I finally got my tube of E-Solid. I paid a ridiculous shipping rate, and it took forever, but its here. For those of you who aren't familiar, this is a nicotine gel as opposed to a liquid. It is designed to be filled into the bottom of an atomizer and used just like regular liquid. For more background info, please seem my earlier post here
I regret to tell you upfront that this is the most excruciating review I
have ever written. I had very high hopes for this product, but hadnt
really though about the implications of how a product like this would
effect the industry. The pros and cons of E-Sollid will either bring
about change or be swept under the rug with a host of other bad
products from China. With that said, lets check out what exactly e solid
is all about
I received this from a UK vendor. I have no experience with this vendor
prior to this so I will not pass any judgment on them. They sell the
tubes in only tobacco flavor, and only in 24 or 26 mg, this one is 24.
They sell it with an atomizer that they say is best suited for this gel
E-Solid. The atomiser has a very low bridge, and shouldnt have too much
of a problem with the gel.
1.Install the concave type atomizer to the battery.
2.Open the tube cap then squeeze the e-solid(like using toothpaste)into
atomizer properly(recommend 0.1g, just one soybean) to the bottom of
3.Then,fasten down the empty cartridge and smoking. Because the
procedure for e-solid—liquid—vapor need some time, so try to not smoke
sharply first, please wait for 2-3 seconds.
A.The atomizer should be concave type, the battery capacity is bigger
than liquid e-cigs Suitable type is:510, EGO,TGO etc manual type.
B.E-solid should reach to atomizer bottom, but do not cover the whole
atomizer, especially avoid the centre of nickel heater. It should be
It sounded easy enough so I gave it a try.
I was getting a little bit of the flavor, Its the same nasty tobacco I
remember starting out with years ago before I knew that all e liquid
didnt taste like crap, and with a flavor that already taste terrible its
hard to tell when your hitting dry atty. Im having a nightmare of a
time keeping the wick wet. Im thinking the chunkiness is accounting for
the fact that once it gets hot its a nice liquid. Every so often I get
to a chunk and it goes dry on me till I puff really hard into the mouth
piece till it fills the gap again. Finally i filled it full and cut off
the air flow, and pulled on it till it pulled some through and started
wicking. I have been puffing on this for quite a while and its showing
now signs of wear, as in the gel packed inside looks almost as full as
when I filled it about 4 hours ago.
The other review I read, he didnt once mention a wicking problem, but he
did mention multiple times that it turned to liquid if left out of a
refrigerator. I have had this for four days now (this review was written
over time) and its still as solid as it was when I got it, maybe they
changed up the formula between the trade show and the release. The gel
now four days old is still hold up in the atomizer but terrible wicking.
Then I got an idea, needle fill a cartomiser
filled this down the center tube of a cartomiser, it burnt a lot
better. Since it only took a little bit to make hours of vapor, this was
a much easier idea or so I though. It plugged the air way and made a
mess terribly. Once i got the air way clear and jammed some down the
sides of the filler it started to get warm and spread out. It wicked
pretty well from there on out. I still haven't ran it dry.
Finally it came to me. Bottom feeder. I hadn't played with my only box
mod for ages. But the needle was 20 gauge and just fat enough to squirt
the gel into the atomizer. Since one little squirt last forever it was a
really great way to get the gel to wick. Now I get a little less flavor
it seems but its not burning. the flavor is really weak though. I think
it may be again due to the fact that its a gel and its not releasing as
much flavor as it burns, that or they havent put much flavor in it
because that would cause it to liquefy faster. I think the best way is
to paraphrase all of this testing is pros and cons
-Huge potential this could be a huge game changer considering its a cheap as most liquids
-It lasts for ever, like I said the amount you see in the pic, is still half there after hours of puffing.
-Easy to carry in the pocket
-Easy to fill, I found needle filling the atty from the bottom worked well too
-Vapor production was as good as most high pg liquids
-No one is sure what is in it exactly yet. Probably not the healthiest idea thing I have ever tried
-Needs a proven delivery system for extended use, though all use with it seems to be extended.
-Flavor is weak
Over all the fact that this last almost twice as long as liquids could
make it the norm in the near future. This is far from perfect but its a
huge step in a new direction. Im already cooking up mod ideas. If a US
vendor figured out the proprietary formula and tweaked it enough to get a
US patent, and fix the flavor issues, they would be sitting on a gold
mine. Im no chemist, or much of DIYer or I would be trying this now as
apposed to telling everyone else about it. I hope this answered as many
questions as it created. Thanks for reading