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  • 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.

  • Turn Down That Wattage

    Turn Down That Wattage

    Something that many experienced vapers may overlook when they’re vaping is the wattage on their MODs. Usually just touted as a fancy number, wattage is actually an extremely important driving force for your vaping. Most vapers don't know that turning down your MOD’s wattage will actually benefit the experience, and how many different factors can effect the amount of tweaking your wattage needs.

    Here, we’ll talk about the factors that can influence how you adjust your wattage and how you can go about doing so.

    To understand why you should turn down the wattage, it’s important to know exactly what wattage is. Wattage is a measure of electrical power, and can be likened to water in a waterwheel. The power (wattage, in this analogy the output of the waterwheel) can be increased two ways. The first option is that the pressure of the water (electricity) going into the waterwheel can be increased, making the waterwheel turn faster due to the pressure of the water increasing. The other option is to increase the flow rate of the water, making the wheel turn faster due to more water hitting the wheel at once. In vapes, the component comparable to water is electricity, which's the powerhouse that heats up the atomizer. Now that we understand exactly what wattage is, we can look at some of the factors that influence your wattage tweaking.

    The first factor that's important is MOD type. If you're running a single coil or a double coil, regulated or unregulated, variable voltage/variable wattage, or countless other types, your wattage will have to be tweaked. Running at high wattages results in coils burning out much faster - especially if running single coil, as the heat is not distributed onto two coils. It'd be wise to use lower wattage on single coil MODs (though these are very rare at this point). Variable voltage/variable wattage MODs are perfect for tweaking, as they generally have a wide range of electrical strengths that you can test and experiment with for the best vaping experience.

    Another extremely critical factor in adjusting your wattage is in the e-liquid itself. Companies making e-liquids differ in chemical composition, vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol ratios, and even in ingredients used. Each of these differences mean the e-liquid flavors will each have unique heats that bring out the best tastes. Of course, heat is directly related to wattage. Some flavors will like to be heated quite a bit, but for the most part e-liquids will taste worse the higher you crank the wattage. Keeping the wattage down may bring out some tastes you haven’t experienced yet.

    A third, often breezed by factor is the experience level of the vaper. A lot of hobbyists will see experienced MOD users crank up the wattage to get those huge clouds and assume they should automatically do the same. Realistically, those vapers have been in the game for a long time, and have tuned their vapes for maximum flavor, cloud size, and heat efficiency. Newer vapers may not have the equipment to do the same, even if their MODs have the ability to match wattages. Higher-level vapers often wrap their own coils, allowing them to run high wattages without fear of immediately burning the coils out. They have endlessly experimented with resistances and flavors, something that newer vapers may not have done yet.

    As you can see, these are just a few of the factors that go into wattage levels than the obvious. It may be smart to turn down your wattage before your next vape session - you never know what may happen.

  • The True Feeling of Vapor


    The true feeling of vapor is like inhaling flavored air. I heard that it was going to be a similar experience to smoking when I first started years ago, but I was pleasantly surprised that it was better. Vapor has provided a much better taste and a cleaner feeling inside my lungs as well. It is clear that the vapor is far less harmful to my health than tobacco and any media source that tells you differently is being dishonest. Vaping feels much smoother than cigarettes as its going down. It does allow you some of the same sensation, but it lacks the harshness of tobacco.

    However, if you've never vaped before the feel of the vape in your mouth is much thinner than tobacco smoke and of course it lacks the taste of tobacco which's a good thing. Long time smokers tend to not notice the way tobacco makes them smell because they have become desensitized to it. But once you start substituting vaping for smoking, the smell of tobacco smoke will become apparent and it will be something that you want to avoid. The darker juices tend to create a heavier cloud and the lighter juices feel gentler as they go down.

    When you inhale vapor, it will have a wet texture to it. At first, it may take some getting used to because of that texture of wetness that cigarette smoke lacks. It is a natural reaction to gag or cough because of this. Soon your body will adjust to the new sensations of the vapor and you will feel better because rather than inhaling many harmful chemicals, you are breathing in soothing vapor that satisfies your nicotine cravings and the feeling in your lungs is lighter and healthier.

