How To Get More Flavour Out of Your Vape
High powered devices that produce massive thick clouds can unfortunately mean the deterioration flavour. However, did you know there are some simple tips and tricks to maximise the flavour of your e-liquid? Before delving into the mechanical side of this topic let’s cover off some more common yet unknown flavour inhibitors.
A very common loss of flavour is due to flavour fatigue, also known as “Vape Mouth” or “Vape Tongue”. This normally happens when the same flavour is used over a long period of time. Taste buds can build up a tolerance to flavours so without increasing the amount of flavour in the e-liquid, the flavour decreases in your mouth. A simple trick to overcome this is by changing the flavour of your e-liquid to something very different. For example, if you have been using something fruity, try the opposite like a cream or sour.
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Another very common cause is dehydration. Propylene Glycol (PG) absorbs water! Depending on the ratio of PG to VG and if you don’t drink enough water during the day, this could be the culprit! PG can dry out your mouth and lets face it, nothing tastes good in a dry mouth. Make sure you drink plenty of water during the day and especially when you are vaping.
If flavour fatigue and dehydration isn’t causing the issue then its time to have a look at the your device.
Mouth to Lung (MTL) devices are generally lower powered and designed to have a more restricted airflow system. They also don’t require as much heat to turn the e-liquid into vapour because they use smaller coils. Direct Lung (DL) devices are the opposite. Designed for higher powered devices that have higher airflow intake, they require more heat to produce vapour.
In general, lower powered devices such as Pods allow for more flavour as less heat is used. However, there are tank and coil options for high powered devices without compromising too much on flavour. More on tanks and coils in a little bit. If you have a high powered device, the wattage setting you are running also has an impact.
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Unfortunately big thick clouds don’t go hand in hand with maximum flavour. Higher wattage settings and increased airflow intake create bigger clouds. Restricting airflow and using lower wattage settings creates more flavour.
Adjusting the wattage (if you’re able to do so) is one of the quickest and easiest way to increase flavour. To find your flavour “sweet spot” start at the lowest power setting for the coils range. The lower the wattage, the more restrictive you can be with the airflow. After a few uses, slowly increase the wattage until you have found your “spot”.
Running your high powered device on a lower setting also means more life out of your coil.
If you’re not wanting to use a lower powered device, Sub-ohm tanks are a great for high powered devices. Sub-ohm essentially means they are able to use low resistant coils (below 1.0 ohms). This means it not only boosts vapour production but flavour too. Most sub-ohm tanks also allow you to adjust the airflow intake, restricting airflow increases flavour. Making sure your tank is clean is another great tip as gunk that can build up can alter the taste.
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The more e-liquid in the wicking material the better and for that, you really cant go past mesh coils. Mesh coils allow more e-liquid to saturate the wicking material through tiny wholes throughout the coil. Maximising surface area for the e-liquid to be heated during use, with lower power settings will give more flavour output. Most tanks have more than one option when it comes to coil. It’s important to find out what coils are compatible with your tank.
Older coils aren’t able to carry flavour well. Make sure to change your coil when you notice a massive drop in flavour or a burnt taste.
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The two main ingredients for e-liquid is Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerine (VG). VG is thicker and has a mild sweet taste, it also produces thicker clouds. PG is thinner and has a very slight sweet taste, it is also used in many food products to help carry flavour. If the ratio has more VG than PG, that can alter the flavour before it’s even vaped. PG is also used as it provides more of the “throat hit” or sensation similar to smoking a nasty cigarette. So you can vape straight PG but it’s not recommended, you probably will be too distracted by the harshness than the flavour.
Not all e-liquid manufacturers make e-liquid the same. If you have tried all of the above and still not satisfied, you might be able to ask for more flavour to be added to your e-liquid. Alternatively, you can make your own! We have everything you need right here.
E-liquid also has a shelf-life and if it’s not stored in a cool dark place the flavour can deteriorate faster.
Still Have Questions?
It can seem a little overwhelming at times because there are so many varieties of coils, devices and tanks. At the end of the day however, it’s all about experimentation. To help narrow down your search, we are here to help! Feel free to drop by the shop, call or send us a message and we can help point you in the right direction.