Vaping Diaries #326: Craft Vapery Certifiably Vapable Liquids

In my opinion, Craft Vapery is the best e-liquid subscription service in the vaping business. When the company unveiled its Certifiably Vapable Liquids line of juices at ECC 2015, I was intrigued. After all, Craft Vapery deals with dozens of e-liquid companies and hundreds of flavors every month. Putting the Craft Vapery brand on Certifiably Vapable Liquids means that the company strongly believes in these flavors. At the show, Craft Vapery president Joshua Krane told me about the three launch flavors in the Certifiably Vapable Liquids lineup and how they’re made with vapers’ safety in mind.

First up is Sticky Rice, a milky-sweet dessert vape based on the popular Southeast Asian dessert of mango and sticky rice. This Certifiably Vapable Liquids flavor blends sweet fruit and savory coconut milk with a pleasant rice texture. As someone that lived in Thailand, I love that the company released this flavor.

Next is It’s Toast. This juice is based on Josh’s quintessential peanut butter and jelly sandwich. When I first tried this Certifiably Vapable juice, I had no idea that it was PB&J. The bread note really helps this flavor stand out from other PB&J e-liquids on the market. It’s Toast is quite tasty and surprisingly different.

Rounding out the Certifiably Vapable line is Cornbread, which several of my friends were raving about all show. First off, cornbread is frickin’ awesome. Secondly, it’s a flavor that I haven’t seen in the vaping world. Craft Vapery did a fantastic job of replicating the flavor, with a rich and textured cornbread slathered with honey butter. While I only vaped a bit of each juice at the show, Cornbread was my early favorite.

Lastly, Josh spoke about the future of the Certifiably Vapable line. These three flavors went through extensive focus testing with several Craft Vapery subscribers. Josh said that additional flavors that subscribers loved would be released in the future, as well as seasonal selections. Out of the dozens of juices I tried at ECC 2015, Cornbread was one of the most memorable. I highly recommend it and suggest that you check out the entire line of Certifiably Vapable Liquids.

The Vape 48 Week 3: Craft Vapery’s Joshua Krane

Here’s a very long and very cool conversation I had with Craft Vapery president Joshua Krane. The chat was filmed at Vape Star LA in late January, but due to several videogame consulting projects and a personal issue that had me out of the country, I didn’t get a chance to edit it until now. I apologize to Craft Vapery and Josh for the delay, but most of all I apologize to you loyal RPadholics because Josh had a lot of excellent things to say in this conversation.

In addition to giving an update on Craft Vapery, Josh spoke about an issue that’s very personal for him — the difference between vapers and people that vape. For numerous reasons, he wants people and companies to make the distinction. You need to watch the video for the full story on that particular topic. Josh and I also spoke about some of the things the vaping business needs to do in order to grow up and becoming more legitimate. Some of the those issues parallel what we experienced in the videogame business (Josh and I are both G4tv alumni). As expected, Josh was an outstanding guest that had loads of interesting things to say.

On the hardware side, Josh brought the Monake Vape Calvert mod and the Praxis Vapors Derringer RDA, while I spoke about the Kanger Subtank. Josh brought a number of e-liquids to talk about  — I was particularly grateful to learn about the excellent Njoy Artist Collection. My juice choices were two bottles from Evaper8’s Straight Drippin’ line.

One of the issues that I brought up was being disappointed with vaping coverage on my favorite tech sites. I mentioned The Verge as a tech site that I love, but could be doing better coverage on vaping. Between the time the video was filmed and the time I posted it, The Verge’s coverage has gotten better, but it’s still not great; the site has covered more areas of vaping and in some cases has done a very good job, but some of its stories had poor reporting and there’s a segment of the market that The Verge continues to ignore.

As I mentioned, the video below is long, but please watch when you have the time. Craft Vapery is the best e-liquid subscription service in the business and its president had fantastic things to say in this episode of The Vape 48.

Vaping Diaries #275: Craft Vapery on Mike & Dr. Drew

Craft Vapery — in my opinion, the best e-liquid subscription service in the vaping business — made a special guest appearance on the Mike & Dr. Drew podcast. Company co-founders Omri Agam and Joshua Krane did a fantastic job representing the vape industry in a positive way. The two helped explain vaping to a general audience in clear and concise fashion. There are millions of people out there that have no idea what vaping is and many that have been given incorrect information about it. While vape enthusiasts are familiar with the ins and outs of vaping, mainstream outreach is vital for growth of the vaping business. Having great reps like Omri and Josh is an excellent, excellent thing. Through their appearance on the Mike & Dr. Drew podcast, I’m sure that the Craft Vapery guys helped many people find a great way to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes. Well done, gentlemen!

