Thirsty wire is great but they don't make it without nickel despite one-in-three being allergic. If you prefer round wire for whatever reason then you need Quartz and Porous Black Ceramic Rods. They wick the crumble to the coils and ensure that it doesn't just drip off. They also maintain the coils' structural integrity.
The ceramic tastes clean and is very absorbent, it could probably hold a bucket's worth at least. But the quartz is absolutely neutral, zero taste, lovely. Wrapped in twisted platinum wire this is my favourite daily driver, I just glow it red-hot to clean after each dab.