Dry hits are the bane of a vaper’s existence. One minute you’re enjoying some tasty vapor, and the next minute you have a disgusting tire fire in your mouth. Yuck. Nobody wants that. The majority of vapers, both new and old, have experienced dry hits. It’s never pleasant to have that tasty e-juice suddenly take a turn for the gross. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prevent this experience from occurring.
Dry hits occur when the atomizer, or coil, heats up but doesn’t have enough e-juice to vaporize. This causes the wick assembly to dry out quickly, which can char the liquid and produce unpleasant flavors. This can happen for many reasons.
One reason, is that the voltage or wattage settings on your battery may be set too high. This makes the atomizer heat up so quickly, that the liquid does not have enough time to saturate the wick after it’s vaporized. Turning the voltage or wattage down may help to alleviate the problem.
Another reason that dry hits occur is due to airflow control. Some tanks have an adjustable airflow setting. If that airflow is completely open, that means that air moves more freely across the coil and wick assembly. When this happens, the act of drawing air through the atomizer is not enough to pull more liquid into the wick. This causes the wick to dry out quickly, and produce those nasty dry hits.
Another common reason for dry hits in a tank is coil gunking. Your coil is constantly heating and passing e-juice through it. Over time, the coil will wear out or the liquid will leave sediments in the wick. This will prevent liquid from wicking properly, and may contribute to an overall negative experience. Make sure to change your wicks regularly, every 1-2 weeks on average, and you should avoid this problem.
Finally, make sure that your tank has enough liquid in it. I know this sounds simple, and it is, but it can happen more often than you might realize. When your tank is empty, you’re just heating up a dry wick. And a dry wick equals a bad vape.
We hope that these tips will help elevate your vapor experience to the next level. As always, feel free to leave a comment below or share this post with your friends.
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Written by: Kyle Chapman