Safety Guide For Mech Vape Mods

The mechanical mod is the final frontier of vaping, the pinnacle of experience and courage. Hyperbole aside, using a mechanical mod is perhaps the rawest kind of vaping possible – thanks to it’s unregulated output. It’s important to remember that a mechanical / unregulated vape device is recommended to only the most experienced users out there. Users who have an extensive knowledge of battery safety, battery output, Ohm’s law and vaping as a whole.

Vape grandmasters will tell you that using a mechanical is an experience unlike any other. Through the simple act of pushing a fire button you complete a circuit that runs the power of your  vape battery through your unregulated device and into your RDA. With this in mind, we’d like to talk you through a few points of safety to help you get the best experience when using your mechanical mod.

How Low Can You Go?

You know that old saying – ‘just because you can, doesn’t mean you should’ well that applies to vaping as much as anything else. Yes, you can put a build below 0.2 Ohm into your RDA and fire it on your unregulated device, but here’s the thing – the lower the resistance the more likely it is that you run the risk of a flow of power that can cause the battery to vent, or in extreme circumstances cause a thermal runaway. To avoid this risk build coils at 0.2 ohms or above, you’ll get plenty of cloud and more importantly peace of mind.

The Right Tools For The Job

An Ohms reader or Ohmmeter is an essential piece of kit for anyone who is looking to build their own coils. Doubly so for those who are looking to move to using an unregulated device. A Ohmmeter allows you to check the resistance of your coil, if there are any short circuits, and that your coils are correctly fitted. If you were to skip this vital stage and fire your RDA on your mechanical mod without checking, the results can be deadly. The same can be said for a coil building kit, these specially designed vape tools allow the user to build coils efficiently and effectively, and increase safety. the Coilmaster V3 Kit contains not only the proper tools but a working ohmmeter.

The Coil, The Battery, The Relationship

We talked earlier about the danger of building a coil with too low a resistance, It boils down to the relationship between the battery and the coil. The rule of thumb is, the higher the Ohm rating the less Amps from the battery are needed. This is where Ohm’s law really comes into play. it’s used to confirm that the amount of energy you are discharging from your battery is safe.

‘I = V / R’ is the equation that will decide it all for you. Where ‘I’ is Current or what we call Amps, ‘V’ is Voltage, and ‘R’ is Resistance. Let’s do an example (it’s just like school but with more fun clouds’).

You have a fully charged LG HG2 18650 3.7V 20A Battery, and an RDA with a registered 0.3 Ohm coil build.  3.7 divided by 0.3 equals 12.3. Meaning this build will draw 12.3 Amps from the battery, this is perfectly safe for a 20 Amp battery; making this a practical combination of coil and battery to use with an unregulated device. Remember to keep your batteries charged as voltage can drop and this will have an adverse effect on your vape.

Summary

The above tips are a good jumping off point and have hopefully supplemented your vaping knowledge. When using dual battery mechanical mods, the rules take on a new dimension of complexity. We recommend you read up thoroughly on the difference between series and parallel circuits, and remember the golden rule ‘if it doesn’t seem safe, don’t do it’. We can’t reiterate this point enough, if you do not have the correct tools, vape hardware and knowledge you’ll be setting yourself up for disaster.

We stock a number of unregulated mods such as the Geekvape Athena, Vandy Vape Pulse, and more. If you have any questions regarding this topic, or vaping in general please do not hesitate to contact us.

Pod Vapes 2018: Closed and Refillable Systems Explained

 

Even the simplest vape device can appear daunting to new users. The risk of leaks, faulty batteries and even the hassle of refilling; are all reasons that stop people making the move over to ecigarettes. Well, the pod vape changes that. There are two classifications for pod vape kits: Open or Refillable Systems and Closed Systems. The video below is our brief introduction into pod devices.


Closed Systems are ideal for new starters – they include disposable pods which contain both a coil and up to 2ml of high nicotine eliquid, simply plug it into the accompanying mod and you’re ready to go. This coupled with a tight mouth to lung draw, that mimics that of a cigarette and one button operation; make this a range of vape devices that are simple to use and maintain.

For those who like a bit of variety there’s the open system; still utilising pods, the open system uses refillable pods which can be filled with the High PG eliquid of your choice. This can act as a stepping stone towards sub ohm vaping.

Today, we’re going to walk you through some prime examples of pod vapes. Each have their own unique features and benefits, designed for new users and existing vapers looking to simplify things.

Before we get started, some honourable mentions for upcoming releases for pod vape kits in 2018 include the JustFog MINIFITPerkey EcardSmok FITSmok Infinix, and Sigelei M Class. Check out our video below for a beginner’s guide to pod kits.

 


SMPO Ultra Portable Starter Kit

The SMPO comes to us courtesy of Nex Labs, this London-based design team have created a stylish yet functional vape device. Using the closed pod system the user simply has to install their pod and get to vaping. Being breath activated means that the user can control their vapour production, plus an included low liquid indicator and temperature control make this device a real winner.

