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CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« on: August 18, 2011, 06:38:13 AM »
Just put one of these onto an SD and filled with my normal liquid mix.

1. I am going to lose the little black plugs - thankfully there is a spare included in the 5 pack...a little fiddly to insert, but may get used to it after a few uses.
2. I find that this CE3 is susceptible to condensation, maybe even more than the other clearomisers, it`s causing a bit of bubbling & whistling already after just a couple of minutes. Could be my vaping of course.
3. Finding the draw a little "slow" compared to a CE2, almost as though it can`t quite keep up.  It`s a fresh SD battery but it`s almost as though I`m using a half depleted one.

Vapour production seems to be just fine and no signs of cracks etc, the plastic tubing is more opaque and obviously less brittle than the stuff they used on the other clearomisers.

Will give it a proper seeing to throughout the day and compare against the CE2 simultaneously to see if it breaks in any more.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011, 06:47:30 AM »
Cheers Fad good to know.

Looking at getting a pack of these to trial myself.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 09:57:36 AM »
Just tried out my purple smokymiser and gotta say i'm impressed  :o,   hated the other clearomisers,  tried them a few times and just could not get on with them,  always tasted burnt,  no throat hit whatsoever.   These new smokymisers seem to be very good,  good throat hit,  no burnt taste and plenty of vapour.  The tiny black plug is a pain and i lost one already  ::)

Wow i've actually stopped using my titan tank and gone back to my tornado passthough  :P

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 10:13:25 AM »
 :'( no lights in chat now :(
Happy Vaping!!!  Jeff

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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 10:17:42 AM »
:'( no lights in chat now :(


i can still use my titan batteries with the smokymiser as well jeff  ;)   but will you get to see more vapour from me  that is the big question,  you could be amazed  :o

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 10:19:25 AM »
I'm in two minds about these - I was hoping they'd be like the clearos but with a more robust casing (I guess that's what the CE2 ultimates are?):
I love the warm vapour you get out of a CE2 clearo and with a minor adjustment to the inner seal and a drip tip, I think they are pretty much the best vapour / flavour producers available.

I'm not mad keen on the bottom feed on these, nor the little bung which I think will be incredibly annoying - why couldn't they just mould it as part of the mouthpiece?

Having said that, I may throw a box into the cart next time I'm stocking up and see how they go :)

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 10:20:18 AM »
i can still use my titan batteries with the smokymiser as well jeff  ;)   but will you get to see more vapour from me  that is the big question,  you could be amazed  :o

So we'll see more vapour and less of you then?...my gosh, this is getting worse  :'(
« Last Edit: August 18, 2011, 10:22:25 AM by Astrecks »
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 10:23:21 AM »
Anyone...are you not seeing a lot of condensation/excess fluid buildup in the mouthpiece - more than the CE2 ?

I`m just wondering if it`s me - although I know well enough not to flood these things, it does seem to me to be a bit on the "wet" side and slow on the uptake and vapourising of the fluid..




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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011, 10:32:25 AM »
Anyone...are you not seeing a lot of condensation/excess fluid buildup in the mouthpiece - more than the CE2 ?

I`m just wondering if it`s me - although I know well enough not to flood these things, it does seem to me to be a bit on the "wet" side and slow on the uptake and vapourising of the fluid..


same here fad,  cant speak for the CE2 as i never bothered with them after the initial few tries,  but just checked the mouthpiece after reading your post and there is definately a build up of fluid there. 

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2011, 10:47:35 AM »
It doesn`t seem to do it as much if you use it upside down.  :)

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2011, 10:53:22 AM »
Good information Fad

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2011, 11:00:39 AM »
Hopefully as more people start testing these we`ll get some more feedback and maybe some tips & tricks.

Some bright spark really needs to design a better way of refilling these though, I never thought I`d say it, but the CE2s are easier to refill......some kind of one way valve with no removeable parts.

A silicone sphincter...for want of a better description.


After 4 hours and 3 refills, I`m tempted to say the CE2 performs better than the 3 in terms of general usage - from what I`ve seen up to now....but it`s a case of watch this space I suppose.
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2011, 03:38:41 PM »
Fad you says After 4 hours and 3 refills,
Your tempted to say the CE2 performs better than the 3
You are lucky Fad,  i got a box this morning and i filled my 1st one up
and i vaped like a dream,  i says to my self this is the Dogs you know what
lots of vape just fab.
i was out of juice , and i done a refill , and i was putting the juice in one end and
it was coming out the hole on the bottom of the 510 fitting ? it stopped when i had only about 1/4 of the tube left
i vape it other 10 mins and when to fill it up again,  and i just got the same
in the top and out the bottom ?
not sure if it just this one ? i hope so ,  cause i just made a order for other 3 box's
cause this morning it was vaping like a dream
as for filling the CE3 not much different from the CE2
just that extra black tip,   and i was ok with that, i think ok and easy to fill
if the juice i put in would stay in,  and not run out the bottom ?  any one else had this
i fill up other one soon ?
Carol

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2011, 03:44:57 PM »
Fad you says After 4 hours and 3 refills,
Your tempted to say the CE2 performs better than the 3
You are lucky Fad,  i got a box this morning and i filled my 1st one up
and i vaped like a dream,  i says to my self this is the Dogs you know what
lots of vape just fab.
i was out of juice , and i done a refill , and i was putting the juice in one end and
it was coming out the hole on the bottom of the 510 fitting ? it stopped when i had only about 1/4 of the tube left
i vape it other 10 mins and when to fill it up again,  and i just got the same
in the top and out the bottom ?
not sure if it just this one ? i hope so ,  cause i just made a order for other 3 box's
cause this morning it was vaping like a dream
as for filling the CE3 not much different from the CE2
just that extra black tip,   and i was ok with that, i think ok and easy to fill
if the juice i put in would stay in,  and not run out the bottom ?  any one else had this
i fill up other one soon ?
Carol

