Mt Baker Vapor started with a man and an electronic cigarette in 2009 and since then we have quickly expanded to meet the growing demands of vaping consumers. Take a look at our journey up to this point and stay tuned for the next chapter!
Mt Baker Vapor started with a man and an electronic cigarette in 2009 and since then we have quickly expanded to meet the growing demands of vaping consumers. Take a look at our journey up to this point and stay tuned for the next chapter!
Let us be frank and talk about “vapor’s tongue.”
First and foremost, let me rant for just a moment. *Grabs a soapbox and takes a long vape of Butterscotch.* We, the vaping community, need to stop referring to this condition as vapor’s tongue: the tongue has absolutely nothing to do with this condition. Your tongue has the ability to taste five sensations: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and savory. For example, it allows to feel the sensation that blueberries are sweet, green apples are sour, tobaccos are bitter, bacon is salty and oregano is savory. But it is the olfactory sensors at the top of your nasal passage that allow you to taste blueberry as blueberry, green apple as green apple, tobacco as tobacco, bacon as bacon and oregano as oregano. Thus, when you are not able to taste your e juice it related to your olfactory senses not your tongue. I propose that we change the terminology to something more appropriate such as vapor’s fatigue. *Hops off soapbox.*
For the remainder of this pos,t I will refer to “vapor’s tongue” as vapor’s fatigue. If anyone has a better idea for the terminology, comment below and explain why! Let’s get this phenomenon renamed and stop this cycle of misunderstanding.
So what is vapor’s fatigue (vapor’s tongue)? Well, this when you are no longer able to “taste” the flavor of the e liquid you’re vaping. This is due to olfactory fatigue, also known as odor fatigue or olfactory adaptation. It is inability to distinguish or “taste” a particular odor or “flavor” after prolonged exposure.
Now that we know what vapor’s fatigue is let’s talk some reasons why it may happen, how you can overcome it and prevent it.
It is well-known amongst analog smokers that smoking dulls your sense of taste. As you make the switch from analog cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, your ability to taste will improve over time. For some, this takes as little as a week, and for others, up to six weeks. Unfortunately, sometimes with this increased sensation, your olfactory senses will be overloaded, and will shut down, causing the accursed vapor’s fatigue. Do not panic! This is completely normal, and simply your olfactory sense’s way of recuperating. This may happen several times as your sense of taste returns, and should only last for a few hours or in some cases a few days. Eventually, your body will adjust and this should no longer keep happening. In this case of vapor’s fatigue just wait it out.
*If your sense of taste is not returning after quitting smoking analog cigarettes after 4 to 6 weeks, please see your licensed medical professional.
Vaporizing will dehydrate you no matter what. Vapor absorbs any moisture in surrounding air. Your mouth contains a lot of moisture. Hence, when you vape the vapor absorbs the moisture in your mouth. If too much moisture is absorbed, it will result in dry mouth: a condition where a thin film forms on the inside of your mouth isolating your tongue and olfactory senses. Hence, you experience vapor’s fatigue. To remedy this case and/or to prevent it from happening, simply increase your water intake. Personally, this is type of vapor’s fatigue I used to suffer from the most. I am a heavy diet soda drinker, and at one point was getting dry mouth then vapor’s fatigue after any vape session that lasted more than 5 minutes. I switched to only drinking water while vaping and have had no problems since!
If you vape the same flavor all day every day, your olfactory senses can become desensitized to that particular flavor. For example say your all day everyday vape was Blueberry. You loved blueberries as a kid and Mt Baker Vapor’s Blueberry is sweet, juicy, and right on par. Then you notice after vaping blueberry daily for 6 months that the flavor is getting weaker and weaker. Then one day you can’t taste the blueberry at all, you’ve become desensitized to the flavor. Fear not! To remedy this case of vapor’s fatigue, you can take two approaches: switch to a new flavor or have a flavor rotation. I personally think that having a vaping rotation is the best method. When I first started vaping, all I vaped was Cinnamon Roll. Eventually, I couldn’t taste the flavor anymore. My olfactory senses had adapted. I then started rotating between 4 flavors and now I have no problems tasting Cinnamon Roll. You can also to take the approach of just switching flavors: i.e. switching from Cinnamon Roll to Butterscotch. I would recommend changing your flavors up significantly if choose this method. For example, if you usually vape Cinnamon Roll and can’t taste the flavor anymore, I would recommended trying to vape one of our other desert flavors like Butterscotch, or Strawberry Shortcake instead of trying to vape something similar to Cinnamon Roll, like Sticky Bun.