 

Kimsun Slim 2R

If you’re looking for a vape device that matches ergonomics and durability then look no further than the Kimsun Slim 2R. The Kimsun is an open system pod vape, allowing the user to fill the pod with their choice of high nicotine eliquid. What sets the Kimsun apart are the safety features built into the device, including short circuit protection, overtime protection and low voltage protection. Giving the user peace of mind and more time to enjoy their vape.

 

Aspire Gusto Mini Kit

Aspire have hit the mark with the Gusto Mini. Through it’s intuitive design and collaboration with ejuice giant Element Eliquids, the Gusto provides the user with a device that provides good cloud and great flavour. The NS20 eLiquid pods are filled with Element’s own blend of eliquids and salt nicotine, giving the user the high nicotine that they crave – but with a smoother taste. The NS20 range is also available for those that use refillable vape kits, with the NS20 10ml eLiquid range.

 

My Blu Starter Kit

Simple yet elegant the My Blu Starter Kit is a pod vape that means business. This is a closed pod device, but users need not worry about a lack of choice, Blu have bought out a large range of eliquid pods to go with the kit. These pods click easily into place and the device is activated by inhaling. Meaning this is a device you can use straight out of the box.

 

Summary

While simple, the pod vape has a lot to offer users – it’s portability, ease of use and stylish design has made them a favourite vape device across the board, why not check out our range?

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Guide to 20700 and 21700 Vape Batteries

It’s a situation that we’ve all found ourselves in, you’re out and about happily vaping away on your 18650 powered mod and the dreaded low power message flashes up. That’s it, game over; everyone go home.

Maybe a tad dramatic but you get the point. Vaping, like most battery powered technology, has been held back to a degree by battery capacity, luckily for us – necessity is the mother of invention. With the recent surge of 20700 and 21700 batteries, vapers are being given access to a power source that matches their needs.  

All of the 18650, 20700, and 21700 vape batteries get their name from their size dimensions. An 18650 battery has an 18mm diameter and a 65mm length, with a 20700 battery having 20mm diameter and 70mm, and the slightly larger 21700 battery being almost the same size as the 20700, but 21mm in diameter. On the face of it these dimensions are quite similar. The difference in performance however, is very noticeable.

There are a number of advantages to the 20700 and  21700 vape batteries. They generally have an increased mAh output compared to 18650 batteries as well as a longer lifespan, sometimes up to 13 months depending on how heavily they’re used. Perhaps most importantly, they can help increase the battery life of your favourite mod. Most mods that take a 21700 will also fit a 20700, so it seems these two batteries almost go hand in hand together.

With this in mind, we’re going to give you a rundown of some of the best 20700 and 21700 vape devices currently available on the market.

Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 Kit

A reimagining of the classic Eleaf design, the iStick Pico 21700 is an easy to use starter kit, that benefits from an increased battery life and a maximum output of 100w. Included with the kit is the Ello vape tank, which features a wide flow and uses low resistance atomisers. Overall this is the perfect mod for someone looking to get into sub ohm vaping, and who will benefit from using a 21700. If this seems a bit daunting, don’t panic, the kit is also compatible with an 18650 0r 20700 battery!

 

Wismec RX2 21700 Box

Well, Wismec have done it again, the latest in the incredibly popular series of RX vape mods, the RX2 21700 mod features the chunky design and smooth curves that made the original such a hit. The new version has 2A charging, which means you’ll be up and running faster than usual, when those dual 21700 batteries eventually do run flat. With the included battery adaptor, the RX2 can also support dual 18650s.

 

Geekvape Blade 235W Box

The Geekvape Blade 235W TC is a vape device that has much of the functionality usually confined to high end vape mods, including: variable power control – five programmable wattage presets the user can select, for the Blade to fire at sequentially and Bypass Mode – allowing the device to draw power directly from the battery, like a mechanical mod. This combined with a colourful design, makes for an eye-catching dual 21700 battery mod. The Blade also comes with a battery adaptor, meaning it can use dual 20700 batteries or 18650 batteries as an alternative.

 

Lost Vape Mirage DNA75C Box

The Mirage DNA75C Box is powered by a single 21700 battery and utilises the powerful Evolv DNA75 Chipset, allowing for consistent firing rate and balanced output features with a maximum output of 75W. Furthermore, it has a strong aesthetic, thanks to the resin inlay, providing each with a unique colour swirl pattern. What’s more, by fitting the battery adaptor the Mirage can be powered by an single 18650 or 20700 rather than a 21700 battery. If you’re looking for a mod that holds it charge and looks good while doing it, you’re in safe hands with the Mirage.