You are not the first person I have heard with this problem, I would post a link but obviously can't. I think the problem can be (but shouldn't need to be) identified and corrected if you take it to bits. Not suggesting that you do but I think the problem becomes obvious when you do. Something to do with one of the seals around the tube. I am only passing on information, I have never used them myself.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2011, 04:11:09 PM »
tommk3cab if you know were the info is could you PM me with it
cause one fill is not good enough lol
i would like to know how to fix them as i have other 3 boxes coming
Carol

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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2011, 04:59:19 PM »
tommk3cab if you know were the info is could you PM me with it
cause one fill is not good enough lol
i would like to know how to fix them as i have other 3 boxes coming
Carol
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2011, 07:42:09 PM »
nor the little bung which I think will be incredibly annoying - why couldn't they just mould it as part of the mouthpiece?

I think the manufacturer learned that lesson from the first edition of the giantomizers.  They had a little bung as part of the mouthpiece unit and it could be a royal pain to re-insert said mouthpiece properly sometimes.  When they revised those, they used a gasket design more like the clearos, instead.  Far less fiddly

I'm looking forward to trying these out.  No ideas if I'll run into issues with the little bung or not, but we'll see soon enough ;)

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2011, 06:53:24 AM »
Ive received mine this morning and have just filled the first one. I did find filling a little more involved but its no biggie. My first impressions are pour flavour more than anything but ive only taken a few hits so will report back when its had chance to settle in a bit. there are signs of some stress in the tubing where it connects to the atomiser part (like little webs of discolouration where the blue plastic has stretched to reveal white) but its not leaking. Capacity is 1.5ml. More later
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2011, 08:27:57 AM »
Well, i got my Smokeymizers on wednesday, and am quite unhappy with them so far, one has leaked liquid all over the battery and the amount of liquid i have now "lost" is approx 3ml, yes the vapor is good and the taste is good, but, i am also getting liquid coming up the tube into my mouth, very off putting.

For myself, i wont buy these again, i wish i hadnt last week, liquid in the mouth and wasting liquid is not a good thing.

3 still sealed and they will stay sealed, no, not happy with them

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2011, 06:29:02 AM »
Got mine yesterday afternoon.

Well they are very temperamental on my "well known vv mod." they need to be very loosely screwed on to operate. Took one out to the pub last night on a mega tornado battery and no complaints.

Vapour production is good, flavour is good just like a clearo really. Nice to have a carefree version of a clearo.not been able to run it dry yet but I will keep trying.

Have had an experience of the juice running out the bottom. I think this is if you push the liquid in at pressure. If you fill gently this doesn't seem to happen.

So far I'm relatively happy id order more.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2011, 06:35:58 AM »
Just received my smokeys. With regards to juice running out the bottom, I think that like the dual coils it's a result of over filling - 1ml juice seems to be ideal. Flavour is FAR BETTER than the clearo's I received previously; no wicking issues and none of the plastic taste that came with them either (am vaping my own blend pina colada at the moment and it tastes gorgeous). Vapour production isn't QUITE as good as a standard mega atty but regardless, it's still an enjoyable vape.Much prefer the nylon drip tip to the supplied bungs.

Agree that there's a condensation issue, but simply removing the drip tip (far easier to remove than bungs) and pushing the end of a tissue in there negates the likelihood of a mouth full of juice

Regarding air locks, with the blunt metal syringe tips, so long as you don't push them right up to the plastic fitting there's still plenty of space for air to flow. So long as you inject juice slowly I can't see how there could be too much of a problem!?

Anyway, early days, but so far so good. A vast improvement over the CE2

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2011, 11:19:56 AM »
Keep em horizontal when filling until AFTER you replace the bung = NO LEAKING!  :D

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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2011, 01:18:13 PM »
I've just ordered some of these - I was a bit doubtful because of the messing around with the little bung but I'm always keen to try new cartomisers so I thought I'd buy a pack and try them for myself. I'll report my findings once I've had chance to play with them.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2011, 01:33:29 PM »
Fad you says After 4 hours and 3 refills,
Your tempted to say the CE2 performs better than the 3
You are lucky Fad,  i got a box this morning and i filled my 1st one up
and i vaped like a dream,  i says to my self this is the Dogs you know what
lots of vape just fab.
i was out of juice , and i done a refill , and i was putting the juice in one end and
it was coming out the hole on the bottom of the 510 fitting ? it stopped when i had only about 1/4 of the tube left
i vape it other 10 mins and when to fill it up again,  and i just got the same
in the top and out the bottom ?
not sure if it just this one ? i hope so ,  cause i just made a order for other 3 box's
cause this morning it was vaping like a dream
as for filling the CE3 not much different from the CE2
just that extra black tip,   and i was ok with that, i think ok and easy to fill
if the juice i put in would stay in,  and not run out the bottom ?  any one else had this
i fill up other one soon ?
Carol
The problem with CE2 is trying to fill them too fast. Basically what happens is you use the needle to fill it from one side while the air inside gets pushed up and out of the other hole. If you push too hard it creates enough pressure to force fluid through the wicks rapidly causing the leaking. I fill them slowly and I watch the fluid level opposite the side I am filling to see how fast it rises. As long as it raises slow I don't see any leaks at the thread end. Just my experiences anyway. Hope this helps.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2011, 02:20:43 PM »
The 1st one no matter what i do it leaks, i use CE2 all the time , so i know what they are like to fill
what i would also says about them,
don't fill them any more then 1ml
if you do that's when you get trouble with them

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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2011, 02:25:11 PM »
Just received my smokeys

A cheltenham vaper :) nice, closest to me I have seen yet :) Ill shout hello and you will almost be able to hear me :)

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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2011, 04:51:16 AM »
Hi TomK3cab... another local vaper eh? I haven't seen many around these parts! I know a few people who've tried it and gone back to the analogues and as a result I can only count my vaping friends on one hand!

