When you initially make the switch to vaping it is normal for people to be slightly overwhelmed. Like all things, there is a learning curve to this hobby. You shouldn’t let this sway you away from vaping though, with only a little bit of time, you should be able to learn your own vape tips and tricks that work best for you.
In the meantime however, I’m here to give you some helpful vape tips to get you started in the right direction.
Vape Tip #1: Disassemble Your Device At Night
At first glance this might seem like a tedious and completely pointless task, but in the end you will understand. It’s a good habit to get into of removing your atomizer, or vape tank, especially if it was recently filled with e-liquid. This will help prevent any leaks or spills that are known to occur from time to time. If juice makes contact with your button, or into the battery itself, this could result in death of the device.
With the money you recently spent on your vape, it would be a shame to see this happen within the first week of your purchase. So please err on the side of caution and do this small task.
Vape Tip #2: Beware Of Cracking
Most reliable retailers will warn you ahead of time, but some are not so honest. It is well known around the vaping community that not all vape tanks are created equally. This means that you may not be able to use certain juices in stone tanks. This comes from the fact that there are many plastic tanks that can crack or warp with certain juices. Menthols and cinnamon e liquid flavors are the most notorious culprits of this crime.
Seeing as how most starter kits come with these plastic tanks, it mainly only affects new vaper users. If you want to be able to have access to the full array of juices available to you, I would recommend updating to a glass tank as soon as you can.
Vape Tip #3: Juice Maintenance
There is actually more to your e-liquids then just buying them and vaping them. Like your mods, vaping tanks, and other atomizers; your juice requires this as well. For one, did you realize that you should shake your e-liquid before each use? This helps make sure that the PG/VG mixture and the nicotine are properly mixed, that way you are always sure to get a quality vape.
You also want to make sure you don’t leave your e-liquids anywhere that they might be hit by direct sunlight. If you’re new to vaping, the nicotine is probably very important to you right now, and sunlight can decrease the intensity of your nicotine, rendering you with a product you did not pay for.
Lastly, you don’t want to leave your bottles of e-liquid open. It’s ok to let your juice breath if it’s too intense, but leaving the bottle open for extended periods of time will sacrifice the flavor of your e-liquid. I wouldn’t leave a bottle open for longer than 30 minutes. I don’t think it’s worth the risk to let it breath any longer than that.
Vape Tip #4: The Juice Thing-A-Mabob
You might be completely confused because these are called anything from vaping tank and atomizer, to RDA and RBA. What you need to know is this is what holds your juice. The bottom fill vape tank style is what I recommend for all new vapers, because it is the easiest to use. You fill it and vape. That’s pretty simple right. Every now and then you will have to purchase more coils for the tank, but you can find them at almost any vape retailer. VaporFi offers the best vape tank recommendations for new users.
But if you are curious about the ones you see people dripping onto cotton, beware this won’t work well with your starter pen setup. These are for the more advanced mods, and require you to build the coils you will be vaping from. If you don’t know what you are doing, this can be dangerous. So please consult with your local shops and have them give you a demonstration on what is all required for coil building.
Vape Tip #5: The Batteries
The batteries are the single most important piece of the puzzle to vaping. It doesn’t matter if you are using a starter kit pen, or a $200 box mod. But we will start with the starter batteries just for now. All these come with a color code in the button of the battery that gives you an insight into the life of the battery. When you notice that the battery is starting to die, don’t let it reach the point of going dead. Go ahead and connect the charger.
Most of these starters have what is called ego threading, which means the charger screws right onto the battery. You don’t want to over tighten this, as it could damage the charger or battery. When you notice the battery is charged, remove it from the charger. It might seem like a good idea to keep it on until you are ready to use out, but this can affect the life of the battery itself.
Now, if you are using a more advanced mod that uses 18650 or 26650 batteries, there are a whole slew of other concerns you should be aware of. If you are using these, you are more than likely building your own coils, so make sure you are not over tasking the batteries. These are only rated to handle so many amps of current and could have disastrous results. Make sure the battery itself isn’t getting hot. This is a warning that something wrong is happening. Take them out immediately and troubleshoot what the problem might be.
We all have our favorite batteries and will use them to the last drop. If you happen to notice rips in the wrapping, please do not use them. You can take them to a shop and they will rewrap your batteries for usually an inexpensive cost. You also don’t want to use any batteries that are dented or damaged in any other way. Most importantly, do not leave your batteries in your vehicle or in any direct sunlight; this can cause your batteries to start the venting process and could result in your battery exploding. So please be aware of where you are keeping your batteries.
Vape Tip #6: Enjoy Your Vape!
The reason you’ve made this switch is to enjoy it, so do so. I realize some of the information in these vape tips might seem a little scary or over the top, but you need to be aware of all the possible scenarios out there. So please take what you’ve learned and try to pass it along to the next newbie vaper you meet.
Vape Tip # 6: Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment
We would be doing you a disservice if our list of vaping tips and tricks didn’t give you the honest truth: there are going to be some vape brands you can’t stand, some that you find are just okay, and others that you completely love. That’s all part of the discovery process, and it can be a fun part of learning your way around vaping.
One of the best vaping tips is to be open to trying new products, because that is the best way to learn your preferences. VaporFi offers a huge selection of brands, including SMOK, Eleaf, Joyetech, Sigelei, Kanger, and Vaporesso, each with their own distinct features and designs. With our 30-day money back guarantee, you can try a few different things out with zero risk.
Vape Tip # 7: Starter Kits are a Smart Choice
Another one of our best tips on vaping is to try out a starter kit in the very beginning. When you are brand new to the world of vaping, it can be tough to know exactly what you need and where to get it. Nothing is worse than thinking you are ready for your first vape and then realizing that you are missing a key component.
With a starter kit, you have a ready-to-go package of everything you need. Every component of a kit has been carefully selected to be compatible with each other, so you won’t have to worry about mismatched pieces and parts. It’s an easy way to set yourself up for an excellent first vape.
Vape Tip # 8: Do Everything You Can to Become a Vaping Expert
In order to be good at anything, you have to learn about it; that much goes without saying. Vaping is no different. If you are a newbie vaper, you might not realize the possibilities that lie ahead for your personal vaping experience. Customizing elements like temperature, wattage, coil design, and more are all things that you can do if you take the time to learn the “what” and the “how.” Understanding how vaping works and what you can do to calibrate your vape will enable you to create a more personalized and enjoyable vape experience.
The vaping community has a wealth of information ready for the taking, with most seasoned vapers being more than happy to share what they know. VaporFi also offers an entire Learning Center to explore, with everything you could ever want to know about vaping.
Vape Tip # 9: Stick with a High-Quality Source
One of the top tips for vaping has less to do with what you buy, and more to do with where you buy it. It can be tempting to try to save yourself a few bucks and purchase discount products from a bargain bin site. However, as the old adage goes, you get what you pay for. Now, this doesn’t mean that vaping products have to put a serious dent in your bank account. However, if it’s a source and a brand you don’t recognize and the price seems far too good to be true, you are better off heading in the other direction.
Find a quality vaping company that only stocks products that are high-quality and properly made, like VaporFi. We carefully choose every product we stock to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable vaping experience. And our premium products don’t necessarily mean you have to pay premium-level prices. Our rotating sales, loyalty rewards program, and subscription services will save your money on the high-quality products you deserve.
Gianna Del Monte is the Brand Manager at VaporFi. She has been in the vaping industry since June 2015 and has extensive experience in successfully managing and marketing a variety of new vapor product launches. Originally from New Jersey, Gianna has lived in the Miami area for the last 5 years.