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Post by ghostrider1971 on Oct 31, 2022 20:17:02 GMT
Concentrate - 20% Steep - 8 days (NB - recommended is 4 weeks) Nic - 3mg Mix - 70VG Kit - Smok D-barrel (sorry..) with Vapresso iTank (0.22 @ 55w)
Short and sweet - Innnnnteresting
I guess I should be straight and call this an early/interim review. Ghostrideritis struck again and I've opened this one 8 days in to a recommended 4 week steep - the aim will be an adendum to this review after the 4 weeks has passed (hope that's ok )
Off the bat, it is very interesting...and jolly good. At the moment I am getting a lovely honey flavour and then a cereal. The honey is sweet and very authentic (delicious, to be honest) and when the sweetness builds higher and higher then the cereal (which is supposed to be granola) cuts through it and brings everything back down. The cereal is like eating it out of the box with nothing on it (come on we've all done it...). From the blurb, the overarching flavours are supposed to be blueberry and yoghurt and then honey and cereal (a tasty mix indeed...)
Was slightly surprised that the bluberry hasn't made an early appearance. Not sure if Greek yoghurt is like a custard and takes a while to come through?
Hopefully reading this wasn't a total waste of time - so, early doors we have a very nice cereal and honey. In fact, if it stuck like this even after 4 weeks, I certainly wouldn't be disappointed...
Will save a score until after the proper steep time
Post by ghostrider1971 on Oct 29, 2022 7:56:11 GMT
Concentrate - 20% Mix - 70VG Nic - 3mg Kit - Voopoo Alpha with Vapresso iTank - 0.22ohm @ 60w Blurb - A sweet and cold strawberry kick that will keep you going. A fridge cold strawberry infused energy drink flavour.
Short and sweet - Interesting and very good
Sorry...another energy drink
Am still really enjoying the Exceptional Vapes 'NRG' - a really strong, blow your head off vape with exceptional flavour...so I thought why not see what ELFC have came up with.
This one is much milder - but not in a bad way...
Fridge cold? Be serious. I cannot even tell if there is cooling in this one but we still have a very credible flavour going on. To me, it is almost like strawberry juice. At the end of the exhale you get that slightly 'pasturised' taste like a canned energy drink. It is quite a fluffy mouthful vape and very smooth. I wouldn't really call this one an energy drink - 'a decent strawberry with a twang on the end'.
I like it quite a lot. I think it is very mellow and could be the Ying to the Yang of 'NRG' which is an absolute beast of a vape.
Post by ghostrider1971 on Oct 22, 2022 10:02:07 GMT
Mix - 70VG Nic - 3mg Concentrate - 20% Steep - A few days (Honest Guv..) Gear - Voopoo Alpha with Vapresso iTank - 0.20ohm @ 56w
Short and sweet? Oh yes
My understanding is that Riot Squad concentrates are pretty popular...this one is my second and I'm happy to add my vote to them so far.
Tried Lemon and Lime previously. Nice and tart and strong. Was very good. I looked at this 'sweet strawberry' for a while before buying. Why? I had those thoughts of 'single flavour' and I guess sweet strawberry is as sweet strawberry does. Wasn't expecting anything zany or clever or a curious mix of avacado and marmite...and this one is very, very good.
Super smooth. Stawberry is authentic and sweet. Flavour is deep but uncomplicated. The flavour gets deeper throughout the inhale and exhale and is long lasting after the vape. I guess we could almost call this a 'comfort flavour'. The vape aroma is delightful too.
Although I've already managed to waffle as much as usual, there really is nothing else to say. If you like strawberry you are going to love this. Not too sweet and a nice juicy fruit.
Back to an old chesnut of mine - uncomplicated and done well is a beautiful thing. What's not to like?
Tried a couple of the Dripping Deserts a while back and was very impressed. Not quite sure how I missed this one - certainly glad I found it!
Pretty much bought this one as an early entry to the festive season - with my family being in the Philippines (Christmas starts with the 'ber' months on 1 September) I thought a n early ease in would be appropriate.
