Ive mixed a few juices and they’er great but my problem is after a few pulls the favor gets a strong harsh note and the coils start to sizzle after i release the button. If i fire and blow for a few seconds i can get it to go away and stop sizzling and flavor go back to normal but it quickly comes back. hoping someone could explain this to me…
It sounds like hotspots on your coil. Try rewicking them and make sure the inner diameter makes full contact with your cotton. Also make sure your screws a tight to the coil legs.
well its a TFV8 with T8 coil. its only a few days old but I’ll switch it out
Save your old coil in case it doesn’t work.
Sounds like liquid starvation meaning the liquid may not be getting to the cotton fast enough. Sometimes a little bit of water mixed the the juice will cause sizzling but it’s not a big deal. If your juice is very high vg it may not be flowing well enough to the cotton and you could add a few drops distilled water to the juice to thin. I might lower the power just a bit also and that might give your liquid enough time to catch up
One side of the cotton was pretty brown, I was using it at 100W which is well below it recommended wattage and my juices are all between 75 and 80% VG. I put a Q4 in this time, a friend swears by them and have spent the last 2 hours sucking juice through it trying to wash the “new” out of it. Going on 15mls of juice and feeling nicotine drunk. But the choking harshness isn’t there, just the choking new cotton taste. about to give up for the night and goto bed
I dismantled the coil and one of the coils had a black dot going through the cotton and a dark brown upper layer. Ill take a picture and post tomorrow. I don’t know where they get an “octuple coil” it has 4 distinctive single wire 5 wrap coils each almost 25g measuring out at 0.44mm. They were fairly easy to push out using the plunger from a 1ml syringe and I could definitely picture rebuilding these. This all being useful information but probably for a different thread…
If the cotton wasn’t thoroughly saturated with liquid prior to taking the first drag, then the hot coil essentially ruined the cotton. You can kinda presoak the coil prior to installation, fill the tank and let it sit a few minutes. Then start at a low power setting and work up. I never paid much attention to recommend power from the manufacturer but rather what works best for the particular liquid as some do ok with high power and some don’t. I got real tired of the coil games plus expense and decided to make my own.
I’m usually pretty good about priming my coils and at $5+ a coil its easy to give it 15-20 mins to sit even primed. but where the black spot was I could easily see that or starvation starting the issue. I just wasn’t sure if it was from my juices or contamination of some kind causing the problem since it seemed to burn away for a little bit with a good burn and blow, still don’t quite understand that part. I should be able to tell more after I take a picture tomorrow and pull the cotton off that coil.
I left my phone at my father in laws house Ill take a pic tomorrow theses are not, unless the entire clapton burned away and I inhaled it. I did a pretty good job dismantling it whole and Ive got one wire pulled out straight to measure with a good set of moisture proof micrometers another coil with the cotton pulled back and 2 intact.
Im sorry your correct, I kicked on a lamp and pulled out my 10x loop I guess they are
I’ve found, through experimentation with coils like what you have, the thinner the juice the better. I usually add 1-2% distilled water to my liquid only if the total flavor is 14% and lower. With a 15-20% flavor profile, I don’t worry about extra thinning as it’s relatively thin enough. I doubt the cotton was contaminated however it could have been. One thing you could do next time is have the tank ready to go and close off the air with your fingers. Suck on the drip tip to force that liquid in the cotton for a “power prime” and you should start seeing bubbles. Not a lot but a few. Start on low power and work it up but use caution if the liquid it thick. It may do just fine on say 50-60w