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How to get the best out of a TFV8 Octo Coil October 28 2016, 0 Comments
So you have your Smok TFV8 tank.... how to get the best out of your coils
Smok have been doing a roaring trade in sales of their high power kit lately, including the TFV8 and TFV8 baby, alongside the H-Priv, G-Priv and the elusive Smok Alien mod kits. It means a whole lot of people are sitting at home with some great gear - that's if you got lucky to get them before they sold out. The range of coils to go with the Smok Alien TFV8 baby and TFV8 tank is bedazzling, so we thought we would share you our quick tip in getting the best flavour out of a TFV8 tank octo (T8) coil, or their quad coil variety.
If you aren't in possession of one of these killer tanks, then you may want to duck off and check out here where you can buy a TFV8 tank or Smok Alien.
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Right, you're back - The TFV8 coils are capable of running with huge amounts of power and in doing so they are the type of tanks that are great for making huge thick cloud plumes, but where they stand unrivalled for the moment at least in the world of subtanks, is their flavour quality. In writing this, I am a vaper who for a long time has used MTL devices and smaller subtanks such as the Aspire Cleito or Triton. I have my go-to flavours that I vape all day, notably our Red Rocket - a flavour with an aniseed hint and a berry, menthol and eucalyptus profile. Its a great juice and I go through a lot of it - but after sticking this in the TFV8 I tasted an entirely different flavour. The quality of the tank set-up encourages an entirely new sensation. In short, look after the coils in this TFV8 baby from Smok after loading them up and you will get to experience the true reason why premium flavours cost a little more.
When its time to insert a fresh Smok TFV8 coil, grab your liquid that you want to start using and drip a few drops on the top of the coil, by the exposed cotton. Let this sink in and repeat for a few more drops. You want to see the cotton begin to moisten further down the coil base.
Screw the Smok TFV8 coil into the base
Your Smok TFV8 coil has damp cotton and is now in place. Quickfire of the mod on a lower than rated wattage to ensure its fitted in.
The Smok TFV8 coils can run with a voltage around 4volts and 90-100w if we are talking about the T8 Octo TFV8 coil, and around 80watts best for the T4 quad coil. While the coil can run at this level, its time to come much lower to around 30-40 watts.
Pour your juice through the screwed in top cap, close the door and give the coil a few minutes to absorb a bit more juice. A dry hit on your first fire, is a taste that may not go away until you bin the coil and start again.
Fire the trigger of your mod at this low wattage level of around 30-40 watts, give it a little vape. Nothing much coming out right? Thats because the TFV8 coil is only just warming up and is at least not burning out dry hits.
Repeat this process above, each time raising the wattage by 10 watts, every few puffs. Don't go hell for leather, as you want the coil metal to heat up and become softer more malleable and less brittle. Warm metal is more flexible and will conduct heat better. Cold metal will create hot spots and can cause the metal coilin the Smok TFV8 to crack immediately and leave you with a message saying "Atomiser short". That message is code for, bin your coil and start again.
Now you have been a good vaper and followed the process diligently you should be sat around 85watts on the quad coil, marked TFV T4 or on the TFV8's octo T8 coil, you can get to around 100watts and begin vaping happily.
At this stage, if you have the right quality juice, you should notice the flavour difference as opposed to many of the earlier subtanks on the market.
So this seems like a lot of chat, for simply switching a coil, but with these larger coils, compared to their ancestors, they aren't cheap and should be looked after. If you take care bedding in your Smok TFV8 coil, you will be rewarded with a fantastic experience. From dessert vapes, to fruits, drinks and even experimental tobaccos, you can learn to love vaping in a whole new way again. Add to this advantage, is the Smok TFV8 holds in the box a rebuilding deck, ready set up with a pair of clapton coils and a small pouch of organic cotton.
I hope this has helped you improve your vaping experience, any questions or comments, leave them below. If you want to try the TFV8 out for yourself, or check out any of the Smok range, pop in to one our vape and electronic cigarette (ecig) shops located around Essex, Kent and London. You can buy Smok from the following Vape and Juice shops; Enfield, Archway, Highgate, Winchmore Hill; Margate, Canterbury, Southend Victoria Shopping Centre, Southchurch Road, Basildon, Leigh on Sea, Clacton, Colchester and Brentwood.
Vape shop Margate from Vape and Juice - Coming soon October 27 2016, 0 Comments
Vape shop near me Margate
The wait is nearly over, for those who ask "Is there a Vape and Juice shop near me in Margate?" - we are pleased to announce the answer is "YES".
Located in the town centre, our army of ecig shop fitters are busy getting to work, so we can offer the Vape and Juice range in our familiar contemporary style store environment, in the heart of Margate.
They call Margate 'Shoreditch on sea' - so consider us on trend when it comes to spotting the best locations to be. Now when you visit the historic old town, or the fabulous Turner art gallery, you can walk through the centre of town and grab a coffee and a vape with Vape and Juice, as your 'Go-to' "Vape shop near me".
Pegged to open, mid November, we will be ready for all your Christmas shopping needs. You can even pick up a Vape and Juice shopping voucher for a loved one, if you're short of christmas ideas. You can purchase these from all of our vape shops across Margate, Canterbury in Kent, as well as Southend Victoria Shopping Centre, Leigh on sea, Colchester, Clacton, Basildon, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Southchurch Road, Essex; and Archway Road, Highgate; Winchmore Hill, Enfield; North London.
We continue to grow and if you know a good location for a vape store or ecig shop, let us know and we will reward you with a cash bonus if we open in that town. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'New Location'.
Want to be your own boss in 2016/7 - Vape and Juice Franchise opportunities - ECig Franchise September 28 2016, 2 Comments
In 2014, we launched our first bricks and mortar Ecig Vape Shop in Essex. Our goal was to have 5 premises by year end and with Clacton, we achieved that. Fast forward to 2016 and we now have 10 sites in operation with 2 new sites coming online before the year end; including our first franchise vape shop units. Both of which are profitable from an early stage - this is your chance now to profit from your own vape shop backed by a strong and established brand.
We are now looking ahead to 2017 and while we continue with our expansion campaign, we are interested in speaking to people who want to run their own Vape and Juice, Vape shop franchise. Do you want to set up a vape shop?
