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Throat Burn from a new e-juice?

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  1. Thedudeist

    Thedudeist Full Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    I'm using the smok devilkin, and i acquired a new e-juice, crunchy squares. 3mg (0.3%) nic, about half the time i take a hit it burns my throat at varying levels. Very unpleasant, twisting the cap and shaking it a bit seems to help for some reason. It hasnt happened with other flavors. Any idea why this is happening? is the e-juice faulty or something?
    edit: 70vg/30pg, its what most of the juices i vape are at.
     
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  2. classwife

    classwife Admin
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    Moved you to General Vaping Discussion from Ask the Veterans so you can get help now - not in several days
     
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  3. Vapefiend

    Vapefiend Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Connecticut
    Is it a cereal flavor? I tried a captain crunch berry flavor once that burned my throat; I forget the name but there’s an additive to get that cereal flavor note that did not agree with me. Could be the same for you? Just shooting out ideas.
     
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  4. englishmick

    englishmick Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2014
    Naptown, Indiana
    Could be it has some alcohol in it. Try leaving the cap off for a while just in case it's that.
     
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  5. Jack H

    Jack H Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 4, 2014
    Kunming, China
    Play with your settings. Different juice = different settings.
     
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  6. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    The Villages, FL
    Citrus flavors can sometimes be harsh.
     
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  7. Thedudeist

    Thedudeist Full Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Thanks again admin. Yeah its a cereal flavor.
     
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  8. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    Do you have any idea when the juice was made? Sometimes they can be a little harsh or chemically when fresh mixed and need steeping time to mellow out. Breathing too much can lessen flavor though.
     
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  9. Rangertrix

    Rangertrix Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 5, 2013
    Collinsville, OK
    Is there a burned taste or is it just harsh?

    If opening the fill cap on your tank makes it go away then you could be having a wicking issue.
    Either your coil is bad, your vaping at too high a wattage, the liquid is too thick, chain vaping and not allowing coil to wick up more juice before next vape, etc.

    Basically, if your coil isn't wicking fast enough and you open the fill cap, it breaks the vacuum and 'floods' the coil with liquid. Because the wick is dry you don't get gurgling because the wick soaks it up.

    Everytime a coil is hit when it is slightly dry or drying out it will wick less efficiently each time.

    First thing I would do is change coils. Prime new one with liquid, fill tank, and let it sit for a few minutes before using it.
    Then turn wattage way down and vape. Gradually increase the wattage until you like it and aren't getting dry or harsh hits.
     
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  10. hell_storm2004

    hell_storm2004 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2013
    Richardson, Texas, USA
    Higher PG blend maybe? Aren't PGs supposed to be more harsh than VG.
     
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  11. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    PG gives what most refer to as throat hit, more like a cigarette. Better suited for higher resistance coils.
     
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  12. Thedudeist

    Thedudeist Full Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Feels like ranger is on to something here.
    Its not the same as the throat hit you expect, where as for the most part, a throat hit makes you feel some sort of pressure that's pleasant, right? In this case its just a burn. The flavor is totally fine, but the burn is there, almost as if its too...hot? If its the wick, this means i got another bad coil -___-. Well, next time i switch out, i have a few new mesh coils, so perhaps these will work out better.
     
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  13. Thedudeist

    Thedudeist Full Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    no clue, nice video.
     
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  14. Rangertrix

    Rangertrix Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 5, 2013
    Collinsville, OK
    Try taking a straight pin and lightly poke the cotton in the slots of the coil you're using now. Not a lot and don't go crazy.
    You just want to loosen the cotton a tiny bit. It's not wicking because the cotton is packed too tight.
    Bear in mind that if you loosen the cotton too much your tank will leak.
    So go easy.

    Other way is to take a few primer pulls each time before firing.
     
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  15. Thedudeist

    Thedudeist Full Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    what is a primer pull?
     
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  16. Rangertrix

    Rangertrix Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 5, 2013
    Collinsville, OK
    Take a couple of draws without pressing the fire button.
     
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  17. Thedudeist

    Thedudeist Full Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    ooo, that helped. i tried loosening it as you said, but not entirely certain how to loosen it outside of making a few holes and moving it around.
     
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  18. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    If you are talking about putting holes in the wicking with a thin needle, usually one hole straight in works. When I've done that I twist or spin the needle so it slides in more easily without pushing the cotton around. Don't over do the holes or too much juice can come in and flood the coil.
    Also be wary of dislodging the coil itself when doing that.
    I guess this is actually a slightly different method than was mentioned above.
     
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  19. Thedudeist

    Thedudeist Full Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    another thing to try, thanks!
     
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  20. Rangertrix

    Rangertrix Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 5, 2013
    Collinsville, OK
    Yes, just make a pinhole in each open spot on coil.
     
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