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Winter is coming. This guide will help you brace yourself for the unique challenges presented to vapers in this frosty time of trial. Whether you live in an area that will experience a slight morning frost, inches or rain, or feet of snow, we have been through this before, and we have you covered.
Frost, rain, snow, it's all water and it's all wet! Since your electronic cigarette or vape is, you know, electronic; it really doesn't like to get wet.
If you are going to have to go outside, try to refrain from vaping. You don't want to ruin a several hundred dollar device just because you get caught in a downpour. That being said, if you must vape outside during inclement weather; make sure that you have some kind of umbrella or waterproof jacket to keep the vape as dry as possible. It is also good to keep in mind that while wearing gloves, you might have a harder time holding on to things and a one false grip can leave your mod or only bottle of ejuice plummeting helplessly into the snowy abyss.
Remember, it is never safe to use an ecig or vaporizer that has been exposed to water in any way. If you are afraid that your vape has been water damaged. Turn it off and remove the batteries ASAP and store them in a safe place (like outside away from children, pets or anything flammable). You can soak it in a dry rice (similar to the popular method drying a wet cellphone) in an attempt to remove any excess moisture. Due to the high-power nature of these devices, it is advised that after you dry out your vape, you do not attempt to operate it again until it has been inspected by an expert.
If you find yourself in a lot of unavoidably wet circumstances, you might want to invest in some kind of waterproof container for your mod and some equipment. You can find these containers easily at most sporting stores in the camping or kayaking sections.
Low temperature can do some pretty unexpected things to your juice and hardware. For instance, exposing your juice to low temperatures, like leaving it in a freezing car overnight, can make your liquid very viscous. The higher the VG content in your juice the more of a thickening problem you will have if you let your juice get too cold. When the juice is very thick you will more than likely have some serious problems with getting your coils to wick and you might be running into some very, very dry hits. The best thing you can do to avoid this is obviously to try to store all your liquid somewhere that is not a freezing car.
However, if you wake up to find yourself with some juice as thick as maple syrup, there is no need to fret, this is not a permanent chemical change. It usually only takes about 5 minuets of running the heater in your car and leaving the juice on the dashboard to get it back to a vape-able state. You can also shake the liquid vigorously if you are in a huge rush (just be sure not to accidentally throw it through the window).
On this note, vaping outside in very cold conditions then coming inside to warm up can leave you with a very leaky tank. Most eliquid is extremely sensitive to rapid temperature changes and you can end up with some juice in some genuinely strange places if you heat it and cool it quickly while the tank is in use.
Artic-like conditions can also cause some potential issues with your hardware itself. It can dampen your battery life and lead to longer "ramp-up" times on your coils. If you are not familiar with "ramp-up" times, this is the amount of time that it takes from the pressing of your fire button to the point where your coils reach their maximum temperature.
Since your ramp-up time could be slowed by the cold, it can lead some to believe that their device is experiencing some kind of failure. There is really not much you can do about this, but the issues usually subside after a few good puffs from your vape. Once the coils get going they will naturally stay a little warmer and you should be good to go.
While most people like to chuck a big cloud of vapor every now and then, sometimes, when you are not expecting it, a massive cloud can really get in your way and lead to some dangerous or at least less than ideal situations. Without getting too science-y just know that your clouds of vapor normally dissipate from expanding out into the air growing thinner and thinner until they are completely gone. Abnormally low temperature can all but prevent this from happening.
If you are vaping near a roadway or in your vehicle before it warms up, you can find yourself in a situation with an unexpected and potentially harmful outcome. Vapor clouds can distract drivers, and lead to low visibility situations. If you find yourself running into this issue, our best advice would be to try to refrain from vaping while on the road or try turning your device down to a lower power setting (or use a less powerful device).
Even if your clouds are not directly blocking your view, most vapers will run into mid-winter issues with their windows fogging up more than normal, both in your vehicle and at home. This is probably caused by residual VG building up on them from sessions past. The best remedy for this is to clean your windows as often as possible and invest in some anti-fog glass cleaner.
Everyone has seen the classic movie in which a child gets his tongue stuck to a flagpole that has frozen over after his friends "double dog dare" him to lick it. A hilarious scene indeed. However, to a minor extent, this can happen to you if you decide to take a pull from your metal drip tip without adequately ensuring that it is not frozen solid. Since most drip tips are designed to cool down quickly (no one wants to burn themselves either), they can get very cold very fast.
