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Discussion in 'Show Me vapers' started by mamabearcoffey, Nov 30, 2011.

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  1. mamabearcoffey

    mamabearcoffey Full Member

    Got our KR808D-1 starter kits yesterday and so far am very pleased.

    Can you believe how cold it's turned off so suddenly?? And looking to get colder!! 11 degrees in less than a week??? Yuk!
    Can anyone tell me how to get the Vaping Since...banners I see on the bottom of folks' posts?

    Thanks,
    Wendy
     
  2. Psy-Crow

    Psy-Crow Senior Member ECF Veteran

  3. Lady J

    Lady J Super Member ECF Veteran

    Hi Wendy! I too am shocked at the cold. I prefer it to the St Louis summers though. :p I love my 808. I went with the Halo G6 in fuchsia. Sadly, I am still smoking sometimes. Like, 5 or so a day. Part of me is using the excuse that "They were already paid for before I got my kit." I hope that once I run out, I won't want those 5 a day.
     
  4. quasimod

    quasimod Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    LadyJ, you may have heard this already, but you don't have to feel bad about having a few smokes during your transition to vaping. Everyone proceeds at their own pace, and what works for one person will not necessarily work for the next. I smoked 3 packs of Kools per day, and it took me 3 months to quit them altogether. I didn't pressure myself, as I knew that (for ME), would have ensured failure. I just tried to vape more and smoke less. One day I realized I hadn't smoked in a week or so, and more importantly, that I didn't want to.
     
  5. Lady J

    Lady J Super Member ECF Veteran

    grr. I typed up a nice post, and then hit cancel instead of post... anywho, Thanks for that, quasimod. Will try to keep the guilt away <3
     
  6. quasimod

    quasimod Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Haha, you're welcome. Another thing I did, was keep my PV in my shirt pocket where my cigarettes used to be, so I had to make a conscious decision to reach for that pack (which I kept in a slightly less convenient place). When you smoke 3 packs a day for a couple of decades, you don't even notice when you're lighting them up. I've lit them in bookstores and banks, LOL. The weird thing is, every now and then, I still expect to light one up. When that happens, I'm actually surprised that I don't have a pack in my shirt pocket. Then I'm glad. :2cool:
     
  7. Lady J

    Lady J Super Member ECF Veteran

    LOL. I've found myself reaching for the PV -while- smoking a cigarette. That makes me think the total transfer will be easier than I thought. Just need to find some perfect juice. Either that, or start DIY to come up with one.
     
  8. quasimod

    quasimod Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Were you a menthol or regular smoker? Everyone (almost) likes RY4. I like DK-TAB, but it takes a day to get used to it for some people. You can buy that stuff by the liter at myfreedomsmokes.com.

    I mostly vape my own stuff, but I also buy premixed. I like TV Butter Rum from tastyvapor.us, but it is crazy-sweet. I buy the doubler, and add high-nic base to it, it reduces the flavor and sweetness down into my comfort zone. You can get Atomic Cinnacide from there, as well. Tastes like Red Hots candy, very good, very, very strong flavor. Don't use it all the time, it will ruin your tastebuds for anything else.
     
  9. kazz63758

    kazz63758 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Regarding DIY - that interests me, but I would be clueless on how to start. I like tobacco juices--do you usually just mix a tobac flavor with your pg/vg and nic juice? Or are there lots of other flavors like cocoa, licorice, etc in the mix?
     
  10. quasimod

    quasimod Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    There's an entire section here at ECF about DIY juice mixing, with people who know more than I do. However, I would recommend you get a broad sampling of commercial mixes first, so you know what your looking for. And yes, there are more tobacco flavors than you can shake a stick at, and that's just a small percentage of the other flavors.
     
  11. kazz63758

    kazz63758 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    LOL, I shudder to think of how much money I've spent buying different flavors narrowing down what I like. I'm pretty satisfied with my favorites currently, but I know it would be more cost effective to make my own once I developed a recipe I liked. I just don't know if I'm ready to invest in all of the different flavorings it would take to research it. Like I said above, I wouldn't have a clue on the subtle background tastes like cocoa, licorice etc.
     
