spasmic gherkin, any updates? it is proper cold outside
well, hit and miss so far..
On the bright side, I've hardly smoked (a couple yesterday and monday, none on sunday), whereas I'm normally a 15-20 roll-ups per day chap. Plus my day shift rotation means I've been visiting the pub after work (also why it's taken me a day to reply). So that's all dandy, fast delivery of thursday night order, saturday morning delivery too.
Flavours I got from the tester range:
Vanilla (not much like vanilla, or very nice)
"deluxe" (fag-flavoured in theory, bearable but not one I'll be buying again)
Cherry cigar (I think someone recommended that earlier) - decided this was my favourite from the off, but what over the weekend tasted quite nice with a slightly odd after-taste now reminds me of bong water.
HS menthol sensation (Seems the winner, tastes very, very menthol, and I mixed some into the cherry cigar juice to make that bearable). Haven't had much chance to try it individually, but I suspect it's lots rougher on the throat than the others. No idea why, but terribly sore throat the last couple of days.
Usage-wise it looks like I've been getting through 1 - 1.2ml per day, though that includes trying to burn through the cherry so's i can refill the clearomiser. And having a few pints per night. And lying on the settee in the lovely warm, chain-vaping because I needn't skulk outdoors now. Decently cheap!
The clearomiser is a bit fiddly. There seems to be a secret amount of tightening onto the battery to make it work, every time I've charged the battery (and I've had one going for 2 days now without needing charging - so seems a fair capacity) it's taken a couple of minutes of doing/undoing before it suddenly starts working. I'm sure it's worked using either battery, but at the mo I can only get one of them to work.
Can't really comment on the cartomiser yet, as i decided to clean out the drip tips from the carto & clearomisers after filling all the carts in prep. The cart drip-tip fits down the plughole, be warned (or more sensible than I).
On the whole I'm impressed - not really smoking (more to the point, not wanting to)yet I can still blow smoke rings with these things! Didn't expect anywhere near so much vapour from it - virtually indistinguishable from a lungful of real, manly smoke. Feel a bit of a knob in the pub though, and the only times I've smoked have been when using the logic "if I have to go outside anyway, I may as well smoke".
If I can figure out the connection issues and find some nice flavours then I'll be fully sold. 'Til then I'll be optimistic and enthusiastic with minor, niggly doubts.
Flavours suggestions would be good, prob'ly won't be trying the fag-a-like ones again (they seemed the sensible option at first, and novelty flavours a ridiculous notion. Now I get the sense in it)