The Go-To-Wire: Kanthal or Nickel

In the vaping world, <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/diy-Wire-Tools-and-Wicking_c_77.html”>wire
is used to make coils. While there are many different types of wires uses
to do this, the two we are going to talk about today are nickel and kanthal. Both
wires have different characteristics as well as some pros and cons.

Kanthal Wire
Kanthal is a mixture of iron, chromium, and aluminum. It is
the most popular wire used and comes in many different lengths and gauges. It
has a high resistance and was designed to heat as electricity passes through
it. Another characteristic about this wire, is that it has good durability,
meaning it can be used multiple times over long periods of time. This wire is
easy to work with but stiff enough to hold its form when you shape it. This is
especially important for when you wick your coils because you don’t want the
shape changing or the wire getting distorted. The great thing about kanthal is
that it is inexpensive and it is available here at Vapin’ in the Cape. One
thing to know, though, is that this wire does burn down quicker than others and
that could carry a risk of the metal getting into other parts of the vape.

Nickel Wire
This type of wire is usually pure nickel without any other
metals mixed in. While kanthal is still the most used, nickel is increasing in
popularity. In fact, it is especially popular with vapers who enjoy building
sub-ohm coils and tanks. Nickel is a softer metal and has a low resistance but
has a high temperature coefficient, which means the resistance changes rapidly
when heated. This is beneficial for temperature control. One thing to know
about this, though, is that since nickel is a softer metal, it is hard to get
it to keep its shape once you begin the forming process. Nickel has been known
to get distorted once you wick your coils.

If you don’t have a mod that has
temperature control, then you should really use kanthal. Again, not only does
it have good durability but it also keeps the shape you put it in. Overall, it
is the better wire to use. On the other hand, if you have a mod with
temperature control, then nickel is the way to go. Either way, before you
decide which one to use, make sure you look at all the characteristics for both
and see which one is ideal for your vaping needs.

The Go-To-Wire: Kanthal or Nickel

In the vaping world, <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/diy-Wire-Tools-and-Wicking_c_77.html”>wire
is used to make coils. While there are many different types of wires uses
to do this, the two we are going to talk about today are nickel and kanthal. Both
wires have different characteristics as well as some pros and cons.

Kanthal Wire
Kanthal is a mixture of iron, chromium, and aluminum. It is
the most popular wire used and comes in many different lengths and gauges. It
has a high resistance and was designed to heat as electricity passes through
it. Another characteristic about this wire, is that it has good durability,
meaning it can be used multiple times over long periods of time. This wire is
easy to work with but stiff enough to hold its form when you shape it. This is
especially important for when you wick your coils because you don’t want the
shape changing or the wire getting distorted. The great thing about kanthal is
that it is inexpensive and it is available here at Vapin’ in the Cape. One
thing to know, though, is that this wire does burn down quicker than others and
that could carry a risk of the metal getting into other parts of the vape.

Nickel Wire
This type of wire is usually pure nickel without any other
metals mixed in. While kanthal is still the most used, nickel is increasing in
popularity. In fact, it is especially popular with vapers who enjoy building
sub-ohm coils and tanks. Nickel is a softer metal and has a low resistance but
has a high temperature coefficient, which means the resistance changes rapidly
when heated. This is beneficial for temperature control. One thing to know
about this, though, is that since nickel is a softer metal, it is hard to get
it to keep its shape once you begin the forming process. Nickel has been known
to get distorted once you wick your coils.

If you don’t have a mod that has
temperature control, then you should really use kanthal. Again, not only does
it have good durability but it also keeps the shape you put it in. Overall, it
is the better wire to use. On the other hand, if you have a mod with
temperature control, then nickel is the way to go. Either way, before you
decide which one to use, make sure you look at all the characteristics for both
and see which one is ideal for your vaping needs.

Anarchist Riot RDA

Looks like there is another reasonably priced, authentic, USA made (I believe) RDA on the market, the Riot by Anarchist.
What I know…. it's a 24 mm, dual post, that comes with both chuff cap and standard cap.
It has a ceramic base for "increased flavor"

I have not owned an Anarchist product, so I'm not acquainted with their product quality yet.
Thoughts and opinions?

https://www.heavengifts.com/product/Anarchist-Riot-RDA.html

Anarchist Riot RDA

Top 3 Benefits For Steeping Your E-Liquid Bottles

What is
steeping?

Steeping
is any practice or process used to age or modify the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>flavor
of e-liquid
.
Steeping
is a common practice among vapers to improve the taste of e-juice, via aging,
heating, shaking, and airing. More specifically, it is to induce chemical
reactions in the mixture of the base ingredients in the liquid, like nicotine,
propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and sometimes alcohol and
distilled water.

Steeping
develops and intensifies the flavor of most e-liquids and improves the overall
vaping experience. When the juice is vaped straight from the bottle, the liquid
may or may not have mellowed out.

