Finding Out More About Vaping E-Liquids
If you are new to vaping it is a good chance that you are not fully aware of all the intricacies of vaping world and more specifically the main ingredients of e-liquid, you are using. I had been vaping for a few years before I investigated how the different components interact to affect the type of vapour produced in my vape device. Using this short article, I want to give you all the relevant information about e-liquid in its various forms.
The Make Up Of E-liquid
Four main components that make up e-liquid which, when heated in the tank of the vape device, produces your super tasty vape. In some cases, vapers prefer to mix e-liquid with their own unique recipe, the nicotine element may be left out of the e-liquid – more on this later. The usual ingredients are –
- Vegetable Glycerine (VG) – a clear liquid produced from plant oils like Coconut and used in Food and Cosmetic products. Its thick consistency means it produces more significant clouds of vapour.
- Propylene Glycol (PG) – is an organic compound in use for over 60 years in the food and medicine industries, it is an excellent carrier of flavour and the thinner of two main components.
- Nicotine – This Will be one of two types of nicotine, Freebase or Nicotine salt, and as stated, can be pre-mixed or added later.
- Food-Based Flavourings – these are the standard flavours used in the food industry.
An Amazing Wealth of Choice
There are many different manufacturers of e-liquid in today’s vaping marketplace, which can make it confusing for vapers looking to choose what to use. E-liquid in its standard 10ml bottle is not particularly expensive so try different brands and tastes until you find the ones you prefer. Popular choices include the dinner lady’s range of tasty flavours and the superb Heisenberg e-liquids, which are also well reviewed, to name just two of the many.
Different E-Liquids Available
There are several different types of e-liquid that mix PG and VG in varied levels to create e-liquids more suited to certain ways of vaping. The three main types of e-liquids are as follows –
- 50/50 – with equal amounts of PG and VG, it produces an even vape with good flavour and vapour.
- 70/30 – higher in VG, this e-liquid is specifically designed for use with a sub-ohm coil device, this combination produces more significant clouds of vapour.
- 80/20 – this e-liquid mix ratio is higher in PG and produces a vape high in flavour, and a strong throat hit.
These different combinations lend themselves to specific ways of vaping, you might not see the need to move from a 50/50, which most vapers start with, but the choice is there.
Nicotine Shots and Shortfills
As mentioned, some more experienced vapers prefer to mix e-liquid to their own recipe. To enable this, most vaping stockists sell e-liquid without nicotine, this is called Shortfill e-liquid. A nicotine element is available in different strengths and is referred to as the Shot, by adding the Shot to the shortfill the desired e-liquid strength is achieved. Most shortfill e-liquid bottles are supplied with room for the Shot, so mixing is easy.
So, there we have it, the basic information on the make-up of e-liquid. I hope you are now more informed and can now progress and improve your vaping experience.