Squonking is the act of pushing on an e-juice reservoir inside a squonk mod.
As a recent addition to the vaping world, squonking mods are establishing themselves as fantastic all-in-one solutions for regular vapers. With a Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer (RDA) and more capacity than a tank, a squonk mod kit blends flavor and convenience into a one-of-a-kind vaping experience.
If you’re an experienced vaper familiar with the use of rebuildable dripping atomizers, squonking can be a great step up. The vapor production remains the same in squonk mods, so you can keep the clouds of a rebuildable dripping atomizer without having to drip from your e-juice bottle constantly.
A squonk mod is a fantastic way to go if you enjoy vaping, although it may take a bit longer to set up.
Whatever your skill level, by the end of this guide, you’ll know:
- what squonking is
- how to use squonk mods and how to squonk properly
- what a squonk mod is
- whether or not squonking is right for you and the best squonk mods for your level.
What is Squonking?
Squonking is a vaping style that uses a vape mod called a squonk mod. A squonk mod contains an e-juice reservoir and has the removable squonking bottle inside with an opening or button that allows you to operate the squeeze bottle.
When you push on the reservoir, the juice will come through a hose in the box mod into a bottom-feed RDA. These RDAs have a hollow 510 connection squonk pin that allows fluid to squirt onto the cotton from underneath. Note that you’ll need a compatible bottom feed pin instead of the one in a standard mod.
Similar to dripping, squonking gives you big, flavorful clouds without the need to carry around a squonk bottle of vaping solution. The juice reservoirs inside squonk mods generally start at around 7ml, making their squonk bottle bigger than your standard 5ml tank, and are less likely to break.
If you’re starting out on vape squonking, you may need time to adjust to the setup. For example, RDAs hit dry. You’ll also need to become familiar with how much pressure you should use to squonk on your mod to ensure the coils are thoroughly soaked, or you’ll get a burnt taste.
How to Squonk?
Before you decide if squonking is for you, it might help to understand the device and its method. While squonking can be great, you should fully understand squonking before making a decision.
The Squonk Device
The main difference between your regular mod and a squonk mod is that squonks contain a juice reservoir inside the device instead of on top. The mod will have either a cut-out section or a button/lever that allows you to press the reservoir, soaking the cotton of your RDA on top of the device.
The battery housing will be next to your juice reservoir. Squonks have only one battery.
Squonk mods are limited to using RDAs because of their bottom-feeding pins. The bottom-feed pin feeds juice from underneath the atomizer.
When buying a regular RDA for your squonk vape, you’ll want to make sure it comes with a bottom-feed 510 pin. Otherwise, the juice will squirt through the hose and into your device.
Unregulated and Regulated Mods
New squonk mods come in two main setups: unregulated and regulated mods.
Mechanical or unregulated squonk mods are devices without a chipset, which means nothing monitors the amount of raw power coming from the battery. While there are advantages to this vape style, most vapers stay away from unregulated models because of the dangers if you test your batteries’ safety limits.
With an unregulated squonk mod, the battery can vent, which can cause it to leak battery acid, smoke, or even explode. Also, battery life is often compromised because there isn’t enough room for a better battery.
If you’re new to vaping, you’ll want to look for a regulated squonk mod. Regulated squonk mods help you get used to building your own coils, and you can maintain your fully regulated devices without the danger of hurting yourself.
Moreover, before you go into mechanical/unregulated mods, you’ll want to do some research, especially on mechanical vapes, exact wattage and maximum wattage, Ohm’s Law, and battery function.
There is also a third option of squonker mods, but these semi-regulated mods aren’t common even though they combine a regulated with an unofficial mod.
Using a Squonking Mod: How Does the Mod Work?
Setting up your squonk mod for use takes a bit longer than your usual stock coil devices. With a squonk mod, you’ll want to ensure that:
- You’ve built, installed, and wick’d your coils properly.
- Your battery is scratch free and installed correctly.
- Your juice reservoir contains enough e-liquid to be pushed into your RDA.
Once all these are in place, you’re ready to start squonking—and doing so is surprisingly simple:
- Holding your squonk mod in your hand, gently press the juice reservoir. Pressing the reservoir will squeeze your e-liquid up and out of the reservoir into the hose.
- The juice will be pushed through the hose into your bottom feed squonk RDA, soaking the coils and filling the juice well (area beneath the coils).
- Once you’ve soaked the cotton to your liking, let go of the pressure on the juice reservoir. A small vacuum will suck any excess juice back into the reservoir.
While squonking, you may want to look out for something called ‘over-squonking’. Over-squonking is when too much e-liquid gets pushed into the RDA, causing it to flood and possibly leak.
If any juice leaks into your device, it can cause permanent damage and, if you have a mechanical mod, it can cause your battery to vent.
Is Vape Squonking for Me?
Deciding to start vape squonking can be a tough decision as there are a lot of factors to consider.
Here we’ll go through some pros and cons to help you decide whether squonking is the right vaping style for you.
- Great all-in-one solution – blends the flavor of a dripper and the convenience of a tank.
- Rebuildable atomizer – allows you to find the flavor and cloud production you enjoy.
- Big e-juice reservoirs – means that you don’t have to lug around an e-liquid bottle.
- Fewer components that could break – which gives you peace of mind and a little more freedom.
- Over-squonking – e-juice can leak if you’re not careful.
- Unregulated mods – Unregulated devices’ safety measures are subpar. The best squonk mod for beginners is a regulated mod.
- Single battery – Instead of e-juice, you may be carrying around a spare battery.
- Dripping – RDAs involve dripping solution into the atomizer, which can be inconvenient.
Squonking is a great way to vape, offering you a lot of freedom, flavor, and vapor—but it’s not for everyone.
Regular vape users might find the single battery limiting or the need to rebuild and re-wick coils tedious. However, the ability to customize your coils and hold a lot of e-juice makes squonking a great choice. Also, having the bottom feed pins produce dense, flavorful clouds makes squonking a new vaping method well worth considering.