Vape Tips: Producing Clouds


Producing Clouds

We’ve all seen them; those obnoxious Vapers unleashing giant plumes of vapor in public places. Don’t worry! It’s okay to be envious of their clouds. In this article we will cover how you can maximize your vapor discharge, we simply ask that you try to be respectful of your surroundings!

There are 3 main contributing factors that determine your plumage; Airflow, Power, and E-Juice.


Increased airflow means more cooling capacity, which leads to more vapor. By increasing the amount of air going over your coil, your giving the device the chance to condensate more vapor. Air flowing rapidly across the coil removes “old” vapor, and allows it to be replaced by “new” vapor. This means you get more vapor than you would by having less airflow, because you’re providing a constant supply of fresh air.


Power is relatively simply; More power = bigger clouds. If you vape at 50W you will get bigger clouds than you would at 30W (Assuming same tank & e-juice). When you increase the power running through your coil, you also increase the amount of heat generated (which is another reason to increase airflow).


The final factor is your E-juice. As I’m sure we’ve mentioned before, E-juice is comprised of 2 main ingredients. Vegetable Glycerine (VG) and Propylene Glycol (PG). PG is responsible for your “throat hit” and VG is responsible for the vapor. 70VG/30PG is basically industry standard at this point, and delivers the best of both worlds in regards to cloud production and flavor. That said, if you were trying to win a cloud competition, it is recommended to use a 100% VG E-juice.


If you have questions about the products mentioned or want to see some vapes in actions, stop by our Smoke and Vape shop, in Roselle~

What’s in a Name?


April 20th is rapidly approaching, and each year we get this question many times; “What are the origins of this iconic phrase?” Seeing as we derived our name from the infamous code word, we figured now was a good opportunity to go back to its roots.

Many believe the phrase originated from a police code for “Marijuana smoking in progress”, but this is not the case. Nor is it the chemical compound, or a Bob Dylan reference. The phrase actually originated from a group of high schoolers in the 1970s. In the fall of 1971 the group heard rumors of a hidden cannabis crop that had been abandoned by the original care taker. The group would meet up atleast once a week to search for the cache. Their meeting time? 4:20 pm, after practice of course, as they were all student athletes. They would remind each other of the meeting in the hallways of school using the code word “4:20 louis”. Louis meaning the meet spot was at the Louis Pasteur statue outside their high school, but the louis was eventually dropped.

They never did discover the abandoned product, but we here at Twenty Past Four believe the coining of the term was worth far more in the grand scheme of things!

Smoke Tips: How to Choose the Right Rolling Paper


How to Choose the Right Rolling Paper

Rolling papers come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. There is no set standard of width, or length, and they will vary slightly depending on the manufacturer. If picking the proper size was not daunting enough, we must also consider the material used for rolling paper. Common materials include wood pulp, rice, and hemp, each offering their own set of pros and cons. Ultimately, the most important thing to remember is that choosing the right paper comes down to personal preference. How to choose the right rolling paper really depends on your experience with smoking.


These papers typically measure 68-70mm in length and 34-36mm in width. These papers are very common and can be found at most gas stations and smoke shops. They are less popular due to their size and associated rolling difficulty.
These papers measure roughly 68-70mm in length, but range from 63-88mm in width. Because these are the least popular size available, their dimensions vary greatly depending on the brand. Recommended only if you’re trying to produce a large cone. B careful that you pack it efficiently, as it is easy to end up smoking more paper than herb.

1 ¼
Measuring in at about 76-78mm in length and 45-48mm in width, these papers offer you, as the name implies, 25% more real estate than a standard single wide. These are the most popular size of rolling paper on the market, and are perfect for rolling cones!

1 ½
As the previous entry offered a 25% increase, you can probably guess that the 1 ½ boasts a 50% increase. Measuring in at roughly 76-78mm in length and 60-62mm in width. These cones, while less popular than the slightly smaller brother, are still widely available.

Measurements ranging from 100-110mm in length and 55-60mm in width make this the largest standard size. King size papers also come in a slim variety – referred to as King Slims. The increased length of king size papers make them the second most popular size on the market.


Most widely available, and most commonly used. The biggest advantage of these papers is their ease of use, making them perfect for those still learning to roll. Wood pulp papers have a medium-to-high burn rate, and usually stay lit pretty well. Their most noticeable disadvantage is their distinct aftertaste, that not every body enjoys. They also produce more ash than other materials.

Made from rice, and typically the thinnest of the available papers. Lack of taste being their biggest advantage, they also burn slower than standard wood pulp papers. Most notable drawback being that they are quite a challenge to roll properly. Not recommended for those still learning the art of rolling.

Hemp papers can be found in a variety of thicknesses, but as a general rule of thumb, they are thicker and have a more textured feel than that of rice papers. This provides a good grip, and makes for a relatively easy roll. Hemp papers also stay lit better and burn slower than rice papers, but also boast a mild sweet and musky taste that most smokers find pleasant. Last but not least, hemp papers are also considered the most eco-friendly option.

If you have any other questions or want a live demo of how to roll dry herbs, stop in the shop and we can help you get started on what you need.

New Smoke Shop Now Open in Roselle


Now Open in Roselle

Back in January 2018, local entrepreneur Max Witt decided he wanted to open up his dream shop. 20past4 is a smoke and vape shop now open in Roselle.

Max held a Grand Opening with a small group of friends and started his first business. Smoke shops offer many kinds of merchandise but almost no expertise or customer service. Max felt that he wanted to combine the chill vibes of smoking with friends and smoking/vaping products that he felt he could solidly recommend to any smoking hobbyist. With a “Now Open” sign in the window, the future of 20past4 Smoke and Vape shop has its first sale that day.

Why does Roselle need a smoke shop?

20past4 is like no other smoke shop in Roselle. You don’t need to come smoke, just come enjoy the atmosphere. 20past4 offers a cozy environment for all kinds of smoke hobbyist. From the casual smoker, to the hardcore vape enthusiast, there is something for everyone. Feeling at home is hard when so many places do not offer smoker friendly venues. If you wish to hold a PPV viewing or just hang out with a bunch of friends who smoke, call 20past4 to set aside a group setting and they will make sure you are taken care of.

Where is 20past4 located?

The smoke and vape shop is located on the North side of Roselle. Just five minutes off the 390, there is plenty of parking located nearby. There are also several places to get a bite to eat after you finished smoking. The closest transit stop is the Nerge/Roselle stop on the 608 bus. You can find the bus schedule here.