You have finally taken the plunge and decided to give vaping a try. If you have never vaped before this decision can be overwhelming. Furthermore, if you don't understand the vaping landscape choosing all the components you need can be stressful. We've got you covered. Here are some useful tips for creating your very own vaping starter kit.
Choosing Your First Vaping Device
A vaporizer is obviously the heart and soul of a vaping rig, right? Yes, but which vaporizer do you need? You will probably be surprised when you start searching online and encounter a lot of devices that you are unfamiliar with. Here are just a few:
- Cig-a-likes mimic traditional cigarettes.
- Pen vaporizers are compact and may or may not include a separate tank and battery.
- MODs are advanced vaporizers which allow more customization.
Once you decide which style of vaporizer that is right for you, it is time to begin assembling all of the components. The equipment you require will depend upon the device you have chosen.
Choosing a Battery
Unless you have selected an All-In-One (AIO) rig or a Cig-A-Like, your first consideration is a battery. The battery is sometimes built-in and sometimes must be inserted into the unit.
For example, a pen-style vaporizer typically houses a built-in battery in the bottom portion of the device. This battery can often be attached to any vaping tanks that have the same threading. Most vape pens and tanks are 510-threaded.
A MOD is just the combination of a battery and a computer chip. Many mods, however, require you to purchase batteries separately. The 16500-rechargeable battery is the most common.
Selecting a Tank
Once you have decided on the style of device and battery you require, next comes finding a tank. Tanks attach to the top of a vape pen or mod and hold e-liquid. They also contain the coils which heat the vape juice to produce vapor. Coils in a tank must be replaced from time to time. You can expect to change coils every couple of weeks depending on how often you vape.
Tanks also vary a great deal in terms of airflow. The best ones have large airflow slots which will give you more control over clouds of vapor and flavor. You might want to pick a couple of different ones to determine which one you like the best.
Finding the Right E-Liquid
You've got your device. Now you need an e-liquid. Vape juice is what produces vapor. It comes in just about every flavor you can imagine, but your first consideration should probably be how much nicotine you want.
You can find vape juices which contain 3, 6, 12, or even 18mg of nicotine per bottle. There are even e-juices that do not contain nicotine. If you are transitioning from smoking to vaping, a higher nicotine level is probably what you want. Start with 12mg and then adjust from there as needed.
Add Some Accessories
If you are assembling your own kit you will need to add a few accessories. These include a charging cable, preferably one that is a USB. The reason for this is that many mods today allow you to connect the mod to your computer for firmware updates.
Other accessories like cleaning materials are a matter of personal taste. You may even want to keep some spare coils on hand so that you do not run out.
Don't be afraid to reach out to the vaping community for help. Vapers tend to be outgoing and willing to assist others. Getting off to a great start will have a huge impact on how you perceive your vaping experience.