Dear Summit – E-Cig Q&A 9th Edition
It’s that time again vape fans! Welcome to another edition of Dear Summit, where Summit answers your questions about vaping and Mt. Baker Vapor in general. We’ve got some great questions for you this week, so let’s dive right in…
How do I post a review of a product or e-juice on your site?
There are actually two different ways to post a review that will be seen on the product page of our website. However, any reviews with inappropriate language are screened and not posted.
Verified Buyer Reviews – These are reviews we receive from emails sent to customers after they make a purchase. If you would like to have a review posted on our page as a ‘Verified Buyer’ be sure to check your email. Once you have replied to the email, your review should be visible on the site within a couple of days.
Verified Reviewer Reviews – These are reviews posted directly onto our website from the product page. To have your review posted as a ‘Verified Reviewer’ simply follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to the Review portion of the product page:
Step 2: Click on the Three Lines on the right hand side of the page to open a drop down menu:
Step 3: Click on the “Write a Review” option:
Step 4: Type your review into the form provided and hit the Post button:
Why does my e-juice separate?
E-juice separates because the different components that have been mixed in your e-juice have different densities and they will naturally separate. VG is thicker/heavier so it will tend to settle on the bottom, whereas PG is lighter and tends to go towards the top of the bottle. All of our e-juice flavoring is PG based, so with all of our e-juice, the VG will end up on the bottom of the bottle and the flavoring and PG on the top. To blend them back together simply give your bottle a good shake before filling your tank or dripping.
What’s the difference between PG and VG? How do I know what blend I need?
Propolyene Glycol (PG) is part of the base we use in a majority of our e-juice (the other base being VG), as well as the base that the nicotine and the electronic cigarette flavoring, are dissolved into. PG creates a good consistency when heating vapor, and carries the flavor very well. It also has a harsher ‘throat hit’ or feeling in the back of your throat when you take a hit. The higher the ratio of PG, the stronger the flavor and the harsher the hit to the back of your throat.
Vegetable Glycerine (VG) is another base we often use in our e-juice. The difference is, VG does not carry the flavor as well, but offers a greater cloud production from the vapor. VG is also much thicker than PG and takes longer to soak into the wick. So if you’re looking for less feeling in the back of your throat, bigger clouds, or a more muted flavor, a higher VG level is what you’re looking for.
The reality is, most people want a nice balance of flavor, throat hit, and cloud production. This is why we offer so many options of PG/VG blends to our customers. I recommend all new vapers start with a 50PG/50VG blend. This blend offers a strong enough throat hit to help with the cigarette cravings, a good flavor profile, decent clouds and it works great in the majority of starter kit tanks. Starting in the middle gives you the ability to get used to vaping. However, I would recommend more of a 20PG/80VG or Max VG for those of you interested in dripping or using sub ohm tanks. As you continue along your vaping journey, I strongly recommend you try different blends to find what works best for you and your set up.
Why is my tank leaking or making gurgling sounds?
Gurgling and leaking can be attributed to a few different factors, depending on the tank and the situation. One possibility is that the tank has been overfilled and it has flooded, while another possibility is that the coil is not screwed in straight, or even a broken O-ring inside your tank. Vaping is a great alternative to smoking, but things like this can get extremely frustrating. Check out our blog Leaks and Floods – The Juice is Loose for more insight into these possibilities. If you’re still having trouble after that, please contact our customer service and we can walk through some troubleshooting.
What do I need to DIY e-juice?
A few key components include:
- Nicotine E-juice
- Can be purchased with the nicotine strength and pg/vg blend of your choice
- Electronic Cigarette Flavoring
- We recommend the concentrated flavoring to be mixed at 15%-40% with the nicotine e-juice. Start with a lower percentage of flavoring, and add more concentrate until you get to your desired flavor level.
- A Measuring Tool
- These can come in a couple of different forms, and you can choose based on what you are comfortable with. We recommend using a small 5-10ml Graduated Cylinder or small blunt needle syringe.
- Empty Bottles
- Something to mix and store your freshly made e-juice in.
- Paper Towels
- Always good to have when working with e-liquids
- A Sense of Adventure
- Don’t be afraid to try new blends and flavor combo’s!
DIY creation of e-juice can be an incredibly fun and satisfying experience. You get to experiment with a vast array of flavor blend choices and possibly find that e-juice that you’ve been searching for. For additional information see our Quick Tip Video: DIY E-Juice.
Hopefully this clears up a few of your questions or concerns. Remember, Mt. Baker Vapor is here to help you throughout your vaping journey. So, what questions do you have, or do you remember having as a new vapor? Leave a comment and let us know!
Until next week, vape on and remember to keep your e-juice out of the reach of kids and pets!