    The experience can be enhanced or changed in a couple of ways. First of all, there are a wide variety of e-liquids available on the market today. In fact, you will be able to try new flavors and styles continually and never run out of options. Your own personal taste will determine which are best for you. Not only do they vary in taste but they also vary in the amount of nicotine in them. So it's possible to wean your nicotine consumption down to absolutely nothing in a pretty short amount of time.

    The second game changer in the vaping experience is the device you use to vape with. One of the early types was the mini e-cig, this is a discrete option. It's about the size of a pen but the battery doesn’t last all that long and it doesn’t have a powerful flow into your lungs. The second option is the mid-sized. This is probably the most popular and the one that I prefer. The most popular brands are eGo & EVOD. I like this because the size is about that of a cigar and it provides a consistent flow all the time. It is a good feeling to know what type of taste and experience you are going to have. Finding the perfect device that feels right in your hand will allow the right amount of cloud in your lungs. The true feeling of vapor will allow you to feel great.

  • E-Liquids and Cartridges: The Best Options For New Vapers


    For those who wish to quit smoking and make the transition to vaping, there are some options to consider when purchasing their first electronic cigarette or vape pen. There are two methods for nicotine administration in either device; the cartridge and e-liquid. There are marked differences between the two that would fit different personalities and budgets. Though both options are far cheaper than cigarettes, you still want to purchase the right one for your vaping needs. With that said, here's a quick breakdown of each to help any new vapers out there understand what their needs might be.

    Cartridges for two piece vaping kits contain both the liquid and the atomizer. The cartridge and atomizer are single use, so they're disposed of after the liquid has run out. They're extremely simple to change out, which make them a great beginner model. There are usually more drags available in the cartridge and there's no chance of spilling the liquid. One can also purchase different concentrations of nicotine and different flavor cartridges here at Smoking Vapor. The average cartridge lasts about as long as a pack of cigarettes. (Companies usually make more available cartridge and battery options, but they do not span to different brands. Any brand of e-liquid is transferable to any pen, so mixing and matching is much more of a possibility.)

    E-liquid is a bit more versatile in terms of customization. A creative vaper can blend liquids to make new concentrations of nicotine and new flavors of liquid. The biggest perk of e-liquid is the expense. Liquids last a lot longer than disposable cartridge and the atomizer is re-usable so a vaper ends up saving significant amounts of money. The liquid method does require more work to refill, as it manually has to be dropped into the chamber through the cotton. Some people actually prefer the manual method, as it familiarizes them with their device in case they want to repair or modify it.

    Cartridges are recommended for most beginners simply because of the ease of transition. Because there's less work involved in reloading the device, beginners can get used to vaping and develop their personal taste and style. Then, if they're interested in saving more money in the long-run as well as having advanced customization options, they can move on to e-liquids. The ambitious spirit can transition straight to e-liquids, but everyone should try both methods just to make sure they're once again not wasting money and getting the most satisfying vape experience possible.

  • New to Vaping: Do You Choose a Disposable or Starter Kit?

    Disposable or Starter Kit

    Congratulations to you if you recently gave up on traditional tobacco smoking and moved to vaping. Since you recently started, you most certainly do need to learn a few tips. This'll go a long way in preventing you from backsliding to traditional smoking due to frustrations. For beginners in the world of vaping, it's important that they're aware of the differences between starter kits and disposable e-cigarettes.

    When comparing the affordability of this vaping devices, disposable e-cigarettes are the best choice for newbies. Disposable e-cigarettes are very cheap. As a beginner in vaping, you may not want to risk so much of your money in something that you are not sure whether you'll enjoy. Disposables provide a cheap means of experimentation. Later, if you like the experiment, you could invest in a starter kit. However, it'd be wise to purchase a starter kit once you're well settled into vaping. Though the initial cost of purchase is high, you don't have to re-buy once your flavor is exhausted. Therefore, starter kits are cost-effective in the long run.

    Ease of Use
    In comparison to starter kits, disposable e-cigs are very easy to use. Unlike starter kits, you don't have to refill them. This can be quite tricky, with some starter kits. Additionally, no recharge is required. As soon as you exhaust them you dispose them off. Also, they require no maintenance and they're available at Smoking Vapor.

