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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. mmenzie

    mmenzie My friends call me "Menz"

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    Hello all,
    so very sorry to ask a question that i think was asked and answered but not sure if i quite understood it. so for my own dumbness i need some clarification.....

    i bought a lot of CE from Nature's botanicals a while ago, possible back in 2014. used it for awhile and stopped for some reason. I have 5 unopened bottles and one that is open. they have been stored in my desk in my basement. my basement is definitely cool and dry for the most part. do you think that after all this time any of the bottles are still good to use? i am thinking there is no way the opened one could still be good but possibly the unopened ones?

    thanks
    Menz
     
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  2. cybrguy

    cybrguy Patience Rewards

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    The opened one may well be iffy, but the others should be fine. The ones I just got have a 9/2020 expiration, tho I suspect they would last a little longer unopened. The last bottle I finished had 6/2018.
    The only problem I ever had with older bottles was a little clumping up at the end. Always shake them well before using and they have usually stayed completely fluid til the end. I store unopened ones in a dark cool cabinet.
     
  3. vapirtoo

    vapirtoo Well-Known Member

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    Been using CE in all of my water tools. I change the mixture every two days as there isn’t any vitamin c to curb mold. My glass has stayed much cleaner especially my new pieces that started with CE.
    The shit really seems to work.
     
  4. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    I picked up some NACE from iHerb.
    I had a 15mL bottle of RezBlock for 18 months or so. My local bong shop got in RezBlock XL 30mL bottles for 39.95 AUD a pop.

    I got two bottles of 30mL NACE for 10.04 each. The quality is great, the ingredients exactly the same, and for the 75% off difference in price I'm very happy with it.
    It should last ages and as it's so much cheaper I'll use it more liberally
     
  5. Blueberryyumyum

    Blueberryyumyum Well-Known Member

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    I also bought a lot of CE from Botanical Choice a while ago, possible back in 2014. After selling my LSV and Mobius to someone in the classifieds i gave all my 7 bottles for free with it. After some time past away i decided to start again with vaporizing and received a new bubbler from DHgate today :science:. Does someone by accident have a bottle he can send me? I'm in the need for cranberry extract :freak:. Only 1 bottle is ok and more then enough... In the mean time i will order some bottles but it will take some time because i'm located in Europe. I remember last time i ordered BC CE i had to wait 4 weeks for it... So if someone would be so cool to send me 1 pm me. Thanks ;)
     
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  6. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    https://www.iherb.com/pr/p/5168

    That's the product I purchased, the company itself was easy to deal with and I've since heard a good report from someone else I mentioned CE to, they use iHerb for other supplements.

    It seemed to be the most cost effective option I found (based in Australia) and arrived in 5 days (seemed like they have international warehouses for quick delivery).

    Nature's Answer seems identical to RezBlock, it contains citric acid as a preservative and has lasted a couple of days in my glassware, so far it's still clear but it's beginning to get cloudy. No precipitate so it seems better quality than the RezBlock I used to have, though that had started to clump/separate in the bottle. The NACE bottle says it expires in 2021

    Oh yeah BTW, a tiny drop on the tongue is a tasty time if you like cranberries
     
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  7. Blueberryyumyum

    Blueberryyumyum Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I have already ordered 6 bottles of BC for $ 15.00. Shipping was $ 9.95, so $ 24.95.

    IF i order from iherb 6 bottles this would have cost me $ 56.16 that's more than double the price. No thanks. But if you want you can send yours for free :D:tup::wave:
     
  8. rogrog

    rogrog Well-Known Member

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    I used rezblock for awhile on a glass bubbler, but stopped after I ran out and just started using normal water. I want to sell the piece and I've thoroughly cleaned it, but there's residue stuck within the percolator. ISO, soap/water, salt, etc. do not remove the red residue. any tips on the removing this?
     
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  9. rogrog

    rogrog Well-Known Member

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    soaking in bleach worked, btw, followed by a very thorough rinsing
     
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  10. mmenzie

    mmenzie My friends call me "Menz"

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    bleach... hmmm. does that work on cloudy glass? my pieces can get clean if i work hard enough at them but in the end they are clean but cloudy
     
  11. steama

    steama slightly stoopid

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    Your best bet is to use only distilled water in your glass...100% prevention. If you do not do this hard water stains will always be an issue.

    You need to try Five Star PBW (Powdered Brewery Wash)

    There is an FC thread on it: http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/pbw-the-chemistry-of-clean.7854/
     
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  12. rogrog

    rogrog Well-Known Member

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    the bleach cleaned out the rezblock stains, but it did not clean the hardwater stains. I used white vinegar for this + an additional iso/salt shake. I've since picked up a jug of distilled water.
     
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  13. CaptVapor

    CaptVapor Well-Known Member

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    I had an D020-d that had been combusted through, was extremely discolored and just gross. First I tried an iso soak, did nothing! Then I used a ton of salt and less iso and shook - wow, wouldn't you believe, just a few minutes and the thing was sparkling like new.

    Anyway, got an FC-UFO in the mail and started using cranberry extract in both, along with distilled water only. Every few days I'll go to change the water and at this point I'll also use a little dish soap to wash the outside and also add a few drops of soap to the inside and shake and rinse until all the suds are gone.

    The combination of cranberry extract, distilled water, and a couple quick washes in hot soapy water a week means all my glass stays sparkling clean! I'm amazed! Thanks so much for the tips everyone!
     
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  14. Newcastle

    Newcastle Stoned!

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    I stopped using extract. If you dont wash your glass twice a week you will have mold spots......Bottled water for me.
     
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  15. CaptVapor

    CaptVapor Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, of course mold grows with the presence of spores, perhaps you have a particularly moldy home?
     
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  16. Newcastle

    Newcastle Stoned!

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    It never happens without RezBlock. I am an old stoner and wash my glass when I get around to it. Those that clean twice a week or rinse every night no problems.
     
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  17. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    It's all the sugars in the cranberry that promote the growth, I think. Standing water for a few days will cause bacteria to form, and the sugars fuel that into an organism.
    I just cleaned out an old recycler that had months old water in it (sat in storage, easy to clean so wasn't worried) but man did it have some sludge in it.
    You do not want that caught between percs!

    You can add extra citric acid to mitigate this, but really, sourcing cheaper extract than RezBlock means it's not a big hassle to have fresh water on the constant, and that means more rinses and less aged water, makes the whole experience fresh and clean
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018

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