The brand has a number of core values, from creating an experiential retail space for consumers to try flavours and feel devices; to making our stores an inviting and interesting place to be. As we have grown we have begun to develop our own identity for how the stores look and feel - as a franchisee you will get to piggy back on the investments we have made in this area so you can be the boss of your own electronic cigarette shop that you can be proud of.
Above all else though, will find our stores are specialist ecig vape shops and we never lose sight of this. If you feel the Vape and Juice brand is something you could work with to make 2017 the year you become your own boss; then we want to hear from you.
Investing in a vape shop is a path we have crossed many times now and through our experiences and mistakes we feel that a franchise with Vape and Juice is the best choice to make if it's an industry you wish to enter. From providing you with an EPOS till system, shop signage/graphics, shopfitting advice and location consultation - we can offer you a package that is both competitive with other franchise brands and is also backed by an effective marketing team that can drive your store forward quickly. All franchise packages come complete with start-up package of stock, hands on training including customer service skills, sales training and advanced product knowledge.
We ensure that each franchisee will have an exclusive territory and assistance in identifying affordable and sensible rental sites. We have space for 5 further franchisees at this stage; by keeping the number limited, we can ensure we give full support where we know you will need it.
Vape and Juice Vape shop franchise packages with our turnkey solution can set you back as little as £17,500 depending on locations. This includes your property deposit and enough stock to really get you going. If you would like to follow up any interest with requests for references, we will be happy to put you in touch with our partners.
Get in touch to discuss our low cost franchises and we can have you up and running in weeks. We are able to offer funding in the right circumstances too.
What is Stoptober - Quit Smoking in October September 28 2016, 0 Comments
You may have seen the adverts running on TV talking about 'STOPTOBER' - and if you are wondering what you can do this October to STOP smoking, then Vape and Juice the vape and ecig shop want to highlight a great little way you can beat the ciggie for good.
The NHS run a campaign every year to use October as the month to try and quit smoking, which is great because it creates two really good marketing drives each year (If you include January) to encourage people to beat the Benson.
They say if you can stick to something for 28 days it becomes a habit, which means if you can put down the cigarettes for the entire of October, you are in a great position to keep it up. For those who have tried cold turkey in the past, why not try our customised DIY eliquid range to allow you to drop by tiny nicotine levels each week or every fortnight.
If you can stay off cigarettes for 28 days, you are five times more likely to quit smoking for good, and it's this premise which is why Public Health England promote the StopTOBER campaign. Don't forget, it was Public Health England who earlier this year stated that vaping is 95% safer than smoking cigarettes.
So if you want to find out how you can quit smoking this October and how Vape and Juice can help you out, pop down to one of the vape and ecig shops near you (Search Vape and Juice shop near me) in Brentwood, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, Winchmore Hill, Barnet, Basildon, Leigh on Sea, Southend Victoria Shopping Centre, Southchurch, Colchester, Clacton, Archway, Canterbury and Highgate.
Vape shop near me Brentwood we hear you ask? September 09 2016, 0 Comments
Brentwood Vapers - Is there a vape shop near me in Essex?
Well if you're in Brentwood, Essex and are asking 'Is there a vape shop near me?' - fear not, as you can now buy your electronic cigarettes from Vape and Juice - Brentwood. We are located at:
88B High Street I Essex I CM14 4AP
You will find that we are a pawn star martini's throw from Sugar Hut. We have the widest range of eliquids and ejuices to suit all needs and we focus on every part of the electronic cigarette market, from starters to hobbyists, we are an attitude free zone - no one should ever feel they don't fit in, when trying to quit smoking.
With such a wide range in our Vape and Juice shop in Brentwood; we are able to offer products for all pocket sizes. Whether you are just looking to quit smoking, you can start from little more than a tenner - or for the more experienced vaper, we have electronic cigarettes that allow you to throw the biggest clouds, with the premium US and UK eliquids to go with it.
Come down and meet us at our Vape and Juice shop in Brentwood, our manager Rob like all of our staff used to smoke and quit with the help of vaping. His passion is to help others better understand ecigs, Rob isn't just a store manager, he's also a vaping advocate. (Defender of the Vape)
Here's a map of where Vape and Juice Brentwood is located in the High Street:
So while out and about in Brentwood; and are looking for a place to buy vaping and electronic cigarette products, come down to Vape and Juice - Brentwood and see how we can help you in our ecig (electronic cigarette) shop. (Vape shop near me)
Autumn/Winter 2016 will see a new way you can try before you buy in store and our store-wide loyalty points reward scheme is launching, so you can sit down and try from a huge range of flavours and brands before you buy, as well as clocking up rewards points that you can use in any of our stores and online. Come down to Vape and Juice serving Brentwood, Shenfield, Warley and Billericay.
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Vape shop near me for Electronic cigarettes juice in Archway or Highgate? September 03 2016, 0 Comments
London Vapers - Is there a vape shop near me in Highgate or Archway?
Well if you're in North London, situated near to Highgate or Archway and are asking 'Is there a vape shop near me?' - fear not, as you can now buy your electronic cigarettes from Vape and Juice - The Highgate Vape. We are located at:
173A Archway Road I London I N6 5BL
You will find that we are just 5 minute walk from Highgate and Archway tube stations - bang slap in the middle. We have the widest range of eliquids and ejuices to suit all needs and we focus on every part of the electronic cigarette market, from starters to hobbyists, we are a hipster free zone - no one should ever feel they don't fit in, when trying to quit smoking.
With such a wide range in our The Highgate Vape - Vape and Juice shop in Archway; we are able to offer products for all pocket sizes. Whether you are just looking to quit smoking, you can start from little more than a tenner - or for the more experienced vaper, we have electronic cigarettes that allow you to throw the biggest clouds, with the premium US and UK eliquids to go with it.
