The three most important things when it comes to getting a truly satisfying vape are throat hit, vapour density and flavour. Everybody’s tastes and requirements are different, so it can take a little time to find your perfect combination.
To get the right throat hit, you will want to consider your nicotine strength and the propylene glycol & vegetable glycerine ratio of your e liquid. For vapour density, you’ll also benefit from trying out different ratios of PG/VG as well as any adjustable settings your device has and the coil options available.
When it comes to flavour, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you always get the very best tasting vapour. In this article we focus on these to help guide you towards getting the best flavour from your vape juice.
Choose the Right Coil
A coil is a small, removeable metal component that fits inside the tank of a vape kit. It contains the coil wire and a cotton wick. The cotton wick soaks up the e-liquid whilst the coil wire heats the juice up and turns it into vapour.
Every device and vape tank has it’s own dedicated coils, so firstly it’s important to make sure you buy the correct replacement coils for your kit.
Some tanks and devices have a variety of compatible coils, often with a different ‘ohm’ rating. It’s useful to know a little more about what these ohm ratings mean in order to select the right type of e liquid.
Coils With a Rating At 1.0 Ohm or Above
Coils with at least 1.0 ohm resistance are designed for ‘mouth-to-lung’ vaping. They produce a subtle, cool vapour with intense flavour.
Often, these coils are best suited to beginners as they are designed for a vaping style that’s most similar to how smoke is inhaled from a cigarette.
Coils With a Rating Below 1.0 Ohm
Coils with under 1.0 ohm resistance are sometimes referred to as ‘sub ohm’ coils and are suitable for a direct-to-lung vaping style. This means the vapour is inhaled directly into the lungs from the e-cigarette. Sub ohm coils produce bigger clouds of warm, dense vapour.
For this reason, these coils are usually best suited to more experienced vapers. However, coils at 0.6 to 0.8 ohm can be a good option for new vapers who would like a warmer, thicker vapour.
Coils with less than 1 ohm resistance should be used with e liquids with at least 50% VG (vegetable glycerine). It is also recommended to use lower nicotine strengths with these coils to avoid a harsh throat hit.