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Ehpro Billow 2.5 Review By DeucesJack

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  1. Deucesjack

    Deucesjack VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Ehpro Billow 2.5 Review By DeucesJack


    Full Disclosure:

    This tank was sent to me directly from Ehpro. This will in no way, shape, or form affect my opinion or give me cause to write a favorable review. As always, you will receive an honest, straightforward, concise review.
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    First Impressions Out Of The Box:

    Packaging is kind of plain. Open the box though and you are greeted with what looks to be a beauty of a tank. Big, shiny, clean, and smooth are the first words that come to mind. If she vapes half as good as she looks we’ll have a winner here.

    What's In The Box:

    The tank comes in the box fully assembled. You also receive a spare glass, detailed instruction manual, cotton, 2 coils, allen key, spare grub screws, small bore DT, and spare o’rings. The instruction manual is pretty thick and very well done.
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    The Breakdown:

    This tank breaks down into seven pieces. You have the base, sleeve, barrel/chimney section, glass, juice fill ring, top cap and drip tip. The machining on the metal pieces is buttery smooth. Definitely impressive and some of the best I have seen on any tank.
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    From Top To Bottom:

    You get two drip tips. One is more of an Aromamizer Supreme style wide bore. The other is more like a smaller bore STM style DT. Both are delrin with double o'rings but the smaller bore DT has a SS base. Both are quite comfortable and stay cool while chain vaping. Personally, for this tank I prefer the smaller bore DT.

    The top cap is beautifully machined. It’s smooth and clean with just the right amount of knurling to make taking off the top cap a breeze. The juice fill ports are nice and wide. They will most certainly accommodate any type of juice bottle.

    The barrel/chimney section is nicely done. It has a conical design and tapers down to a pretty narrow chimney. JFC is smooth, simple and easy. Turn the tank to the right to shut down the JFC. Turn the tank to left to open her up. The barrel fits over a sleeve that screws into the deck. Not only does this sleeve seem to be unnecessary but it seems to take up a lot of valuable deck space. In my opinion this part of the tank was definitely over engineered. I would have rather seen the deck screw directly into the barrel section. The sleeve is also the one part of the tank that is not machined as well as the rest of the tank. The threading seems to be a little thin on this part and not as smooth as the rest of the tank.

    The deck is a typical velocity style deck. It has Kennedy style bottom airflow to it. The wicking hole has two steps to it and the juice is fed to the cotton via the bottom of the tank. Your wicks should sit just above the middle step. The deck is surprisingly small for such a large tank. Almost disappointingly so. Threading on the base is like most of the tank buttery smooth and well done. The outside of the base has a ring for the AFC. it’s kind of loose and free but it does tend to stay in place once set. It has no clicks to it but it does have stoppers on both ends.

    The 510 pin is solid and makes a great connection on all my mods. The pin does not protrude at all. The tank also sits flush on all my mods.

    Building and Wicking:

    Mounting a coil is typical, not much to see here if you own a velocity style deck. As I said before the actual size of a coil this deck can accommodate is surprisingly small. I got a 2.5mm SS Clapton in it but it was tight and definitely took a little maneuvering. That being said I don’t believe the original intention of this tank was to be able to fit massive exotic coils. Wicking is a little tricky on this one. You have to make sure your cotton does not hang below the middle step of the juice channel. If it does it will be dry hit city. Wick it correctly though and this is a flavor tank that will keep up while chain vaping.

    But Deuces, How Does She Vape:

    This is a flavor tank meant for small Claptons or simple coils. I’m running 2 SS 2.5mm Claptons in it. I’m ohming out at .24. In power mode I run it at 52 watts and the vape is great. In TC I run it at 62 watts and 500f and the vape is consistent, flavorful, dense, and delicious. This tank is not super airy and made to blast out stupid wattages and chuck massive clouds. This is not a clouds bro tank. It’s a flavor first tank. Don’t get me wrong, it's no tootle puffer but at the same time it’s no Aromamizer Supreme either.

    Airflow is smooth and has a decent range. You can almost MTL it by cracking the AFC a tiny bit. Wide open it’s a semi loose lung hit. All the while getting great flavor no matter which option you choose.

    Conclusion:

    So who should buy this tank? I think this tank is made for the under 80 watt vaper. Put some Claptons in it and the sweet spot is just around 60 watts. This tank is for the vaper that runs simple coils and small Claptons, likes great flavor at medium wattages and wants to carry a lot of juice. It's not a juice hog at all by any stretch of the imagination. Definitely a worthy addition to any vapers collection especially if you're the type of vaper that likes to switch things up every once in awhile. This tank has earned a spot in my rotation as my big boy flavor tank. It is DeucesJack approved.

    If you found this review helpful please feel free to give it a like and me a follow. If you're a Vendor and would like a DeucesJack review please feel free to PM me.

