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What To Do If Your Vape Is Burnt?

11/28/2023, 5:23:20 PM 341

Hey there, my vape enthusiasts! Have you ever experienced the frustration of a burnt taste while puffing on your favorite vape devices? You are not alone! It's a common hiccup in the world of vaping that can leave you wondering, "What to do if my vape is burnt?"

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Fear not, my fellow vapers, because we've got your pain points. In this blog, we'll dip into the reasons behind that unpleasant burnt flavor and, more importantly, equip you with the know-how to fix it. So, let's unravel the mystery of this burnt vape solution!


1. E-Juice Liquid Separation

When you expeditiously fire up your vape device without allowing ample time for the e-liquid to permeate the mesh coil and atomizer, there exists a distinct possibility that the ensuing heat may not be directed towards the e-liquid, but rather, the wicking material. In essence, the haste in this scenario may inadvertently culminate in the vaporization of the wicking material itself, as opposed to the intended e-liquid transformation.


Fix-it Guide -- E-Juice Flood

Just leave the vape juice to soak in for at least 5-10 minutes before vaping. Quite simple to follow, right?


2. Neglect Coil (Priming for OPEN SYSTEM ONLY)

Vape coils possess a finite lifespan, and as they approach the end of their usability, you may encounter an increased occurrence of dry, burnt hits. If you find yourself consistently experiencing burnt hits, it indicates that it's time to replace your mesh coil.

Continued use of the same vape coil over an extended period can lead to wick deterioration. This, in turn, affects the vaporization of your e-liquid, resulting in an undesirable burnt flavor.

Typically, the initial indication of vape coil deterioration is a diminished flavor, accompanied by a reduction in vapor output.


Also, if you use open-system vapes, one of the main reasons your vape may taste burnt is failing to prime the vape coil before diving into the vaping session. A dry or insufficiently primed vape coil can lead to a harsh and unpleasant flavor.


Fix-it Guide -- Coil Replacement, Clean

Remove the depleted vape coil, discard it, and install a new one. A pro tip, please consider reviving the vape coils through thorough cleaning before replacement. It’s due to environmental considerations. I know it takes more time and effort. But it’s well worth it, right?


Regularly changing your coil is crucial to maintaining peak performance in your vaping and ensuring an optimal vapor and flavor experience.


Fix-it Guide -- Coil Priming (OPEN SYSTEM ONLY)

Priming your vape coil is a quick, easy, and effective way of prolonging its lifespan. Follow these steps to ensure your vape coil is ready for action:

Step 1: Drip and Wait

Apply a few drops of e-liquid directly onto the coil and wait for a few minutes to let it saturate. As regards the SKE Crystal Plus Vape, it reminds vapers that please wait for 30 seconds or so to prime the coil after pulling out the rubber plug.

Also add a single drop of e-juice on each of the juice holes around the coil, where you’ll usually see the wicking material behind it or sticking through.


Step 2: Controlled Puffing

Take a few gentle puffs without fully activating the device to ensure proper e-liquid distribution.


3. Wrong E-liquid Type

Common terms like VG, PG, sub-ohm, and 50/50 hold significance in vaping. Using high-PG, high-nicotine e-liquid in a sub-ohm tank may disrupt the proper functioning of your device. Sub-ohm vaping usually requires higher VG liquids due to the thicker consistency of VG. Even if you manage to avoid burnt hits with 50/50 e-liquid in a sub-ohm tank, you're likely to experience a harsh, dry hit, which is not a pleasant vaping experience.


Fix-it Guide -- Match E-liquid

Ensure that you select the appropriate e-liquid for your vape setup. As a general guideline, if you're using a vape pen or a high-resistance vape coil (1ohm+), consider choosing 50/50 e-liquid or nicotine salts. For a box mod with a low-resistance vape coil, you can opt for sub-ohm liquids with high VG content and short fills.

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4. Chain Vaping Woe

Are you overindulging in consecutive puffs without letting your vape catch its breath? Chain vaping can overwhelm the coil, causing it to overheat and result in that dreaded burnt taste.


