same time and test them until you figure out what point is the best for your chosen flavor. Some flavors mellow quite quickly, while others take a lot longer to mature. There are pre-steeped liquids on the market as well, which can be useful for people who want to just buy and smoke right away. As with anything in the vaping world, it takes a little experimentation.

Naval Safety Center Prohibits Vaping On Ships and Planes To Avoid Battery Explosions.

Navy is forbidding all e-cigarettes and vaping devices from its aircraft, ships, and boats after multiple explosions caused by overheating batteries which lead to physical injuries to sailors. The injuries have occurred when the devices were being used, charged or replaced, or when they came into contact with metal objects, according to the Navy. This rule applies to Sailors, Marines, Military Sealift Command civilians and any personnel working on or visiting those units.

 

Naval Safety Center reports that at least 15 cases occurred between October 2015 and June 2016. This results in sailors’ first- and second-degree burns and facial injuries from e-cigarette battery explosions. The US Department of Transportation banned vaporizers from aircrafts last year, though it did so to prevent passengers from unwanted exposure to aerosol fumes.

 

Weather also can the cause of e-cigarette explosions. So, pay attention to the weather.  Utmost cold and extreme heat can damage a lithium-ion battery and once damaged, the battery itself becomes unsafe if the e-cigarette is being used or charged. This does not only increase the chances for explosions but can also lead to fires.

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Hate Me All You Want, Just Don’t Hate My Vape

Since I have been vaping over the past couple of years I have ran across a few haters that have been quite some characters.
I really think it comes down to these people not being to well informed about vaping.
For example I use to work for a ride share company. While driving I kind of did some experimenting and tested fruit flavors similar to these e-juices. I didn’t experiment for the taste but tested the most comforting smell for my passengers. At the end of it all most of the riders loved the smell of the strawberry flavor.

The Old ‘Bougie’ Hater

Until this one day I had an older gentleman jump in my car for a ride. Now at this point vaping was a habit for me and I just puffed on my pen without thinking about it. but as soon as this bougie old man jump in the first thing he exclaimed was “Oh no you smoke in here”

I was like “nah man this a vape pen I don’t smoke”

He shouted back “Whatever it is, I just can’t smell like smoke I am on my way to an audition”

I calmly said “Alright you won’t see it again”

After all that I tried explaining what a vape pen was. The only thing that stood in his mind was vaporizing chemicals. He was telling me how watches everything he puts in his body and I shouldn’t be blowing that out with people in the car. I just let him talk on and on. Then I finally told him “My e-juice is organic and probably more healthier than whatever you had for breakfast.”

He just shrugged his shoulders until we got to his drop off. He got out and said “I better not smell like smoke”

I am not the type to argue with my passengers but he just didn’t understand. That was just a horrible experience for me because I am always trying to be courteous to my passengers but he was just acting like he knew it all when he was completely wrong about vapes.

The Hating Girlfriend

I rarely run across vape haters but when I do they come out and it just ends up being a horrible situation. Let me explain.. I was dating this girl for sometime but she smoke traditional cigarettes and I had just started vaping. At this time my taste of e-liquids seemed to be more harsh with a good throat hit since I was just trying to stop smoking cigarettes. I still felt like I needed that kick.

There was a couple of times when my girlfriend at the time tried to take some hits out of my vape pen but she didn’t like it and it caused her to cough a lot. She tried a few times to get on the vape band wagon but she just had a hard time.trying to stop smoking.

The longer our relationship went on for I started not wanting to smell any cigarettes. Being with my girlfriend at this time I ended up just putting up with it. I put up with it while it seem to me my girlfriend wasn’t trying to put up with my vaping. I honestly think she was sabotaging my vaping habits. She broke 2 e-juice bottles that I had barely bought. Of course it was supposedly by accident but I was skeptical about that. I think she was just hating on me for vaping.

At the time I just thought she was jealous because when I started vaping I paid attention more to my health by eating right and working out. I walked around feeling good and pleased with the direction I was going. I felt like a Champ.

Then the day came were all my assumptions thoughts and ideas were all validated. On this day I decided to take my girl out to have a couple of drinks. Our relationship seemed fragile so I thought going out just the two of us could maybe relieve some tension. In the beginning everything was fantastic until that critical point were her faced seem a little bit more red then usual. Her words were stretching out longer every time she talked. She all of the sudden started acting possessive and jealous. It all went down hill after that.

