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Sub Ohm Vaping

Is Sub Ohm Vaping Right for Me?

It doesn’t take a long time looking around for vaping gear or reading forums before you come across the phrase “sub ohm vaping” – but what does it mean? Proponents of sub ohming claim that it offers unbeatable vapor production and robust, vivid flavor. But are there downsides too? How do you sub ohm safely? And how do you work out if it’s right for your vaping tastes? Here’s everything you need to know in one handy sub ohm vaping guide.

What is Sub Ohm Vaping?

The definition of sub-ohm vaping is easy to understand once you know a little about electronics. Resistance is the opposition to the flow of current through a circuit. So for a certain voltage, increasing the resistance will decrease the amount of current, and decreasing the resistance will increase the amount of current.

Resistance is measured in ohms, after Georg Ohm (who came up with Ohm’s Law), and every coil you use for vaping represents a certain amount of ohms. Sub ohm vaping is simply vaping with a coil less than one ohm in resistance. This means anything from 0.9 ohms and lower is a sub ohm coil.

For vaping, decreasing the resistance and increasing the current means that the coil vaporizes more e-juice, and therefore gives you more vapor and a more robust hit. So at a specific voltage, a sub ohm coil will put out more vapor than a non-sub ohm coil. This is the key benefit of sub ohm vaping.

Sub Ohm Vaping Safety

So if you want big clouds, you need a coil with as low a resistance as possible, right? Sort of, but there is a lot more to consider than that, and the most important factor is safety.

Any battery you use can only safely supply a certain amount of current. This is usually indicated as the “maximum continuous current” rating (in amps) for the battery. If you have a battery with a maximum continuous current of 15 A, if you draw 16 A from it, you’ll be pushing your battery too far and it may wind up venting hot gas or even exploding.

Ohms LawSo how do you stay safe when sub ohm vaping? The answer revolves around Ohm’s Law. The most useful form of Ohm’s Law for battery safety is:

Current = voltage / resistance

So let’s imagine that you send 4 volts to a non-sub ohm setup at 2 ohms. You put the voltage and resistance values in their spots and get: current = 4 volts / 2 ohms = 2 amps. This would be no problem for our 15 A limit battery.

But for a sub-ohm setup – the same 4 V with a 0.2 ohm coil – things change dramatically. The math says: current = 4 volts / 0.2 ohms = 20 amps. This would be an issue for a 15 A limit battery.

Thankfully, aside from to illustrate the idea (as we’re doing here), doing the math isn’t necessary: there are plenty of ohm’s law calculators you can use to check your setup.

The core point is that if you want to vape sub ohm, you need a high amp limit battery. For example, the Sony VTC 4 and VTC 5 offer up to 30 A continuous current, meaning that they can support most reasonable setups without problems.

What Mods Can Support Sub Ohm Vaping?

Generally, there are two types of device capable of supporting sub-ohm vaping: mechanical mods and regulated mods. Mechanical mods are very simple, but rely on you to know Ohm’s Law and make sure everything is safe before vaping. They have no in-built regulation to ensure your resistance is in a safe range, and will fire any coil you put on them. This makes them great for sub ohm vaping in a sense, but also means that you need to know about battery safety (and find out the resistance of your coil) before you try it out.

Box ModFor most vapers, high-power regulated devices are the perfect solution for sub-ohm vaping. Most modern mods will support sub-ohm resistances, often down to 0.2 ohms or lower. The benefit of these devices is that you can not only set your desired voltage, they also have in-built safety features to protect you if you run into any potential issues, such as a fixed maximum amp output.

They also often come with in-built batteries that are perfectly designed to cope with the amount of power the mod can put out. However, if you need to use your own battery with a regulated mod, it’s important to choose high amp limit batteries for the reasons given above.

Generally, eGo-style batteries can’t support sub ohm vaping, nor can older regulated mods. There are exceptions to this (like the eGo One), but in most cases the rule holds true.

What Atomizers Can Support Sub Ohm Vaping?

Most new vapers will encounter sub ohm vaping due to sub ohm tanks. These are big tanks that use pre-built coils with resistances in the sub ohm range, often 0.5 ohms. They work like standard clearomizers – you just fill up and vape, occasionally needing to replace the atomizer head with a new one – except that they take lower-resistance coils. This makes them perfect for newer vapers or those who don’t want to get too technical.

Rebuildable atomizers are the other major type of device suited to sub-ohm vaping. These allow you to build your own coils and choose your own wicks, either to drip liquid directly onto or to sit at the center of a tank like an atomizer head. These aren’t beginner-friendly, but allow you to build a coil with any resistance you want, making them well-suited to sub ohm vaping.

Sub Ohm Vaping: Pros and Cons

So what are the benefits and downsides to sub ohm vaping? Here’s a quick run-down of the pros and cons:

Benefits of Sub Ohm Vaping:

  • More vapor: Sub ohm setups support higher power vaping and lead to much bigger vapor production.
  • Better flavor: In comparison to standard clearomizers and tanks, sub ohm tanks produce better flavor thanks to higher-quality wick materials and the fact that more flavoring is vaporized with each puff.
  • Warmer vapor: Most sub ohm vaping is done at higher power settings, and this means that the vapor you inhale is usually warmer. This may seem unpleasant, but for many people (including smokers), this could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Downsides to Sub Ohm Vaping

  • More e-juice used: When you get more vapor, you’re also using more e-juice. This means that a day spent sub ohm vaping will use more e-liquid than a day spent vaping at higher resistances.
  • Reduces battery life: As well as boosting your juice consumption, the higher power settings used when sub-ohm vaping also means that your battery won’t last as long between charges.
  • No “mouth-to-lung” hits: Smokers inhale by first drawing smoke into their mouth and then taking another breath to bring it down into their lungs. You can vape using this approach with many atomizers, but sub ohm tanks aren’t well-suited to it. Instead, you inhale directly into the lungs, which can take a while to get used to.
  • More complicated gear: Finally, the devices and tanks you need for sub-ohm vaping are a little more complicated than many beginner-level options.

Is Sub Ohm Vaping Right for Me?

This is a question only you can really answer, but if you consider the points above, you should be able to make your choice. The upshot is that sub ohm vaping offers better vapor production and flavor, possibly a crucial factor for somebody who doesn’t find vaping satisfying enough, but adds a bit of complexity, requires some basic battery safety knowledge, means you’ll use more juice and may mean you’ll have to learn a new inhalation style.

These sub ohm vaping tips might make it look like there are more downsides than upsides, but in reality, getting better performance from your device when it comes to vapor and flavor is a huge benefit. For most vapers, and for smokers who don’t find normal devices satisfying enough, sub ohm vaping is exactly what they’ve been looking for.

Resources (Further Reading)

Vaping 360: What is Sub Ohm Vaping?

MistHub: Tutorial: Guide to Sub Ohm Vaping

Best Clearomizer: What is Sub Ohm Vaping? Is it Dangerous?

EcigOne: Sub-Ohm Vaping Ultimate Guide

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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 Naturally Extracted Tobacco E-Liquid?

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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