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Discussion in 'Ejuice / Flavor Discussions' started by fratervapor, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. fratervapor

    fratervapor Bronze Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    New vaper here.

    I was trying to figure out an easy way to test juices in small amounts. I have an RDA on the way which seems to be the canonical answer. Still gotta clean it and change the wicks between flavors. So far I have been putting enough in a tank to wick properly, testing, then decanting/disassembling/cleaning/drying/refilling. That is Teh Suck.

    Since the RDA isn't here I put a small drip/drib of juice on an aluminum foil square and heated it gently from below with a torch style lighter. This seemed to work rather well and had the benefit of letting me breath in through my nose and mouth separately.

    Obviously it won't be exactly the same as vaping on an atty, but even attys vary between them. Seems to me the critical part is heating gently with a sweeping flame to avoid overheating.

    Is this already a thing and I'm just not finding it in my forum/web searches? Is it called something else? Is it deprecated because it looks shady?
     
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    Hmmm... That sounds like a fascinating idea. I imagine the taste won't be right on. Amount of heat, heating curve, the media upon which the juice is sitting: All different. But it might save a lot of cotton and time in getting you closer, more quickly.

    I was wondering if, for test purposes, instead of completely wicking an RDA, you couldn't wick it just enough to give the coil some liquid to heat--say just a bit of wick showing from each end of the coil? Then you wouldn't have to clean. Just replace that short piece of wick, juice up the new piece, test.
     
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    fratervapor Bronze Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Got some flavors from FA and was going to start doing .5ml microbatches as described on the forum here somewhere. Hoping the quick/dirty method will help me get on target faster.

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    fratervapor Bronze Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I'll try that and report back when my RDA comes in. Fastech, so it may be late Spring. :)
     
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    I know this doesn't help you right now, but the most elegant answer is when you get you RDA built yourself a fused clapton. I built one w/ a 26g core and 32g wrap. Not the prettiest , but it works. I mounted it a little off level so one end of it sits right above the deck. It wicks amazingly well, will hold two or three drops internally and pull any exsess up off the deck. Perfect for a 2-3 draw sample. Burn it clean and change juice.
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    fratervapor Bronze Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Makes sense. So much coil surface area that it hold enough for a taste. I'll try it, but it'll be further down the road after I've built some boring coils. :) Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Model_A_Ford Bronze Contributor

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    Uh, yeah, It's called freebasing.

    I know folks that DIY will drop flavors in a little bit of water and just taste it, but I don't know if its okay or not to drink small quantities of e-liquid.
    The glycerin might give you the squirts I guess.
     
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    Inhaling aluminum vapor causes Alzheimer's disease. FYI.
     
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    I dont rewick between flavors... even in power mode im good about heating the cotton dry without burning.... after i hit it to the point that i taste cotton ill uncap it and tap the switch while blowing on the coil.... rejuice and bam, good as new.

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    pulsevape Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    like earnest said put a clapton coil in your dripper it will suck up enough juice to vape, or put a ss mesh slug wick in your dripper. you can get a real good idea of the flavor of the juice and then just dry burn it,and put in new flavor. you don't have to rewick at all.
     
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    I just torched a piece of dry aluminum. Strange smoke. Sketched out.

    I've tasted straight ejuice multiple times. Spit it out afterwards, but yeah. VG/PG are food grade, and the nic in a tiny bit is way less than what I vape. It can definitely help you pick up on gross flavorings. Did the same think for flavored vodkas/liqueurs (more spitting).

    Love the clapton idea.
     

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