In retrospect I may have been a little hard on Vermillion River's Kentucky Maplewood. It's just that there have been many juices that my initial enthusiasm disappeared very shortly after review. I thought that Kentucky Maplewood fit into that category, but then I reacquired my taste for it and vaped my bottle dry in no time.
That juice is a very good example of the sweet tobacco vape. There's no real sense of tobacco there, but the flavor is very good, the juice performs well and it gives a satisfying vape. It's right up there with Backwoods Brew tobaccos, Nite Lite's Bounty Hunter, and not too terribly far from the high water mark set by Vapor Station tobaccos. In hindsight it maybe should have been an It's Alive! juice, but at the time it struck me as one of those juices that wore out its welcome quickly.
So I placed another order and I have a few more Vermillion River juices to review. We continue our tour of Minnesota's own juice vendor with Vermillion River Butter Rum. The first order I placed I didn't realize that Vermillion River let you select your own free sample, so I didn't. They chose this one for me. Fortunately it''s a flavor I'm inclined to like.
I will be vaping this 20mg juice at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm Joye 306 atty. I have used SLB 510 attys for a long time, and getting back to using Joyes I can safely say that I prefer the Joye 306. The PG/VG ratio is listed as being 60PG/40VG to 70PG/30VG on all VR juices, but they don't specify per juice. I just want to add that I love that Vermillion River offers the 20mg nic level. That is my nic level of preference and what I make all my DIY at, but hardly any vendors offer it.
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This is the 200th juice review on Vapenstein. This site will celebrate its first birthday on Halloween, and my first vaperversary is two weeks from today. It has been a lot of fun reviewing all these juices, and I have been busy with other vaping projects, as you know. I haven't been as prolific the last couple months because of everything I have on my plate, but I will never abandon this site. There will be new reviews here as long as people are still vaping and I'm still drawing breath.
200 reviews. Think about that for a moment. My goal for Vapenstein was to create a resource that vapers would find value in. I hope I've done that. In my opinion there is nothing like this site in the vaping world. I've seen vaping blogs come and go in the last year. It's always fun to start a new project, but it's easy to lose your momentum. Sticking with a web site for the long haul is something that very few people do. I hope that you have found value in the words on these pages, along with my other vaping pursuits. My promise to you is that I'm not going anywhere, and you'll continue to see new web content and new vaping product from me as time unfolds. So enough about Vapenstein, thank you. Thank you for coming here, thank you for reading, and thank you for trying my product. Without you, all of this is nothing.
Today I am reviewing a new juice from a vendor I think is a real class act, Vaperite. More than anyone in vaping, Mr. Todd Gano was the inspiration for me to start creating my own juice. His natural tobacco extracts were pretty much unique in all of vaping a year ago when I started. In fact, Todd was the first person I spoke to about creating Vapenstein Blend juice, and for a short time before I met Donley we were going to do the project together. He'll always have my thanks, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for the man and his product.
Today's juice is Vaperite Madagascar Vanilla Tobacco, which is Todd's house extracted tobacco with a vanilla finish. Sounds wonderful, let's head to The Lab. I will be vaping this 16mg 50PG/50VG blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm 306 atty.
When Vermillion River first came on the scene they had a fairly nicely designed website (with a horrid color scheme) and no one had ever heard anything about them. I think I may have said some disparaging words on ECF regarding slick web design and product no one had heard of, and dismissed them out of hand.
Fast forward almost a year, and my friend basilray surprised me by giving Vermillion River the number one spot in his top ten juices on an episode of his weekly VapeTV show. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jesse's opinion, so I ordered a bottle to see for myself.
Vermillion River's tobacco base carries the moniker Kentucky Premium, and they offer it straight or in cherry, maple, vanilla and apple variants. I ordered the maple. Vermillion River says their base has smooth nut and caramel undertones and makes no mention of natural tobacco, so what I am hoping for here is a good artificial tobacco vape with sweet flavor notes.
I will be vaping this 20mg juice at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a brand new 1.5 ohm 306 atty. The PG/VG ratio is listed as being 60PG/40VG to 70PG/30VG on all VR juices, but they don't specify per juice.
I'm almost exactly two weeks away from my first vaperversary. That first week I had a handful of juices, and they were mostly crap that I found unpalatable. The saving grace the first couple days of vaping was a 3ml sample of Vapure VY4 that Rick sent with my Copper.
Like most people, I love a good deal, and I started with like 120ml of Vapor Renu because it was so cheap. It was also unvapable. So I vaped the hell out of Wyatt Earp and VY4, which were the only two juices I had at first that I could stomach. The following week I got my first Vapor Station and Backwoods orders, and I was ok from that point, but that first week I owe to FSUSA and Vapure.
To commemorate one year of vaping I am revisting VY4 this week. I haven't vaped it since then, and there's a lot of juice under the bridge since then. Let's see how it holds up to a veteran palate.
I will be vaping today's 24mg 100%VG juice at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm 306 atty.
It's been a long time since I reviewed a juice from Todd at Vaperite. I was fortunate in that I found Vaperite very early in my vaping career, and Todd showed me that giving up smoking didn't necessarily mean giving up tobacco. Vaperite, along with Tasty Vapor, Vermont Vapor, want2vape and Backwoods Brew, is one of the pioneers of the natural tobacco extract juice. Newcomers have shown up in the last year, but to my knowledge these five vendors were the first to start offering natural tobacco juices to vapers.
Not all of Todd's tobacco vapes are natural tobacco. There are at least a couple FlavourArt juices in his lineup. I think that today's juice probably falls in the artificially flavored category, since he makes no mention of a house extract on the product page for it.
Vaperite 777 Tobacco is described as an earthy take on the traditional 555. Nut and tobacco. I don't mind this combination at all when it's executed well, so let's head to The Lab to see if Vaperite 777 can meet our demanding performance benchmarks.
I will be vaping this 16mg 50PG/50VG blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.7 ohm SLB atty.
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