What’s Making My Vape Taste Burned, and What Can I Do About It?
If you’ve ever fired up your device and taken a deep drag only to gasp and choke on a searing, foul-tasting hit, you’re not alone. Burned effects are unappealing and harmful, thus they should be avoided at all costs. To learn more, keep reading:
Why does my vape taste like it’s been burned?
Hits that have already been burned vs. unburned hits
Before we go into the mechanics of burning hits, there are a few things to keep in mind. Most vapers have experienced both dry and burnt hits. The two terms are commonly interchanged. They do, however, allude to two separate events. So, what’s the difference between a dry hit and one that’s been burned?
To comprehend dry hits, we must investigate the inner workings of your vape device.
What exactly are e-cigarettes and how do they function?
Unless you’re using anything uncommon, such as an ultrasonic vape, most e-cigarettes are designed and operated in the same way. The most basic mechanical devices are tubes with a battery inside and a tank on top. The tank is made consisting of a coil of wire wrapped in some type of wicking material (usually cotton) and a space for the e-liquid to rest. An atomizer is a device that combines a coil with cotton to provide a vaping experience. The user clicks a button, which sends electricity from the battery to the ring, which heats it up before passing the heat to the cotton, which is saturated with e-liquid. When an e-liquid warms up, it turns into vapour (technically an aerosol) that the user can inhale.
What is a dry hit, exactly?
You’ll get a dry hit if your wick starts to dry out and there isn’t enough juice in contact with your wire coil to generate enough vapour. Dry hits have a weaker flavour and emit less smoke than regular hits. It may taste bad or irritate your throat because there is a rush of hot, dry air mixed in with your vape. Dry sensations aren’t very uncomfortable, but they should be taken seriously as a sign that your coil is about to burn.
What about songs that have already been burned?
If you’ve ever had a burnt hit, you probably don’t need to be informed how it feels. For those who have been fortunate (or vigilant!) enough to avoid burnt effects totally, it proceeds like this: Instead of a smooth, delightful injection of flavoured nicotine, you get a lungful of suffocating agony and a nasty, burnt aftertaste when you turn on your device. Is this anything you’ve heard before?
What causes a hit to be burned?
When not enough juice reaches your coil, the coil’s heat causes the dry cotton wick to burn. The end result is a lungful of toxic, acrid smoke, which isn’t good for your health, I’m sure. What, on the other hand, are the underlying causes of burning hits?
The juice supply is depleting.
A shortage of juice in your tank (or on the wick if using a dripper) to keep your coil saturated is the most prevalent cause of burned hits. Even if the tank isn’t empty, this can happen.
There is an excess of power.
Exercising the power limitations of your vaping equipment is a sure-fire way to burn out your coils. The juice gets burned off the ring faster than the tank can supply it when you exceed the manufacturer’s recommended wattage. Cotton combustion and burnt-tasting impacts can readily occur as a result of this.
I’m taking way too many punches.
Taking too many puffs in a row or chain vaping will quickly dry out your coils and cause them to burn.
Using high-VG e-liquids for vaping.
Propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin are used in all e-liquids (VG). Different vapers prefer different VG/PG ratios in their juice, and they all have different qualities and applications. Although PG transfers flavours better than VG, it produces smaller clouds and has a stronger throat hit. Juices with a higher VG concentration are preferred by sub-ohm users.
In addition, VG is much thicker than PG. If you use high VG juices in devices that aren’t designed for sub-ohm vaping, you risk receiving burnt hits. Because VG is too viscous to replenish coils in vapes that aren’t designed for it, this is the case.
You’re not priming your coils properly.
Make sure the cotton around your coils is completely saturated with e-liquid before using your vaporizer. Vaping too soon after replacing your lock is the most prevalent cause of burned hits. The risk is very high because new waves are brought entirely dry. Priming your coil ensures that your wick is full of juice before you start vaping. Priming is the most effective way for most users to avoid burning hits.
What is the easiest way to tell if my coil has been burned?
Coughing, spluttering, and a terrible taste in your mouth are all symptoms of a burned hit. However, all coils will eventually degenerate to the point where the cotton is burned. It’s now time to uninstall it from your device and install a new one. The first sign that your coil is beyond its prime is a drop in overall vapour quality and flavour. You may also notice that the volume of vapour emitted by your device has decreased.
If you’re unsure whether or not your coil is burned, a visual inspection is one of the best ways to find out. By opening your device, you can examine your lock. If you notice any darkness or charring, it’s time to throw it out (a little wick discoloration is okay).
What is the best method for avoiding scorching hits?
Pre-priming new coils before firing them up is the simplest way to avoid burned hits. Make sure your coil and wick are properly drenched in e-liquid before burning the atomizer by priming them. The type of gadget you have determines the approach you employ to prime your coil.
Primed coils are those that are based in a tank.
Almost all replacement coils for tank-style vapes require the same priming procedure.
Take your coil apart and remove the foil wrapping.
Drizzle a small amount of juice directly onto the wick through the wicking holes.
Assemble your tank.
Fill with your preferred juice e-juice.
Allow 10 minutes for the tank to be closed.
If your device has a variable wattage option, it’s a good idea to start slightly below the minimum recommended temperature and work your way up. Allowing 30 seconds between hits will allow the liquid to properly soak the wick.
It’s usual for new coils to spew a little juice at first, as the ring may have accumulated extra juice. If the issue persists, try turning up the wattage on your device. Always stay under the specified operating wattages to avoid burning your coil.
Getting the vape pods ready
Priming is a lot easier with refillable pods than it is with tank-style modifications. You must prime the entire pod because the coil is not replaceable. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
Fill your vape pod with your preferred liquid.
Allow at least five minutes for the pod to cool.
Please try a few drags without the battery connected to the pod. This allows more juice to flow through the pod and into the coil, reducing the likelihood of dry or burned hits.
After ten minutes, start your gadget and take small, spaced-out hits.
Before operating at their best, the coils in vape pods may need to be “burned in.” Short, gentle hits may help speed up the process without overtaxing your coil.