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Adventures in pre-Vaping - My first order

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  1. ShariR

    ShariR Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    So. I finally decide on my device and delivery system. 2 Spinners 1300mah with an Evod and a T3. Comes with charger. So I go to get it and forget the website. Search through old posts and find supplier. Log on to order - you'll never guess. Yup, they are closed until at least Monday because they are moving!

    I have a couple of questions for placing my first order. I am getting:

    2 1300 Spinners with an Evod and a T3, comes with a charger. How many replacement heads should I get with each, I was advised 3 each but I am a heavy smoker and have never done this before.

    I see a pyrex Mini Nova on Madvapes that I would like for the plastic eating juices I want to try. Has anybody used this yet? I can't seem to find a review or comments on if it is good or a knockoff. I would rather have the branded tried and true product. If not, I will get a ProTank.

    How much juice should I get to start. I am a heavy smoker at 2 pad Marlboro Gold 100s. And I chain smoke.
    Also, is 18% or 24% better for me or get both. I don't want to overdose on nicotine. Is the WTA worth it and does it really help with cigarette withdrawal. Is there a juice out there that tastes kinda like my good ole Marlboros?

    I am looking at Mt Baker for the juice but have read they have to steep. Who has good juice I can use right away?

    Sorry for all the questions but I am trying to do my best to set myself up for success. I really do want this to work. I know I have to give it some time, but I want to start out on the right foot and this is what I can afford now.

    Thank you all for your help. Everyone on here has been wonderful and helpful.
  2. stevegmu

    stevegmu Moved On ECF Veteran

    Start with the highest nicotine, and gradually work your way down, if possible.
    Halo has fantastic juice. So does Johnson Creek.
  3. gjshaw29

    gjshaw29 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2012
    Boise, Idaho
    I love mt baker for juice. The fruits should be good to go out of the mail. As far as finding a juice that tastes like your smokes its not gonna happen. Just try juice you think you'd like. For the price ya can't beat mt baker, and the give free samples!!!
  4. stormwench

    stormwench Moved On

    May 15, 2013
    Bellevue, WA, USA
    I have a pyrex mini nova and it is a good product. I use it for acidic and spiced flavors all the time.

    AS for the mgs of nic juice to start with there is no hard and fast rule and everyone is different depending on their analog habit and the mechanics of how they smoked the analogs. The rule of thumb that grew out of the idea of patches and gum suggesting that someone that smoked a pack or more a day should start out with the 24mg dosage does not always work for vaping since vaping is more naturally like the use of a analog.

    Smokers keep, f curse, a base level of nicotine in their blood (if that falls away you start getting the withdrawal symptoms) and they get the satisfied feeling from spiking that level up by lighting up a new analog. Some can go until there is a pretty low level of nic in their bloodstream until they feel the need to spike, others gan let it drop less, others only feel the need for the spike when they wants the effect and so on.

    For most smokers of a pack a day starting with 24 mg juice assures they get the nic they want and don't crave an analog but some find that they have ill feelings starting with that high a level since their habit, although they burned a lot, never really got that much nicotine into their system. Some people need to alternate different levels and so on. Be willing to cut back on a vaping session if you start out with 24 mgs and start realizing its more then you need or have a bottle of 18 or 12 around to use until you need a larger amount to 'spike' your blood.

    The best way, like most things when it comes to you, is listening to your body and your cravings. If you're dying for an analog then you need more nicotine, vape more or vape a stronger nic level. If you are vaping and feel a bit ill, but down the PV for a while or switch to a lower level juice for a while and so on.

    Most of my favorite juices come from Mount Baker vapors, and their prices are great and they mix fresh. Just remember that if you order from a vendor that mixes fresh when you order you may have to allow some of those juices to steep for a week or two before they mature and you can vape them, you will get a bad experience - some flavors just can't be vaped right out of the mail if fresh mixed.

    Johnson Creek is the other side of that - they bottle in advance and their juices have shelf life and steep time at the bottling plant, warehouse, vendors etc. There are vendors that sell many of the pre mixed -so you can vape immediately - its all your choice. I just prefer fresh juice that is mixed when I order and I can date its age from my order date.
  5. ShariR

    ShariR Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Thank you both so much for your input. I have already decided on Mt. Baker. That's where I learned about steeping. I did not know that Johnson Creek is good right away. That is important to me for this first order. I want to be able to start vaping right away. It will be hard to wait for the steeping though:p
  6. gully

    gully Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2013
    New Zealand
    Youre hardware selection is a good starting setup.

    A 5 pack of spare heads + the ones already in the clearomisers should last at least a couple of weeks if not more.
  7. brock957

    brock957 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 4, 2013
    Powder Springs GA
    Welcome to the site. Good advice already given.
  8. mrfixit

    mrfixit Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    Akron, Ohio
    I was a pack and a half a day smoker I started with 24mg tobacco flavor a year later and I'm down to 9mg do to my current setup. There are some tobacco juices out there that are good but as for a duplicate taste or exact taste not truly. That isn't saying the available ones aren't tasty. You should search on the forum for good tobacco juices and I'm sure you'll find something that will work for you.
  9. Thin

    Thin Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2013
    I was a 25/day roll up guy and started off at 18mg strength, which suits me just fine. Maybe get some 24 and some 18, then at least you can vary it a bit if it doesn't suit.
  10. drick85

    drick85 Full Member

    Jun 8, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI
    Bought 3x 1300mah spinners for me and my GF after trying a buddies volt. Wanted the VV functionality and man these things have performed. Been tweaking the voltage depending on juice and having the alternating third one always charged havent had any die being off the charger for 2-3 days at a time.

    As far as MBV we got several flavors based on high reviews at the price/ml margin we wanted to try and haven't really fallen in love with any.

    SmokelessImage RY4 was the first delicious one out of the bottle and after about 2 weeks of steeping has only gotten better by the day.

    We've been using cartos thus far for ease but after filling about 10 with awful flavors it seems that doing some research into an easier to use dripping atomizer for juice testing seems almost necessary. I would recommend choosing one and giving it a shot. Tried ripping out the polyfill on a carto and it seems to hold a ton of flavor between juices. Bought a bridged atty, tried to remove the bridge and damaged the coil on the first try....

    Still learning and enjoying the research on this forum, just keep high spirits and enjoy getting off the analogs. Good luck!
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