This review has been a long time coming. VS Tampa was my all day vape for the first few months I started vaping. A year and a half later it's still just about the only thing that Mrs. Doctor Vapenstein likes to vape.
I still like to vape a bottle of VS juice now and then. Plus I have to keep Mrs. Doctor in Tampa. Recently when momma was just about out of juice I threw a 15ml of Vapor Station VS4 on the order. For some reason I had never gotten around to vaping this one.
On paper VS4 sounds great. It seems to me that I remember hearing that it was the product of Vapor Station's first attempt at an RY4, but they went back to the drawing board because this one tasted like toffee instead of caramel. Lucky for us, because this is a solid vape, and a nice variation on the RY4 theme.
Let's get right to the action. I will be vaping this 24mg 50/50 blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm Joye 306. I never realized that VS juice was mostly 60/40 to 50/50, but it explains why they're ever so slightly less atty friendly. Very thin for so much VG though.
New product launches and sick dogs have prevented me from writing for the last couple of weeks. I have overdue kudos to dish out to Vapenstein Super Minion Micki Bingham, who was the winner of the trivia sweepstakes on the Vapenstein Facebook page. Congratulations Micki, and thanks for playing!
Today I have a juice from our old friend Todd Gano at Vaperite, Vaperite Organic 2x Butterscotch.
Some years back I used to spend every Sunday at a friend's house, hanging out and relaxing. Various substances were smoked, take out bar food was eaten, and the standing house rule was that if anyone mentioned the name of a certain local ice cream chain that person would be making the ice cream run. My favorite and the only item I ever bought for myself was the biggest butterscotch malt they sold. Frosty heaven in a waxed paper cup. Sugar, butter and milk, just like caramel. The emphasis of butterscotch is brighter and more focused on the butter.
Let's take this 16mg non-dairy confection into The Lab, where I will be vaping it at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm Joye 306.
I had kind of put this one on the back burner because I'm not nuts about alcohol infused tobacco. I'm low on juice I haven't reviewed yet, so I grabbed this one from The Juice Cellar this morning, and was pleasantly surprised to read the product description. Apparently this juice is not a bourbon flavored tobacco vape, but an Oriental tobacco extract. At least the product description would have me believe that. Excellent.
Tobacco is tobacco. The different types we smoke are not individual species, but merely cultivars of the same plant. Crazy huh? Virginia, Carolina, Burley, Oriental, all wildly different due to nothing more than climate and chemical composition of the soil they grow in. Perique, Cavendish, Kentucky and Latakia don't count because with all four there is a process involved.
Most cigarettes are a mix of Burley and Virginia tobacco, but if you're a Camel fan then you've been smoking Oriental. I find the flavor of Oriental to be dry and less sweet, and depending on the tobacco it can also have wonderful sour and/or bitter notes. It's naturally low in sugar and nicotine. On its own I find it a little dull, but mix it with some Virginia and Latakia and you have pure nirvana.
Nick makes a great tobacco extract, and today we're vaping his Goodejuice Wild Turkey Tobacco. I will be vaping this 18mg 50/50 blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm Joye 306.
I am a big fan of Nick at Goodejuice. What his juice tells me about him is that he is a guy who has integrity. The sort of vendor who feels that average is not good enough for him or his customers. That is the sort of person this community needs more of.
Nick also knows a little something about tobacco. The average vaper smoked cigarettes once, but didn't really have any love of tobacco. That's why more vapers vape non-tobaccos than tobaccos. For those of us who do love tobacco, Nick is one of the only guys out there creating interesting, quality tobacco vapes.
Take today's test subject, Goodejuice Patriot Tobacco. A mix of Perique, Burley and Cavendish. Not something the average ex-smoker would know or care about, but to me it says robust, earthy Burley counterbalanced with the slight spice and fermented fruit tang of Perique and the soft sweetness of Cavendish. Sounds like something I'd smoke in a pipe, in fact, it's not too far off Cornell & Diehl Old Joe Krantz, which is one of my favorite tobaccos and one that I keep several pounds of in my cellar.
That's enough foreplay, let's head into The Lab, where I will be vaping this 18mg 50/50 blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm Joye 306.
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