Sometimes you’ll grab your vape and take a long puff and expect the taste of delicious fruits when you’re hit by the nasty taste of a dry or burnt hit. Quite unpleasant. We’ll go over some of the reasons that you’ll get a burnt hit below so that you can avoid it.
If you’re using a tank and you just bought a fresh pack of coils, it’s important to install them correctly in order to avoid having an issues.
Once you get your new coil out of the package, you’ll see areas where cotton is visible and the inside of the middle chamber where there is cotton going around. You want to grab your E Liquid that you plan to use and saturate this cotton lightly, basically just squeeze out some cotton and rub the tip around gently to get all of the cotton lightly saturated.
After you’ve done that, you want to install the coil in your tank, fill it up with liquid to the top and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before taking a hit. This will ensure that the wicks are properly saturated.
Generally if you follow these guidelines in a tank, you’ll have properly saturated cotton and you won’t get dry hits out of your tank. Ensure that you follow these steps, because once you burn the cotton that coil is as good as dead and will continue to give you a burnt taste even once it’s well saturated.
Although sometimes, even after following these directions, you’ll get a dry hit out of your tank and it has happened to us a few times where the coil is just faulty and it causes a burnt hit.
If you find your tank getting dry(flavor starts getting a little “dry”) you’ll want to make sure of the following so that you don’t end up burning your coils.
Make sure that your vape is running at the correct wattage. Usually the coils will have a recommended wattage range on the coils and they are usually overstated. I would recommend starting on the low end of the recommendations and working your way up. Every time you adjust it higher, you can see if you’re getting the flavor and vapor volume that you prefer, while also ensuring that the tank is able to handle this level of wattage.
As you increase the wattage, the vape liquid vaporizers faster and faster, meaning that the tank has to wick fast enough so that the coils don’t go dry. So there is a limit to how high you can increase your wattage before you tank will start to give you dry hits.
If you’re chain vaping(vaping back to back to back) sometimes the tanks won’t keep up and you’ll start to notice the wicks to get dry by the flavor turning slightly south. Just slow down, put the vape down and let it re-wick properly and get saturated and try again. Should be good to go. If it continues to happen, try messing with your wattage or trying an e-liquid that is higher in PG.
PG/VG Percentages of your Vape Liquid
Generally tanks don’t do that well with High-VG Liquids, though some are able to handle them pretty well. We recommend 70VG/30PG Vape liquids that will allow your tanks to wick properly.
If you purchased a pod device(usually used for high nicotine content salt nicotine liquids), you’ll also need to follow certain steps to ensure that you don’t get dry hits.
You’ll want to get your nicotine salt liquids and fill the pod cartridge and let the cartridge sit for 10 minutes. You can even start inhaling from the device(without the battery attached) to get some airflow going so that the wicks can properly be saturated. Do NOT take a hit from the device with the battery attached until the wicks have had proper time to saturated the salt nic liquids that you have put in the cartridge. It will burn and ruin that cartridge for you.