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Those Same VG/PG Ratios Can Be Quite Different

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Those Same VG/PG Ratios Can Be Quite Different

If you’ve just gotten into salt nic e-liquid, you’re probably wondering about the role that the VG/PG ratio plays in terms of your overall vaping experience. Those who have been using sub-ohm systems for a while are used to the fact that the ratio has an enormous effect on everything from cloud production to the intensity of an e-liquid’s flavor. When it comes to vaping a salt nic e-liquid using a pod system, things are quite different.

Salt nic vape juices have slightly different formulas that affect the way in which the liquid is turned into vapor. Plus, they’re used with pod systems, meaning that the size of the clouds, the throat hit, and other aspects of vaping are largely affected by the device itself.

Before you start getting nit-picky about the ratio of your nic salt juice, allow us to explain exactly how the ratio affects your pod-based vaping experience. You may be surprised.  

Up until recently, vapers could only purchase e-liquids that contained freebase nicotine.  This type of nicotine is chemically altered in order to be more potent. However, it wasn’t created for systems that reach high wattage levels. As a result, those who wanted to take in a good amount of nicotine experienced throat irritation when using powerful devices.

Now, thanks to salt-based nicotine, vapers can enjoy a potent nicotine hit without burning their throat. This type of nicotine has revolutionized the vaping industry by providing intense satisfaction to those who crave that buzz.

Because salt nic e-liquids must be used with pod systems, they must contain a fairly strict ratio of ingredients. While freebase nic e-liquids tend to come in a wide variety of VG/PG ratios, salt nic e-liquids are typically only available in 50/50 ratios with the occasional exception.

So, how does the same ratio differ?

Throat Hit

Many people who vape a high PG freebased e-liquid do so because they enjoy the strong throat hit that comes with more propylene glycol (PG). When you’re vaping a salt nic e-liquid, you’re going to get a stronger throat hit no matter what due to the nature of nicotine salts. Therefore, you don’t necessarily need to go for a PG level that’s above 50 percent.

Flavor

Another advantage is a more pronounced flavor. However, salt nic e-juices are only compatible with mouth-to-lung (MTL) pod systems. These pod devices have set output levels and coil resistance levels that already promote a stronger, richer flavor.

Cloud Production

Because of the nature of nicotine salt e-liquids and pod systems in general, your cloud-chasing abilities are a bit limited. Therefore, even if you were to vape a nic salt juice with a very high VG level, you wouldn’t get the same clouds that you get with a big sub-ohm device. Plus, nic salt liquid requires a certain PG level in order to vape properly, meaning that a high VG nic salt juices would probably not deliver a satisfying vape.

See Which One Works for You

It’s safe to say that the ratio is less important when it comes to vaping a salt nic e-liquid with a pod system. However, you should still feel free to experiment if you believe that playing around with the ratio will allow you to find your unique sweet spot.


Top 3 2019 Winter E-Liquids from Highbrow Vapor

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Top 3 2019 Winter E-Liquids from Highbrow Vapor

Now that we’re deep into the cold winter season, many of us are yearning for seasonal pick-me-ups that remind us of our favorite wintertime treats.  Thanks to Highbrow Vapor, you can indulge in yummy winter-inspired e-juices that warm the spirit and elate the taste buds.

These flavors are guaranteed to keep you satisfied all winter long:

Winter E-Liquid Flavor #3: Clove

Consists of smooth, rich tobacco that’s been infused with warm and aromatic cloves. Each puff has a warming effect on the tongue thanks to the intensity of the spicy notes.  The tobacco is so velvety as it drifts across the tongue that you’ll find yourself salivating. At first, you’ll notice the warmth and richness of the tobacco that reminds you of an expensive cigar. The tobacco becomes sweeter and smokier as the glorious clove flavor starts to emerge. As you exhale, you’ll enjoy the smoothness of the flavor while the clove leaves you feeling invigorated.

Winter E-Liquid Flavor #2: Cappuccino Diablo

On a chilly winter morning, there’s nothing like a warm cappuccino. This is a flawless tribute to this iconic beverage, consisting of warm, nutty espresso, frothy, rich milk and the perfect amount of sweet sugar. Each puff of this flavor satisfies you on the darkest winter days. As soon as you inhale, you’ll notice the smooth espresso that’s extremely fragrant. The warmth of the espresso helps you forget that it’s cold outside. Then, a stream of creamy milk floods the tongue. The milk has a frothy consistency that satisfies like crazy. With each exhale, a sprinkle of sugar lands on the sweet tooth.