    The starter kit is the greater choice to make where flavor experimentation is concerned. With a starter kit, you can refill your device with different flavors until you reach the flavor that you think's perfect. On the other hand, if you are to experiment flavors with disposable e-cigs, you end-up wasting lots of money because you've to buy multiple devices. Also, with disposable e-cigs, it's not possible for you to try mixing your flavors.

    Additionally, when it comes to nicotine levels, starter kits are the best choice. Particularly, for those who were previously heavy smokers. Since the starter kits aren't pre-filled, it allows the vaper to adjust nicotine levels according to their needs.

    There's no wrong choice between starter kits and disposable e-cigarettes. Choosing between the two is a personal decision. By considering the above, you'll be able to make a short-term decision. This is at least until you gain more experience in the world of vaping.

  • The Art of Wicking


    There are literally hundreds of e-liquid flavors and vaporizers available on today's market, making it easy  to most when it comes to finding their flavor. Another side to having all of these options with regard to vaping equipment customization and e-liquids is the confusion that comes with trying to vape for the first time. One of the more confusing aspect can be wicking the device itself.

    The wick of a vaporizer is located just under the e-liquid tank. The e-liquid passes from the tank to the atomizer by way of the wick. The wick gives the coil e-liquid which the coil then heats up and turns to vapor. Wicking your vaporizer is the process by which you replace or install a new wick. Some instructions may vary depending on what model of vaporizer is being used. Here are some tips on how to best wick your vaporizer.

    Wicking is done by winding your wick through the coils of the atomizer in your device. The best way to do this, depending on how many coils you have, is to snugly wrap your wick through each coil and cut any excess wick you may have off. If the wick's too thick, use tweezers to comb the wick. This'll remove some of the threads of the wick and make a bit easier to manipulate. After you have sized and tucked your wick through the coil(s), dip both ends of the wick in e-liquid and tuck them into the e-liquid Chanel of the device. An alternate method that is recommended by some is to fully saturate your wick and then adjust it after it has already changed shape from expanding. This method take a bit longer however for installation and wick replacement. Regardless of the what method you use, do your best to keep your e-liquid channels clear.

    Various methods of wicking will produce different outcomes in regard to vaporizer performance. Despite some of the differences between the older and newer rebuild-able atomizers, the methods of dry-prep, wicking the coils, seating the wick, and re-installation remain the same. experiment with different wicking techniques to find the one that suites you and your vaping style.

  • How Can You Tell if Your E-Liquid is Too Thick?

    eliquid too thick

    If you recently quit the bad habit of tobacco cigarette smoking and moved to vaping, thumbs up! You just made a big step in your life. Since you're new to the world of vaping, I'mm sure you must be overwhelmed by all the new things you've to learn, one of them being e-liquid properties. To optimize your vaping experience you need to learn how to maintain an e-liquid that's neither too thick nor too thick. So, how do you tell if your e-liquid is too thick?

    Ways to Tell if the E-liquid is Too Thick
    You can tell that your e-liquid is too thick by checking the VG/PG ratio. If your e-liquid has a very high Vegetable Glycerine ratio compared to the Propylene Glycol ratio, then the e-liquid is probably too thick. Vegetable glycerine is heavy and thick. Using this base tends to add that extra viscosity in e-liquids that leads to thick vapors. However, if too much of it's used, the e-liquid gets too thick.

    Importance of Identifying if an E-Liquid is Thick before Vaping
    Identifying whether your e-liquid is too thick before you begin vaping is very important. If your e-liquid is too thick, you will experience burnt flavors which is just terrible. This happens as a result of your wick getting clogged by the very thick e-liquid, therefore reducing its ability to saturate and coat the coil. Another reason why you need to identify if the e-liquid is too thick before filling into your tank is because thick e-liquids are not easy to pours into tanks. Especially, those with a filler inside. Additionally, the use of thick e-liquid will cause the constant need for you to replace your cartridge heads due to clogging up.

    If you notice that your e-liquid is too thick, then you should try thinning it a little bit. But not too much such that it gets too thin. To do so, you can carefully add a few drops of distilled or ionized water. Also, adding a few drops of vodka will help a great deal. However, you can avoid this problem all together, you can purchase e-liquids that have lower Vegetable Glycerine ratios compared to the Propylene Glycol ratio. Additionally, you can invest in a new model tank that allows for you to vape higher VG ratios without issues.

