People choose to vape for many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons that many people prefer vaping over smoking is taste. With e-liquids, it's possible to enjoy refreshing mint, sweet fruits, decadent desserts, or rich tobacco with every draw on an e-cig, but the flavors that are possible from an electronic cigarette can vary.
Those who want to maximize flavor should keep the following tips in mind:
1. Use Customizable E-Cigs
Each e-juice has its own unique properties and performs best at different temperatures and wattage ratings. If you have an ecigarette that only allows you to vape at one temperature or wattage level, you won't be able to make the most out of every e-juice. Vape mods and ecigs with multiple temperature settings and variable wattage technology will give you the freedom to experiment with different settings and find out what works the best with every juice.
2. Cut Down on Airflow.
Many e cig mods and electronic cigarettes have adjustable airflow capability. Opening up the airflow can reduce draw resistance and allow vapor to flow more freely; however, mixing more air with vapor can also diminish taste. By cutting down on airflow, you can experience more of the subtle complexities of e-juice flavors. Vapes that have airflow holes located underneath the coil will give you the best results.
3. Be Choosy about Your Vape.
If you want to get the best flavor, you need to have a high quality atomizer in your e cig. For those who want to keep things simple, clearomizers with bottom coils are generally the best option, as the e-juice doesn't have to be absorbed upwards before heating. Sub ohm vape tanks will provide even more prominent flavoring as well as more vapor than traditional clearomizers. The best atomizer tank among sub ohm options is one with smaller atomizer heads.
4. Pick the Right Wick and Coil.
If you're a person who uses a rebuildable atomizer, what goes into your setup matters. Organic cotton wicks will provide superior flavor due to their natural fibers, which are completely free of pesticide and fertilizer residues. For coils, nickel and kanthal usually give the best flavor, as the metal is nonreactive and unlikely to impart a metallic taste.
5. Shift toward PG.
E-juices with high levels of vegetable glycerin can give you great big clouds, but the flavor potential is much smaller with these e-liquids. Choosing a liquid with a higher concentration of propylene glycol will yield a more pronounced flavor. For a nice balance of cloud size and taste, stick with blends that are half PG and half VG. If cloud size isn't as important to you, a 60:40 or 70:30 PG:VG ratio will be even better.
6. Rethink Your Drip Tip.
For those who savor the flavor of vapor, narrow drip tips are the best option for use with dripping atomizers. A smaller tip exposes e-juice to less air, making flavor more intense. Of course, vapor clouds are usually diminished with smaller tips, so you'll need to balance your needs for cloud size and flavor if you use a drip atomizer.
7. Maintain Your Vape Properly.
Even the best vape mods will give you nasty tasting vapor if you don't keep them clean. Over time, residues from e-juice can build-up, giving vapor a burned taste or causing the flavors to mix and become unpleasant. Give your ecig a thorough cleaning once per week, and replace the wicks in a rebuildable atomizer on a regular basis to promote the best possible flavor.
8. Mix Things Up.
Using the same e-juice for too long can result in what's referred to as vaper's tongue. This condition occurs when the taste buds become less sensitive to the flavor of vapor. Dehydration can also contribute to the problem, so make sure that you drink plenty of water and periodically change the e-juice flavor you use to vape.
9. Protect Your E-Juice
E-liquid's flavor can be compromised by light exposure, heat and impurities in the air. Storing your e-juice in tinted glass bottles in dark, cool places will help to enhance its flavor. You can also try letting your e-juice steep or sit in a cool, dark place for a week or more, shaking it periodically. Aging e-liquid in this way can help the ingredients in e-juice become properly blended for more prominent flavor.
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