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In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh sits down with Ray “Thumper” Parker to discuss Thumper’s extensive experience in the vape industry, from his time at Saveurvape (best known for The Standard and The Originals), Marina Vape (best known for Alpha Vapes), and his latest project, Taffy Man (winner of Best in Show: Candy at The Vape Summit IV in Houston).

Josh and Thumper discuss his role in the formation of the vape industry as we know it today. As a fixture in our SoCal vaping community, Thumper has been around for a long time and has seen the industry mature. Josh and Ray discuss how he got the nickname Thumper, his record on the striker machine, and what he thinks it takes to achieve success in the vape industry. Ray also talks about both of his e-juice lines, including Cloud Stout, which debuted at Vape Summit III, and Taffy Man.

Giveaway: One lucky listener will win the entire line of both Cloud Stout and Taffy Man in 30ml bottles in the nic strength of their choice! Another lucky listener will win one free month of CRAFT VAPERY! Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win.

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In this very special episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh and Meriwether sit down with Roy Mananquil (Vaping ROYbot, ROYbot Sauce, Vaperazzi) and Peter Nguyen (The Vape Snob, The Vapor Lair) to decompress from The Vape Summit IV show in Houston!

Roy and Peter recently joined Josh and Meriwether at The Vape Summit to help judge the Best In Show awards, which CRAFT VAPERY hands out each year. This is the first year CRAFT has introduced an expanded panel of judges, and the four talk about their experiences throughout the show, as well as the 17 amazing e-liquids that took home an award.

You can read more about this year’s winners on the CRAFT VAPERY Blog!

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The winners of The Vape Summit IV Houston Best In Show Awards are:

Florals & Spices
OPUS 4
Vape Kitchen
Warm and boldly toasted almonds pair naturally with toasted coconut, Spanish Saffron infused VG, and generous notes of cream to provide a comforting, rich, and creamy honey-like flavor.

Teas
THE ROCK
Frisco Vapor
A sweet and succulent Earl Grey sweet peach tea.

Coffees
CATCH YA LATTE
VaporFi Grand Reserve
Freshly brewed espresso combines with crushed hazelnuts, brown-butter caramel, and a drizzle of syrup to create this authentic latte vape.

Drinks & Cocktails
OLD FASHIONED R&R
Motley Brew
The finest premium whiskey, a dash of spicy bitters, aromatic notes of citrus, and a touch of raw sugarcane highlight this remixed rendition of the classic Old Fashioned. It’s old school soul, remastered for absolute pleasure.

Mints & Menthols
GRAVELANCHE
KVASS
An extraordinary blend of juicy guava, perfectly ripe peach, and a hint of cooling menthol.

Tobaccos & Cigarettes
LUCKY 13
Cafe Racer Craft E-Liquid
A take on the classic RY4 style featuring creamy vanilla, toasted almond, and caramel topped off with just the right amount of smooth tobacco finish.

Nuts
MAXIMUS
S.P.Q.R.
This quintessential lightly roasted almond is a staple in the vaping world.

Chocolates
JIGAWATT
Powerline Premium E-Liquid
A perfectly baked waffle cone dipped in smooth, rich white chocolate.

Creams, Custards & Vanillas
DUCHESS RESERVE
Kings Crest
The same milky tres leches vape that won Best In Show at The Vape Summit II, now dipped in butterscotch candies and melted marshmallow.

Baked Goods
POUND CAKE
Glas E-Liquid
Notes of fresh citrus and vanilla on the inhale are followed by hints of warm pound cake and lemon zest on the exhale.

Breakfast Cereals
THE VOYAGE
Coastal Clouds
Prepare to embark on a fantastic voyage with this warm crunch berry rice crispy treat covered in gooey marshmallow.

Candy
GR8APE
Taffy Man
Just like the candy itself, GR8APE will make you think you’re sinking your choppers into a massive slab of grape taffy.

Tropical & Exotic Fruits
COCODEW
Popbars E Liquid
Cocodew combines the sweetness of honeydew melon with toasted coconut and almonds to create a truly amazing flavor that is as sweet as it is delicious.