Here's a picture of our store and it's friendly manager Hassan, he like all of our staff used to smoke and quit with the help of vaping. His passion is to help others better understand ecigs, Hassan isn't just a store manager, he's a vaping advocate. (Defender of the Vape)
Here's a map of the route from Highgate tube station to our store on Archway Road:
So if you are in the areas around Archway and Highgate such as Haringey, Hornsey or North London; and are looking for a place to buy vaping and electronic cigarette products, come down to Vape and Juice - The Highgate Vape and see how we can help you in our vape shop. (Vape shop near me)
Autumn/Winter 2016 will see a new way you can try before you buy in store and our store-wide loyalty points reward scheme is launching, so you can sit down and try from a huge range of flavours and brands before you buy, as well as clocking up rewards points that you can use in any of our stores and online. Come down to Vape and Juice serving Highgate, Archway, Hornsey, Harringey, Tufnell Park, Crouch End and East Finchley.
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Vape and Ecig shop in Canterbury near me August 19 2016, 0 Comments
Kent Vapers - Is there a vape shop near me in Canterbury?
Well if you're in Canterbury and asking 'Is there a vape shop near me' you can buy your electronic cigarettes from Vape and Juice - The Canterbury Vape. We are located at 14 The Borough, CT1 2DR, just across from the Kings School and close to Canterbury Cathedral. You will find we have the widest range of eliquids and ejuices to suit all needs. We focus on every part of the electronic cigarette market, a hipster free zone.
With such a wide range in our Canterbury vape shop, we are able to offer products for all pocket sizes. Whether you are just looking to quit smoking, you can start from little more than a tenner - or for the more experienced vaper, we have electronic cigarettes that allow you to throw the biggest clouds, with the premium US and UK eliquids to go with it.
So if you are in the areas around Canterbury such as Aylesham, Herne Bay, Sturry; and are looking for a place to buy vaping and electronic cigarette products, come down to Vape and Juice - The Canterbury Vape just across from the Kings School in the Borough and see how we can help you in our vape shop. (Vape shop near me)
This Autumn we will be launching a new way you can try before you buy and our store-wide loyalty points reward scheme so you can sit down and try from a huge range of flavours and brands before you buy, as well as clocking up rewards points that you can use in any of our stores and online. Come down to Vape and Juice serving Canterbury, Herne Bay, Sturry, Aylesham, Folkestone and Harbledown.
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Vape shop near me Basildon - Vape and Juice Ecig store August 11 2016, 0 Comments
Asking: Is there a vape shop near me?
Well if you're in Basildon and asking 'Is there a vape shop near me' you can now buy your electronic cigarettes from Vape and Juice at the Eastgate Shopping Centre. Located at number 35, near to the entrance of the centre closest to the Bus station side, you will find we have the widest range of eliquids and ejuices in Basildon.
With such a wide range in our Basildon vape shop, we are able to offer products for all pocket sizes. Whether you are just looking to quit smoking, you can start from little more than a tenner - or for the more experienced vaper, we have electronic cigarettes that allow you to throw the biggest clouds, with the premium eliquids to go with it.
So if you are in the areas around Basildon including Rayleigh, Canvey Island and Wickford; and are looking for a place to buy vaping and electronic cigarette products, come down to Vape and Juice Basildon at the Eastgate Shopping Centre and see how we can help you in our vape shop. (Vape shop near me)
In Autumn 2016 we will be introducing our first high end tester bar, so you can sit down and try from a huge range of flavours and brands before you buy, while drinking from some American style coffee. Come down to Vape and Juice serving Basildon, Wickford, Rayleigh and Canvey Island.
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Kanger KBOX 200W (200 watt) Bod Mod UK Review August 07 2016, 0 Comments
Kanger KBOX 200W Box Mod UK Review
Its small, does temperature control on Nichrome wire, dual 18650, yes its the KBOX 200watt box mod. Don't confuse this mod with the earlier version of the Kanger 200w mod, think of this as an upgrade to the KBOX 70. The 70 is a mod I still use, although I get the usual wobbly fittings issue that is often talked about - so Vape and Juice asked me to take a look at the upgrade and, well a free new bit of hardware in my lounge, I wasn't going to turn down.
Now for those who like temp control mods, then I won't go into a great level of detail on that here, but its a new feature for Kanger and they have begun to use it on their mods including this KBOX 200W. I prefer to shove on a Cleito or my new VGOD Trick Tank, with a low ohm coil and crack on.
With the KBOX 200W fresh out the box you will see an authentication code on the back of the box and you can pull it from the LCD display too. The much clearer manual written for an English speaking audience makes fairly light work of that. For those who have been vaping for a number of years, you will remember the ebay standard chinese user manuals that may as well have asked you to work it out for yourself. Kanger have improved in terms of quality of paraphenalia they chuck in now to make their products as user friendly as possible. Inside the box you will also see the battery wraps, so your bright yellow, green or purple 18650 batteries don't show through the vent holes. I think that is a really well thought out touch.
Batteries and the KBOX 200W
The KBOX 200W doesn't come with built in batteries, so it means using 18650 batteries you might currently own, or need to go out and grab some. You can charge them directly via the mod, or as most prefer to do, pick up a decent LCD display charger such as the Nitecore UM20 or Eizfan options. (Check out those here) While that means some additional outlay, it does mean you can carry spares and never be out of power, and aren't at the mercy of the internal battery packing up one day. A bit more cash for the option of a lot more life out of a device isn't exactly a dealbreaker.
The battery door is no longer a magnetic fix, it now slides on and off. When you first get the KBOX 200W bod mod open to fit your 18650 batteries, you may find its a little loose, just pinch the metal down and that will make it a more snug fit in the future. After doing that little trick, I've found its been a nice fit in place.
Fitting the batteries in is pretty easy, the plus and minus (-ive and +ive) terminals are clearly marked and getting them out is helped with a finger groove and some rear holes which mean poking them out with the flat part of a pen or pencil is realistic.
Yeah you can upgrade the internals on the KBOX 200W, and update the firmware, I haven't had a chance to see what options that gives me but at least its on the table to do. Thats all I can add here.
The KBOX 200W is simple to turn on and get using, its a lot like the NEBOX and Subbox if you have used them in terms of button layout and set-up functions. The pin is a copper plated 510 connector, which as many have discovered, while is allegedly pin-loaded spring connected - lacks a bit of springiness. That said, my RDAs and tanks have all fitted on it flush and worked with no problems. I've tested it out on a Tesla RDA, Tsunami, Griffin, Cleito, Triton Mini and a VGOD Trick Tank - all dandy.