Fix-it Guide -- Break the Chain

Take a rest! Give your vape device a little breath and pause between puffs, allowing the mesh coil to cool down and preventing that burnt aftertaste. Suggest 15 to 20 seconds before firing the vape device again.


5. High Voltage

This issue is frequently encountered in vapes featuring variable wattage settings. Certain vape kits operate at a fixed wattage, consistently delivering the same power with minimal variations each time you vape. Just follow the fixed wattage for enjoyable vaping.


In contrast, the vape devices capable of intelligently adjusting the wattage automatically and sensing the resistance of the installed coil will go far a bit. Using a voltage level that's too high can lead to overheating and strain your vape coils, you guessed it, a burnt taste.


Fix-it Guide -- Check Voltage

Refer to your vape device's manual or specifications to verify you're operating within the recommended voltage range or coil resistance. Adjust accordingly to find your sweet spot without leaving your mesh coil fried and sacrificing its lifespan.

When uncertain, it's advisable to commence with a lower wattage and progressively elevate it until you achieve your preferred flavor and vapor production.


As a general guideline, when the coil resistance exceeds 1.0 ohm, aim for a wattage range of 10W to 16W. For coils with a resistance below 1.0 ohm, the optimal range typically falls between 18W and 50W. Keep in mind that these are approximate values, so it's essential to consult the manufacturer's recommendations or conduct personal testing for the best results.


6. Nicotine Overload

If you've recently switched to a higher-nicotine vape pen, the increased nicotine concentration may be overpowering your vape coil.


Fix-it Guide -- Balance Nicotine

Consider stepping down to a lower nicotine level to preserve the longevity of your coil and enhance your vaping experience. Finding the right balance ensures a smoother vaping experience without sacrificing the nicotine hit you love.


7. Disposable Running Out

In most cases with disposable vapes, the battery will run out before the e-liquid. However, when it’s the otherwise, you will taste burnt.


Fix-it Guide -- Wait, Shake, and Get

1. Increase the time between puffs to give the wick ample opportunity to re-saturate with e-liquid.

2. Shake the vape device to facilitate and even distribution of e-liquid from the wick to the coil.

3. Opt for smaller puffs to enhance the vaping experience.


Finally, it’s time to get a new one. Disposable vape Crystal Bar can be a perfect brand-new alternative.

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Pro Tips to Prevent Future Burnt Surprises

Regular Coil Replacements

Vape coils don't last forever, and regular replacement is crucial for maintaining the integrity of your vaping experience. Keep an eye on the flavor, and when it starts to burn, swap out that coil for a fresh one.


Mind Your E-Liquid Quality

Investing in high-quality e-liquids can significantly impact the longevity of your coil and overall vaping satisfaction. Opt for reputable brands and flavors to keep your disposable vape in top-notch condition.


Besides, refrain from excessive use of High-VG vape juices. High-VG juices tend to be thick with elevated sugar content. This can lead to a faster buildup on your vape coils compared to other e-juice ratios, consequently reducing the lifespan of your coils.


Regular Refill

Regularly check and replenish your vape device with e-liquid to maintain an adequate e-liquid level, avoiding burnt hits caused by insufficient vape juice.

Before vaping, promptly remove the pod to assess the e-liquid level. If it's below half, consider topping up soon to ensure you don't vape through the remaining e-liquid and risk dry hits.


Storage Matters

Store your device in a cool, dry environment to preserve its flavor and lifespan. Exposing your disposable vape to extreme temperatures can affect the viscosity of your e-liquid and, consequently, your vape coil's performance. For the best vape experience, it's best to store your products between 0-25°C.


And there you have it, my savvy vapers, the ultimate guide on what to do if your vape is burnt. Armed with these insights, you're ready to tackle burnt tastes head-on and savor the full potential of your disposable vape. Remember, a little TLC for your coil goes a long way in ensuring a vaping experience that's nothing short of sublime. Happy vaping!