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Why Does My Geek Bar Taste Burnt?

Published 23 March 2022, Updated 10 April 2024

Why Does My Geek Bar Taste Burnt?

If your Geek Bar, puff bar, or any other disposable vape tastes burnt, you are not alone.

It's very common for a disposable vape to have a burnt taste, and there's nothing more devastating than an unexpected vape tasting burnt that tastes disgusting where that burnt taste coats your mouth and makes you cough. It feels like you have wasted your money.

We're here to help! We will break down the most common reasons why your Geek Bar tastes burnt and what you can do to minimise the nasty burnt taste.

Reasons for burnt taste with Geek Bar/Puff Bar

There can be a few reasons why you get a burnt vape taste. One of the main reasons is a dry hit or burnt hits.

Dry hits happen because there is not enough e-liquid that saturates the cotton wick. Therefore, when you inhale, the coil burns the dry cotton, which causes that awful, scorching dry hit. If you continue to try vaping, you will ultimately burn the cotton, and it will need to be thrown away.

However, you may be able to adjust a few things before throwing your Geek Bar away that may fix this.

Let's look at the reasons for a scorched wick below.

Chain Vaping

Chain vaping can cause dry hits. By chain vaping, you are not giving your cotton wicking system enough time to saturate with e-liquid. This means that the coil burns the cotton rather than vaporising the liquid.

The best thing to do in this situation is to give your Geek Bar/Puff Bar enough time to sit and re-soak between puffs.

You are vaping DTL rather than MTL

Disposable vape pens are designed for mouth to lung vaping (MTL). This is the same vaping style as that of a traditional cigarette.

If you take long, deep inhales directly into the lungs (DTL), you are most likely to experience a dry hit from your vaping device due to there not being enough e-liquid saturated to vaporise.

Instead, take a short to medium puff into the mouth first before inhaling into your lungs.

Malfunctioning Geek Bar

Disposable vapes like the Geek Bar are made in their thousands. There is bound to be the odd few that have their flaws from manufacturing to the design. If there is a problem with the device itself, you will have to purchase a new disposable vape pen.

If you continue to receive dry or burnt hits after trying everything possible, it is time to throw away the device and try another one. Check out our previous article if you want recommendations on where to buy Geek Bar vape kits.

More Information

What Is A Disposable Vape?

A disposable vape is very different to your vape tank and pod systems. It is a closed system, which means nothing can be tampered with or opened. A disposable vape contains an internal battery, coil, wick and e-liquid. Some do have a separate mouthpiece.

How Do Geek Bars/Puff Bars Work?

As soon as you inhale on the mouthpiece, the sensors activate. The internal battery powers the coil inside the disposable vape, which vaporises the vape juice and turns it into a flavoured vape in which you exhale.

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