One point of note, which any users of the KBOX 70 will have experienced before, when you pop on a new tank, it doesn't always update the ohms read in the LCD display. Not that it won't fire correctly, it just should ask 'New Coils + for Yes etc'. My KBOX 70 is pretty temperamental on this, and it seems the KBOX 200W box mod has the same affliction. If you unscrew it and try again, it will generally work. But its a shame that this issue hasn't been ironed it. I've got a 1.2 ohm coil on my triton mini right now sat on the KBOX 70 and I'm firing it at 18 watts. The device works fine, but the screen read is reading 1.8ohms. This doesn't bother me now, but makes it harder to sense when the coil is dying as usually the resistance increases on the display. This can cause a few issues when setting the temp control - worth noting if you are a temp control buff.
The size of the mod is really good, its much smaller than the IPVs, Snowwolf, Sigelei products out there but pumps out the same power levels. Its not a lot of money for a big brand powerful mod, that's for sure.
The display is magnified and easy to read, the button format is very simple. 5 clicks on/5 clicks off etc - 3 buttons to change to Temp Control. There isn't the rattle like you got with the KBOX 70, the KBOX 200W has a ton of ventilation and while small it can take a 22mm tank perfectly. Pretty sturdy built and for £44.99 it's not going to break the bank. Check it out online here
Professor Vapes KBOX 200W Review: 8/10
Alternatively you can see it at Vape and Juice vape and ecig shop in Basildon, Canterbury, Southend, Brentwood, Enfield, Winchmore Hill, Bush Hill Park, North London, Archway, Highgate, Leigh on Sea. If you want to find out 'which vape shop is near me?' see our store locator here
Vape shop Bush Hill Park North London August 01 2016, 0 Comments
Looking for a vape shop Bush Hill Park?
If you are living in or around Bush Hill Park Enfield North London and thinking: 'Is there a vape shop near me' then we have added below a handy route map for you to find your way to lovely Winchmore Hill to visit one of North London's original vape shops: Vape and Juice.
Located a 7 minute drive from Bush Hill Park is Vape and Juice - Vape on the Green. Here you will find everything to get you started in vaping and helping to quit smoking - right the way through to premium and advanced mods, ejuice and DIY accessories. Frequently awarded for our shop experience, but probably because you can park near by and we are next door to the Kings Head pub!
If you are only down in Bush Hill Park or Enfield then join us for our well known monthly cloud chasing competitions and drip nights. Here you can meet other like minded vapers, test out new lines of juices before we stock them and have some drinks on us!
If you want to call ahead to see if we have what you are looking for in stock then drop us a line on: 0203 601 6966 or fire us over a message on our facebook - click the link here.
So if you're in Bush Hill Park North London or the Enfield surronds, pop down and join your local residents who see the Vape and Juice shop as their local guys.
UK Review of VGOD Trick Tank - For sale online July 29 2016, 0 Comments
The VGOD Tricktank has just launched in the UK market with an emphasis on the cloudchasing market. At a great price point we wanted to see what makes this unit stand out compared to similar products such as the Aspire Cleito. This is Vape and Juice UK review for the VGOD tricktank on sale now.
The VGOD is a 3ml tank which for now puts it outside of TPD standards, it doesn't feature any of the child lock mechanisms either that the EU are stating now need to be found on new products. These make the tank itself in a grey area as to whether it can be imported for sale after November this year; but for now lets just deal with what we have on hand.
The VGOD features:
- replacement pyrex glass tank
- 2 x coils 0.2 and 0.5 ohm
- delrin drip cap
- 3ml capacity
The tank looks a lot like the Cleito by Aspire, but offers two differentiations, well three if you include a cheaper price also. These difference makers are the rapid ramp up time with the gold plated connector 510 and the delrin drip cap. Delrin is a huge heat reduction factor, which will minimise the lip burn experienced when using high wattage mod devices through low resistance coils. The gold plated 510 connection means power delivery through the battery to the tank's coil is sped up. You know that wait time you have to sit through sometimes on subtanks? Well the VGOD aims to eliminate that where your battery is well juiced up still.
The tank itself looks sleek too, with the 'TRICKTANK' name laser etched into the side of the unit, the guys are VGOD have done a solid job at making a lovely looking piece of kit.
The cloud kick on the unit is solid, and if you are looking for a simple starter cloudchasing subtank, then the VGOD is perfect for you. Priced online in our store at £24.99, this is a price match with any major retailer and brings it in 10% cheaper than the Cleito too.
We believe these will sell as fast if not quicker than the Cleito so go take a look at the online store now and take one home with you. Online Store
If you want to see it in person, then pop down the 'vape shop near me' in Colchester, Clacton, Basildon, Leigh on Sea, Southend, Southchurch, Enfield, Winchmore Hill, Archway, Highgate, Brentwood and Canterbury.
Vape shop near me - Vape and Juice July 27 2016, 0 Comments
Vape and Juice know how often you ask that question - is their a vape shop near me? Or an ecig store for that matter. We have since 2014 been opening electronic cigarette shops across the South East to help more and more people quit smoking and start vaping.
Are you based in Enfield, North London, Winchmore Hill; or how about Canterbury, Colchester, Basildon, Southend and Brentwood? Well if you are asking yourself the question, where can i buy vape juice near me, or is there a vape shop near by then we have some great news as we will be soon opening in two new locations, helping Vape and Juice cover even more people's needs.
From Autumn 2016 Vape and Juice will be opening new ecig shops in Kent and Central London, bringing the number of bricks and mortar vape shops in Essex, Kent and London to 12. Not bad going for 2 and a half years.
Vape and Juice focuses on providing the widest range of products, liquids and hardware to suit all needs. For those looking to get started in vaping and kick the habit for good, we have a range of ecigarette starter packs and eliquids for you (Click here). If you are a little more advanced and want to get into some serious cloud chasing, or trying a more premium ejuice, then go check out some of our shiny kits, while you're here at our online vape shop. We will even be stocking DIY concentrates in our larger stores for those that want to make their own ejuice. (Aka DIY Eliquid) We will be stocking The Perfumers Apprentice in 30ml bottles in over 15 flavours.