 

Ijoy Capo 100w Squonk Kit

Even squonk enthusiasts aren’t being left out in the 21700 battery movement. The Ijoy Capo 100w Squonk Box is powered by a single 21700 battery, with the option of using an 18650 or 20700 when used with the correct adaptor included. The Capo has a generously sized 9ml squonk bottle – fill that up and you’re good to go. The kit also includes the Ijoy Combo RDA, with it’s angled build deck that will fit a range of coils. Those looking to take the plunge into squonking with a big battery reserve need look no further than the Ijoy Capo 100w Squonk Kit.

Summary

As can be seen, both the 20700 and the 21700 battery are both becoming a staple power source for vapers, for both vape starter kits and high-performance box mods, giving vapers of all levels access to better-performing vape devices.

Why not check out our range of mods and batteries and see what takes your fancy.


For more information, please feel free to get in touch.

Guide to Shortfill Vape Eliquid

What is Short Fill Eliquid?

When the TPD came into effect in May 2017, it banned the sale of eliquids containing nicotine in bottles bigger than 10ml.

Cue the short fill. A short fill is defined as an underfilled bottle of eliquid that a Nicotine Shot (10ml bottle of 18mg flavourless e-liquid) can be added to. For example, a 60ml short fill eliquid would contain 50ml 0f 0mg e-liquid to which you could a 10ml 18mg nicotine shot. When mixed you would have 60ml of 3mg e-liquid.

How Does it Work?

It’s simply a case of adding your chosen nicotine shot into the short fill bottle and shaking vigorously (remember to put the cap back on first) – this will make sure that the nicotine has mixed properly with the eliquid. Mixing is easy once you know how, check out the handy chart below to help you get the correct ratio of nicotine and eliquid for your short fill.

Good or Bad?

On the face of it, the short fill is a great idea – big bottles equal big fun. In a lot of cases one 50ml short fill is cheaper than six 10ml bottles. There is a question of ease of use. Short fills can get a bit messy one slip of the hand when adding your nicotine shot can cause an irritating spill.

Where safety is concerned, short fills are much much safer than pure DIY mixing where it is common for large quantities of raw nicotine to be purchased and used, always take extra care when handling your nicotine and eLiquid.

For those of you who vape 0mg of nicotine and want to use short fills – one word of warning, short fill eliquids often include extra flavour to accommodate for when the nicotine has been added (a bit like fruit squash before you add water), it has been reported that 0mg short fills may be too intense in flavour and may shorten the life of your coils.

The best thing to do is add 10ml of flavourless eliquid (or straight PG, straight VG or a combination of the two) to offset this.

 

We always advise that you buy high quality nicotine shots and e-liquids; as poor quality nicotine shots can wreck the flavour of your e-liquid. We recommend that you match the VG / PG ratios of your eliquids and nicotine shots for the best experience.

Overall, short fill eliquid is popular and for good reason, it’s far easier to carry one large bottle around if you’re vaping consistently throughout the day, more so if you’re dripping or using a high wattage sub ohm set-up. They also allow vapers to accurately measure for themselves how much nicotine is going into their e-liquid and most importantly have convinced companies to bring out new ranges of juices, which means more flavours for us!

Where Can I Find Short Fill Eliquids?

Vape Club offer a large range of Short Fill Eliquids and Nicotine Shots for every flavour palate, in a variety of VG and PG ratios.

The PHE E-Cigarette Review February 2018

 

On the 6th of February 2018, PHE (Public Health England) published their latest update on e-cigarettes.

Key Findings

The review paints a very positive picture of vaping, and its key findings are in line with the average vaper’s thoughts.

The review found that:

  • Vaping poses a fraction of the risk compared to smoking.
  • Switching completely from smoking to vaping has substantial health benefits.
  • E-cigarettes could be assisting with 20,000 new quits every year.
  • E-cigarette use is linked to improved quit success rates a drop in smoking rates across the country.
  • Evidence does not support the claim that e-cigarettes are a route into smoking among young people.
  • Thousands of smokers incorrectly believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking, around 40% of smokers have not even tried an e-cigarette.

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What Does This Mean For Vapers?

This review has helped disprove some very common anti-vaping arguments. Arguments based on the harm that vaping can cause. The review focuses heavily on the fact that vaping is at ‘95% less harmful’ than smoking and poses a ‘negligible risk to bystanders’.

A common argument is that vaping is a way to get young people to start smoking earlier, prof. Linda Bauld of Cancer Research has said: ‘research clearly shows that regular use of e-cigarettes among young people who have never smoked remains negligible, less than 1%, and youth smoking continues to decline at an encouraging rate.’.

This is positive news and helps point out that there is effective regulation in place to stop young people being given access to e-cigarettes. More importantly, It also shows that the use of e-cigarettes should not be considered as a stepping stone towards smoking.

The review also points to the fact that moves need to be made by bodies to support the use of Vape Kits, that ‘Local stop smoking services and healthcare professionals – should provide behavioural support to those smokers wanting to quit with the help of an e-cigarette.’

This is music to our ears, the fact that vaping is not only safe, but an effective way to get people to stop smoking.

What Does This Mean For Smokers?

