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Is Your E-Cig Leaking?

Every vaper will have experienced a leaking e-cig at some point. This problem is annoying not just because you’re wasting e-liquid and you may stain your clothes but also because there’s an increased risk you may spill some in your mouth causing a bitter taste and a mild burning sensation. When your e-cigarette is leaking you obviously want to get it fixed as soon as possible but, in order to ensure it is fixed you need to first understand why it is leaking and how similar problems can be prevented.

Fill It Up

Most leaks are actually caused by the way the clearomiser is filled. Tank style atomizers have a central tube extending from the coil up to the mouthpiece, if you manage to get e-liquid in there you will have leaking problems. When you fill up be very careful not to get anything within the central tube. You should tilt the tank as if you were pouring a beer and ensure that the e-liquid runs down the inside of the glass/plastic. This will keep it away from the central space and reduce the likelihood of leaks. 

Tighten Up

Having gaps in between the components of your e-cigarette or the cross threading screw on the elements can cause serious leaking issues. There are some key areas where gaps are most likely to appear; where the coil meets the atomizer and where the base of your atomizer meets the tank. Ensure everything fits snugly together to limit leaks. Cross threading the components can create gaps that allow for leaks. When screwing parts back together be very careful and make sure they are properly lined up.

Don’t Over-Tighten Your E-Cig

Over-tightening can be as much of a problem as under tightening and allowing gaps in your e-cigarette. O-rings are the little rubber rings found in your vaporizer where the two parts of the tank meet. They help to create a perfect leak-free seal. When you over-tighten you can damage these little bits of rubber and create a path for e-liquid to spill out. It’s hard to define over-tightening but the basic rule is to screw everything in firmly but without putting a lot of strength into it. 

O-Rings

As demonstrated above O-rings are really important for preventing leaks but they can not only be damaged by over-tightening they can also be degraded by e-liquid and through the vaporizer generally. It is vital you regularly take your e-cigarette apart and check on the suitability of these rings. You will be able to see any damage or wear and tear, which means you will know if and when they need replacing. Sometimes spare O-rings are supplied with a vape but if not you can pick them up from most e-cigarette stores.

Power

Flooding can cause leaking and this happens when too much e-liquid is pulled into the coil and it cannot vaporize properly. This means a lot of excess liquid leaks out of the coil’s housing. You can fix this by changing several setting but the easiest way is to switch to a higher power or voltage setting. This vapes more e-liquid per puff. It can create more vapor and alter the flavor but it is not the only solution. You could add more wick material into the coil housing, this will slow the coil and gives the coil more time to do its job. You need to stuff a small piece of organic cotton beside the coil but be careful not to move the coil. Use a straightened paperclip to wedge it in but leave one side free for airflow.

Inhale Slowly and Softly 

If you’re still having problems with your e-cig leaking it could be caused by the way you inhale rather than due to a fault with the e-cigarette. When you draw harder on a traditional cigarette you get more smoke but doing this on a vape will accomplish little. It may even draw e-liquid into the coil faster than it can be vaporized, which can cause leakage. To solve this, you need to change the way you inhale and take longer, gentler breaths.

Condensation

This is one leak source that you can do very little to change. When you take a hit you may not be able to take in all the vapor that has been created. The rest will condense in the center tube or mouthpiece. You may not be losing a lot each time but this can add up to a lot. You can minimize this by taking longer draws, inhaling as soon as you press the button and taking your finger off the button quickly. This will minimize the amount of e-liquid that will condense.

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Michael Grey

With a passion to educate through my writings and a passion to help others, I found my place here at Black Note. Being that I am a former smoker who quit smoking because of vaping, I knew I could help others do the same. Working for Black Note is a true blessing. Not only do I help educate vapers on a daily basis through my writings, but I am also enjoying the benefits of working with an amazing team and sharing an authentic tobacco solution with the vaping community.
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What is E-Juice?

E-juice, also known as e-liquid or vaping liquid, is the liquid that’s placed in the vaping device and subsequently atomized into vapor. When you go to buy e-juice, you’ll notice it contains a mix of several ingredients. These typically include vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), some type of flavoring, and nicotine.

VG and PG form the base of the e-liquid. VG is a component used in food and personal care products; its role in e-liquid is to create a thick, dense vapor. PG is another popular solvent used in a variety of everyday items. It carries the e-liquid flavor, provides the “throat hit,” and enhances the vaping liquid’s ability to soak into wicks or cartomizer materials.

Nicotine is an optional ingredient, often available in different levels. E-juice also contains some type of flavoring.

Black Note leads the pack of tobacco vaping liquid by using only natural flavoring – extract from real tobacco leaves to produce real tobacco taste. When you go to buy e-juice from other companies, you may find any number of chemicals used to create synthetic flavors that include fake strawberry, manufactured vanilla, and even man-made tobacco flavors.

If your aim when you buy e-liquid is to experience the subtle nuances, genuine flair and authentic taste of real tobacco, then you’ll be on the mark if you buy e-juice from the Black Note lineup.

Best E-Juice

When you’re going to buy e-liquid, it’s only natural you’ll want the best e-liquid. But what, exactly, does it “best e-juice” mean? We’ll tell you.

For starters, you’ll want an e-juice that doesn’t contain all kinds of strange chemicals and concoctions that you can’t even pronounce. True, even the best e-liquid will contain vegetable glycerin (VG) and proplene glycol (PG), which serve as the base of e-juice, but you don’t necessarily need a host of other chemical compounds.