We are open in most of our vape shops 7 days a week and are always on hand to offer expert advice. If we are closed in store, then we will be on hand online to answer any of your queries too. Why not check out if we have a store close by, next time you search 'Vape shop near me'.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Vape and ecig shop Basildon, Canterbury, Clacton, Colchester, Southend, Leigh On Sea, Brentwood, Archway, Highgate, Margate.
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DIY Concentrates coming to a Vape shop near you - Basildon and Colchester July 25 2016, 0 Comments
Looking for DIY concentrates to make your own cheap eliquid and ejuice, then soon the bricks and mortar wait will be over, with Capella and The Perfumers Apprentice coming to a vape and ecig shop near you, Basildon and Colchester.
Popular demand for the DIY end of the market has been taken onboard at Vape and Juice towers and we have decided to begin stocking a range of 30ml DIY concentrates through Vape and Juice - The EastVape Shopping Centre, and the Vape and Juice - VapeChester in Colchester.
With the broad product range and depth of stock needed, we will be only to supply DIY items in more limited numbers at other stores, but will be ensuring that at our Essex ecig shops: Vape and Juice Southend Victoria Shopping Centre and Vape and Juice - VapeChurch, stock will be available in some form.
As well as Capella and The Perfumers Apprentice flavour concentrate solutions for mixing eliquids, a small range of utensils and measuring equipment will be on sale too.
So if you're looking for DIY ejuice liquids or just pre bottled premium ejuices in Canterbury, Kent; Basildon, Southend, Southchurch, Leigh on Sea, Colchester, Clacton, Brentwood, Essex; or in North London, Enfield, Highgate and Archway; come to Vape and Juice and see if we can help you with what you need. We take recommendations too, so if there is something you think we should stock, pop down and give us an idea.
How to set up a vape shop - Vape shop Basildon June 13 2016, 0 Comments
We are often asked how to go about setting up a vape shop, particularly now we have opened our 9th store in Basildon Eastgate Shopping Centre this past week. Vape and Juice offer a fully supported franchise system, that allows those who wish to get involved in the vaping retail industry, have access to business, management, branding and marketing know-how as well as being plugged into our bulk buying wholesale price agreements we have negotiated with those suppliers we work closest to.
If you want to know how to go about setting up a real vape shop and see the value in working with an established brand, why not pop down and check out our new vape shop in Basildon, or other shops in Leigh On Sea, Southend, Southchurch, Canterbury, Clacton, Colchester, Highgate, Archway, or Winchmore Hill in Enfield, North London. Retail space design is one of our biggest loves and we are confident we can help franchisees turn any size space into their own business venture.
For more information on setting up your own vape shop in the UK, drop us an email directly to: Vapeandjuiceuk@gmail.com
Please indicate your working background, what level of capital you have to hand and whether you have identified a location and possible premises already - along with the reasons for that location.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you set up your own vape shop alongside Vape and Juice.
Basildon Vape Shop - Vape and Juice Now Open June 11 2016, 0 Comments
Vape and Juice's newest Vape shop in the centre of the Eastgate Shopping facility is now open for business. Come down and visit us for the usual wide range of ecig and vape kits and Eliquids.
Located just a stones throw from the Basildon bus station and a short walk from the Basildon c2c train station. Vape and Juice are open Monday through Sunday 7 days a week. Stop and lounge at our vape shop, with WiFi, TV, chilled drinks and a water cooler on hand.
Read more about our Basildon Vape and Ecigs shop Vape and Juice - The EastVape Shopping Centre by clicking here. Or just come down to Vape and Juice the Basildon shop and check us out.
Where to buy vaping goods and eliquids in Basildon Essex June 09 2016, 0 Comments
Basildon is home to the premier South Essex indoor shopping centre, the Eastgate Centre. It's also home to our newest vape shop.
Vape and Juice, the largest independent retail brand in the South East for vaping and ecig supplies, liquids and equipment, is situated at Unit 35 opposite the bus terminal entrance to the centre. Just a few doors down from Debenhams and Starbucks, we are easily found and open Monday to Sunday.
Inside the store, you will find a wide range of eliquids, for beginners and cloud chasers; as well as devices to suit all pocket sizes. Everything we stock is sourced from UK distributors, this means our returns policy is pretty straightforward and we are happy to oblige when devices come back temperamental. Our eliquids and ejuice is sourced purely from the UK and USA and you will find that we stock both cheap but high quality eliquid and premium flavoured brands.
Vaping can be thirsty work, so stop by our chilled water cooler, or grab a beverage from the drinks fridge. With our own wifi and instore tv, we don't mind if you pull up a pew and lounge around in our vape store and get to know the team.
Vape and Juice prides itself on it's team, we only employ knowledgeable Vape aficionados, to make sure you walk out with exactly what you need, and know how to use it too. So come down and check out our newest baby, the Basildon Essex Vape Shop, home of the best range of eliquids, ejuice, ecigs and smiles. Elsewhere, if you want to find a Vape and Juice near Southend, Southchurch, Enfield, Highgate, Archway, Canterbury, Herne Bay, Sturry, Clacton, Colchester or Leigh On Sea, check out our contact page for the addresses to these Vape and Juice Ecig and Vape shops.
Vape Shop No.9 Basildon Eastgate Shopping Centre - Vape and Juice June 09 2016, 0 Comments
Following up on the opening of our vape shop in Leigh, Essex - here's another one! This week opens the doors to the first Vape and Juice shop in Basildon. It's a location we have been frequently asked to site a premises in and so we hope we can make our fans in South Essex happy with this.
The EastVape Shopping Centre (See what we did there?) Vape and Juice Basildon, will be open Monday to Sunday at Unit 35, Eastgate Shopping Centre, SS14 1AE a few shops down from Debenhams and right opposite the bus station entrance, under the escalators.
We have gone to town on this unit and want to remind the vape community what it is our brand does well, interior shop creativity. Coffee, free water cooler dispenser, chilled drinks fridge, seating, wifi and tv (important for the Euros) - as well the usual wide range of eliquids and ejuices, this is the place to vape and lounge in Basildon.
If you are looking to quit smoking and would like to try electronic cigarettes to see if they can really work for you, why not pop down and say hello and give it a go for free.
As well as stocking a wide range of beginner equipment, Vape and Juice Leigh stocks everything from premium US and UK made eliquids, competition wire, box mods, mechanicals and drippers. If you want to pick up a bottle of Ruthless ejuice, Vampire Vapes and much more besides, without waiting for the postman, or not being able to test them first, then Vape and Juice is there for you.
