Vaping is a great pass time and many of us have come to love our custom set ups. Big batteries, voltage meters, glass tanks, I could go on and on. The best part about vaping is the multitude of vape juice flavors you get to choose from at Vape Craft Inc. But, when you have so many flavors to choose from, how do you go about choosing which flavor is the best one? It can be a real chore sometimes and many vapers have opted to buy multiple tanks and switch out flavors from time to time and give themselves the option of variety.
Are You Using a Plastic Vape Tank?
If so, you may be subject to the brutal effects of “tank crackers.” There are vape juices on the market made with varying levels of citrus content which in turn causes the acidity to rise. Such high levels of acid in your juice will degrade the constitution of your tank over time and eventually cause it to burst. Hence, their nickname “tank crackers.” Most tanks subject to this effect are composed of plastic or polycarbonate. If you have a tank made with one of these materials, you must be careful about leaving your e juice inside the tank for extended periods of time. A good way to avoid this unwanted side effect of citrus bearing juice is by purchasing a glass tank; these won’t crack unless they are dropped. Before buying flavors like that, you need to make sure to do thorough research into the experiences others have had. If the citrus count is high, the taste may be good, but the danger is ever present and it is always best to do thorough research.
How Thick is Your Vape Juice?
The type of vape juice you choose can also have a noticeable effect on your vaping experience. When selecting your juice, make sure to select one that is compatible with your wick. If your juice is too thick, then it won’t be properly wicked and you will end up with terrible tasting burnt hits. If, on the other hand, your juice is too thin, you will end up over-saturating the wick and get juice in your mouth. Also, very gross. The key here is to select a juice with the proper viscosity. For larger tanks, chiefly sub-ohm tanks, juice with a higher vegetable glycerin (VG) content is used for maximum wick-ability.
What Flavor is Your Juice?
Those sweet, sweet flavors. We all love them, but these delicious flavors come with a distinct trade off. You will notice that some flavors are darker than others. This is because some flavors have a higher concentration of sugar in them than others have present in their makeup. This darker coloring can cause your tank and wick to become discolored much faster than a subtler flavor might. The extra sweetener will also have the compound effect of causing buildup to occur much faster. Caramelization will take place on your coil, and all that gummy residue will start to accumulate in your tank and atomizer. Having sugar in higher concentrations will surely take its toll on your tank. If you are adamant about vaping your caramel sundae juice then an easy way to prevent buildup is through regular cleaning. Rinse your wick and keep a spare tank handy. Glass and Pyrex tanks outperform plastic in both durability and cleanliness. After a few drops of ethyl alcohol on your glass tank, you can wipe it clean. Plastic tanks can sometimes absorb the residue into their surface. You will have to clean more often when vaping the darker and sweeter juices, but the added boost of flavor may be worth it!
How Long Do You Store Your Juice Inside the Tank?
Remember, nicotine degrades when exposed to oxygen. Also, the flavors in juice tend to lose their strength after a while. Ideally, you store your juice in a cool, dark, dry place for maximum preservation; however, even in optimum conditions, the longer you leave your juice sitting, the more degraded it will become. In the worse-case scenario, with plastic tanks, it can cause your tank to leak. A leaky tank can ruin your entire vape and instead of enjoying that “groovy grape” you thought would age like wine, you’re now choking on the bitter truth and buying a new vape.
There you go guys, a few free pro-tips from my life to yours. Keep vaping and stay cool!