The best e-juice will stick to natural ingredients, like real tobacco extract, rather than rely on synthetic flavorings, colorings and other additives. Diacetyl is one of those synthetic ingredients that has gotten a pretty bad rap, although its use is not all that uncommon for producing sweet e juice flavors.

Definitely read the ingredient list before you buy e-juice to ensure you recognize what’s on it. Better yet, see if the e-juice company offers a lab report to confirm what’s actually inside the e-liquid.

In addition to having as few chemical ingredients as possible, the best e-juice will have an amazing taste. For those who enjoy authenticity over imitation, the most amazing taste is the most natural taste, especially when it comes to tobacco. Since Black Note uses real extract from tobacco leaves, we not only avoid all those weird chemical flavorings, but we also produce the most authentic experience: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like tobacco.

Best E-Liquid on the Market

Anyone looking for the best e-liquid on the market need look no further than Black Note. Black Note tobacco vaping liquid ranks as the best e-juice across the board in every category, starting with the taste.

Black Note’s main claim to fame is producing a tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. That because we use real tobacco extract, not chemicals, to create the best e-juice tobacco flavor. Using extract from real tobacco leaves retains tobacco’s nuances and flavor notes, giving you the most authentic and multi-faceted tobacco experience.

In addition to being the best e-juice for tobacco taste, Black Note also has the best e-liquid manufacturing process. We spent years researching and testing various production methods, and finally landed on one that we believe is absolutely perfect.

It starts with growing carefully selected tobacco seeds, followed by an equally precise of steps that include an extensive natural extraction process. Even our bottling and packaging is done with the utmost care, using recycled and recyclable packaging materials to ensure our products are as earth-friendly as they are vapor-friendly.

One more category where Black Note ranks as the best e-liquid is with the value. Every order comes with free domestic shipping, one-to-three day domestic shipping guarantee, and a 90-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason, or don’t agree we’re the best e-juice on the market, send it back on us and we’ll refund your money.

Vape Juice Ingredients

Vape juice ingredients can be pretty straightforward – or not. At the very least, most vape juice contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and some type of flavoring. Nicotine has largely become an optional ingredient that can be included at varying levels or left out altogether.

Vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are usually the two main ingredients that make up the base of most vape juice.

VG is a plant-based substance with the ability to produce a dense, thick vapor. PG is an additive found in many food items and certain medicines. It carries the flavoring, provides the “throat hit” and enhances the vape juice’s ability to soak into the wicking materials.

Nicotine levels can vary, as can ingredients that make up the flavorings. The components that make up vape juice flavoring are where ingredients can get rather complicated.

Vape juice that relies on artificial flavorings can contain any number of extraneous chemicals and other additives, whatever it takes to recreate the flavor the ecig juice is going for.

Black Note uses only natural flavorings: extract from real tobacco leaves. That keeps our ingredient list incredibly simple, backed by a lab report to prove it. You won’t find any strange chemical concoctions used to produce our tobacco flavor, just real tobacco extract that delivers a real tobacco experience.

What is the Best Flavor for Ecig Juice?

From strawberry shortcake to banana rum, ecig juice comes in tons of flavors. While folks can debate and discuss all the fruity, sweet or food-like flavors all day long, the best flavor for e-cig liquid is straight-up tobacco.

Why? Vaping was originally created as an alternative for traditional cigarettes, mainly for those who enjoy the taste of tobacco. And when you can find an e-cig liquid that is able to recreate tobacco’s full-bodied yet delicate flavor notes and nuances, but without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, then you’ve found the best ecig juice.

Recreating tobacco’s complex flavor isn’t easy, especially when it’s attempted with artificial ingredients. That’s why Black Note sticks to the real thing, extracting the essence of real tobacco leaves to flavor our vaping liquid. Not only does this avoid the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, but it also eliminates the flavoring chemicals found in many ecig juices. The end result is real tobacco taste, an authentic tobacco experience and the best flavor for ecig juice you can find.

Notice also we said the best e-cig flavor was straight-up tobacco, not plain old tobacco. Black Note’s real tobacco vaping liquid happens to come in a variety of different blends, from the light and airy to the peppery and robust. Not all tobacco is created equal, and different blends capture the specialized subtleties that make each tobacco unique.

Best Sweet Tobacco E-Juice

When it comes to sweet tobacco e-juice, your options can be broken down into two categories.

The first category contains tobacco e-juice that overlays the tobacco flavor with artificial chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fruity or other dessert-like flavorings. We wouldn’t classify any such flavors as the best tobacco e liquid, simply because they typically use chemicals and other artificial ingredients to create the tobacco taste, the sweet taste, or both.

The second category of sweet tobacco e-juice is where you’ll find the best tobacco e-liquid, sweet or otherwise. This category contains vaping liquid created using only natural flavorings, which is exactly where Black Note fits in. Instead of concocting flavors using synthetic ingredients, Black Note uses an extensive extraction process that slowly and deliberately extracts the tobacco essence from real tobacco leaves.

The result is the best tobacco e-juice: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. And if you’re going for the best sweet tobacco e liquid, we have a few tobacco blends that offer varying levels of sweetness.

Prelude is our sweetest tobacco e-liquid, containing golden Virginia tobacco. Made from fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, Sonata is our Cavendish blend with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. Solo is our menthol blend, giving you a semi-sweet minty taste created from natural menthol crystals extract from dried mint leaves.

For the best tobacco e-liquid that’s naturally sweet and remarkably delicious, Black Note is at your service.

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