Still having issues with vapor’s fatigue? Well, a trick commonly employed by wine tasters and perfume mixologists is to inhale fresh coffee grounds. Coffee interacts with specific chemicals in the olfaction sensors and will in turn cause your olfactory senses to reset. So put down that e-cig, smell some coffee grounds and/or have a cup of coffee.
Fellow vapers have also reported that vaping flavors like mint, menthol and cinnamon work well as olfactory cleansers. This will give your olfaction sensors time to reboot and you won’t be wasting flavored e juice.
Another thing to touch on briefly is allowing your e juices to fully steep. Most e-juices will taste best after 3 to 4 weeks of steeping. This allows the flavor to fully develop and mix with the nicotine. Sometimes fresh juice will have little to no taste, so it may not be you it may actually be your e juice!
Do you have any cures you have discovered for vapor’s fatigue? Any flavors that are amazing palate cleansers? Thought of a better term then “vapor’s fatigue.” Comment and share below.
Live long and vape!
Now, I know we are used to Gwar’s Beefcake the Mighty (Jamison Land) wielding a Gladius sword or a battle axe, but check him out wielding an iTaste 134 mod while vaping Mt Baker Vapor e juice. According to Beefcake MBV has the tastiest and most affordable e juices around! Many thanks, Beefcake the Mighty.
Keep checking back for when Beefcake the Mighty of Gwar teams up with MBV the E Juice Overlords of Bellingham for a Gwar juice line. HAIL FLATTUS!
Is that a lightsaber? Nope, it’s Randy Blythe, lead vocalist of metalcore band Lamb of God, enjoying Mt Baker Vapor e Juice with his freaking AWESOME iTaste 134 mod! After years of smoking the singer has decided to quit with the help of Mt Baker Vapor. “…the cigs are gonna kill me (plus I sing for a living- I kinda of need my throat & lungs. So I had to quit smoking, but I need some sort of vice…” And that’s where Mt Baker Vapor stepped in, after a few days of vaping MBV e juice the singer has already cut down on his pack and a half day habit! “I have been using this thing for a few days and I have cut my cig to 1/4 of what I was smoking without even trying.” Well, Randy welcome to the wondrous world of vaping, we are stoked to be your new vice and cannot wait to work with you on some Lamb of God e juice flavors!
With so much out there these days it can be overwhelming to find the right e-cig set-up, so let’s talk about the three classes of electronic cigarettes we carry here at Mt Baker Vapor; the miniature (mini), the mid-size and the advanced personal vaporizer (APV). Hopefully, this will help steer you towards the best model for your vaping needs. We will also continue to update the post as our starter kits and/or hardware change.
Terms to Know
*Heads: end-fittings such as tanks, clearomizers, cartomizers, atomizers, rdas, drip tips, etc.
The mini or regular size electronic cigarette is usually the first model of e-cigarette new converts try. They are similar in size and feel to a regular cigarette and are the lowest cost. Perfect for those that want to try vaping, but are not yet ready to commit. They are also an excellent choice for individuals who want a discrete vaping experience. These models work using a 2 piece system, a battery and a cartomizer. All of our mini models are either a 510 connection.
1. Looks and feel like a regular cigarette
2. Small and discrete
3. Automatic and manual models available
4. Lowest cost
5. Parts can be mixed and matched
1. Smoktech 510 Dual Coil Automatic Starter Kit
2. Smoktech 510 Dual Coil Manual Starter Kit
The mid-size electronic cigarette is about the size of a cigar and is most common set-up and/or back up set-up in the world of vaping. They produce more vapor and have a longer battery life then their miniature counterpart. These models can also use a wide range of tanks and heads. Most mid-size models are based on a 510 or eGo thread type and fit. These models can also use low resistance devices for increased vapor production. *Do not forget to refer to your Vaping Power Chart when using low resistance devices.
1. Reasonable start up cost
2. Large selection of tanks and heads
3. Longer battery life
4. Only about the size of a cigar
5. Increased vapor production
1. SmokTech eGo Battery + Clearomizer
Advanced personal vaporizers (APVs) or mods are for the advanced electronic cigarette user. They are any model that employs user replaceable batteries and/or has a function not available in a mini or mid-size e-cigarette. There two main classes of APVs: the tubular shaped mod or the box shaped mod. These models mostly use a 3.7 volt lithium ion rechargeable battery which results in more vapor production and a considerably extended battery life. In addition, many APVs include advanced functions and features such as a integral liquid feed, digital readout, variable voltage and electronic control. We recommend these models for experienced vapors only.
