Vaping 101: How to avoid  spitback from your vape tank

Whether you're an experienced vaper or a complete newbie, we've all been there at some point. You go to take a nice long draw from your favourite e-juice only for your vape tank to spitback at you. It isn't pleasant and it can happen often, particularly if you're a keen modder trying out different components to get the right 'balance' and find the perfect vaping experience. It happens when there's simply too much e-juice in the centre of your coil which can't be properly vaporised. Veterans know how to avoid this, but for those of you just starting out or looking for ways to curb sptitback, here are some things to bear in mind.

Give your vape tank a flick

You may have seen experienced vapers giving their vape tanks a quick flick when they break out their vaping kit. A sharp downward flick can help clear the coil of any excess liquid, making for a much nicer vaping experience. This is particularly good advice if you've just filled the tank - just be warned that it could get messy so be sure to do it over a sink or some tissue!

Fire up your battery

Another great tip is push the button and fire up your battery for a few short bursts before you start to vape. This will help the the excess liquid evaporate before you begin your vape session. If there's excess liquid in there, you'll hear a popping when you fire up the battery. Simply give this a few short bursts until the popping dies down or subsides altogether. It's a good idea to do this alongside the flicking strategy mentioned earlier.

Don't over-prime

If you've been vaping for a while you probably know about priming. Priming the coil means dropping some e-liquid directly onto it to saturate the wick and get the biggest bang for your buck in terms of flavour. Fans of big, flavoursome clouds will often prime their coils to get the best experience possible, but there is a risk of putting too much liquid in at once. Everyone that's primed a coil has had this experience and learned from it - don't be afraid to experiment and find the sweet spot for your vape kit!

Watch your vape tank

Any vapor that hasn't been inhaled will naturally condense and rest in your vape tank's centre post or mouthpiece. There's a risk it might then run down and back into the coil, potentially leading some nasty spitback when you go for your next inhale. To avoid this, simply make sure your vape tank is cleaned and dried at regular intervals. If you're a fervent and frequent vaper, once every couple of days should do it. You should also keep an eye on your vape tank mid-session as you may need to give it a quick clean/dry with some buds or tissue.