Winter E-Liquid Flavor #1: Buttered Rum And-Then-Some

No flavor is better suited for this time of year than this juice. This mouth-watering wintertime beverage consists of warm buttered rum that’s steeped with smooth vanilla, rich hazelnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Its creaminess seduces your tongue right away. Slowly, the vanilla and hazelnut flavors appear on the palate. When you exhale, the nutmeg and cinnamon add warmth to the flavor profile.

Take Care of Those Wintertime Cravings at Highbrow Vapor

Each of these three winter-inspired vape flavors hits the spot on the coldest and darkest winter days. Thanks to the scrumptious seasonal flavors from Highbrow Vapor, you can satisfy your wintertime cravings without any of the calories.


Braving the Winter Vaping Outdoors

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Braving the Winter Vaping Outdoors

If you haven’t noticed, we have entered the coldest stage of the winter season. For those who vape outdoors, it can be a bit tedious to bundle up just to get in a few satisfying hits. Believe it or not, the winter season affects your vape sessions beyond your level of comfort. In fact, cold weather can alter everything from the thickness of your fog to how well your batteries function.

However, just because it is cold out doesn’t mean that you have to run to the vape shop and invest in a whole new setup. There are a few very easy tips that you can take in order to get the most out of your wintertime vaping sessions.

Tip #1: Switch Up the VG/PG Ratio of Your E-Liquid

E-Liquid is composed of lots of different molecules that come from its various ingredients. Many flavoring ingredients consist of molecules that freeze when exposed to cold air. However, because vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are compounds that are derived from alcohol, they’ll stop your juice from freezing into a solid mass.

However, because of those flavor molecules, your liquid will change in consistency.  Cold weather makes juice thicker, meaning that your vapor will be thicker. For those all about those massive, fluffy clouds, this might be good news. However, if you’re more into that strong throat hit, you’re probably going to want to increase your PG level in order to compensate for the cold.

Tip #2. Don’t Leave Your Vaping Hardware Outdoors

If you’re the type of vaper who leaves their device and/or hardware pieces outdoors or even in the car, you’re gonna want to be a little more careful during the winter season. When your mod is left outside on a cold day, its technological components can freeze, meaning that your unit just won’t work as well. Cold weather can damage your display screen as well as the internal mechanisms that keep it running smoothly.

This applies to your vape batteries as well. Batteries should never get cold because this can cause them to greatly decrease in capacity. When the weather is cold, a battery’s electrons move more slowly, meaning that the battery must try harder to power your device. This drains your batteries quickly and can permanently lower their capacity level.

If you can, store your hardware in a warm place indoors. While it doesn’t need to kept somewhere hot, make sure that it’s a place far away from any particularly drafty areas.

Tip #3: Treat Yourself to Seasonal Flavors to Get into the Winter Spirit

One of the best things about wintertime vaping is being able to indulge in winter-inspired e-liquid flavors. During the wintertime, we tend to crave richer desserts that keep us feeling warm during the cold months. If you want to watch your weight, you can satisfy your cravings with indulgent Highbrow juices that are inspired by the desserts that are abundant during this time of year.

Don’t Be Left in the Vaping Cold

By following these tricks, those freezing temperatures don’t have to ruin your experience.  You’ll be able to enjoy those smooth, flavorful hits no matter what’s going on with the weather.


Stop Running Out of E-Juice So Quickly!

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Stop Running Out of E-Juice So Quickly!

For vapers going through those bottles of e-juice at a ridiculously fast rate, it's time to reconsider your vaping habits. How frequently you have to restock your juice supply depends on so much more than how often you vape. This guide will help you make that vape juice last for a long time, saving you a good amount of money in the long run. 

 

Tip #1: Lower Your Wattage Level

 

Many people who are new to vaping don't quite grasp the relationship between wattage and e-liquid supply. As it turns out, the wattage that your device is set at directly affects how quickly you go through vape juice. The higher the wattage, the more your e-liquid will evaporate. 

People who enjoy blowing huge clouds enjoy high wattage levels because of how much liquid is evaporated per puff. However, if you're trying to make your juice last for a long time, lowering that wattage level would be a good idea.

Tip #2: Select a Vape Juice with More Propylene Glycol (PG)

 

Juices that have a high amount of vegetable glycerin (VG) don't last as long as those that have more propylene glycol (PG). That's because VG is a thicker substance that evaporates at a different rate from PG. 

Always look at a bottle of liquid to see the VG/PG ratio. This will help you choose an e-juice that won't burn as quickly. 

Tip #3: Choose a Higher Nicotine Concentration

 

Some vapers go through a tremendous amount of e-liquid weekly because they're simply addicted to nicotine. Many beginners make the error of choosing a low-nicotine juice after coming off of tobacco cigarettes. The problem is that those who crave a lot will end up vaping excessively to get the proper amount of nicotine in their system. 

