Why does my clearomizer/e-liquid taste burnt?

Getting an unpleasant burnt taste?

This is sometimes the case straight after filling your clearomizer or tank. You can easily burn the cotton wicking material if it's dry, and unfortunately when it's burnt there's little you can do to revive it. To avoid this happening, always let the clearomizer/tank stand for 5 minutes after filling, or swill the e-liquid around the clearomizer/tank to make sure it is absorbed by the wick before using.

Another way to do this is to 'prime' the clearomizer/tank by taking a few drags without holding the battery button. The suction created will force the e-liquid into the coil’s wicking area and will allow the wick to become saturated with e-liquid. Take around five drags without activating the battery, but do not exceed that amount. If you take more than five drags, you may flood your coil and you risk sucking e-liquid into your mouth.

With larger coils (such as sub-ohm coils) it's always best to drip a few drops of e-liquid directly onto the cotton inside and outside the coil head. Be careful not to flood the coil head though otherwise it will not vaporise the e-liquid properly.

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