Tree Fruits
PEARAMEL
Tear Drip
Experience innovation with this sugar-torched pear topped with caramel drizzle for a vape that is ablaze with sweetness.
You can purchase Pearamel in the CRAFT Shop.

Berries
CAMAROSA
Vapewell Supply Co.
Ripe strawberry is mixed with a subtle hint of coconut for an unexpected creamy flavor.

Citrus
FRESH SQUEEZE
Element E-Liquids
A sweet and tangy citrus blend of refreshing clementines, ripe oranges, and juicy tangerines.

Best In Show Overall
METATRON
Sacred Enlightened E-Liquids
After just one vape of Metatron’s divine blend of fresh berries, sweet oats, and milk, you’ll feel like you have been touched by THE angel that is Sacred Enlightened E-Liquid.
You can purchase Metatron in the CRAFT Shop.

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In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh is joined via Skype by Ruby Roo, one of the most influential YouTube reviewers in vaping!

Ruby Roo and Josh dive straight in to discuss the world of vaping from her perspective as a reviewer, as a woman, and as a trained and certified Master Cicerone (someone who can deconstruct and pair the flavors in beer). Ruby Roo’s extensive training and discerning palate make her reviews distinct, memorable, and always spot on.

Ruby and Josh discuss what it’s like to be an online reviewer, and ultimately what it’s like to be a woman in public on the internet. This is a really fun interview with Ruby Roo and an amazing way to see inside her process and how she thinks about liquids. Ruby also discusses her new line of liquids that she is mixing, and takes us through the flavors, their inspirations, and their origins.

Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win Ruby Roo’s entire line of liquids, Lane Cove Vapor. Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win. One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY! Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win. Details of what to say in your post to win are in the episode!

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In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh is joined via Skype by Ali Saeed, the founder of HEMO (High End Mods Only), one of the most exclusive and often controversial vaping communities on Facebook.

“Big Ali” Saeed gives Josh a lesson on the history of high-end modding, something Ali was around for from the very beginning. From the first “GG” mechanical mods through the age of beautiful stabilized wood mods (that seem more like art than the functional devices they are), Ali gives Josh the rundown on how these devices grew in popularity over the last few years.

Ali shares his history in the early days of vaping communities, the back-story of how HEMO got its start, and how the group grew to be the behemoth it is today. Ali and Josh discuss vape drama, agendas, and controversy, as HEMO’s history includes all of the above. Ali reveals some of his favorite mods and in the end explains the service that HEMO provides to all those interested in high-end vaping.

Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win a year’s supply of free e-liquid! Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win. One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY! Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win. Details of what to say in your post to win are in the episode!

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In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh is joined via Skype by Courtney Smith, Editor-in-Chief of VAPUN Magazine, and in person by Taylor Chrisinger, a writer for VAPUN Magazine.

Courtney and Taylor are some of the most intelligent and thoughtful people in vaping, so Josh wastes no time getting the back-story behind VAPUN Magazine. The conversation turns to elitism in vaping, and josh gets Taylor and Courtney’s take on the current state of the vape industry and marketing within vaping. Courtney shares with Josh her thoughts on how we can improve as an industry and why we need to keep our focus on educating smokers and new vapers instead of focusing on advanced vapers like the industry seems to do. The trio also have a great discussion about sex in vaping, vape drama, vape models, and the harassment they face as women in the industry today.

We apologize for the echoes during some of the portions of this show; we are still working out the kinks of using Skype to speak to our guests.

Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win a LIFETIME subscription to VAPUN Magazine! Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win. One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY! Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win. Details of what to say in your post to win are in the episode!

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In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh is joined in the studio by Felipe Braunthal and Kyle Hashimoto, the creators and owners of Native Wicks Cotton.

Felipe and Kyle are old friends of CRAFT VAPERY, so Josh welcomes them to the show and the three fall into the same casual conversation they tend to have every time they see each other.  Kyle and Felipe tell the story of how Native Wicks got started, why their wicking materials are truly superior, and Kyle even gives Josh some essential pointers for wicking his RDAs and tanks. The three also discuss high-end mods, mod collecting, and Kyle calls Josh out for being kicked out of one of the most exclusive mod collecting groups on Facebook.

