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TheFinz

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    TheFinz got a reaction from tobaccoandvapemart in Welcome all new members   
    Congrats you two! Putting down those nasty cigarettes is a giant accomplishment.  I'm 19 months cigarette free and won't ever go back. 
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    TheFinz got a reaction from Walt in E juice burning my throat   
    I like Walt, have found that over time, the "throat hit" part vaping is no longer a part of what I am looking for.  I started off with some 50/50 stuff at 18 mg of Nic.  These days, I lean heavily towards the max VG stuff. Problem is, some Max VG's are like 70/30, which doesn't really cut it for me anymore.  I want 80/20 or better from my Juice and I am down to 6 mg of nic.  Hell, I use temp control these days because I don't like how hot the vapor gets on wattage mode.  I don't need or more importantly, want a throat hit anymore.  All I desire is a nicotine system that delivers my vice and brings some nice smooth flavor with it.  The end goal is to be done with nicotine completely by the time I turn 40.  That leaves me 21 months to work my way down even further on the Nic usage. 
    But definitely, the more Propylene Glycol and the higher your nicotine level, the harder it will be on your throat, regardless.  Though personally, I don't find the first few vapes say after sleeping or a long session of being busy at work, to be any different than when I'm in the middle of a chain vape session.  But I've been steadily refining my experience over the last 18 months or so.  And I'm really glad I finally upgraded to a TC mod, it really is brilliant (to me at least).  
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    TheFinz got a reaction from donna68ca in Gettin the hang of this   
    Well of course it comes down to the primary mixing mostly, but my premix with nic is VG,  more or less the only thing that has PG in it all is the flavors I choose to mix in.  So most of my mixes are 80/20 at lowest. 
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    TheFinz got a reaction from michellesully72 in Hello all I'm new to the forum!   
    Welcome to VT!  Congrats on putting down those nasty cigarettes!
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    TheFinz got a reaction from gadget in Slowly expanding   
    Trying to increase my available options for flavors by a couple every month.  I added marshmallow and blue raspberry to the fold this week.  I ran into free shipping issues on ecigexpress and decided to purchase from Bull City vapors instead, as it was cheaper and on the east coast.  REALLY glad I did!  I ordered on Friday at like 2:30 PM, the package was in my mailbox by 1 PM on Monday.  And I even had a little handwritten thank you for your order with my name.  Small things can make a big difference.  I'll definitely be ordering flavors from them again.  Likely they'll be my go to place moving forward. 

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    TheFinz got a reaction from Walt in Slowly expanding   
    Trying to increase my available options for flavors by a couple every month.  I added marshmallow and blue raspberry to the fold this week.  I ran into free shipping issues on ecigexpress and decided to purchase from Bull City vapors instead, as it was cheaper and on the east coast.  REALLY glad I did!  I ordered on Friday at like 2:30 PM, the package was in my mailbox by 1 PM on Monday.  And I even had a little handwritten thank you for your order with my name.  Small things can make a big difference.  I'll definitely be ordering flavors from them again.  Likely they'll be my go to place moving forward. 

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    TheFinz reacted to VapeMama in Slowly expanding   
    Of course I pay the "shopping"! I meant the SHIPPING. I really detest AUTOCORRECT!

    Sent from my XT1565 using The Vapor Talk mobile app


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    TheFinz reacted to VapeMama in Slowly expanding   
    I use Wizard Labs for my flavors and nic. The shipping can be steep if I don't reach the free shipping minimum, but they have a variety of flavor vendors to choose from, I like that. I usually end up paying the shopping because I'm at the point where I'm replenishing flavors, not stocking up anymore. I get my PG and VG from Amazon. I mix my own basses as hubby and I vape different nic levels.

