10 tips to hunt for the best tasting E liquids
For every vaper, the most important thing is a solid and nuanced cloud flavor when vaping. Guides and tips for lots of steam are everywhere. What isn't easy to find is a guide explaining how to get the most out of your e-liquid.
How to get the maximum flavor out of an e-cigarette? Tips for taste seekers.
Below are 10 rules to follow to fully enjoy the richness of flavor and aroma while vaping.
1. Correct selection of coil heads and temperature.
Adjusting these elements is the easiest way to enhance the taste of your e-liquid. Why is it so important? This is because some flavors evaporate at different temperatures, and your settings (combined with the resistance of the coil head) determine how hot your winding gets. For lovers of good taste, this is the biggest advantage of devices with variable power/voltage. The best tip is to start with a low setting and then work your way up until you find the perfect spot. Each e-juice has a different excellent point and you have to experiment with each flavor. One liquid tastes best at 20W, and the other only at 35W shows its full potential. However, if we take this into account, it is the temperature at the tip of the coil that makes the biggest difference. Temperature controlled units limit the maximum temperature in the heating head and make it ideal for aromatizers.
2. Correct airflow setting
For cloud chasers, a large, open airflow is important. When a lot of air flows through the head of the coil, the vapor becomes less dense, but just flows out and produces huge clouds. The disadvantage is that it impairs the taste. A better approach is to make the air intake smaller. This produces a warmer, denser vapor that provides a much better flavor. Airflow control makes this task easier. However, you need to find a solution that is right for you. If the air inlet is too small, a small amount of steam is produced which may be too warm.
As with adjusting the coil heads, start with a relatively closed air intake, then gradually open it up until you find the perfect balance for your taste. There is even more to consider. If you have a relatively wide clearomizer head, reducing the airflow can make the throat hit feel rougher. The same applies to self-retracting TANKS with a large chamber. It is good advice to use smaller diameter coil heads and smaller chambers where possible to help with limited airflow.
3. Choosing the right clearomizer
The type of clearomizer you choose will play a big role in the taste of your e-cigarette. Personal preference is important, but there are also some general rules for getting the best flavor. Simple clearomizers that have a clearomizer head with an upper coil are becoming less and less popular. The coil head sits above the center stem in the tank and is dependent on fluid being drawn into the wick against the force of gravity. The result can be inefficient liquid flow and therefore less flavor.
Bottom coil clearomizers like the Boge CE5 have made progress. Gravity works for you because the coil head is at the bottom of the center stem and the wick doesn't have to suck in fluid.
The next step in overall performance is the Sub Ohm tank. Sub Ohm tanks support coil heads with less than one ohm resistance. Examples are the Aspire Atlantis Evo or the Eleaf Lemo. These clearomizers greatly increase vapor production compared to bottom coil clearomizers and often improve the flavor as well. The most important factor is the diameter of the coil head. The trend towards larger diameters leads to more airflow through the coil and may result in less flavor. In most cases, it is better to choose a subohm tank with small diameter clearomizers. These coil heads (and the clearomizers they are suitable for) are often praised for helping with vaping. However, such clearomizers are not necessarily easy to find, so clearomizers with smaller coil heads, such as the Aspire Nautilus, are often better suited for flavor production.
4. DIY Windings - Cotton
For many vaping fans, self-winding tanks are the best solution. However, to decide on this solution, you need to have more experience. By making your own windings, you can perfectly match the resistance of the heating wire. However, technically it has to be done very correctly. As you can see, the possibilities are endless. The material used for the wick can have a huge impact on the resulting flavor. Silicates were initially the standard for e-cigarettes, but they suppress the taste of e-liquids. This is one of the reasons why cotton has replaced the standard wick material in many Clearomizer models. Koh-Gen-Do cotton blouses made of organic cotton have been the most popular for a long time. The most recommended is Japanese organic cotton. They can be purchased in our store and are standard on many pre-made Clearomizer heads. This cotton provides a very clean e-juice flavor and also has good absorption properties.
Japanese cotton is not everyone's favorite. Other possibilities are, for example, cellular cotton. Ceramic wicks are also making a comeback. Not only are they heat-resistant (and often last longer), but they also provide a fantastic flavor that many steamers swear by. (Please note that there are some safety concerns with ceramic coils.)
Test different possibilities, but generally with any high-quality cotton or modern ceramic wick you will get excellent flavor results. In addition to the moisture-wicking material, the resistance wire used is also very important in the vaping process. Kanthal is still the most widely used material and provides a clean, natural e-juice flavor. The biggest change in recent years has been the introduction of temperature control. Therefore, new types of heads c with windings were introduced, e.g. Nickel, Titanium or Stainless Steel. Nickel is just as powerful as Kanthal, titanium and stainless steel can add a slight metallic component to the flavor.