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« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2011, 07:43:43 AM »
Hi TomK3cab... another local vaper eh? I haven't seen many around these parts! I know a few people who've tried it and gone back to the analogues and as a result I can only count my vaping friends on one hand!

yes, I have only met one other in passing.. I have seen a few with cigalikes and 510's I think but only confirmed 1 :)

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2011, 08:44:58 AM »
My first impressions of these new cartos are pretty favourable - nice vapour and great flavour. They also seem to wick really well and I've had no burnt taste or leaking so far (it's early days yet though!).
One thing I definitely don't like though is the stupid little rubber bung - it makes filling them far harder than it should be and I'm sure there must be a better way to do it!

Overall though I like them and I'll probably get some more in as part of my regular kit: I still prefer the CE2s though :)

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« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2011, 09:13:41 AM »
Really surprised by the number of people who prefer the CE2's... think I must've got a bad batch or something, but I just got awful plastic taste from them and major wicking issues. This was on my first pack, and therefore my only pack. The CE3 has given me a far superior experience. Completely agree that the bung is fiddly but a pair of decent tweesers (rubber tipped ones are perfect - my girlfriend's going to have to buy a new pair!) soon make the task simpler.

With regards to the fluid leaking out of the battery end, Discode's advice above is completely sound... fill it horizontally and you get absolutely no leaking, until you lift vertically to replace the bung. This is where being quick really helps (or a finger over the base if you're dexterous enough), and where decent tweesers really speed that process along.

Every flavour I've put in there so far (Pina Colada, Lime Zinger and Absinthe) tastes 'full' and authentic. So far 6 refills on one cart and no degrading in performance. The fact that the battery end leaks until the bung is replaced when in a vertical position really helps with one important issue - running several mls of of hot water through it before changing flavours means that the previous liquid never contaminates the new. Blowing VERY gently through the mouth piece speeds the process up, but it doesn't take long at all for a cart full of hot water to drain naturally.

The only problem is the condensation/juice coming up into the mouth piece. Using the nylon drip tip as opposed to the rubber fitting ensures you'll rectify this problem with a tissue long before you end up with a mouth full of eJuice.

I've yet to stumble upon any atomiser or cartomiser that doesn't have cumbersome maintenance/cleaning as an aspect of general use, but given the low cost and great performance I think these new smokeys are really tough to beat.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2011, 09:51:18 AM »
Lordy - you do have to fiddle a bit with the CE2s to get the working properly - I lift up the inner seal about 1/2 - 1 mm using a dental pick and they then work brilliantly: Before that, I didn't like them and also got a plasticky taste and no wicking. However, once that's done (takes me about 20 seconds now on a new carto), they are absolutely superb cartomisers :)

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« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2011, 10:22:54 AM »
Thanks Phil, I've got one or two left so I'll give that a go.

I DID get the problem of the cases leaking, I think that's because I was tightening them onto the battery too far and weakening the seal. I also tried making additional nicks in the inner seal to create more space for the wicks but I think I snipped too far and couldn't re-insert properly without one of the nicked ends moving up into a peak/lip that stopped the black top seal not sit squarely. Several drops of eJuice in the gob later, I just left the others well alone!

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« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2011, 11:50:37 AM »
I've never bothered taking the inner seal out and modifying it . (I can imagine it would be a real pain to get back in)
I think it was Grimm Green on YouTube who first suggested just pulling the inner seal up a bit with a dental pick and since I've been doing that I've had no problems at all :)

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2011, 12:10:35 PM »
I tried the new CE3 Smokeymisers for the first time lastnight, and I have to say I'm really impressed with the way it vapes ;D The little bung is very fiddly to use, especially if it has eliquid on it, it's a slippy little bugger to grab with the tweezers  :-\ I had no problems filling it, no leaking from the battery thread hole.

I chain vaped about 2mls in 30 mins to put it through it's paces (it was a low nic mix) bags of vapour, bags of TH, with just a small amount of condensation building in the tip area.

I refilled it today, no problems really, no burnt taste because of lack of wicking, I did experience a slight flood (a little gurgling sound) but I think this is due to whatever condensation that forms near the tip dripping back down into the central tube, it soon clears after one draw.

I have found CE2's need the seal adusting for them to work for me (not a great problem) but for me the CE3's seem to be working almost perfectly straight from the box ;D..... it's still early days yet, but they are looking good to me ;)
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2011, 01:03:40 PM »
I tried the new CE3 Smokeymisers for the first time lastnight, and I have to say I'm really impressed with the way it vapes ;D The little bung is very fiddly to use, especially if it has eliquid on it, it's a slippy little bugger to grab with the tweezers  :-\ I had no problems filling it, no leaking from the battery thread hole.

I chain vaped about 2mls in 30 mins to put it through it's paces (it was a low nic mix) bags of vapour, bags of TH, with just a small amount of condensation building in the tip area.

I refilled it today, no problems really, no burnt taste because of lack of wicking, I did experience a slight flood (a little gurgling sound) but I think this is due to whatever condensation that forms near the tip dripping back down into the central tube, it soon clears after one draw.