It means that time is running out. Prof. John Newton, Director for Health Improvement at PHE said: ‘Every minute someone is admitted to hospital from smoking, with around 79,000 deaths a year in England alone.’

Smoking is still the leading cause of preventable deaths in the UK. Even with declining rates of smoking there is still more that can be done. By getting rid of false information surrounding the use of e-cigarettes and e-liquids while showing how helpful they can be, the PHE review will hopefully convince more people to switch to vaping.

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How Has This Helped Vaping?

By collecting evidence and research from a number of independent and confirmed sources, the PHE review has highlighted that e-cigarettes are devices that should be taken seriously rather than a novelty/fad.

As well, that vaping is a safer and more reliable way to quit smoking. The fact that the use of e-cigarettes is 95% safer than smoking, is not something that should be ignored.

We hope that more research like this will take place and be published, so we can continue supporting the vaping industry and their users.

Where Can I Get More Information?

The full PHE review can be read here

A press release for the review can be read here


For more information or to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Vape Club Staff Picks of 2017

Vape Club Staff Picks: Class of 2017

It’s safe to say that this has been a crazy year for the vaping industry!

From the TPD switchover in May, to the variety of new brands and products making huge impacts, and of course, let’s not forget all of the Expos!

We’ve seen delicious desserts, and a surprising amount of beverage flavoured eliquids – who knew ice cold fizzy fruit juices would be a thing!?!

 

We’ve thought about this long and hard, and finally, we are proud to present to you our Staff Picks: Class of 2017!


 

Gummy Beast White Gummy by Gummy Beast

Gummy Beast is the creation of our long time friends over in the US at SAVEURvape. They have a long vaping history of creating some of the best flavours on the market, and White Gummy is no exception!

White Gummy is basically all of the white Gummy Bears in the known universe, crammed into a bottle for your vaping pleasure. It also comes in the now popular short fill form, meaning 50ml in a 60ml bottle, leaving room for a nic shot of your choice.

“I just love how fruity it feels in your mouth, you really get the sweetness on the tongue on the inhale and the full bodied flavour on the exhale. It tastes exactly like white gummy bears!” – Manuela


 

Space Cake eLiquid by DVTCH

It’s hard not to love DVTCH. A range from Amsterdam which embodies Amsterdam as best one can, in vape form anyway. Picking the best flavour from the range is tough, Red Light is probably the most popular but this is our staff picks, and Mr Foss has a thing for space, and cakes….

 

Space Cake is, unsurprisingly, based on the popular Amsterdam treat. Once again, coming in a handy 50ml Short Fill bottles, with enough room for vapers to add their nic shot!

It’s safe to say that this liquid is truly one of a kind!

 

“Tastes exactly like the real thing. I feel like I’m in Amsterdam when I’m vaping on this,” – Foss


 

Slam Berry by Charlie’s Chalk Dust

Charlie’s Chalk Dust seem to have been around even longer than vaping itself. Staying power is nothing to be sniffed at and Charlie’s have plenty. For those who’ve never heard of them before though, Charlie’s are a US brand responsible for such flavoursome wonders as Dream Cream and CCD3 – a delightful salted caramel ice cream!

For Kapil though, it’s an old classic that stands out.

 

Slam Berry is reminiscent of Strawberry Ice Cream. Some say it tastes like a certain fast food restaurant’s Strawberry Milkshake, whilst others find it more like a fresh homemade strawberry ice cream! Either way… it’s pretty banging.. Or was that Head Bangin Boogie?

 

“This liquid takes me back to my childhood. Strawberry Ice Cream was always my favourite, and when I vape, I go back in time to being a kid again!” – Kapil


 

Deep Fried Cookies by Vape D-Lites

Vape D-Lites are a Californian based company who have quickly gained popularity in the vaping scene with their high VG, 80ml short fill range. The pick of the bunch for our lovely Dannie is the Deep Fried Cookie offering!

 

Deep Fried Cookies is a d-liteful dessert based eliquid; fresh vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, rainbow sprinkles, with deep fried cookie biscuits (which may or may not have a name similar to classic rock band REO Speedwagon). Hard to think of a word that rhymes with Oreo…

 

“Deep Fried Cookies is everything I have been looking for. As a huge fan of that certain cookie, I was super excited when Vape D-Lites came on the scene! The ice cream flavouring is smooth, and tastes exactly like a fresh vanilla bean ice cream, and the deep fried cookies is very prominent on the exhale. A definite favourite of mine, I haven’t stopped vaping this for the best part of 2017, and don’t see myself stopping anytime soon!” – Dannie


 

Pink Lemonade by Renegade

 

 

Renegade Vape Co are a UK based eliquid manufacturer, comprised of only entirely serious people. No jokes here I’m afraid! With three flavours in the range, picking a bestie wasn’t easy, but that’s what we do here at Vape Club, we do the hard stuff so you don’t have to!

