What does all this PG/VG 50%/50% and other stuff mean?
E-liquid is a mixture of varying amounts of about 4 different ingredients. Nicotine, PG (propylene glycol), VG (vegetable glycerin) and flavoring. Some liquids can have additional ingredients, but for the most part, these are the main ingredients to all e-liquid.
The amount of nicotine is dependent on the strength of nicotine in your e-liquid, but let’s say it is around 10% nicotine. Somewhere around 10% of your e-liquid will be flavoring. That leaves 80% of the liquid in your bottle for fillers, which dilute the flavoring and the nicotine. This is where PG and VG come in, and depending on how you like your vape, that determines the percentage of PG and VG in your e-liquid.
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is a thick, sweet e-liquid.
VG produces luscious clouds of vapor. VG also imparts a sweeter taste to your liquid.
Simplified, VG gives more vapor and is sweeter. The more % of VG, the thicker the e-juice.
Propylene Glycol (PG) is a much thinner tasteless liquid. PG produces more of a “throat hit” (TH) than VG does, which simulates the feel of smoking better.
PG also has a higher rate of sensitivity for some people, meaning that some people just can’t use PG in their vape.
The more % of VP, the thinner the e-juice.
So, 50%PG/50%VG is an equal mix of TH and vapor.
My recommendation is to start out with a 50/50 mix of PG and VG in your e-liquid. Then after you have tried it, you can make adjustments on your next order. If you aren’t getting enough throat hit to satisfy you, then next time try a 30/70 VG/PG e-liquid mix. If you want more pillowy clouds of smoke, then maybe a 70/30 VG/PG mix is for you.
E-Liquid is liquid that electronic cigarettes vaporize to synthesize the smoke found in a traditional cigarette. E-liquid comes in a large variety of flavors and the nicotine content of the liquid varies. If you are interested in electronic smoking, read on to better understand what E-Liquid is and how to use it in an electronic cigarette. For 18+ ONLY
Before you open a bottle of E-Liquid, shake it first because the “vegetable glycerin”, which is one of the main ingredients in E-liquid, is heavy and can settle at the bottom of the bottle.
Now, remove the cap and proceed to add (making sure to count them) approximately 20 drops to a brand new cartomizer or atomizer (this is the disposable end or tip that fits onto an electronic cigarette device). *New tips will be require more E-Liquid because they are dry and need to be saturated, this will take at least a full minute.
# Once the liquid is added, let the tip (cartomizer or atomizer) set for a minute or so, so that the liquid can saturate the internal fibers.
# Now your electronic cigarette will be ready to use. Simply press down the button or switch of your electronic cigarette, and inhale the e-liquid as desired.