I have found CE2's need the seal adusting for them to work for me (not a great problem) but for me the CE3's seem to be working almost perfectly straight from the box ;D..... it's still early days yet, but they are looking good to me ;)

everybody seems to be doing well with them bar me. i got good wicking, good vapour and zero flavour, have tried two now with diff flavours and cant taste a thing. shame cos im a big fan of clearos but will have to stick with modded ce2s until xl ultimates arrive
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2011, 07:04:49 AM »
After using these for a while I've decided that there are too many little annoyances with these cartos and I'll probably not use them again:

Firstly, there is the bung which is such a monumentally stupid idea that I can't believe it ever got off the drawing board. Whoever thought it would be a good idea to have a removable, tiny, bung in a cartomiser really wants their heads looking at: It's fiddly to get in and far too easy to lose: get hold of it wrong with the tweezers and it will shoot across the room, never to be seen again!

Secondly, there is the leaking issue: Granted, they don't leak if you hold them horizontally when you fill them, but as soon as you put them vertical to make the bung easier to insert you get covered in juice

Thirdly, there is the problem with the juice running back up the mouthpiece

Totally wicked have brought us some fantastic products over the years, but IMO these aren't one of them!

Once you have them working they produce great vapour and flavour but that stupid, stupid bung is the single most annoying thing I've ever had to deal with since starting vaping and makes the whole experience of using them a pain (can you tell I don't like the bung!)

On the plus side, the plastic is far more durable than on the old CE2s and the new CE2 ultimates are brilliant (if a little low capacity). What I would really, really like to see are some CE2 XL ultimates with the improved tubing - that really would be vaping heaven for me!
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2011, 07:11:28 AM »
Sounds like they should have been made, like the Giantomizers, with the bung for the hole as part of the mouthpiece. A bit fiddly at first to line up but once you got the knack  very straightforward.

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« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2011, 11:09:17 AM »
I'd rather just see a syringe hole for filling.  It wouldn't leak while filling if you held it inverted (connector end up) while filling and there'd be no bung of any type to worry about. 

That's just my opinion, of course.  I still have to give these things a try and will be opening one up shortly to do so ;)

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2011, 12:11:49 PM »
First impression:  WOW  :o

I loaded one up with some of my beloved Toffee Apple, a 50% VG mix at 15% flavor

I filled it up holding it horizontally as I've seen suggested.  Actually found the bung to be not so much a pain in the butt as I expected.  I can definitely see how easily they can get lost, though.  There was a little bit of juice in the center tube after filling, so I just gave it a quick and gentle blow from the mouthpiece end to clear this

The vape at 3.7 volts is very similar to a CE2, but a little smoother, if that makes any sense (With clearos, as much as I love them, sometimes I'll get a "pop" from the coil and my tongue will get splashed with a little hot juice.  Also with clearos, sometimes the vapor can be a little too hot and feel harsher).  No worries of that here.  Vapor production is excellent and flavor is great, no complaints there.  At 3.7 volts it's not bad at all, but nothing truly spectacular.  This is as low as my variable device will go, but at this point I don't really have any desire to pull out a 'nado batt to try

Putting it through it's paces, now.  I've got it up to 5 volts, taking shorter draws.  The vapor is of course warmer, not quite as hot as a CE2, and holy schmoly it's nice  ;D  Can't chain-vape at this level, though, as I need to give the wick time to catch up.  Long draws at this voltage will also start to give dry hits toward the end, but short draws are still providing better vapor than at 3.7 and taste great.  

Anything above 5 is not recommended.  At 5.4 I'm starting to get a little bit of a dry coil taste at the end of even a 2 second hit.  I've dropped it back down and am finding anything between 4.4 and 4.8 to be vaping Nirvana.  Chain vaped six relatively short hits (2 to 3 seconds) and didn't run the coil dry :)

There are a couple of drops in the cavity just underneath the mouthpiece, but it doesn't seem to be depositing any more in there over time.  This has been in there since the first couple of hits.  Occasionally this migrates into the air tube, but never seems to get to my mouth.  A gentle blow while activating the battery vapes this bit of juice out of the tube, but at the moment I don't find it necessary since it's not causing me any problems

Now, I tried the G4 cartos, which had a very similar design and found those to be horribly lackluster to downright terrible.  These things are not even comparable!  It's performing great for me right out of the gate :)


*** This is just a first impression, I've only been vaping on it for about 30 minutes (I'd estimate roughly 1/4ml of juice).  Hopefully my longer term experience lives up to this :)

The next test for me will be to fill one up and leave it sitting for a while to see if any juice collects in the air tube

EDIT:  further note.  I do get a little gurgling on my draws after letting it sit for a short while.  It doesn't look like it'll flood completely and leak, but it does get a little bit of juice in the air tube after sitting for a bit.  It's easy to clear via the method I mentioned above, though, or just vape through it (still haven't gotten juice in my mouth, yet)
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2011, 03:21:27 PM »
Hello out there,

Got them out of the box tonight and here are my first impressions.

the litlle bung was no problem for me, i filled it with like 1,5ml and let it rest for a whole minute before I had my first hits on it.
They was dull and less vape but after awhile it was improving :-)
Now I get good vapor and better taste than anything tried before :-)
And no hot vapor as some before.
Me too get a little juice right below the mouthpiece.
The mouthpiece is an improvement from the soft rubber one,
I really hope they are not going to give me any problems as I continue to test them out tonight.
On thought that I am not sure of is that it uses a bit more juice...

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2011, 03:34:36 PM »
I actually think the condensation/juice that builds up drops down the air tube if you take a rest from vaping, and you get an intial "gurgle" as you take your first vape, but this passes quickly, I'm not hammering this a great deal, but I've filled it up 3 times now over as many days, and it seems quite impressive ;D
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2011, 04:49:41 PM »
First impression brilliant, flavour, vapour, throat hit, filling was simple and the bung no problem.
Second impression OMG after a few refills I get floods of liquid while filling no matter what I try,
Filling slowly horizontally appears to be the recommended method but I am now getting liquid everywhere.
I really cant understand why when I filled them for the first time or two everything was fine but now they don’t want to play the game.
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2011, 05:08:35 PM »
Second impression:

I've now filled it a second time. 

