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  • Proper Tips for Vaping Outside During the Winter

    Proper Tips for Vaping Outside During the Winter

    If you're new to vaping, you probably aren't familiar with the struggle vapers face during the winter months. In addition to having to brave the cold every so often to enjoy your vape, the drop in temperature also complicates the mechanics of your device. Below are some helpful tips for vaping this winter.

    Winter Vaping Outdoors Tip #1: Keep Your E-Liquid at Room Temperature
    While stepping outside for a quick vape won't ruin your e-juice, prolonged exposure to the cold could cause the liquid to thicken. Avoid this by limiting the device's time in the cold or by keeping it warm in your hand. Otherwise you run the risk of not only thickening your liquid, but also damaging your coil.

    Winter Vaping Outdoors Tip #2: Protect Your Equipment from Moisture
    Remember that your vape is an electronic device and that, like all electronics, it doesn't mix well with moisture. By simply moving from the warm interior of your home to the freezing cold outside, condensation can form on the most sensitive parts of your vape. Take the necessary precautions by packing it in a protective carrying case to keep the moisture away.

    Winter Vaping Outdoors Tip #3: Limit Your Devices Exposure to Freezing Temperatures
    In addition to damaging your hardware, freezing temperatures can also do a number on your device's battery life. When batteries are exposed to the cold, it can cause lithium inside to create plating over the electrodes, thereby causing your device's battery to overheat or charge at a slower rate. If you absolutely must vape outside in the cold this winter, allow your device to acclimate to the warmth of your home before charging it.

    Final Winter Vaping Outdoors Tip: Avoid the Metal Drip Tip
    If you're a fan of metal tips, you may want to consider a nice plastic tip this winter. It could spare you from a rather painful realization. When freezing metal comes in contact with something warm and wet, it will very likely stick to it. The same principle applies when your mouth touches a metal tip of a vape. If you're not into plastic drip tips, you can always spring for one of the wooden or glass variety.

    Of course, you could always choose to vape inside your home to avoid exposing your device (and yourself) to the bitter cold.

  • 3 Tips To Avoid Damaging Your Wicks

    3 Tips To Avoid Damaging Your Wicks

    It can be annoying when you’re in the middle of an awesome vaping session and suddenly everything comes to a grinding halt. You’re not able to vape. It’s important to take care of your wicks because it greatly affects the quality of your vaping. Continuing to use a damaged wick will leave you with a burnt taste in your mouth. It’s less than enjoyable, so it’s in your best interest to learn how to take care of your wick so you can have thick, flavorful vape every time. Wigth that said, here are a few quick tips that you can start doing today to enjoy your vaping sessions more.

    Smaller Puffs
    Taking deep puffs and waiting in between puffs for long periods can cause the burnt taste to come about. To avoid this, take smaller puffs which ensure that the wick is thoroughly coated in e-liquid. When you wait long periods of time before you hit your vape again, the e-liquid either drips back into the tank or evaporates. Simply take a few small hits before you turn the battery on and take a hit. This helps ensure that the wick is saturated and that’s what you want.

    How VG and PG Affect Your Wick
    Your wick is going to be affected differently depending upon whether you use vegetable glycerin (VG) or propylene glycol (PG). VG is thicker and typically used for sweeter e-liquids. The viscosity of this type of e-liquid can lead to buildup on your wick from the sugars. The sugar can actually burn and leads to a burnt taste. The sweeter your e-liquid is, the more likely it will build up on your wick. If you enjoy thick, dark, sweet e-liquids there is no need to change. Just keep in mind how your favorite flavor affects the wick. You may find yourself changing out old wicks for new ones more frequently because of the type of e-liquid.

    Proper Wick Size
    You can buy your wicks from a vape store or simply create them yourself. You can likely find material for you wick within your home. You can use silica wick, organic cotton balls, or Cellucotton rayon balls. Make sure that you don’t insert too much wick into the chamber. The wick is going to expand once it is saturated in the e-liquid. Too much expansion can lead to burning and thus a burnt taste.

