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Question about Smok Baby Beast coils

Discussion in 'Tanks, clearomizers and drop-in coils' started by Dana A, Feb 8, 2018.

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  1. Dana A

    Dana A Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 25, 2012
    I am new to this tank and drop in coils all together. Till now I had been using Genesis style tanks and rebuilding them myself for like the last 3 or 4 years. Anyway I had been using a .15 ohm single hole duel coil that was installed in the tank when it came. It was working great for 3 or 4 days at around 40 watts (sweet spot) with some DIY strawberry eliquid. I wanted to change flavors so I took the coil out and put it in a small plastic container to keep it from drying out so I could use it again for Strawberry later. It sat that way for maybe 3 days until I wanted to go back to strawberry so I cleaned the tank out and reinstalled the coil I had been storing. Now I have to run it at 80 watts to get the same amount of vaper it used to give me at 40 watts and it has hardly any flavor now no matter what wattage I run it at. The resistance says 0.152 and it before I changed it used to say 0.145 so a tiny bit of a change in res but not enough for that to be the problem I wouldn't think. Theoretically thinking on my part since the coil was still dripping wet when I put it back in the tank it should still work the same as before I changed it. Does anyone else store and reuse these coils like I did and if so have you had a similar problem? This is driving me crazy! If this is how it's going to be I would need like 10 tanks in order to not waste coils by storing them. Thanks in advance for any help I get:) I will check back in a little while
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  2. Eskie

    Eskie ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2016
    Hi Dana and reusing could should work fine the way your describe. My limited personal experience with drop in coils is it doesn't always work out. Those Smok coils are pretty tightly packed with cotton. If you let them dry out, especially with a sweet juice you already vaped through it you might well have just gunked it up. While it should have been in ok it might have dried out more than you thought. If you're going to frequently switch coils you might want very small plastic containers you can put them in with a bit of liquid juice to keep it well saturated until the next use, essentially mimicking leaving them in a full tank.

    I use the Q2 0.4 ohm coils with it and get decent life from a single coil of about 60-80 ml of retail juice through it, more with DIY with less flavoring. Drop in coils are simply not as convenient for frequent changes in juice like your own coil you can simply clean up and rewick. It is possible to simply transition from one juice to another by emptying the old and filling with new if the flavors are somewhat similar. There will be some overlap the first five or ten draws but then work fine after that. If they're really different types then different coils are your best option.
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  3. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    I haven't enjoyed great success with changing coils with flavor, either. I usually just run similar flavor profiles through whatever, or use the same juice per tank. But, that results in a lot of setups. Sometimes the coils just don't work the same if they've been sitting around dry for a while. Some fare better than others, but I just don't bother with it anymore....

    Sorry you are frustrated. :(

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  4. Dana A

    Dana A Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 25, 2012
    Thanks for the replies you guys. I think I will start looking for something super small that I can leave them in that will be as if in a full tank as someone said. I have 3 tanks but would need like 7 more to have all of my faves ready at all times. That's way to expensive for me after just buying 3 new mods to replace my old provari 2.5 set ups. Gotta have back ups for my back ups lol
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  5. Mr. Relentless

    Mr. Relentless Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 17, 2017
    I use drop in coils on my everyday juice and 2 drippers for flavor change. Any coil or cotton of mine that sits wet for 3 days usually jells up and is unusable.
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  6. AshKicker

    AshKicker Senior Member

    Mar 10, 2018
    The coils resistance changing like that is normal at its heated and cooled. Your all good
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