By the end of the first fill, I had gotten a little juice in my mouth.  The juice that was collecting just below the mouthpiece (I was using a TW delrin drip tip) leaked into the tip because I'd laid it down at a slight angle with the mouthpiece sort of downward.  My next draw got juice in my mouth before I even inhaled.  Basically my advice is when you lay them down horizontal is fine, just don't lay them so the mouthpiece is angled downward ;)

Jeff, I noticed the occasional gurgling, too, but it did pass fairly quickly.  Every once in a while, I blew in it gently while activating the battery, clearing some of the built-up juice in the tube and below the mouthpiece and this seemed to work fine for me.  I was actually surprised to see my battery connector completely dry when I removed the empty smokeymizer

The bung gave me some trouble this second time, maybe because it was slick with juice where the first time it was completely dry.  I shot it across the room, right out of the tweezers :-\  But I found it and had better luck getting it in on the second attempt.  These bungs are definitely the biggest con to the cartomizer, but with practice I think I'll get the hang of them enough to make it mostly a non-issue. 

Filled slowly holding it horizontally and still no leaking issue

Performance-wise, I'm not having any different experience than after the first fill. 

In conclusion:  I'm liking these.  They won't replace any of the gear I already use, but I'm definitely adding them to my arsenal of vaping gear (and it really is becoming an arsenal, I could supply a small army :-\ )
I wonder how long they'll last?  If it's anything like the clearos, then the two packages I ordered will likely last me several months . . . if I don't lose all the little bungs, first  :P

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« Reply #43 on: August 27, 2011, 11:00:43 PM »
Again guys....I would think by using a rubber cart condom on the atty end it would take care of the leaking while filling issue... ;)

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2011, 09:27:27 AM »
Cleaning impressions

I read on the little poster included in my box that I could clean it under running vater.
Just turn and twist it on the battery until the smokymizer comes out.
Then you can rinse the cart/tank under running water and the loose smokymizer as well.
That is true and was very easy, until I touched that piece of fabric that the fluid comes from and
to my big surprise it became completly loose from the little sprint holding it. And there was no way of getting it
attached to the sprint again. So If you open it to clean it. BE VERY CAREFUL and do not touch
the fabric (the string... what is the name for it?) It is impossible to attach it again once it is loose.
Maybe it is just me doing something wrong, if so please tell me the proper way to attach it?

So my first smokymizer was good for one fill, after cleaning completly destroyed  :(

Hope you understand my poor english and what parts I am talking about, I dont know the proper names for the parts?

To bad I really like it, vapor production is great and the taste as well.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2011, 11:20:59 AM »
Refilling impressions

Refilling was far from as easy as filling it the first time!
First the bung was complicated to get out.
I was holding it almost horizontal as said before.
the second I turn it a bit to put the bung in it started to leak from the battery end! also a bit at the mouthpiece.
Getting the bung in while it was flooded at the mouthpiece was really difficult, but I managed after some tries.
With my box I got somekind of transparent hat that could go over the battery end. I will try to put it on at next refill.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2011, 01:33:20 PM »
Well, I've submitted a number of comments about these smokeys now... and unfortunately I now have to share the dark side.

I was sat with my smokey in my pocket, and hadn't realised that due to the tightness of my jeans, I'd kept the switch on my MEGA Tornado battery activated. I smellled a horrible solder smell as I pulled it from my pocket... one dead mega T battery. Thinking it was only the battery that was screwed, I plugged it into my spare. As soon as I plugged it in the switch flashed like it had ran out of power... and now I have two dead batteries and no way to carry on vaping. REALLY frustrated as I've avoided analogues since 7th Jan and as sod's law always dictates, it's the bank holiday weekend whilst I find myself lacking.

The second battery was still under warranty and am unsure as to whether I have a valid claim to a refund?

On the plus side, it has enabled me to buy the SD mk II which I was itching to buy.However, I have a feeling that I'm not going to last until Tues/Weds without any vaping equipment. Truly gutted  :'(

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« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2011, 03:02:13 PM »
Well, I've submitted a number of comments about these smokeys now... and unfortunately I now have to share the dark side.

I was sat with my smokey in my pocket, and hadn't realised that due to the tightness of my jeans, I'd kept the switch on my MEGA Tornado battery activated. I smellled a horrible solder smell as I pulled it from my pocket... one dead mega T battery. Thinking it was only the battery that was screwed, I plugged it into my spare. As soon as I plugged it in the switch flashed like it had ran out of power... and now I have two dead batteries and no way to carry on vaping. REALLY frustrated as I've avoided analogues since 7th Jan and as sod's law always dictates, it's the bank holiday weekend whilst I find myself lacking.

The second battery was still under warranty and am unsure as to whether I have a valid claim to a refund?