She accused me of flirting with other girls that were around us at the time. Then it came out she said “Ever since you started vaping you changed. You think you are too good for me and I have just been waiting for you to just break up with me” and then she said “that is why I broke your 2 bottles on purpose a while back”

That was the straw the broke the camels back. You can say all you want to me. You can accuse me of whatever you think I have done but when you mess with my vaping that is where I draw the line. So I had to do what I had to do. I ended it.

Most people might say those are material objects and they can be replaced but you just don’t understand vaping has help me to stop smoking which lead to getting physically fit. That process was hard but it has made me a happier person and I will let no one mess with that.

About the author – My name is David M. I currently run the online vape shop modclouds.com I have been vaping for a few years now. I am not going to lie but there has been times I smoked a regular cigarettes but the great thing is not nearly as much as I use too.

 

E-Liquid Contains Chemical Flavourings That Risks Vaper Health.

Literally, most flavorings in e-liquid do not cause harm, but there are a select few that, while safe to consume, are not as safe to inhale. Responsible companies are going to do everything they can to provide vapers with quality products as well as producing quality e-liquids.

However, even the e-liquid companies cannot make studies materialize that do not exist. As scientists, as vapers just as general humans we have no idea what the potential harm is to inhale many of these so called approved flavorings, let alone what inhalation of the items will be like after vaporized.

It is deniable that flavorings are the essential selling speck of e-cigarettes. Besides that, e-liquid that consists of flavour chemicals declared as safe for ingestion by Flavor Extracts Manufacturers Association may not be considered as safe for vapers for use in electronic cigarettes. In addition, high exposure levels to some chemicals that are found in some flavouring could cause respiratory irritation to vapers.

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Nexvap now available in the UK

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Nexvap now available in the UK. NEXVAP Tube line is simple, ready to go and your companion in your vaping journey. You will discover new sensations thanks to the ergonomic and innovative mouth-tip reservoir and to the new ceramic coil technology. Options available for stunning display cabinets for vape stores and the convenience sector.

Please contact damon@meekvape.com for further details.

3 Herb Grinders that Vapers Will Love

best weed grinder for vapingHere’s the deal:
It’s that time of day again where you need to get your vape on so you set your tools out in front of you.
You start to check off everything that you need mentally.
Vaporizer. Check.
Flower. Check.
Grinder.
Wait a minute. I don’t have a grinder! How am I supposed to achieve the perfect vaping session without a grinder?
Guess what?
I have a solution. You need a grinder and it just so happens that there are 3 great grinders for your marijuana vaporizer that you can pick up to solve your problem.
Let’s take a look.

Kannastor Grinder

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First up, we have the Kannastor grinder. It’s cheap, durable, and easy to use. Great, right?
Kannastor surely had the consumer in mind when making this product. This company invested in aerospace tech to make this product durable; making it last through many vaping sessions.
The great thing about this grinder is that it is very easy to clean and you don’t have to worry about your flower getting stuck in the teeth. It also comes equipped with a clear jar so you can see exactly how much herb you have in the grinder and even comes with a screw that lets you determine the coarseness of your herb. Ready to clean? Easy. All you have to do is replace the screen; just use a pair of screen pliers and you are set.
Food for thought. If you are new to the vaping scene, this grinder might be a little confusing to use at first considering the different compartments. However, practice makes perfect, right?
You can pick up this bad boy for between $17-$98.

Santa Cruz Grinder

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Do you prefer to use fine herbs in your vape? Pick up the Santa Cruz Shredder grinder.
This grinder is perfect for grinding your flower down to the finest particles you can get. It’s made of aluminum which protects it from scratches and drops. It also has a special tooth design that allows you to grind those herbs with making a pulpy mess of your flower. It comes in 2, 3, and 4 piece options depending on how many chambers you prefer. As you grind, the herb falls, and a steel mesh further crushes the flower. Best part? It has a magnet and thread that prevents your herb from falling out while you grind and prevents your material from rubbing against each other.
Interested?
You can pick up this nifty grinder for between $23-$87 (depending on how many pieces you want and size).

