Reddit threads on DIY clones and DIY eliquid

Get ready for the attack of the clones vapers! You might be a vaping veteran or just starting out mixing DIY ejuice—doesn’t matter. This reddit thread about DIY clones is for everyone; it has been around for five years and is still active with nearly 400 upticks and lots of comments–it’s an excellent resource to mix 100% authentic replicas of your favorite eliquids.

Reddit threads on DIY clones
Reddit threads on DIY clones

If you want to get more into the general world of mixing DIY ejuice, then we strongly suggest r/DIY_eJuice where there are over 60,000 DIY eliquid enthusiasts. One of the best things about this piece of internet wonderland is the fact that there are people online at all times of the day so you can give and get info in real-time.

We understand this post has been like a crowning for reddit, and it is, because it is a user-driven platform that provides first-hand, mostly unbiased info directly from site members. In that sense, it is like the big electronic cigarette forums, like E-Cigarette Forum, PoTV, etc.—more great sources of DIY eliquid recipes, DIY vaping info, and everything else about how to make DIY ejuice. Clicking on any one of those reddit links will open wonderful worlds of DIY ejuice for you.

Hope that’s a little plus in your life, thanks for reading and happy vaping!

Alcohol vs. Vaping: things you should know

We are massive supporters of individual rights, along with a multitude of other rights—your average libertarian humanist. Naturally we are just as passionate about our vaping rights, too. For over a decade now, writing from October 2020, there has been a non-stop assault on all things vaping. Left, right, and center, the vaping world has been under constant attack, and needlessly so. We don’t say ‘needlessly’ lightly, either—and that’s where the alcohol comparison comes in.

Is alcohol only meant for and marketed to adults? Yes, just like vaping products. Is alcohol only sold to adults? Yes, just like vaping products. Is alcohol sometimes abused by underage drinkers? Yes, just like vaping products. Is alcohol harmful? Can be if used irresponsibly, just like vaping products.

So how come vaping products don’t enjoy the same market conditions as alcohol? Why is vaping so discriminated against—again, needlessly? If alcohol and vaping are pretty much the same, why are legislators trying to outlaw flavors? Impose bottle sizes and nicotine levels and what color your underwear needs to be? Hands off, please! If adults can so easily have market access to alcohol, we demand it for vaping products, without all these uncalled-for abuses of our rights.

Think about it, do you see anyone saying “no, you can’t sell strawberry daiquiris because it tastes too good, the flavor is great, and it will lead to teens drinking it”? We don’t. But then they turn around and say “no flavors, because it makes minors more attracted to vaping”. Give us a break. A BIG one! This is sheer hypocrisy, plain and simple. It’s a double standard and absolutely unnecessary. The vaping industry and consumers pay taxes, too. We have paid-and-struggled for rights just like anyone else.

Regulation is good, strangulation, not so much! If I want to vape and am not harming anyone, just like as if I were drinking alcohol and not harming anyone, then it is no-one’s business but my own!

Optimal Vaping Temperatures for Temperature Controlled Mods

Many vapers use e-cigs that give near-total control over how the device performs. One of these control mechanisms is the temperature control (TC) function. While some TC vapes are programmed with pre-set temperature levels, some mods allow vapers to choose an exact temperature from a certain range, allowing for optimal personalization of the vape. However, it can be difficult sometimes to find the right temperature level—especially since many mods have different optimum temperatures. Actually, this is why we put this blog post together: to help you find the perfect temperature for vaping with a TC mod.

Knowing the optimum temperature for your TC mod is important for two main reasons:

The first one is the most obvious one—knowing the best temperature of your device is definitely going to taste and feel better than not knowing. Vaping at too high of a temperature can easily result in a burnt sensation. Vaping at too low temperatures also has an adverse effect on the quality of the vape, with weak hits that don’t have too much body or flavor.

The second reason is about conservation. Vaping at too-high temperatures means using more vape juice than is needed. Since eliquid can be pricey, it’s very important to use it efficiently. Also, not wasting ejuice means you don’t have to fill up as much.

As we pointed out earlier, sometimes mods allow vapers to choose specific temperatures. Other times, vapers can only choose from a few different options in pre-determined range settings. On the extreme end, sometimes vapers don’t even get to choose temperature. Many mod electronic cigarette batteries have a temperature control feature, but more often than not, they are controlled through wattage. Wattage is the power that is supplied to the coils. Once wattage is applied, the heat on and in the wire starts to increase. More wattage means more heat; your coils get hotter much quicker. As heating becomes higher/faster, the amount of produced vapor increases. And it is at this point, the point where eliquid vaporizes faster or slower, makes a world of difference in flavor transmission and money.

DIY eliquid or not, the classic range to vaporize ejuice is 100-250°C. We feel the lower part of this range should be avoided because vaporizing at such low levels typically result in weak vapor with no taste. In our view, the best place to start is around 149°C, which, by the way, is still a relatively low temperature. At about 207°C you will be getting a cool and sizeable hit. The vapor consistency will feel thin and refreshing and will be smoother on the lungs of newer vapers. Low-to-medium levels will unlock the optimum flavor area. If the temperature isn’t high enough, turn up the heat a little. Temperatures around 224°C usually provide substantial hits that are not too warm. Above 232°C, e-juice is going to start to lose a good portion of its flavor, and even possibly start giving dry hits. With low-quality devices, such high temperatures will probably cause a lot of coughing, as well.

Overall, it is always in your best interest to find the optimal temperature for your TC mods—your taste buds and wallet will thank you immensely!

Nicotine Salts Explained

Curious about how to vape nicotine salt liquid?

A lot of articles about this topic are too wordy, technical, and generally confusing so we will keep it short and understandable.

Let us dispel a common misconception: you can vape nicotine salt liquid in a sub-ohm tank. In other words, nicotine salt e liquid is not purely for pod vape kits. The only thing you need to do is make sure to vape a low nicotine liquid. Say a 6mg/ml nicotine salt eliquid. This will vape quite nicely in your sub-ohm tank. You’ll need to play around with the wattage to find your sweet spot, but that’s it.

The opposite is also true. You can vape e-liquid made with normal (freebase) nicotine in pod vape systems. You could, as many people do, vape, say, a 3mg/ml freebase eliquid in your pod kit. Or a 6mg/ml liquid, if you wanted a harder throat hit.

Since the late 2010s, eliquid made with nicotine salts has been mostly used in pod kits, but there has always been a considerable amount of vapers using nicotine salt e-liquid in sub-ohm tanks.

So what it comes down to is, you can vape either kind of juice in either kind of vaping system. You just need to keep in mind the different vaping systems and nicotine levels.

Hope that helps!