On the plus side, it has enabled me to buy the SD mk II which I was itching to buy.However, I have a feeling that I'm not going to last until Tues/Weds without any vaping equipment. Truly gutted  :'(

I feel with you  :(
Maybe there is someone living close to you who can borrow you a battery ?
I would for sure, but I am living in sweden.
From my shorth time being here I have learnt that this place is full of kind people  ;)

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« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2011, 04:43:04 PM »
Damn lordy, that sucks. :(  I'd gladly hook you up if it weren't for that large body of water that's in the way. :(  Hang in there if you can. :)

I'm still undecided about these things.  First impression went something like "these sure do taste like plastic". :(  Halfway through the first fill that plastic taste started to fade, and as they broke-in they started vaping like a freight train.  Now on first refill and one is still going strong, but the other one keeps giving me a burnt taste. >:(  I didn't expect that with these. ???
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2011, 05:44:30 AM »
Cheers guys, luckily was out with new friends last night and someone's bringing me spare batteries in 30 mins. Ah well, one night of smoking isn't going to kill me, and at least it means I only slipped from the wagon for  a total of 7 hours. Now... bring on the SD :D

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« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2011, 06:35:58 AM »
Cheers guys, luckily was out with new friends last night and someone's bringing me spare batteries in 30 mins. Ah well, one night of smoking isn't going to kill me, and at least it means I only slipped from the wagon for  a total of 7 hours. Now... bring on the SD :D

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« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2011, 09:32:24 PM »
I got 1 pack of the Smokeymizers in the mail today, I was REALLY excited to try it out!

First one worked GREAT! Filling was a tad tedious and awkward. Really like the mouthpiece supplied. Good flavor, vapor, and throat hit was good (throat hit not quite up to par with my Tornado-T). Only the first two fill-ups now though, we'll see how much life you can really get out of these. Been using my Tornado-T (x2) setup since they came out! 8 months? Not bad for not buying ANY spare parts, except tanks.

Second one, ugh, after spilling 1.5ml of juice all over me and my son yelling for help at the same time I was quite frustrated. I filled it just as the first one, but it leaked really bad.
I immediately came here, read your suggestions on filling horizontal and filling slow to make sure there is plenty of time for the air to leave the "bung" opening. Same results after trying both of these, with water of course.

This is my first time trying a cartomizer of any kind, and so far I like it (when its not gushing all over me). I am used to just bringing my Tornado-T and a bottle of fluid around with me. With the added inconvenience of needing tweezers, needle, and a decent work area, I don't see my self completely ditching the "Tank". I do work in a shop environment and I don't think these little plastic things will hold up at work. I may just end up using these at home, and something I fill up and take out for a bar night :)

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #52 on: August 29, 2011, 09:45:01 PM »
I got 1 pack of the Smokeymizers in the mail today, I was REALLY excited to try it out!

First one worked GREAT! Filling was a tad tedious and awkward. Really like the mouthpiece supplied. Good flavor, vapor, and throat hit was good (throat hit not quite up to par with my Tornado-T). Only the first two fill-ups now though, we'll see how much life you can really get out of these. Been using my Tornado-T (x2) setup since they came out! 8 months? Not bad for not buying ANY spare parts, except tanks.

Second one, ugh, after spilling 1.5ml of juice all over me and my son yelling for help at the same time I was quite frustrated. I filled it just as the first one, but it leaked really bad.
I immediately came here, read your suggestions on filling horizontal and filling slow to make sure there is plenty of time for the air to leave the "bung" opening. Same results after trying both of these, with water of course.


This is my first time trying a cartomizer of any kind, and so far I like it (when its not gushing all over me). I am used to just bringing my Tornado-T and a bottle of fluid around with me. With the added inconvenience of needing tweezers, needle, and a decent work area, I don't see my self completely ditching the "Tank". I do work in a shop environment and I don't think these little plastic things will hold up at work. I may just end up using these at home, and something I fill up and take out for a bar night :)

Just use the little rubber condom that came on the mouthpiece and slide that on the atty end when you refill it and you wont have any leaking issues ;)

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2011, 07:25:18 AM »
I would also suggest that before refilling a previously filled Smokymiser that you blow through the mouthpiece end to blow out any liquid that maybe in the central airtube as this may cause a syphoning action as you begin to fill.
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« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2011, 06:47:43 PM »
Thanks Dracul BlackWater, worked like a charm using that rubber cap.. Only drop that came out was when I went to pull it off, that could be fixed by just putting it on far enough to make the seal.

Thanks to Astrecks as well, I'll give that a shot next fill up. I actually did notice some slight leaking from my first "good" one, that may have been the cause.

Also I did try refilling at work today, as expected, it was too messy and time consuming.



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« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2011, 09:59:31 PM »
Sorry about the above post, it's been a long time since I used the forums here. Wasn't aware of the new rules.

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« Reply #56 on: August 31, 2011, 04:06:42 AM »
No worries.... Thanks for being understanding about it.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #57 on: August 31, 2011, 11:12:49 AM »
I cant way too get my CE3 this is my first clear-cartoon-smoky-/amizer, I've only use the tanks an a little custom dse901 set up now so I'm super excited I read everything over in this topic real good advice, I don't  mind the bung I wont have a problem with it, but I was wondering how's the taste ? And does the CE3 produce a lot of vapor?
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« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2011, 12:40:24 PM »
I cant way too get my CE3 this is my first clear-cartoon-smoky-/amizer, I've only use the tanks an a little custom dse901 set up now so I'm super excited I read everything over in this topic real good advice, I don't  mind the bung I wont have a problem with it, but I was wondering how's the taste ? And does the CE3 produce a lot of vapor?
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The taste is excellent, maybe with a little extra throat hit compared to the tornado tank.
The vapor is also excellent.
I believe this is going to be my prefered method of vaping  ;)
But this is how I find it, someone else tastebuds might not be working like mine.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #59 on: August 31, 2011, 04:24:15 PM »
Yea my Smokeymizers seem to have broken in nicely and I only get a burnt taste if I am chain vaping now.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #60 on: September 01, 2011, 06:56:54 PM »
Well, I finally got a burnt taste.  Loaded one up with my Doppio mix and it wouldn't wick at all . . . at least I didn't have any issues with juice in the air tube :P  I gave it several tries throughout the day, too.  The other juices I've tried in it worked fine (including one that was a VG-based pre-mix that was very thick), but I just couldn't get my Doppio to wick.  Emptied it out, cleaned it and loaded up with something else and it's wicking fine, now

