I’ve been vaping on Southern Red for three days, and here I’ll share the good, bad, and the ugly. But lets start with the basics; I’m running a FUhattan (Manhattan clone) with a Magma RDA (good for flavor not clouds). The build uses dual parallel coils, 28 gauge wire, and 4/5 wrap around a quarter inch bit. With a .5 ohm coil I’m shooting for good vapor production, but not so hot of a build where I am sacrificing flavor.
Enough of that, onto the liquid. From the outside looking in, the packaging is nice with child safe cap you can easily one-hand for a quick fill while on the go. Despite being a plastic bottle, you could’t tell be looking it at, and has a nice thin dripper for those hard to fill tanks. The juice is a hair past clear.
A read of the ingredients, and reference to the website left me a bit frustrated. This is the first I’ve seen just glycerin vs. vegetable glycerine, and they don’t give you the mix of PG and, well, G. Regardless both are stated as USP, and the liquid is made in the USA, so what hell…lets drip it and rip it.
Flavor & Taste
Smooth. Its not an extracted tobacco, so it doesn’t have that super rich tobacco taste, but that’s ok. I’m not always looking for that. I have to assume by the name, they are going for a Marlboro Red, full flavor cigarette taste. Luckily for me, that isn’t what I got. I personally don’t think it is possible to mimic the flavor you are going to get from smoke, and personally, I don’t care. Avoiding the sensation of eating an ashtray is one of the benefits of vaping and not smoking.
Despite that, there is definitely a connection between the flavor of Southern Red and fine tobacco. It is like opening up a big of good rolling tobacco and taking a deep whiff. It’s got an slightly sweet taste like a buckwheat honey, mixed with an earth, woody, flavor. If I were quitting smoking, this is definitely the juice I’d be vaping.
Throat hit on this is good, despite the vapor not feeling overly heavily. I’d assume that this has something to do the PG/G mix and partly because I’m dripping 16 mg nic If you were to drop down to 6, I’d have to assume that the throat hit would be significantly less.
I was actually a bit surprised on the vapor production on this one. This liquid is really thin….like water thin, and in my experience this typically means it is due to the mix being heavy on the PG side. This may or may not be the case, I have no clue the viscosity of VG vs. just glycerin, but at any note I get a nice lungful with a 1 second hit and a build that isn’t overly aggressive.
Southern Red is hard to beat when it comes to longevity. As noted its near clear and super thin. I wad a lot of cotton in my atty and soak it every time. I can vape it until the cotton is dry to the touch, and am yet to get a dry hit. I stop vaping when I stop getting vapor, not when I am coughing my brains out from a dry hit. My coils look like new…there’s no gummy build-up or burnt caramelized sugars.
I’m happy with Southern Red. Its definitely a good all day vape with the mild flavor, but it is just that, mild and smooth, but satisfying. If I were looking for something with a stronger flavor, this probably wouldn’t be the first bottle I pull of the shelf, but it definitely wouldn’t be collecting dust either. If you’re a smoker looking to quit, or maybe a quitter that still gets the itch for an analog, DON’T GIVE IN TO THE DARK SIDE! Get yourself some Southern Red from Goodejuice, and by the way, the price is too good not to try it.