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Juice companies to avoid?

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  1. Lizardjuice5794

    Lizardjuice5794 New Member

    Oct 14, 2013
    Birmingham, al
    I'm just trying to get an idea of some ejuice companies that I should avoid
  2. happydave

    happydave Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2013
    United States
    if you haven't tried totally wicked i recommend checking them out. also Johnson creek is a good one. these company's strive to produce a clean and awesome tasting product.. what im about to say is sad but its logical, would you rather have a juice thats produced by well trained and talented people in a super clean environment under strict conditions? or a juice that's whipped up by some kid with some Pyrex cookware he got at wal-mart and never even rinsed off in moms basement that has old kitty litter and antiques from the 1800s lying around? stick with big company's that have some credentials for the most part and you should be fine.
  3. PapaGeno21

    PapaGeno21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2013
    I am going to keep an eye on this thread being new to this.
  4. DJpuffer

    DJpuffer Full Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Dayton, OH, USA
    IDK of bad ones but Halo has a wide selection of liquid, thats where i mostly get mine.
  5. Caffeine7

    Caffeine7 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2013
    Riverside, ca
    i only buy ones that I have tried myself since its so subjective. what tastes awesome to one person and works great with their particular setup might not do the same for someone else.
  6. LDS714

    LDS714 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2013
    Nashville, TN, USA
    Absolutely stay away from Five Pawns. Once you try their stuff, you won't like most other juices, and their (somewhat high) prices may seem reasonable. Under no circumstances try Grandmaster, especially if like peanut butter, bananas and caramel.

    That being said, I need to go pick up another bottle of it tomorrow...

    ETA: VulcanVape in Birmingham carries it... ;)
  7. BlackChad

    BlackChad Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2011
    Back In Mesa
    dekang. avoid at all costs.
  8. Recycled Roadkill

    Recycled Roadkill Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2013
    Garland, TX
    The labels on the juices I've seen so far almost look as if they were printed on a home ink jet which makes be imagine someone mixing up the stuff in their garages. I'm hoping not though.
  9. Talyon

    Talyon Vape 4 Life Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 21, 2013
    Some Dekang juices are very good, and I've vaped from many many vendors. Taste is subjective.

    Dekang had a world class manufacturing facility.

    Only one I can think of to avoid is Alien Vapor............... not to be confused with Alien Vision, who are one of the top vendors.
  10. StarsAndBars

    StarsAndBars Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 13, 2010
    I must hardily disagree. Totally Wicked is very much over priced, and Johnson Creek... I've tried juices for three years and actually ordered a 10 juice sampler pack from them. Honestly all of their juice tastes like what I would imagine water used for boiling hot dogs would taste like ( I don't know any other way to describe it). Sorry man, but those two vendors belong on the 'avoid' list.

    I wouldn't avoid DeKang as a juice. It really depends on the vendor (many vendors sell it). Matter of fact it's pretty decent.
  11. mmm...baconfat

    mmm...baconfat Full Member Verified Member

    Sep 13, 2013
    Larghetto Bluffs, FL
    I have a big glass bottle of that I've been letting steep, it kinda smells like nail polish right now but seems like it could be something good in time. How long do you let yours steep?
  12. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest
    Look thru the negative review section. That's about all I can offer.

    There are so many vendors and no matter who you don't like, somebody else will love them. :)

    If you want recommendations, mine would be
    Copper Creek
    Plume Room
    The Vapor Room (killer good deals for new customers!~)
  13. BlackChad

    BlackChad Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2011
    Back In Mesa
    i guess this thread has already proven that there arent any to avoid then. i dont touch dekang and i think theyre nasty. to each their own.

    as far as steeping i let it steep until it tastes good. if i get to a couple months then i know its not going to get much better if at all and toss it.
  14. francespitt

    francespitt Full Member

    Oct 12, 2013
    los angeles, ca, usa
    I'm having the same problem with Gambit.....bought 2 bottles!
  15. BigBen2k

    BigBen2k Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2013
    MA, USA
    My best advice is; find out where they are located, and lookup the location on GoogleMaps.

    Avoid businesses registered in a residence; it's not an appropriate environment for a mixing lab.

    If you can't even find the address (even after checking the domain registration on WHOIS), then forget about them. *always* avoid sites registered less than 10 days. Be wary if it's less than 3 months.

    Lookup the company registration information. You should always be able to find the business owner's name.

    And always read over a site's shipping and return policy.
  16. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    As previously posted, Alien Vapor has a bad rep. I haven't heard bad things about their juices, but they purposely called their company "Alien Vapor," which is very close to "Alien Visions" and they make clones of well known Alien Visions products like Boba's Bounty. Riding on the back of someone else's reputation isn't cool.

    Another vendor to avoid is Catskill Mountain Vapor Store. Google is your friend about this one. [Moderated]

    ETA: Every once and awhile a shill for Catskill shows up on ECF. You can always tell, since it's a new member and their first post is always about how great Catskill is.
  17. madqatter

    madqatter Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2013
    I don't even LIKE peanut butter with bananas and I think that Grandmaster is awesome.

    I'm also into Queenside and... I need to stop thinking about this.
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    Oct 15, 2013
  19. MPGTucker

    MPGTucker Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    Arlington, TX, USA
    I personally only buy from local vendors. I have a good relationship with the owner of the place I'm going now and I actually know where he gets his ingredients, what they are, and the person who mixes for me. I guess my approach is something along the lines of "Who do you trust more, the farmer in the next county you've seen feed the cow, butcher it and serve it up on a plate, or the greasy teenager at McDonalds frying up pink mystery slime?"

    I have to say, I would NEVER order fluid from FastTech, or anything from a head shop or gas station. The only exception to that rule is a place here called Smokies House of Pipes. Their fluid comes from a local vendor walking distance from my house. Of course, considering the circumstances, I would much rather just buy direct.
  20. unslaved

    unslaved Full Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    Ive only ordered from Alien Visions, expecting some in the mail tomorrow. After that I think im going to order from Mount Baker Vapor because ive heard alot of good things about them.
  21. happydave

    happydave Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2013
    United States
    you say Totally Wicked is over price, but how many company's can you name that pay for gas chromatography testing (about $500 per test) then publish the results online for everyone to see? i can name one and only one juice company that does.. TW. :)
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