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Looking to blow Os with the best of them? Here’s a few tips and tricks you can use to maximize your cloud production!

Blowing big dense plumes of vapor is not for everyone, and should be practiced with a bit of restraint, especially while vaping in public. But if you’re with a group of friends, or just looking to enter a vape competition, there are a few things you can do to optimize your cloud production. We’ll start with the basics!

Picking the Right Topper/Tank

Big RDAs are probably the best for cloud production; they allow big, complex coils to be installed, and with side airflow they tend to do a great job at supplying air directly to your build. There are a handful of sub-ohm tanks and RDTAs that do a great job at competing with the best of them as well; it’s really just a matter of preference really.


Unlike flavor production, you’re going to want a topper that’s on the bigger side — with enough room for those complex builds, and a decent amount of dead space (extra room) to amplify your clouds. I’d suggest going with a 24mm topper or bigger if you can find one.


Complexity seems to prevail here. Ideally, you want to rock two coils with a lot of nooks and crannies for liquid to get stuck in, and with a material composition that heats up and cools off quickly. If you decided to take the sub-ohm tank route, go with a complex 6 – 8 coil head, that has a fairly low sub-ohm resistance.

Any build with good heat dissipation qualities and a ton of surface area for your liquid to get stuck in will definitely work in your favor.


Controlling your air is key to good cloud production. Similar to flavor chasing, you’re going to want a ton of air control settings; this means either side airflow, bottom airflow, or both if you’re really looking to push the limits. But opposed to a flavor setup where you’d want the airflow restricted a good amount, cloud production calls for one thing – airflow control wide open!


Vape juice viscosity is perhaps the easiest way to maximize your cloud production. If you decided to purchase a sub-ohm tank, you’ll want to proceed with caution as many of the thicker liquids can cause dry hit issues.

In general, the quickest way to fill a room with vapor, is with a Max VG blend. If you can find a 100% VG liquid specifically made for dripping, even better! Keep in mind that some of the max VG blends will seem a bit light on the flavor, but if you’re reading this article, that’s not really what you’re after anyways!


Contradictory to flavor chasing, where power is kept on the low end of the spectrum, you’re going to want to turn your wattage up. Be careful not to exceed the wattage limits of your coil head though! A lot of cloud chasers use mech mods to achieve their thick dense plumes of vapor, but you can just as easily vape a regulated box mod at 80+ watts to compete.

If you’re curious as to how far you should crank that wattage up, try doing a google search for vape calculator, and use steam engine’s tools for finding the perfect power level for your specific build!


Use a few of the tips and tricks above, and you’ll be on your way to chucking clouds with the best of them!

Looking for a good topper for cloud production? Try starting with one of these:

Wotofo Profile RDA

Blitz Hermetic RDA

Geekvape Loop V1.5 RDA

Vandy Vape Pyro V2 RDTA

Aspire Cleito 120 Sub Ohm Tank

Smok TFV8 Baby Sub Ohm Tank

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