Sunday, July 30, 2017

3 Quick Ways to Identify A Damaged Vape Tank

Regardless, if you just bought your first electronic cigarette (non-disposable) or have been vaping for years, everyone experiences the occasional leaky or gurgling vape tank. In this article, we will discuss 3 quick ways to identify a damaged vape tank and what you can do to try and fix the problem.

The first problem that many vapers encounter after buying a new tank is leaking. The tank can leak from the bottom or the top but they are both easy to fix. If the tank is leaking from the bottom, first try adjusting your air flow holes to the lowest setting when you aren't using the tank. This will prevent juice from leaking out of the tank's air flow holes. If the tank continues to leak after the airflow has been restricted, this indicates that the rubber O-rings on the inside of the tank have been installed incorrectly or are damaged. To change the O-rings, remove the Pyrex glass from your tank and locate the rubber seals on the top and bottom base of the tank, these are the O-rings. Check to make sure they are properly installed and do not have any rips or tears in them. If they are damaged, they must be replaced to stop the leaking. If your tank is leaking from the top, make sure that you have been storing it in an upright position.

The second problem that seems to happen quite frequently is spitting. "Spitting" is when hot vape juice is shot through the chimney and into the mouth of the user. It can be quite unpleasant and sometimes painful. If your tank is spitting, the juice is being wicked faster than it can be vaporized. What this means is that the wick inside of the coil is soaking up juice faster than the coil is vaporizing it and hot juice is being sucked up the chimney through the mouthpiece. Typically, this problem can be fixed by increasing the wattage on your device. If the wattage on your device can't be adjusted then it is recommended that you use a thicker juice to eliminate spitting.

Have you ever heard a gurgling noise coming from inside of your tank? Have no fear as this problem is quite normal and is easily fixed. If your tank is gurgling, it means that you've added too much e-liquid and flooded the atomizer! Don't worry though, this can quickly be fixed by taking the atomizer off, wrapping a towel around the opening, and giving it a few firm shakes. If done correctly, the excess juice will come out of the atomizer and be absorbed by the towel. You can then reassemble your tank and continue vaping.

Hopefully, with this information, you are now able to recognize a broken or damaged vape tank and troubleshoot the problems. Whether the problem is spitting, gurgling, or leaking, all vapes do require a small amount of upkeep to keep them in a good working condition. The enjoyment that you will receive from the hobby of vaping is well worth the small amount of time that you put into maintaining your vaping device.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Empire Turkish RY4 Tobacco

A complex blend of Turkish and Eastern Tobaccos that come together for a rich smooth blend. We've also introduced some RY4 elements into this e-liquid to make it unique!
Slightly sweet Turkish Tobacco with a warm smooth body and aromatic high notes, complimented by a blend of creamy Caramels for just the right amount of Sweetness.
Exhaling thru your mouth gives you a sweeter Tobacco flavor while exhaling thru your nose provides a richer, bolder experience. This vape is sure to be the golden treasure of any Empire!

Flavor profile: Turkish, Tobacco, Caramel, RY4, Semi Sweet

Choose your options

60, 30 and 15 ml bottles are glass and come with a glass dropper. 5ml bottles are plastic.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Get It Right: Cartridges and E-Liquids Are Different!

One of the most common things that new vapers get confused about is the difference between cartridges and e-liquids. Yes, there is a difference! It is very easy to get the two mixed up if you are not familiar with vaping and the different materials that go into the process. Continue reading to find out more about cartridges and e-liquids, and which one is right for you. 

Cartridges are easier to understand because they usually go with basic electronic cigarettes. If you chose a vaping device targeted toward newcomers, chances are that you are using cartridges. Cartridges are easy to use because you buy them and they are already filled with e-liquid. When you are done vaping, you simply dispose of the container. Cartridges are a great choice if you are going to be vaping on the go. They can easily be inserted, vaped, and disposed of with no mess. This is a great option because you do not need to worry about dripping or spilling your e-juices. This is the best choice if you are relatively new to the vaping world because it is easier to deal with. Once you get more involved and knowledgeable about vaping, you might want to switch over to e-juices. The main reason that someone people prefer e-juices is because you cannot change cartridge brands. It has to be compatible with the device you are using. This makes your choices somewhat limited. But for most people, it is the perfect starting point.

