There are a plethora of e-juice flavors ranging from fruity tropical e-liquids to refreshing minty blends among others. Honestly, the variety can be overwhelming sometimes.
There are two kinds of vapers: flavor chasers and cloud chasers. Flavor chasers are more interested in getting a vivid, robust flavor from their e-liquids. But the question is, how can you maximize the flavor you get from your vape mod?
Experiment With different wattage and temperature settings
Tweaking your settings is the simplest way to capture the flavor you are looking for. This is because your vape juice vaporizes at different temperatures. This means, your wattage setting determines how hot your coil is. Finding the right wattage may require some experimentation. I find that a lower wattage setting works best to find the sweet spot.
Cloud chasers require a wide airflow to produce huge clouds of vapor, flavor chasers need the opposite. You get to savor the taste of your vape juice a lot more when you close off the airflow to a certain extent. Closed airholes give you a flavorful, warm vape. This is a bit tricky and requires experimentation.
For instance, closing off the airflow when using atomizers with a wide bore can sometimes result in a harsh throat hit. Thus, it is best to use coils with small holes to complement the restricted airflow.
Coil is key
Although this is sometimes disregarded, using the right type of coil is very important to enjoy the flavor of your e-juice to the fullest. Bottom coils generally perform better than top-coil clearomizers as the wicks do not need to suck the e-liquid up to the coil.
But, nothing beats the flavor that you will get from rebuildable dripping atomizers. However, using this type of atomizer requires some level of expertise. Digiflavor Drop RDA is one of the best RDA for flavor chasers.
Apart from coils, your wicking material can affect the flavor of your e-juice. Organic Japanese cotton is the most widely used wicking material as it provides a clean flavor. However, there are other types of wicks such as cellucotton, ceramic, silicone, and more. Ceramic wicks are also making a return in the vaping scene because of their heat-resistant capabilities and great flavor.
Like other things, picking the right wicking material entails trial and error.
Consider high propylene glycol vape juices
While vegetable glycerin (VG) is nearly tasteless, it is slightly sweet. On the other hand, propylene glycol (PG) is completely tasteless and does not affect the flavor of your vape juice. Getting a vape juice that is high in PG will give you a better flavor and a more intense throat hit. E-liquids with a VG/PG ratio of 50/50 are best for flavor chasers.
Keep your device clean
A clean coil and wick produce a purer taste. You do not have to rinse or change your coil each time you switch to a different flavor. But do note that there will be notable changes in the taste after a day or two.
If you are using an RDA, you may need to change your wick and clean your coil occasionally. If you are using other types of atomizers, you may need to discard your coil head and fix a new one when you start picking up a weird taste.
Fight vaper’s tongue
Sometimes it is not just your setup or device, but it can be you. Some vapers experience flavor fatigue, especially after vaping an e-juice for an extended period. There are different ways to deal with vaper’s tongue. However, one of the simplest ways to remedy this is to change to a new e-juice flavor. Smelling coffee beans, drinking water, or sucking a lemon are also great ways to combat vaper’s tongue.
For more tips on how to improve the flavor that you get from your device and other important tidbits about vaping, check out Vape Snob.