5 Ways To Critique E-Juice

It’s Fall season here in America and the temperature has dropped so suddenly. I guess my body hasn’t fully adjusted to the cold because I have been fighting the flu these past few days.

I’m still trucking however trying to do fresh posts through my phone as I lie in bed.

One thing I like to do aside from blogging about vape related topics is reading other vape blogs.

Vape reviews are always interesting to me, especially reviews on products I have used personally. I like to compare my experience with that of the reviewers.

E-juice reviews are always something that I find amusing, and I mean that in a good way. I get glued to reviews and also get impressed at how vapers articulate the way they describe e-liquid.

I believe e-juice plays a very important part in the vaping community. Its the reason vaping is fun, in my opinion. If you follow my blog, you will know my story of how I got into vaping. That “Hawaiian Punch” flavored e-juice I tried the first time I vaped had me hooked! Tasted better than ANY cigarette I ever smoked. I was amazed!

So when I read e-juice reviews, I can really relate with the reviewer. I can relate with what they are trying to express in their post. I understand how a great tasting e-juice just makes everything perfect while you vape.

I have also noticed some common categories vapers use in grading their e-liquid. This gave me an idea for a new post.

These little categories being used will be useful in helping you decide whether an e-juice you recently bought is good or not.

So here they are, 5 ways to critique e-juice:

1. Flavor accuracy – flavor is subjective as many vapers say. What you consider to be delicious may not be what I think, and vice versa.

We can however agree on how spot on an e-juice tastes with what they claim their e-juice to taste like.

An example would be a juice I tried called Nana’s Bread. I don’t really like banana bread, but I must admit this tastes just like it in my opinion. That right there is a sign of a good juice chemist.

2. Vapor production – the more dense and thick the vapor is, the better. I also notice a juice it to be tastier when it produces robust vapor, but that’s just me.

3. Throat hit – some people pay particular attention to how hard the juice “hits” your throat. If you were vaping juice with no hit at all, it would feel like breathing in air. On the other hand, a hit which is too harsh will make your juice unvapeable.

4. Steeping time – this does not apply to premium brands which are made in batches and are already steeped when they are sold. This applies to pre-made juices like the ones from Mt. Baker Vapor and Zamplebox. The longer the steep time, the longer the wait for it to be vapeable and vapers aren’t the most patient people especially when it comes to their juice.

5. Packaging – I personally don’t really care how the package and bottle looks like, what matters to me is whats inside. Some people however critique their juice by how the manufacturer presents its product.

Hopefully these 5 things teaches you how to choose and grade the e-juice you buy.


Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper since 2013. I blog about questions that I and others might have about vaping. All I can say is it's a better alternative to cigarettes, nicotine gum, patches or medication, no matter what the Big Tobacco backed media says!

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