Goodejuice is taking a novel approach with today's test subject, Goodejuice Hickory Cured Tobacco. According to them they smoked their target tobacco for twelve hours prior to extraction, then blending the result with their Burley tobacco extract. Trailer park Latakia or brilliant idea?
The thing missing from most tobacco vapes is a sense of burning tobacco. You end up with natural tobacco juices that taste grassy and hay-like because of this. For the artificially flavored tobaccos, some vendors try to impart this missing link by adding tobacco absolute, an extremely potent form of concentrated extract. It's a very fine wire to balance on. A very tiny amount will indeed give a juice an ashy element, but cross that line and you are selling people ash tray flavored juice.
I wouldn't use absolute, and in an attempt to recreate this missing element of burning tobacco I would put my money on the smoked tobacco.
Goodejuice's Black Jack Tobacco didn't win me over. Let's see if they fare any better with today's juice. I will be vaping this 18mg 50/50 blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a brand new 1.7 ohm SLB atty.
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Rawr Vapor describes their Poison as a straight tobacco vape.
This is a tobacco with a twist and unlike almost every other juice on this site: this one does not have any fruits, creams, or nuts.
Rawr's bread and butter has been fruity menthol vapes, and frankly they do it better than anyone. I foresee one of two outcomes for this review. Either they get this right, and it's a solid tobacco vape that can stand proud with the best the community has to offer, or, they're attempting something that is outside of their forte and this vape will miss the mark entirely.
Making a tobacco vape is extremely problematic. I have yet to find any off the shelf flavorings that I thought were any good. Natural tobacco extracts are one way to skin a cat, but to make a good one requires more science than most vendors are capable of applying. Even then, problems persist with solid particle content and these juices tend to be atty killers. A really smart flavoring chemist could come up with several of the key performance elements that recreate the physical satisfaction we seek in tobacco, but so far only one vendor I can think of has done a good job with this approach. Next time you vape a tobacco juice that you enjoy, take a moment to appreciate how hard it is to make a good one. Someone put a lot of thought, time and effort into that juice.
Rawr Vapor's Poison promises us cigarette. Let's see if today's test subject is truly poison, or if it more closely resembles a bunch of makeup wearing hair metal sissies. I will be vaping today's 18mg 70PG/30VG juice at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a brand new 1.7 ohm SLB atty.
Joogler describes their JB3 as "Nutty Tobacco Blend". Where have I heard that before?
There is so much nut in our tobacco vapes. I wonder how this happened. Tobacco vape is synonymous with mystery nut with throat hit. It is so prevalent that I have heard back from a couple vapers that my London, which contains no mystery nut, tasted like burning tires to them. I think tobacco is very hard to get right in a vape. Probably only the top 5% of vendors are capable of pulling it off. So the rest resort to copying DK Tab or RY4 and as a result there are a whole lot of vapers out there who have developed a taste for sweet and/or peanut-y vapes.
The first batch of juices I got from Joogler didn't do much for me. I have been pretty impressed with this last batch though, and I am also impressed with the people behind Joogler for sending me a second batch after I wasn't terribly kind to the first batch. Kudos for not taking it personally. None of this is personal.
I would love to give every juice that comes into The Lab a great review. I know there are real people behind these juices. Unfortunately, Vapenstein doesn't amount to much as a vaping resource unless I attempt to be as honest and objective as I can. Some will already think that these opinions are tainted by the fact that I make my own juice. At the end of the day, I am a vaper just like you. Also, kind of like someone who cooks for a living, I don't vape much of my own juice. I don't know whether that is due to familiarity, having developed those flavors over time, or whether I simply prefer the cooking of others. I've also probably vaped more juice than just about anyone in vaping, and am creeping up on juice review #200. This is #193 if you're keeping tabs.
Let's get this 18mg 70%PG/30%VG blend into The Lab. I am vaping today at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet, and I have donned a fresh 1.7 ohm SLB atty for this experiment.
Goodejuice started brewing up their own in-house tobacco extracts, so it's time to sample their wares. Three things make me especially qualified to evaluate natural tobacco extract e liquid: I love natural tobacco juice; I love tobacco and am an ardent pipe smoker and hoarder of tobacco; and I am involved in the production of juices that currently set the bar for what natural tobacco extract juice can be. That is not ego talking, it's simply the truth. Sooner or later someone else will be able to duplicate what we do, but until then Donley Wilson and myself are the world's foremost experts on creating natural tobacco extracts for use in e liquid.
There are many pitfalls in making your own tobacco extracts, and unfortunately I can't be too specific without giving away solutions that we've developed in overcoming some of them. Suffice it to say, you can't just chop up some tobacco and soak it in PG and hope for good results. If anyone could do it, anyone would do it. Making a natural tobacco extract that contains a genuine resemblance to the target tobacco is tough, and this is compounded by the fact that we aren't burning the stuff, so the flavor is not quite the same as the flavor of the tobacco when smoked. Then you have to think about performance. Maybe your extract doesn't have that throat hit and core satisfaction that tobacco lovers crave. The creation of a good tobacco extract must satisfy many variables for people who are really going to be offended if you get it wrong.
Let's get this 18mg 50/50 blend into The Lab and see how Goodejuice did. I will be vaping this juice at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.7 ohm SLB atty.
I have a shaky history with E Liquid Shop juice. I've reviewed three of their juices already, and I'm not quite sure anything was different than the labeling as they all had very similar flavor profiles.
They commit what I feel are two cardinal sins. One, they offer about 150 different flavors. I haven't counted how many tobacco vapes they have, but it's way more than any other vendor. Two, they offer like four different lines of juice, some sharing the same flavorings. All this choice makes it confusing for the customer.
I've said this before but it bears repeating. One of the biggest mistakes a vendor can make is to try to make everyone happy. You just can't make everyone happy. It isn't possible. So, instead of focusing on trying to be everything to everyone, vendors should concentrate on making the best product they can. Six really good juices beats 150 mediocre juices every time in my book.
Let's get this 24mg 100% PG juice into The Lab and get to testing. I will be vaping this juice at 3.7v on my Bombshell with a 1.5 ohm Joye atty.
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