Hi all from Ballarat

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Heath Stephens, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Heath Stephens

    Heath Stephens New Member

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    Hi guys

    Hows things?

    My name is heath, I just thought that I would shout out and say hi on here..

    A little about me, hmm where to start really..

    I have been vaping for say 3-4 months after receiving the new that I have the early onset of emphysema, after that it was an easy and tasty choice to get rid of the stinkies.

    And as soon as I dropped myself in headfirst into building coils, I fell in love with what I could do with vaping. So in saying that it didn't take long for my mod collection to grow and same with my atomisers.

    then I went onto making juice, now that has been an eye opener. reading up on flavour pairings and deciding after trial and error flavours that I liked.

    But I try to balance that with work, I am self made and proud of it. As funny as it may seem I am a cake artist and my wife is the baker. we both have our separate skill sets. I do 95% of the fondant work (which lands me some long and obscure hours) and I have had years of experience as a model builder and artist..

    if you are interested to see here is our page (well the photos)

    https://www.facebook.com/CakesWithFlair/photos_stream

    Any way that is me and I look forward to meeting people that share the same passion of vaping as I do
     
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  2. Old Grump

    Old Grump Guest

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    Welcome to the Cafe @ Health Stephens. ...interesting that you say your a baker. I have heard of a retired baker making e-juice flavours from some of the cake flavours he used to use. Have you tried this? Don't know if this is good or bad for vaping though be interested in thoughts about this from others as well.

    Moving towards a tobacco free World!
     
  3. Heath Stephens

    Heath Stephens New Member

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    I have used a couple of flavours from the lorann flavour range..

    But we only use themy on occasion, normally we use Roberts confectionery flavours for cakes .... such as orange, coffee, caramel.. but personally I wouldn't use them.. mainly because the ingredients aren't displayed as a whole on the bottles where ashe lorann does..

    But I stick to TFA and capella drops.. I use them at rates ofor up to 20% depending on the flavour.... then let steep then air and finally streep.... for two weeks or more depending.
     
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  4. Old Grump

    Old Grump Guest

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    Interesting thanks for the info and once again welcome.

    Moving towards a tobacco free World!
     
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  5. Judith

    Judith Mostly harmless

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    Welcome to the Cafe heath. :) Fabulous cakes and I know how much skill is involved because I have tried and been hopeless at even simple icing.
     
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  6. laurie9300

    laurie9300 Armature Boy

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    Welcome to the Cafe heath!

    Don't forget to share your e-liquid recipes, I'm always on the lookout for good ones!
     
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  7. Heath Stephens

    Heath Stephens New Member

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    Than you all for the great welcome...

    Is there a specific area where one submits recipes for juice ?
     
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  8. Judith

    Judith Mostly harmless

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    There is a sub-forum here which you might like to look at. The Recipe Vault is a locked thread so only admin people can add to it but if they are usually happy to add recipes. http://www.vapercafeaustralia.com/forums/diy-flavours-mixing-recipes.20/
     
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  9. margyb

    margyb Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome Heath
    There is a Vapemeet at Babushkas bar ( Ballarat) on Saturday 29 October you may be interested in attending
    I am sure @Pippi will put the link here soon :):)
     
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  10. Pippi

    Pippi Mother of Pudles Moderator

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    Thanks Margy, yes I will and it would be great to see you there Heath :)
     
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  11. Heath Stephens

    Heath Stephens New Member

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    thanks again guys

    I have heard that there is going to be another one in Ballarat, I am looking forward to it.

    looking forward to meeting people that have the same interest. But at the same time it'll be interesting to see where I fit in at the same time as doing my own thing.
     
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  12. Maria

    Maria Senior Member

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    Welcome Heath great to read how much you have embraced vaping. I started vaping 4 yrs ago and still am not doing DYI inspiring. Cakes my favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner, my vice. I would be your no 1 customer. Just liked you on Facebook cakes look amazing!
     
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  13. Pippi

    Pippi Mother of Pudles Moderator

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    We are so diverse and from many different walks of life - the vape meets are great for us to get together and the Ballarat one will be very relaxed and fun - dont worry about fitting in - one way or another we all are deemed misfits by default.
     
  14. Nico and Laughter

    Nico and Laughter Tinkerbell

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    Hi Heath, lots of vapers diy and lots build there own coils on here. I'm sure you'll find lots of information you'll find interesting. The awesome thing about vaping is we each do it our way. So we can beat the stinkies our own way. Welcome to the forum.
     
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  15. Aqualung

    Aqualung Vagrant

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    Hiya Heath, welcome.
    Loved your cake pics btw
     
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  16. DogMan

    DogMan Butler

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    You bake just fine, Judith. :h:

    Welcome heath :bowdown:

    Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
     
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  17. rupert

    rupert Crazy Chemist

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    Hi mate and welcome.

    Cakes look great!
    Ill have to share some pics of the ones my better half makes sometime :)
     
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  18. Noe

    Noe Adorably quirky ... QUIRKY Noe! VCA Approved Post Whore

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    Welcome to VCA Heath, don't be afraid to ask us any questions :)
     
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  19. subyXV

    subyXV Member

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    Welcome mate,

    You have landed in a very supportive and wonderful group of people. Early stages of emphysema must have scared the crap out of you. I wouldn't be surprised if
    most of us ex smokers have some variant of that.

    Join in on the chats and ask away. You have a wealth of knowledge here and best of all, we all like a laugh.
     
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  20. Gasman

    Gasman Senior Member

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    Welcome Heath,

    Emphysema is a condition that scares the crap out of me.
    I'll always remember an old great aunt of mine that had it when I was young.

    Glad you found vaping and this forum.
     
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