January 10th, 2013 – e Juice review – Mt Baker Vapor has garnered nine (9) Spinfuel Choice Awards for excellence in eLiquid Artistry. The Choice Award is given to individual flavors that have earned across-the-board praise for flavor, consistency, vapor, throat, and more. For more about the Spinfuel Choice Award Click Here. This is Spinfuel’s 1st of 4 e juice review for Mt Baker Vapor.
Spinfuel Choice Award
The history of Mt Baker Vapor begins like many other eLiquid companies: starting out as a DIY juice mixer, sharing with friends, selling to friends, launching a website and finally going pro. eCigarettes are a new product; American Made eJuice is even newer. Like a handful of other juice makers, Mt Baker Vapor is a trailblazer, offering Vapers a better vaping experience. Mt Baker Vapor has succeeded where so many others have failed; they built a business through hard work and good products.e liquid review
Our review consists of several selections (a mere fraction of the currently available 198 flavors!) from Mt Baker Vapor, which we believe represents the wide range of their eJuice, from the single-flavor juice to the more complicated two or three flavor ejuice. e juice review
Why Mt Baker Vapor?
Our e Liquid review come from suggestions we receive in email from our readers, as well as from within. When a staff member discovers a new eLiquid or a new-to-us eLiquid brand we will make a note of it and bring it up in the next meeting. In the case of Mt Baker Vapor a friend in the industry suggested it to us. After we checked them out at mtbakervapor.com as well as a few forums or other online sources we decided to invite them to be reviewed.
Our motivating factor to review Mt Baker, beyond the suggestion, was the sheer number of ejuice flavors and the price point. How can you sell a 30ML bottle of eLiquid for $7.49 when all those around you sell 30ML bottles for $13.99-$19.99? “Surely Mt Baker must take some shortcuts in order to make profitability”, we thought. Doing our ‘due diligence’ we began the vetting process and learned that Mt Baker Vapor did indeed have a stellar reputation and had plenty of fans on all the eCigarette forums. But the price? We really have no genuine reason or explanation that would explain why they are able to offer their juice at such discounted prices, but one thing we do know is that Mt Baker Vapor makes high-quality juice. Perhaps it’s nothing more than wanting to offer the vaping public a less expensive product. I’d like to believe that, so I will. e liquid review
The eJuice from Mt Baker Vapor is superb in its consistency and the scope of flavors offered. Some of our staff has already adopted Mt Baker Vapor as one of their permanent eLiquid vendors and plan to reorder time and time again, and at the prices they sell 50ML bottles of eJuice the hit to pocketbook will be much lighter.
Mt Baker Vapor Particulars
Mt Vapor Baker offers more options for the end-user than we’ve ever seen in a while. They have a staff of 9 people trained in making eJuice and filling orders, and we believe this large staff is the reason they are able to offer as many options as they do and still maintain fast delivery times. Frankly, the sheer number of options is pretty astonishing and their ship times are remarkable.
Website – The Mt Baker Vapor website is a neat and orderly site, but it doesn’t appear to the public as an eLiquid website. A first time visitor would not get the impression that Mt Baker Vapor was an eLiquid creator ‘first and foremost’. Instead, the website gives the impression that Mt Baker Vapor is a hardware vendor that happens to make (or rebrand and resell?) eLiquids. e liquid review
Clearly the owners of Mt Baker have their reasons for laying out their website in this fashion, but unlike other eLiquid brands we’ve reviewed here in these pages, their eLiquids take a backseat (on the website). This is unfortunate.
