Vaping is not just an alternative to smoking anymore, its a hobby, an art form that is tested, experimented on and shown off. Hence the supply of extreme vaping products such as the now commercialised Sub Ohm vaping kits capable of outputting at 50W+.
For a beginner, or someone looking to replicate their previous smoking habit, don’t be fooled into purchasing these Sub Ohm kits and vaping at extreme levels. You need to start at normal levels, get used to it and then decide if extreme vaping is for you.
The setup I am going to recommend here and use myself, caters to those that are not treating vaping as a hobby or something to go extreme with. It’s the best alternative and most realistic alternative to smoking.
If you decide to go with a different product, make sure you at least:
walk away with the following configuration:
- A silica dual coil wick
- A device that uses Watts for power measurement
- A 1.5 – 2.1 ohm coil atomizer
- A device comfortable at being used at 8W – 11W
- 6 – 12mg nicotine liquid
- Japanese cotton wicks
- 3 – 0.5 ohm direct to lung coil atomizers
- Recommended vaping power of 30+ Watts
- 1 – 4mg nicotine e liquid
Japanese cotton is the perfect companion for extreme vaping due to its high tolerance to heat. Silica will burn out fast under these conditions, however I have found Japanese cotton gets saturated vaping at 8W – 11W and will cause gurgling.
0.3 – 0.5 ohms is referred to as a direct lung hit since the feeling bypasses your throat and is experienced entirely in your lungs which isn’t replicating the sensation of smoking. 1.5 – 2.1 ohms correct represents a similar sensation to that of smoking. Its also the reason for vaping at lower mg nicotine, since you will be vaping a lot more of it.
Now For The Setup
- Kanger SUBOX Mini Black Starter kit – White or Black
- Kanger Aerotank MEGA 22mm
- 3 x Packs of 5 replacement coils
- Trustfire TR-001 Black Multi-function IMR LI-ION Battery Charger
- 2 x 18650 Efest 2500 mAh batteries
The above setup will cost roughly £90. You will have 1 battery in use and 1 on charge so you wont ever run out of charge and 16x spare coils, which will last you a long time especially with our e liquid which doesn’t burn coils out fast.
The Kanger SUBOX Mini comes as a complete set, however this presents a problem since it’s a sub ohm device designed to operate at WATTs over 30, which is not what we are looking for. The good news is, you can set aside the included atomizer and try it out at a later date should you wish to experience extreme vaping. The included atomizer is paired with a 0.5 ohm and 1.5 ohm Japanese cotton coil. Should you wish to continue with this atomizer at a later date, ensure you purchase replacement coils with vertical coils, and not horizontal.
The Kanger Aero Mega atomiser is not a new device, but the best I have personally tried and works perfectly with Ichor Liquids e-juice including 100% VG. The atomizer its self uses a 1.8 ohm silica atomizer and paired with the Kanger SUBOX mini works beautifully at 8W – 13W. Higher than this you will need Japanese cotton coils.
When purchasing replacement coils for the Kanger Aero Mega Tank. Ensure to purchase silica coils and not the newly introduced Japanese cotton coils.
I will be taking a look into thermal controlled electronic cigarettes in the near future and will review my findings.
I hope this article helps and I wish you all the best in finding the right electronic cigarette setup.