The difference between these materials won't be particularly large, but if you notice that your liquid isn't as bright as usual when you switch to temperature control, the material of the wire may be the culprit.
5. E-liquid with more PG
The important thing in e-liquid is the right PG/VG ratio. Vapers who are fans of huge clouds prefer E-juices with a high content of VG, because due to their chemical structure, they are ideal for this purpose. Unfortunately, the disadvantage of this solution is the limited taste. It is true that we will find a hint of sweetness in it, but compared to PG it is meager.
Choosing e-juices with a higher PG content generally leads to a better taste. Of course, PG is not without its flaws. It is a great carrier of flavor, but causes more pressure in the throat.
In my humble opinion, the 50PG/50VG ratio is perfect for getting the right flavor and dense cloud. If cloud volume isn't your primary vaping goal, don't be afraid to experiment. Try other solutions in concentrations of 60% or 70% PG in search of the perfect taste.
6. Air flow under the heater head promotes flavor
Just like the strength of the airflow, the location of the vents is also important. The air holes on most clearomizers are available on the sides of the coil head, and while this may work well, there is a better design.
When the air holes are below the coil head, the direct route to the mouth enhances the taste. Some Sub Ohm clearomizers use this as a standard and this is one of the reasons they can produce such a good flavor.
The location of the ventilation openings is especially important for taste enthusiasts who are looking for advantages. Look for options with airflow from the bottom, not the sides.
7. Choosing a Drip Tip
You may not think that the drip tip you use affects the taste, but you are wrong. Modern Clearomizers offer amazing solutions for creating cool, large and aromatic clouds. However, this is not ideal for many vapers. If you have a TANK with a very wide drip tip, changing to a narrower one may improve the taste. Not everyone agrees on this point, but generally narrow drips improve the taste. Of course, this does not have the same effect as airflow.
8. Cleanliness of wicks, windings and tanks
The simple fact is that fresh coil heads and clean wicks provide better flavor. The basic idea remains unchanged: E-Liquid tastes better with fresh wicks, windings and reservoirs. You do not need to rinse or change the head before each fluid change, but after 1-2 days of use, the taste will be incomparably worse than at the beginning. Rinsing the coil heads can extend their life and improve flavor in some cases.
In our Clearomizer guide you will find a more detailed guide, but the principle of operation is simple. Disassemble the clearomizer, rinse the components and let them dry completely. For the comfort of vaping, it's good to have a supply of replaceable clearomizer heads on hand, because the best solution, however, is to replace the coil heads systematically. I also recommend having a few clearomizers if you want to change the taste of your e-liquid throughout the day.
9. Vaper's Tongue
Your attitudes and your material is only a part of the taste experience. The other part of the equation is you yourself and the biggest problem is that you could become a victim of the "Vaper's Tongue". Many things can trigger this condition, but the simplest way to understand it is to be a kind of "taste fatigue". The taste of your e-liquid seems to have lost its momentum after prolonged use and perhaps you even have problems with tasting liquids with a similar flavor.There are many solutions to this problem, but the simplest is the change to a whole new taste. You can, of course, also try other means of home to set your taste to zero and beat the steamer tongue: drink plenty of water, smell fresh coffee beans or even suck on a lemon.
10. Proper Handling of E-Liquid
It is important to properly store your e-juice as the quality of the flavors can deteriorate if stored incorrectly. Do not expose E-juice to heat or excessive light and minimize contact with room air to keep it in good condition.
Some e-liquids are also refined by the so-called "maturing", like fine wine, which improves its taste over time. If you let your e-juice mature, it can sometimes produce certain flavor notes properly.
How to make your e-liquid acquire a unique and noble taste?
Store your e-juice in a cool, dark place and give it a shake every now and then. You should also occasionally let the liquid "breathe" (for a short time) by leaving it open. However, this rule does not apply to all e-liquids, and the end result may not be satisfactory either. But if you want the best possible flavor, it's worth experimenting.
At the end
Taste improvement is easy, perfection is hard. These tips should help you enjoy the taste of e-liquids more widely, but of course there is much more to the search for the perfect flavor.
In the world of vaping, there are many different approaches and heated discussions about the features of different heads, clearomizers and of course many personal preferences. In short, this article may just be a guide, but the rest of your journey through the jungle of your personal taste is entirely up to you. Just follow your taste buds and don't give up in your quest for that one perfect, great taste.