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New coils don’t taste right.

Discussion in 'New Members Forum' started by Steveslost, Jul 18, 2020.

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  1. Steveslost

    Steveslost New Member

    Jul 18, 2020
    I have a SMOK morph 219, didn’t have any issues with smoking high nicotine juices before but my last 3 coils have all taste burnt as soon as I start using them. Of course I’ve primed them and waited a fair amount of time before heating up the coil. I used my fathers juice last night and sure enough the vape worked just fine. Like I said I’ve never had problems using 6 mg or 9 mg even higher. But now the only way it works is with 3mg mixed with 0mg
     
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  2. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Hi Steveslost. Welcome to the ECF.

    Maybe the Wattage you are using for that Batch of Coils is too High?
     
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  3. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Welcome to ECF, Steveslost.
     
  4. Mordacai

    Mordacai Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2019
    UK
    Hello @Steveslost, mod output could well be off.

    The reason that I think this is I had something similar happen with a Procolour, the short story is I replaced it with something that wasn't SMOK.
     
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  5. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Start new coils off with lower wattage and work your way up every few hits. Smok coils are notorious for poor quality control so could just be a bad batch.
     
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  6. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    I agree with my learned colleagues above. Burnt taste has nothing to do with nicotine strength. It's an indication that 1) your wattage is too high, 2) your wicking in not good, 3) your airflow is no good.

    So, lower your wattage. Is your eliquid VG heavy? Maybe you could thin it out a little with some PG or distilled water?
     
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  7. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
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  8. MyMagicMist

    MyMagicMist Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2014
    WV, USA
    Considering these both try to wick so that you've got about a .50 mm hole in the top section of the coil open.

    Here let me better illustrate with a quick text drawing: (-)

    Looking at it on the side of an open coil you'll see what seems an open tube through the coil atop the wick material. The wick material will just lay on the bottom portion of the coil. I often find this helps avoid dry hits, burnt tastes. It also improves your airflow overall.

    As far as wick length, just enough to brush over the bottom of your deck's juice wells. Any more than that is wasted and leads to blocking airflow. Rayon holds juice a little better than cotton and won't dry out as quickly on you. Though you don't want to dry hit rayon.

    Muji cotton I find is about the best cotton to use. You can get it on Fast Tech, apologies for not linking to it. I don't do any promotional type of stuff, I'm just too busy at the moment to link. *chuckles* It doesn't cost a fortune for Muji cotton. Think I got a 190 pad pack for less than $8.00 USD and I've given some away, still got plenty. :)
     
  9. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    Pour some juice into a shot glass and soak the coil in it for 30 minutes, then dry it off, blow out the center hole, and vape it. Some coils are hard to get saturated if you don't prime them. You can re-use the juice from the shot glass. Pour it back into the bottle.
     
  10. SlowTalker

    SlowTalker Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2010
    Ohio
    Clean the coils before you use them. Pre-made coils that are machine can have a machine oils residue, same as a new tank. I don't have anymore harsh break-in periods with new coils since I started cleaning them first.
     
  11. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    I'll take a new coil, put a few drops of juice in all the holes around the sides, drop juice down inside the coil and thoroughly soak the cotton. Then after I put everything together, I'll close off the airflow and take several pills on the vape without firing it, just to make sure its pulling juice into the wicking. Then, starting at a lower wattage I'll vape for a few mins, increasing the wattage every few hits till I get up to my desired level. I can accomplish this in less than 15 mins from start to final watt setting and I never get a burnt coil. At least not until I've used it a couple weeks and then when you get a burnt taste you know the coil is ready to change out. Burnt coil at the beginning is almost always user error aside from a truly defective coil. And in all honesty, I've never seen a defective new coil. I tend to think the "defective " coil is an excuse for user error, knowingly or not.
     
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  12. vaper1960

    vaper1960 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2019
    California, US
    I disagree... once in a while you just get a defective coil, then the next one is fine.
    I agree about doing "primer puffs"... good tip!
     
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  13. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    I agree.

    And the OP clearly stated that he primed his coil, so there's that.
     
  14. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    I'm not sure we're talking about the same thing. The OP uses pre-made drop-in coils. Sorry if I wasn't clear--when I said "your wicking is not good," I meant "your coil is not wicking properly" for whatever reason. Mental shortcut.
     
  15. smacuser

    smacuser Vapid Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 22, 2012
    Vape Augustine, FL
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  16. MyMagicMist

    MyMagicMist Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2014
    WV, USA
    Ah, okay the drop in coil assembly type, hm, different story then. Bugger. Sorry.
     
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  17. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    FWIW, I agree with everything you said in your post. ;)
     
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  18. MyMagicMist

    MyMagicMist Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2014
    WV, USA
    I see how it goes, and goes. *chuckles* Thank you. Thought I was on to something at least half right. *grin* Please excuse me, off to do the novel drafting stuff.
     
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  19. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    Another hit and run it seems.
     
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  20. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    Probably trying to get his 5 posts done so he can access the rest of the board.
     

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