“Burnt hit” refers to the occasional burnt taste felt at the back of the throat by e- cigarette users while vaping. It is not a pleasant feeling and often results in new converts rushing back to the good old cigarettes as the “burnt taste” can have a number of causes, and requires a bit of research and experience in handling vaping products to fix and ultimately avoid.
If you got the burn taste while vaping even after regularly changing the coils, then most probably, one of the following reasons is the cause, and you would need to take one or more of the following actions to get rid of the burnt taste in the vape.
Vaping on an empty tank
The first action to take is to check the e-liquid or juice levels, as depending on your usage, the vaping device tank needs to be regularly refilled or topped up with the juice, or otherwise you will simply be vaping on an empty tank. Keep an eye out at the e-liquid, the juice should be covering coil input holes or at the minimum the tank should be quarter full. This is because the wicks’ material (normally cotton) starts to vape taste burn If the juice runs out or its level becomes too low.
Not Priming your coils
If the juice levels are okay then you need to prime your coils because replacing the coil on a regular basis, although essential is not enough. You also need to prime the new coils or the refillable kit as it is necessary for a smooth vaping experience. The process outlined below is relatively easy and simple
- Check compatibility of coil and device.
- Check the wattage range and adhere to it.
- Use the coin holes in the coil to pour 2-4 drops of the e- liquid or simply soak the on the exposed cotton of the new coil to saturate the wick.
- How long you wait for the wick to saturate is your decision. Some people wait ten minutes others a few hours, while some prefer to let the wick soak overnight.
- Attach the coil to the tank and carefully fill it with your favorite e- liquid
- Take some “Primer Puffs” by sharply inhaling a few times without using the ignition button and resume vaping.
Wick not soaked or properly installed
If you still get the vape taste burn after priming your coils or filling up with the e-liquid, that could mean that the organic cotton material that makes up the wick is not saturated properly. Maybe the wick has more cotton material around it as compared to other coils and you need to top up /refill the device tank more than usual, you can also increase the soaking time of the wick and ensure that the wick is properly installed, and its material is of good quality.
Vaping with E-Liquids with high VG Content
Please make sure that the e-liquids VG contents are less than 70% or wicks quality is above average. As e-liquids with high VG contents can choke the coil as they are thicker and therefore harder to absorb as compared to liquids with PG content.
So, you have taken all the above four mentioned actions and still are getting the vape taste burn, now you have a slight problem and would need to take the following two actions. One is easy, but the other is slightly difficult. Let’s go with the difficult one first.
Stop Chain Vaping
Taking Puffs in quick succession without taking any break is known as “Chain Vaping” and most people are guilty of this at one point or another as past smokers they are used to puffing on their cigarettes without stopping. In case of vaping, when you take puffs quickly on your device, the wick tends to get dry and if you keep it up that is a sure-fire way of burning your coils. So please take a break between vaping and let the wick get soaked properly. It is a difficult thing to do, but some changes in puffing habits are needed to get the best experience.
Turn Down the wattage
High powered and sub ohm vaping both mess up the coils and result in burnt taste. If you are using a vaping device with variable voltage, please keep within the recommended range of your device when vaping to ensure that coils don’t burn out or the wick doesn’t become too dry.
The burn hit is not a pleasant feeling, but if you follow the above insights, you can have a satisfying vaping experience and enjoy it to your heart’s content.