 

Our just as lovely Kathryn plumped for the Pink Lemonade, which is a fruity, citrus mix of lemons, raspberries and cranberries, blended together to create Pink Lemonade perfection! Cor! Let’s hear it for the coils! No-one cares about the coils anymore!

 

“A zesty flavour like no other. This liquid was kind on my coils, and overall a gorgeous, well rounded all day vape!” – Kathryn

 


 

Laffy by Clown

 

 

Clown eLiquids are part of the Bad Drip Labs family of eliquids. Just like the other ranges in the family, they are as flavourful as they are well designed. Pennywise is no doubt the most popular flavour in the range but we like to be a little bit different sometimes, well, our Melina does anyway…. And she’s gone for Clown’s Laffy.

 

Laffy is a delicious blend of Blueberry Taffy mixed with Grape juice! Simple, but effective!

 

“Having watched Wreck it Ralph a number of times, I was intrigued to find out more about this Taffy stuff and oh my god, where has Laffy been all my life!!!” – Melina


 

 

YuCaTan by OhmBoyz Drip City

Ohmboyz Drip City eliquids are forged in the great land that is Canada. Featuring some rather unique blends across the range, it’s unsurprising our very own unique and wonderful Steve has plumped for a flavour from Ohmboyz. You should all listen to Steve, he knows ya know, oh yes.

 

YuCaTan is a fresh blend of Lemonade, sweet and sour Tropical Fruits, Cucumber and the Italian favourite; Lemoncello!

 

Coming in a short fill bottle, allowing space for vapers to add their nic shots!

 

“Fresh tasting flavours like this are going to be the next big thing, and this flavour certainly has the IT factor!” – Steve


 

Berry Burst by Burst


A recent addition to Vape Club, Burst has been very well received and it seems Aaron isn’t the only fan. We had a number of you lovely folk get in touch asking us if we would be stocking Burst and well, we can see why. A US brand manufactured in Ireland, Burst is literally…. Bursting with flavour… sorry…

 

Berry Burst is a combination of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries, for a fresh, sweet, fruity mix!

 

“I thought I was never going to vape anything other than Slow Blow by Nasty juice, ever again, ever. Then this turned up. Berry Burst is my new addiction, and I am unashamed to say it.” – Aaron


 

Eclipse by Space Jam

Space Jam are another US company that have been on the vaping scene from day one. If there were a Hall of Fame for eliquid brands, Space Jam would be right up there! Whilst Astro and Andromeda have been popular for many years, Eclipse in recent times has begun to… eclipse them in terms of popularity (last one, promise!). Available in both high VG and 50/50 whether you want a tobacco vape in mouth to lung or direct to lung form, Eclipse has you covered…

 

Styled on the pipe smokers favourite – Cavendish Tobacco, this tincture has a rich, robust tobacco flavour, infused with sweet notes of vanilla bean. It’s smooth, but full bodied, and has a well deserved reputation for being one of the most realistic tobacco flavours available!

 

“For those not as interested in the dessert and fruity type vapes, if you smoked you probably appreciated the flavour of tobacco, this is still the best tobacco on the vaping market in my opinion, and is a must try for anyone looking for a quality tobacco vape!” – Vlad


 

Harlem Rockhopper by Riot Squad

 


Nothing says ghetto like a penguin right? Wrong! Penguins don’t speak English.

Ghetto Penguin is a UK made short fill range brought to us by our good and slightly nutty friends over at Riot Squad! Just like their namesakes range, Ghetto Penguin is packed full of flavour attitude. Ben has gone for the Harlem Rockhopper as his eliquid of choice for 2017.

 

Harlem Rockhopper is an ice cold Lemon and Lime soda, delivered in a 50ml short fill, allowing vapers to add a nic shot if they wish!

 

“I really like Penguins! Haha, I do like a good Citrus blast from time to time and I find it’s a flavour that’s hard to get perfect, but Harlem Rockhopper has done the best job for me this year. I tip my hat to the guys over at Riot Squad for this one,” – Ben


 

Cowboy Cooler by Vape Wild

Vape Wild are a US brand made in Texas, and they do things differently in Texas. Instead of focussing on making the best possible flavours, Vape Wild focus on making the best possible flavours, but at a rather fair price. A US juice that’s premium in flavour, but not premuim on your pocket. Dan has gone for what he regards as a better version of Heisenberg, than Heisenberg. And they didn’t even call it Heisenberg!

 

Cowboy Cooler is a complex blend of mixed berries and menthol. This is a tart and refreshing liquid, that perfectly balances both flavours exceptionally well!

