The only problem I have with Vaperite juice is that once you've tried them the juice from other vendors produces increasingly less satisfaction. Vaperite juices have extraordinarily natural flavor and produce no false notes. Mr. Todd Gano is simply producing the very best juice in the business down there in Georgia. Mrs. Doctor Vapenstein agrees. She's absolutely hooked on Vaperite Orange Blossom Black Tea.
Vaperite tobaccos are very special and stand out in a world of tobacco juices that don't quite pull off the illusion. This is largely due to the fact that Todd is making his own natural tobacco extracts. He's one of only a handful of people doing this in the vaping world, and I feel it's a quality that really sets a tobacco juice apart from the pretenders. They aren't perfect, and with the exception of the two Vaperite tobacco juices that have earned Vapenstein It's Alive! Awards I can level small criticisms at them. Very small criticisms.
Today I am sitting down with a bottle of Vaperite Natural House Extracted Perique Tobacco. I'm vaping this PG/VG blend at 18mg on my 3.7v Copper 510.
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This juice was sent to me by Digitalciggz.com, but it is High Caliber brand juice, available from many online vendors. For some reason the various online vendors like to rename this juice, I guess to differentiate it from the other online vendors selling the exact same thing. This one is called Cinna-Rollz!, but if you see High Caliber brand insert-twist-on-cinnamon-roll-name-here, I am guessing it's the same juice.
Incidentally a couple of days after I placed my order with Digitalciggz.com, their server was compromised. A day later my bank account got hit for $800 in fraudulent charges. This could happen to any vendor of course, but it's also important to mention that all of you online vendors out there need to make sure to the best of your ability that your e-commerce solution is secure. I have been shopping online since 1995, and this is the first time this has happened to me, and it's a pain in the ass to fix.
I'm not telling you this to throw Digitalciggz.com under the bus, but if they had the security measures in place BEFORE this attack that they implemented AFTER the attack, I would not be having to jump through hoops with my bank, or having to explain to my credit union why this month's car payment was no good. Digitalciggz.com responded appropriately and admirably, notifying their customers via two emails and outlining the steps they had taken to make sure this wouldn't happen again. It was the right response. However, it was a reactionary response, and I wish those steps would have been taken before I lost $800 to some online thief.
Will it change how I shop online? Probably. I have had to change all my online passwords, and a credit card number I have had for almost 20 years has had to be changed. I will be less likely to use vendors I haven't shopped with before in the future. Am I mad at Digitalciggz.com? No, but I am mad that I have had to suffer this loss and endure all the subsequent effort to get my funds back and fix the damage that was done.
I like, but don't love, coffee. I drink a small pot every day when I wake up, vaping 24mg VS Tampa in front of the computer. When it's gone I am done. I don't drink coffee during the day because I find that like sugary foods, the boost you get from caffeine comes with the price of a crash later on, and I don't need any help feeling old and tired. I'm there.
I do enjoy a quality coffee though, and while I am not the type to duck in for a latte or mocha at some trendy coffee stand, when I do have a latte or mocha I always enjoy it. So, I wasn't really looking to try any of the java juices, leaving them for you coffee lovers out there. A recent order of accessories from Digitalciggz.com arrived with a few samples in it, and this is the first one I dripped. The actual juice is made by DIY Flavor Shack, whose product I hadn't tried before.
I am vaping this 16mg juice at 3.7v on my trusty Copper 510. The juice is dark, the darkest I have, and is an 80PG/20VG blend.
Honey Flue Cured is a vaping vendor standby tobacco flavor. Virginia flue cured tobacco with a touch of honey. It's as ubiquitous as 555 and RY4. Today I am vaping Vaperite Honey Horn Virginia Tobacco.
Vaperite falls squarely into the category that I would classify as the artisanal juice makers. Todd makes his own tobacco extracts that, to me, lift his tobacco juices into another level. A level with very little competition. He offers a wide selection of natural and organic flavored juices that don't simply lift the bar, they shatter it. I have not had one Vaperite juice that I did not think tasted exactly on target and totally natural. I have no problem spreading the good word about such vendors. Their product deserves it. Once you order from a vendor from this select group it is likely you will not be able to go back to what you thought was good juice before.
Vaperite Honey Horn Virginia Tobacco is a 50PG/50VG mix, and I am vaping it at 18mg on my 3.7v Copper 510.
Mrs. Doctor Vapenstein wasn't looking to quit tobacco. The morning I popped a battery into my Copper for the first time and loaded the sub par juice I had ordered, she took one blast and said "Order me one.".
I was only too happy to oblige. I love my wife, and Castle Vapenstein would be very empty without her. She did stipulate that she wanted her device to look like a cigarette. After looking into the KR8 and the 510, and becoming increasingly more happy with the 510 as I used my Copper, I convinced her to go the manual battery route and got her a 510 kit. I've tried to make this as easy as possible for her by also getting her a 510 Smart PCC, and by and large she has stayed the course.
I say by and large because the transition to vaping has not been without frustration for her. Even with the PCC it is a challenge keeping 510 batteries charged. I finally took advantage of her frustration and convinced her to let me order her an eGo USB passthrough to use at home. I explained to her that would allow her to keep her 510 kit topped off and ready to go when she was away from the Castle, and she could use the eGo battery without draining it at home. Even when dead, the eGo passthrough would function when plugged into a powered USB port. She consented, and we received her new eGo USB Passthrough from Liberty Flights a few days ago.
