Do This One Thing to Make Your Vape Coils Last for Weeks
Over the past few years, a variety of factors in the vaping industry have combined to create one very annoying problem: burned coils. The circumstances that have led to that problem are twofold. First, the industry has consolidated around a few major e-liquid manufacturers who all produce more or less the same type of e-liquid. Second, the vaping equipment in use today burns through Vape Juice more rapidly than ever. A 30 ml bottle of e-liquid was once enough for a week or more of vaping. Today, that amount of e-liquid is barely enough to last a day. When you combine those two circumstances, you get vape coils that don’t last.
Are you sick of spending a fortune on new coils – or building new coils from scratch day after day?
What if we told you that you could change just one thing about the way you vape – and your coils would last for weeks at a time as a result?
To get that kind of coil life, here’s what you need to do:
Stop using sweetened vape juice.
Let’s explore the topic further and learn more about what’s happening with your gunky coils.
Why Does Sweetened Vape Juice Reduce Coil Life?
Sweetened vape juice reduces coil life because the sweetener that e-liquid companies use is sucralose (Splenda). When it’s heated, sucralose doesn’t vaporize – it caramelizes. The caramelized sucralose sticks to your coil, and as the layer of residue becomes thicker, it begins to burn.
We call that residue coil gunk.
The sweeter your vape juice is, the more quickly coil gunk will form – and today’s mainstream e-liquids are so heavily sweetened that they taste almost like candy.
The more vape juice you use, the more quickly coil gunk will form – and a quadruple mesh coil can go through e-liquid like nobody’s business.
In short, coil gunk isn’t a niche problem bothering a small subset of the hobbyist vaping community; it’s a big problem that causes severely reduced coil life for virtually every person who buys bottled vape juice.
How to Identify a Gunky Coil
Is coil gunk the thing that’s causing you to experience poor coil life? The easiest way to tell is by looking at your coils when you replace them. If the coil is dark and covered with a black, shiny substance, you’ve got coil gunk caused by sweetened vape juice.
How does coil gunk affect the vaping experience? The effects are so obvious that they’re nearly impossible to miss.
At first, you’ll notice that your e-liquid doesn’t taste the same as it did when you first started using the coil. The juice’s subtle nuances will stop coming through. As you continue vaping, the taste of burned sugar will start to creep in. Finally, the thick layer of gunk begins to choke off the flow of e-liquid to the coil. The gunk burns, and you experience a sensation similar to that of a dry hit. The coil is done – and it can happen very quickly.
A heavily sweetened e-liquid can ruin a coil in less than a full day of heavy vaping.
Coil gunk isn’t the only problem that leads to poor coil life. If you get a burned taste when vaping and remove the coil from your tank only to find that it’s still shiny and white, it’s likely that you’ve burned the coil’s wick. You can take the coil apart to confirm that. You’ll see a black spot on the wick after unwrapping it from the coil.
How to Find Unsweetened Vape Juice
The first thing you need to know about unsweetened vape juice is that it may not be easy to find. Over the past several years, the mainstream vaping industry has consolidated around a few major brands that now have distribution in virtually every vape shop in the country. Everyone loves sweet things, so many of those vape juice brands add sucralose to all of their products to satisfy consumer demand.
Unsweetened e-liquid, on the other hand, has become something of a niche product. If they’re knowledgeable, the attendants at your local vape shop can tell you which products don’t contain sucralose.
You can also find unsweetened vape juice from older e-liquid manufacturers that are still in business; dozens of older e-liquid makers are still out there and still selling direct to the public through their websites. The e-liquid makers that didn’t add sucralose to their products before 2016 – when the FDA froze the vaping market – still aren’t using it.
What’s It Like to Use Unsweetened Vape Juice?
When foods and beverages stimulate your palate’s sweet receptors, you derive pleasure from it. That’s why people buy cookies, candy and soda. If eating junk food wasn’t an intensely pleasurable experience, no one would bother buying it.
The same is true of vape juice – but it’s only true to an extent. You’ll realize why this is when you try a truly great unsweetened e-liquid for the first time. You might think that you love sweetened vape juice, but that’s partially just because the sucralose has your brain so stimulated that you can’t taste the e-liquid’s other flavor notes.
Have you ever looked at the forums or Reddit groups for DIY vape juice? You’ll notice a common thread among those discussion groups: People who really enjoy the art of e-liquid making consider sucralose a crutch to disguise an e-liquid that’s cheap or simply doesn’t have a good flavor on its own.
When talking about sucralose, most DIY vape juice makers say the same thing: Most vape juice flavors – and vegetable glycerin itself – are sweet on their own. Why would anyone need to add sweetener to an e-liquid that’s already sweet? Sucralose just covers the other flavors in a good vape juice.
Vaping a great unsweetened e-liquid is a bit like drinking a glass of wine rather than drinking a can of Coke. They’re both sweet, but one has a complex and nuanced flavor, and the other just brings you pleasure by tickling your sweet receptors. When you find the right e-liquid, you’ll never want to inhale burning sucralose again.
Come back and thank us when you see how much you’ve saved on coils in the first month.