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Heeeelp, gross aftertaste!

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  1. KairoKura

    KairoKura New Member

    Jul 14, 2017
    I've been vaping for a couple months, currently I have a first Gen eGo Aio and a Smok V8 stick (running the .15ohm). Both of these are running different juices, Mod Fuel's Javelin (3mg) in the V8 and a local brew half mixed with vaping.com's Watermelon Strawberry flavor (0mg local 6mg watermelon strawberry ≈3mg overall).

    For some reason, both sticks running different ohms, wattages, voltages, and juices are giving me the exact same horrifically disgusting aftertaste after a few hits. It's completely indescribable, but strong as hell.

    This is a bit of an issue for me since I started vaping with nicotine and kinda can't go away for too long at a time without symptoms.... Halp
     
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  2. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    Hi,
    Have you cleaned the devices recently with ISO/Isopropyl alcohol?
    Are the coil heads new?
    Have you tasted the juice from the back of your hand or a finger?
    Could an air freshener/cleaning product have been used around your devices that may have left a residue?

    cheers
    I
     
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  3. KairoKura

    KairoKura New Member

    Jul 14, 2017
    My V8 (and it's coil) is brand new, only a couple days. My ego aio is older by a few months but it's well cleaned. Both juices taste and smell okay by themselves... I'm kinda out of ideas
     
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  4. Coastal Cowboy

    Coastal Cowboy This aggression will not stand, man! Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    Alabama Gulf Coast
    Vaper's tongue?
     
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  5. AXIOM_1

    AXIOM_1 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2015
    my own mind
    Strange for sure....... The only variables that can cause bad taste is the tank or the juice..... and the only things in a tank that can cause bad taste are the coils, wick, or a filthy tank.... Like @Izan pointed out, chemicals or other contaminants near your vape gear can cause problems..... Whenever I get bad tastes the first place I check is the wick as 9 times out of 10 that is always the problem........ If you think about it, there are not too many things that can alter the taste of a vape.... There is always talk around here of vapor's tongue although I have never experienced it.
     
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  6. KairoKura

    KairoKura New Member

    Jul 14, 2017
    I've seen another thread that mentioned vaper's tongue but I haven't been vaping for more than a month and a half, and I find it odd that both of my devices running different juices are causing the same result. Honestly I can get around it by exhaling through my nose but... it's still pretty annoying
     
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  7. djsvapour

    djsvapour ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2012
    England and Wales
    Ask yourself - When does vaper's tongue hit the worst?

    1 month and a half is spot on the worst time for many people. Not all, but for sure... a lot....

    Could be.
     
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  8. Aus11

    Aus11 Senior Member Verified Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Hollywood, FL
    I have been vaping for a year and I still really do not know how to fix vapers tongue.
     
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  9. AXIOM_1

    AXIOM_1 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2015
    my own mind
    Since BOTH of your devices are exhibiting bad taste, then that is all the more reason to suspect vaper's tongue... If something was wrong with a coil/wick then just one of your devices would have poor taste.... You can also rule out the juice since you say it is fine.... The problem then seems to be with you.... in other words, you might have vaper's tongue ...
     
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  10. ChelsB

    ChelsB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Dec 12, 2016
    California
    I have a similar problem where every once in a while my juice will have an unpleasant aftertaste. It goes away in about a day and I'm back to loving my all day vape. I have no idea why this happens. Good luck!
     
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  11. ChelsB

    ChelsB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Dec 12, 2016
    California
    Same here. None of the tips I've received work (vigorously brushing my tongue, pickle juice or lemon). Hopefully we'll find a solution here!
     
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  12. Coastal Cowboy

    Coastal Cowboy This aggression will not stand, man! Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    Alabama Gulf Coast
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  13. Aus11

    Aus11 Senior Member Verified Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Hollywood, FL
    Another I heard was smelling strong coffee grounds because your sense if taste has quite a lot to do with smell. But it didnt work for me. Maybe itll help you haha.
     
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  14. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Welcome and glad you joined.
    There are many reasons why you may be getting poor aftertaste, some of the reasons have been compiled below.
    Might like to read:
    http://diyordievaping.com/2016/02/26/why-is-my-ejuice-harsh-beginner-diy-ejuice-tips/
    Allergies, Conditions and E-Liquid - The Complete Guide to E-Cig Safety
    Wattage vs. Flavor | E-Cigarette Forum
    How to adjust your base to reduce that peppery harsh Nicotine taste | E-Cigarette Forum
     
  15. listopencil

    listopencil Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 28, 2017
    In Partibus Infidelium
    I have found that a citrus+menthol juice is pretty good at cleansing the palate. Or if you can find a very, very tart flavor that makes your mouth water a bit. Also you can cleanse your palate the old fashioned way with food and/or beverages. Some fresh lemonade with a real lemon and a small amount of your sweetener of choice may do the trick.
     
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  16. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    I've been vaping 3yrs & every so often none of my vapes make me happy. Usually goes away within a day or two. Common issue. As for vapor's tongue - I drink more water than I used to & it helps. I only use devices that lets me regulate watts, keeps my wicks cleaner if I can lower watts when chain vaping.
     
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  17. go_player

    go_player Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    USA
    I DIY, so I'm both susceptible to this (cause testing lots of flavors and overloading my nose) and equipped to deal with it. When I start having a hard time tasting things I just switch to unflavored juice, or FA Fuji mixed at 0.5% for a bit. Mmm- FA Fuji.

    That said, the main reason people get vaper's tongue, I think, is because commercial juice is generally insanely over-flavored (and over-sweetened, though I don't know that that contributes to vaper's tongue.) That makes it taste good in the store when you first try it, especially if you're a recent or current smoker with a dull palate, but your nose can only take so much before it decides to shut down and stop smelling things. It's like how you can't smell yourself (which is why I take a shower at least once a month, whether I think I need it or not) or your house.

    It's hard to talk about flavor percentages in juice, because different concentrates differ so much in strength. But a lot of commercial juices use TPA and FW flavors at like 20-30%. In contrast, the juice I am vaping right now is about 7% flavoring, 4% of it TFA Pear, and while it has a number of problems, weak flavor is not one of them. 4% TFA Pear turns out to be too much TFA Pear. I can see this recipe going somewhere, but unless I add another layer to it it will likely wind up at 4-5% flavoring, and have a strong flavor at that percentage.

    I really think this is the main source of vaper's tongue. Most commercial juice uses flavors at _way_ higher concentrations than is sensible, and yeah, your sniffer _is_ going to shut off if you try to vape that many flavor molecules in one day.
     
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  18. KairoKura

    KairoKura New Member

    Jul 14, 2017
    Honestly I don't think I can call it an aftertaste... I notice it as I'm exhaling, and the new odd flavor completely overpowers the flavor of the vape, but once I'm done breathing out it seems to be gone. 8/
     
  19. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Try adding a little honeysuckle to pear. Sounds odd, but so delicious!
     
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  20. Craybee

    Craybee Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2013
    Washington, DC
    Gross Aftertaste would be an awesome name for a band.
     
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