Best wicking method for flavor on rda

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  1. jsr27

    jsr27 Bronze Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Hello! I'm looking for the best method of wicking for flavor on a rda. I've got both rayon and authentic koh gen do organic Japanese cotton pads. I can't seem to tell which is best for flavor. Anyone have any links to the best way to wick for flavor? Also does it make any difference when you make vertical coils? I've never built vertical coils. Are they better than horizontal coils? Thanks for any help!
     
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    Discobob Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I personally do not like verticals, they get gunked up on the top for me, and I have tried different kinds of cottons but keep going back to Japanese, you replace it too much to buy anything expensive. This all seems to be very subjective, like the Scottish technique and so on. Only way you will really find out what works best for you is keep trying different methods.....lots will tell you different methods but you may like what others don't.

    Wicking to me is like asking what the best juice is:)
     
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    It more depends on the Atty you're using than wicking. As long as the cotton is completely touching the inside of the coil and no cotton is touching the underside of the coil you should be getting good flavor. Now if you have a atty with big airflow then that's going to kill the flavor the smaller the Atty the better flavor you will get attys with domed top caps on the inside also get good flavor anyways my point is if your not getting good flavor you may want to try a new Atty the snapdragon by Eden Mods is a great flavor Atty so is the origen little

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    jsr27 Bronze Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Ok I saw rip trippers Scottish roll video and am going to try it! I saw he removed 1 of the skins on 1 side but do you remove both?
     
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    Ooo. I didn't know this!! Thanks!


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    I had to fix a few things in the comment I posted first go back and read it again it explains things a little more

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    So does the same hold true when wicking an rta? I just started using a triton rta and the subtank rta's. I'm a noob at this stuff but had pretty decent luck so far. I am, however having some issue with dry hits. Too much cotton perhaps? It doesn't look like too much but I guess I'm unsure how much to use. I wWAS kind of pushing some cotton under the coil,, I won't do that anymore!


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    I've solved my dry hit problems with making sure the cotton isn't to tight inside the coil. Wick it with a little less so it is looser but not to loose! Hope this helps @kimber!
     
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    It really depends on how deep your wells are. I don't fill the well up (most don't) .. I take a decent 1/4 a pad and pull the two outside "rough" cotton off. I then just twist one side so it goes through the coil. Pull it almost all the way through them back again to get a decent fluff and assure its not to tight it should slide with relative ease. Then cut. I normally apply juice straight onto the coil then paint the last little bit that looks not as moist. I normally rejoice every 4-5 hits.


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    Thanks! I'll rewick everything after work today. Much appreciated!


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    I've doing this for my wicking n it works better for me then the scottish roll.

    Link won't work. Look up The Sushi Roll wick on YouTube.
     
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    Plus points for the Scottish roll. One tip, pull the cotton with least resistance through the coil. As the cotton sucks in the ejuice, it swells and fits perfectly inside the coil.
     
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    I just tried the Scottish Roll today and I must say I'm impressed. Holds a bunch o' juice! I'm a fan.
     
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    +1 for Scottish Roll. I tested it yesterday on my velocity mini with the same coil build and e-juice. It is better in many reasons (1) No dry hit (2) Longer use (3) Better flavor. I used dual coil (24ga Kantal-A1, 6.5 wraps, 3.0 mm ID) and fire at 40W for 3-4 sec. I can vape for +30 puffs per one saturated drip.
     
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    Whoa, worth a try! Thanks!
     
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    I have a vortice rda, I have started cutting the cotton just so it touches the bottom of my well instead of stuffing the space under the coil. I've got 30ga kanthal 3 groups of 3 braids all braided together at 55w so much better flavor over simple 6 wrap coil and stuffing the cotton
     
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    I think it really depends on the coil, at least that's what I've found. For instance, the Alien coils wick incredibly well and I find do better with less cotton. And the Staple coils I find to better with a little more cotton. I've found, in general, that less is better than more. I've tried the Scottish Wicking technique and I find it chokes the coil off and produces a muted flavor. But, I will admit I didn't give it much time and maybe I was feeding TOO MUCH cotton. I do a sort of variation on the Scottish Roll technique if I'm using Japanese Cotton. I will pull the outer layers off, fluff it out real good, and then I roll it loosely before putting it in the coil. Once it's in, I cut off the ends just enough so it barely touches the deck, while making sure to fluff the ends with a Q-Tip. But I don't use nowhere near as much cotton. Make sure to juice up the tails before tucking them, I find this is the best method. But now I use Cotton Bacon mostly, which you just need to tear off and it's good to go, already nice and fluffy. There's a good tutorial that helped me for wicking on this forum:
    http://vapingunderground.com/threads/rda-wicking-method-w-japanese-cotton.64969/
     
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    Try Rayon, wick it very snug, thin the tails and its a flavor chasers dream.
     
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    Rayon with the tails reduced to 50%. Thinned tails = More airflow around the coil.
     
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    Rayon for the hat trick here. Finding it does well even with a vertical coil. Got it in my RSST atm and it is doing well. :)
     
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    The answer to every one of your questions. Is equally. Yes, No and Maybe. Personally I find the BEST flavor in NON organic wicks, Like stainless or silica, ect. The natural fiber based wicks, cotton/rayon, tend to impart more of their own flavor into the mix. Fact is there is NO best way or best wick material. There is only the ways that work best for you in the PARTICULAR atomizer you are using at that particular time. Best will vary by atomizer, mod , juice, build, wire used to create build, amount of power applied, personal preferences and tastes, ect, ect, ect.

    I mostly use Plain old cotton balls. I give up a little flavor for wicking and juice holding ability. I'll tolerate the occasional burnt cotton taste and need for rewicking for fewer dry hits.
     
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    Rayon scottish roll, loosely rolled, with tails just touching the deck works best for me.

    Pro tip: Get some nitrile gloves and wear them as you roll your wicks and wick your atties. Even with clean hands, you don't realize how much sweat and oil comes off your fingers, stays in the wick, and affects flavor. This was a big time eye opener for me when I started doing it.
     
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    There is no way I'd recommend you use gloves, if that's your method fine, I just make sure to wash my hands with warm water. This helps tremendously. To wick you need as much feeling in your fingers as possible. Just wash your hands. Gloves every time I wick just doesn't sound plausible. Not downing you, just don't feel that's a good method. Have a great day.

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    I've been using the peeled off parts and honestly I kind of like them especially if I'm just trying a coil and not sure if I'm going to use it very long. As long as you comb it out it's the perfect size. I've been trying this vape stuff organic cotton it's not too bad. I still like cotton bacon better and use that in my avacado. I'm using the avacado almost exclusively now. I found a drip tip that seems to amp the performance up and make it a little more airy.

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