These Are the 5 Reasons Why Your Vape Doesn’t Taste Good

When companies advertise vaping products like vape mods and e-liquids, flavor is always one of the biggest selling points – and when companies in the vaping industry say that their products taste good, it’s not just a matter of marketing. If you have friends or family members who have successfully switched from smoking to vaping, those people certainly enjoy their experiences from a flavor standpoint. Why, then, doesn’t your vape taste good? If you’re searched online for the answer to a question like “why does my vape taste burnt” and didn’t find an answer, this article is for you. You’re about to learn why your vape doesn’t taste good and what you can do to fix it.

You’re Using Sweetened E-Liquid

At first glance, the idea that your vape doesn’t taste good because you’re using sweetened e-liquid might seem completely counterintuitive. Sweet e-liquids are delicious. The fact that people love sweet flavors is a large part of why practically every mainstream e-liquid on the market today contains sucralose. The problem with sucralose as an e-liquid ingredient, though, is that it causes a dark, sticky residue to form on your vape coil over time. 

That’s because sucralose behaves much like sugar when it’s heated. It doesn’t boil and turn to vapor. Instead, it darkens and essentially turns to caramel. What happens when you overcook caramel? It turns into a black, burnt crust that’s impossible to remove from the pan. When you use heavily sweetened e-liquids, the same thing is happening to your vape coil – and that’s causing your vape to develop a burnt, deeply caramelized flavor.

So, what’s the solution if sweetened e-liquid is causing your vape to taste bad? In this case, you basically have two options. Your first option is to switch to an e-liquid that’s not sweetened. Your coils will last much longer before they start to taste burnt. You might not like that option, though, if you’re completely happy with the e-liquid you’re already using and don’t want to change it. In that case, you can continue using your current e-liquid but should plan to replace your coils more often to maintain the best possible flavor.

You’re Using the Wrong E-Liquid Flavor

The second reason why your vape might not taste good isn’t because of a problem with your equipment and actually has everything to do with your own personal taste. There are hundreds of different e-liquid flavors in the world today, and the reason why there are so many choices available is because taste is subjective. The fact that a particular e-liquid is very popular doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll like it. Vaping is really a long-tail industry; there’s no single vape juice flavor so popular that no one can keep it in stock. That’s because different people have different preferences.

What does that mean for you? It means that if you don’t like the flavor of your e-liquid, there’s a good chance that you’re simply not using the right vape juice for your taste. The fact that a particular e-liquid has a fancy package and is popular at your local vape shop doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll love it. Don’t stop experimenting until you find the flavor that’s perfect for you.

You’re Using the Wrong Nicotine Strength

Did you know that nicotine has a flavor? It tastes a bit peppery. You may have never noticed the peppery flavor of nicotine as a cigarette smoker, though, because smoke tends to overpower other flavors. E-liquid obviously doesn’t have the harsh flavor of cigarette smoke, and that makes the flavor of the nicotine much more evident.

When you vape, the way that you interpret the nicotine component of your e-liquid’s flavor has a lot to do with whether the nicotine strength that you’re using is right for your needs. If you have higher nicotine requirements, you’ll hardly notice the peppery flavor of the nicotine even if you’re using a high-strength e-liquid. If you taste a peppery harshness when vaping and find the flavor overwhelming and unpleasant, you probably need to switch to a lower nicotine strength. 

Your Vape Mod’s Power Level Is Too High

Are you using a vape mod with adjustable power? If you are, you have the ability to fine-tune the warmth and intensity of the vapor to suit your needs. That’s a great thing for expert vapers, but it’s a potential problem for newer vapers because having the freedom to adjust the wattage of your vaping device means that you can potentially set the power high enough to damage your vape coil. 

The reason why high-wattage vaping can damage your coil is because most vape coils have cotton wicks. The wick is wrapped around the coil’s heating element – and since it touches the heating element, it must remain wet at all times. Otherwise, it can burn. If a coil’s wick burns, it’ll ruin the coil’s flavor forever. 

When you buy replacement coils for your vape tank, you’ll see a suggested wattage range printed on the box and etched into the coils themselves. Set your device to a power level within that range to avoid burning the wick.

You’re Installing New Coils Incorrectly

There are two situations in vaping that are likely to result in damage to your coil’s wick. The first situation is setting your device’s wattage too high, as described above. It’s also possible, though, to burn the wick when you use a new coil for the first time. That can happen if you don’t follow the correct procedure when installing the coil. 

To ensure that your vape coil will always produce the best possible flavor, the wick needs to be completely saturated with e-liquid at all times – and that begins with installing the coil correctly. Before installing a new coil in your tank, put a little e-liquid on each of the coil’s wick openings. You’ll find the openings on the side of the coil, and you can also put a little e-liquid down the center of the coil as well. That’s called priming the coil. After you’ve done that, you can install the coil and fill the tank. Allow the coil to rest for several minutes before you begin using it. That’ll ensure that the wick will be completely wet.  


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