Oxidation
removes alcohol which subsequently darkens the e- juice‘s color (this is known
as the Maillard reaction—It reduces sugars and involves amino acids). The
removal of volatile compounds like alcohol improves the smoothness of the
juice.

Now,
some important details you should know:

First
would be container type. Is your bottle glass or plastic? Being aware of the
health hazards of plastic and the type of glass you’re using is important to
assess the optimum steeping method.

Glass
bottles are best for protecting health, as plastic is toxic (even if it’s BPA
free) and reactive to your juice. Plastic also easily leaches into any liquid
or food that it encounters, including substances like e-juice. Heat can easily
melt most plastics and can out-gas harmful compounds.

Additionally, any kind of physical stress like
crushing or shocks from falls can cause phthalates to be released. These
microscopic plastic flakes can enter your bloodstream via lungs and skin and
into whatever is being stored in plastic.

Here
are three distinct benefits of steeping your e-liquid:

Steeping
Benefit #1. Allows for flavor fine tuning: Lose the bad stuff, get the good
stuff.

Steeping will improve the mouth feel, taste, and
throatiness of the juice. Homemade juice will almost always have unpleasant
chemical tastes.
Steeped liquids
will feel smoother and taste better. If you want less burn, steeping would be a
good idea. Make sure to be aware of the base you’re using, as this contributes
to throat feel.

Steeping
Benefit #2: Wider palatability and versatility.

Some people may be turned off by the harshness
of certain bases which are also amplified or nullified by flavorings and bottle
material.
If you can’t stand harshness and want a smoother and
softer juice, you want to age it.

Steeping
will allow for as many people as possible to enjoy different e-liquids,
especially when you’re with friends and acquaintances. A beginner may be
unwilling to vape due to the intense taste and the throat burn.
Usefully, steeping can allow you to mitigate
these properties.

Steeping
will make a flavor less sweet and more mellow. Naturally lighter flavors will
be easily snuffed out—the less their taste will be all together.
Examples would be sweeter flavors like
strawberry, kiwi or banana. If you steep these flavors too much you might end
up taking them out of their element totally. If
you’ve ever accidentally inhaled your favorite colognes and had your mood a bit
soured as a result, you’ve experienced something like non-steeped e-juice.

There are many approaches to steeping—another
way is to literally age the liquid in a dark, cool location for weeks,
occasionally shaking it for oxygenation; a bit like wines and other fermented
drinks. You could also steep the liquid using more improvised methods,
like leaving the juice in your vehicle during the summer, breathing it
occasionally. This is convenient as it allows you to heat the liquid without
energy cost or manual effort.

Steeping
Benefit #3: It’s just simply fun.

Having fun testing various combinations of
flavors, juices, batches, steeping methods, and other specifics is part of the
process. Often, the process itself is more enjoyable than the actual
result.

There’s
a secondary process known as streathing. This is testing the juice to determine
what kind of steeping and time span produces the best juice.
t’s good to
keep notes on this, as it can become rather complex.
And that’s a good thing as it allows for virtually
infinite taste and creativity. Steeping certainly adds some amount of culture
and nicety to an already interesting topic.

Always
use glass bottles, as plastic bottles can be toxic and reactive to your juice.
Plastic can melt and leach into the juice itself, so again, be very careful to
use lime soda glass if possible (non-Pyrex). Borosilicate glass can work, but
it can be hazardous to use in other situations.

One can
say that the steeping process begins as soon as the batch is bottled. The
moment it’s sitting on shelves is when the aging process begins. Steeping
usually should be done manually, as it takes some extra time for PG and even
longer for VG, the two most popular bases for e-liquid.

Steeping is an important aspect of vaping. It allows you to
cultivate specific flavors and sensations while vaping, enhances the science of
juice modification, and allows for increased flow of knowledge within the vape
community.

Top 3 Benefits For Steeping Your E-Liquid Bottles

What is
steeping?

Steeping
is any practice or process used to age or modify the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>flavor
of e-liquid
.
Steeping
is a common practice among vapers to improve the taste of e-juice, via aging,
heating, shaking, and airing. More specifically, it is to induce chemical
reactions in the mixture of the base ingredients in the liquid, like nicotine,
propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and sometimes alcohol and
distilled water.

Steeping
develops and intensifies the flavor of most e-liquids and improves the overall
vaping experience. When the juice is vaped straight from the bottle, the liquid
may or may not have mellowed out.

Oxidation
removes alcohol which subsequently darkens the e- juice‘s color (this is known
as the Maillard reaction—It reduces sugars and involves amino acids). The
removal of volatile compounds like alcohol improves the smoothness of the
juice.

Now,
some important details you should know:

First
would be container type. Is your bottle glass or plastic? Being aware of the
health hazards of plastic and the type of glass you’re using is important to
assess the optimum steeping method.

