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A quick tip about CE2's

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  1. bpaulette

    bpaulette Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2010
    midwest
    Now that Rob is about to start carrying these, I thought it might be helpful to point out some things that longtime CE2 users like me are all too familiar with.

    PRE-CLEANING is sometimes required

    I've said it before, and still believe that if a CE2 is clean, I think its the purest taste you'll get from any atty. RoyalSmokers (the manufacturer) has perfected these things for the most part. That said, RS has not, as far as I've seen yet, perfected the art of fully washing off the wick material before boxing them up and shipping them out. Its a bit like having to blow the primer out of a standard atty.

    I've received a grand total of ONE CE2 in all my time with them, that tasted just fine, without me washing it first. That was the one that Rob sent me with the SSR to try out. I didn't bother boiling that one first, primarily because I was just super excited and forgot. And it tasted fine, for whatever reason. In fact, the same day I got the SSR, I placed an order with another vendor, for a box of clearomizers (as backup atties for the SSR). I thought "Rob's tasted fine, so maybe RS has figured out that they need to wash em", so I tried one, and sure enough, it tasted like S#!T.

    This has turned a lot of people off of ceramics, since their beginnings. Fortunately for me, when I first tried them and thought it was nasty, I had ECF, and a quick search told me to boil em first if they taste weird - as soon as I did that, I went from wanting to gag, to vaping perfection. And ALWAYS do several dry burns before filling. And thats really all you need to do. (with clearomizers, pull off the clear plastic tube before you boil em - the tube might melt in there, Idunno)

    I'm going to be putting together a video that touches on this, and other cleaning/maintenance techniques, but I thought just in case I don't get to that in time, I should point that out here. Rob will have zero control over how clearomizers arrive to him, and I'd hate to see anyone get turned off, upon their first puff, by this easily-fixed issue!
     
  2. Digs

    Digs Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 6, 2010
    Ohio
    I'm going to try these CE2's very soon and this is some good information you've posted here. I have heard people burning the wicks of the CE2 with a lighter to burn off the chemicals that come on it. Have you heard of this or tried it and do you think boiling them is better?
     
  3. bpaulette

    bpaulette Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2010
    midwest
    Haven't tried that, but sure, I guess that would accomplish the same thing as the dry burn under the coils (but dry burns don't do anything to the ends of the wicks, only the center, so that could only help).

    Don't know if boiling is "better", per se, but I'll probably continue to do it, as boiling gets into every little nook and cranny of the whole unit - and the flame of a lighter could theoretically leave some sort of ash or non combustible residue left over. But so could boiling, so why not - I might try that next time, before I boil! :D
     
  4. dirt2suck

    dirt2suck Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2009
    Ephrata PA USA
    Personally I dont have any lighters laying around, lol.

    But the boiling does just sound safer and easier, as you can throw your 5 pack in,
    and that 5 pack should last you a darn while.

    I never tried the boil yet, but I too was totally not getting the CE2.
    But after dry burning the coil, running it a bit with liquid, and then cleaning and dry burning a second time,
    I then was a believer.

    Thanks for the tips bp, and take your time on the video, since RS is taking time on my order!!:lol:
    The video might be watched for years to come.
     
  5. speedemon

    speedemon Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2009
    Chicagoland
    Lighter don't work that well what i use is my burners on the stove works great.I can clean with hot water then hold it in the flames comes out nice white,dry and clean in no time.No the wicks won't burn.
     
  6. dirt2suck

    dirt2suck Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2009
    Ephrata PA USA
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