  12. Lady J

    Lady J Super Member ECF Veteran

    quasimod, I was a PAD Camel Light smoker. So far my "favorites" are Halo Tiki Juice, Halo Tribeca, and Flux Triple Orange. However, when I get into a "must chain smoke now" mood, I've found myself reaching for the (just received 2 days ago) SmokeStik with a menthol carto. So weird.

    Like kazz, DIY interests me for cost reasons. Also, my Triple Orange needs more orange. and a touch of mint. (I accidentally used it first on a used carto that had been used with Menthol Ice, and boy howdy, that was tasty)
     
  13. quasimod

    quasimod Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    What is your favorite flavor, and at what nic strength? There may be a single flavoring for it. For example, Flue-cured tobacco, DK-TAB, 555, etc., can all be found as concentrated flavorings. All you need is a bottle of, say, Flue-Cured flavor, some high-nic base, and enough PG and/or VG to add to it. You'll also need some way to measure it, empty bottles & etc., safety gear (gloves & glasses), and a safe place to mix and store the high-nic away from kids and pets. If you really want to do it, I'll walk you through. It's not rocket surgery :)

    I can't find the DIY juice section any more, wonder where it went..?

    EDIT: Doh! Just realized you told me in the prev. post. I'm on my phone, so I miss stuff.
     
  14. quasimod

    quasimod Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Stuff like tiki flavor may be hard to duplicate, but you may find something you like better in the process. Lots of people who did not like menthol cigarettes find that they LOVE menthol vape. Menthol drops are cheap and easy to make and use, and is also available as pre-made drops.
     
  15. quasimod

    quasimod Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Just found the DIY section:
    DIY E-Liquid

    I can see where it might be a bit overwhelming at first. Like I said, I'll walk you guys through it, if you want.
     
  16. Lady J

    Lady J Super Member ECF Veteran

    That's awesome info, thank you. I still have to figure out what I want, and how to fund it... and what kind of "lab" space I can find. Tiki is a bit uhm, complex I guess. I probably will just stick with buying it. I've got to start a list. I like the 12mg nic, but can do anywhere from 6 to 18. I glanced at the DIY e-liquid section, but now I plan to do heavy reading.

    I feel goofy, as part of why I want to DIY is because I miss my old chemistry set :D
     
  17. quasimod

    quasimod Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I'm on the road all the time, so I have 2 "Labs". At home, it's a toolbox that I keep shoved under my computer table. For on the road, I use a "Tactical Utility Bag" (it's not a purse, dangit!).
     
  18. kazz63758

    kazz63758 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    LOL, you know that you are the first person to comment on my signature?

    I'm primarily a tobacco flavor type of guy. My favorites are Sweet Caroline and Carolina Sunset from IVape.net. Caroline is definitely a honey cured, but I don't have a clue about the Sunset. Others that I switch to occasionally are Bounty Hunter and Casablanca. I like some of PrimeVaping's juices, but believe they are extracted tobacco flavors.

    I get the measuring supplies and gloves, but are the glasses for splash protection or does high nic juice give off vapors?
     
  19. quasimod

    quasimod Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Splash. Some go for full face shield, but if your preferred nic level is only 6 or 8 mg, there is zero reason for you to work with very high concentra. You will probably get some in your eye sooner or later, and the higher the nic content the more it stings. Usually it gets transferred to your eye via a finger you forgot to rinse. 36 mg burns like crazy, LOL!
     
  20. mamabearcoffey

    mamabearcoffey Full Member

    Thanks for the help. Got my banner. Lol. Been a real roller coaster of a weekend. Glad I had my PV w/ me. I've decided not to call them e-cigs...cigarette just has such an evil connotation, you know? So it is my Personal Vaporizer. :p
    One more week until graduation, thank goodness, then I can start putting my real life back together...whatever that's going to mean.
     
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