Tanks are my preferred method of e-liquid delivery while vaping, and in my opinion, nothing mass produced comes close to a hand crafted item. There is something special when you are holding a one of a kind, unique item that was born from someone’s imagination and own hands.
I recently lost my favorite, due to time and usage…
Searching for a replacement, I came across jRad Melts. A one man shop, who hand crafts frosted and clear tanks and drip tips from glass.
Welcome to Modding Mavericks, where I introduce you to the people behind the vaping scenes.
If you appreciate hand crafted tanks, or custom drip tips, be sure to check out jRad Melts offerings.
I now introduce you to Jared Dreessen of jRad Melts, who hand crafts drip tips and tanks from Borosilicate glass.
TUC: How long have you been vaping?
jRad: On and off for about 4 years.
TUC: What was your very first e-cigarette?
jRad: Some random disposable, then ego twist.
TUC: Who or what do you believe has had the most influence on you in the vaping community?
jRad: The community itself. everyone is very helpful and most people just want to spread the knowledge.
TUC: What would you say is your all time favorite movie, and why?
jRad: Blues Brothers, its like a mission from God
TUC: What are some of your favorite foods?
jRad: Sushi, Korean BBQ, Thai.
TUC: What are some of your favorite hobbies?
jRad: Anything to do with glass!
TUC: Which ONE word do you feel best describes you?
TUC: Which ONE word do you think your friends would use to best describe you?
jRad: Cynical LOL.
TUC: What flavor e-liquid are you vaping right now?
jRad: Papi Churro Jet Fuel.
TUC: What e-cigarette, or mod are you vaping right now?
jRad: Mech mod with my custom glass tanks and tips of course!
TUC: If you could live anywhere in the World, where would it be, and why?
jRad: Pacific Northwest in the forest, so I can raise my kids with no traffic and smog.
TUC: What was the driving force behind the launch of your business?
jRad: I love making glass and was approached by a local b&m (brick & mortar) to make tips and tanks for them, and it expanded from there.
TUC: What do you feel was your largest challenge when first starting your business?
jRad: There is not enough hours in the day!
TUC: What advice would you give someone who is thinking of going into business for themselves, in the e-cig industry?
jRad: Believe in yourself, but keep realistic expectations. Competition is fierce.
TUC: What one thing would you like people to know about you?
jRad: I am really blessed to make a living doing something I love, do that and you will never work a day in your life.
More about Jared of jRad Melts
My name is Jared Dreessen, aka jRad jones, aka jRadmelts, and I’m from Corona CA.
I have been in the smoke shop industry for over 15 years and have been making my own glassware for about 4 years now.
I opened my first retail shop in 2000 and was one of the first shops selling vaporizers and ecigs in my area.
I do it all with my beautiful wife and an awesome 6 month old son by my side.
Find jRad on the internet~~~
Website: jRad Melts
Facebook: jRad on Facebook
Youtube: jRad’s Glass Water Cooled Drip Tip