Dry Burning Coils – What You Need To Know

Therehas been plenty of debate surrounding coil dry burning, some seeing beneficialand some seeing it as dangerous.

Whilst a dry hit from your vape device cancome from a number of different reasons, one of the most recurring causes comesfrom problems with the coil you’re using. Although some people may want theirhits to be dry to get that extra throat hit, there’s a difference between apreference for harsh vape hits and a burnt coil hit. Even if you do like yourhits dryer, coil hits have a very specific use and can also be dangerous. So,what can you do to defend against dry throat hits and a burnt a coil, and whydo some people see burning a coil as a useful process?

Why some people burn their coils

There arethose who see burning coils as a good idea in moderation. Studies have shownits benefits in a range of different scenarios.


Burningcoils has been seen as a good way to “align” new vape models. This means thatmaterials in the vape device which have not yet been used take advantage of theheat produced from the burning coil to meld alloys and heat the metal to astate of use. Think of the coil burning as a “warm up” or muscle stretch forthe previously unused device.

Clearing residuals

Coil burningcan be used to clear old vape juicefrom the tank or even residual materials from a new vape device. This makesthe vape hits later down the line cleaner and more fluid. The coil burning isused in the same manner as a plunger to unclog a toilet.

Dry burning dangers

Thatbeing said, there are various dangers to coil burning. If done unintentionallyand continuously it can arguably damage your health.

Firstlyis the fact that clearing residuals from your tank can be both a help and ahindrance. This is because if the materials from within the device which youare purging are inhaled into the lungs, they can cause damage to the airwaves.This is especially true if you have an allergy or intolerance to metals such asNickel which can cause skin rashes and itching. Some materials being exhumedfrom the device may be corrosive and not something you want in the body inlarge quantities.

Thatbeing said, it is only through continuous use that you may find these symptomstaking effect.

Different coil materials

When itcomes to finding your perfect coil, it might be wise to check out the differentmaterials available to you. This can help inform your decision on which aremost likely to burn and cause you allergic reactions if you have any.


Thismetal alloy of iron, chromium and aluminium means that the oxides formed onheating create a secure barrier on the wire surface. The problem with Kanthalalloys is that temperature control is not an option. If you’re opting for oneof the more complex power control mods, then it may be best to steer clear ofKanthal due to its temperature inflexibility.


Nichromeis another metal alloy which protects the coil from burning out. This is due tothe chromium of the nickel and chromium alloy creating an oxidised layer aroundthe coil when heated.

Ni 200

This fullnickel oxide coil is one for those who like high temperatures when inhalingtheir E Cig Juice. This is becausethe oxidised metal si created by burning Nickel to over 400 degrees Celsius.

Stainless Steel

Thesestate of the art coils do not allow a protective oxide to form and have tracesof molybdenum and manganese within their chemical makeup.

Protecting your coil

Lookingto protect your coil from burning out? There are several ways you can preventit.

Non touching coils

Nontouching coils are easy to find and easy to make with a coil clipper kit.Simply make sure that each loop of the malleable metal you are turning into acoil do not touch. This will reduce the likelihood of hot spots due to the increasedsurface area and cooler air between the heated metal loops.

Ceramics and coil-less solutions

Ceramiccoils are new to the market and research is still underway into regards to itssafety. There are pros and cons which are still being researched. On top ofthis, if you’re looking for coil-less solutions, these could very well behitting the market soon enough.

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