Grinder Card

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Need a stealthier, cheaper option?
Check out this grinder card by Black Rock.
This grinder is simple to use and the best part: it fits inside your wallet.
Constructed of medical grade stainless steel, you can grind your herb without the horrible aftertaste, and you can easily clean it using alcohol. It’s simple to use by using the edges of the card to grind your herb to the consistency that you need.
Keep in mind that if you use this grinder, you will have to improvise where to place your unused herb for storage as it doesn’t come with a container. This shouldn’t be a problem for you though as you can always bring your own.
This card also can get quite messy, so you will need to clean it every time that you use it. Don’t want residue on your debit card, right?
What’s the bottom line?

Now you have a few options to choose from to complete that checklist.
Vape. Check.
Herbs. Check.
Grinder. Check.
Now, let’s vape!

4 Ways to Get More Out of Your Vaporizer

If there’s any good alternative to a cigarette, it’s a vaporizer. You cannot deny this fact. It’s like having the same high as a nicotine based cigarette, but without all the harmful aspects of smoking. This is part of the reason why a lot of people are turning to vaporizers. Since its inception a few years back, the vaping industry has grown quite a bit.

Not only are a lot of smokers turning to this healthier alternative, but a lot of people who were on the verge of beginning smoking controlled their nicotine desires by picking up a vaporizer. While the product is designed to imitate the results of a cigarette without the negatives, it is often left aside by users, stating that they don’t get what they expected.

The prime reason for not being able to enjoy a vaporizer is that people often fail to make the most out of their vaping experience.

Here are four ways to get more from your portable vaporizer.

Give the Herbs More Time

People often tend to get confused between a portable vaporizer and an e-cigarette. In the former, you use herbs to vape, while in the latter, an e-liquid is used to produce the vape.

While the liquid in case of an e-cigarette is available readymade, you need to give herbs a little time in order to enjoy a great vaping experience. The first and the foremost thing that you need to do is to grind your herbs well. Experts believe that using well-ground herbs will offer a far better flavor to the user.

The next thing that you need to do is fill the vaporizer chamber to the right amount. The best way is to fill three-fourths of the chamber with the herb while leaving the other quarter for the air.

Inhale Slowly

When you’re vaping, you want to get the best hit. You haven’t bought a vaporizer to inhale plain air. No matter how well your herbs are, if you don’t inhale the way you are supposed to, the vaporizer will not hit you the way it should.

There are certain portable vaporizers that have the chamber installed right below the mouthpiece. This means that if you try to inhale forcefully, the herbs will block the air. This will consequently prevent the vapor from being inhaled. The best way, therefore, is to inhale slowly. This will allow you to inhale the maximum amount of vapor from the herb.

Another reason why inhaling lightly is a better idea is that it helps the chamber maintain its temperature. The last thing you would want is for the chamber to cool down and produce lesser vapors. In addition to that, taking big or rapid puffs will give less time to the device to create vapors from the herbs.

In short, keep inhaling the vapor slowly, and make sure that you take puffs in decent intervals to allow the vaporizer to produce vapor.

Watch Out for Clogs

Just like most other electronic machines, a vaporizer also needs proper maintenance. This is also a common reason why people don’t get to make the most of their vaping experience, especially after some time of using the product.

It’s important that you keep the herb chamber clean as well as the vapor path. You can use Q-Tips or ISO alcohol to clean the chamber and its path to allow a free flow of air and vapors. This will keep residue from building up. In case it does, it not only hinders in the production of vapors from the herbs but also blocks an adequate amount of vapors from being inhaled, impacting your experience.

The good part is that this residue does not occur overnight. So you don’t have to necessarily clean it every single day: Once a week would suffice to keep your vaping experience high.

Stay Hydrated

Just because you aren’t smoking doesn’t mean you should cut off your water intake. If you truly want to get the most out of your vaporizer, it’s best that you drink water before and after using the vaporizer. While it’s important to consume a daily dose of eight glasses of water, vaping can call for a bit more.

Drinking water before and after using a portable vaporizer can elevate your experience as the body is hydrated. Furthermore, for a healthier experience, always make sure that you drink more than the daily dose of water normally advised.

By following the above-mentioned tips and tricks, you will be sure get the most out of your vaporizer.