 

“This is what Heisenberg should have been in my opinion. If you’ve tried other Berry Menthol mixes and found them lacking or including something that just didn’t need to be there, this is the one for you” – Dan


Aspire Gusto Mini Kit

Whilst this is the Vape Club eliquid Staff Picks for 2017, the next entry absolutely deserves an honorable mention. The Aspire Gusto Mini Kit has been the stand out piece of hardware for our Barry. Coupled with Element’s NS20 you have a union of two of vaping’s biggest powerhouses and it’s a beautiful thing. The Gusto Mini itself is a pod based system but allows for the user to either vape direct to lung, or mouth to lung. It’s an incredibly simple device to use, small and very light. The magic is in the pods though, in the form of Element’s NS20 and it’s salt nicotine base. Salt nicotine has been around for a good while but really made it’s presence felt in 2017. We won’t go into detail now as Barry tells you all you need to know, but if you want to know more, check it out on the site!

 

“I had struggled to fully stop smoking when I started working at Vape Club, but with the help of the Gusto Mini and NS20 pods, I rolled an ‘emergency rollie’ on the Monday, and then found it in my pocket on the Friday evening. Smoking simply never even entered my mind that week, and hasn’t since. The only vaping product I have tried that has completely removed any urge for me to smoke,” – Barry Craig

 

Staying with Element and their NS20 pods, we round off our staff picks with two of their best flavours.


 

NS20 Pink Lemonade by Element Pod

 

NS20 Pink Lemonade eLiquid Pod features a fruity Lemonade flavour, and is originally from Element’s eliquid range. Coming in a pack on three cartridges, designed for use in the Aspire Gusto Mini Kit!

NS20 pods work differently to the average eliquid in that the nicotine is absorbed more efficiently into the body and therefore ‘hits’ you both sooner and more like a traditional cigarette. Not only this but NS20 pods are very smooth on the throat. For those that have vaped before the throat hit on NS20’s 20mg is similar to an average eliquids 3mg.

 

“I have always been a huge fan of Element, and Pink Lemonade is by far one of their best flavours. Very sweet, and incredibly tasty, just like the original, but in nicotine salt form!” – Dan M


 

NS20 Neon Green Slushie by FAR

 


NS20 Neon Green Slushie features a blend of Lime and Ice flavours, and is taken from Element’s original FAR range. Coming in a pack on three cartridges, designed for use in the Aspire Gusto Mini Kit!

NS20 pods work differently to the average eLiquid in that the nicotine is absorbed more efficiently into the body and therefore ‘hits’ you both sooner and more like a traditional cigarette. Not only this but NS20 pods are very smooth on the throat. For those that have vaped before the throat hit on NS20’s 20mg is similar to an average eLiquids 3mg.

 

“Neon Green Slushie is a long time favourite of mine, featuring zesty, fresh flavours and having the nicotine salt version completely enhances the experience!” – Jack


And there we have it! The Vape Club Class of 2017!

We’re super excited to see what 2018 has to offer, and with that, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Mouth to Lung Vs Direct to Lung Vaping

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Within the world of vaping, there are generally considered to be two different methods of inhaling your vapour, and depending on the type of vape coils and the vape mod you are using, different variations of coils and mods will achieve either the mouth-to-lung or the direct-lung method of vaping.

The deciding factor as to which style of vaping you’ll be doing is generally decided by which coil you are using (as well as the number of watts). Generally, if your coil is rated at below one ohm, it’s referred to as a Sub Ohm coil (literally meaning ‘below one ohm’ in Greek). If you’re vaping at above one ohm, this is referred to as a mouth-to-lung coil, or Super Ohm, (if we’re doing it all in Greek).

What Is Mouth to Lung?

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Generally, the Mouth to Lung vaping method can be thought of akin to smoking a tobacco cigarette. The process involves drawing vapour into the mouth, and only then inhaling into the lungs. This is considered to be more of a beginners method of vaping, as it’s generally quite easy-going and comfortable for most vapers to use, and a main feature of many beginner vaping kits.

Most people find that vaping with the mouth to lung method allows for an increase in flavour and throat hit, and will generally allow your eLiquid and battery capacity to last the little bit longer. This is mainly due to the reduced amount of electrical charge needed to fire a coil of high resistance.

To use the mouth to lung method optimally, it’s generally advised to use High PG eLiquids (those that are around 50VG, or higher in PG consistency). Unlike the direct-to-lung method, where nicotine percentage has to be restricted, any nicotine strength can be considered for use with a mouth to lung tank, as roughly the same percentage of nicotine is vapourised at any one time.

What Is Direct to Lung?

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On the other hand, we have the Direct to Lung method of vaping, achieved mainly by using Sub ohm coils and a high-powered vape mod. Vaping with this method can also be seen as quite similar to using a shisha pipe, in that it can create a more full-on vaping experience with a large amount of vapour produced.

Most vapers find that vaping with the Direct-to-lung method will increase the vapour production, and in using some eLiquids, users will find that certain flavour notes are ‘unlocked’ that aren’t accessible when using the mouth-to-lung method. Generally, it’s advised to used eLiquids that are no higher than 6mg nicotine, as the increased power and electrical charge will vapourise a higher percentage of nicotine than with a mouth-to-lung device. Also, it’s best to use eLiquids that have a High VG consistency, as high PG eLiquids can create an increased harshness on the throat at such high temperatures.