Bottle Sizes – Right now, as we write this, Mt Baker offers a 15ML bottle for $4.99. According to the website the ‘normal’ price is $7.99 for a 15ML bottle, so even without the 10% Spinfuel Discount Coupon (see below), this current sale is an excellent time to stock up, and we mean stock up hard, on some of their excellent juice. (We’ve made some suggestions below for first time customers)
Mt Baker Vapor offers 15ML, 30ML and 50ML bottles. Anytime you can pick up a quality eJuice for $10.39 in a 50ML bottle you should. If you want to pop over right now, before finishing this review, to pick up a few 50ML bottles before they realize the price is extremely LOW, we suggest picking up Cinnamon Roll, Pineapple Upside Down, Graham Cracker, Bananas Foster, Coconut, and East Coast Tobacco. So go ahead. We’ll wait right here. You can pick up where you left off. Tick Tock…
Okay, while you wait for Mt Baker to mix each of your bottles (one by one), you can now finish the review; you just may discover some other flavors you’ll want to add to your order. Now where were we? Oh yes!
Nicotine Strengths – 0, 6, 12, 18, 24, and 36mg/ml are available. We can only speak to the 1.8% (18mg/ml), and with a 1.8% nic level delivering a really good throat hit the 24mg/ml and 36mg/ml must be wicked.
Ratio Options – The “House” blend is 80% PG and 20% VG, but you can request 100% PG, 100% VG, 50/50, 20/80 PG/VG and VG at 70%, Distilled Water at 30% (for people with allergies/sensitivities to PG). Our usual mix is 70/30, but we’ve had no issues at all with their House blend of 80/20.
Flavoring Options – We did not ask for extra flavoring for our reviews, but you can. Up to 5X the standard amount of ‘flavor drops’ for just 25 cents per “shot”.
The flavor selection was chosen by our team after looking through all the available flavors on the Mt Baker Vapor website. Unlike previous reviews we were instructed by Mt Baker Vapor to choose the flavors instead of having them choose the flavors for us. That worked out wonderfully well and it is something we will consider from here on out. (Although there are 2 other brands in the wings today so that will have to happen afterwards)
In order to get a full representation of their product line we chose the following flavors. (15ML bottles, 80/20 PG/VG ratios with 1.8% nicotine)
- Cinnamon Roll
- Cotton Candy
- Graham Cracker
- Vanilla Cup Cake
- Pina Colada
- Ankara Tobacco
- Virginia Fire Cured Tobacco
- RY4 E Juice
- Extreme Ice E Juice
- Banana Nut Bread
- Bananas Foster
- East Coast Tobacco
- Pineapple Upside-down Cake
Conducting the review is Julia Barnes (Lead Writer), Lisa Johnston, Jason Little and newcomer Keira Hartley. The following hardware was used to vape throughout:
Totally Wicked’s Odyssey with the equipped single-coil tank
MyVaporStore’s ZMAX with several cartos, tanks, clearos
MyVaporStore’s Lambo v4 with Texas Tuff Tank and CE4+ (for 510-thread)
Halo Cigs G6 & Element mini-eCigs with Halo branded cartos
Johnson Creek Vea with JC Vea Cartomizers
Each team member received an equal share of each flavor. The vaping period for this review was 48 hours over 5 days. Each team member was responsible for filling their devices using whatever method they deemed suited for the job. Once the vaping had concluded and once the team believed they were ready to sit down and talk we gathered around the table and after plenty of discussion, vaping, pizza and beer we hammered out our thoughts.
Using our standard 1-5 Star rating system each team member will offer their rating for each flavor along with a synopsis of the notes and discussion that were revealed during the meeting. As lead writer, the responsibility for the ‘pull quotes’ falls to me. While certainly truncated to reserve space, I hope I have been able to properly relay each team member’s thoughts about each flavor. Feel free to leave comments below.
There were some things all of us agreed to when it came to Mt Baker Vapor eLiquids. I thought sharing them with you, here, all at once, rather than repeating ourselves for each flavor, could save some repetition.
Our Ratios – All the members agreed that the 80/20 ratio of PG/VG worked very well for every flavor we sampled. This ratio gave each juice a “great-to-fantastic” throat hit (TH) and helped boost juice flavors. Naturally, we didn’t try other ratios so this is a judgment call.
