Mike, aka Hogwart from E-Cigarette Forum, hand crafts some of the finest looking, and functioning bottom feeder wood PV mods around. If you are not familiar with his work, I was able to get my hands on one of his earliest creations…Hog Mod Number six!
Mike’s Hog Mods have definitely made a positive impact on the vaping community. He offers a quality, handmade…absolutely beautiful bottom feeder in 3.7 volts, and now in variable voltage!
If you like bottom feeders, and love quality…I highly recommend you check out his mods, you will not be disappointed!
Welcome to Modding Mavericks, where I introduce you to the people behind the vaping scenes. Mike manufactures the ever increasingly popular Hog Mods. Beautiful wood construction, bottom feeding, and now available in variable voltage…his mods are simply Vaporific!
I am thrilled to introduce you to Mike, the man behind Hog Mods!
Meet Mike aka Hogwart of Hog Mods
TUC: How long have you been vaping?
Mike: I have been strictly vaping since March 9, 2011
TUC: What was your very first e-cigarette?
Mike: My very first e-cig was this box kit of an 808 I believe it was. My brother had won it on ECF almost a year prior and had successfully used it to quit smoking. I received it from him some time back in 2010 and used it for a couple days. It was aweful and I didn’t stick with it. it tasted bad and produced almost no vapor. I had no idea at that time that you had to replace the attys. the two I got from him were almost a year old.
TUC: Who or what do you believe has had the most influence on you in the vaping community, and why?
Mike: I think the people that have influenced me most in the vaping community are all of the modders out there. I don’t know if I would have stuck with vaping when I picked it up the second time back in march of last year if I hadn’t found the modders section over at ECF. It turned vaping into more of a hobby for me and made me want to stick with it more. that eventually led to Hog Mods.
I had made a bunch of plastic box mods to pass out to friends and family that smoked but I needed a bunch of atomizers to pass out with them. So I offered up a wooden mod that I had made on the classifieds for trade for some attys. As soon as I did that I was instantly swampped with PM’s from people requesting me to build them wooden box mods.
TUC: What would you say is your all time favorite movie, and why?
Mike: Hrmm, whats your favorite questions huh? I have a hard time with these because I don’t think I really have a favorite of anything. Braveheart and The Patriot come to mind for this one though. Not that I’m a Mel Gibson Fanboi or anything like that. But these two movies seem to stick out to me. I like movies that draw you in, have a bit of action, and really get you to connect with the characters.
TUC: What are some of your favorite foods?
Mike: Again, can’t really say I have a favorite. My wife cooks lots of dishes that I really like, but as I’m writing and thinking about it, I’m really wanting a nice pot roast with red potatoes and little carrots =)
TUC: What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Mike: Hobbies you ask? I have way to many of them. Well there is Hog Mods of course. I Like to Weld, I make custom BBQ’s and Smokers as well as trailers. I do Tattoo work for family and friends, not to thrilled about the tattooing but they turn out nice I think.
Here’s where I lose a lot of man points. I kind of ended up being my Mother in Law’s hobby partner so I can now sew, knit, and crochet. I have taken Bob Ross painting classes. And also decorate eggs.
TUC: Which ONE word do you feel best describes you?
Mike: Can “Down to Earth” be considered one word?
TUC: Which ONE word do you think your friends would use to best describe you?
Mike: Hard to tell what one word my friends would use to decribe me as. I would like to think Honest or Giving would be at the top of their lists.
TUC: What flavor e-liquid are you vaping right now?
Mike: Gorilla Juice by Alien Visions
TUC: What e-cigarette, or mod are you vaping right now?
Mike: A VV Recessed tank mod that I made for my Lava Tank
TUC: If you could live anywhere in the World, where would it be, and why?
Mike: Im not sure really. I have never traveled really so I don’t really have any place that I’ve been to that I can say, hey I really want to live here. I would like to find a place a little slower paced than CA. Just a small town somewhere where everyone takes it one day at a time. I dont care much for the rat race and everyone thinking that they have to keep up with the Jones.
More about Mike
Well lets see, I met my wife Amy at 15 years old. She has been by my side ever since. I married her when I was 18 years old. When we got married her Father said if I was going to marry his daughter then I was damn well going to support her and he got me into the Union Glaziers apprenticeship. That was 18 years ago.
I currently run work as a Field Foreman for one of the largest Union glazing contractors in Northern CA. Most recent jobs were the Thunder Valley Hotel and Casino in Lincoln CA and Riverview Renovation in Sacramento. Next job I will be running is the 29 story Pac Bell Tower in San Francisco.
I have two children, my son Michael is going on 19 years old and my Daughter Morgan is 14 years old. Cant leave out my little English Bulldog Hannah Belle and then there’s my wifes viciously mean little devil dog Diesel the Dashhund, he likes no one but her.
Find Mike…aka Hogwart on the internet~~~
Website: Hog Mods
Facebook: Find Mike on Facebook
ECF Hog’s Mods Thread: Hog’s Mods
ECF USERNAME: Hogwart
Mike’s craftsmanship is truly remarkable. If you are looking for a quality wood PV mod, especially a bottom feeder, you just gotta check out the Hog Mod! Not only can you get one of these beautiful wood mods in 3.7volts, he is now offering his extremely popular mod in variable voltage too! Check out my review of Hog Mod Number 6.