I'm still on the first one I opened, too, haven't even tried any of the other nine I have, yet.  I think I'm on fill #9 and it's still going strong (with that one exception) :)


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« Reply #61 on: September 02, 2011, 02:15:50 AM »
Well, I finally got a burnt taste.  Loaded one up with my Doppio mix and it wouldn't wick at all . . . at least I didn't have any issues with juice in the air tube :P  I gave it several tries throughout the day, too.  The other juices I've tried in it worked fine (including one that was a VG-based pre-mix that was very thick), but I just couldn't get my Doppio to wick.  Emptied it out, cleaned it and loaded up with something else and it's wicking fine, now

I'm still on the first one I opened, too, haven't even tried any of the other nine I have, yet.  I think I'm on fill #9 and it's still going strong (with that one exception) :)



Hey KJ.  I posted this on another thread somewhere (I think :-\).  I had the same problem with one of mine.  Worked ok on the first fill.  When I refilled it for the first time I just couldn't get it to wick.  Constant burnt taste, and it was the exact same batch of juice I used for the first fill. ???  I finally put the condom over the battery connector and did a couple of hard draws and that did the trick. 8)  I've filled it three or four time since w/o problems, and it's still going strong :).  I think when I refilled it for the first time I filled it too full.  Seems to me these need some air left in them (much like the tanks) or they can't get the wicking started.  I've been leaving a little more air in them when I fill them now and haven't had a problem since, so.... :-\  If you run into this problem again don't be afraid to use a condom and suck start it. ??? :o   Well, it works. :P ;D
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #62 on: September 02, 2011, 02:34:10 AM »
Well, I finally got a burnt taste.  Loaded one up with my Doppio mix and it wouldn't wick at all . . . at least I didn't have any issues with juice in the air tube :P  I gave it several tries throughout the day, too.  The other juices I've tried in it worked fine (including one that was a VG-based pre-mix that was very thick), but I just couldn't get my Doppio to wick.  Emptied it out, cleaned it and loaded up with something else and it's wicking fine, now

I'm still on the first one I opened, too, haven't even tried any of the other nine I have, yet.  I think I'm on fill #9 and it's still going strong (with that one exception) :)



Hey KJ.  I posted this on another thread somewhere (I think :-\).  I had the same problem with one of mine.  Worked ok on the first fill.  When I refilled it for the first time I just couldn't get it to wick.  Constant burnt taste, and it was the exact same batch of juice I used for the first fill. ???  I finally put the condom over the battery connector and did a couple of hard draws and that did the trick. 8)  I've filled it three or four time since w/o problems, and it's still going strong :).  I think when I refilled it for the first time I filled it too full.  Seems to me these need some air left in them (much like the tanks) or they can't get the wicking started.  I've been leaving a little more air in them when I fill them now and haven't had a problem since, so.... :-\  If you run into this problem again don't be afraid to use a condom and suck start it. ??? :o   Well, it works. :P ;D

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #63 on: September 02, 2011, 01:39:00 PM »
Just got my CE3 electric blue clearomizers and a 20ml bottle of 36mg watermellon Titan/Tornado e-liquid in the mail. I'm running the clearo on a 901 bat and it is performing wonderfully, my PV hasent left my hand/mouth for hours, great throat hit lots of vapor no burnt taste right out of the box. I am very impressed, yet another great product from TW, they have fixed all the problems with the old clearos. About the same amount of condensation as the old clearos but considering the massive impovement in performance this is no where near enough of a problem to turn me off of them. Will post back as I continue to use these. As far as filling goes I know some people have had some trouble with liquid leaking out as they attempt to fill these clearos, easy fix, simply hold the clearo horizontally with the bung hole at the top and fill with your needle. No leaks no problem.  ;D
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #64 on: September 02, 2011, 08:27:19 PM »
Hey, 8ball, I actually had seen that post you mention and did give that a try.  Sadly, the only way I could get it to work would be to "suck-start" it in between every draw and it's not worth that much effort (to unscrew from battery and place the condom on and draw for every single hit).  I loaded that same smokey with a different juice again today and it's still working fine :)

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #65 on: September 02, 2011, 10:17:11 PM »
Hey, 8ball, I actually had seen that post you mention and did give that a try.  Sadly, the only way I could get it to work would be to "suck-start" it in between every draw and it's not worth that much effort (to unscrew from battery and place the condom on and draw for every single hit).  I loaded that same smokey with a different juice again today and it's still working fine :)

OK. :-\  Odd that.  Once I got mine going it was fine, but as I said, I think I just overfilled it.  Must be something about that one particular batch of eliquid that's giving you problems. :(  I know my juice is quite thick, but is working just fine now.
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #66 on: September 02, 2011, 10:38:20 PM »
Admittedly, that batch of juice is extremely thick and I'll probably thin it out some when I replenish the bottle.  In general, though, they're a great vape

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #67 on: September 03, 2011, 03:41:35 AM »
I have been using 2 smokymizers as the only method of vaping for a week now.
I have refilled each 6-7 times and one I have cleaned twice and the other once by pressing
hot water into them with the syringe. And they are still going strong!
Its a bit fiddly to refill them but it is ok, I do it either late night before I go to sleep or
early mornings before going to work. The only thing that is breaking is that the hole for the bungy
to sit in get a bit destroyed everytime I use the "tweezers" to get it out. gotta get a plastic one.