E-liquids are used with devices that contain atomizers. You pour the liquid in yourself so that you have more control over you are vaping. E-liquids are also less expensive than cartridges to use. Unlike cartridges which need to be disposed of, e-liquids can last a long time when taken care of properly. E-liquid vials usually only need to be changed two or three times a month. That is a big difference from the 30 cartridges you would be using. In addition, you have more options with e-juices because you can use any brand that you want. You also have more customization opportunities in terms of flavor, base, and nicotine levels. E-liquids are a great choice for someone who is a little more experienced or prefers more control over their vaping experience. E-liquids are used in e-cigarettes that contain cartomizers and atomizers. The e-liquid is poured into the cartomizer which is located on the top of the device. Using e-liquids as opposed to cartridges requires a little more care because you are handling the e-juice directly. If you are careful to avoid any sorts of spills, this is a great choice if you want a little more customization. You can even mix flavors together to get one that you really enjoy.

Cartridges are typically used with slim e-cigarettes and e-juice is used with devices that have an opening at the top. Cartridges are disposed of and replaced when they run out. E-juices are refilled into the cartomizer and last longer. The flavors can also be mixed so it is perfect if you are interested in trying new things. Now that you understand the difference between e-liquids and cartridges, you are probably wondering which option is best for you. Cartridges might be good if you are new to the vaping world and want a one-piece system. They are easy to use but can be a little expensive if you vape frequently. E-liquids are a good choice if you prefer more options because there are many more flavors and nicotine contents available in e-juice. The flavors can also be mixed to create the perfect vape.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Don't Sleep on Steeping

Most people think of steeping as relating to making tea or infusing flavors into foods. A lesser known use for steeping is to both enhance the quality of e-liquid for vapes and remove any residual flavor of the bottle and traces of alcohol. By taking a closer look at steeping your e-liquid, you'll quickly see that it isn't just for tea anymore. 

What it is:

Steeping in its simplest form is soaking something in a liquid to either draw out a flavor or infuse the flavor of the liquid into any food similar to marinating a piece of meat. This same process can be utilized to maximize the flavor of typical e-liquid and elevate it to a much higher quality. The underlying science behind steeping is oxidation. Oxidation occurs when the e-liquid reacts with the oxygen in the air to remove any alcohol present. Oxidation also gives your e-liquid a much darker and aesthetically pleasing look than juice that hasn't been steeped. 

How it is done:

The process of steeping is actually quite simple if you're willing to wait. First, you need to find a cool and dark place to store your e-liquid for anywhere from six days to two weeks. Simply remove all labels from your e-liquid bottles place in the previously identified cool and dark place and wait. Once a day you should take the bottle out of hiding, give them a good shake, and briefly open them and expose them to the air to induce oxidation within the e-liquid. While performing this daily ritual, be sure not to expose the bottles to light for too long or else this can decrease the overall quality of your e-liquid. For those of you who don't want to wait quite as long but still want to reap the benefits of steeping, there is a process for you as well. Simply place your unlabeled bottles of e-liquid into a sealed bag and place this bag into a warm bath. The bath should be hot but not too hot that you are unable to place your hand into it. Once the warm bath cools, simply take the bottles back out of the bag and open each one to expel the unwanted gases. 

Why you should be doing it to your e-liquid bottles before vaping them:

Most people begin vaping as a way to wean themselves off of traditional cigarettes. Whether it was because a doctor told you to, for a family member or just for yourself, health concerns or health goals are one of the main driving forces in the transition away from cigarettes. Not only will steeping your e-liquid before vaping it make your juice taste great, but it will give you even more health returns than previously thought. By removing alcohol and harsh chemicals associated with the bottling process, steeping your e-liquid is a simple process that is well worth the wait.

