Bored of that little puff of vapour that you get from a basic e-cig? If you are looking at making some big vape clouds, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog we’re going to give you our top tips for ‘cloud chasing’.
First off, what is cloud chasing?
Cloud chasing is more than just vaping... it’s an actual sport these days, with competitions and everything! It's where vapers work on their mods and atomisers to enable them to blow the largest amount of vapour. There are devices which already make big clouds in their own right, but there are also ways to enhance the amount of vapour produced.
Now let’s look at how to make big vape clouds.
The Right Atomiser:
If you want big clouds, then you’re going to want to pick up a low resistance sub-ohm atomiser (AKA: tank) such as the Innokin iSub VE or the Aspire Clieto.
Since there are different levels of sub-ohm tank, requiring different levels of power, the iSub VE is a good place to start out - it's compatible with a selection of coils that are available in varieties that can be fired at a relatively low wattage when compared to other sub-ohm tanks.
If you're looking to up the ante a little, you could opt for the Smok TFV8 Baby Beast (mid power range) or the Aspire Cleito 120 (high power range). These tanks take lower resistance coils, which will be compatible with thicker juices that provide more vapour, and take more power to fire. The Cleito 120 in particular has a large coil that replaces the traditional chimney often found in tanks, which will also help to provide bigger clouds.
Please note that you will need to have a device that packs enough punch for sub-ohm resistances; mods such as the Innokin Coolfire IV TC100 or the Smok G150 are both appropriate, alongside many others that we sell.
Set the Airflow:
There needs to be enough air escaping so that the tank and coil don’t overheat, however if there is too much air, it will thin out your clouds. More airflow equals more vapour, though if you don't use enough wattage with lots of airflow, it will also make vapour less dense. When you’re cloud chasing you’ll want clouds to be both dense and huge. Have a play with the airflow on your device and find the perfect power setting that will stop the coil from burning out, but will still produce impressive vapour.
The Right E-liquid:
If you’re looking at how to make big vape clouds then you will want the right e-liquid, which would be a vegetable glycerin (VG) heavy one. The thicker VG liquid will give you denser clouds. A 70/30 VG to PG ratio is an ideal all-rounder for full flavour, a decent throat hit and, importantly, huge clouds.
Build your own coils:
When you build your own coils, you have more freedom to make different resistances than you would with pre-made coils. The lower the resistance of your coils, the more watts you can use, ultimately making your clouds bigger. You might also want to look at going for a dual coil if you’re looking to create some serious clouds. (Note: a dual coil will halve your resistance.)
Get your breathing right:
Once you have got the perfect set-up on your device, you will want to consider your inhale and exhale technique. First, you should exhale before taking in the vapour to fill your your lungs to max capacity. Then a nice big inhale. When exhaling, if you breathe out too quick it will cause the clouds to thin out. If you want big, dense clouds then exhale slower.
Confident on how to make big vape clouds? If not, pop in one of our stores and ask advice from one of our experts.