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    Default Kanger Protank - Burning taste... I can't seem to get rid of it. Ideas?

    I was super anxious to receive my Vamo V2 in the mail today, along with the Kanger Protank. I filled it up with the menthol liquid I've been using in my 808's and began vaping away. At first, I kind of felt like it tasted a little different. Not a bad different, just... different. I admittedly tinkered with the voltage a little bit as well. At first I kept it low, around 3.0 to 3.2, unsure of what was the optimal. For one drag and one drag only I set it to 6 to see the difference. Immediately I didn't like it and backed it down to 3.0. More and more I began to taste a burning flavor that I didn't like. Considering the menthol juice, it tasted like mint charcoal or something... far from enjoyable. The same liquid is in my 808 and I absolutely love it.

    I did some reading online and it sounded like my one drag at 6v could have cooked something. I read up on how to do a dry burn, so I did that until I saw the coils turning red. They certainly burned off some gunk, as I could tell by the smoke coming out of the tip. But like I said, once they were burning a nice red I figured that was that. At first I felt as though the taste improved, but as I compared to the 808 I realized it wasn't anywhere near optimal yet. I decided to clean out the Protank, so I removed the liquid and ran it under hot water. I then let it soak in the hot water for quite some time. Once done, I rinsed it off again and dried it out. I reassembled everything and began to vape. Eh, still not there. I also used a Q-tip down inside the tip to see if I would pull out any dirt, but I did not. Part of me wondered if there was something in the tip that was flavoring the vape in a way I didn't like.

    At this point, I was lost on what else to do. But wait! The Protank came with a 2nd head for my convenience! I popped that sucker in, and while it is not quite as bad, it's still no where near what I'd expect. At this point, I'm honestly not in favor of the taste I'm receiving.

    Considering my camping trip coming up, I really, really want to use the Vamo. I have a pair of 650 batteries and a pair of 350 batteries. I want nothing more than to put the Vamo to use, but at this point, I'm just not finding the taste enjoyable. There is only one location locally to buy e-cigarette accessories. A pack of 5 cartomizers with 510 threads is a whopping 18 bucks. Some of you may be jaw-dropped, but I am honestly considering on picking up a pack as a fail-safe so I can at least rely on the cartomizers on my trip. Sucks, I know, but whatever.

    As a last resort, I also removed the "flavor wick" of the Protank head. I realized a large portion of the video reviews I saw on the Protank suggested doing this. Even forum posts here gave the same suggestions. I removed it, leaving the coiled wick in place, and still it didn't make a monumental difference.

    I'm curious if anybody else has any other ideas as to what I could do. I know the single draw I took at 6v was far from logical, but at the same token, how could that have affected the unused head that I swapped out after the fact? Considering I've cleaned it, removed the one wick, dryburned it, and swapped heads and am still getting an unsatisfactory vape, I'm beginning to wonder what else I can do. I'm new to this, so I acknowledge there might be tricks that I am unaware of, hence... me here posting this.

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    Here is what happened to me and maybe it will help you out... I to got the "metallic" taste that I couldn't get rid off... washed it numerous times and nothing... so I boiled the tank for 5 min and dipped it in a solution of 50/50 water and vinegar overnight... the next morning I took it out to rinse and wash it for the last time... the top part or mouth piece came out, the glue was really "jelly" like at this time, I took some samples of the glue and set aside to dry and as any mad scientist would do I tasted it and it tasted very, very close to that metallic taste I was getting... so at this point I thought I was on to something, I re-glued the top with JB Kwik and let dry for about 16hrs and then washed it... its been 4 days and so far so good.. I have not tasted the "metallic" taste no more, I think some juices are having a ''reaction'' with the exposed glue that the factory is using... hope this helps.

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    I appreciate the insight. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about ripping this gizmo apart. I just found out after posting this thread that there's a vapor shop within a 30 minute drive. Since I am getting off work early tomorrow I might devote the time to drive up along with the Vamo and Protank and see if they have any insight. If that's a dead end I may just see what alternatives they have available and go from there. So far local users are giving the place a serious thumbs up. Pricing is a bit meh from what I've heard but B&M stores gotta make a living, so as long as it's not outrageous to pick up an alternate tank that yields better results, or cartomizers for that matter, I may go that route. I just hate to do anything to it tonight if I have the option of somebody more experienced seeing it first hand in a matter of 15 hours.

    But hey, if anybody else has anymore insight, even if it's a "yeah me too and I bought xyz product and love it", I'd appreciate hearing it.

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    I always get the burnt taste with a new head, you can try pulling out the "flavor" wick that sits on top of the coil so I have been told. Before I install a head I soak both sides of the wick untill it wont take any more juice, then I install it. Uselly it takes a few drags but the burny taste goes away. Lots of Protank users will tell you that they need a little break in before they start tasting right. Any time I have dry burned a head I have killed it. I prime the crap out of it before I ever think of hitting the button
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    trust me... that wasn't my plan either... it just came apart on me so I had no choice but to clean it and fix it but it seems to have fixed the problem, I have the same coil in there also and no bad taste so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leithan View Post
    I always get the burnt taste with a new head, you can try pulling out the "flavor" wick that sits on top of the coil so I have been told. Before I install a head I soak both sides of the wick untill it wont take any more juice, then I install it. Uselly it takes a few drags but the burny taste goes away. Lots of Protank users will tell you that they need a little break in before they start tasting right. Any time I have dry burned a head I have killed it. I prime the crap out of it before I ever think of hitting the button
    I already removed the flavor wick... But are you suggesting that I should basically saturate the head/wick/whatever in liquid and then install it and vape?

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    I was getting that a lot on one of my protanks. I just changed out the head and it worked fine. I think some of the heads are duds or messed up.

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    umm... sometime after I had my first Vamo V2 everything suddenly tasted terrible. I discovered that I had somehow switched from RMS to AVG. How I did something so dumb, I do not know. I changed back to RMS and all was fine. You might consider checking all your settings on the Vamo.

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    Yeah saturate the wick before you install the head, don't give it a chance to dry burn. I have never removed the flavor wick myself, just seen it suggested by others. I have gotten the occasional bad head that no matter how I molested it, it still tasted bad. I don't even bother with new heads anymore, just rebuild the ones I got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cymric View Post
    umm... sometime after I had my first Vamo V2 everything suddenly tasted terrible. I discovered that I had somehow switched from RMS to AVG. How I did something so dumb, I do not know. I changed back to RMS and all was fine. You might consider checking all your settings on the Vamo.
    Some quick Googling suggested that RMS = N02, whereas AVG = N01. I changed this earlier. When I held down the button for 10 seconds it came up as N01, which I assume meant it WAS in N02 and switched to N01 when I did that. I did notice earlier that my volt settings changed after my 350 battery died earlier. I switched it out with a fully charged battery. I'll vape on it for a bit here and see if things change. So far I am not noticing the burning taste, but I hate to call the shots so soon. We'll see how the next 15 minutes go...

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