Spitback means occasional sizzling e-liquid that can sometimes shoot into vapers’ mouths, usually accompanied by popping sounds. The simple cause of spitback is e-juice getting pooled up on the coil and boiled instead of being vaporized, like when we are cooking, dropping oil to the hot pan. Even though spitback happens with all brands of tank, which makes vapers unhappy.

Here are some tips to avoid spitback:

1.Please don’t flood your coils. Before installing a new coil to the tank, some users usually prime the coil, dripping some drops of e-juice onto the wicks. If you drip too much e-juice into the chamber of the coil, it can easily cause the coil to flood and spit.

prime the coil
prime the coil

2.Clean your tank often, including the chimney ,top hardware and mouth piece. In use, some condensation can build up inside the chimney or be collected at the top hardware or mouth piece of your tank. If the condensations find its way back down to your coil, it will also cause spitback. You can roll up tissue paper or use a Q-tip or cotton bud and insert it down into the chimney from the mouth piece, which will soak up the excess e-juice and condensation inside the coil.

Clean your tank often
Clean your tank often

3.Turn up your wattage. If the wattage is too low, the e-juice will not be vaporized on the coil as quickly as the wick is supplying it. Please try to increase your wattage according to the suggested wattage range given by the manufacturers.

4.Fire before inhaling. If your coil floods with e-juice, you can just hit the fire button for a few seconds before you start to inhale. When the popping sounds go away, then you can vape without fear of spitback.(When trying this method, please keep in mind that the vapor will be a little hot, because some heat has already built up inside the coil while you hit the fire button).

5.Use a higher VG e-juice. If you are using a sub ohm tank, the e-juice holes of the coil can be quite large, high PG e-juices are thinner,less viscous-and are more likely to flood the coil and cause leaking or spitback issues.

6.Inhale more gently. When you inhale too strongly will draw more e-juice into the coil and cause flooding. If your tank’s airflow is adjustable, please adjust the airflow to your favorite position and inhale gently.

We hope these tips can help you get back to your favorite vape. If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to share with us.

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  2. Thank you. I am new to vaping. This is a problem I have had at times and didn’t know about. I wish company’s that make these would explain this on some instructions. Now I don’t have any spill back. My coil was flooded and after holding in fire for a bit works great. I have 2 different tanks and different coils. Learning so much now.

  3. I am using Nautilus X with 1.8ohm coils and i am getting
    liquid in mouth every time. I use 50/50 liquid, i do not prime the
    coils, and have set max watt for these coils (16watt). Most
    people dont realize it but this is very dangerous because eliquids
    contain poisonous chemicals that we swallow in the case of spitback. I already have some serious irritation in my throat because of that.

  4. My Aspire Breeze 2 makes sizzling sound every time I fire it. It doesn’t hit or taste bad, is it bad it makes noise when vaping?? I have 2 of them & alternate between the 2. I use 50 mg Nic salt, always same brand & flavor & always the 1.0 coil. I started getting some spit back on one of them, so I just switched out the coils with a new one, filled it with liquid, & just let it sit. I don’t prime my coils, I let the juice soak in on it’s own. So far, never gotten a burnt coil or bad taste. New vaper & ex cigarette smoker, so not sure about all different vapes out there. Before the Breeze 2, I used Suorin Air & a Suorin Drop. They’re quite a bit different than the breeze. I never hear noise from them, does that mean my Breeze 2 is broken??