If you’re new to the world of vaping, a burnt taste in your vape can be pretty alarming. But it’s actually a more common issue then you may realise. At Zombie Vapes, we are dedicated to ensuring our customers have a positive and fun vaping experience, which is why we are pleased to present you with yet another guide full of advice and all the answers on why your vape may taste burnt with a new coil. 

Of course, if you do have a burnt tasting vape, then you will know about it. Like chewing a charred newspaper, a burnt-out vape can send vapour clouds scratching the back of your throat all the way down to your lungs, where it can even make you choke or vomit. So, it’s important that you don’t dismiss the first signs of a burnt taste as just your vape ‘heating up’ or a dodgy e-liquid. When this happens you should stop vaping immediately and take the appropriate steps to fix the problem, but trust us, you’ll want to anyway!

Why Can I Taste Burning in My Vape? 

Before you begin to panic about why your vape might taste burnt, don’t stress yourself out by thinking you have done something wrong. It is a common issue that happens to everyone and is luckily quite easy to fix. 

To put it simply, your vape tastes burnt because the wick inside your atomizer coil has dried out and burned up when it was heated. The wick is the part of your vaporizer that soaks up the e-liquid from the tank. Taking the flavour from the device to your mouth, the wick holds onto this e-liquid before it is turned into vapour when the coil heats up. However, if the wick is not fully saturated with the e-liquid when you take a puff, this material can char and leave a foul taste in your mouth. This is what many vapers call a ‘dry hit’.

How Long Should My Coil Last?

No coil will last forever, but it is important to note that different vapers will go through their coils at different speeds. If you’re a heavy vape user, then you may need to change your coil every week. Whereas others may only need to change their coil between every 2 and 3 weeks. 

Once your coil has burnt out, there isn’t much at all you can do to get rid of the taste, other than to replace the coil entirely. However, there are a couple of ways in which you can extend the life of your coil before it burns out. Whilst everyone experiences burnt coils, it is new vapers who will burn out coils more quickly because they don’t know how to properly take care of them. Keep reading for our expert advice on how you can make your coil last as long as possible. 

What Kills a Coil?

Now that you understand that a coil can burn out, it’s good to know why this happens. There are two notorious coil killers that you should be aware of, and we estimate these are responsible for around 70% of coil burnouts. If you don’t think that your coil is lasting as long as it should, then it’s most likely to be down to one of these two issues. 

  1. Chain Vaping

The first issue that is known to burn out a coil is chain vaping. This means that when you use your vape, you often take puff after puff with no real break in between. This is the most common reason for coil burnouts and is especially common for people who are new to vaping and haven’t quite mastered their technique. Although, even experienced vapers can sometimes make this mistake when their new e-liquid flavour is just a little too tasty. Chain vaping is an issue as it can damage your coil by not giving the wick enough time to soak up more e-liquid between puffs, and results in the wick drying out and burning. 

Stopping yourself from chain vaping is an easy process, and just takes a little practice to turn it into a habit. When you’re taking a puff of your vape, make sure to leave 15 or 20 seconds of breathing space in between hits. However, this can be trickier for ex-smokers who are used to taking short puffs like they would on a cigarette. To aid this, we suggest practice taking longer, slower hits and putting your vape right back in your pocket to prevent temptation.

  1. Not Priming Your Coils

It may be a case that you have a new vape coil or recently replaced your coil, and yet you’re still experiencing a burning taste? This can be incredibly frustrating and is actually quite a common problem. Some vapers are quick to blame it on a faulty coil, but new coils usually get burnt because they haven’t been primed before use. By priming your coil, we basically mean preparing it and getting the wick nice and saturated with e-juice. If you fail to correctly prime your coil before use, you risk overheating the dry wick and burning out the coil. 

Luckily, it is very easy to prime your coil and only takes a few simple steps. First, check that the coil is compatible with your device and make a note of the wattage range printed on the side of the coil. It is important that you don’t exceed this while you’re vaping or the coil could pop. Before putting the coil into your tank, saturate the wick by dripping a small amount of e-liquid down each of the coil holes. Most coils will have two small input holes on the side and one larger hole on the top. Apply two or three drops of vape juice to each hole until the liquid starts pooling on top of the hole. Once you have soaked the holes with vape juice, you should leave the new coil to rest for a while, so that it has efficient time to soak up the e-liquid. This will prevent the coil from burning out before you even get a chance to use it. 

Get Started with a New Coil

Now that you understand why your coil may be burning out, you can take the steps to stop it from happening in the future. Of course, if your coil is already burned out, it’s time to replace the coil with a new one. Shop our full collection of vape coils available now and find the perfect coil to suit your device. 

Why not explore our full collection of vape kits available, and find the device that is perfect for your tastes and preferences? Plus, we have a wide range of e-liquids and vape accessories that will make your vaping experience even more fun and enjoyable. If you haven’t found the answers you’re looking for here, discover more expert advice blogs available at Zombie Vapes.


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