In the vaping process a key part of the process is the liquid vapers put in their various devices, it defines the taste, the nicotine intake and the amount of vapour produced. As vaping is firmly established as a viable alternative to smoking cigarettes, it’s credibility and popularity is on a meteoric rise, as it does so the range of different tastes and flavours of vaping liquid also continues to expand. We will discuss the basic facts concerning e-liquid and its makeup, how they affect the various ways to vape and the best use of specific e-liquids and the vape device you should use them with.
The E-Liquid Recipe
All the best e-liquids in the UK contain four unchanging ingredients, these consist of –
- Propylene Glycol – referred to a PG it is a food additive and component in medicines for many years and is an excellent carrier of flavour.
- Vegetable Glycerine – Known as VG is an odourless product of plant oils such as Palm or Soy, thicker in consistency than its counterpart PG. E-liquids with a higher VG level produce larger clouds of vapour and a smoother vaping experience.
- Food based flavouring – the standard food industry flavours are used to give e-liquid its superb taste.
The fourth and possibly most essential component is nicotine, vape liquids are available with the nicotine element already mixed in or without allowing the vaper to add it to their favoured strength. The separate nicotine part is referred to as the shot and is combined with nicotine free e-liquid which is called shortfill. There are two types of nicotine used in e-liquid, the more traditional type is called freebase nicotine and a newer form more recently developed called nicotine salt. Nic salt doesn’t use any harsh chemicals in the production process and produces an e-liquid that delivers a superb smoother vape.
Specific Types Of E-Liquids
As well as the almost endless amount of flavoured e-liquids that have an even 50/50 PG/VG mix there are other vape liquids mixed to different PG/VG ratios that enhance a certain way of vaping when used in the right type of vape device.
There are two main types which are –
- 80/20 this vape juice is high in PG and when used in vape pens and starter devices it delivers a vape with excellent flavour and higher throat hit at the expense of less vapour.
- 70/30 describes an e-liquid with a high VG Content, the thicker liquid is designed for use with advanced sub-ohm vape devices. The combination produces a super smooth vape with extremely large clouds of vapour.
If you prefer flavour then 80/20 is the obvious choice for you, on the flip side if you dream of being a cloud chaser then an advanced sub-ohm vape device with a 70/30 e-liquid is for you.
It does not matter where you are on your vaping journey, there are always new experiences to explore. New and exciting e-liquids are being developed to enhance the different ways to vape, take the chance to try these new and delicious e-liquids. You might think you have found your favourite flavour but a better one might be just around the corner.