Dear Summit E-Cigarette Q&A

Welcome back vape fans, to Dear Summit. For those of you who saw us mention the popular newspaper column last week, I wanted to clarify something. A newspaper was a news delivery system of old, where people went out on their front porch in the mornings to find a bundle of journalistic writings. It was printed on real paper, with ink that would come off on your hands. Think of it as a type of local internet announcement, only without the search functions. But I digress! Thank you for the great questions this week, let’s get to those answers….


What is in an e-liquid to make it a plastic tank cracker?

It really depends on the acidity level of the e-juice flavor. Most citrus and/or cinnamon flavors will have a higher acidity that results in the possibility of damage to a plastic tank. Furry friends like me can also cause serious damage to your plastic tanks, so be sure to keep them out of our reach!

What PG/VG blend would you recommend for SubTanks?

My human uses a 20 PG/80 VG blend. It is a high enough VG ratio to allow for the clouds she’s looking for, but also has the PG to really keep the flavor strong. Max VG is also a good option, if the end goal is the biggest clouds possible or if you prefer a softer throat hit. It really all comes down to your personal preference however, and what you’re looking to achieve with your vape. I would recommend experimenting with different blends to find the one that works best for you.

What is the best way to clean a plastic tank?

Nothing beats hot water and a towel! It is also great for cleaning your plastic tanks. If you have a lingering scent in your plastic tank, try using rubbing alcohol instead of hot water, but be sure to get it all rinsed off before you fill your tank. If you still have a lingering e-juice scent after washing it with rubbing alcohol, it’s possible the e-juice has eaten away at the plastic. I would recommend getting a glass tank to avoid this issue.

Are you really discontinuing 190 e-juice flavors?

Recently a list of all the flavors that have been discontinued over the past several years by the Mt Baker Vapor Wholesale Department was posted online, and it seems to have caused some confusion and concern. We would like to alleviate these concerns with some clarification. First, these flavors were not all discontinued at the same time. This is a list of every flavor that has ever been discontinued by Mt. Baker Vapor. Meaning, it’s a progression of flavors over the past several years that have been eliminated. There are several reasons for this, however, the most recent reduction in the total amount of flavors we offer is in response to a possible regulation by the FDA. One of the requirements being considered under FDA legislation would require that every flavor, in every nicotine level and pg/vg blend would require an independent test and approval for sale. As an example, Hawk Sauce would require 24 different tests just to keep it available for purchase. Each of these tests are the financial responsibility of the seller (us) and are not inexpensive. As a result, we are reducing the total number of flavors we offer on our site, gradually, to ensure that what we do offer is financially manageable should this proposal become a requirement. We choose which flavors will be eliminated based on a number of factors, including sales volume. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Why do some products have a colored border?

These borders are to offer you information regarding what may be happening with your favorite e-juice. I have included a description of the borders below, and more detailed information can be found on a previous blog: New Borders & What they Mean.

  • Blue Border –Identifies this product as a Best Seller. So, if you’re looking for a new flavor to try, or what hardware is popular, this can be used to find popular options.
  • Orange Border –Identifies this product as Almost Gone. This means we will be discontinuing this flavor once our current stock hits zero. Be sure and stock up on your favorite’s when you see this.
  • Red Border –Identifies this product as Out of Stock. Previously, when we were out of stock, we would remove the item from the website. Now we simply add a border to let you know we don’t have it now, but we will again soon.

Have a question for Summit? Leave it in the comments section below to have your questions answered in an upcoming edition!

Tim Mechling

Tim is Mt Baker Vapor's resident creative weirdo. He writes, composes music, draws, designs, produces podcasts, investigates, and blows the trumpet for the Common Man.

  • Don Strashinsky says:

    Summit, I’m confused about something….. You mentioned a 40/20 vg/pg blend. Doesn’t that just equal 60%?? What’s the other 40% consist of? I’m currently searching for the mildest “throat hit”, but, still retain flavor. I’m not interested in “fogging out” a room.

  • Diane R says:

    Thank you, Summit, for answering my question regarding the reduction in juices honestly.

    I hadn’t even noticed the border colors, so I appreciate the explanation for that as well. My Thug Juice is #2 on the bestselling list, yay, and Green Apple, too. My /Candy Cane is not, but that’s okay.

    Thank you again, Summit, for answering all of our questions!

    I want to wish you and your human friends at Mt Baker Vapor a wonderful Easter.!

  • Donna says:

    New to vaping, but already have definite favorites. When you are discontinuing an e-juice and we want to stock up before it is gone… is there a good way of storing for an extended length of time? Refrigerate?

    • Amy Bohannan says:

      Storing your e-juice in a cool, dark location will maximize the shelf life. Be sure to keep unused bottles tightly sealed, and give them a good shake every once and a while. On average, your e-juice will last for up to a year using this method.

  • David says:

    Hello there,Only being a new customer to you,I wanted to ask if you have,or may be planning a good strong Lime/Lemon flavour,I’ve tried your Soda,but it just doesn’t do it for me!

  • jocelyn says:

    Hey summit! I have an aspire atlantis. Hit great in the beginning and ever since i changed the atomizer it feels like when i suck on it, like stuff hits my throat and i dont even get smoke anymore. Em i doing anything wrong? Should i change the atomizer again,

  • Dave says:

    I do not see answers to any of the questions I put forth. When I have multiple flavors and one hits the 1/3 mark on my tank (refill time) what do I do with the remaining 1/3 of liquid with out dumping it. Do I just dump it in a container and start a mix mash of flavors I wanted to change out?

  • Dave says:

    My bad. I found my question answered. THANKS!

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