1. Highest amount of vapor production
2. Extended battery life
3. Advanced functions and features
4. Solid construction
1. Innokin iTaste 134
2. Innokin iTaste SVD
3. Smoktech Natural
Still not sure which starter kit is right for you? Have any thoughts, comments and/or criticisms? Maybe there’s a mod you’re just itching to have Mt Baker Vapor carry? Comment below or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also available to chat online at (www.mtbakevapor.com) or on the phone (1-877-565-VAPE) 7 days a week 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PST. Let’s us help get you started or help you find that new mod.
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Vapor. Puffy cumulonimbus clouds high in the sky. The ethereal fog clinging to the rolling moors on a cool morning in Scotland. The mist rolling down the hillsides high in the cascades near beautiful Mount Baker. It’s clean, it’s brisk, and, for a select few E Cig enthusiasts, it’s a flavorful and more satisfying alternative to traditional cigarettes.
The traditional “Analog” cigarette experience is something that has become somewhat archaic. It requires striking flint against stone in order to achieve a spark. That spark sets alight a small gas flame, that is then used to ignite a combustible paper cylinder, inside which is rolled a loosely packed collection of chemically-treated shredded plant matter. After a short period of inhaling combusted particulate (along with god knows how many assorted chemicals), you are left with nothing but ashes. Walk along any city in the world and you will find the remnants of this outdated ritual. Cigarette butts littering the gutters and sidewalks of streets and alleyways. For many, this has become a part of life. Habit gives way to necessity, and expenses mount as a pack purchased at a time becomes two, two become four, and before long, a carton at a time is the most cost effective way to keep up the ritual.
Although seemingly innocent, this ritual is not without its casualties. Before long you will begin to notice them. Burns on carpets and upholstery. Small holes innocuously popping up in various articles of clothing. Butts piling up in half empty bottles, stagnating in some forgotten liquid, producing a vile slurry. Breathing becomes heavier. A nagging cough develops that you just can’t shake. Flavors begin to lose their sharpness… At the edge of it all is the ritual, still compelling you to continue.
You’ve no doubt heard of them, these “E Cigarettes.” They’ve come a long way from the dubious mall kiosks of the past, and they have truly come into their own. You can pick up a standard “E Cig” at most corner drugstores, or even your local gas station now. There is nothing wrong with purchasing one of these basic kits, and you could definitely be happier for it, but you’ve only just scratched the surface. There is an endless array of possibilities that are now open before you. At the heart and soul of “Vaping,” as it’s known, is customization. You are not limited to a simple “cigarette” shape, with the battery and cartridge, but you can have anything you want.
The main component of an E Cig or Vaporizer (Vape) is the “Mod.” The Mod is the body inside which the battery is placed. There is a nearly limitless selection of Mods available, including cigar-shaped mods, traditional tobacco pipe-style mods, and a plethora of custom mods that are only limited by your imagination. Mods can also allow you to increase or decrease the intensity of your vapor, by varying the amount of voltage that is applied to the heating coil. This leads to the next component of your standard E Cig: the atomizer. At the core, an atomizer is a basic heating element that turns the “E Liquid” or “E Juice” into sweet, glorious vapor. An atomizer can come in many different forms as well, from an atomized cartridge or “Cartomizer” that you will find in the gas station-style prepacked E Cigs, to a Tank style atomizer, commonly referred to as a “Clearomizer.” These tanks and cartomizers can be mixed and matched to taste, in order to produce a more unique experience that is tailored to you. Finally, there is the E Juice. E Juice is, arguably, the most important part of the vaping experience. E Juice is where your vapor comes from. You can pick nearly any flavor under the sun! From traditional flavors like your favorite Tobacco blends, mints, fruits or candies; to more exotic affairs like bacon or hot peppers, you will never be want for a new experience. With options like these, you are bound to find your own personal favorite. You can even customize your preferred level of nicotine, whether you’d like to step down to quit entirely, or just make the transition, either way you’re doing yourself a favor.
So what are you waiting for? Buy your electronic cigarette today! http://www.mtbakervapor.com/electronic-cigarette-starter-kits/
Now that summer is here your preferred tastes may be changing. There are certain nicotine juices that will taste better in the warmer weather. The same way you enjoy drinking tropical beverages in the summer time applies to different e juice flavors.