    Specs:


    - 24mm Diameter Base And Top Cap
    - 25mm Diameter Pyrex Glass Tank
    - Superior Stainless Steel Construction
    - Threaded Top Fill Design
    - 6ml Tank Capacity
    - 2 Post Velocity Style Deck
    - 14.5mm Diameter Build Deck
    - 2mm Post Holes
    - PEEK Insulator
    - Elevated 3mm by 4.5mm Airflow Holes
    - Adjustable Juice Flow Control
    - Stops When Fully Open/Closed
    - Adjustable Bottom Dual Airflow Slots
    - 1.5mm by 10mm Airflow Slots
    - Stops When Fully Open/Closed

    On Different Mods

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    The Slice
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    Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.

    -William Cowper
     
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  2. drhaze1

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    Looks and sounds like a decent tank. A video review would've been nice !


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    Thanks man. In a few weeks my friend. Looking to go to YT in a few weeks.

    Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.

    -William Cowper
     
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    Great review as always!

    I really appreciate your in depth, extremely comprehensive approach to reviewing products. Your insight and advice makes picking out new products so much easier, although my wallet is rapidly beginning to dislike you!
     
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    Thx bro, I truly appreciate those kind words. It's a labor of love. I really enjoy doing it.

    Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.

    -William Cowper
     
  6. SirRichardRear

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    Nice review as usual jack. keep up the good work!
    also i clearly need to send a powder blue wrap for your slice to you LMAO
     
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    Deucesjack VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Really? I want teal not powder blue. Lol.

    Thx bro.

    Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.

    -William Cowper
     
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    Mike H. Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    This tank is on my list for sure so that i own all the billow tanks made...Im waiting on the Billow V2 nano kit to try on the V2 which uses the same deck I think but doesn't have the juice flow control...My guess is the shorter distance will enhance an already great flavor from the V2.

    Ive been using 28/36 single core claptons in mine for a slight bit more room and more space to work the cotton..I certainly agree the tips of the cotton should be along that ledge for great wicking...Ive seen too many running cotton down past that and complaining about dry hits or lack of taste.

    The V2.5 and the standard size V3 are the only two tanks I have left to get to own the whole line of billow.
     
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    I own the entire Billow line and love all but the v1.

    Happy Vaping Everyone! CV
     
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    Mike H. Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I used the V1 for all of a year straight or longer...Compared to what I had before it was a great tank for me personally...Certainly lacking in air flow compared to todays tanks and that super long chimney didn't help flavor but it did give some...I think you can find a nano kit for the V1 somewhere to help flavor wise...I compare the air flow to the kayfun v5
     
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    How's the 2.5 compare to the 3. Differences?

    Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.

    -William Cowper
     
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    The 3 was definitely made for more airflow. I have the v3 plus and it is a really nice tank. Good flavor and decent clouds. I was running dual Ribbon Claptons 3mm Inside Diameter 5 wraps reading about 0.24 to 0.26 ohms and hitting it at 55 watts with good flavor, good clouds, no dry hits and no leaking. I have been impressed by the V3 plus. The 2.5 is a flavor tank and it does that job well. As far as I am concerned the V2.5 is really just a bigger V2 with a nicer build deck, more juice capacity, juice flow control, and top fill. Airflow is similar between the V2 and the V2.5 as well.

    I did not like the V1 because of the fill port. If you tried to fill it too fast the juice would run into your build chamber and flood the tank (which is a pain in the ass to unflood similar to the KFL+). That is why I barely used the V1 before it got stuck in the drawer of shame! HEHE

    Conclusions:
    The V2 was and still is a great little tank. Small build deck so large coils are a no go but the flavor is one of the best and even beats many of the new tanks coming out. It is bottom fill though which is a turn off for some. I still use mine from time to time. Gives me a nice smooth vape at 30-35 watts with small 26ga kanthal coils (1.8mm Inside Diameter x 6-7 wraps). Biggest downfall of this tank is not having the "velocity" style deck to build on. I am now spoiled and want a velocity style build deck or similar on ALL my tanks and RDA's!!!!

    The V2.5 as I said is really just a larger version of the V2. The improvements are better build deck (although still a little small, but not as small as the V2),more juice capacity, juice flow control, and top fill.

    The V3 plus is probably my favorite all around tank from the Billow Line. 25mm diameter for good juice capacity and a nice large build deck for 3mm ID coils, clouds and flavor are really good. Is it the best tank out there? probably not, but I use it once in awhile as I still enjoy the vape experience it gives me.

    Happy Vaping All!!!
    CV
     
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    All good stuff, thanks.

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk
     
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    very informative post. +1
     
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    I can second the V3 plus as a great tank..Just remember to replace the orings eciggity gives you in a separate package so it doesn't leak from the glass...Air flow is great and flavor is on point for me on that tank..Its certainly made my "keeper" list of RTA's and that's a small list...You should review the V3 Plus..its worth it.
     
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    I'll see if I can get my hands on a V3.

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    Spoke to my peeps at Ehpro. Should have a V3 in a week or so.

    Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.

    -William Cowper
     
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    V3 or the V3 Plus?...Much bigger build deck and juice flow holes on the Plus..Almost 18mm !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I think both along with a Bachelor II, Yun, and Model M.

    Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.

    -William Cowper
     
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    Oh shit..Nice:cool:
     
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