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What Type of Wicking Material should I use?

What Type of Wicking Material should I use?

 

What type of wicking material should I use?

There are so many different types of wick to choose from it’s often difficult to know which one is the best for you. Luckily, here at Breazy we have two of the most popular types of wick material, and in this article we’re going to look at each type sold here and another popular type of wick, the silica wick, in order for you to get a feel for what’s important for your personal vaping needs.


The two types of wick material that are sold at Breazy currently are the Cotton Bacon Bits V2 2 Pack by Wick 'N' Vape for $2.99 a pack, and Organic Japanese Cotton which will run you $1.99 for a 5 pack, or $29.99 for a pack of five hundred.


Cotton Bacon Bits V2 2 Pack

The vaping company Wick 'N' Vape has integral for sub ohm coil wicking for years. Their cotton is grown in the United States, and features a dual fiber cotton used for wicking e-liquid.


It’s good for niche vapers that are looking for wicks dealing with the sub ohm vape experience. The cotton features a tasteless base to work with, which means that it’s ready to vape in almost no time at all.


At four inches in length and with the right amount of thick fluffiness, it can soak up your favorite e-liquid and wants a hassle free experience. Cotton Bacon boasts of a 100 percent tasteless wick, a heavy body in the shape of a bacon strip, and friendly, resealable travel size package for all your vaping carry on comfort.


Japanese Organic Cotton Pads

Most vapers use cotton wicks for e-cigs because it's such a great wicking material. However, you shouldn't use just any type of cotton. Make sure to avoid buying just any cotton balls as they are often bleached and can destroy the flavor of your juice. You want to buy organic untreated cotton balls or another form of untreated cotton.


With cotton you don’t wrap your wire around it, instead you wrap a coil with a coil jig. If you don’t have a coil jig you can always use a drill bit or something similar. The best thing about cotton is that it wick’s up e-liquid very fast and can hold a huge amount. Because of these features it’s a very popular wick material.


However it does have a “cotton” taste when vaping that some people don’t like. You can also get “dry hits” that taste horrible if the cotton isn’t fully saturated in e-liquid. I also find that to get good flavor I have to replace the cotton every couple of days.


Silica Wick


Silica wick is one of the more common types of e-cig wick and it is used in most “un-modified” low-power e-cigarettes. If you didn’t build your own coil and you're using an old-generation or other low-powered device like a pod mod, there's a good chance you're vaping silica.

Its main feature is that it’s very easy to use. You can either build a coil and thread the silica through it, or you can wrap a coil around the silica (low-power applications will call for very thin wire of 30 gauge or higher). Pushing a pin through the silica will make it easy to wrap with a coil.

When you first try wrapping wrap wire around silica wick you may find it a bit tricky but I still think it’s a great way to start. Another huge benefit of silica is that wick can’t be overheated, so no need to worry about under dripping.