If you're physically addicted to nicotine, opt for a high-nic e-juice. You'll likely find that you hit your mod less frequently.

Tip #4: Stay on Top of Your Coils

 

Always change your coils when they begin to lose their functionality. Coils that are past their prime will negatively impact the e-liquid that's in your tank, causing it to burn and develop a poor flavor. A dead coil can also cause your tank to leak. 

As soon as the flavor of your juice tastes burnt or weak, it's time to change your coil. Always opt for high-quality coils that are made with materials that last for a long time. 

Tip #5: Don't Leave Your Tank in Hot, Bright Areas


E-Liquid going to evaporate. In fact, the act of steeping involves letting it evaporate just enough to create a stronger, richer flavor. However, it’s possible to accidentally let your juice evaporate too much. 

Leaving your vape tank in a hot or sunny area will inevitably result in more evaporation. It's wise to store your tank and liquid in a dark, cool place when not in use. 

Final Tip: Maintain Your Tank


Another reason for wasted e-juice is a poorly maintained tank. If your tank is extremely old or improperly cared for, it can end up leaking trace amounts of juice throughout the day. Always check your tank for signs of damage. 

 

Save Some Cash and Keep a Longer-Lasting Vape Stash


By following this guide, you can say goodbye to wasting money on e-liquid each month. These tips will help you make the most of your juice supply.

 


Good Morning. Good Evening. How's Your Vaping?

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Good Morning. Good Evening. How's Your Vaping?

Have you noticed that your vaping preferences change dramatically, depending on the time of day? If so, you're definitely not the only one. As our palates crave different types of foods and our bodies have unique needs, depending on whether it's the morning or the evening, our vape-related needs tend to vary throughout the day. 

In fact, what time of day it is can impact everything from how much nicotine we crave to what flavor we wish to enjoy. Below, you'll see just how dramatically our vaping tastes change from morning to night. 

Vaping in The Morning


Flavor

When we first wake up, our palates are still feeling a bit sleepy. That's why we crave more mild, gentle flavors that aren't too complex or heavy. Many vapers find that tobacco and coffee flavors work very nicely during the early morning hours. Others enjoy fresh fruity flavors that remind them of refreshing smoothies or healthy fruit salads. There are also many breakfast-inspired e-liquids that taste like cereals, pancakes and more. 

Device

Upon waking up, we are usually less interested in blowing impressively sized clouds and more interested in getting that nicotine fix. That's why many vapers prefer to use pod mod devices or portable sub-ohm pen mods. These mods give us that hit to the throat that stimulates our sleepy senses. 

Nicotine Strength

If you're all about nicotine, the craving is probably most intense upon getting out of bed. That's because you've gone hours without having any in your system. Unsurprisingly, vapers often prefer high-nicotine e-liquids in the morning.


Vaping in The Evening


Flavor

In the evening, our palates are more interested in bold, complex flavors. Many of us enjoy rich and sweet dessert flavors after finishing our dinners. This is the time of day when you can pull out the custards, pastries and cakes. Vapers love that they can indulge in their favorite sweet flavors without any of the calories. 

 

Device

Many vapers find that their cloud-related desires increase during the evening hours. This is probably because of how relaxing it can be to chase clouds. This simple hobby has a therapeutic effect on the mind, helping us unwind after a long day. That being said, it's no surprise that many vspers prefer heavy-duty sub-ohm devices during the second half of the day. 

Nicotine Strength

Because you've spent all day consuming nicotine with your vaping device, your cravings are probably less intense when the evening hours come around. Many vapers choose low-nicotine e-liquids for their evening vapes. Plus, the lower the nicotine level, the bigger and fluffier the clouds. 

 

Vaping Any Time of The Day Works

 

No matter what time of day it is, vaping is one of the most satisfying hobbies of all. There's something about that smooth vapor and that delicious flavor that provides us with loads of pleasure all day long.


Your 5 Vaping Senses at Work

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Your 5 Vaping Senses at Work

It goes without saying that we all judge our vaping experience by the way that our e-liquid tastes. However, seasoned vapers know that each of their senses play a crucial part when it comes to determining the quality of their vape. From the sound that your tank makes to the way that the mouthpiece feels against your lips, each sense requires attention.

 

Taste

 

Taste is the most obvious sense involved in the vaping experience. Many of us spend a good deal of money on high-quality e-liquids that taste delicious. This means that if the flavor is off, we know that something is wrong. 

Your e-juice should always taste clean and fresh when you vape. If you're vaping a high-quality juice, you should notice a variety of flavor notes. If it has a burnt taste, you probably need to change your coil or lower your wattage setting. If there’s a stale taste, it may be time to purchase a new bottle. 

