When it comes to vape e-liquid, there are two terms that re constantly used: PG and VG. This can seem a bit confusing to newcomers however, knowledge of these two key ingredients can improve your vaping experience. Find out what Flavours go well with high PG and high nicotine e liquid.
What is VG and PG?
PG can be found in these household items:
Although, some people find that high PG ratio can cause an irritation to the throat. An allergy to PG is somewhat rare, but some have been reported. If you have purchased an e-liquid and find yourself getting a rash or other unpleasant reaction then you might be very sensitive to PG and should look for a high VG e-liquid instead.
Nevertheless, common side effects of using e-liquid that contains PG are dry mouth, dehydration, sore throat and hiccupping. Drink more water when you start vaping for your body become accustomed to Propylene Glycol.
VG is found in these household commodities:
VG e-liquid is thicker than PG e-liquid, which means it reduces the life of coils quicker. High VG e-liquids tend to clog up coils quicker and will not work well in certain tanks. Non-sub-ohm coils (under 1.0 Ohm resistance) will struggle dealing with high VG e-liquid.
In addition, VG has the same common side effects as PG such as dry mouth, dehydration, sore throat and hiccupping. Drink more water when you start vaping for your body become accustomed to Vegetable Glycerin.
For tanks with a high ohm resistance you will need to use 50% VG / 50% PG ratio. This is due to the coils not being able to cope with thick e-liquid. This is because of the small holes in the coil that lets the e-liquid travel to the cotton and wire. Using tanks that are for mouth-to-lung should be vaped at around 6 – 15w and with a nicotine level of 6mg – 18mg, including nicotine salts.
Sub-ohm tanks are able to take thicker nicotine e liquid with a higher percentage of VG. The coils have bigger holes which means that more liquid and thicker liquid is able to travel to the cotton and wire. But these types of tanks guzzle through e-liquid.
Rebuildables are great for those who want to build their own coils, this gives you more flexibility on which e-liquid ratio you want to use. It does still depend on the resistance of the coil but most people who use rebuildables use high VG e liquid.
VG and PG are easy to understand. They work well but in different ways, we recommend starting with a 50% VG / 50% PG ratio then try out high VG (70%) and see what ratio you prefer. Make sure you use the correct nicotine e liquid ratio with your vape kit and tank.
Many vapers use different ratios of VG and PG. Flavours such as Tobacco, Fruits and menthol go well with high PG and high nicotine e liquid. Flavours such as dessert, cream and custard tend to work well with high VG e-liquid as it is thicker and sweeter.
Remember, there is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing the right flavour or VG/PG ratio, it is all down to personal preference. If you want to learn how to mix your nicotine booster, read our blog on 'How To Mix Your Nicotine Booster'.
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