Yarn wicks?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:45 pm
So I have heard from several people that you can use a certain type of yarn as a wick. Is this true? And if it is does it taste the same, better, or worse. Also is it easy to set up. Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:06 pm
You can use 100% unbleached, undyed cotton, bamboo or hemp yarn for wicks. Many prefer them to silica, and many claim (myself included) that cotton wicks offer up a really pure taste. Beware, however, that all of these wicks must be kept wet at all to prevent the coil from burning them and perhaps catching them on fire. :o
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:12 pm
As slap said, cotton does have a really good taste, in my opinion. As an added bonus, it wicks super well, making tons of vapor. I got a skein of plain white yarn, boiling it well and drying it before use to remove any substance used in processing. It's enough to last a lifetime! :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:50 am
[quote="scalewiz"]As slap said, cotton does have a really good taste, in my opinion. As an added bonus, it wicks super well, making tons of vapor. I got a skein of plain white yarn, boiling it well and drying it before use to remove any substance used in processing. It's enough to last a lifetime! :)[/quote]

If you had the choice of wicks would you go with stainless? Still trying to figure out what all the hype is about.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:54 am
I use stainless steel in my Chobra because nothing else really works well as a wick with it. Otherwise it's mostly cotton on all my other RBAs. I use silica in rebuilding T3s because cotton wicks a little too well.