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Eliquid 101

You’re trying to quit smoking. You’ve decided vaping is right for you, however, it all seems quite alien and like there is a lot to learn. Don’t worry. We have created a quick eliquid guide to help choose one that is right for you. You should get it in no time, but, if you’re still unsure, drop us a message. 

What is e-liquid?

Firstly, in our eliquid guide, we think you should know exactly what it is. E-liquid, also called e-juice or vape juice, is the liquid that goes in your vape device. E-liquid is made up of PG (propylene glycol) and VG (vegetable glycerin). Other ingredients include flavourings and maybe nicotine. These two main ingredients form the base of your e-liquid and come in different ratios. You may notice that some brands promote themselves as being high VG such as ‘The Kraken’. Others, particularly the starter e-liquids, have higher PG or a more balanced ratio.

What do PG and VG do in e-liquid?

When PG and VG are available in different ratios it changes the vape experience. If you are looking for big clouds then VG is for you. If you are after a decent throat hit, then PG is what you want in a higher quantity.

However, you can’t just tip a high PG juice into a big cloud kit. This is going to cause leaks. This is due to the differences in the make up of the liquids. More about this next. 

What is the difference between PG and VG?

Thin. This means that if put in the wrong tank it can easily leak. High PG is suited to starter devices and pod kits. The fact that it is thin means that you are less likely to get a dry hit with this as it absorbs into the wicks quickly. 

 Less gunk - It doesn’t cause huge gunk build up as it is thin 

Throat hit - It provides a decent throat hit which is desirable for newly ex-smokers.

Discrete - The vapour is less dense, meaning it is good for discreet vaping.

Flavour - PG is flavourless meaning that flavours are not distorted. This makes it great for flavour chasers.

VG

Sweet - VG has a sweetness to it already. 

Thick - This ingredient is thicker than PG meaning that you get a build up of gunk a little easier. It also means that you need to make sure you fully saturate your wicks before you take a puff or say hello to a dry hit.

Smoother - High VG is smoother and has less of a throat hit. 

Allergy - VG tends to be less allergenic that PG.

Good cloud - High VG is ideal for cloud chasers and tricksters.

How do I know which e-liquid to choose?

It’s tough. There are literally thousands of flavours before you even get into PG/VG ratios. 

You need to think about what you want from your vaping experience and which device you have. 

  • Do you want a throat hit and a discreet vape? Then opt for a simple kit and high PG
  • Do you want a smooth vape and decent clouds? Then look for a big cloud kit or sub ohm device and high VG juice

Selecting the right e liquid is really down to personal preference, however, you do need to consider your vape device. You need to make sure that the e-juice you have will work with the kit you have or are buying.  

When you are just starting out you might want to consider a mouth to lung device (MTL) with 50/50 PG/VG e-liquids as this is said to mimic smoking the best. Although, the best thing is to think about what you want from your vape experience from the list above and select a device and e-liquid based on that. 

What is a dry hit?

I’ve said the term ‘dry hit’ a couple of times now. It can happen when you vape without any e-liquid in the tank, or if you don’t let your e-liquid soak into the tank properly. This is a dry hit. It is horrible. It feels like your throat is burning. Moral- always let the juice soak into your coils. You’ll only be impatient once, trust me.

What size can I buy e-liquid in

E-liquid comes in 10ml bottles. You can buy larger 30ml and even 50ml bottles, due to regulations these larger “shortfills” are 0mg nicotine. However, you are able to buy nic shots and add the nicotine yourself in the required amount. We can guide you on how much to add depending on your required concentration. 

What flavours are available?

This would be a hell of a long list to write every e-liquid flavour here. There are quite literally thousands. They range from minty to fruity to dessert-like and then, of course, tobacco blends.

Here are a few that our customers love: 

I VG Vape juice

baccy roots High VG

the kraken purple vape juice

vampire vape high PG vape juice guide

Keep in mind that some flavours can become a little sickly if you vape them too much. It might be a good idea to get a selection of juices so that you can swap between a few different ones. You will soon discover a juice that is the perfect “all day vape.” 

Make sure you buy your e-liquid from a reputable shop or online store, if it is too cheap or feels too good to be true, then it probably is. At the end of the day you are inhaling this vape juice and you want it to be of the best quality and safely manufactured in a place with high standards. 

What nicotine level do I need?

That depends on how many cigarettes you previously smoked. You can get anything from 0mg right up to 18mg. It is good to know the right nicotine level for you otherwise you could end up having too much and feeling a little sick, or not having enough and find that you want to go back to cigarettes. 

Here is a rough guide: 

1-7 cigarettes per day: 3mg - 6mg 

8-13 cigarettes per day: 12mg 

14 cigarettes and above: 18mg

 

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