Glass
bottles are best for protecting health, as plastic is toxic (even if it’s BPA
free) and reactive to your juice. Plastic also easily leaches into any liquid
or food that it encounters, including substances like e-juice. Heat can easily
melt most plastics and can out-gas harmful compounds.

Additionally, any kind of physical stress like
crushing or shocks from falls can cause phthalates to be released. These
microscopic plastic flakes can enter your bloodstream via lungs and skin and
into whatever is being stored in plastic.

Here
are three distinct benefits of steeping your e-liquid:

Steeping
Benefit #1. Allows for flavor fine tuning: Lose the bad stuff, get the good
stuff.

Steeping will improve the mouth feel, taste, and
throatiness of the juice. Homemade juice will almost always have unpleasant
chemical tastes.
Steeped liquids
will feel smoother and taste better. If you want less burn, steeping would be a
good idea. Make sure to be aware of the base you’re using, as this contributes
to throat feel.

Steeping
Benefit #2: Wider palatability and versatility.

Some people may be turned off by the harshness
of certain bases which are also amplified or nullified by flavorings and bottle
material.
If you can’t stand harshness and want a smoother and
softer juice, you want to age it.

Steeping
will allow for as many people as possible to enjoy different e-liquids,
especially when you’re with friends and acquaintances. A beginner may be
unwilling to vape due to the intense taste and the throat burn.
Usefully, steeping can allow you to mitigate
these properties.

Steeping
will make a flavor less sweet and more mellow. Naturally lighter flavors will
be easily snuffed out—the less their taste will be all together.
Examples would be sweeter flavors like
strawberry, kiwi or banana. If you steep these flavors too much you might end
up taking them out of their element totally. If
you’ve ever accidentally inhaled your favorite colognes and had your mood a bit
soured as a result, you’ve experienced something like non-steeped e-juice.

There are many approaches to steeping—another
way is to literally age the liquid in a dark, cool location for weeks,
occasionally shaking it for oxygenation; a bit like wines and other fermented
drinks. You could also steep the liquid using more improvised methods,
like leaving the juice in your vehicle during the summer, breathing it
occasionally. This is convenient as it allows you to heat the liquid without
energy cost or manual effort.

Steeping
Benefit #3: It’s just simply fun.

Having fun testing various combinations of
flavors, juices, batches, steeping methods, and other specifics is part of the
process. Often, the process itself is more enjoyable than the actual
result.

There’s
a secondary process known as streathing. This is testing the juice to determine
what kind of steeping and time span produces the best juice.
t’s good to
keep notes on this, as it can become rather complex.
And that’s a good thing as it allows for virtually
infinite taste and creativity. Steeping certainly adds some amount of culture
and nicety to an already interesting topic.

Always
use glass bottles, as plastic bottles can be toxic and reactive to your juice.
Plastic can melt and leach into the juice itself, so again, be very careful to
use lime soda glass if possible (non-Pyrex). Borosilicate glass can work, but
it can be hazardous to use in other situations.

One can
say that the steeping process begins as soon as the batch is bottled. The
moment it’s sitting on shelves is when the aging process begins. Steeping
usually should be done manually, as it takes some extra time for PG and even
longer for VG, the two most popular bases for e-liquid.

Steeping is an important aspect of vaping. It allows you to
cultivate specific flavors and sensations while vaping, enhances the science of
juice modification, and allows for increased flow of knowledge within the vape
community.

A Look at the Serpent BF

(I'm not exactly certain where this post ought to go. The atty is an RDA, sort-of, but it's bottom feed. And there doesn't seem to be a spot for BF attys over in the <a href="https://vaping.com/eliquid?utm_source=ECF&utm_medium=Wordlink&utm_term=Eliquid&utm_campaign=Wordlink%20-%20Eliquid” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>liquid Feed subforum under APVs and <a href="https://vaping.com/vapemods?utm_source=ECF&utm_medium=Wordlink&utm_campaign=modS%20-%20Wordlink&utm_term=modS%20-%20Wordlink&utm_content=SMOK%20-%20Wordlink” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>mods. So I put it here. Feel free to move it, mods, if I am in error.)

Part 1, the atomizer:

I got lucky recently and scored a beautiful 2015 Woodvil in Wenge/Birdseye on the classies here. Since I have been squonking a couple years now and never have found an atomizer I like, I decided my…

A Look at the Serpent BF

Coil Priming Aspire Cleito

Does anyone knkw what's the most efficient way to prime Cleito's .4 ohm coils?

I'Ve been getting some sort of rubber like taste with my latest one, although I have to admit it did pretty much go away once I put in a new <a href="https://vaping.com/eliquid?utm_source=ECF&utm_medium=Wordlink&utm_term=Eliquid&utm_campaign=Wordlink%20-%20Eliquid” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>liquid (so there's a chance my former liquid had an off taste for whatever reason)

SO yeah, just curious, what are some of the known, efficient ways for priming Cleito coil?