5 Reasons Why You Suck at Blowing Clouds June 22 2017, 0 Comments
1. You're not using the right kind of juice
Other than the nicotine and the flavoring, e-juice is primarily made up of two other components: Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin. PG gives you that "throat hit" feeling and is a better carrier of flavor.
There is no "best" ratio of PG to VG. As with most aspects of vaping, this is a matter of personal preference.
But if you're just looking to blow clouds, you'll want a juice that has a much higher ratio of VG. Juices with higher levels of VG make blowing clouds *so much easier*.
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2. You're using weak batteries
If you're sole goal is to get as much vapor quantity as possible (aka cloud chasing), then you'll want a battery that is rated at a high amp level.
Of course, if you're using high-amp batteries you'll be sacrificing some battery life, but that's the price you have to pay to get those clouds.
The mAH rating is best thought of as being an indicator of how long that battery will last. You'll note that high amp ratings tend to coincide with low mAH ratings. With batteries, you'll never get the best of both worlds. If you want to push out enough power to blow huge clouds, you're gonna have to recharge those batteries a lot more often.
Make sure that you read up on battery safety before you start cloud chasing.
3. You're using a weak mod
If you're using a regulated mod (which almost everyone does in 2017), you'll want one that packs quite a bit of power. You'll want a mod that uses at least two 18650 batteries (we do sell some that hold three or even four 18650 batteries, if you're extreme enough to handle it). These dual-18650 mods make it so that you can get those high wattage hits, which are designed to give you much bigger clouds than you would get from lower wattage hits.
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4. You're using a tank setup that is designed for mouth to lung (MTL) instead of direct lung
Mouth to lung vaping is the way that most people who switch from smoking start, as it more accurately mimics the experience of smoking a cigarette. They usually have tighter airflow and prioritize flavor over vapor production.
Direct lung vaping is ideal if your sole goal is to blow big clouds. These feature a looser airflow and prioritize vapor production over flavor. Most tanks that are sold as "sub-ohm" are designed to be direct lung.
Note that many modern tanks have so many different adjustments you can make so that you can use them for either direct lung or mouth to lung depending on your preferences. In this case you'll want to build your setup at a lower sub-ohm level and open up those airflow slots to get the max vapor production that you'll need to blow clouds.
5. Your coils are blocking the airflow on your RDA or RDTA
While you can definitely chase clouds while using a tank with prebuilt coils, if you're a serious cloud chaser you'll want to get in to rebuilding with either an RDA or an RDTA (View all tanks here. View all RDAs here).
When you're building coils for your deck, you'll want to make sure that you leave enough room for proper airflow. Ideally you'll want nothing to obstruct any of the airflow slots and you'll want to leave plenty of room for the air to circulate. I can't emphasize this enough: airflow is the most important aspect of blowing clouds. Restrict it and you'll be severely limiting your cloud chasing potential.
There are many aspects that go into proper cloud chasing. These are five of the most common mistakes that new cloud chasers make that severely limit their vapor production, thus preventing them from blowing huge clouds.
If you're looking for the best equipment for cloud chasing, read our cloud chasing gear article.