Free Vape Advice, Episode V: The Spice Rack Strikes Back

The Humble Spice Rack: An excellent force multiplier for your vaping storage needs
March 12, 2016

My wife’s a genius. While out cruising for bargains at estate sales and in shops that specialize in “gently used” goods, she started collecting spice racks.  And then thought maybe I could use one or two. Wow.  Whether it’s in my closet where I store some of my juice, or behind my door where I store my DIY supplies…this is an amazing and incredibly cheap way to store juices.  They’re…


My Favorite New 18650 Batteries for 2015-2017 – The LG HG2 (and Why)

The LG HG2, my 2015 20A 18650 Battery of Choice
October 20, 2015

Simply The 20A Battery of Choice My Requirements for 18650 Vaping Batteries It’s no secret that even now, I’m (already) something of a vaping dinosaur, preferring to vape unregulated 18650 boxmods (and occasionally 18650 tube mods) over all of these newer, sexier regulated vaping devices.  I work from home, so have pretty open and unfettered access to my chargers and all of my 18650s all day long.  I tend to…


My 20A 18650 Workhorse – The LG HE2 (and its cousin the HE4)

LG HE2 18650 Battery
August 30, 2015

Originally published August 30, 2015 – much of this is still true today.  Some of these HE2s are still going strong.  Everything new is an HG2 as I mention in the closing…lol I have quite a few LG HE2s…disclaimer: I sell sold battery rewraps, so none of them look like HE2s anymore…lol I also have quite a few HE2s that I bought with other manufacturer wraps on them that perform amazingly…


Some thoughts on 18650 Batteries for Vaping…

August 27, 2015

There’s a lot of information out there in the vapesphere about 18650 batteries.  Some of it’s good, some of it is great – some of it is honestly downright useless.  We measure these batteries three different ways – continuous amp draw capabilities (i.e., “20A” or 20 amps), battery capacity (measured in milli-Amp hours, or mAh), and cost.  In general, you can have one or the other between A and mAh…


Series or Parallel? Parallel or Series? What are the Differences in Vaping?

LG HE2s under TokeJuice Custom Wraps
June 13, 2015

This was asked in a Facebook group by a friend earlier today so I went off on a little bit of a rambling discussion…lol  I had the exact same question a few months back.  I am by no means an expert in battery-related issues – likewise this is by no means the be-all, end-all discussion on the subject, so comments and improvements are quite welcomed. An 18650 battery is 18mm…


My friends in the Vaping eJuice Community

March 2, 2015

I’ve ordered juice from a few folks at this point (and am planning on ordering from quite a few more since they have been spoken of so highly by my friends).  Personally, I’m a sucker for baked goods and most of the fruity-type stuff…tobacco flavors aren’t usually my thing. I’m going to be having reviews forthcoming on many of these vendors and several of their delicious eJuice selections.  My plan…


Introducing a New Direction for Akula51.Net – #Vapelife

So, I’ve recently gotten back into vaping.  Specifically, I’m exploring rebuildable dripping atomizers (RDAs) and rebuildable tank atomizers (RTAs) using mechanical mods.  These are really cool devices, and allow a lot more control over the way a device works.  Gone are the CE4s and CE6s on those eGo batteries…whew What an incredible community of folks we have here in the vapesphere.  I couldn’t have figured any of this out as easily…

February 27, 2015