I’m curious to know what experiences you’ve all had with respect to new-coil break-in time, particularly as it pertains to materials supporting temp control/replay.
I ask because I’ve found, at least for me that new or newly-cleaned stainless coils seem to have an extended “break-in” time as compared to Titanium and Nickel. I have essentially given up on Nickel entirely because of the extreme conductivity and general difficulty in working with anything but tempered materials. At this point, my stock primarily consists of Kanthal, SS 316 and Titanium.
I’ve found that it takes sometimes as long as a day before brand new or recently cleaned 316 coils taste right to me, but I do NOT have the same experience with Titanium. When I say break-in I mean that period of time where the kind-of burnt or metallic taste negatively affects the flavor of your favorite e-liquid. In my experience the combination coils don’t appear to suffer the same issue, so if I wrap my favorite clapton for TC, 40-gauge Kanthal A1 over 24-gauge 316 it doesn’t taste perfect right off the bat, but not near as nasty as with bare stainless and usually clears up within an hour or so. Overall, I find creating combination wires tiresome though, so at this point my go-to for TC/Replay is Ti 1, and I seem to get more consistent control over it than with 316 although it is a bit harder to work with given it’s springy nature and stiffness.
Anyone experience different results or break-in times? It does seem to change a bit with different e-liquids, but in general, just wondering what others are running into.