Looking after your coils not only helps you enjoy your vaping experience, it also helps you get the most out of every coil. One often-mentioned tip for looking after your coils, especially for new vapers just getting to grips with sub ohm tanks, is to “prime” your coils before starting to vape. But what does it mean to prime your coil? Why would you need to do it? And what’s the best way to do it? This post gives you the answers you need. What is
When you’re vaping out of the house, you’re at the mercy of your battery life. If your battery runs out of charge, you’re left with nothing to vape and in need of nicotine, increasing the temptation to buy a pack of cigarettes or at very least encouraging you to take a spare device or two everywhere you go. But what can you do to maximize the battery life of your vape mod so it’s more likely to see you through a day of vaping?
When websites list the different types of e-cigarettes, mods are generally grouped together as if they’re one homogenous bunch. But if you’ve been vaping for a while or even shopping around for different devices, you’ll know that it’s not quite so simple. It’s hard to look at a mechanical tube mod, a VV/VW box mod, a squonker and an all-in-one system and genuinely think they all belong in the same category. Unfortunately, this makes choosing the right device for your needs even more difficult.
Gunky coils are gross. Vapers call the thick, black layer of something coating the coil of your atomizer and clogging up the wick “gunk,” and it often detracts from the taste of your juice and reduces the lifespan of your coils substantially. The problem is that it’s hard to avoid in a lot of cases, especially if you have a sweet tooth when it comes to your e-liquid flavor choices. But learning a little more about coil gunk and what you can do to
Getting the best flavor out of your e-liquid is one of the most important things for any vaper. Along with getting enough nicotine and putting out a nice cloud of vapor, you want the flavor of your juice to really pop out with every puff. But sometimes, apparently without reason, the flavor you’re getting suddenly diminishes and doesn’t come back with subsequent puffs. There are a few possible causes for this, but it’s generally down to what’s known as “vaper’s tongue” or “flavor fatigue.”
Coils are central to your vaping experience. They turn your e-liquid into vapor and are one of the main running costs for any vaper. But if you’re new to vaping, it can feel like there’s a lot to learn about coils, including the different types available, what different materials are used in making coils, and how all of this affects your vaping experience. This post covers all of this, as well as the basics of building your own coils and buying pre-made coils for
If you’re looking to get the most out of every juice purchase, it’s important to think carefully about e-liquid storage. The rules of storing your e-liquid safely and without reducing the shelf-life of the juice are thankfully really straightforward. In a nutshell, you need to avoid heat and light as much as possible, use glass bottles and keep everything out of reach of kids and pets. There’s a lot more to think about than this, but as long as you get those basics right
Learning to keep your tanks clean and well-maintained might not be as exciting as finding out tips for cloud-chasing or boosting your flavor, but it’s absolutely essential if you want to keep everything working as it should. The good news is that both cleaning your tank and keeping it in top condition are really easy to do, and won’t take up much of your time. All it takes is half an hour or so roughly once a month and you’ll be able to maximize
Vapers who use mods have a lot of new terminology to learn. With people throwing out words like watts, ohms, amps and volts as if they’re common knowledge and talking about things like Ohm’s law that you’re lucky if you remember from high school physics, feeling overwhelmed by it all is pretty common. But the good news is that it doesn’t take long to get up to speed with the basics you’ll need to safely and effectively work your mod. So here’s a brief
You’ll pretty much always save money when you switch to vaping. But even with that general rule, there can be a lot of variation. If you buy every shiny new mod that hits the market and chain-vape on a cloud-chasing setup, day in and day out, you’ll end up spending a lot more than a vaper who sticks to one or two basic devices and vapes in a more discreet way. So if you’re on a tight budget, what’s the best advice for getting
If you’re just making the switch to vaping, feeling overwhelmed with the range of devices available and the settings on your existing device is normal. Whether you’ve been vaping for a while with a simpler device or you’re switching directly to a more complex device, at first sight, VW vape mods can be a little daunting. Which mode should you use? How do you navigate the menus? What are ohms? What is the right setting to use? What’s the best nicotine strength to use
There isn’t really much that can go wrong when you smoke a cigarette. As long as you light the right end on fire and inhale from the filter, the process is really hard to mess up. But for vapers, the situation is very different. Vaping devices are way more complicated than cigarettes, so there’s a lot more that can go wrong. From leaking and gurgling through to getting a burnt taste and having you device not work at all, there are a lot of
For most of us, vaping is all about getting enough nicotine to stay smoke-free. But for vapers just switching from smoking it can be difficult to get the nicotine you’re looking for, especially if you’re using a simpler device. So if you’re struggling to make the switch because you can’t get a satisfying amount of nicotine, is there anything you can do about it? Do you need to upgrade to a more advanced device to get more nicotine? Is increasing the nicotine strength of
Coughing is one of the most common side effects of vaping, and it’s one that can completely ruin the experience. If every puff you take feels like it’s irritating the back of your throat, quitting smoking by vaping is almost impossible. You might feel like vaping just doesn’t work for you, and might be considering giving up on vaping and possibly returning to smoking. The good news is that even though this is a pretty common problem, there are a quite a few things
It seems like just about every mod these days offers temperature controlled (TC) vaping. From the basic offerings like the DNA 40 that kicked off the trend to the feature-packed modern incarnations, TC vaping offers a way to avoid dry hits and maintain consistent performance throughout your tank. But with so many TC mods to choose from these days, how can you tell a good option from a bad one? The answer to this question could get really long, but focusing on some key
Rebuildable tank atomizers (RTAs) can be annoying. The concept is so good – the performance of an RDA with the convenience of a tank – but in practice many vapers end up getting dry hits with RTAs. There could be many reasons for this, but most issues ultimately come down to wicking. Unlike with pre-made coils, which can be carefully designed and built to ensure consistent performance, RTAs depend on you to produce a reliable setup. This gives many RTAs a steep learning curve,
Flooded atomizer coils are a fact of life for many vapers. The characteristic gurgling sounds or e-juice leaking from the airflow holes are both signs that e-liquid has flooded into your atomizer coil without being vaporized. As well as the irritation of gurgling and leaking, this can also lead to spitback, and generally makes your vaping experience pretty unpleasant. So why do your coils get flooded? And what can you do to stop it? Here’s a run-down of the most common causes and how to
Buying batteries for vaping can be a bit of nightmare. With companies re-wrapping cells made from other manufacturers and inflating the specs, rampant counterfeiting and a lot of information to wade through, there is a lot that can go wrong and quite a bit to learn. The good news is there are many reliable batteries out there, and many reputable companies you can buy from with confidence. Although many lists of these batteries exist, if you’re shopping for the best battery for vaping, it’s
Switching to vaping is more complicated than you might think. You feel like it’ll be really easy, like all you have to do is just pick up an e-cig and vape instead of smoking, but things can (and often do) go wrong. Every vaper has a story about a rookie mistake that they made when they were new to the hobby, but if you plan ahead and do your research, you can avoid the most serious ones. So if you’re just considering picking up
Many vapers are on a constant quest for the biggest clouds. Putting out huge amounts of vapor isn’t important to everybody, but whether you’re hoping to enter a cloud competition or you just want a more substantial amount of vapor, there are many reasons for wanting to boost your vapor production. We’ve covered some general tips before, but the rabbit hole gets a lot deeper than that. If you build your own coils, you might be wondering what the best coils for cloud chasing are.