Vaping has offered freedom for thousands of people who wanted to transition away from traditional cigarettes. Not only does vaping offer a healthier alternative to cigarettes but it can also offer a plethora of enjoyable flavors for every individualized taste. Steeping your e-liquid before vaping it only enhances the already pleasurable flavors that are offered on the market today. Remember, don't sleep on steeping.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ways for Keeping Your Drags Shorter

Let us face it, vaping is cool, not to mention that it is a better alternative to smoking. However, in bid to keep enjoying your favorite e-juice with your favorite unit that you got from Crystal Canyon Vapes, you must incur cost in constantly replacing parts and the e-liquid. However, if you are taking good care of your vaping supplies and handling them right, you should be able to save some bucks. And, taming the duration of your drags is one way of lengthening the lifespan of your unit.
Aside from ruining your electronic cigarette or MOD, taking longer drags could be harmful to your health, especially the lungs. Yes, we cannot deny the fact that vaping is a better option. However, if we are always taking short drags, we run the risk of ruining our lungs by decreasing the lung capacity. Also, it could lead to pneumonia. Besides, vaping involves the inhalation of vapor and nicotine.
With that said, here are some tips to help you take shorter drags and how it will help in improving the lifespan of your atomizer and to help preserve your health.
Before we can begin solving the problem, it is important to understand why vapers take long drags in the first place. The answer is simple. They take long drags because they think of it as the only way to get massive clouds. However, what most vapers don't understand is that you can take shorter drags and still reach the lung capacity. Taking short drags in quick successions will ensure that you get the desired lung capacity, but without putting stress on your device.
To be able to take shorter drags and still get a decent amount of vapor, it is important that you invest in the right atomizer. If you get a 510 atomizer or a low resistance atomizer then you will not have to take long draws to produce large clouds. These atties can produce awesome amounts of vapor even when you are taking shorter draws. Therefore, by investing in a high-power atomizer, you don't have to necessarily strain your device with long draws
Having adequate amounts of e-juice in your vape tank, always, will ensure that you are satisfied with taking shorter draws. As the e-liquid begins to deplete, the flavor starts to diminish and the clouds of vapor appear to be thinner. It is at this point that many vapers decide to start taking longer draws, not knowing that they are only making things worse and running the risk of getting burnt hits. Instead of opting for longer draws, first check the level of your e-liquid. If running low, refill your tank and you will not have to take longer draws to get you satisfactory cloud quality. Also, by taking shorter draws, you can go slow on the vape juice. Therefore, it will reduce your total costs of the liquid.

Shorter draws are the best way to inhale. This is because they help you to lengthen the lifespan of your atomizer and e-liquids, thereby reducing the cost of replacement for these vaping supplies. Other than being cost-efficient, shorter draws are advised to anyone who cares about their health. Therefore, we advocate for every vaper to try and take shorter draws. Besides, shorter draws do not have to mean that you are compromising on the vapor production. The quick successions techniques should be able to help you take shorter draws and still maintain a worthy vapor. And, investing in a low resistance atomizer will also help you achieve the same, only that you do not have to take long draws.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Can Too Cool of a Storage Place Damage The E-Liquid's Flavor or Contents?

While it's widely known that e-liquid comes in a multitude of flavors and thus plenty of ingredient variations to choose from, those who partake in the past time may not be 100% informed on the proper ways of maintaining their liquids as far as temperature control goes. There are questions surrounding what the proper temperatures to store an e-liquid might be and there is always going to be speculation that differs should you choose to get your information from a forum. While you can find some experts on the subject from such a source, this guide is meant to break down the details behind the proper care and maintenance of e-liquid for storing in cold and hot temperatures.

Heat Plus E-Liquid Equals Degradation
While you may be so concerned over whether or not to store your e-liquid in a fridge or freezer or perhaps another cold area, such as your car during the winter months, you may need to be more concerned with the heat when it comes to preserving the quality of your e-liquid. No matter what your liquid is made from, the heat and direct sunlight are the main causes behind aging anything to do with your liquid. This will also affect the overall flavor, so be sure not to forget your liquid in your car for too long in the summer.

Is Perspiration an Issue?
If you're worried that water might be added to your e-liquid if it's exposed to the cold for too long, that shouldn't be too much of a worry. Unless you are exposing your juice to a warm environment and then a cold one repeatedly, there is no possibility of water being created in your e-liquid container. This is especially true if you are storing your e-liquid in the fridge unopened or if it is in a tightly sealed container. Should you clean out a container and move the e-liquid from its original packaging to a new container, make sure it is thoroughly dried out before making that switch. Otherwise, you will be more likely to introduce water to the e-liquid.

