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WHY YOUR VAPE TASTES BURNT AND HOW TO FIX IT

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So you did your research, you found the best pod mod for you (hopefully it’s Vuse), you discovered your favourite e-liquid flavours and you’ve been having the best vape experience until… suddenly your vape starts to taste burnt. Don’t worry, you’re not alone - an occasional burnt taste is super common and it can happen to all vape pens. The good news is that there’s an easy solution to minimize that burnt taste and we’re going to walk you through it. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be back to enjoying your vaping experience in no time.

WHY DOES YOUR VAPE TASTE BURNT?

Regardless of the type of device you’re using, you may experience a burnt taste from your vape from time to time. Why does this happen? Well, the burnt vapour cloud can scratch at the back of your throat, causing you to cough. It’s not a pleasant sensation and there are various reasons for your vape tasting burnt, but the good news is that it can be easily avoided.

WHY CAN YOU GET A BURNT TASTE FROM VAPING?

Running low on e-liquid

That burnt taste can occur if there’s not enough e-liquid on the wick inside your atomizer coil. The wick is the part of your device that soaks up the e-liquid, which is then turned into vapour when the coil heats up. Without any liquid to vaporize, the heater starts burning the wick, which is what causes that unpleasant burnt taste in your mouth (and ruins your vaping experience in the process). But that's not the only case. There's another common cause of burnt hits... 

Chain vaping

This is probably the most common cause of burnt hits. When taking lots of puffs in a row, your wick doesn’t have enough time to soak up the e-liquid, causing it to dry out and burn. If you start noticing a slightly burnt taste when you inhale, put your vape pen down for a moment to give the wick time to absorb more e-liquid.

Incorrectly priming coils (Open System users only)

When vaping on a new coil, you should take time to properly prime your coil head before filling the tank. Priming means soaking the wick directly before you start vaping on it to ensure it gets properly saturated. The wick is made of dry cotton and the material is tightly compacted, making it less porous, so if you don’t correctly prime it, you’re likely to end up with a burnt taste in your mouth.  

High power vaping (Open System users only)

If you vape at a wattage that’s too high for you coil head, your e-liquid will vaporise too quickly. When this happens, the wick can’t re-saturate quickly enough, so the coil ends up burning the wick which causes that unpleasant burnt taste.

HOW CAN YOU GET RID OF THE BURNT TASTE WHEN YOU VAPE?

Ok, so you’re sick of having your vaping experience interrupted with a burnt taste - we totally get you - so let’s jump into how you can easily avoid having a burnt taste from your vape pen.

Alter your vaping technique

As we mentioned before, taking lots of short, frequent puffs, could dry out the wick. Try taking longer, slower puffs, leaving 15 to 20 seconds between each puff. This will ensure that the atomizer or wick has enough time to absorb sufficient liquid for your next puff and give you the best vape experience.

Avoid the cold

As temperatures drop, the viscosity of your e-liquid increases. If your e-liquid becomes thicker, it becomes more difficult for it to easily flow into the atomizer or wick. For the best vape experience, it's best to store your products between 0-25°C. 

Check your levels

Always keep an eye on the amount of e-liquid in your pods before each vape session to ensure you don’t run out liquid.

TIPS FOR OPEN SYSTEM USERS TO GET RID OF THE BURNT TASTE

PRIME YOUR COILS

Priming your coils is an essential part of vaping preparation. It’s quick and easy to do:

  1. Take your new coil and apply 3-4 drops of your e-liquid directly to the wick
  2. Set aside and wait for roughly 10 minutes
  3. Screw the coil on to your device
  4. Fill your tank with your chosen e-liquid and screw it on to your vape
  5. Inhale a few times (without the battery activated) to help the liquid flow

PRIME YOUR REFILLABLE KITS

If you have a refillable kit instead of a vape tank with a replaceable coil head, the process is even easier:

  1. Fill the device with your chosen e-liquid
  2. Leave the device to saturate with the juice for roughly 10 minutes
  3. Inhale a few times (without the battery activated) to help the liquid flow

KEEP TO THE RECOMMENDED POWER

Vaping at too high a wattage can damage your coils. If you’re using a device with variable wattage or voltage, you should always stay inside the recommended range to maintain your vaping device and keep it in top condition. You can find this information on your vape packaging or printed on the side of your coil head.

If you enjoy vaping at high intensity, consider upgrading your vape tank to one with a higher maximum wattage.

Now you know how to minimise the burning taste when you vape, you might find our guide on device maintenance useful, check it out here.

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