Everyone has a different focus when vaping. For many, the e-cigarette is above all a means of satisfying addiction and a healthy alternative to the conventional cigarette. Others have fun vaping and mixing the liquids so that particularly large steam clouds are created. Still others do not find much appeal in either. What they love about steaming is the good and fine taste of the steam. However, since these taste vaporizers are in the minority, there is little information available on how to optimize the taste of the steam. With countless instructions on how to increase the amount of steam produced and produce the largest clouds, there are few tips for taste. In this post we have put together the best and the most functional tips.
The necessary basis
Before you start to adjust the taste yourself, the selection of the right devices has a major influence on the later steam quality.
The right vaporizer needs to be chosen carefully because its later role is essential. It is not possible to say in general which vaporizer best suits which vaporizer and personal preferences have a big influence, but you should still note a few general points. For example, you should refrain from buying the very simple models, in which the evaporator head is often attached at the top, because the liquid flow is restricted here. In contrast, bottom-coil vaporizers produce more taste, since there is no need to work against gravity. But in addition to the general structure, the technical side also plays a role in the quality of the e-cigarette. You should choose a vaporizer with enough power, because they often work more effectively and the effect on the taste can also be determined here. If you pay attention to the diameter of the evaporator head before buying, this can also help to get more taste. If more air is let through, the taste will often decrease. The advantage therefore lies in evaporator heads with a small diameter. Basically, the vaporizer should also be made dependent on your own experience. Beginners should tend to choose an entry-friendly model, while the professionals, who have enjoyed vaping for years and sometimes even lend a hand to optimize the device, can also resort to variants with modifications and adjustments. If more air is let through, the taste will often decrease. The advantage therefore lies in evaporator heads with a small diameter. Basically, the vaporizer should also be made dependent on your own experience. Beginners should tend to choose an entry-friendly model, while the professionals, who have enjoyed vaping for years and sometimes even lend a hand to optimize the device, can also resort to variants with modifications and adjustments. If more air is let through, the taste will often decrease. The advantage therefore lies in evaporator heads with a small diameter. Basically, the vaporizer should also be made dependent on your own experience. Beginners should tend to choose an entry-friendly model, while the professionals, who have enjoyed vaping for years and sometimes even lend a hand to optimize the device, can also resort to variants with modifications and adjustments.
WICK AND COIL
The components that have to be replaced regularly also have an influence on the final taste of the steam. Therefore, when buying wick and coil material, you should pay attention to some things. Silicate wicks, which initially belonged to the standard repertoire, are rather suboptimal for the taste. Cotton should be preferred as the basis. Organic cotton from Japan or a similar option is recommended as a recommendation among flavor vapors. This can be bought in sheets and used in the evaporator head. The result is a good and, above all, clean taste that does not influence the flavor too much. If you don't like this variety, you can also try cell wadding or other options. Wicks made of ceramic also occur again and again, because they score above all because of their longer durability. In the best case, you try out different options to find the preferred wick material. But the wire also plays an important role in vaping. Kanthal should be the first choice here if you want a pure taste. Nickel is similarly strong as a material, even if a slightly metallic taste can be added.
The right settings
Even more than using the right equipment and materials, the settings affect the taste of the steam. With the smallest settings, a great effect can be achieved here to get a better taste. This is mainly due to the physical properties of the different materials in the e-liquid. We will now explain which settings can be used to achieve an effect.
Certain components in the e-liquid evaporate at different temperatures. Accordingly, the setting of the temperature can also have an influence on the evaporation of flavorings. If you attach great importance to taste and would like to try it out, a device with variable temperature settings and an adjustment of voltage and power is very useful. It is best to start with trying out with the lowest possible setting and slowly work your way forward until you are satisfied with the result. It may be necessary to test again with different liquids because small deviations already have an effect here. While one type tastes best at 20W, the other may only do so at 30W.
THE RIGHT AIRFLOW
If you value a lot of steam and big clouds, you also need a correspondingly open air flow. As a result, the steam generated is significantly less dense, but it also achieves visually exciting effects. Huge clouds form. However, reducing the density also reduces the taste accordingly, which is why taste vaporizers should aim for the opposite. The lower the draft, the more compressed the taste. An attempt should be made to achieve a warmer and denser vapor as this is richer in taste. This is possible, for example, with air flow regulation. But here too, the key is in the right balance. If the air intake is too small, the steam becomes too hot, which can also have a negative effect on the result. Again, you should start with a small setting and then slowly increase the air intake until you have found the ideal taste result. Overall, you should try to select evaporator heads with a small diameter, otherwise problems may arise due to a stronger throat hit.
As a rule, each steamer develops an individual preference for e-liquid with a certain mixing ratio over time. What is meant is the relationship between vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol, i.e. VG / PG. We have summarized here how you can influence the taste with the liquid.
If you are looking for impressive steam clouds, you should have a higher percentage of VG in your e-liquid. As a result, the steam becomes denser and the clouds become more present. VG does nothing for the taste. Although the vegetable glycerin is almost tasteless, it tastes rather sweet and is much less productive than PG as a flavor carrier. Flavors are therefore also mixed with PG as standard and not with vegetable glycerin. If you choose liquids with a higher PG content, this ensures a better taste experience. However, you have to be careful with the throat hit, because too high a PG portion can be perceived as unpleasant. A 50/50 mix ratio is ideal for many. For whom the taste is neglected, you should slowly test yourself on mixtures with 60% or even 70% PG.
It's not just the right mix of your e-liquid that is important for the taste. The storage of the e-liquid can also influence the taste. Bad storage has a noticeable negative impact here. Both heat and light should be avoided. A closed room is also more suitable and the liquids should be kept away from contact with the room air. Experienced vapers may now note that some liquids have yet to ripen, which supposedly contradicts the storage tips. For ripening to highlight special flavors, the liquid should be kept in a dark and cool place. Every now and then you should shake and leave the liquid open. However, it should be said that not every e-liquid needs this attention and it is impossible to predict the taste result with this process. But if you like to try things out, this is an interesting way to find new nuances.
Finally, we have a few short tips that can also have a positive effect on the taste experience when vaping.
USE THE AIRFLOW CORRECTLY
It is not only the intensity of the air flow that is decisive for the taste, the air holes on the device must also be positioned accordingly. If the holes are under the evaporator head instead of on the sides of the evaporator head, then a more direct way is created which benefits the taste. So if you are still on the hunt for a better taste experience, you should give this vaporizer a try.
THE DRIP TIP
The design of modern drip tips is also primarily about the formation of large clouds and cooler steam than really about the taste. This part therefore often has a particularly large diameter. As noted in relation to the airflow, airy vapor is rather suboptimal for the taste. Switching to a narrower model will have a positive impact on the taste experience and you will definitely feel a difference.
In order not to falsify the taste experience while eating, different pots and then different dishes are used for different dishes. The same setting should also apply to the evaporator head. A fresh and previously unused evaporator head and a clean device inevitably lead to a better and genuine taste. E-liquid tastes best from a clean vaporizer. Of course, everything does not have to be unscrewed and cleaned from scratch before each refill with liquid. But basic cleaning should be on the schedule at least every few days. Another advantage is that cleaning up increases the life of the evaporator at the same time.
We hope that the tips will help everyone who is hunting for the best taste experience when vaping. Afterwards, we have listed various accessories that are particularly interesting for taste lovers. If you have any questions, we are always available here.