What Is Sub-Ohm Vaping?
Like most things in the modern world, vaping technology is growing at a rapid pace.
If you look back in time, the vape industry has come a long way from the common ‘pen kits’ you would (and still) see in your local retail store.
We find ourselves spending hours on the internet researching the latest vape tech, just for something new to come along the next week!
Regardless, we believe sub-ohm vaping will be here for a long time, so we’ve put everything to need to know all in one place in this article.
Read below to find out all about the most powerful vaping experiences possible.
Sub-ohm vaping refers to using a device capable of maintaining a specific level of resistance in its coil. It's exactly what it sounds like: if the resistance of the vape coil is below 1 ohm then you’ve got yourself a cloud blowing, sub-ohm capable device.
Maintaining a resistance of below 1 ohm means that a coil will burn much hotter, giving you a larger cloud and a more intense vaping experience.
This amount of heat needs an awful lot of power backing it up. We suggested that your vape mod has a minimum wattage of at least 35 watts in order to get a powerful and consistent sub-ohm experience.
Sub-ohm vaping is all about resistance and physics.
In a lot simpler times, having a bigger tank and increasing the power of your device was enough to increase cloud production
Enter sub-ohm vaping!
When you lower the resistance of your coil, you’ll be able to use a much thicker wire and a higher-powered battery. This means that the coil reaches more vape juice and heats at a much faster rate
Combined with good airflow and a high VG e-liquid you’ve got the recipe for massive clouds.
Is Sub-Ohm Safe?
Sub-ohm vaping is entirely safe, adhering to the same strict standards of device quality and safety measures that dictate the entire vaping industry. However, this does not mean that sub-ohm vaping is for everyone.
If you’re a beginner we would always recommend avoiding sub-ohm vaping. The intensity of the hit could easily be too much for someone brand new to vaping.
It’s also extremely important to understand all the kit you’re working with in order to avoid malfunction. Vaping novices should always start out with a more simple device until they've learned the ropes.
If you're an experienced vaper looking to reach the next level, we suggest you speak to an expert and get your hands on pre-built sub-ohm kit.
This will mean you can get the best experience possible from your vape with the ease of pre-built coils.
Remember to always properly maintain your equipment and keep an eye out for any signs of malfunction.
To further expand and help you understand what sub-ohm vaping is, let’s talk about the two main types of vaping, DL and MTL.
Here’s a breakdown.
- Mouth to Lung – MTL vaping is a technique designed to emulate the experience of smoking a cigarette. You take a drag of the vapour through your mouth, holding it there before inhale it into your lungs. This way of vaping is more suited towards you if you’re interested in vaping to recover from a smoking habit.
- Direct Lung – Vaping DL is when you inhale the vapour ‘directly to your lung’ without holding it in your mouth. DL vaping has a harsher throat-hit and is generally distinct from any kind of 'smoking' experience.
Sub-ohm devices work via a DL vaping method. For many this is a much more intense method, but this allows for bigger clouds and really brings out the flavour of the vape juice.
So, let’s say you’ve decided to make that switch to sub-ohm vaping, what’s the most suitable vape juice for you?
If you’re interested in cloud chasing, liquids high in VG and low in PG are perfect for producing large clouds. All of our CBD vape juices come with a 60:40 mix of VG to PG, making them ideal for sub-ohm vaping.
If you’re not particularly bothered and just want to go with your liquid of choice, we still suggest avoiding e-liquids with high PG content as many find this too harsh on the inhale.
Now that you've learned everything you need to know about sub-ohm vaping, you should have no trouble enjoying it with confidence!
Just remember to pick the right device and e-liquid and you’ll be sure to notice the difference. Once you have these two essential steps mastered you're vaping experience will be well on it's way to becoming truly unbeatable.