  • Let Your Tank Warm Up First


    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.

  • Your Body Will Be Your Vaping Guide


    The human body can be considered the most reliable machine that you'll ever come in contact with. In most circumstances, the body will do it's best to let you know what you're doing may cause it harm. In today's age we listen to our bodies more than ever and do our best to take care of it in most cases. I say most cases because in activities like vaping, not much is known on how to listen to our bodies. Vaping can be a fun and enjoyable experience, but anything in excess can be harmful. While enjoying an electronic cigarette, take a moment to listen to your body to make sure that an activity you enjoy isn't causing unhealthy reactions. While vaping can be fun, it's always good to know what signs to look for and how your body may react to too much vaping.

    A common signal that you may need to slow down is the feeling of being light-headed. This can happen from either vaping to much in one sitting, or vaping a higher nicotine percentage than you're normally accustom to. If this does happen, take a break from the vapor. Relax for a little bit and then continue later on, slowly. An e-cigarette or even a vaporizer is not a cigarette and shouldn't be puffed on constantly. This again can bring on the feeling of being light headed due to a lack of oxygen. Slow draws or inhalations from the device will also mitigate the woozy feelings that come from puffing to fast.

    Nausea is another common issue among those that over vape. This can be attributed also vaping too much in to short a time, or increasing the nicotine percentage by large amounts. Jumping from a high low percent to a high percentage can cause nausea or lack of concentration. This is also common among aigrette smokers that smoke too many cigarettes in too short a time. The best way to avoid this is to test how you feel by vaping e-liquids with low percentages of nicotine and slowly increase the nicotine percentage overtime. The best part about vaping is that you've the control that traditional cigarettes don't offer. Starting off with less is always better than immediately jumping into more.

    As you can see, yes vaping gives you far more control over your smoking experience than a standard cigarette do. But the key word there's "control" and in order to properly enjoy vaping, you must pay attention to how your body is responding to the level of nicotine as well as the frequency of your puffs. By doing this, you'll be able to find the perfect intersection of enjoyment and satisfaction rather than nausea and a clouded mental state.

  • Hit a "Home-Run" at Smoking Vapor

    Home Run

    With baseball season right around the corner, be prepared to hit a "home run" over at Smoking Vapor. We've been in the business since the industry started and are dedicated to offering top-notch products with excellent customer service. Whether you're a rookie or seasoned pro, we can help you get the most out of vaping with products and accessories for vapers of any level.

    Our team will not have you strike out on products, with a year long warranty and a 30-day refund policy if you're not entirely satisfied with your product. We work quick and will have your products shipped the same day in most cases, with free shipping on any purchases that exceed $49.

    A Steal On Starter Kits
    If you want to feel like an MVP, we carry starter kits that offer an exceptional vaping experience and are built with the latest technology. Each starter kit comes bases loaded with everything needed to get going and they're completely customization. The e-cigs are designed to be balanced and comfortable with a nice looking glossy shell and glowing LEDs. Starting at minor league prices of $24.95, it's easy to see the value as well as the excellent quality these devices are.

    The Starting Ace: E-Liquids and Refills
    There's no need to worry when it comes to e-liquids at Smoking Vapor. We have them with or without nicotine, offer everything you could need for refills, and pitch some of the best flavored e-liquids around. We carry many of the major league brands in the business when it comes to our e-liquids, and we also have our own personal line of flavors and carts. Whether you want a standard ratio blend or you're trying to make the largest clouds possible, every player in the game can find exactly what they are looking for.

    Hit A Grand Slam With Club Points
    Smoking Vapor created Club Points with their fans in mind, their valued customers, to offer a chance of saving money on all purchases. The more interaction you have with us on social media the more points you can earn. Being in the dugout coaching your friends into trying Smoking Vapor can also net you even more points for every purchase they make. Once you have accumulated some points, you can check their points slider when making purchases for discounts.

    With only a few days left before the season starts, make sure you've everything you need for vaping on Opening Day with Smoking Vapor. Again, regardless if you're new or experienced, we have something to offer with top-rated customer support, year long warranties, and free shipping that'll give you the best chance to hit a home run.

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