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This year Mt Baker Vapor is stoked to announce that we will be at Vapetoberfest 2013! Print the coupon below for a free spin of our Mt Baker Vapor Prize Wheel at Vapetoberfest! To print the coupon click on the coupon and it will open in a separate window.
Vapetoberfest is taking place October 18th and 19th at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. There will giveaways, contests, new product debuts, special guests and tons of vendors (including yours truly)! Interested? Click the logo below.
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Mt Baker Vapers, fall is just around the corner. We have comrades heading back to school and here in Bellingham, Washington we are bracing for cooler temperatures. So the question now is what to vape this September?
This fruity vape is perfect for any apple enthusiast. Here at MBV we describe it as a true Washington apple; sweet and juicy with just a hint of caramel. It is an excellent vape on its own; light, refreshing and sweet. I like to vape it as a palate cleanser. It also a great flavor to mix with. Its pairs well with Caramel Candy, Cinnamon, Cranberry, Black Currant, Ginger, Hazelnut, Mango and Maple. My personal favorite? Red Apple, Caramel Candy and Hazelnut! I would recommend this flavor for those that vape Caramel Apple, Green Apple, Double Apple and/or Apple Rings.
RY4 is short for Ruyan #4 and is a very pleasant tobacco flavor. It combines the flavor profiles of tobacco, caramel and vanilla. The tobacco is mild and understated and pairs well with the hints of caramel and vanilla. I love how when I vape this flavor I taste the tobacco on the inhale and the caramel and vanilla on the exhale. The flavor is pleasant when vaped fresh, but is best after it has been steeped for 3 to 4 weeks. It is a good on its own, but also pairs well with Caramel Candy, French Vanilla and Madagascar Vanilla. If you currently enjoy vaping 555, Vanilla Tobacco and/or Peach Tobacco this sweet tobacco may be right up your alley.
Fruity Juice Gum
This sweet and fruity candy vape is based off that juicy fruit gum so many of us enjoyed as kids. But instead of that amazing fruit explosion disappearing after a few chews like the gum this flavor packs that fruity punch the entire time you vape it. It is great for satisfying those candy cravings. Vape it its own or enhance the fruit flavor by mixing a little fruit in there! I adore adding a bit of Mango, Peach or Lime to kick it up to the next level. For those that cannot get enough of that fruity gum flavor trying blending with our Zebra Stripe Gum flavor. If you regularly vape Zebra Stripe Gum, Melon Baller, Spring Break and/or Spurberry try adding this flavor to your rotation.
Warning: This flavor has been reported to damage plastic tanks.
Hazelnut spread is a delicious, nutty vape. When this flavor is vaped fresh is has a strong roasted hazelnut flavor and as it steeps it morphs into a roasted hazelnut flavor with chocolate undertones. It reminds me of my everything should have Nutella on it phase I had during college. Perfect for those looking for those that enjoy a savory sweet vape. But what really makes this flavor is amazing is all the possible combinations for vaping! It pairs well with any berry as well as Whipped Cream, Plum, Honey, Sweet Cream, and Vanilla Ice Cream. Looking for a particularly wondrous combination? How about Raspberry, Hazelnut Spread and Whipped Cream?! If you can’t get enough of our Hazelnut, Udderly Nuts, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and/or Peanut Butter juice I would strongly recommend sampling Hazelnut Spread.
Mt Baker Vapor Spearmint has been in my vaping rotation since I started vaping. It is a clean, crisp, minty and refreshing vape with just a touch of sweetness. I particularly enjoy vaping it as a palate cleanser or after I have eaten; it makes my mouth feel instantly fresh and clean! It reminds me of Spearmint Gum. It is great for enhancing other juices! Try mixing it with tart fruit flavors like Orange or Cranberry or combine with Wintergreen, Candy Cane, Extreme Ice, Twin Mint Gum and/or Menthol for an extra minty concoction. I enjoy adding a few drops of Spearmint to juices to add just a hint of mint. Do you enjoy vaping Wintergreen, Candy Cane, Twin Mint Gum, Extreme Ice and/or Menthol? Well, I think it’s time you give Spearmint a try.
Live long and vape!
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!