I have my great grandmother's waffle iron. This thing is cast iron, and the cord is wrapped in fabric. That tells you how old it is. Still works like a champ, even though it's been making waffles since World War 2. The light even still works. Modern non-stick waffle irons? Don't even think about it. I have no time for flaccid waffle mediocrity. This piece of rugged Americana makes crispy waffles like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting, and I hope I can pass it on to my son. It is a working piece of my past.
So you know that I'm a tobacco vaper, but of all the non-tobaccos out there one that did have me interested was waffle. Rick at AtmosUSA, maker of The Copper PV (which I am a proud owner of), is trying to get the word out about his line of American made e-juice (made for AtmosUSA by Vapure), and sent me a couple flavors for evaluation. I am only too happy to try new juices, and I requested waffle. Despite the fact that I received this product gratis, this review represents my true opinion of the product. I am not above accepting some free swag, but I am above tarnishing Vapenstein's only commodity, which is my integrity. That disclaimer aside, let's dive into this waffle juice. I am vaping this on my 3.7v Copper 510.
AtmosUSA E-juice is 100% VG and is only available in 10ml bottles at 24mg. As 100% VG goes, it isn't honey-thick, and drips nicely and seems to be atty-friendly. The thing that stood out from the initial vape onward is the insane vapor production. Rick should call this stuff Crazy Vapor Brand. I guess that is only to be expected of a 100% VG juice.
Freedom Smoke USA makes quality juice using FlavourArt flavorings, which they are a national and worldwide distributor for. David at Freedom Smoke USA is responsible for Wyatt Earp, a Vapenstein It's Alive! Award winning juice. Whether you like FlavourArt or not, Wyatt Earp is a great recipe and a solid vape. I know I talk about artisanal product and handmade extracts a lot, but I have to give credit where credit is due, and Wyatt Earp deserves credit in my opinion. I still vape Wyatt Earp every day.
The folks at Freedom Smoke USA take one approach to making juice. It's a valid approach, and they have lots and lots of satisfied customers. The outfit itself is top notch, and the interaction that I've personally had with David has been great and left me with a very favorable impression of the guy and his operation.
Today I am sitting down and vaping some FSUSA RY5 at 24mg on my 3.7v Copper 510, and here are my thoughts on it.
Ok, it isn't really a PV case, but now it is.
The problem faced by the vaper that isn't using a cigarette-like device and one of the PCCs is that you need something to carry your gear around in when you leave the house. I usually work double shifts on the weekends and can be away from home a couple nights a week, so I needed to figure out something better than a plastic grocery bag for throwing all my stuff in when I left the house.
I wasn't really seeing anything that looked like it would hold all I needed it to without being unreasonably large. Then I realized the perfect case had been right in front of me for some time, thanks to a couple of my friends at work who are diabetics.
My friends have to have something to hold their diabetic supplies in when they're at work. I had worked overtimes with these guys, who are on the shift that follows my shift, and I had noticed their supply cases, which I thought were pretty cool.
I love tobacco. I have 30+ years of tobacco use under my belt, and it is also a strong nostalgic sensory trigger for me. The smell of a tobacconist shop makes my eyes roll back in my head. I love tobacco.
So as a vaper I am looking for something to satisfy that tobacco itch. Food flavors? Sure, I'm interested, but they are not my all day vape. I like the non-tobacco flavors after dinner or sometimes in the evening when Mrs. Doctor Vapenstein and I watch a movie.
I figured I should qualify that. I am just not going to lose my mind over a good non-tobacco juice the way I will over a tobacco based juice. This may lower my review scores, so take that under advisement. If you lean toward non-tobacco flavors, add some extra points to my assessment of a non-tobacco juice. If I actually like a non-tobacco flavor enough to award it a Vapenstein It's Alive! Award, then it is some pretty awesome juice and you should go order some immediately.
I am sitting here vaping Vapor Station New York, which is their peppermint pattie flavor. It's pretty dark for a Vapor Station juice. The other two I vape regularly are water clear. Like the other VS juice I use, it's pretty thin, but burns well. I am using this 16mg juice on my 3.7v Copper 510.
Since the American Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the establishment of the first French Republic in 1789, men have sought government as a shield against tyranny. Principles like freedom of speech, economic and religious freedom, and freedom from unfair taxation led people to rise up against the oppressive regimes that hindered the pursuit of those basic, inalienable rights.
The problem with men is that we always find a way to exploit our circumstances, and our government has grown exponentially, greatly due to the nature of our litigious society. We are suffocating under the weight of all this law, and at times it seems that everything but the intent of the Founding Fathers guides the course of our nation.
I think Thomas Jefferson would be shocked to see that it is government who determines who can and who can't be legally married in the United States of America. Clearly the institution of marriage has obvious civil aspects, but government has no place legislating a union that has traditionally been a rite of the church. In the recent election in the state of Iowa, 3 Supreme Court justices were ousted after out of state conservative religious groups dumped $1 million on campaigning to have these justices removed from office. That is truly scary. These justices did not make a radical interpretation of law to make gay marriage legal in Iowa. They simply interpreted the constitution of the state of Iowa and found that the constitution of the state did not prohibit it. If you want the constitution changed there is a way to go about it, but to dump money into removing justices you feel supported a cause you can't reconcile with your belief system is working over the system in a way that would make the Founding Fathers spin in their graves. Whether or not you believe in the issue, do you feel that ousting justices is the answer? Let me tell you something: if appointed judges feel their job is on the line they will be just as afraid as elected judges to make hard decisions. It was a blow against the sanctity of our legal system and our form of government, and we should be ashamed.
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