Reasons Your Vape Tastes Burnt

Planet Vapor
3 min readApr 3, 2020


It tastes like a burning newspaper and the burned vapor cloud burns your throat back all the way down to your lungs, where it can cause you to vomit. You should stop vaping immediately when this happens and take action to fix the problem.

Why Your Vape Tastes Burnt?

The first thing to say is if your vape tastes burnt, don’t worry. This happens to us and it’s easy to correct. It tastes burnt because when it was heated the wick within your atomizer coil has dried out and burned up. It is the part of your vaporizer soaking up the tank’s e-liquid. As the coil heats up, the wick holds onto this liquid until it becomes vapor. This material will char and leave a foul taste in your mouth if the wick is not completely saturated with e-liquid while you are taking a puff. Vapers call it a ‘dry hit’. You can get details from a good vape shop from where you wish to get your e-juice from.

How Long a Coil Will Last?

Eventually all coils fail but at different speeds different vapers pass through them. Some heavy users may change their coil each week, while others may only need to switch coils once a month. It varies from device to device but we expect it to last for around two to three weeks for most vaporizer coils. There’s not anything you can do to get rid of the taste after a coil has been burned, except to replace the coil.

But there are other things you can do to prolong your coil lifespan. Everybody feels burnt coils, but if they don’t know how to cover them, several new vapors can easily burn coils out. Keeping this in mind, this guide to troubleshooting is more targeted towards younger vapers who use less sophisticated devices. But that doesn’t mean experienced vapers won’t even know a thing or two. Read on to find out how to save money on coils and get every vape hit with the best flavor.

Two Infamous Coil Killers

We believe that at least 70% of all coil burnouts are responsible for these two killers. If your coils do not last as long as you think these should be your chief suspects. The two most probable killer coils are:

  1. Chain vaping
  2. Not priming

Chain Vaping

If you’ve just moved to a new coil and you get a burnt taste it may be attributable to chain vaping, if you take puff after puffing with hardly any break in between. It is possibly the most frequent cause of burning coils, particularly for new vapors. With the ignition button only, experienced vapers can be a little too helpful when they have a tasty vape juice. Chain vaping will damage your coil, because it does not allow the wick ample time to soak up more liquid between puffs. That causes the wick to burn and dry out.
If you like chain vaping and don’t want to stop, you might consider moving to an atomizer (RDA) that can be rebuilt. These need to re-drip every few puffs, so you don’t have to wait long to let the juice soak in your wick. Those are therefore an advanced product and are not recommended for a new consumer. Additionally, there are two separate tools that you might buy and switch between.

Coil Priming

After the first few hits had a fresh coil taste burnt over? You’re not alone on that. At some point, most vapers have felt that and it is extremely frustrating. Many vapers are fast to blame it on a defective coil, but generally new coils are burned because they weren’t ready before use. Basically, printing the coil involves preparing it, and making the wick nice and coated with e-juice. When you don’t prime your coil and heat the wick hot, it will instantly cause it to smoke, giving you the bad, and hot puff taste.

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