How To Increase Vapor Production: Tips & Tricks

There are a lot of vapers out there today that want more out of their vaping experience, but just don’t know how to get there. Here at VFS a common question we’re asked is “how do I increase my vapor production?” Well, if you’re looking to vape with a lot of smoke, then you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ve listed a number of points that will allow you to increase vapor production, and we’re positive you’ll be happy with the results. If you follow these suggestions below, we’re sure this is a change up that can prove to be both exciting and fun for everyone 🙂

Listed below are a few tips and methods that you can impliment right away to help increase your vapor production!

Let’s Take a Look:


​Use higher VG concentration in your e-juice's

Typically if you find juice with higher VG content, which is made out of vegetable glycerin instead of propelyn glycol, you’ll produce more vapor. VG based juices are much thicker, and will naturally produce thicker clouds because of their molecular structure and how they burn.


70/30 - 80/20 - max vg(caution some RDA’s have hard time absorbing) juices are typically what you would want to look at if you’re interested in increasing vapor production and vaping with the most smoke The reason it’s good to keep a small amount of PG content in your juices is because of two reasons: one, it helps preserver your liquid for longer periods of time, and two, it tends to hold and provide more flavor when vaping. However, if you’re looking for max cloudage, than max VG is the way to go.


Sub-Ohming - Decreasing resistance

What is Sub-Ohming?

​The term subohming comes from dropping below 1 ohm resistance on the coil in your device, hence the term sub ohm (below one). There are a variety of coil resistances that you can choose from, and typically the lower you go in resistance, the more vapor can be produced.

What Does it Do?

Resistance is a term used in electrical circuits to explain the amount of current that can travel through, for example in this case a coil, at once. As you increase the amount of resistance in your coil, this limits the amount of current travelling through the coil at once and doesn’t allow as much surface area to heat up as quickly. This would therefore decrease cloud production.


So now knowing what we know about resistance and subohming, if you want to increase vapor production then you must get a coil with low resistance. Anything in the subohm range(below 1) is usually good, but as mentioned above the lower you go, the more surface area can be heated more rapidly, therefore producing much more vapor. Just make sure your device is compatible with the coils and tanks you’re using. It’s easy to get yourself in trouble with this stuff, and you always want to play it safe. We reccomend subohming for more experienced and advanced vapors.


Pull harder to increase airflow

If you aren’t pulling very hard, or don’t have your mouth on the drip tip fully, you aren’t getting maximum airflow through your coil. You want to make sure you’re inhaling properly, with your mouth fully on the driptip, and are maximizing the amount of air you are pulling away from the coil.


Make sure your mouth is fully over the drip tip, and pull with a relatively strong breathe, this way you’ll be able to pull more vapor away from the coil as your juice burns. If you notice that you’re having a hard time pulling then maybe you probably need to either open your airflow valves more, or get another tank that has better airflow.


Open your airflow valves

As you increase the wattage, or decrease the resistance, this will cause more heat to buildup in the coil. You want to make sure your airflow valve is open to an appropriate channel width. This is required in order to cool and counteract the heat that is being generated by the battery on the surface of the coil. This will prevent burning, and will allow you to increase your wattage and lower resistance without running into issues.


Try out this excercise to gauge airflow adjustment. First make sure your wattage or temp control is at a reasonable point(it’s always okay to start low). Open the airflow valve all the way, put your mouth fully on driptip, and pull hard. Now do the opposite, and turn the valve to the minimal air flow, and do the same. By doing this you can get a good feel for how good or bad the airflow is on your device. If you’re noticing that you have really hot vapor, there’s a good chance that your airflow is poor, and isn’t doing a good job counteracting the heat generated by the coil. Remember, all devices are different, and in order to properly gauge how much airflow you need, you need to just tinker with it. Some will need to be fully open to produce a lot of vapor and cool the coil more rapidly, and some won’t need to be fully open to produce more vapor and cool the coil fast.


Increase the wattage

When you’re in bypass mode on your device, this allows you to pump current directly from the battery to the coil by adjusting the wattage manually. By increasing the supply of current coming directly from the battery, this will allow the coil to heat up faster and reach higher temperatures.


We definitely suggest that you should be careful when working in direct wattage or bypass mode. It can be dangerous pumping current directly from your battery to the coil if you don’t know what you’re doing. We reccomend starting low, and slowly working your way up. Once you start getting near the max wattage threshold the vapor will begin to appear much hotter, and you might even begin to taste some burning. We don’t reccomend vaping near the max wattage threshold all the time, this excercise is more to help you gauge where your wattage threshold is. Then from that point you can figure out an appropriate level to vape at that provides you with the cloud production you desire


Turn the temperature up on your device

If you have a temperature controlled device, then all you have to do is increase the temperature to increase vapor production. If you turn the set temperature up your device will reach higher temperatures, which in turn will burn your juice faster. You must be careful not to burn your coil however, as it can be easy to overdo it if you’re not cautious.


Set your device’s temperature to about 250 degrees, and slowly work your way up. We suggest to set your temperature, and then take a big drag with the airflow fully open. Test the waters, and keep increasing your temperature by about 10 degrees every time you decide you need a higher temperature. By moving up in small intervals you can avoid burning your coil, and pin point the exact temperature that is appropriate for your device, and for the vapor production you desire.


Let your device reach its set wattage or temperature

A big issue with some vapers is they don’t exactly understand the physics of how the device works. Instead of getting into all the science behind it, we’re going to give it to you plain and simple. Some people just don’t hold the activation button long enough for the coil to even pick up the full current you’re pumping into it. People typically press it for a short amount of time, or rapidly press it, and all this is doing is constantly cutting the power supply to the coil. It takes a couple seconds sometimes for the coil to receive the current from the battery, and for the metal on the coil to heat up fully.


Maybe some of you do this because the vapor you're inhaling is too hot, or your PG content is very high and has a massive throat hit. In that case, those are separate issues you need to address and realize are an issue. On the other hand, some people just don’t get it. Try this simple exercise if you haven’t noticed this already. If you can, look at your LED display as you activate your device and inhale, and see how long it takes for your wattage or temperature to get to the set levels. This will help you visually see how fast or slow your device is at heating the coil. This will help provide you with an estimate on how long you should hold the button down before releasing.

​Extra Tip:

In the excercise above, if you noticed that your device takes more than a couple seconds to get fully fired up then maybe you need to buy a better battery! Drainage is one of the key factors to consider when making a decision on what kind of battery to purchase. It determines how quickly current can leave and return back into the battery. As you can see this can play a major roll in how quickly your coil heats up and cools down.


A lot of people think you have to be an advanced vapor to know how to increase vapor production, and we're here to tell you it's not as hard as you think. There are plenty of ways to increase vapor production, but above we've listed some of the most common and quickest methods you can impliment right away.

We hope you were able to see some quick results, and enjoyed learning about how to tone it up a notch. A few tweaks, and even the smallest mods will be filling rooms in no time.

If you were having some trouble still, feel free to reach out to us in the comment section below, we'd love to help!

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  • August 25, 2016
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