My personal top 5 e cigarette juices to vape this summer:
1.Afternoon Delight E-Juice – This pina colada type of e liquid combination will blow your mind! With a splash of banana and a hint of coconut mixed with some pina colada this juice will make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise! Check out what some of our customers have to say.
“We got this in 18 mg 50/50, with extra shots. I would suggest the extra shots because this is a soft flavor. I love the banana taste to it. I usually use this flavor when I wake and mornings because it is so smooth but tasty.”
“My favorite from MBV so far. An all day vape for sure – smooth and not too intense. I usually get a flavor shot; might go for 2-3 next time around. Get the big bottle and let it steep!”
2.Raspberry Lemonade E-Juice – As simple as the title of this e juice. It tastes exactly like raspberry lemonade. This is one of the best e juices I have ever vaped. If you enjoy lemonade and raspberries give this e cig liquid a try. Check out what some of our customers have to say.
“I didn’t know if I would like this since I’m not really into fruit flavors. I just received it today and tried it right out of the box. I am quite impressed!!! This is the first fruity flavor I’ve ever enjoyed! It really does taste like raspberry lemonade! I will be ordering again… Next time I’m getting the BIG bottle with an extra flavor shot or two. (Just got the 15ml in 100% PG with no flavor shots)”
“I got this as a free sample with my last order and I am in love! It tastes exactly like what you think it would, but better. The lemonade is not overpowering at all, and you can definitely taste the fruitiness of the raspberry. Will be buying this regularly from now on!”
3.Udderly Nuts – This nicotine juice will make you feel like you are sucking down a peanut butter milkshake. I never thought I would like this combo but it is very refreshing and makes for a great e cigarette liquid refill. Check out what some of our customers have to say.
“I liked this so much the first time i bought a 30ml bottle,that i had to buy some more.50/50 2 shots 236ml bottle was perfect for me.I was very happy with this product.Very good flavor,and good throat hit as well.I would recommend this for anyone.”
“I usually vape peanut all day a friend recommended this new flavor he got as a sample. I love it!!!”
4.Freckled Lemonade E-Juice – You remember going to Red Robin and buying freckled lemonade? Well this ejuice tastes just like it! Strawberries and lemonade is a combination that can never fail. Check out what some of our customers have to say.
“This is such a refreshing flavor! I’ve been vapeing for over a year now and have been reluctant to find an all day vape. UNTIL NOW! Tried it first just standard blend and the second order I got 2 shots of extra flavor. Tastes delicious on a hot summer day!”
“I cannot believe how YUMMY this flavor is. If you told me I’d be a huge fan of lemonade flavors, I would have laughed. This tastes exactly like lemonade with strawberry. Now, I’m going to place an order of all the new lemonades that just came out. And I’m going to try the old lemonade flavors as well!”
5.Tidal Wave – How would you like a wave of unique flavor to come over your senses? This e cig juice is one of the most unique flavors you will ever taste. A minty lemon grass and honey combo this juice is sure to leave your taste buds satisfied. Check out what some of our customers have to say:
“I’ve been vaping this flavor for a month straight. It is hands down my favorite so far. The lemongrass really pops, and the mint and honey undertones are smooth. I recommend this to everyone.”
“I bought this on a whim. I was never a menthol smoker and never really cared for them. Trying this was a new experience. I took one whiff and then let it sit for a week. My first inhale was a kick right in the psychic eye. I am now taking in the roar of the paint and the smell of the crowd. This flavor is amazing!”
Vaping the premium e juices from Mt Baker Vapor will not only save you a ton of money but will also satisfy your nicotine cravings. Stocking over 300 + e juice flavors you are sure to find something that you will enjoy. Checkout our full line of e liquid today.
How to make your own e juice
Update: As of August 4th, 2016, our DIY supplies are no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Are you new to doing things yourself? Maybe you want to feel more empowered. Perhaps you would just like to get more for your money. It could also be that you’re bored at home and need something to do with your time. No matter what the circumstances, DIY is a BLAST! Do It Yourself, or DIY, is a great way to expand your knowledge of a product or trade. Not to mention the savings you will notice over a short period of time! It’s amazing how much labor cost really does affect the price of a product or service. With making your own ejuice or, you will be able to control all of the aspects of what you inhale. You can control what base you use, the nicotine level, the flavors, the concentration of the flavors, all and all your versatility exponentially increases.
