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Burnt taste with Ego C Twist

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  1. palmmute

    palmmute Full Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    southern CA
    Good evening all,

    So I'm vaping away and it started to taste funny after using a cart I've used for around 1.5 weeks. I switch to another flavor I had laying around and after a few puffs it started to taste burnt. I then go and set up a whole new cart and the burnt taste is there again but even worse. It didn't even have that usual crack/sizzling noise when the button is pressed. This is all with the same battery.

    Does anyone have any ideas on what is causing this?
  2. Spanner

    Spanner Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 23, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    There are many reasons for the "burned" taste you are experiencing. First off, your atomizer is not getting the fluid, therefore burning whatever is left over on the coil and wick. Second, you could be building a vaccum in the tube / atomizer.

    There are tons of videos on You Tube that will help on solving the problem. First search Ego-C Burned then search Ego-C Atomizer Cleaning.

    Hope that helps!
  3. JCJohn23

    JCJohn23 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2012
    Prescott, AZ
    Also try checking that the threads on your twist battery are clean. Use a qtip with some 91% rubbing alcohol or some PGA if you have some, and if not just get in there and clean good with the q tips. sometimes the juice can build up in there and when it does it will cause a funny burnt taste.
  4. phanto

    phanto Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 27, 2012
    Yeah, don't blame the battery. I used to get burnt taste with carts but topping them up regularly fixed that. Burnt taste with the ego-c atomizers/tanks is a different story. The wicks are crap, which is why I switched back to carts for the time being at least.
  5. Dana A

    Dana A Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 25, 2012
    What kind of cartomizer are you using? I have never been able to use any kind of clearomizer because of this on the ego twist as well as on my Provari.
  6. Cid78

    Cid78 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 7, 2012
    I think 1.5 weeks the juice already gunked the carto that is why you get that burnt or funny taste. A carto never last more than a week for me before it need cleaning
  7. worthatry

    worthatry Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 14, 2012
    You didnt say what kind of cart you were using and what voltage. I say turn down the voltage. Fairly new myself but I know with the boge ones I have(not sure the ohms) anything over like 3.7 burns the carts.
  8. DrApex

    DrApex Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    Raleigh NC
    I remember burning through eGo C atomizers. I went through 3 replacement heads in a row.

    I finally figured out the tanks were the soft kind. These tanks were not punctured by the spike on the eGo atomizer head. So after a few nasty puffs of primer fluid, followed by burning wick taste the atomizer was french fried. Of course, I'd get a slamming headache from the primer and wick smoke. Yuk.

    I started cutting out the plug in the tank with a knife just to get the wick and the juice together.

    Not sure if this is the problem the OP had. My atomizers burnt out in seconds.

    Typed on my mobile. Please excuse typos.
  9. Spanner

    Spanner Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 23, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    I spoke a tad too soon! It figures after I finish writing into the forum, I open a new cart, fill with liquid and have the same problem! I'm getting a burned taste. I grabbed the previous cartridge, put a few drops of liquid in it and started vaping, and POOF the burned taste was gone. Hmmmm.... I put the new cart in the atomizer tube, and start vaping and a few puffs and the burned flavor came back again.

    Therefore, I was able to conclude the following:
    1. It wasn't the battery
    2. It wasn't the juice
    3. It wasn't the atomizer
    Therefore it had to be the cartridge!

    I then proceeded to pull the silicone cap off the cart that gave me the good vape, rinse it off and put it on the cart that had liquid on it. Still a burned taste. For grins, I took the new silicone cap and put it on the old cart and started vaping. The burned taste was gone!

    I've now concluded that I had a bad cartridge. I rinsed the old cartridge out, poured the new liquid into the old cart and started vaping, and everything was working again.

    But... the question remains: How do I fix a cart that's causing a burned taste? What is causing a burned taste in a new cartrdige?
    I grabed some liquid with a good amount of color to it (Raspberry). I put some in the troubled cart put the silicone cap on it and put it in my atomizer. I turned the eGo battery off (5 clicks in 2 seconds). I then tried to draw from the cart. After various strengths of draws from soft to viciously hard, I noticed that there was no air bubbles going back into the cart, thereby, the liquid wasn't going through the wick and atomizer coil to heat up and produce the vapors.

    The whole eGo system works in the same way a reverse vaccum works. You draw through the mouth piece which should send liquid through the hole on the bottom, however, in order for the vaccum to be complete, there needs to be somewhere on the cartridge that neutralizes the pressure. A-HA! I found the secret to the eGo cart! (I needed to put my Bi-Focals on for this one!)

    If you take an empty eGo cart and turn it where the mouth piece is down, you are looking at the cap part of the cartridge. The atomizer tube looks perfectly round. However, the cart is round on 2 opposite sides, and flat on the other 2 opposite sides. If you follow the flat sides of the cart, they lead up to the mouth piece of the cart. There should be openings on each side of this flat part leading into the mouth part of the cart again. This completes the air flow for the cart.

    Ok, are you following me here? A quick recap of air flow:
    You inhale through the mouth piece.
    Negative air pressure is applied down the flat sides of the cart
    Liquid gets pulled into the wick via vaccum through the bottom hole of the cartridge through the atomizer assembly.
    The wick puts liquid on the coil heating the liquid and creating the vapor.
    The vapor travels in the tube along the flat side of the cartridge back to the mouth piece.
    The mouth piece delivers the vapors.

    Ok, great wiz-kid, I took physics in college, but that still doesn't solve the burned taste!
    What is causing the burned taste is the vaccum is incomplete! The openings on the flat side of the cart are either blocked, closed, or not large enough to complete the air flow cycle described above.

    So how did I fix the problem?
    First I took an 18 gague needle and made sure the openings were big enough between the flat part of the cart and the covering flap. Be careful not to break the side coverings over the return or you could get too much vapors or liquid and cause leaking. Also, be careful not to bend those flaps, or you won't be able to fit the cart back into the atomzier tube. One side wasn't fully opened after trying to poke holes into the small part between the "flap" and the air hole openings, so I took my famous utility tool (a small thin pointy blade of my Swiss Army Knife) and gently sliding it down to make sure there was a decent opening.

    I put liquid back into the cart and TA-DA! I was vaping without any burned flavor!

    I hope this helps some people.
  10. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
    Turn the voltage down.
  11. palmmute

    palmmute Full Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    southern CA
    Thanks for the responses! I will review this thread when I get a break then will report back. I had a spare battery and things are working fine so maybe the battery is dirty.
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