    Sent from my XT1565 using The Vapor Talk mobile app


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    TheFinz got a reaction from wbeard1218 in Slowly expanding   
    Oh and my half gallon of VG/Nic premix should be on my doorstep tomorrow.  XD.  Should have enough to get through the next 8 months minimum.
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    TheFinz got a reaction from wbeard1218 in help   
    What tank/coils are you using?  The baby beast that came with the alien?  If so, smok doesn't make coils for it that are capable of temp control.  They're all kanthal wattage mode only coils.
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    TheFinz got a reaction from Walt in Praise Vaping!   
    Yeah I feel it every time I'm at baseball Practice with my son. I'm an assistant coach so I'm out there doing my own running around a few times a week.  If I was still smoking,  I'd be out there panting halfway through every practice.  Now, it's much better xD. But if you heard NPR tell it, it's worse for me than cigarettes. Haha
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    TheFinz reacted to Walt in Praise Vaping!   
    Weeded the front flower garden to include digging out a small tree.  No debilitating fits of coughing and gagging!   This old fart got tired and had to sit down after the tree.  But this old fart could breath!!!!  First time since I can remember. 
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    TheFinz reacted to Walt in Image of Vaping   
    I honestly laughed out loud.  The dog IS really cute.  Now, I do really like Jeff Dunham's character, Walter.  Since I heard him say it, I've wanted a one day job at Wallmart just to say "Welcome to Wallmart.  Get your **** and get out!"  That would be priceless!
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    TheFinz got a reaction from wbeard1218 in Like discovering temp control for the first time   
    TC on my Smok Alien is fantastic.  Love it, such a smooth vape.  
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    TheFinz got a reaction from Walt in Like discovering temp control for the first time   
    50 at a B&M?  Yeah I probably would have bought it too and suffered the wrath of my wife later.  Don't those normally retail online for around $150?
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    TheFinz got a reaction from kookookachoo in Tanks!!   
    Glad to be of service! 
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    TheFinz got a reaction from kookookachoo in Tanks!!   
    It's likely saying the tank is made of SS.  The premade coils, are definitely not.   And yep, no problem.  Not everyone is fond of TC vaping.  For me however, it changed my entire experience for the better.  I dont plan to vape on watt mode ever again, unless I'm testing my homebrew e-liquid.  I use my old setups for that.
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    TheFinz got a reaction from kookookachoo in Tanks!!   
    Nope, all of their pre-made TFV8 Baby tank coils are made with Kanthal.  Kanthal doesnt work in TC mode. Though I've read there may be some break throughs on the horizon for that.  
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    TheFinz got a reaction from kookookachoo in Tanks!!   
    I'd probably love the smok V8 baby tanks, but that stupid rubber ring around the fill hole is constantly soaking up juice (even when Im careful), and it expands and get too big to fit within a few weeks.  The other issue I had was how hot they got.  Not my cup of tea, oh and no prebuilt TC coils was another issue for me.  I have absolutely no desire to build my own coils.  Otherwise, they deliver on taste and cloud production no doubt.  And yeah, they'l work on pretty much any sub ohm setup.  
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    TheFinz reacted to Walt in Like discovering temp control for the first time   
    What a difference!  I've been vaping on the Yihi SX mini ML class for about a day now in power mode.  I put a build in a single coil Ammit just for the mod using about a .4Ω build on the single coil as the mod is a power hog.  Vapes very nice at 40 Watts.  Thought I would try temp control.  Set it for 42 joules since I knew 40 watts was plenty.  Amazing!!!!  One each USDA grade A smooth vape with a consistent temp from start to finish.  With my other mods I really feel the temp control kick in and knock down the temperature.  Not this thing.  Just gives me 440F from start to finish.  Gotta try a dna someday.  I hear they are really good at tc as well.   I could become a fan of this. 
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    TheFinz got a reaction from Walt in Juice replication - Major victory(ish)   
    Long story short, one of my favorite E-juices is Glacier Banana, part of the Epic Clouds line by Namber Juice.  I mixed a small bottle about a week ago, around 10 ML.  I let it sit for a few days, took the top off the bottle and sniffed it.  It smelled almost identical to the original juice.  Turned out the banana and menthol were both weak, but I knew I was on the right path.  So I dove in bravely, mixed a full 60 ml bottle the other night after making some adjustments to the recipe, and while it's not PERFECT, it's really really close.  It could now use a little less banana and a little more Menthol to give it the proper bite, with a mellow banana after taste.  It's still great tho, I've been hitting it all day, but I'm pretty sure I have the final recipe in order.  I'll come back and confirm later once I blow through this 60 ML I mixed.  Tough part is the amount of flavoring it's taking to make it work, but it still comes out to a 70/30 PG VG mixture, which is a little lower VG than I hoped, but I had to use a LOT of flavoring.  Way more than I expected TBH, though it seems to be rather close to spot on.   Is what it is I suppose...perhaps you guys can make some suggestions on how to get more out of the flavors?  Maybe there's nothing to be done.  Anyway, here's the mix:
    25% DX Banana Cream Flavor By Signature (TFA)
    5% Arctic Winter (Menthol) by FlavourArt
    10% Erythritol (5%) in VG Solution
    60% VG solution premixed with 6mg of Nicotine
    So essentially I'm at about a 70/30 mix with about 3.6mg of Nicotine. (unless my math is broke) 
    Current mix has flavoring at 27% Banana Cream with 3% menthol.  I figured if I bring the menthol up while dropping the banana slightyly it ought to be spot on, but 30% flavoring has a rather WTF sort of factor to it.  But like I said, I'm not sure it can be helped.  As of right now I have blown through about 6 ML of it today, and I'm pleased as punch.  
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    TheFinz reacted to Walt in How to diy e juice?   
    I started by joining www.e-liquid-recipes.com and downloading this calculator:  http://ejuice.breaktru.com/  
    Take some time to play with the calculator.  It comes with some recipes.  Learn how to tell the calculator what type of nic you are using and how to set your desired nic strength.  If you have a good relationship with a local B&M they probably have a book full of juice descriptions that will give you starting points regarding the flavors used in juices.  You won't get a recipe but you may get some really helpful hints. 
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    TheFinz got a reaction from Edna in ONE YEAR VAPERVERSARY TODAY-THANKS Y'ALL!   
    Congrats!  One year is a very big deal! 
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    TheFinz got a reaction from leadpipe58 in Gettin the hang of this   
    An excellent question.  I use Erythritol personally, which isn't as sweet, and holds up well at high temps.  Others use sweeteners that are a LOT more sweet.  
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    TheFinz got a reaction from gadget in Image of Vaping   
    Lmao gadget.  That's hilarious!  And I don't run into any people with vendettas against vapers thankfully.  I posted stuff about recent studies on Facebook with no one being a hating ****** nozzle. And on the streets I either get "hey can I get a light" (which I have to let the poor analog addict know I don't have one) or I get a fellow vaper asking about my set up, what watts I vape on, flavors etc and we usually have a good conversation.  I guess I'm fortunate that I don't have a bunch of uneducated haters where I live.  Either that, or they're good with minding their own business.  It's probably a little of both. 
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