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RezBlock /Cranberry Extract

Discussion in 'Glass' started by t-dub, Dec 27, 2012.

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Assuming its safe, would you vape through anything other than water if it offered some benefit?

  1. Yes, this sounds cool.

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  2. No, you guys are nuts.

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  1. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Microbial growth is a problem that I have been experimenting with. I tried adding a drop of nascent iodine tincture to my mix and it works really well. Silver hydrosol works too but is pricey . . . I am going to experiment with potassium iodide (KI) next since you can use it to sanitize water, as well as for that pesky, occasional, nuclear fallout emergency I happen to have it laying around for, it should work well . . . :)
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  2. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    That looks wayyy too similar to little white ball growth I get with rezblock... I think that is a solid mass of bacteria that you have been culturing...
  3. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    So my 4 bottles of Botanic Choice are in and I could not be happier. Not only is the size of the bottle twice as big as the RezBlock, but I examined and tasted them both and they appear to either be the exact same thing, OR, the Botanic Choice might be even stronger. I will know for sure when I dilute it in a graduated cylinder and look at the # of drops vs the color. So at $5/bottle what a deal!!! If I made the little bottles go 2 months that means one bottle of BC should last 4 months, which means I just scored over a years worth of solution for $20 . . . :)

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  4. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    I wonder what the difference is...
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    ...between an extract and a concentrate.
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  5. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    That is an excellent question. I know from the BT and NACE labels that they are considered to be 4:1, not sure about the concentrate. Also, I see no added sugar in the concentrate, thats good, however it has 15 grams of sugar in it, as well as "fruit". Both of these would add sediment and microbe problems possibly so I think therein lies the difference. I believe the "extract" to be more "pure" as in less of the original plant material and more of the active ingredients.

    Ingredients
    Calories (110 g), Calories From Fat, Total Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, Total Carbohydrate (28 g, 9%), Sugars (15 g), Protein, Vitamin C (10%), Calcium, Iron (4%)

    Ingredients
    100% Pure fruit. 100% Juice. Cranberry Concentrate.

    Directions
    Mix one part concentrate to five parts water or juice and sweeten to taste to make a delicious drink. Refrigerate after opening.
  6. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    I think you're right, in that the difference may be that the concentrate has the sugars and organic matter, while the extract contains just the essence (whatever that term actually means; active molecules?) of the cranberry, suspended in alcohol or glycerine. Just speculating though.
    :hmm:
  7. brucebannor

    brucebannor The Cheshire Cat

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    I googled to double check but at least in the states concentrate vs extract is regulated by the FDA. Concentrate is removing water from the fruit (normally with the intent to re-hydrate later at a 1:1 ratio - supermarket OJ) Extract is made by making concentrate, then reducing it further to a syrup and finally adding alcohol (normally with the intent of baking).

    I do know Rez Block contains vegetable glycerin, I always wondered if the NACE product was lacking that.
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  8. Detonator

    Detonator Well-Known Member

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    My new bong doesn't hold much water and I'm about to go get some rez block today....... I'm too tired to read all this thread.....

    But tell me should I just get rez block ? or Have you guys found cranberry extract is better?
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  9. Tweak

    Tweak T\/\/34|<

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    Not better, just cheaper.

    If you need RezBlock now, order from 420 science.

    Why not order a bottle of each, determine for your self? Stuff is cheap and I prefer using the smaller 1/2 oz bottles that RezBlock sends.
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  10. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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    Botanic Choice
  11. samuraix420

    samuraix420 Active Member

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    Very interesting! Just read through the whole thread, and placed myself an order of cranberry extract.

    While I understand this eliminates oil buildup after the water, I was curious to the reclaim potential of downstem. Does the extract ruin the oil accumulation?
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  12. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH Hey hey hey bhombs away!

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    Nope, just be sure to change your water out, mold could develop ruining your accumulation. That would be all you have to worry about.
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  13. Sinclue

    Sinclue OK disagree with me, I can't force you to be right

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  14. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    @Sinclue Thank you, thank you, thank you for that. Done, done and done. This should keep me going for quite some time. In fact 6 bottles at $2.50/bottle should keep me in cranberry vaping fluid, at my present rate of consumption, for 2 years, for $15 . . . :tup:

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  15. Ville23

    Ville23 Well-Known Member

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    You rule Sinclue! :rockon:
    Killer deal...thanks a lot!

    BTW...is there an expiration date on these?
    I may need to get another round.
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  16. LaFouine

    LaFouine Member

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    Thank You Sinclue ! :tup:

    I didn't resist... even for international, It's a deal !

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    10$ international shipping for 6 bottles is a good price too :nod:
  17. samuraix420

    samuraix420 Active Member

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    Sorry for quoting an old post, but this is just awesome! How long does it take to warm the glass/water from room temperature?
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  18. b0

    b0 Vapor powered

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    In the web it says that the free shipping is over 45$ now? :(
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  19. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH Hey hey hey bhombs away!

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    It will change, said that to me so I put 9 in cart, after that it said 30 for free shipping so I changed number back to 6. They discount shipping just before processing...

    Shout out to @Sinclue good looking out!
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  20. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    You have to put in the coupon code (Coupon code:ANNIV14) to get the free shipping and it adjusts at the end of checkout.
  21. Tweak

    Tweak T\/\/34|<

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    But I already have two bottles from my last order. :cry:

    In for 6. Thanks Sinclue, nice find.

    What are the chances they have this many in stock?
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  22. doubledown

    doubledown Well-Known Member

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    In on the deal. Thanks Sinclue for putting it out here for all of us.
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  23. deadheadbill

    deadheadbill I can see clearly now the smoke is gone...

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    Shit man. Awesome. Just ordered 6.

    You rock Sinclue.
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  24. NinjaMindTriks

    NinjaMindTriks Ninja Vapor Enthusiast

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  25. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    You know the guys in their shipping department are like 'wtf?'!

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