How Do I Choose E Juice?

Published August 2nd 2022
This blog will help you decide which e-liquid is best suited to you.

How Do I Choose E Juice?

When choosing the right e-juice for yourself, you must make sure you are using the suitable nicotine strength that you desire. You will also have to make sure you are using the correct blend of Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol for the device you are using.

To choose the right e-juice for yourself, there are several things to take into consideration, firstly being the nicotine strength of the liquids; if you do not crave nicotine, then 0mg liquids would be ideal; if you are a light smoker of cigarettes and smoke roughly between 2-8 a day, then 3mg and 6mg would be your desired strength if you smoke between 8-15 a day then 10mg and 12mg would be suitable.

If you are a heavier smoker of almost 20+ a day, then 18mg or 20mg would be ideal. The second factor to consider is the type of juice you choose; you will find that liquids will either contain a higher Propylene Glycol (PG) percentage or a higher Vegetable Glycerin (VG) percentage.

Higher PG liquids are intended for use in smaller pen-style vaping devices as higher PG liquids usually come in higher nicotine strengths and do not produce huge vapour clouds. Higher VG liquids, on the other hand, will be found in lower strengths like 3mg and 6mg. Still, they have a much thicker viscosity, meaning that higher VG juices will produce large clouds of vapour.

There are two main vape juice types: freebase liquids and nicotine salt liquids. Freebase liquids are your standard e-liquids that can be found in bottles ranging from 10ml up to 200ml+, and these juices are made up of VG, PG, Nicotine and Flavourings.

Freebase liquids can be found in strengths of 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg. Nicotine Salts are found in smaller 10ml bottles and are usually only found in strengths of 5mg, 10mg and 20mg. Nicotine salt liquids are made the same way as freebase liquids, except that they have the addition of benzoic acid or citric acid.

Ig you're looking for a high nicotine strength nic salt e-liquid, then check out Jack Rabbit nic salts. These high PG nic salts are available in 5mg, 10mg and 20mg.

How Do You Put Juice In A Vape?

Filling a tank with vape juice is a simple and easy task, but this may depend on your device. On average, most vapes are filled by opening or removing a top cap housed on the tank or pod and then carefully squeezing the juice from the bottle into the tank/pod. Holding it at a slight angle can make this easier.

Not all vape devices are the same when putting juice inside. Some vaping devices are filled from the bottom of the tank/pod rather than the top. With these devices, you usually need to remove the tank/pod from the battery and then unscrew and fill like you would a top-fill vape, but this requires slightly more maintenance.

How Does E-juice Work?

E-juice works by being heated up by a coil inside the vaping device, which is heated to a high enough temperature that begins to vaporise the e-juice, which results in a vapour that is inhaled and exhaled.

A great way of explaining this is by imagining water and a hot pan, if a pan was not very hot and you added water, it would begin to create a small amount of vapour or steam, and vaping devices work in the same way by heating the vape juice. If you were to put water in a boiling pan, it would begin to heat up too much and begin to boil.

Once again, this is the same with vape juice, so if you were using a device capable of producing very high temperatures, then it is recommended that you would use a thicker juice with a higher VG percentage as juice containing higher PG are a much thinner viscosity and could potentially begin to overheat which can result in coils burning out much faster and in some cases, a spit back of boiling vape liquid.

Some e-juices have a much thicker viscosity, and these juices are classed as high VG liquids. As these higher VG liquids are much thicker, they require a higher temperature to be vaporised and are intended to be used in bigger mod-style vaping devices. The higher VG vaporised at a higher temperature will result in a much thicker and dense vapour cloud.

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For more insights check out our article what is in e-Liquid vapour?

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