Can Leaving E-Liquid in a Cold Environment Degrade the Nicotine?
There's a chance that you will be preserving the nicotine better by having it in a cold environment, such as a fridge, rather than storing it at room temperature. Since e-liquid is more finicky when it comes to hot environments and light exposure, leaving it in a cold and dark environment would be more ideal. This is the case if you live in a home or apartment that has poor cold airflow, such as during the hot summer months.

You are more likely to degrade the quality of your nicotine and age the ingredients in your nicotine much faster if you have it sitting on your windowsill or on a counter that receives a lot of direct sunlight, than if you were to leave it in your fridge for a few weeks. Plenty of DIYers will leave their nicotine in their freezer long-term. This can minimize the breakdown of your e-liquid's ingredients and will lessen oxidation over time.

Proper Use After Freezing or Cooling
Once you take your nicotine out of the fridge or freezer, allow it time to warm up before using it. This is more a choice of personal quality, since while it is cold, the liquid will be less viscous so it will not wick as well while cold.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Timber Frost at CCVAPES

Timber Frost is the perfect blend of fresh Wintergreen and sweet mints. Its blended with the right amount of Menthol for that cool, frosty sensation!
The sweetness of our Wintergreen contrasts nicely against the Menthol and is not over powering. Easily an all day vape that is refreshing any time.
Special thanks to Vapor Ree from our Facebook Group for naming this flavor!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mutation X Style RDA

The Mutation X Style RDA Stainless Steel finish rebuildable dripping atomizer. This RDA comes with pre-made wick and wire and is ready to build and vape!
This RDA has 3 posts with extra large diameter holes. Adjustable air flow with 2 to 18 air holes (9 on each side).
A deep juice well with a good amount of room for various coil builds and configurations. Finned top cap for better heat dissipation.
  • 1 Mutation RDA
  • 2 Pre-made Wick and wire
  • 1 Chrome Drip Tip
  • 1 Screwdriver & Replacement Screws
  • 3 Replacement O-Rings
  • Compatible with most devices that use 510 threading
  • Replacement Pre-made Wick and Wire Coils are available here

Specifications: Diameter 22mm, Length 34.5mm (without drip tip), Threading 510

Monday, June 12, 2017

Vaping and The Throat Hit Effect

One significant factor that for those who love to engage in the practice, is the quality of the throat hit that one gains in the process of vaping. It has even affected the type of vaping devices that are designed. A great throat hit can make a person to cough while a gentle throat punch smoothly moves down the throat.

The E-Liquid
The most important source of the throat hit is the PG/VG (Propylene Glycol / Vegetable Glycerin) proportion associated with the particular e-juice in thevaping device. PG is suitable for persons who are in search of a powerful throat hit, while for those who are only interested in a smoother throat hit are encouraged to use the VG type of e-juice. On the other hand, the throat hit obtained from PG is less satisfying unlike that which is gained from the use of nicotine. However, the throat hit associated with PG is powerful and it can be felt like a sharp biting sensation at the rear of the throat. For a PG/VG ratio of about 40/60 and 60/40, the throat hit is typically considered to be tough and very powerful consecutively. PG provides a punchier throat hit while that of nicotine which is more robust.

The Type of Vape Tank
For the best result in the process of vaping, it is important not undermine the importance of the vaping tank that is selected. The vaping tank is designed to match a vaping device, and it is imperative since this helps to meet different personal preferences. When this important fact is not considered in the process of acquiring a tank or the vaping device, one can easily miss out on the great throat punch that is delivered through the course of vaping, and therefore, will not be satisfied. The set up plays a huge role in affecting the quality of vapor that will be released. If the tank and the mod don’t match well, then the gas that will be obtained in the process is entirely unsatisfactory for both the tongue and the lungs. The best tanks are the ones which have been designed using glass material.

The Types of Coils and Wicks
The quality of the throat hit depends on the wick or coil that is used in vaping. Most people will tend to ignore the importance of the wick material, due to the massive dominance of cotton in the vaping devices. Using other materials for the wick provides a much better throat hit.
The use of cotton is extensive because most people consider it to provide a cleaner flavor. However, it does not provide a stronger throat hit as most people would expect. For a mild throat hit, cotton is the best. However, for a much greater punch in the throat, rebuildable atomizer would be the most suitable option. The use of hemp wicks also avails a very powerful throat hit.

