I taste SS316

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  1. joeyboy

    joeyboy Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Why am I tasting SS316. It tastes metallic and horrible. No issues with kanthal. My wire is from LV, including my kanthal.
     
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    The Cromwell VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I use only LV SS316l and have no taste issues at all.

    sure you do not have a connection issue on one end of your coil?
     
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    I also use SS316L exclusively and have never tasted it. Not saying it isn't happening to you, but it would be unusual. Did you make sure to wipe it down with some alcohol to make sure it was clean first?
     
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    I always pulse mine enought to glow gently and burn of any residue and work out hot spots.

    I suspect it might taste horrible if not burned off a bit before wicking.
     
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    I do the same, but I always wipe mine down the first time I use a new spool. If it looks like its pretty good and clean, I'll just pulse from then on out.
     
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    I always get a bit of smoke off of the wire during pulsing. It is burning something off of there.
     
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    I don't wipe it. I did with Ti and would see stuff. I do pulse it but maybe I do it too much. I've watched the videos. Maybe I just need to wipe it, build it and vape it.
     
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    I was worried when i tried it several days ago but i dont taste metal. Kanthal i can a little. Amazing how taste varies from person to person


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    Thinking about using SS316 as a wrap for kanthal when I make a clapton.
     
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    Try KP wire, theirs are the cleanest from my experience. I do taste weird stuff with cheap SS wire, and no amount of wiping/boiling makes it go away. Guess some wires are just too… porous?
     
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    I like KP wire. I use their 22g kanthal. I just over the limit and the brakes were put on.
     
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    I say it's the wire and LV certainly isn't the best. I stick with

    Kidney Puncher
    Atomizer Wick

    Practice wire but still good I use

    Pure Atomist
    Temco

    The quality of the wire makes a difference, big difference.

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    I used a velocity mini with kp 24g kanthal. No wipe no issues no taste. Going back to kp. They are just down the road so a good road trip.
     
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    Amazing how taste is subjective. I switched to SS316L because I get a metallic aftertaste chain vaping with other metals.
     
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    Yep taste is VERY subjective. I can vape no juice with artificial sweetener because of chemical taste.
    And most flavorings give me too much chemical taste as well
    Most people love Shisha Strawberry flavoring. Horrible chemical tasting stuff to me.
    I HAD to go DIY after starting vaping because of my peculiar tastes with store bought ejuice.

    But I do not taste LV SS316L...
    No wipe just a burn before vaping.
     
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    Shisha Strawberry is good, but a little goes a long way with it.
     
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    it is horrible stuff to me.
    Started at .5% and worked up and it was all horrible...
    Hardly any flavor and so chemical tasting.

    Andria so bragged on it as well as others...
    I was so disappointed...
    Into the trash it went as many flavors do with me.
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    Sorry to hear that. The next time you have a flavor you don't want, send it to me instead of trashing it, who knows, I might like it.
     
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    I prolly have a few right now. Started saving them for just such a thing.
    Just put an X on the label with a sharpie to remind myself that the flavor does not work for me.

    For some reason most INW flavors do not work for me.
    Same with TFA.
    Best luck with CAP, FW and some FA.

    Several flavors actually cause me physical grief.
    Sore mouth, throat and lungs. I have learneed that if a flavor causes my lips to tingle then I had better put it down or my mouth gets all hosed up and takes at least 2 days to recover.
     
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