Are you the type of vaper who likes to see BIG clouds when you use your e-cigarette? If so, then you probably know that using stock coils is just not going to cut it!
There are quite a few different factors that must be considered when it comes to cloud chasing. For example, the e-juice that you use can play a role in whether or not you are able to create large clouds. E-juices with higher VG content are often able to produce bigger clouds. Your vaping techniques will also come into question when you try creating large clouds. If you don’t vape properly, you won’t be able to create the kinds of clouds you’re looking for.
The wicking that takes place inside of your e-cigarette is very important, too. You want to keep your e-juice flowing, and if you aren’t wicking enough of it, you could very well run into problems. And even something as simple as genetics could play a part in your ability—or in some cases, inability—to chase clouds. If you don’t have enough lung capacity to inhale a lot of vapor in and exhale it out, you simply won’t be able to do it.
But your coil is, without a doubt, the most important part of your e-cigarette, and it will ultimately decide whether or not you get the big clouds you’re after. It doesn’t matter if all of the other factors are working in your favor. If you don’t have a coil built to help you blow big clouds, you’re not going to be able to do it!
With that in mind, you should consider building your own coils if you are chasing clouds. We should warn you that building coils is not for beginners. You need to have some experience with vaping and vape equipment before you try to build your own coil, and you should always do all of the research you possibly can before getting started.
If you feel confident in your abilities and prepared to build your own coil, then by all means, give it a try. Here are 4 things to keep in mind while you’re doing it…
1. The lower the resistance, the better!
In order to get big clouds, you need to lower the resistance inside of your e-cigarette so that you can produce as much vapor as possible. This means that, when you build a coil, you need to make sure that you are lowering the resistance and not increasing it.
An experienced vaper will understand this concept and be able to build a coil accordingly, but it’s sometimes difficult for newer vapers to wrap their heads around it. In general, lower resistance coils will heat up to a much higher temperature in a shorter amount of time and give you the opportunity to vaporize a bunch of e-juice at once.
Shorter and thicker coils are known for offering up less resistance during the vaping process, so if you choose to build one on your own, keep that in mind. Thicker wire also offers up less resistance because it allows for a lot more current to run through it at once, while a thinner wire will take more time for a current to pass through it.
By thinking about these things before you build a coil specifically for cloud chasing, you can find the right coil for your specific situation. You want to take away any resistance that will prevent your e-cigarette from producing the vapor you need to blow bigger clouds.
2. Two coils are better than one.
There are many, many, many different ways to build coils. A quick search on the internet will yield all kinds of results, and there are numerous types of coil builds that will function well if you are looking for bigger clouds.
But one thing that most coil builds created for cloud chasing purposes have in common is that they feature dual coils. This is because dual coils allow you to cut down on the resistance even more than single coils. The name of the game for most vapers is getting the resistance down below 1 ohm, and with two coils, you can do this rather easily.
You do need to be careful about beefing up your coil build and including two coils. You will need to make sure your battery is equipped to handle it. Which leads us to our next thing to keep in mind…
3. Your battery needs to be able to handle your coil build.
When you start tinkering around with an e-cigarette and modifying the coil, you are going to need to pay special attention to the battery you are using to power it. By cutting down on your resistance, you are going to force your battery to work harder to keep everything running.
In essence, you will be pushing your battery to the limit when you start chasing clouds, and you want to make sure that it’s up for the task. If it isn’t, you could potentially start a fire or even cause an explosion, which would obviously not be a good situation.
You should never leave a modified e-cig charging while unattended or overcharge a battery. These could lead to big problems for you and make your coil rebuild a waste.
4. Maintaining your coils is key.
Once you’ve built a coil specifically for your e-cigarette and started using it on a daily basis, you will be quite pleased with yourself. But the work isn’t done!
Chasing big clouds can be a blast, but it also requires some time and effort on your part when it comes to maintenance. You will need to clean your coil on a regular basis and watch for signs of wear and tear. You will also need to build a new coil when your old one finally gives out.
As long as you build your coil properly and keep it maintained, you shouldn’t run into any issues. But you want to stay on top of the maintenance part so that you’re able to keep the big clouds coming.