Our best advice to remedy "The Flick Stick Drip-Tip Scenario" this is to get some chap stick or lip balm. 2$ at the gas station can save you an entire season of "de-lipping" your metal drip tips.
Here is a shopping list of all of the items mentioned in this article:
Waterproof Jacket [✓]
Waterproof Container [✓]
Anti-Fog Glass Cleaner [✓]
Limp Balm [✓]
Low Power Device [✓]
Winter can be a trying time for vapers. While you might have to opt out of vaping in some circumstances, with these tips, you should be able keep puffing happily through the colder months. What do you think about these tips? Did we miss anything? Let us know with the comment form below, we would love to hear from you.
So, you are worried that your battery will explode. While it is entirely possible to push a battery far past it's limit and potentially cause a serious boom, following a few simple tips should keep you vaping happily and safely.
But first we need to take a second to understand what can cause a battery to “vent” and what exactly “venting” is. All batteries have a maximum continuous discharge rating. This number indicates how much energy (measured in amps) the battery can output safely. The higher the number the more likely it is that you will NOT overload the battery.
Batteries vent when they are pushed past their limit and become too hot. Venting is when hot gasses escape from the battery housing. If the gasses have no where to go (eg. A mech mod with no vent holes), you will be holding what is essentially a pressure bomb.
So how do you know if you are using your battery safely? To get a good idea, you just need to know what the discharge rate of your battery is and what resistance your coil(s) are putting up. The table to the left contains a general outline of some common discharge ratings and the corresponding minimum safe* resistance.
*This is the absolute minimum resistance, we would not recommend going this low. This leaves no margin of error to fall back on if something goes wrong. We suggest building to at least 0.1ohm above the minimum limit to give some extra headroom.
If you would like to get more exact, model specific discharge information, you can head over to SteamEngine.org for a detailed battery drain calculator.
Now that we know about the maximum continuous discharge rating lets take a look at some other general battery safety tips.
At the end of the day, just remember, if something seems sketchy, it probably is. When you are holding a potential pressure bomb inches away from your face it is always better safe than sorry. If you have any questions about your battery or battery safety in general please don't hesitate to reach out to us!
With Easter on its way, and spring coming slowly into focus, there's nothing like the reminder of traditional cooking to make your celebrations more fun. Well then, how about a traditional English tart? Apricot Almond tart melds natural sweet flavors in a bright display of complexity, yet never overwhelms the palette, making it an excellent all-day vape!
Organic Custard by Nature’s Flavors
Pie Crust by Signature
16 ml unflavored nicotine base
2 ml Apricot
0.8 ml Almond
0.8 ml Organic Custard
0.4 ml Pie Crust
Makes 20ml of e-liquid.
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With the launch of Immortal Fog now behind us, and with the *amazing* response we've been getting for it nationwide, we've started thinking more about premium e-liquids and what we can do to help you vape better. As a result, we're going to start carrying some of the nation's best e-juice in our online and retail stores in coming weeks, and we thought we'd introduce you to them.
The first new premium e-liquid we're going to start carrying is the high-VG Banzai Vapors product line. With VG ratios ranging from 50%-80% Banzai is the e-liquid that lets you generate huge vapor clouds first, and ask questions later. If you love the aroma portion of your e-liquid's flavor profile, or if you just love taking vape pics, then we strongly recommend Banzai Vapors.
So, which flavors will we be carrying?
Jump headfirst into membership of the fruit punch vape crown with Banzai Vapors' Legion of Ploom E-Liquid. This combination of mouth-watering Pomegranate, Blue Raspberry, and Citrus Punch flavors is sure to keep you vaping its refreshing fruitiness all day long, and its high 80% VG content will help you make HUGE vapor clouds.
You love sweet and tart e-liquids with hints of exotic fruits, and you're in a hurry to find your next favorite all-day vapor flavor. Well, you can't stop now, because you're in Bat Country. With Bat Country e-liquid, Bonzai Vapors brings together the sweet flavor and aroma of juicy peach with the tart aftertaste of Dragon Fruit, and an 80% VG content to make massive clouds. Just make sure to take a second to confirm when you're meeting lizards in the vape lounge.
PRINT: Don't think, and definitely don't stop, because Bat Country's combination of peach and dragon fruit flavors is sure to be the envy of the local vape lounge lizards.
The perfect dainty flavor for a spring or summer's evening or for a night where you need to remember how much you love flowers comes straight to your atomizer with Fairies and Cream e-liquid by Bonzai Vapors. Fairies and Cream combines the strawberry and blueberry flavors that we all know the little people love, with a hint of cream in the aroma to keep you in their good graces. Coupled with a 70% VG ratio that's perfect for perfuming a room, Fairies and Cream is the perfect flavor for all nature's children.