Giveaway: Three lucky winners are going to win a massive supply of Native Wicks premium cotton! Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win. One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY!  Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win.

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In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh is joined in the studio by Drew Fortman and Manny Echeverria from Kings Crest and Brian Nashick from Jazzy Boba! Between them, they are two-time Vape Summit Best of Show award winners, and have recently all come together on a new project called Bodega. Josh wastes no time jumping in to get the full story.

Brian “Grandpa” Nashick is the brainchild behind the hit sensation Jazzy Boba and recently released his second flavor, Dewwy Boba, at ECC 2015. Drew and Manny also have some tricks up their sleeves with the mention of Duchess Reserve from the Kings Crest line. After Grandpa Brian tells us the long drawn out history of vaping (parts 1, 2, and 3, unabridged), Josh demands a payoff and wants to know what to expect next. The answer is Bodega, a new collaborative project from the trio.

Giveaway: Three lucky winners will win the full line of Kings Crest and Jazzy Boba in 120ml bottles and a Snail RDA! That’s a ton of juice and a fancy new RDA to drip them on! Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win. One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY!  Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win.

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In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh is joined via Skype by Jennifer and Kim Hubby from BRV Liquids!  BRV (Bottle Ready to Vape) is tied to the Vape A Vet project, so Josh digs right in to get the full story.

Jen and Kim describe the BRV brand and mission, as well as the amazing cause that Vape A Vet represents: helping veterans and active duty service men and women get started vaping and off tobacco cigarettes.  Jen takes Josh through both lines from BRV Liquids, their standard line and the black ops line.  Josh asks about smoking in the military, as well as military life in general.  Josh and Jen talk about pending regulations in Arkansas, and the three discuss Vapin The Sun, an upcoming BRV Liquids event in Arizona raising awareness and money for the Vape A Vet project.

Giveaway: Three winners will receive the entire line of BRV Liquids – that’s right, all 15 flavors! Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win. One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY!  Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win.

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In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh and Meriwether are joined in the studio by Cory Travalena, the mastermind behind Juice Parlour – Vape Summit III’s winner of the Best of Show: Drinks and Cocktails award!  Cory is also the graphical genius behind The VAPE CAST’s introductory graphics!

Cory discusses how he got his start in the industry and what prompted him to start making juices.  Meriwether and Josh rewind to the moment when they met Cory and his new wife at Vape Summit and tried the award winning Soda Jerk flavor. The three discuss the current state of the industry, from juice cloning to over-powered box mods. Josh pokes fun at Cory for his beat up IPV3 and promises to set Cory up with something a little newer to power his vaping fun. At one point, Josh decides to give some love to CRAFT’s Matt Berry and read some of his funnier Facebook statuses.

Giveaway: Three winners will receive a 120ml bottle of the Juice Parlour flavor of their choice. Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win. One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY!  Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win.

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In this episode of the CRAFT CAST, Josh is joined via Skype by the one and only Phil Busardo from TasteYourJuice.com.  Phil is one of the best known voices in the vaping community and is well known for his in-depth reviews of mainstream vaping hardware and liquids.

Phil discusses how he got his start in the industry and what prompted him to start reviewing juices and hardware.  The two discuss Phil’s current top picks for mods and tanks, cloning, and the Chinese influence on the current market.  Phil goes on to discuss his relationship with Dimitri (The Vaping Greek), regulations pending for the industry here in the US, Diketones, and the lack of real research about the health impacts of vaping.  Along the way, Josh gets Phil’s opinions on the flavor profiles for CRAFT’s new line of Certifiably Vapable Liquids, followed by Phil’s take on where the industry is headed and what needs to change to make the future a reality.

Giveaway: Three winners will be chosen to receive a mod-and-tank-combo package generously donated by Phil and CRAFT VAPERY.  Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win.  One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY!  Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win.

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