Flavors – Every eLiquid we sampled offered plenty of ‘flavor’. There were no individual ejuice that we considered weak or underrepresented.
Vapor – Vapor ranged from ‘good-to-great’. None of the eLiquids produced weak vapor, which we all decided was a pleasant surprise. 20% VG can sometimes produce weak vapor depending on what flavorings were used, but this was not the case with Mt Baker Vapor.
Mt Baker Vapor offers two eLiquids that our team thought were indispensable. If and when you place an order at Mt Baker Vapor we strongly recommend that you include Cinnamon Roll and Pineapple Upside Down.
And Now… The Individual Flavors
Note* Mt Baker Vapor makes no attempt to come up with any fanciful description for their eLiquid flavors, so the review is a bit different than previous ones in order to compensate for the lack of descriptions.
This is the standard “Product Description” found under each eJuice:
Our 100% USA made Nicotine juice comes in a variety of blends and strengths. Please select the options to complete your juice order. The Caramel Apple e juice is made with the highest quality flavors and ingredients and will satisfy your taste buds and nicotine cravings. All our e liquids come in 15 ml childproof dropper bottles. The Caramel Apple E Juice is freshly mixed when you order so you will never get any old product from us. In order to add the item to your cart you will need to select all of the options. All our e juices ship out within 24 hours of order time. Most of the time sooner. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please send us an email via our contact page.
Blackberry – A single flavor juice
Julia: 5 Stars – Finally I am beginning to see more blackberry-flavored vapes on the market. While this one is nothing fancy it is delicious. I can appreciate a single-flavor eJuice when the flavor is like this. The real, rich and clean flavor of blackberry shines through in this pleasant all-day vape. Highly recommend to anyone that likes fruity flavors. Sweet, but not overly sweet.
Jason: 5 Stars – Blackberry has a semi-sweet but deep blackberry flavor, which makes for an excellent and slightly sweet fruit vape. I liked it a lot. MBV Blackberry is a simple, unpretentious, yet satisfying juice. Nice job.
Lisa: 5 Stars – One of my favorites, Blackberry by Mt Baker Vapor is terrific. You can really taste the richness of the blackberries, (which is heavier than blueberry); they are more flavorful than you might think. I loved it. Every eLiquid brand should offer their take on a blackberry eJuice.
Keira: 5 Stars – Blackberry is indeed a great flavor for vaping. Mt Baker Vapor doesn’t try to mix in any other flavoring to cloud the blackberry goodness, which is something I appreciated quite a bit. I’m a fruit loving Vaper and this really hit the spot. Excellent!
Blueberry – A single-flavor juice
Julia: 5 Stars – Another clean, just-sweet-enough fruit flavor. You get a really nice blueberry flavor vaping this. I’ve vaped several ‘blueberry’ mixes before but seldom are they able to deliver an authentic blueberry eJuice. Mt Baker Vapor’s Blueberry is authentic. Not as deep as Blackberry, but excellent in its own right.
Jason: 5 Stars – The only difference between blueberry and blackberry is the taste of the berries. I know that sounds like Mr. Obvious speaking, but what I mean is that between these two juices everything is identical except the basic berry flavor. They both have the same vapor production and same throat hit. I would prefer the blackberry more times than not if I had to choose, but otherwise I would keep both of them for very different vaping moods.
Lisa: 5 Stars – I agree with Jason completely, well almost. My enjoyment of blackberry and blueberry are the same. Blackberry is a heavier vape; blueberry is light and a tad less sweet, but both as excellent fruity flavors. It would be hard to choose between them so I would buy both. Blueberry during the day, blackberry by night would be my preference. Make sense?
Keira: 5 Stars – An amazing blueberry vape. Very authentic and very flavorful. Lisa is right; it’s a lighter vape than blackberry but every bit as good. Wonderful stuff!
Coconut – A single-flavor juice