After a lot of trial and error with different coils, wattage, loose screws, burnt cotton etc. I’ve finally got my Hellvape Passage working great on the flavor! The reason I bought it as my first RDA was that everyone I found reviewing it was praising the flavor but at first I just couldn’t get it to push good flavor at all.
I’m currently on 0.135 ohm clapton coil and it compares good to my SMOK TVF8 coil at 0.15 which has great flavor. BUT the e-liquids does not taste exactly the same. This seems like a big problem for recipe developing and reviewing.
Besides people having different perception on taste the setup also changes the taste.
For example I have a mix of Cactus Tropical - by DC Originals (https://e-liquid-recipes.com/recipe/1194285) that in my SMOK tank tastes ok but not so good I wanna vape it but in my RDA it’s great and I am vaping through the bottle right now.
So a recipe developed with one RBA/tank might not taste good on another.
How can we possibly combat this? Will using someones recipe always require a lot of tinkering with unless using the exact same atomizer setup? In my SMOK tank the cactus flavor is really hard to get right but my RDA is loving it.
It’s like some flavors work better in the RDA and some in the tank. For example sweeteners can be used in less percentages in the RDA as with the tank instead some aromas like cactus need less percentage in the tank but needs more sweetener.
I’m sure this isn’t new to people but I haven’t seen it being discussed anywhere.
Funny side story: After playing around with the INW Cactus I have noticed that my shampoo contains a very similar aroma even tho it says nothing about cactus. I have a hard time showering with it now and when vaping it tastes like I’m washing my hair