The shop's telephone number is 01268 906 820 and will be live from the 20th June, in the meantime, feel free to call the Head Office number 0208 123 9183 for any advice.
CBD Eliquid - Whats the buzz? Buy online - Vape and Juice online review of the hype June 03 2016, 0 Comments
CBD Eliquid is the latest name on the vaping circuit to get some rep; the unflavoured cannabidiol extract is offering up some pretty big claims, but with a ton of well backed up reviews from the medical world, we thought we would take a closer look at the next big thing.
This May to welcome in the clumsy TPD regulation that cracks an egg with the proverbial sledgehammer, we are launching our own CBD range, Doctor Greenthumb's which will be available for sale online and in store. We wanted to stick two fingers up to the EU's TPD with a bottle that's bigger than 10ml because it has zero nicotine, but is no less contentious - call us immature - we just like to vape.
What does CBD eliquid do? What are the benefits of CBD hemp?
So CBD, lets start with what does it stand for - while I'm sure it stands for peace, hope, optimism and free love, it also spells out: Cannabidiol. Which is a natually occuring substance that makes up about 40% of the cannabis or Hemp plant's material. Doctor Greenthumb CBDjuice uses hemp protein, which makes it both entirely legal and still offers up some of the purported benefits medicinally of CBD. So lets take a look at what these claimed benefits are:
- Unlike THC, CBD does not create a high, which makes it advantageous to users as there are no psycho-active side effects. Trying to take something that may be good for your well-being is hampered when you're stoned out of your box and looking to see if the corner shop is still open for a pallet of Tunnocks.
- Anticonvulsant - This is to suppress the activity of seizures
- Antiemetic - ?? - Yeah it meant nothing to us either; apparently it means 'to reduce nausea and vomiting'.
- Anti-oxidant - known that such products combat neuro-degenerative disorders.
- Anti-Tumoral/ Anti-Cancer - pretty bold claim from the CBD boffins, but there are animals studies that have been conducted showing a reduction in tumours and cancerous cells from the application of CBD.
- Anti-depressant - Yes quite opposite to it's green sticky sister with it's track record of causing long term paranoia, CBD meanwhile, it is suggested helps to combat anxiety.
Now we have to say here first, the wonder promises of CBD come from tests on animals with diseases similar to those that humans get. We hear a unicorn with Man-Flu says it's the business!
But back to serious talk, CBD and hemp in particular is a really divisive issue around the globe, possibly in part because its related to the Cannabis plant and looks like it too; but the chances of getting high by smoking hemp or vaping CBD is less likely than if you licked the back of a Frenchman* or used a banana as a suppository. So whats the beef? Or the corn, or the hemp field, in fact it may be that its wide range of uses including the impact it has on other farming industries that has pushed it so far down the line of political allymaker. Meanwhile though, over in good ole' blighty, we don't have quite the same problems, and after a brief period when David Cameron may have been at a party that someone whipped out a blunt and a 40 (Probably Boris), the UK has desecended open arms into a period of utter liberation and of course Vape and Juice love. I went to far.
*Factually correct - no man/woman ever got high licking a companion of the European Empire's back.
Whatever the reasons for the friendlier climate for hemp and therefore CBD, the UK seems to be as good a place as any to find out whether CBD really can do what it says on the tin. When you pick up a bottle you'll notice that it costs a trifle more than even your premium eliquids out on the market, tastes pretty plain and there is no throat kick.
It is industrially intensive when it comes to extracting the oil, which certainly doesn't make the product cheap, but with so many global production restrictions of hemp, its manufacture is limited to a few locations with many being expensive labour regions. A product only grown in fields in Cumbria, is going to be magnitudes more expensive than a society that farms with labour in prison camps. In addition to this, many environments that are conducive to farming hemp, may as well farm it's naughty sister and make a big load of Benjamin's. For UK readers, exchange Benjamin's for 'Herd of Cowells'
Or even pumping a fistful of Blacks
Anyway, thats been the longest time spent to write a blog post, so for those who made it this far realise Professor Vape's not altogether normal. But if you want to come down to Vape and Juice the ecig and vape shop in N21, N6, Winchmore Hill, Enfield and Highgate, North London - you can come see what the fuss is all about yourself. Failing that, looking for a vape shop in Southend - Basildon - Colchester - Clacton - Canterbury - Hell, even Cyprus Larnaca - come down and meet the team, say hi and find out more about CBD and vaping yourself.
Vape and Juice opens a new store in Leigh On Sea, Essex June 02 2016, 0 Comments
This weekend sees the opening of our newest vape and ecig Shop in Leigh On Sea, Essex. The first company to open such a premises in the down-town part of Leigh On Sea.
Operated by our two vaping legends, Kurtis Barton Hanson and Tobias Smith, Vape and Juice Leigh, will be open Monday to Sunday at 155 Leigh Road, a stones throw from the Vine Pub and Tiger Lily.
If you are looking to quit smoking and would like to try electronic cigarettes to see if they can really work for you, why not pop down and say hello and give it a go for free.
As well as stocking a wide range of beginner equipment, Vape and Juice Leigh stocks everything from premium US and UK made eliquids, competition wire, box mods, mechanicals and drippers. If you want to pick up a bottle of Ruthless ejuice, Vampire Vapes and much more besides, without waiting for the postman, or not being able to test them first, then Vape and Juice is there for you.
The shop's telephone number is 01702 831 818
The Lord of the Vape - TPD and the EU battle that Brexit fans think we can win June 02 2016, 0 Comments
You will have to excuse the reference to the Lords of the Vale of Game of Thrones, but this week has seen House of Lord's member Lord Callanan take his fight over the TPD, the EU's tobacco and electronic cigarette legislation to the trenches. It's Vape War guys and it's conscription time. Do it for Kanger and Country.
As an advocate of the electronic cigarette and eliquids of strength greater than 20mg (Thats 2% dilution per little liquid bottle), the member of the Lord's has launched a campaign to block the European Commission led ruling from becoming enacted in UK law.
