Why Your Vape Tastes Burnt & How to Fix It

Why Your Vape Tastes Burnt & How to Fix It

You’re stoked to try the new e-juice combination that you’ve come up with: fuzzy peach mixed with chocolate mint. You take a hit and brace yourself for a burst of flavor—but what you get is a foul, gut-wrenching taste.

Could it be from the unusual concoction of e-juices? No, not quite. This time, it’s because your vape has a burnt coil. Don’t worry; we’re going to explain why this happens, and what you can do to fix it:

What Causes That Burnt Taste?

You want a smooth, clean-tasting puff each time you inhale. So, here’s what might be causing the exact opposite of that:

Running out of e-juice

If your vape is running low on e-liquid, is it still okay to use? That depends on whether you’re willing to deal with another burnt-tasting hit.

Without enough e-juice, the cotton material in the coil will start to burn up. Before you take a hit, always check the level of e-juice in your tank!

Chain vaping

We get it—it feels pretty awesome to take one hit after another and fill your room with clouds. But what doesn’t feel awesome is the dry, burnt hits that occur after you’ve been chain vaping. When you vape too quickly, the wick won’t have enough time to saturate with e-juice.

Instead of taking multiple, short hits, try to take a break between puffs. Take long, deeper inhales, and wait a few minutes between each hit.

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Leaving it in the cold

Winter is just around the corner, which means you’ll be vaping in cooler temperatures than usual. When it’s cold outside, the e-juice in your vape tank becomes thicker; it has a harder time reaching the coil and saturating the wick.

Before you leave your car, take your vape with you! Even if you don’t plan on using it, keeping it warm will prevent the e-juice from thickening.

Save Yourself From A Burnt Vape

After that last burnt hit, you’re looking for a way to avoid tasting something so bitter. You’ve vowed to never let your vape get burnt again. But how do you do it?

Try these tricks to avoid an unpleasant taste:

Prime the coils before vaping

According to the owner of Cold Turkey Vape Shop, in Winnipeg, you should always prime new coils. Neglecting to do so is a recipe for a dry or burnt hit.

Priming the coil is easy. All you need to do is add a few drops of e-juice to the head of the wicking material. You can do this through the air holes on the coil itself. Let the liquid saturate the coil for a few minutes before taking a hit. To help the e-juice saturate the cotton, draw a few slow inhales from the vape.

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Watch the temperature

Even if your coil is primed, high temperatures will cause the cotton to burn. You may need to adjust the wattage of your device if you’re consistently tasting burnt hits.

With dry cannabis vaporizer kits, you have precise temperature control over every hit. You can watch the numbers carefully to ensure the device doesn’t get too hot. Consider picking up a device with temperature control to keep your vape in the ideal range.

Change or clean the coil

When’s the last time you changed your vape coil? If you use your device frequently, and you haven’t changed the coil in a couple of weeks, then it’s probably time for a new one. A fresh coil makes flavors cleaner and hits smoother.

If you don’t have a new coil on hand, you might try cleaning the old one instead. To do so, remove the coil from your device, and rinse it under the tap; this will loosen any dried or burnt bits. Next, soak the coil in a mix of water and vinegar (or ethanol/grain alcohol).

After a few hours pass, rinse the coil under the tap again and wait for it to dry. When you put it back in your vape, it’ll taste as good as new.

By using the tips above, you’ll never have to experience that dreaded burnt taste while you vape. Instead, you’ll inhale a clean, delightful flavor every time.

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About the Author: Barry Lachey

Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources "Joe Joe." he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.