    In addition to these tips, you also want to do basic maintenance. Clean your atomizer coils or buy new atomizer coils if you’re experiencing an ongoing burnt taste. Don’t overfill your tank with e-liquid, be mindful of how much you’re using. Also, pay attention to how long you’re taking a drag. In the event that you damage the atomizer tank and there’s a crack in it, you may just need to replace the tank. Keep in mind that you could be doing everything right, but if you’re vaping too high on the voltage, this causes the burnt taste again. As long as you keep your vape pen clean inside and out, it'll continue to provide you with hours upon hours of enjoyment.

  • 4 Clearomizer Problems You Can Fix

    4 Clearomizer Problems You Can Fix

    Each day you probably wake up, eat breakfast, and head to your morning vape session. Usually everything goes smoothly, and your session is relaxing as always. But every once in a while, you’ll notice something is a little off. Maybe there isn’t as much vapor as usual, or maybe there is a little bit of burnt taste at the tail end of the vapor. Possibly you feel like you’re just not able to pull as hard as usual, or maybe your vape just won’t even turn on. Do not fear - everyone has these problems, and each of these can be fixed regardless of your mechanical and tinkering skills.

    Here we’ll discuss exactly what do to fix four of the most common problems you may have with your clearomizer.

    Problem #1: Burnt Taste
    Getting a burnt taste from your device is probably one of the most common problems that most vapers face. Fortunately, it can be easily explained and troubleshooting solutions is simple. There are only two reasons that a clearomizer may produce burnt taste: dry wicking or clogging. Check how much e-liquid you've left in your vape - if it’s low, you may need to flip it around in order to re-saturate the wick. If you’re nearly out of e-juice, it’s time to refill the clearomizer, as trying to pull from a dry coil will give you that burnt taste. If you've been using your clearomizer for more than a week without cleaning it, then it’s time to do so. E-liquid sugars will build up on the heating coil, and constantly reheating these will produce burnt taste. Give the coil a good scrub or replace it with a new one and you should be good to go.

    Problem #2: Limited Airflow
    Restricted airflow can definitely hinder your vaping experience and can strain the vape’s parts as well, so fixing it quickly is imperative. What’s probably restricting airflow is some sort of obstruction either in the base of the clearomizer or in the coil. You can easily check the coil by shining a flashlight down the tube. If there's any obstruction, you'll notice it. The only parts that are supposed to be there are the coil and the cotton wick running through. Chances are that some extra cotton from the wick fell off, obstructing the pin that connects the coil to the rest of the vape. If there’s nothing there, check the base. Usually you can see inside the base, and will easily notice if something is there. Take out the obstructing object, switch in a new coil if you’re feeling the vibe, and you’re good to go.

    Problem #3: Not Enough Vapor Production
    Before we troubleshoot, let’s clear up one thing. We’re not talking about how your device isn’t producing the huge clouds you see in videos - we’re talking about it's not producing as much vapor as it has in the past. Plenty of people expect their devices to produce gigantic clouds right out of the box, but don’t realize how much tweaking the pros have put into making this happen. Regardless of that, if your device isn’t producing a normal amount of vapor there's certainly a problem. The first thing you should check is the battery. Chances are that the battery is low and needs a charge. However, if that’s not true, then move to the clearomizer. Two things may be afoot here. The first could simply be low e-liquid. Easily fix this by refilling and vaping away. The other problem could be that your clearomizer has aged to completion. The atomizer inside deteriorates over time, and it could be time to replace it with a new one.

    Final Problem: No Power
    Sometimes your device just won’t turn on. This could be a battery issue, so make sure the battery is on and charged properly. However, it could be a clearomizer issue. Maybe your clearomizer isn't compatible with the battery, or more likely the connection between the clearomizer and the battery is faulty. Check that they’re properly connected, or try the clearomizer with other batteries to ensure that it works.

    Thankfully, each of these problems can be easily fixed with a little bit of careful checking. Make sure everything is working smoothly so you can make your vape sessions as amazing as possible.

