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E-Liquid Top Picks: Flavoursome Summer Vapes

E-Liquid Top Picks: Flavoursome Summer Vapes

 

When June comes around the sun begins to shine again, and we all get excited for the start of a new summer. What this weather really calls for is those fresh, crisp summer flavours. Luckily we’ve introduced some new flavours to the Ge.UK e-liquid range that we think are great for a refreshing vape in the sunshine.

 

Lemon & Lime

A nice zesty burst of crisp citrus flavours can be a top tasting e-liquid to vape in the summer time. The hint of sweetness with the acidic tang, that beautifully clean scent – we rate the sweet embrace of lemon and lime very highly indeed. Lift your spirits with a citrus spritz!

Did you know: Lemon juice naturally repels insects.

 

Menthol

We believe menthol has got to be one of the most refreshing flavours, and that it goes down a treat this time of year. It’s a classic, and a clearly very popular vape, so we’re really happy to see it introduced to the Ge.UK e-liquid flavours. The cool throat hit really drives home that feeling of a breath of fresh air with menthol. What could be more invigorating on one of those hot, heavy summer afternoons?

Did You Know: Menthol binds with the receptors in your skin which sense cold. This makes the cold receptors highly sensitive, and that’s why menthol tastes cool. It’s also why, after having a strong mint and breathing in deeply, the air feels a lot colder.

 

Wild Strawberry

We love strawberries. Why? Because they’re great, that’s why. We believe that strawberry is a really nice, sweet and light flavour – it could go perfectly with a fruity summer cocktail or after a light dessert. You could even add some wild strawberry flavour e-liquid with Ge.UK Lemon & Lime flavour e-liquid to make a fruity mix.

Did You Know:  Strawberries are members of the rose family.

 

Cola

When the sun’s beating down and your throats a little dry, you pass a billboard – and you notice the billboard has one of those pictures of the cola bottle with little condensation droplets forming on it. The vision of it is so refreshing that it just makes you want to go and lick that billboard. That’s why we think that our new Ge.UK Cola flavour e-liquid will be just right for the summer.

Did you know: Cola can clean away rust

 

Coffee

On those long summer evenings, when it begins to get cooler and the sun stretches down towards the horizon, it’s nice to have a warming coffee vape to see off the rest of the night. Just picture the clouds of vapour gently pluming out of your e-cigarette, like the steam rising off a coffee cup. Our Ge.UK Coffee flavour e-liquid could be quite perfect for such an occasion.

Did you know: A coffee bean isn’t actually a bean, it’s a seed from inside the coffee fruit.

 

Menthol Tobacco

What can we say? It’s that cool, refreshing menthol flavour that we were discussing earlier, combined with a current of tobacco flavour flowing through it. If you like tobacco, and you like menthol, then, clearly, this is the winning choice for a scrumptious any-time vape.

Did you know: Tobacco is the most grown plant in the world that isn’t used for food.

Which Ohm is Right For Me?

Every atomizer, cartomizer, clearomizer and tank has an Ohm (Ω) – this is the measurement of the level of resistance that it has. When buying these products (or replacement atomizer heads for these) it’s useful to know that the Ohm will affect the overall vaping experience you get when using your e-cigarette. That said, it’s really all down to personal preference when it comes to finding the right Ohm for you. We recommend trying a few different resistances out, and finding that one which suits your needs the best.

You are most likely to come across Ohms between 1.5 Ohm (low resistance) and 3.0 Ohm (high resistance), although it is possible to buy products with an Ohm at the higher and lower extremes of this scale. The normal or “standard” range that will found in atomizer heads, tanks, clearomizers and cartomizers is 2.4 Ohm – 2.8 Ohm.

 

Low Ohm

The most common range for a low Ohm is somewhere between 1.5 Ohm – 1.8 Ohm. They are available much lower, however it’s advisable to only purchase Ohms lower than 1.5 Ohm after extensive research and experience.

Features of a Low Ohm are:

  •          Creates more vapour than a high Ohm
  •          Uses up e-liquid more quickly than a high Ohm
  •          Drains the battery faster than a high Ohm
  •          Can produce a stronger throat hit
  •          Can cause dry hits (burning)
  •          Provides a warmer vapour than a high Ohm
  •          Shortens the lifespan of the battery and the coil
  •          Some believe it provides more flavour than a high Ohm

 

High Ohm

A high Ohm is somewhere between 2.8 Ohm – 3.0 Ohm. They are available much higher than 3.0 Ohm, however it’s advisable to only purchase lower Ohms after extensive research and experience.

Features of a High Ohm are:

  •          Creates less vapour
  •          E-Liquid lasts longer than with a low Ohm
  •          Battery lives longer and lasts longer without being charged
  •          Coil lasts longer
  •          Provides a cooler vapour than a low Ohm
  •          Some believe it provides a less “burnt” flavour

 

It’s important to remember that your vaping experience and the effect of your resistance level will also be affected by the voltage of your battery. Overall, it’s recommended to use a lower voltage battery with lower Ohm products, and a higher voltage battery with higher Ohm products.

 

What are Sub-Ohming and Cloud Chasing?

Sub-Ohming refers to the use of coils that have a resistance of less than 1.0 Ohm. This creates massive clouds of vapour. Vapers sometimes take part in competitions known as Cloud Chasing, in which vapers pit against one another to create the biggest, densest clouds of vapour in front of the Cloud Gazers (audience/spectators).

This can be dangerous without the appropriate experience or equipment. It’s not recommended for new vapours to try using less than 1.5 Ohm. If you feel that you would like to try sub-Ohming, then be sure that you have researched thoroughly so that you know that your equipment, and the way you’re using it, is safe.

 

Genesis Vivi Nova Atomizer Heads – Further Information

Ohm

Resistance Category

Average Lifespan

Voltage Battery to Use With

1.8 Ohm

Low

1-3 weeks

3.3V - 3.7V

2.4 Ohm

Medium

2-6 weeks

3.3V 4.3V

2.8 Ohm

High

6 weeks +

3.4V - 4.7V

 

X-Heater Atomizer Heads (For the Smart iGo) – Further Information

Ohm

Resistance Category

Average Lifespan

Voltage Battery to Use With

1.5 Ohm

Low

 

3.3V - 3.7V