Vaping Diaries #169: Craft Vapery Unboxing Video

Back in Vaping Diaries #159, I wrote about Craft Vapery. It’s a new subscription-based e-liquid service that offers a curated approach to vaping juices. First, the big news — pricing has gone down from $40 for three 15ml to $33 for three 15ml. While the price is still more expensive that what most online e-liquid vendors offer, it’s a little bit cheaper than what’s found at most brick-and-mortar vape shops. Remember, what you’re getting with Craft Vapery is highly personalized service and curated juice recommendations. For certain vapers, the service can be quite valuable.

To give you a better idea of the Craft Vapery experience, I filmed a video of my first Craft Vapery box. I was really impressed by the packaging and presentation. The selected juices were from top vendors and fit into the flavor profile I created. All three were good to great. I was given DNA Vapor’s The Dough, since I noted that I enjoy bakery-type juices. This is a cookie dough e-liquid that’s a delicious treat. As big tobacco fan, I was given The Force Vapors’ Chewbacco, an RY4-style juice with blueberry notes. This is a good dessert juice, but not really what I enjoy in tobaccos or RY4s; for tobacco juices I greatly prefer naturally-extracted tobacco and for RY4s I prefer classics, like the original Janty formula. Lastly, I was given Blueprint Vapor’s Page Six, which is a complex blend of green tea, fruits, and cream. As a fan of complexity, I really enjoyed this juice and have a feeling that I’ll dig it even more after it steeps.

For the most part, I was pleased with what Craft Vapery chose for me. All the flavors fit into my vaping wheelhouse. Page Six was a lovely surprise that I might not have discovered on my own. My tobacco preferences are really particular, so it wasn’t surprising that I wasn’t given a tobacco e-liquid that floored me.

For vapers that are already set in their ways, buying the same juices from the same juice companies, Craft Vapery doesn’t make much sense. For vapers that haven’t found the right juice or for vapers that are always looking for something new, Craft Vapery can be a great service. If you fall into one of those two categories then I recommend giving Craft Vapery a shot. Based on the box I received, there’s a good chance that the company will help you find a juice that you love.

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Vaping Diaries #159: Craft Vapery Curated E-Liquid

Craft Vapery is taking a unique and intelligent approach to e-liquids that benefits newcomers to vaping, vaping veterans, and everyone in between. The company offers a curated and personalized vaping experience. After selecting different types of flavors you like, Craft Vapery sends you three selections per month. Your flavor choices and the recommendations of the company’s expert curators determine what juices you’re sent. Throughout your subscription, your flavor profile evolves in order to help you find different e-liquids that hit your vaping sweet spot.

In a recent press release, Craft Vapery CEO Omri Agam said, “With so many new products coming on the market all the time and no system to determine what’s good and what’s not, we’ve also felt the confusion and frustration shared by so many of our fellow vapers. Basically, we wanted to create a company that we wish had existed when we started vaping. So we put together a team of incredibly talented industry veterans in order to bring the very best in-store experience online, to everybody.”

To give you an idea of what the Craft Vapery experience is like, check out the web site images below.

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New vapers have the option of adding a starter kit to the mix, while intermediate vapers can add cartomizers, clearomizers, and clearo heads to their monthly orders. Advanced vapers that primarily use rebuildable atomizers can focus on the juice. One of the cool things about Craft Vapery’s curated service is that it appeals to all levels of vapers. In the aforementioned press release, Craft Vapery president Joshua Krane said, “In the end, we believe that it’s this passion that will make a curated, premium subscription offering like ours a success. We’re set to deliver the best of the vape shop experience, straight to your door.”

Craft Vapery will initially be available to 300 vapers. It will cost $40 a month (juices only) for three 15ml bottles of e-liquid. Here are more details from the press release.

Signup for the exclusive box subscriptions, delivered directly to homes, begins December 16, with the first boxes shipping early January 2014. Each box contains three hand picked and curated flavors of vaping liquid, selected by personal curators drawing on each subscriber’s ‘flavor profile’ and assisted by Craft’s personal recommendation engine. Craft Vapery users can each rate their monthly selection, awarding their favorites and noting personal preferences, to aid future curation and ensure the most tailored experience possible.

While the cost per milliliter is slightly higher than what many top online e-liquid vendors offer, Craft Vapery includes personalized service that’s constantly evolving. In addition to the company’s recommendation engine and expert curators, there will be Craft Vapery employees available by email and phone, ready to help you find the juice that’s right for you. On paper, it sounds like a great idea with tremendous potential to help vapers find what’s best for them. More importantly, Craft Vapery has the potential to help vapers avoid wasting money on juices they don’t like. It’s like having a great store at your disposal without having to leave the comfort of your home. (Translate: It’s like being able to go to a great vape shop in your boxers!)

In addition to checking out the Craft Vapery web site, you can get more information by keeping up with the company’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. If you’re all set to give Craft Vapery a shot, the company has a special offer for RPad.TV readers — use the coupon code RPAD20 to receive 20 percent off your first Craft Vapery order.

I’ve a bunch of Craft Vapery coverage slated for the future. For now, please let me know what you think of the company’s approach to vaping e-liquids.

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