It is, in a word, excellent. As I've mentioned a million or so times I am not a fan of sweet - we have the perfect level of sweet for a non-sweet person here. The custard is rich and silky and creamy and just as the sweetness ramps up... 'BOSH' - the gingerbread cuts through it. The gingerbread is absolutely delicious - that kind of clove/nutmeg/cinnamon with a bit of sweet. Certainly not overpowering but a really interesting spicy and sweet taste. For a person who loves their cold vapes, this has a surprisingly nice touch of heat at the end. Just leaving a nice feeling of warm at the back of the throat.
As with the other DDs I tried - this is a seriously professional job. With a cup of coffee it is the definition of divine. Super smooth and seriously tasty.
Only problem is....I am absolutely certain to need another 250ml bottle or two to make it to Christmas.
Best new thing I've tried in a long time...a very worthy 9.5/10
Post by ghostrider1971 on Oct 9, 2022 14:38:27 GMT
I almost think the concept of the disposable was quite good but the execution has been awful. Yes, they may have got a few people off cigarettes and that it a great thing and how they should have continued. Minor issues then of plastic and cardboard and battery waste. For me, as usual, the biggest problem was 'let's do it bigger and cheaper'. A lot of shops will happily sell to underage (Many shops are suffering with sales and a good number will do anything for a buck) which is a huge issues. If we take the Elf bar, the Chinese concept of let's do it cheaper (as with everything...) and you get duff quality but people like cheap (especially at the moment with the cost of living crisis). All we need now is a few of the disposables doing something haphazard and the whole of vaping will be in a world of trouble. "They" (government, anti's, lobbyists etc) aren't bright enough or don't care enough to distinguish between 'conventional' vaping and disposable vaping - it is, stupidly, one and the same to them.
Post by ghostrider1971 on Oct 6, 2022 18:10:14 GMT
I think the point I was trying to get across was the utter numbskulls the BBC interview in these situations to make their 'point'.
As responsible adults who vape we want to protect vaping as a safe alternative to smoking. These numbskulls (yes, I'll happily use that again) are basically going out to get vaping bad publicity with their sensationalism and often own stupidity.
'I like disposable vapes because I can coordinate them with my outfit' - I mean, seriously?
The current one - 'never had an addiction so bad' and 'have rushes'...but 'they taste great' but 'terrified' about the long term effects.
How many contradictions?
Absolute gutter journalism....I mean interviewing any of the millions of happy vapers would obviously be far too difficult...all about agendas...
Post by ghostrider1971 on Oct 1, 2022 19:07:50 GMT
I remember a day when the BBC used to be the best news agency in the world. Now they love sensationalism and vape bashing as much as the rest. Not quite as good as the last article on the BBC website on vaping where the intellectual genius being interviewed 'liked disposable vapes as they could be colour coordinated with her outfit" but.....
"C**** H****** is 23 and has been using disposable vapes for around a year.
"I'm vaping a full bar every day, whereas before I would smoke around five or six cigarettes a day.
"I can get through seven, maybe eight, disposables a week," she told the BBC.
Chloe says she's "never had an addiction so bad" and doesn't go more than an hour without vaping, and often falls asleep at night with a vape in her hand.
"My vape is constantly in my mouth so I'm getting nicotine rushes and if I can't find it I end up having a panic attack."
She says she always keeps several in the house and likes to try out all the different flavours: "The taste is brilliant compared to cigarettes."
Chloe says she worries about the longer-term effects of vaping: "The thing that scares me the most is that there isn't enough research on the long-term effects they are going to have on us - I'm terrified"."
Post by ghostrider1971 on Sept 24, 2022 18:39:39 GMT
Concentrate - 33% (?) VG - 60-65 ish%
Nic - 3mg
Steep - 2 days
Kit - Vaporesso itank 0.2oh @ 55w on Voopoo Alpha
Short and sweet? Close but no Havana...but maybe a slim panatella
OK, first things first. A couple of things on the numbers at the top...
