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Vaping Diaries #281: Craft Vapes David Alston Interview (Vape Night)

Posted on December 16th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Another person on my list of “people I really want to interview, but haven’t been able to schedule” was Craft Vapes co-owner David Alston. Luckily, we were able to connect at Vape Nights 2014. I first met David at a vape meet in December 2013. I was immediately taken with his flavors, which are very different than what most e-liquid companies in Southern California make. As 2014 rolled on, Craft Vapes gained a reputation as being one of the most unique and inventive juice companies in the region.

In … continued

Vaping Diaries #280: The Great J’s & Bootlegger’s Brew Interview (Vape Nights)

Posted on December 15th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

My favorite part of Vape Nights 2014 was that it afforded me the opportunity to catch up with people that I’ve been wanting to get on camera for a long time, but for various reasons wasn’t able to. At the top of my list was Joshua Tongco, owner of The Great J’s and Bootlegger’s Brew. Launched in October 2013, The Great J’s has quickly become a very popular e-liquid company in the Southern California region. Many vapers I know rave about the Atta Boy and Bees Knees flavors. Joshua’s … continued

Vaping Diaries #279: Chillum Vapor Tantra Mod Interview (Vape Nights)

Posted on December 9th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

I randomly met Chillum Vapor co-founder Abhi Chatterjee when I was hanging out at The Vape Source in Koreatown. He mentioned that he was working on a mechanical mod and a few months later the Tantra Mod has arrived. At Vape Nights 2014, I caught up with Abhi to learn more about his high-performance made-in-the-USA mech. Objectively, the Tantra Mod is impressive with its unique features and fantastic performance (Abhi claims a 0.19 voltage drop on a 0.2-ohm coil). Subjectively, it hits nearly everything I look for in a mechanical … continued

Vaping Diaries #278: Baker White CEO Talks Odin Juice & E-Liquid Safety (Vape Nights)

Posted on December 8th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

My Vape Nights 2014 interview with Baker White CEO Danny Baker is one of the more informative vaping interviews I’ve filmed. Danny covered a wide range of topics, including the company’s extremely unique Odin by Baker White high VG line, e-liquid manufacturing safety, and the controversial diacetyl ingredient found in many vaping juices.

Baker White stresses safety; it was one of the first e-liquid companies to use a forced-air clean-room and one of the few with a facility that meets the pharmaceutical-grade ISO-6 standard. E-liquid safety is a big issue … continued

Vaping Diaries #277: Joe Blow’s Incredible Juice Interview (Vapecon USA)

Posted on December 7th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Capping off my Vapecon USA 2014 coverage is a chat with Joseph Upton, the owner of Joe Blow’s Incredible Juice. This was a fun piece for me to put together, as it was the most personal interview of the show. Joseph spoke about his daughter inspiring him to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes and start Joe Blow’s Incredible Juice. One of his flavors — Red Eye No. 36 — is a special blend that’s named after his late brother.

I was impressed by the inventiveness of Joe Blow’s Incredible Juice. … continued

Vaping Diaries #276: Gmodz Jeff Luciano Interview (Vapecon USA)

Posted on December 5th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Gmodz was showing off some unique and beautiful 26650 mods at Vapecon USA. The Gmodz 26650 is available in a variety of finishes and uses a unique atomizer. The company claims that the Gmodz 26650 is the smallest and lightest 26650 mod on the market. What really caught my eye was the beautiful finishes the company offers. It all starts with a base of 304 stainless steel. After that, the possibilities are endless — 24-karat gold, Tiffany blue, and powder coat paint are available, with brushed, matte, and polished looks. … continued

Vaping Diaries #274: Saints Vapor Shane Bell Interview (Vapecon USA)

Posted on December 3rd, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Whether you call them the seven deadly sins, the capital vices, or the cardinal sins, this group of naughtiness is something most are guilty of every week, if not every day. Gluttony (my personal favorite), greed, wrath, envy, lust, pride, and sloth (my second favorite) are things that all of us should endeavor to avoid. They’re also fantastic names for vaping e-liquids. That’s where Saints Vapor comes in. The SoCal e-liquid company has seven juices named after the seven deadly sins, as well as a standalone flavor called Divinity. … continued

Vaping Diaries #273: Beyond Vape / Aria Built Edison Tan Interview (Vapecon USA)

Posted on December 1st, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Beyond Vape is one of the most aggressive and successful American companies in vaping. As a vaper, I appreciate that Beyond Vape — and its high-end Aria Built line — reaches a wide variety of vapers through a wide variety of products. From inexpensive mods geared towards beginners and intermediate vapers to high-end gear aimed at vapers that value build quality and performance, Beyond Vape and Aria Built has it all covered. At Vapecon USA, I caught up with Beyond Vape’s Edison Tan to chat about three products in the … continued

The Vaping Diaries #272: The Big Levapeski Brandy Tseu Interview (Vapecon USA)

Posted on November 29th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Inspired by the cult classic film The Big Lebowski, The Big Levapeski is a line of vaping e-liquids that will appeal to fans of The Dude, Donny, and The Jesus. At Vapecon USA 2014, I met up with The Big Levapeski manager Brandy Tseu to learn more about this line of juices. There are a few notes here. First, I didn’t realize that I still had Lilly Evans lipstick on my face while I was interviewing Brandy until I edited the video. So, oops. Secondly, with juice names like … continued

Vaping Diaries #271: The Vape Kit Interview (Vapecon USA)

Posted on November 27th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

The Vape Kit is one of the smartest companies in the vaping business. The company originally started with a question-and-answer site, similar to a Quora or a Yahoo! Answers for vapers. Considering that there’s a lot to learn in the (relatively) new and (relatively) wacky world of vaping, a crowd-sourced and community-driven solution that answers questions many vapers have was a fantastic idea.

For its second act, The Vape Kit has released a compact and complete toolkit made just for vapers. Again, this was a really smart idea that solves … continued