I’ve been witholding the source as I really wanted to do some tests on the wick. That said, the new variety has the exact appearance of the old. It certainly has no more flavor, and I’ve tested on a few guinea pigs like @SthrnMixer so I’m going to post the link below.
Irrespective of the wick you use, I’m a strong advocate of cleaning with vodka and then hot water to remove any residues. There is no break in time for this wick if you do that IME.
This wick is only sold in 1kg (2.2lbs) packages and that’ll set you back $50 shipped. Note this is 60x the amount of wick shown in the bag with the dollar bill. It is a massive amount of wick, especially considering that it lasts so long.
OK folks, its free hemp time. I will send out samples if you PM me. I don’t have any nice bags, so it will be in a sandwich bag. I also don’t have time to be measuring amounts or getting special envelopes. I’ll ship priority mail for $5 starting NEXT Saturday until I am out. I will send you plenty of wick, roughly the bag shown with the dollar bill.
Disclaimer: You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit. Use it of your own volition and at your own risk. This is from the exact pile that I use and store in a closed container. I’m doing this because apparently “no one” likes a smartass so I need the karma…and I hate cotton wick. I accept no liability for anything, this is vaping, it’s all unknowns. If you aren’t willing to accept whatever risks my sending you wick might entail, don’t ask me for any. I will eventually test several wicks for residues and I will post that info in a new thread.
much love - a phrase stolen from my friend @Whiterose0818, who also means it when he says it.