Before you start to open up the door to DIY E-liquids you need to have a basic knowledge of a few things. You need to understand the concept of what it entails. You need to be familiarized with the Personal Vaporizer also known as and will be referred to for the rest of this article as the E-Cigarette or E-Cig. It has also been said that you should start with premixed E-Juices so you can get a feel for flavors you may like. Give this some time because you will notice your taste buds changing since you are no longer smoking. Smoking causes damage to the nasal membrane, cause foods to become tasteless, and even stop your ability to smell some aromas. Once you stop smoking your taste may change and you could find yourself liking things you never thought you would. After you get a feel or taste for the kind of flavors you like, you’re off to the races!
With DIY you have a couple of different options for your plan of attack. You can either go with the “basic” or the “advanced”.
With the basic you will be making a smaller batch and use the nicotine level that you would like to vape. In other words you would not cut your nicotine with non-nicotine bases. You higher nicotine down to the level you want to vape. Example if you buy 36mg but want to vape 18mg you would do half 36mg and half non-nicotine to get to your desired level of 18mg.
What am I going to need to DIY? This once again depends on how elaborate you would like to make your “juice”. To start as I mentioned before you should go with the basic form. The most basic form of DIY doesn’t require much. Just your bottle of base and your chosen flavor. You should also get gloves, so you don’t have the nicotine on your hands. The lower levels might not affect you as much but once you get to the stage of cutting your higher nic level bases down, you will want to make sure to be careful. Only a little bit can make you sick.
Now that we’ve covered the mixing supplies lets talk about the no nicotine bases a little bit. There are several choices we are offering. You may purchase a base consisting of: Propylene Glycol(also known as PG),Vegetable Glycerin (also known as VG), or various mixes of the two. Just a bit of vaping information on the bases that we offer:
•PG is a big contributor to throat hit. That is the kick you feel when inhaling the vapor. PG also carries flavor well.
•VG is very thick, and contributes to added vapor. If using all VG, we recommend thinning it out a bit with a small amount of distilled water.
When you look at all of the offered flavors you may be overwhelmed. But, instead of looking at it as a confusing and stressful factor look at all of the possibilities!
Remember you can always add more flavoring if they’re isn’t enough! With tobacco flavors go one drop at a time.
How do I break ethyl maltol and menthol crystals down to where I can use them in my recipes? Ethyl Maltol — You would dissolve 10% of ethyl maltol in PG or PGA. So you would have 1 gram for 10ml. This is the base that you would add to your recipes to taste. Use up to 20% ethyl maltol base in your recipes. Menthol Crytals — You would dissolve menthol crystals by taking a container filling it halfway with your base of choice and the other half with the crystals. Heating the base slightly prior to adding the crystals will help speed up the dissolving process but is not necessary. Shake it up. This will be a very strong concentration of menthol so start with about 5% menthol mix in your recipe.
Now that you have a little bit of background knowledge and DIY know how your vaping world has just exponentially expanded. Try one flavor at a time or mix them up to see what you can create! Just remember to have fun with it and keep track of your recipes and which bottle you put them in! This way if you find something you hate you don’t make it again, if its something you love, you’ll know exactly what was in it. So go and DIY!
PG – Propylene Glycol
PG solution is an important factor in electronic cigarette juice flavoring. Mt. Baker Vapor uses USP grade Propylene Glycol which is FDA approved for uses such as: candy, manufacturing, dairy products, beverages and even pharmaceuticals. Propylene Glycol is commonly shown in the media as being used in products such as antifreeze, is this true?
The short answer is yes, glycol is a component found in generally “environmentally friendly” cooling equipment as it does have many purposes. The truth is, antifreeze is NOT a component whatsoever in electronic cigarette juice though. However, the media may portray this to distort the perception of the electronic cigarette industry.
USP and FDA approved propylene glycol can be purchased in large volumes to make ice blocks, manufacture ice cream and is used globally at wineries, distilleries and other beverages manufacturing companies. It is odorless, colorless, flavorless, and in our own federal governments’ terms, “harmless”, as it is safe for use in medications per the Food and Drug Administration.
At Mt. Baker Vapor, we use the same USP, FDA approved “food grade” Propylene Glycol as a base solution with other FDA approved food flavoring concentrates to create nicotine juice.
Our house blend consists of VG as well, or Vegetable Glycerin and you can also use 100% VG as base for e-juice.
Let’s also examine Vegetable Glycerin, another FDA approved solution found in electronic cigarette juice. In a further topic we can discuss the reasons why we recommend our proprietary house blend of 80% PG to 20% VG in our e-juices. But for now, we just want to get some facts out about what is our great e-juices.
VG – Vegetable Glycerin