For those people who have been vaping for a while or even new converts it will come as no surprise when we say that not all e-liquids are created equal. The market is full of options when it comes to liquids and for the consumer this is great news as there are always new flavours to try. However, when comparing e-liquids it’s important to understand the differences in ingredients they contain and how they are produced as this can have a big impact on the liquids flavour and quality. This is perhaps never truer than when looking at Tobacco e-liquids. Different Types of Tobacco E-LiquidsThere are two main types of tobacco e-liquid on the market today. The vast majority of brands use tobacco flavourings which are artificially created. That means that they are synthesised in a laboratory and are manufactured to taste like tobacco. Flavourings created in this manner are common place and used in all sorts of products created for human consumption. E-liquids using this method of flavouring are generally fairly cost effective to make as the flavourings are low cost and the manufacturing process relatively simple. The second type of tobacco e-liquid is produced using Naturally Extracted Tobacco or NET. This type of flavouring, as the name suggest, is derived from natural sources rather than being produced in a laboratory. There are a few methods for extracting the natural flavours from tobacco leaves but whichever is used the time and costs involved are substantially higher than the artificial flavouring option. Creating the Best Tobacco E-LiquidsChoosing CarefullyAs mentioned above the process for creating tobacco e-liquids using naturally extracted tobacco is a lengthy one and it all starts with selecting the right tobacco varieties. At Red Vape we only work with tobacco producers who create the highest quality of crops. There are numerous factors that go into cultivating tobacco leaves from selecting the right seeds, the conditions and location the plants are grown in right through to the drying and curing process. AgeingOnce the tobacco leaves have been grown, picked and cured they are dried and then moistened again to create the optimal conditions for aging. This is an important step in the process as it allows the flavours and aromas to develop. How long they are aged for depends on the variety but we allow all our leaves to reach their full potential before moving on to the next stage. The Natural Extraction ProcessThere are a few methods for extracting the tobacco flavour but the one we use is called Cold Maceration. This process takes between six to eight weeks during which time the true essence and flavours of the tobacco leaves are extracted. There are quicker options which involve the use of heat to speed up the process. However, by using heat you run the risk of damaging the leaf which can lead to bitterness. This can very easily overpower the subtler tones in the flavour profile resulting in a poorer finished liquid. FilteringTo create a truly unique and consistent tobacco e-liquid we filter all our liquids before bottling to ensure their purity is perfect. Any debris or other contaminants are removed meaning the finished e-liquid is pure and of the highest quality possible. The Finished ProductThe final stage is bottling and packaging, all of which is completed at our state of the art manufacturing facilities in Nottinghamshire. Every step of the process, from selecting the best tobacco varieties, to preparing our liquids for despatch is done so with the end goal of creating the perfect tobacco e-liquid for our customers to enjoy.