So many vapers go to great lengths to get the richest, boldest and most complex flavor imaginable out of their vaping experience. Besides cloud production and throat hit, flavor is the most important component of vaping. After all, most of us spend a good deal of money on high-quality vape juices that can satisfy the cravings of our taste buds.
But what happens when there’s too much flavor? Believe it or not, sometimes the taste of your e-liquid
can be too bold. When this happens, there must be a way to tone down that flavor experience so that we can enjoy a balanced vaping session again.
We’ll be exploring the reasons why too much flavor can be a bad thing while helping you figure out what to do if that flavor experience is just too intense for your personal liking.
How Much is Too Much?
The truth is that sometimes, too much flavor can be a bad thing. This is especially the case when the flavor contains low-quality ingredients or way too much sweetener. Low-quality ingredients tend to taste synthetic which can cause our taste buds to become distasted by the vaping experience. And, too much sweetener can be quite unpleasant to the palate.
Also, too much flavor can lead to vaper’s tongue, a condition in which the taste buds and olfactory glands feel so overwhelmed by the strong flavor experience that they stop perceiving the taste altogether. When this happens, the vaper will lose their ability to taste their e-juice temporarily, meaning that each puff isn’t all that satisfying.
Additionally, not every vaper craves a strong flavor experience. Some vapers out there are looking for a nice blast of nicotine or massive clouds. They don’t want to taste a powerful juice when they inhale as it’s just not their thing.
Why Might a Vaper Get Too Much Flavor?
There are a few reasons why a vaper might have a flavor experience that’s too strong for their vaping needs. One reason might be that the e-liquid has been steeped improperly, leading to an overwhelming taste that’s so bold that it’s unpleasant. Another reason might be because they purchased their vape juice from a cheap brand that filled their product with low-quality, artificial-tasting ingredients. Or, perhaps they’re a DIY vaper who decided to overdo it with the flavoring extracts.
There are also mechanical reasons. Perhaps there’s something wrong with the coil that’s making the flavor far too intense. Or, the output settings aren’t agreeing with the particular e-liquid that the user is vaping.
What Can a Vaper Do to Tone Down the Flavor?
Fear not vapers, here are some possible solutions:
Switch to a Higher VG Amount
It’s widely believed that higher levels of vegetable glycerin tone down the overall flavor experience. This has to do with the consistency of the ingredient. Vegetable glycerin is very thick and viscous. When it’s heated by a coil, it becomes a very dense type of vapor that doesn’t carry flavor as strongly as propylene glycol. High VG e-liquids are more for exhaling huge clouds than getting a strong flavor.
Increase the Nicotine Level
Many vapers believe that higher nicotine levels tone down the flavor. That’s probably because of the way in which nicotine molecules interact with flavor molecules. So, if you can handle it, consider increasing your nicotine strength the next time you buy vape juice.
Try a Direct-Lung Device
If you’re using a pod mod system, consider switching to a direct-lung device like a box mod instead. It seems that direct-lung vaping subdues the flavor a bit because of the way in which the e-liquid is inhaled. With mouth-to-lung devices like pod systems, the vapor is drawn into the mouth where it sits for a couple of seconds before it’s inhaled into the lungs. This allows the flavor to really settle into the palate. On the other hand, with sub-ohm devices and other direct-lung systems, the vapor is sucked right into the lungs, meaning that the taste buds don’t have such a strong flavor experience.
Water it Down with a Base Product
If you’re willing to do a little bit of vaping chemistry, you can try watering down the flavor yourself. Any place where DIY vaping products are sold, you’ll be able to find a bottle of e-liquid base. This consists of vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG), and it acts as the base of any e-juice. All that you have to do is pour a bit of this base into your bottle of liquid to water down the flavor until you’re satisfied with its taste.
Yes, Over Flavoring Does Exist…
The good thing is that it’s pretty easy to make some adjustments so that your flavor experience isn’t overwhelming. And, by following this guide, you’ll know exactly what to do next time that taste is just way too bold for your liking.