If you’re new to vaping, we don’t advise starting your vape journey with a direct to lung device, unless you’re with, or have been advised by someone who understands the nature of these products.

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Here’s a quick recap of the Mouth to Lung and Direct to Lung vaping methods;

Mouth to Lung:

  • Best method for beginners, some veterans prefer it also.
  • Similar to smoking a tobacco cigarette
  • Allows for more flavour and throat hit
  • Allows for wide range of nicotine strengths
  • Improved battery life, and both coil and eLiquid longevity (compared with Direct to Lung)
  • Best used with High PG eliquids, at least 50PG (Propylene Glycol)

Direct to Lung:

  • More suited to experienced users
  • Similar to using a Shisha pipe
  • Allows for increased vapour production
  • Allows for higher wattages
  • Reduced battery life, coil and eLiquid longevity (compared with Mouth to Lung)
  • Best used with eLiquids high in VG, and no more than 6mg Nicotine

For more information about Direct to Lung and Mouth to Lung Vaping, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

Beginners Guide on How to Mix and Make DIY eLiquid

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While we carry the finest range of eliquids from around the world, vapers will eventually come across the idea of DIY eLiquid sooner or later in their vaping journey. It might sound complicated, but it’s actually a relatively easy process. It just requires a little patience.

If you’ve seen our blog entry or watched our Beginner’s Guide to Vape eLiquid video, you’ll know that eLiquid is made up of 4 main ingredients: PG, VG, Flavourings and Nicotine. In pre-made liquid this is, as the name suggests, all put together and blended for you prior use.

However, with DIY eLiquid, vapers put all of the separate elements together themselves, allowing for a choice in flavours, the PG/VG eLiquid ratio, nicotine strength, and amount.

Before attempting DIY mixing, users will need to get hold of some equipment to do the actual mixing, including measuring beakers, large measuring syringes, and some empty bottles for storage. Users will need to ensure their mixing equipment is all completely clean, with no dirt, dust, or other nastiness in with the eLiquid mix; sanitation is important.

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Before the TPD came into force, nicotine was sold in very high concentrations in large bottles, which represented the only real danger of making your own eLiquid at home; safely handling and storing large amounts of potentially dangerous nicotine. Post-TPD, this is no longer an issue thanks to the Nicotine Booster Shots that are commonly available now, 10ml bottles of unflavoured nicotine solution.

The first thing a user will need to decide on is the ratio of the eLiquid. This refers to how much PG and VG you want in the juice, deciding on how thick it’s going to be. If it’s going to be used it in a Sub-Ohm tank, you will want to mix at 70% VG and above, and if you’re using a Mouth-to-Lung tank, it’s best to stick to 50% PG and above.

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The next thing to choose is the percentage of eLiquid Flavourings to add. Most flavours work well at 15% of the overall juice, but this can vary from person to person. The best thing to do is start from the 15% figure, and either dilute or add more flavour as needed.

Finally, you will want to decide on the nicotine strength, with the aforementioned nicotine booster shot. There’s nothing to say that you can’t choose your own percentage of flavouring, as some flavours may work well at 10%, others at 12% and some as high as 20%, but for this particular concentrate, 15% works very well.

When making eLiquid, it’s easiest for a user to work out the amounts of each ingredient they’re going to need before starting the mix. The simplest way to do this is with an online calculator, one example being Steam Engine (see image below). This will work out the exact amount of each component to add to the juice to bring the eLiquid to the desired ratios of PG/VG, nicotine strength and flavour percentage.

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For example, if a user wanted to create 100ml of eLiquid at 20mg and 80% VG, with 15% flavour, along with 3mg nicotine strength. Once a user has inputted the data into the calculator, it will display the exact measurements in ml for the desired eLiquid mix. In this example, the calculator would show that the mix needed 15ml of nicotine base, 15ml of flavour, 68ml of VG and 2ml of PG to create 100ml of 3mg, 80% VG liquid.

The order in which to put each part into the mix doesn’t really matter, but it’s generally easiest to start with the nicotine base, followed by the other components. When you measure anything, make sure you check and double check the amounts with your syringe. Once all the ingredients are together, the best way to mix up the eLiquid is to give it a really good shake to ensure that the flavours and nicotine are evenly distributed throughout the PG and VG.

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After this, it’s probably a good time to label the bottle with the flavour, nicotine strength, ratio, and date. The next step is probably the hardest bit of the whole process; steeping the eLiquid. If it’s a menthol or fruit flavoured eliquid being mixed, this won’t be necessary, but if it’s a dessert or pastry flavoured juice; at least one week of steeping is an absolutely necessary step.