Smell

 

High-quality e-juice should give off a pleasant aroma that fills the air as you blow clouds. We all know that taste and smell are closely associated. If a juice tastes good, it should smell good as well. Therefore, many vapers recommend smelling your bottle of e-liquid before filling your tank. 

If there’s a stale or extremely faint aroma, you should probably opt for another bottle or a completely new juice instead. Typically, low-quality juices won't have that rich, complex aroma that you want. 

Sound

 

When you're vaping, there are certain sounds to listen for. Whenever you take a pull, you should hear a very soft, even hissing sound. If you notice popping noises or strange crackling sounds, there's a good chance that the coil needs to be changed or that the MOD's wattage is set too high. 

Typically, a crackling or popping tank will spit hot e-liquid into your mouth when pulling. This sensation is anything but pleasant. To prevent this from happening, fire your unit without putting the mouthpiece against your mouth. If you hear any unusual sounds, make sure that all its components are working properly before vaping.

Sight

Using your sense of vision while you vape is important. Your eyes allow you to monitor the amount of liquid that's left in your tank. You also need your sight to adjust different settings on your mod. 

Your sight can also help you troubleshoot a problem quickly. For example, if you see that your tank is full of air bubbles, you can fix the issue before experiencing that dreaded spitback. If your battery is running low, you can clearly see it on the display screen of your device (if the device comes with an OLED screen). 

Touch

 

Our sense of touch is another important aspect of the vaping experience. For example, if your device feels hot in your hand, you know that your battery is overheating and that it's time to take a break from the vape session for a while. On a similar note, we use our sense of touch to determine whether our mouthpiece is getting too hot and then take the proper steps to fix the issue if it is that way.

Have Some Sense

By paying attention to your five senses while you vape, you'll be able to ensure that you experience the most vaping pleasure possible.


Smile for The Vapor

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Smile for The Vapor

Many people who have recently switched to vaping after years of smoking tobacco cigarettes wonder how this new hobby will impact the state of their smile. After all, we all know too well the negative impact that tobacco cigarettes have on our pearly whites. Heavy cigarette smokers are known for their yellow teeth and unsightly brown stains. So, how does vaping compare? 

If you're worried about the appearance of your smile, you will be pleased to know that vaping is much better for your teeth than smoking cigarette tobacco. However, there are still some important things to keep in mind. This guide will ensure that you keep your teeth looking clean and bright while you enjoying those vape sessions. 

Why Cigarettes Destroy Your Beautiful Smile


The main tobacco ingredient that's responsible for that nasty yellow hue is “tar”. This sticky, thick substance has a brownish-yellow color that stains teeth on an intense level. Cigarette smokers typically watch their teeth become yellower as time goes on. Eventually, many smokers end up with brown stains from too much tar exposure. 

Tar is also a harmful substance that damages the lungs over time. Therefore, you should feel good about ditching those tobacco cigarettes. 

How Vaping Can Bring Back Those Pearly Whites

 

Because there is no tobacco in e-juice, it doesn't have any tar. Therefore, you won't have to worry about this nasty substance damaging the appearance of your teeth. In fact, one study found that people who switched to vaping after years of smoking cigarettes noticed that their teeth became whiter in a short period of time. 

Why Nicotine Strength Matters

 

It is possible that your teeth will still have a very slight yellow tinge if you vape. This is because of nicotine, a colorless liquid that becomes yellow when exposed to oxygen. However, the yellowing effects of nicotine are nothing compared to tar, meaning that the change in color will barely be noticeable. 

If you want to avoid nicotine's effects on your teeth, opt for a low-nicotine vape juice. Because vape juices come in many different nicotine strengths, you can choose a low concentration that won't really impact the appearance of your teeth. 

Vapers Maintaining Gorgeous Teeth

For vapers who care about the appearance of those pearly whites, simply make sure that you religiously stick to your dental hygiene routine. Brush regularly to stop stains from accumulating over time. Twice each day is adequate for most people. Also, always rinse with a mouthwash. 

The good news about nicotine stains is that they're easily removed with commercial whitening products. These days, anyone can run to the local pharmacy and grab whitening strips that turn teeth white within minutes. These strips are highly effective and deliver real results. 

Also, you can always cut back on vaping. Try to avoid chain-vaping if you want to keep your teeth looking as bright as can be. Chain-vaping exposes teeth to lots of nicotine without giving them a chance to get naturally cleaned by our saliva. By vaping less frequently, your teeth will have a chance to recover. 

The Choice to Vape Is Bright Indeed


Overall, again, vaping is much better for your teeth than smoking cigarettes. Plus, by selecting the right nicotine level and staying loyal to your dental hygiene routine, your teeth will look better than ever before.