This is a 60ml shortfill. It has 20ml of concentrate which gives it 33% flavouring (Yep, that's pretty high...). Topped up with 90/10 VG/PG basemix and 100% VG nic to 3mg makes it come out at an overall ratio of.....I haven't got a clue....
I am informed these Chubby Longfills are based on the flavours of disposable vapes in our better format. Second one in (After NRG Ice) and this is another very good one. Could we say Kiwi, passion fruit and guava is a classic mix now? Maybe...
Three powerful flavours and they do play nicely together. The inhale is a mixed fruit bomb. The guava in this one is very distinguishable and has that nice pungent aroma in the vape clouds. The kiwi is possibly the star of the show. On the first few vapes I thought I was getting an annoying spoon of sugar on the end of the exhale. I now think it is the sweetness part of the Kiwi. When you eat the real thing it does have that sugary but distinctive kiwi taste. I think first inhale is the kiwi too then moving on to the passion fruit. The guava is always there too...lingering nicely.
Whilst not branded as an 'ice' there is a mild chill at the end of the exhale. Nothing like the polar blast in the NRG juice but a nice cooling sensation. Overall, I would say this is very decent. We have three powerful flavours having a good relationship with each other rather than competing and confusing. Any worries about the high concentrate ratio can, well for me, be alleviated. It is strong (and I love strong) but it certainly isn't overpowering. In fact, I'd be much happier if all of my juices had this strength of flavour if not at this ratio.
Re-reading the short and sweet, that is possibly slightly harsh. In rubbish cigar joke terms, I think I should upgrade this one to a very commendable King Edward. Not my ususal fruit blend (not dark enough) but lots here to keep me interested. Review based on a day steep - am curious how this one will develop...if 60ml lasts long enough.
Post by ghostrider1971 on Sept 22, 2022 20:15:36 GMT
Concentrate - 20%
VG - 70%
Nic - 3mg
Steep - 2 days
Kit - Vaporesso itank 0.2oh @ 51w on Smok D-barrel
Short and sweet? The absolute business
A couple of weeks back I was asking about an energy drink flavour and up pops this little beauty from Chubby Longfills. I think it is the brand name of Exceptional Vapes who also do Chubby Shotz and Dripping Deserts among others.
I get the funny feeling I am going to be in a tiny minority here but I am absolutely delighted with one. Starting off with the ice - my usual grumble has no place here - this is Drip Hacks Cryo plus. Imagine walking round Fairbanks, Alaska in a pair of shorts in the middle of winter and you'd be getting close - a proper, proper OMG blast of ice. The energy drink flavour is absolutely spot on. Although I'm not a fan of real energy drinks (So, why did I so desperately want to vape one....?) this isn't a spot on Red Bull or a spot on Monster but it is defintely a decent energy drink taste. That sour-sweet and slightly bitter mish mash. I looked up 'energy drink flavour' online as I couldn't quite describe the flavour mix but the explanation I saw most was 'tutti-frutti'....which I don't think is right....
There is of course a couple of minor downsides. It does smell like an energy drink - and as we know they are pretty potent. I had my vape in my top pocket all day as usual and it was very noticeable. This, of course, is exacerbated in the actual vape clouds. Probably going to be like vaping marmite - some around you will love it and many will head for the hills screaming loudly.
This is exactly what I wanted it to be (and more) and is going to prove how absolutely subjective vaping is. I'm giving this a damm good 9/10. It's strong. It's icy. It's quirky. If 99% of you gave it 1/10...I could live with that
£3.49 for a 60ml shortfill from ELFC (and I'm sure other good retailers) - (added my own 72mg nic)
Post by ghostrider1971 on Aug 30, 2022 8:26:49 GMT
Certainly never thought I'd become a fruit 'long steeper' but following the success of 'Holiday' I thought I'd give this one another go on the iTank. After a couple of days, the happy verdict is 'even better than before'. The lemonade is a very distinctive 'white' lemonade - the mythical blue razz is still great.
Would happily upgrade this one to a 9.5/10 now. Very, very good indeed. Hitting this one at 60w at the moment (slighlty lower than the first test) and the flavour is deep - looking forward to inching up towards the 70 watt range.