Steeping is achieved by leaving the eLiquid alone in a dark room at room temperature, in a cool, dry place, such as a cupboard, while the flavours all get to know each other and develop. If you don’t steep, the juice won’t taste right. If you buy a premade eliquid, it will have been steeped for at least a couple of weeks before it makes its way to you, which is why you can vape it straight away. DIY liquid, unfortunately, requires more patience, but will be all the better for it. Once completed, the eLiquid is now ready to be vaped. Congratulations!


If you have any questions or queries about DIY eLiquid mixing, or what to know more information about any of the products above, please do get in touch with us via Phone, Email, or Live Chat.

Aspire Gusto Mini Vape Kit + Element’s NS20 Salt Nicotine eLiquid Pods

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The combined effort of one of the most popular eLiquid manufacturers with one of the best vaping hardware manufacturers on the planet, the Aspire Gusto Mini kit is the result of the teaming up of Aspire and Element’s NS20 eLiquid range.

The Gusto Kit is a compact closed system that employs the use of pre-filled pods. So no filling or refilling, no fiddling with coils, no real need to know anything at all other than 5 clicks to turn it on and 5 clicks to turn it off.

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The kit itself is, as the name suggests, is mini and compact in size, fitting easily in the palm of the hand. For the same reason, the Gusto Mini is also extremely pocketable and travel friendly, and weighing in at just over 60 grams, it’s very lightweight.

With a 900 mAh battery capacity the Gusto Mini should get the average vaper through the course of a day without needing to recharge, which is done via a supplied micro USB charging cable. The airflow options are fixed, which may put off some vapers, but due to a clever design, it’s possible to use the Gusto Mini as both a mouth to lung or direct to lung device.

The Aspire Gusto Mini is only compatible with Element’s NS20 eLiquid pods, with each pod filled with Element’s Nicotine Salt based eLiquid that come only in 20mg nicotine strength.

Element’s NS20 pods work slightly differently to the average eLiquid in that the nicotine ‘hits’ the user sooner, and more efficiently, and more like a traditional cigarette. Not only this but NS20 pods are very smooth on the throat. For those that are familiar with vaping already, the throat hit on NS20’s 20mg is akin to that of the average 3mg eLiquid.

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All that being said, let’s get down to the flavours, where Element’s NS20 pods do well again. Only the flavour of the eLiquid comes through with NS20 which makes for a much more enjoyable vape, as you cannot taste the nicotine the same way you can when vaping on a traditional 18mg for example.

Due to the efficiency in delivering nicotine users will notice that they will need to vape less often and less in general before feeling satisfied, and due to this, we ask vapers, new and old alike, to please take their time when first using NS20 pods to be sure to not overdo it. Take it slow to begin with until you are more familiar with it and know how it works.


For more information on the Aspire Gusto Kit, or Element’s NS20 Salt Nicotine range, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

Element eLiquids Release Their Highly Anticipated Ns20 Line

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New Salt Based Nicotine Offers “Max Nicotine” Option, Fulfilling Vaper Demand And Traditional Cigarette Smoker Appeal.

[HOLLYWOOD, FL] Today, Element E-Liquids announced its newest addition to their award-winning vape liquid collection, known as Ns20.

A revolutionary new salt-based nicotine, Ns20 boasts a 20 mg nicotine content, making it the highest allowable in the EU. Fully TPD compliant and available in 10 ml across the company’s top-selling Premium Dripper, FAR, Emulsions, and Tobacconist lines, Ns20 is primed to become Element’s best e-liquid release to date.

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“Element has always been known for its innovative, award-winning e-liquids, and in keeping with that cutting edge approach, we felt the time was right to reveal our next generation: the Ns20 line.” said David Botton, Element E-Liquid’s CEO.

Regarded as one of the best vape juice brands for their highly sought after flavor profiles since their launch in 2014, it should come as no surprise that the company is already receiving a lot of favourable reviews surrounding Ns20’s premiere.

Element has earned an enormous amount of praise for all of their best selling liquids, and their highly popular Pink Lemonade and Watermelon Chill flavors are among the impressive varietals offered within the Ns20 lineup.

Already the recipient of the Best Tobacco of The Show award for the Ns20 version of their coveted 555 Tobacco flavour at the 2017 Vaper Expo UK, and always at the forefront the e-liquids market, Element is poised to lead the “nic salt” movement as well into the foreseeable future.

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“Developing Ns20 was an exciting experience for us,” added David Botton. “Its unique ability to deliver superior smoothness with maximum nicotine was the breakthrough many vapers and traditional smokers have been waiting for. Because of this, we’re proud of our continued commitment in offering the highest quality designer e-liquids found anywhere in the industry.”

Since its inception in 2014, Element has established itself amongst the top e-liquids on the market today. A recipient of numerous award-winning accolades, they have garnered an international reputation as the influential standard for quality and performance. All additional details for those interested in Element’s newest vape juice products can be found on their website. Be sure to follow Element on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest information regarding new product releases including the launch of Ns20.

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For more information on Ns20 eLiquid range, any of Element’s other eJuices, or to speak to us about anything at all, please do get in contact with our team.