If you want to find out why the TPD is largely unpopular, we have written extensively about it in the links below:
The TPD stands for the Tobacco Products Directive and was written as a way of harmonising tobacco products across the European Union. The regulations have managed to gobble up vaping and electronic cigarettes and is now about to change the way you vape and what you vape.
In a veiled attempt at stopping the massive loss of tobacco tax revenues to member states, the TPD has been promoted by the EU and their pharmaceutical giant friends (See Big Pharma caught out http://vaperanks.com/gsk-e-mail-proves-pharma-industry-is-lobbying-to-get-e-cigarettes-stringently-regulated/) as a way of preventing electronic cigarettes from 'normalising smoking to children'. If you ever want a way to encourage children to do something - tell them not to. Smoking has been a problem amongst children far longer than electronic cigarettes have been around, the notion that vaping is the cause, underlies a flaw in their argument. My own father hasn't even heard of Google, let alone know what vaping was - he did however start smoking at age 9. He's 70 years old.
So whats the problem with vaping?
In 2004, tobacco related illnesses cost the NHS in the UK £1.1 billion. Thats a big drain on resources...... BUT WAIT
In 2004, tobacco generated £10 billion in revenues for HM Treasury - breathe a wheezy sign of relief.
So smoking makes governments a big deal of money. Anything that takes that away, particularly from emerging European member states, is a big worry to the EU's financial stability. If smoking ceased to exist, the level of financial bailouts across the European member zone would be staggering.
Now there is another problem too, big pharmaceutical companies have spent years building a market that offers smoking cessation products. They have also spent a good deal of taxpayers money through Research and Development tax breaks too, doing it. The only problem here is the success rate. averaging around 5%. YES 5%.
The industry in the UK alone was worth £136million in 2013. That is a lot of spending on NOT a lot of success. Mintel last year let us know how that markets looking - and its falling by significant percentage point margins. Mintel drew strong correlations with the growth of the electronic cigarette market and the decline of Big Pharma's smoking cessation sales. (Check out our vape and ecig shop in London, Essex, Basildon, Canterbury, Enfield, Southend, Leigh on sea, Colchester, Clacton - shameful keyword plug)
So here we have two very wealthy, well connected and therefore powerful groups of people with a vested interest in muting the rise of the electronic cigarette industry aka Vaping. The TPD was a regulatory framework built over 8 years, with the lion share of the dossier focused on regular tobacco products. It's outlawing the sales of 'Ten Decks' as it feels making smokers buy more cigarettes and spending more money will help them cut back. (Or make them more addicted, poorer and create more tax revenues!) It has outlawed menthol cigarettes and a host of other items - some of these are very valid moves. However, despite spending close to a decade investigating a slowly changing product range, it devoted little more than a year to electronic cigarettes, which have changed drastically in style, delivery and safety since the studies were done. In short, the TPD focus on electronic cigarette products is not only out of date, it makes little sense.
From this November in the UK as a supplier, we can no longer order in 30ml eliquid bottles to sell, and tank sizes must be beneath 2ml in capacity. Eliquid strengths must be 20mg or lower. So if you feel strongly about these rules and you want to ensure the product that helped you quit smoking is worth saving, then be a massive gem and sign this petition here:
In the meantime, Vape and Juice will continue to stock high strength nicotine eliquids as before, tanks with a greater than 2ml capacity and cheap and premium flavoured eliquid and ejuice 30mls and greater. If you want to stock up or just find out about vaping before the door could close on this electronic cigarette Nirvana, come down to one of our taste labs and check out our range of UK and US ejuices, mods, 18650 batteries, drippers and much more in our bricks and mortar vaping (vape) and ecig shop stores in, Enfield, North London, Highgate, Archway, Basildon, Southend, Leigh on sea, Colchester, Clacton and Canterbury, Kent.
The new Aspire Plato UK Review April 21 2016, 0 Comments
We’ve come to expect a lot from the humble starter kit recently, variable wattage, adjustable airflow and now even temperature control. Aspire were the original pioneers of the starter kit market, encouraging us to cast aside our CE4 and ego battery combo with the release of the Aspire premium kit in 2014, which comprised of a variable voltage battery and a adjustable airflow mini nautilus. Things have changed in 2016 and once again Aspire have set the standard with the new Aspire Plato kit.
The Aspire Plato kit is not just a starter kit it’s an all in one personal vaporiser, it features:
● Variable Wattage up to 50w
● Temperature Control
● Unregulated bypass mode (outputs raw voltage from the included 18650 cell)
● Mouth to lung coil (Nautilus BVC included)
● Direct lung inhale coil (Plato coil included)
● Removable 18650 (included)
● Firmware updatable
● Micro USB charging (not passthrough, cable included)
● Adjustable airflow
● 2 drip tips
● 6ml tank capacity
How does it vape?
The Aspire Plato can be used as a mouth lung tank using the Nautilus BVC coils which in my opinion are still the best all round coils for mouth to lung vaping, I’ve found the sweet spot for these to be 12 watts with 50/50 PG/VG eliquid, in this setup the Plato delivers thick and flavourful vapour and with the ability to also adjust the airflow along with the wattage the user can dial in the perfect settings for them.
Vaping with the .4 ohm Aspire Plato coil is where this device truly shines, if you have ever tried or own the Cleito tank these coils are almost identical, plenty of airflow, huge wick holes for high VG eliquid and very long lasting. Flavour again is outstanding between 40/50 watts and if you like complex eliquid with plenty of depth, pick one of these up as you can taste every discernable note of flavour.
Using the Aspire Plato is a dream, the combination of a small form factor, high capacity 2500mah battery, Mouth to lung and lung inhale vaping has made this my go to device. Suprisingly for a modestly priced kit the build quality is great, i especially like the brushed steel casing, very nice touch. The fire button is clicky and responsive and sits flush to the case so no accidental clicks when stored in a pocket or bag with a rocker style button for the + and . The display is clear and easy to read with a very intuitive menu for navigating between wattage and temperature control.
In summary, if you’re new to vaping and can’t decide whether you’d prefer mouth to lung or a lung inhale device this Aspire Plato is perfect for you, as you can have both without compromising one or the other. If you’re an experienced vaper and are looking for something a bit more pocket friendly than your Snow wolf/TFV4 combo come down to your local vape shop and take a look. Find us in Enfield Town, Bush Hill Park, Archway, Highgate, Canterbury, Southend, Basildon, Clacton, Colchester, Brentwood and Southchurch, Essex.
