So, you’ve used our vape starter kit guide to find the perfect device for your needs. But now that you have your vape starter kit, you may be wondering how to vape. Don’t worry, we have you covered. From adding e-liquid to your vape device to the various inhalation methods, we’re going to walk you through the basics of using your new vape starter kit.
1. Fully Charge (And Clean) Your Device’s Battery
In order to get the most out of your vape, it’s extremely important to keep the battery charged. As you vape, the battery will drain, the vapor produced will weaken and the device will eventually stop working. By keeping your battery charged, you’ll keep your device working and performing the way it should. When charging, just be sure to always use the charger that came with your device.
In addition to keeping your battery charged, you’ll also need to keep it clean. Yes, that’s right: You need to clean your battery on a regular basis. As you carry your device around in your pocket or bag, it’s going to naturally be exposed to dust and dirt. By regularly cleaning the battery, you’ll prevent dirt from getting into the device and causing it to malfunction. Cleaning your battery couldn’t be simpler. Just hold a cotton swab like a pencil and swirl its tip around the terminal and the terminal’s inner walls to remove any dirt.
2. Add The E-Liquid
The form of e-liquid you’ll use will depend on your device. Open system devices require an e-liquid. Closed systems require a cartridge, tank or pod. With more advanced systems you might have to actually drip e-liquid onto the heating mechanism. Be sure to follow the directions in your vape starter kit manual and always fill your device to the recommended level.
3. Let the Wick Absorb the E-Liquid
The wick in your device transports e-liquid from the tank directly onto the coil itself, where it can then be vaporized. Wicks are made from various materials depending on your device. They can be made of cotton, ekowool, ceramic, twisted silica cord and stainless-steel mesh.
Before vaping, allow your wick to soak in and fully absorb the e-liquid. To do this, simply fill the tank to the designated level and wait about 15 minutes to let the wick soak up the e-juice. A dry hit can be the result of not “wicking” properly. By not letting your wick soak in the e-liquid, you run the risk of experiencing a pretty awful burnt taste.
4. Use The Lowest Recommended Setting
The lowest recommended setting should be printed on the coil head itself or can usually be found in the manual. Start off with the lowest recommended setting and then adjust depending on your device and the e-liquid you want to vape.
5. Hold Down The Fire Button While Inhaling
Bring the mouthpiece to your lips, taking a drag while simultaneously pressing the fire button. Then, inhale and quickly let the vapor out. Whether you’re new to vaping or are transitioning from smoking, this can take some getting used to.
6. Try Out Different Inhalation Techniques
There are two core methods of vaping. But how do you know which one is for you? Well, the best way to find what works for you is to try out both.
The mouth-to-lung (MTL) method mimics the inhalation method of traditional cigarettes. This two-step process works as follows: As vapor enters the mouth, allow it to linger for a moment, and then inhale it into your lungs. MTL is most often used with lower wattage devices with smaller airflow settings.
The direct lung method is a one-step process. This technique is similar to the one used for smoking out of a water pipe or hookah. Direct lung, like the name implies, is when the vapor is inhaled directly into the lungs. This method requires a higher wattage device with wider airflow settings.
7. Clean Your Vaping Device When You’re Done
In order to keep your vape device in working order and to continually experience a good-tasting vape, you need to make sure that every part of your device is clean after use. This is especially true in regard to the mouthpiece. A simple warm rinse usually does the trick. All you have to do is unscrew the tank and rinse it out. When you do this, make sure you don’t get any water on or around the battery. After a good rinsing, pour out the water and wipe the device down thoroughly. Let your device dry completely before using again.
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