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    Flavour bound to coils/wicks...

    How much flavour stays on a coil/in a wick?

    I had my subtank nano full of peanut butter and jelly. Ran a tank of banana... still had a peanut butter taste. Now almost all the way through a tank of unflavoured... and still tasting peanut butter!

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    NB - I don't hate it... just wondering why I'm using so much flavour if it just hangs around like this anyway...

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    There are some flavours that definitely need a rewick, and dry burn before changing.

    Congratulations staceman, you have found one.
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    Some flavours like to hang around like banana, peanut butter, banana, menthol and caremal. They're hard to get rid of without a rewick and dry burn most times

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    Quote Originally Posted by staceman101 View Post
    NB - I don't hate it... just wondering why I'm using so much flavour if it just hangs around like this anyway...
    It depends on the persistence of the flavour molecules. Some hang around for ages, and I can see how peanut butter might be one of those.

    You are right with the quantities though - if using less has the same effect, why would you need to use more? I test all concentrates to find the minimum that does what I want it to. Using more normally gives worse results, not better. Tips for testing flavours

    To get rid of a persistent flavour you need to change the wick, dry burn the coil, and scrub out the tank with something like vodka, though soaking in water overnight may also work just as well for some things.

    This is why RDAs are recommended for testing flavours - if you are using factory coils your only real option is to replace the coil when you swap out a persistent flavour. Keep the coil and use it again when you go back to that flavour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricator4 View Post
    It depends on the persistence of the flavour molecules. Some hang around for ages, and I can see how peanut butter might be one of those.

    You are right with the quantities though - if using less has the same effect, why would you need to use more? I test all concentrates to find the minimum that does what I want it to. Using more normally gives worse results, not better. Tips for testing flavours

    To get rid of a persistent flavour you need to change the wick, dry burn the coil, and scrub out the tank with something like vodka, though soaking in water overnight may also work just as well for some things.

    This is why RDAs are recommended for testing flavours - if you are using factory coils your only real option is to replace the coil when you swap out a persistent flavour. Keep the coil and use it again when you go back to that flavour.
    I tend to rebuild and/or rewick my factory coils... because I'm a #TightArseVaper 😁

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    NB... the PB&J is a purchased premium... and doesn't seem overly strong. It's residue is persistent, however... so I'm enjoying an additional tank of two of it with unflavoured juice 😁

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    Second tank of unflavoured... it's beginning to taste unflavored.

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    I second fab's suggestion about the Vodka, I soak my removed hopelessly gunked attys in it and it usually gives a second life not tasting of the previous occupant.
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    Everybody needs an ultrasonic cleaner , pull the tank apart throw it in the uc with some dishwashing liquid and give it as many cycles as it needs. I had the same problem with a subtank. Worked for gross o-rings soked in machine oil too
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