  • Let Your Tank Warm Up First

    Tank

    Vaping is a new trend that has risen over the last couple of years, and slowly taken place of traditional cigarettes. Along with vaping, there are some things that those who choose to vape should keep in mind. One such key piece of advice is allowing your tank to warm up first. While this might seem a bit strange, you'll be glad you did once you've read these few bits of advice on how it can really help you.

    First things first, letting your tank warm itself up a bit before use. For anyone who's new to vaping, you always want to let your tank warm up first. As included in the instructions, this allows the coil to properly function and makes those first few inhales not quite as powerful. It also allows the wick to fully absorb the flavor/liquid from whatever e-juice you go with.

    As your safety is a number one priority, there are reasons you should know in why you should be allowing your tank to heat up. For the device to function properly it relies on that heat up period. Without it, you're not allowing the wick to get the liquid, but more importantly, you're also going to burn out the coil. Coils are fairly cheap, but over time they can really cost quite a bit of money. In order to prevent burning one out, the device needs to remain filled properly and allowed to warm up first.

    Almost like a vehicle, coils will come with resistance. The time it takes for the tank to heat up, gives it time to function properly with the rest of the vapor. The tank serves multiple purposes, and one of those is helping to heat up the liquid in the vapor. While there are a ton of flavors out there, you'll likely never want one that tastes like burnt rubber. Unfortunately, for anyone that doesn't bother to let the tank heat up, this'll be a problem that is encountered.

    When the tank warms up, it eliminates the taste of burnt rubber as you're not getting the taste of the wick and coil, but instead that of the e-liquid.

  • When Should a Vaper Start Sub-Ohm Vaping?

    Sub-ohm Vaping

    In simple terms, sub-ohm vaping is when you vape on a device that has a resistance of less than 1 ohm. The lower the resistance of the coils, the quicker it can heat up and vaporize e-liquids. Sub-ohm is only recommended for more experienced vapers, as it can be complicated and possibly a little dangerous if you do not follow the proper precautions.

    Anyone wondering when or if they should start sub-ohm vaping, should most definitely have some experience with traditional vaping. It also requires a little knowledge about vaping gear, wattage, and ohms, so doing your research is necessary. When done correctly, sub-ohm vaping can provide thicker clouds of vapor, heightened flavors as well as a new and satisfying vaping experience.

    Battery Safety

    Choosing the right battery and using it properly is probably the most important part of the setup when sub-ohm vaping. Much more heat is generated in low resistance coils, which strains the components of the vaping device, so novices especially should express caution. In some cases, many issues involved with this style of vaping can be avoided with the proper VV/VW regulated mods.

    Basic care for a battery involves never letting it get excessively cold or hot and ensuring that it always stays dry. If the wrappers get damaged, it's recommended to throw them out. Never trust a dented battery, it's safest to throw them away. Preferably, stick to batteries from trustworthy brands that provide high continues amp limits. Also, it's crucial that you always stay within a battery's amp limits, otherwise the battery will fail.

    Nicotine and E-Liquids

    When sub-ohm vaping, the nicotine levels can be lowered substantially because of the increased vapor being produced and inhaled on each puff. Also since more power is being sent to the low resistance coils, e-liquids are vaporized much more efficiently and absorbed better through the lungs. The large majority of vapers will want to drop below 6 mg when trying sub-ohm, regardless of their previous strength, some even remove it entirely.

    Typically, people who enjoy sub-ohm vaping will stick to e-liquids with high ratios of VG, since it provides a throat hit that's much softer compared to PG. With the increased intensity of sub-ohm vaping, this is usually necessary. Higher amounts of VG also creates larger and thicker clouds of vaper. There's also no need to worry about flavor with a high VG ratio since the higher volumes of vapor enhance the flavor without the need of PG.

    These are the basics for vapers looking to venture into sub-ohm territory. As always, proper research and care should be taken before getting started. Quality equipment and batteries are an absolute necessity for a good and safe experience. While they aren't necessary, learning about mods can also help with sub-ohm vaping, to help reduce risks with increased heat. Cloud makers and advanced vapers who like working on and rebuilding their devices will especially enjoy sub-ohm vaping.

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