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How to Avoid Burnt or Dry Hits When Vaping CBD

Posted by David on

It happens to the best of us: we go to take a nice, big hit of CBD-infused vapor from our vaping device, and instantly, we’re turned off by a burnt flavor and harsh sensation along the throat. Burnt and dry hits are far from uncommon when they’re occasional, but when they happen chronically, this indicates that something is wrong with your overall setup.

So, how can you tell what’s causing the dry or burnt hits to occur, and how do you fix the issue so that you can savor a smooth and satisfying vaping session?

Common Culprits When it Comes to Vaping Bottled CBD E-Liquid

First, let’s talk about why this issue may occur if you’re using a vaping system that requires that you fill the tank or cartridge with bottled CBD e-liquid.

#1: Your Coil Needs to Be Changed

If you’re using a tank or a cartridge with a replaceable coil, you may find that the issue is caused by the fact that the coil is simply dead. Coils need to be replaced regularly, and once they’re on their last legs, they’ll almost inevitably produce a burnt flavor and harsh feeling along the throat.

#2: Your Tank or Cartridge is Dirty

Did you know that you’re supposed to clean your tank or cartridge at least once a week? Otherwise, juice gunk from the sugars in the e-liquid can build up on the coil and walls of the atomizer, causing a burnt flavor that’s anything but pleasant to the senses.

#3: The E-Liquid’s Formula is Off

Sometimes, the problem is the e-liquid itself. If you’re buying your CBD vape juice from a company that offers cheap, low-quality products, it may contain ingredients that are sensitive to the heat of the coil, causing a burnt flavor and a dry hit. If the problem only happens when you vape certain e-liquids, this is almost definitely the underlying issue.

#4: Your Output Levels are Too High

If you’re vaping at a wattage, voltage or temperature level that’s simply too high for the coil of the tank or cartridge to handle, then the issue is related to the output that you have your device set at.

Common Culprits When it Comes to Vaping Pre-Filled CBD E-Liquid Cartridges

Now, let’s move onto issues pertaining to pre-filled CBD cartridges.

#1: The Cartridge Needs to Be Replaced

If your cartridge is running out of juice, you’ll experience burnt and dry hits because there is not enough e-liquid to saturate the coil.

#2: The Coil is Clogged

Sometimes, those dry hits occur because the coil is clogged with a thick oil or a bit of hardened juice gunk. If this is the case, you may be able to use a toothpick to dislodge what’s causing the clog.

#3: The Output Setting is Wrong

Again, an incompatible output setting can burn the e-liquid. Make sure that your voltage, temperature or wattage level is not too high for the resistance level of the coil within the cartridge.

How to Prevent Dry and Burnt Hits from Occurring

Now that you know the most common causes for burnt and dry hits, let’s discuss the ways in which you can prevent them from happening in the first place.

Tip #1: Only Buy High-Quality Products

When it comes to your e-liquid as well as your hardware, quality means everything. Low quality e-liquids, whether in bottles or in cartridges, will cause a disappointing experience in many ways, including a higher chance of repeated dry hits. Similarly, cheap, low-quality devices can be inconsistent in terms of the output that they deliver, frequently burning the e-juice. Be wary of who you’re buying your products from.

Tip #2: Use the Right Hardware

Always use hardware that’s compatible with CBD e-liquids. For instance, don’t install a pre-filled cartridge intended for low-wattage devices onto a high-power box mod. This will only burn the vape juice and make it unusable. The relationship between the e-liquid, the atomizer and the device is extremely important, so pay attention to each component to make sure that everything is perfectly compatible.

Tip #3: Maintain Your Vaping System

It’s important to take good care of your vaping setup regularly, assuming you’re not using a disposable pen. Your device must be cleaned at least weekly. Small amounts of juice can seep out of the tank, coating the connections in a layer of gunk that can cause the system to malfunction, while also increasing the chances of dry hits. Each type of system requires its own level of maintenance, and this information should come with the vaping setup in the form of a user manual. It’s also important to know when it’s time to replace your vaping system, as even the best ones on the market are not made to last forever.

Tip #4: Know the Proper Output Settings for Your Cartridge or Tank

If you’re new to vaping, it’s a good idea to do some research on the relationships between output levels, coil resistance levels and other aspects of your setup. This will help you know right away how high you should set your device based on the atomizer that you’re using. Knowing how these things work can significantly lower the risk of dry and burnt hits, as many times, dry and burnt hits occur repeatedly because the user doesn’t know exactly how to set up and maintain their vaping system.

#5: Never Let Your Tank or Cartridge Run on Empty

Always make sure that there’s enough e-liquid in your tank or cartridge to cover the coil.

Clean and Consistent CBD Vape Sessions Await

While dry and burnt hits happen from time to time, it’s important to have a good idea of what’s causing them so that you can stop them from happening and prevent them from occurring in the future. Use this guide to diagnose the issue, regardless of whether you’re using a bottled vape juice or a pre-filled cartridge, and then do what you must to fix it. 

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