Another very popular way to sample is by using the eliquids dripping technique. It’s simple in concept you simply drip an eliquid sample directly from the bottle onto the exposed mesh of an atomizer. The following pictures show a Joyetech 510 atomizer and an attempt to highlight the inner wick.
Another popular atomizer for dripping is the Joyetech 306 atomizer with drip tip. Because the mesh in a 306 is beyond the top of the base, the drip tip is needed to contain the ejuice.
After attaching your chosen atomizer to your battery, drip 4-5 drops of eliquid directly on the wire mesh of your atomizer and vape away.
Compared to cartomizers, clearomizers, or large tanks, there are several advantages of the dripping technique to sample eliquid. The equipment to drip is readily available and you may already have the right kind of atomizer on hand or be able to convert one of your cartomizers to a dripper. Eliquids can be switched out quickly; once the current juice is exhausted a new juice can be dripped. Also, the carryover flavor from the previous eliquid sample is minimized since there is not much wicking material in these types of atomizers. Finally, many people feel the flavor and vapor production is better than other eliquid sampling methods.
There are disadvantages to the dripping method to sample eliquid. If you wait too long before adding more drips and the atomizer dries out, you will get a horrible, burnt tasting vape. No harm done, just add more juice, but it is unpleasant and if you drip with any regularity you better get used to it. Second, it can be pretty messy. Atomizers tend to leak with dripping and eliquid will get on your hands and equipment. Finally, it’s kind of inconvenient having to drip constantly.
How does dripping compare to my personal favorite method to sample eliquid—the Joyetech eGo-C? In my opinion, dripping is still second best. With the eGo-C the eliquid change-out is quicker because you don’t need to wait until the atomizer is dry. With the eGo-C the carryover flavor from the previous eliquid sample is even less than with dripping. With the eGo-C tank I don’t have to worry about burnt vapes as long as I can see eliquid in the transparent tank so I can sample the eliquid as long as I want without having to worry about how many vapes it’s been since I last dripped. And the eGo-C doesn’t leak. The only point that dripping might have over the eGo-C is the flavor and vapor production. In my experience vapor production is better with dripping, and flavor with dripping is just marginally better than the eGo-C. Still, with all the other advantages, I will be sampling eliquids with my trusty eGo-C and leave the fiddling and cleaning up to the dripaholics.