Advice 1): We suggest to use neutral bases with double-distilled water, as this component makes mixtures more fluid and less sweet. Water lowers the evaporation temperature, hindering encrustations on the coils. In our opinion, the best neutral base composition for MTL (mouth-to-lung) vaping is 50PG 40VG 10H2O, or alternative compositions, but still containing water. For cloud/flavour chasing, every possible neutral base is alright, and also in this case, a share of double-distilled water will be beneficial. In case you decide to go for cloud/flavour, it is useful to know that, the higher the share of glycerine (VG) you want to work with, the more concentrated aroma you need to use, as glycerine tends to “blear” aromas: for example, if you use a 5% Latakia dilution when using a 50PG 40VG 10H2O base, to obtain a comparable aromatisation with a 80VG/20PG neutral base, you should use a 10% Latakia dilution.
You might be asking yourselves, is it possible to vape tobaccos in cloud chasing? Yes indeed, many people love to vape them this way. Some are more, some less suitable for this purpose: for example Latakia, pipe mixtures, Orientals and Bezuki are outstanding, in our opinion, when vaped in flavour/cloud chasing.
Advice 2): It is fundamental to understand that these products are 4 times as concentrated as the market average, so a 10% aromatisation is not always the best way to go. Following the aromatisation tables is important to correctly use and fully enjoy every concentrated extract or mixture. Please refer to the undermentioned “Dilution” topic for the dilution tables, specific for each one of our products.
Advice 3): It is primary to know that a product of vegetable origins, like an extract or a macerated aroma, is made up of molecules which, evaporating, leave residues on the coil, commonly referred to as “encrustations”. Thus, encrustations do not result from a wrong filtration process (we perform a step-by-step filtration up to 0.45 microns, to remove all bacteria), they are rather due to the product concentration. A macerated product, having a solid-liquid ratio of 1 : 5, is obviously much less concentrated than our extracts, which have a solid-liquid ratio of 1 : 1 (i.e., we use 10 grams of unmanufactured tobacco to obtain 10 millilitres of one of our extracted aromas; whereas, to produce a macerated aroma, usually 2 grams of tobacco are employed to produce 10 millilitres of it). Consequently, if we would use a 10% dilution with a macerated product, when using one of our extracts, a 5% dilution will ensure to obtain at least a comparable taste, or even more intense, unless the macerated aroma contains additives or other concentrated aromas, like natural, nature-identical or artificial flavourings that might enhance its taste.
Therefore, depending on the solid-liquid ratio (indicating the concentration) of a product, the higher dilution percentages you use, the more often you will need to rebuild your coils. Our products are 4 times as concentrated as the industry average, so it is easy to understand that, using the same dilution percentage as with a macerated product, one of our extracts will contain more aromatic molecules, will have a more intense taste, thus potentially leaving more residues on the coils. It is hence easy to realise how much you can save, knowing that if you are used to a 10% dilution with a macerated aroma, when using one of our extracts such as a Latakia, a 3% dilution will lead to the same result. SUMMARISING, WE SUGGEST YOU TO TRY USING LOW DILUTIONS. TRUST US, WE ARE SAYING THIS AGAINST OUR OWN INTERESTS.
Advice 4): both temperature and setup are very important parameters to consider to fully enjoy a vaping session; this is even more true during the day, when we don’t have time to rebuild our coils. In this case, it can be helpful to use the temperature control (TC) mode, which some of the most recent box mods possess: our advice is to set a reasonably low temperature, as described below. When it is not possible to use temperature control, we suggest not to set your watts too high. A practical example, a way for you to get easily through the day is: 5% dilution of Latakia with a 50PG 40VG 10H2O neutral base, build for a tank atomizer, SS316L, 26ga wire, 7 distanced wraps on a 3mm rod, and using this build with a maximum of 18 watts. This will allow us to use this coil for at least 15ml. Obviously, everyone has their preferred setups and builds, but we want to emphasise that it is indeed important to keep the working temperatures quite low, up until 230°C (446°F), to optimise the lifespan of your coils.
Advice 5): When using a bottom-feeder (BF) setup, with vegetable origins concentrates, like extracted and macerated products, you might notice that the coils tend to last less than in tank atomizers. Ever wondered why? BF systems are outstanding in many ways, but you have to learn to pay your very best attention not to “flood” your coil, as maintaining a constant flux of e-liquid is absolutely fundamental. Conversely, if we oversquonk and flood the whole deck and coil, all of this excessive quantity of e-liquid will be exposed to the high temperatures of the coil and, not completely evaporating, will lead to an increased amount of encrustations. This piece of advice is really primary when using BF systems, in order to avoid to rebuild your coils too often.
Advice 6): Our products do not need any maturation or steeping, they are Shake and Vape! A true revolution in the market of tobacco products for e-cig, which has finally been accepted as an entrenched truth, after two years of arduous information wars. These products are Shake and Vape because of their extraordinary stability, as their aromatic bouquet does not modify at all over time, remaining identical to the day when you first diluted them. Conversely, a macerated product does need a maturation time, as its components, specifically the sugars contained in it, need weeks or even months to stabilise their structure. Our products, at most, might become somewhat “rounder” in taste while amalgamating, but are not going to change in any way. This is the truth, and it is based on technical grounds; someone might have a different opinion, but what we are describing is based on scientific evidence so it is not open to debate.