I believe that they are going to be my steady method of vaping togheter with my Tornado batteries  ???
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #68 on: September 03, 2011, 05:55:56 AM »
again don't be afraid to use a condom and suck start it.

Hey 8Ball.  I'm not real sure what I'm missing here with the whole condom thingy.  But I had the same problem that you described.  First fill all was well.  After refills I would get a slight burnt plastic taste.  Nothing overwhelming just enough that you could taste it.  I simply do some cold draws with the smokymizer right on the battery.  Like we do with the tanks.  It usually takes about 5 cold draws before I start to see air bubbles coming up from the bottom.  Once I see the bubbles while cold drawing then the burnt plastic taste goes away.

One other thing I noticed is that these are advertised as 2.4 to 2.7 Ohms.  I have only tried 2 of the five so far and both were 3.0 Ohms out of the box.  Thus they don't seem to work very well (at least for me) at the standard voltage.  So I bump them up to 4 volts and they are perfect for me.  Just my thoughts

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #69 on: September 03, 2011, 06:35:01 AM »
^^ Lucky i know this is a conversation about smokeymisers :-\

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2011, 07:13:16 AM »
Y'know Cath, I saw a thread about the condom filling method several weeks ago and didn't even bother to look. In my naivety I imagined it involved tipping eliquid into the 'usual' type of condom and leaving the clearo in it overnight or something! Have learnt what it means as a result of it being mentioned in this thread and felt a bit silly for ignoring the conversation and jumping to conclusions.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #71 on: September 03, 2011, 08:53:36 AM »
Initial Thoughts.....

I got my smokeys in the post this morning......not that i got them till this afternoon as had a bit of a late one last night  ;)

So i filled my 1st one up no problems at all used the condom over the battery end and got no leaking at all :) had to pulls of it which was great then....nothing as if the battery was died but it wasnt. So little confused there, i filled up another and its fine still. Any ideas what could be wrong with the other one?



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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #72 on: September 03, 2011, 10:48:18 AM »
again don't be afraid to use a condom and suck start it.

Hey 8Ball.  I'm not real sure what I'm missing here with the whole condom thingy.  But I had the same problem that you described.  First fill all was well.  After refills I would get a slight burnt plastic taste.  Nothing overwhelming just enough that you could taste it.  I simply do some cold draws with the smokymizer right on the battery.  Like we do with the tanks.  It usually takes about 5 cold draws before I start to see air bubbles coming up from the bottom.  Once I see the bubbles while cold drawing then the burnt plastic taste goes away.

One other thing I noticed is that these are advertised as 2.4 to 2.7 Ohms.  I have only tried 2 of the five so far and both were 3.0 Ohms out of the box.  Thus they don't seem to work very well (at least for me) at the standard voltage.  So I bump them up to 4 volts and they are perfect for me.  Just my thoughts

Well Tony, I wasn't getting a slight burnt taste.  It was bad.  Like it wasn't wicking at all (which I think was the case).  I did quite a few cold draws and it didn't help a bit.  I think I just filled it way to full on my first refill.  I probably could have fixed it by drawing some of the juice back out with a syringe, but at that point I hadn't worked out the root cause of the problem.  Only took a few hard draws with the condom on the battery connector to fix it though.  And no problems since, but then I'm no longer trying to cram the very last molecule of juice into it when I refill it now. ;D

Well, since you mentioned I thought I'd give mine a check.  Don't know what they were out of the box, but the two that I'm using now are currently reading 2.8 and 3.0.  Funny thing though, they're both vaping great on Tornado batteries.  More vapor production and better flavor than anything else I've ever used.  You've got me curious now, :-\   I'm going to have to try them at 4v.
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #73 on: September 03, 2011, 11:49:05 AM »
If you guys keep this up, I'm going to be forced to try them myself...LOL  ;D
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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #74 on: September 03, 2011, 12:27:52 PM »
If you guys keep this up, I'm going to be forced to try them myself...LOL  ;D

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #75 on: September 10, 2011, 04:51:11 PM »
Alrighty, then!  I opened up a third one and loaded it up.  Just like my original impression with the first one I tried, this one is working great.  Even better than that first one, in fact.  No leaking, no burnt taste, no juice at all in center tube.  I guess that one that wasn't wicking was just a dud :-\  Now I'll just have to keep on with this one for a while and see if it develops leaking issues after a few fills like the other one did


So to sum it up (since I think my journeys with these are spread between a couple of threads), I've tried three so far between the two packs I bought:

1 - from pack #1, worked great at first, but got a little juice in the air tube over time (even with the first use), then started leaking/flooding badly after a handful of fills
2 - from pack #2, wouldn't wick AT ALL, couldn't even suck-start it.  Never did manage to get it to work despite several attempts
3 - from pack #1, just started with it and it's working spectacularly.  It's been filled for about 3 hours, almost empty now, and there isn't any juice at all in the air tube


So far I guess my impression is that when they work they're spectacular, but when they don't they're a pain in the <censored>.  Not sure if I'll wind up getting more in the future, I'll have to see how they fare as I vape through the rest of them, first

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #76 on: September 17, 2011, 02:09:59 AM »
Just got my first pack of these and they leak just like the clear ones - out of the 5, 3 of them have a crack at the bottom, so I wouldn't call them more durable.  The plugs are a pain.  This is a great idea and I love using them when they work, but there are certainly some manufacturing issues I fear.  I'll probably order some more and see if the same conditions persist.

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Re: CE3 Smokeymiser - Initial Thoughts
« Reply #77 on: September 17, 2011, 10:06:39 AM »
Out of my two packs, none were cracked.  If you had three cracked, I'd call or email TW about them.  They are more durable than the clearomizers, but it's just plastic so it's not indestructible  ;)

 

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