I’ve been fighting this fever for the past few days now, so my taste buds are shot. Been in bed for most of the day, so I haven’t been changing my coils as often as I usually do.
Now normally I would change my coils every couple of days or so, but haven’t done so because laziness and what the heck, I can’t taste anything anyway.
The current coil I am vaping on right now has been in my tank for about a week now, yes, that same spaced single coil build in my Bellus RTA which I talked about a few days ago. And although I don’t vape as much when I’m sick, I can definitely tell that these coils and cotton needs some changing.
After vaping for quite a while now, I can tell when its time to change coils based on these three things:
Taste – When the taste goes dull, you know it’s time to change your coils or cotton.
I’m not a juice connoisseur or taste master so whenever I get a new juice, I vape on it with a new build or at least a fresh strip of organic cotton so I can try and remember that taste in my head. When it starts to stop tasting the way it initially did, its time for the coils or cotton to go.
Juice color – When the color starts getting darker, that’s an indication of gunk build-up on your coils. Your e-juice usually gets tainted with that “toasty” aftertaste. I would probably describe it like toasted almonds.
Vapor – When your vapor starts looking thin, when it is not as robust as it was, that means your cotton needs to be replaced. You can salvage your coils by dry burning, cleaning and fitting your coil with a fresh strip of cotton.
Some people measure it by days; they like to switch out every 2-5 days or 3-6, depending how often they vape. I’ve noticed different juices have different lifespans. It’s just easier for me to base when I have to change my coils on the three things I mentioned above, rather than have to count days. And it’s been working out for me quite well!
What about you guys? Anyone would like to add how they determine when to change their coils feel free to leave some comments below.