What Are PG and VG and What Effect Do They Have on E-Liquids' Qualities
Date: October 5th, 2018
PG and VG are both ingredients in E-Liquids.
E-liquids are the juice that gets turned into vapor in a vape device or e-cigarette.
There are three ingredients in e-liquid. Depending on the mixer, they will appear in varying amounts.
The three ingredients in e-liquid are:
- PG (Propylene glycol)
- VG (vegetable glycerine)
It’s not uncommon to find a juice that is 10% nicotine. Another 10% will be flavoring. That leaves about 80% for your favorite flavor. The levels of each vary of course, but that’s a good guestimate.
What Does Each Ingredient in E-Liquid Do?
VG is a sweet, thick liquid.If you’ve got a juice that’s pumping out fat clouds of vapor, that’s because of the of the VG. If it has a sweet taste like a Boston cream pie or a bag of Skittles, it is because of this ingredient.
Propylene Glycol (PG) is a thin liquid.Unlike VG, it does not have a taste. However, it does have a very important function. PG creates the “throat hit” that many people look for in a vape experience. It mimics the feeling of traditional smoking. That tends to mean that a heavy-duty vaper, or an ex-smoker will tend to want a little more PG in their vape. However, some people are highly sensitive to this sensation, and prefer a lower level of PG in their juice. There’s no wrong way to do it. It is all about personal preference.
How do I know How Much PG and VG I Want?
The truth is you won’t know what you like until you find it. Start out with an e-liquid that is rate 50/50 for PG and VG. After that, try juices that have more of one or the other. You will be a much smarter shopper after that. You will be able to talk shop like a pro, and find an amazing juice for you to try once you know your own vaping palette.
What Are Some Good 50/50 VG/PG Vapes I can Try?
Here are three suggestions.
- Minute Man Vape – Tangerine on Ice
Minute Man Vape’s Tangerine on Ice offers you a fruit menthol taste that is rate 50/50 for VG and PG. It has the tart, sweet taste of tangerines which is cooled off by menthol.
- 13th Floor Salts E-Liquid - Pink Lemonade Ice
Perfect for a summer afternoon, the Pink Lemonade Ice by 13th Floor Salts gives you the great taste of pink lemonade on ice thanks to an artful use of menthol.
- 13th Floor Salts E-Liquid - Apple Pucker
13th Floor Salts E-Liquid Apple Pucker vape juice is a new juice with a classic taste. Green apple is one of the most popular candy-style tastes anybody offers.
How do I Get a Heavy Throat Hit From My Vape?
Dial up the PG levels and see what you think. You’ve got many options. You can get as precise as 55/45 VG/PG e-juices.
How do I get a Smoother, Less Throat-Heavy Hit from My Vape?
Do the opposite of what is recommended above. Grab an e-liquid with a 70/30 VG/PG profile. You might want to try an 80/20 e-juice , such as Ise rather than Inari salts.
A Note on Nicotine Levels…
We offer a choice of nicotine levels on many of our vape juices. You can pick your nicotine levels for your vape juice like you’d pick a t-shirt size.
What are Nicotine Salt E-Liquids?
Nicotine salt e-liquids use a special compound to create an experience that many vapers consider superior to other nicotine juices. It offers many advantages over the the original nicotine additives in e-juice. It uses the whole nicotine compound just like in a tobacco leaf. It lets you get a smoother, stronger draw. It also lets you get more vape hits out of the same amount of e-juice.
What Are Some Great Salt Nicotine Juices?
- Boho Nic Salt By Boho Vape - Ruby
This is a salt nicotine vape inspired by the tropical lifestyle. You will taste happy notes of kiwi, strawberry and apple all swirled into one with this incredible juice.
- 13th Floor Salts E-Liquid – Django
Django by 13th Floor Salts E-Liquid is not like some of the other flavors we mentioned. Many vape juices go for a fruity profile, but this one is an enchanting mixture of vanilla, milk, caramel, and classic Kentucky Flue cured tobacco.
- Tailored House Salts - Honey Crunch
Honey Crunch by Tailored House is a lazy, indulgent vanilla ice cream flavor that tastes like honey has been poured all over it, followed by some crumbled up graham crackers.
Learn More About VG, PG, and Salt Nicotine
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