Or why not order one for next day delivery >> here - https://vapeandjuice.co.uk/products/aspire-plato
Crown UWell Sub Ohm Tank Review - UK Vapers Review February 15 2016, 0 Comments
Hit me with the lowdown
The UWell Crown Sub Ohm tank is fast becoming the most popular subtank on the market amongst semi rebuildable vapers. It rocks a range of coil heads and as well as being rebuildable, you can take the little one apart and clean it thoroughly.
UWell is the company behind the design and manufacture and this is their first foray into the market.
Who does it compete with
Right now the UWell is going up against the classic Kanger Subtank, the Melo, Triton 2 and the Arctic among others. These all have rebuildable deck features and a range of ready made coils out of Kanthal, Nickel, Titanium etc. Price wise, partly due to their infancy in the market, the Crown subtank is showing a healthy competitive spirit and is better priced than some of it's rivals. People love a new glass top and its even better when they are a little cheaper too.
How does it do it
The Crown has the following features:
- Stainless steel -
- Quartz glass window
- 4ml liquid capacity
- Click safe adjustable airflow ring with large air flow
- Thoughtful design and machining on the parts for ease of use and filling
- Top and bottom filling method
- Dual coil Ni200 0.15 coil (included)
- 0.25 and 0.5 Dual 316 Stainless steel coils (included)
- Organic Japanese cotton wicking material
- 316 stainless steel coil element (excluding Ni200 heads)
- 22mm width tank with 510 threaded connector
The Crown like its peers offers much of the same features. It comes with replacement O rings which is a huge positive, and the quartz glass and solid steel body make it's build a bit of a pocket saver if you drop it. The price is decent and being fully rebuildable means it can be scrubbed up something decent when you think its' bath time for your bubba.
Vapour production is at times only ever on par with rivals such as the Arctic and original Kanger Subtank and it doesn't produce a flavour hit that is anymore impressive either. There is a mixed bag of reviews saying this tank can handle chain vaping at 100Watts plus with no dry hits - some agree some disagree. There is possibly an element of juice type that comes into this debate. Finally the RBA deck is sold separately with many vendors, which means its an extra purchase cost.
If you want a budget subtank that can keep pace with the Kangers, Aspires and Horizon Arctics of this world, then you won't be disappointed. If you are looking for something to take your sub ohming to the next level, then you may be a bit underwhelmed. (In that case try a dripper) It's a nice shiny to stick on your mod and won't let you down.
You can pick up The UWell Crown Sub Ohm tank in one of our vape stores, or order online here >> UWell Crown Sub Ohm
If you are looking to quit smoking and want to find our more about vaping and electronic cigarettes, come visit us at any of our vape ecig shop(s) in Southend, Southchurch, Clacton, Colchester, Essex; Enfield, Archway, London; or Canterbury, Kent.
Battery safety for electronic cigarettes and vaping - 18650 Review UK February 15 2016, 0 Comments
Have you heard about those crazy exploding hoverboards lately? A few months ago it was us evil doers in the Vape world that were ticking time bombs according to mainstream media; thankfully Back to the Future inspired segways have taken a bit of the heat off..... sorry about the pun
But what's going on? Lithium batteries is the answer. Batteries used incorrectly can cause problems, whether it's an ecig, a laptop, a mobile phone and yes, even those two wheeled tea trays you see lingering on the fringes of skate parks and town centres.
Vaping devices use lithium batteries mostly and providing the right battery is used for the right resistance coil, you shouldn't have any problems. Batteries have a maximum discharge (output) they can safely maintain, each battery is different. Below is a little chart that allows you to cross check your operating voltage with your coil resistance to let you determine what amount of amp your battery will be called upon to provide. If the number is higher than what your 18650 etc can dish out, then increase the resistance or get the right tool for the job.
Vape and Juice sells the peer reviewed and popular Samsung 25R 18650 battery as a single or a double pack. The battery is sourced from the UK with an audited trail to ensure the highest integrity of where we acquire these power sources.
The Samsung 25R operates in the following fashion
Continuous discharge of 22 amp
Pulse discharge of 35 amp
Fires at 3.7 volt
Battery capacity 2500 mHa
We stock 18650 batteries in our UK bricks and mortar (B & M) vape and ecig shops in Enfield, Archway, Highgate, Crouch End, London; Canterbury, Herne Bay, Kent; Southend, Southchurch, Rayleigh, Benfleet, Colchester, Clacton, Essex.
Snatching Wismec from the jaws of credibility - the DNA of a Joyetech deal February 15 2016, 0 Comments
Two weeks ago, a colleague whatsapped us a picture of the Wismec Reuleaux DNA. It was hot, so we went to the effort to give it a mini review, chuck it in our Christmas blog and put in an order for a load. A 20 day wait time due to the scarcity of DNA 200 Evolv chips was par for the course, but we wanted to offer our customer base something that bit extra.
Then 'Joyetech UK' happened.
Joyetech spoilt the party and decided the market didn't want a Porsche 911, no, they wanted a Porsche Boxster. As part of an IP deal, Joyetech UK or Totally Wicked, (or UK Vapour Brands or The Electronic Cigarette Company or......) as others may know them as, have bought the UK trademark rights for the Wismec brand. This means for independant retailers, that you either have to buy it from them in the UK, or source from an EU company in order to abide by trademark distribution law. Buy it from China and you'll be taking a gamble with their solicitors and breaking the law.
So what indeed, well they will be bypassing the DNA chip and instead sticking in an iStick chip. This change means the Wismex RX200, is no longer credibly in the Christmas list suggestion blog piece we ran. While we are sure it will be an okay product - its not DNA.
DNA 200 Evolv devices are mustard and this bit of corporate lovemaking has deprived the marketplace of a great looking DNA mod, to allow for a mass produced and perceivably inferior device. Not cool guys.
If you want check out a wide range of vaping box mods and other electronic cigarettes and ecigs come visit out bricks and mortar stores in Southend, Southchurch, Clacton, Colchester, Essex; Enfield, Winchmore Hill, Green Lanes, Archway, Crouch End, London; and Canterbury, Kent.
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