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    Hello,

    so most of the stuff I ordered arrived today, I am going to charge the batteries and it'll be vape time!

    anyway, I'll be starting out my vaping journey with an ego-twist and a kanger t3. my question is, do you guys recommend a full rinse (warm water, don't have vodka handy), before using the t3 or can I just fill it up out of the box and vape away?

    could anyone please describe the steps if any? rinse > dry burn > enjoy? dry burn and fill? just fill?

    any advice is appreciated. thanks!
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    I would rinse it in hot water.... no need to soak in vodka since the coils are new and not gunked up with juice. You can either let them air dry or do a dry burn. Fill and enjoy!!
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    You can rinse in warm water and gently dry burn to get most of it out. I've never done this with new clearos and never experienced any funny tastes. Just depends on how you feel about it.

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    Mark, great point about vodka only being need for gunked coils, point taken, much appreciated.



    Ryedan, since I am a noob and never vaped, this is how I feel:

    - I sort of feel like filling out of the box would avoid possible mistakes from someone that never rinsed one before, but then again I am not afraid of it, will have to do it soon anyway. just trying to get a good impression from that very first vape without noobish mistakes to get in the way.

    - without previous experiences, in my mind, it sounds like if I am not willing to wait for the wicks to be completely dry, the taste of the first vapes would be pretty lacking. maybe I am over exaggerating the importance of the first impression and should instead focus in tweaking the vape to taste as time goes by.

    - not rinsing is lazy, and I like lazy. whenever available. I ordered 2 identical T3's. Maybe rinse one and not the other and find out for myself if I can taste any difference is a good way to go.


    thanks a lot guys!
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    good thinking Sunnata
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    I do this with replaceable heads. I soak all heads first before I use them the first time ( I always seem to get a funny taste.. might just be me, though.) and I always rinse new tanks out before I use them.
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    Only rinsed with water? not me, do you know where that thing has been.

    Could have machine oils in/on it, could have rancid primer fluid on the coil/wicks, could be contaminated by rodent & insect contact, might have been handled by someone with a flu / virus or worse.

    I rinse delivery devices (except carto's) with PGA before use takes about 30 seconds each, sterilizes, removes any residue and evaporates quickly.
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    When clearos were first released some were found to contain oil. Manufacturers responded that the oil was there to stop them from rusting while in storage or being shipped. When this occured a few Vendors started placing some PG on the coils. Regardless as to whether or not you believe their explanation I always wash my clearos before using them.

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    I rinse with pga, let dry.
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    I am looking for alternatives to everclear but the highest % I can find locally so far would be vodka with about 40-45%, not sure if it's a proper alternative. when does it become 'too weak' to do any sterilization? any possible alternatives to PGA?

    I understand the concern with machined devices, makes perfect sense. so does the rest of the issues Topwater Elvis brings up, but if one can't get proper sterilization, all that's left is hoping that the sealed plastic bags + a good rinse can be somewhat safe.

    thanks a lot for all the feedback
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