Step into the looking glass with Wondermelon e-liquid by Banzai Vapors, where one puff makes you larger, and one puff makes you small. Whether you love the taste of watermelon, honeydew melon, or green melons, you'll love the distinctive combination of flavors and aromas in this delicious melon mix. With its high, 70% VG ratio, Wondermelon is the perfect flavor for lounging around like a caterpillar with a hookah.
Are you the kind of person who can't help but keep a smile on their face? Does it ever bother you when everyone else looks so grim all the time? Banzai Vapors's new e-liquid helps you ask them "Why So Serious?" With Why So Serious, you'll be able to taste all of the mouth-watering quality of the very same grape flavored bubblegum you loved all throughout your childhood, and you'll be able to balance the flavor and the vapor clouds you make with its 50% VG ratio. If you want to ask someone Why So Serious, this e-liquid is sure to make them smile.
Do you like the flavor of milk? How about the aroma of caramel? Why not combine their sweetness with Milk Plus E-Liquid by Banzai Vapors. Milk Plus also has a massive 80% VG ratio to help you make gigantic clouds of vapor. Just load some Milk Plus in your atomizer and enjoy its nourishing flavor and aroma all day long! It's horrorshow!
Soon enough, you'll be able to buy these delicious e-liquids from Banzai Vapors right here, and we hope you love them as much as we do!
With Super Bowl Sunday quickly approaching, it’s time to think of the most important part of your party planning: the snacks! Although it’s fun enough to sit on the couch with your friends and watch the game (and maybe more importantly, the ads!), you still want the right treats at hand, and you certainly don’t want to miss any important moments.
What you need to do then, is to try vaping with this new recipe: Super Bowl Popcorn. You're sure to taste the sweet flavor of victory!
26 ml nicotine base (70/30 PG/VG recommended)
2 ml Popcorn
1 ml Caramel Original
1 ml Milk Chocolate
Makes 30ml of e-liquid.
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Happy New Year! We’ve made a lot of changes and updates at ecigExpress, and so I thought I should share with you some of the exciting new things we have going on.
ECX Recipe Concentrate
Did you enjoy any of our old pre-mixed e-liquids? Do you wish you could get them again? Now, you can! Each 500ml bottle of ECX recipe concentrate can be used to make up to 5 gallons of e-liquid. Just add your base, steep, and vape!
If you’ve been thinking about using RBA or RDA atomizers but don’t want to go through all the trouble of actually building them and replacing their components, now you can get sub-ohm tanks and kits with easily replaceable coils. Both the Kanger Subtanks and the Aspire Atlantis Tank can be your introduction to massive clouds of vapor. Be sure to use a Sub-Ohm battery with these tanks for the best experience.
The ecigExpress YouTube channel is back!. Subscribe to our channel for new product reviews and DIY tutorials. To give you a taste, here’s our “DIY Coil Building For Beginners” video:
With all this new content, as well as more new products, our new product categories, and, soon, a brand-new premixed e-liquid brand in stock, we’re looking forward to an exciting 2015, and we hope you’ll join us!
With the new year in full swing and winter slowly departing, it’s time to think about the excitement of spring and summer. But how? C-A-N-D-Y!
Sour Watermelon Gummies is an e-liquid flavor that combines the juiciness of sweet watermelon and gummy candy with a tart finish meant to keep the flavor on your tongue. This flavor is not only irresistible, it’s addictive!
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On October 2nd, a press release by the American Vaping Association, entitled "E-Cigarette Sales on the Rise While Cigarette Consumption Decreasing," drew our attention Wells Fargo's assessment of the domestic e-cig industry having surpassed $1.5 Billion in sales, while traditional cigarette sales have decreased 3.5% in Q2 2014.
Here at ecigExpress, we are proud to count ourselves among the "small, independent companies" the AVA's press release cites with "a clear track record of selling quality products that help people break their smoking habits."
We have been really busy lately over here improving the website and the shopping experience for our online customers. Thanks to you, we continue to pride ourselves on our amazing customer base and your constant comments and suggestions for improvement. We hope that e-cigs and DIY e-liquids have helped you improve your health, and we look forward to your being with us for a very long time.
With the extent of the current discourse and attempts to ban vaping lately, it's nice to be given an opportunity to step back and reflect on our amazing customers. You guys are the best! Let's beat tobacco together.