Why vape taste burnt ?
Is your vape burning your throat?
It has happened to all of us: we grab our vape device, take a long puff, and instead of tasty soothing vapor, we get a nasty burning taste and an awful throat feeling.
Burnt hits are one of the worst things a vaper can experience. While there are many reasons for a burnt hit, the good news is that most can be avoided.
Burnt hits vs dry hits
Although most vapers use these terms interchangeably, they are in fact two separate things. While dry hits are not pleasant, they are far less shocking than burnt hits.
A dry hit will make its appearance as soon as the wick of your coil dries up a bit. You will get less flavor and exhale less vapor, without the nastiness and coughing that come with a burnt hit.
But keep vaping on these dry coils and you are in for a surprize…
Think of a dry hit as a warning signal to pay attention to: don’t disregard that dry, flavorless vape you took! The burnt hit is coming soon.
What causes a burnt hit?
Burnt hits are the result of powering an atomizer when there is no liquid left on the wicks. Without liquid to vaporize, the coils start burning the wick, and the user essentially inhales burnt cotton.
Here are some of the most common reasons behind burnt hits and some advice to help you avoid them:
Vaping at wattages that exceed the coil limits will vaporize e-liquid too fast. When that happens, the coils can burn the wicks, even when there’s still some juice there. Always stay inside the recommended wattage ranges.
When taking many puffs in a row, the wick will dry up fast. If you sense that a burnt hit is coming, by noticing a slightly roasted taste, put your vape down for a moment. This will allow liquid to cover the dry spots of the wick.
Vaping with high-VG e-liquids
Not all vapes are made the same. Some vape tanks will allow for high-VG juice, while others will often require 50% PG or more to function properly. A good rule of thumb is to check for the size of the wick channels. If the holes are of a small diameter, chances are your tank will not bode well with high-VG juice.
Not priming coils properly
This is probably the most common issue of the list. Priming your coil heads is essentially the process of getting them ready for first use by allowing the wicks to get saturated with e-liquid. If you want to avoid getting a burnt hit, remember to always prime your coils.
Beat the burnt hit!
By now you should understand the various causes of burnt hits and how to prevent them. Vape on !