Type of Vaping Device
It has never been entirely clear how the vaping device affects the throat punch and overall satisfaction that one gets unlike for the different PG/VG ratios, flavors, and nicotine. When vaping began, tank systems were most commonly used in the process. To get a great throat punch, one would have to use an e-juice containing a lot of nicotine and higher PG. However, in the advent of mods, there was less need of using concentrated nicotine, flavor, and PG. Therefore, high-power devices help people to get a stronger throat hit regardless of the e-juice being used.

Options are usually unlimited when one selects a mod that has different wattage levels since adjustments can easily be made to ensure that the best throat hit is obtained.

As much as vaping tends to be a new, it is a tradition that is being adopted rapidly. Additionally, it tends to embrace technology. Regarding price, the use of vaporizers and E-cigarettes helps to cut down on the cost. For E-Cigarettes, there are no recurrent costs like in the use of cigarettes. Finally, vaping leads to a complete cessation of smoking, which is very important for the health of individuals.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Do Ratios Really Matter?

There are a few characteristics of PG and VG that people need to know about because it can affect the experience that they have with vaping.

The first characteristic is that Propylene Glycol is a thin liquid that has no natural flavor. Therefore, it is going to work great with the e-juice that needs flavors added to it. Vegetable Glycerin is a thicker liquid that has a sweet flavor.

The second characteristic is that PG has a longer shelf life because all its ingredients are all natural. VG has a shorter shelf because of all its organic ingredients.

The third characteristic is that PG has a stronger hit to the throat. Therefore, a lot of people are going to suffer from throat irritation when they use it to vape. VG does not hit the throat as strong because it can get more vapor.

The fourth characteristic is that PG has a higher voltage requirement because it has a higher temperature resistance.

The last characteristic is that PG is going to produce fewer vapors when a person inhales and thinner clouds when they exhale. This means that a person is probably going to experience a burnt taste if the voltage is not regulated correctly. The VG has a smoother inhale and can produce huge clouds when a person exhales. Therefore, a lot of people love to do tricks with the vapor clouds of the vegetable glycerin.

The Ratios of VG and PG

When a person chooses the 100 percent VG it is because of two different reasons. The first reason is that they might have an allergy to PG. The second reason is that like to cloud chase competitively. People are not going to get a throat hit and because it is sweet, it is going to alter some of the flavors of the e-juice. This can also create an issue with the maintenance of the equipment.

If a person wants the best of both worlds, then they need to choose the 70 percent VG and 30 percent PG. This is because they are going to get a lot of vapor and a little bit of a hit to the throat. It is very smooth so it is not going to overpower the person when they are inhaling and they will still get the big clouds when they are exhaling.

When a person is experimenting with vapors for the first time, they will want to use the 50 percent VG and 50 percent PG. This is because they are going to get a small bite on the inhale and high-quality exhales. If though this is not a common ratio, a person can get a 20 percent VG and 80 percent PG if they want more vapors and a slight decrease for the hit in the throat.

Even though it is not as popular, it is common for people to get the 100 percent PG. This is because it has the strongest hit to the throat and you are going to be able to taste all the flavors of the e-juice. A person is going to get fewer vapors produced compared to the vegetable glycerin.

At first, numerous vast e-juice makers made their items with PG bases, and some offered VG e-fluids as a possibility for those hypersensitive to propylene glycol. In any case, they immediately found that making a base by blending PG and VG enabled them to join the best components of every substance, to give a scope of decision to vapers searching for various attributes in their e-juice.

On the off chance that you blend your own e-liquid, obviously, you have a definitive control. You will probably find that specific PG/VG proportions work best with your vaporizer and that distinctive proportions are ideal for various groups of flavors; you'll likewise locate that high-VG juice blended with a few flavors can take more time to soak, and that most high nicotine focuses and "fascinating" flavors aren't accessible in a VG suspension.

These are just some of the reasons why some people might want to choose the different ratios for the vegetable glycerin and the propylene glycol. It is all based on your preferences.