The Best PG/VG Mix for Vaping
If you are in the early stages of switching from cigarettes to vaping or you are thinking about vaping as an option to help you quit. Understanding the liquid that goes into your tank can make the difference between sticking it out or returning back to cigarettes. If you are stuck wondering what VG & PG are we have a quick guide for you.
PG & VG – So What Exactly Are They and What Does It Mean?Put simply, these are abbreviations for ‘propylene glycol’ and ‘vegetable glycerin’ – odourless liquid bases that are mixed with nicotine and flavour additives to create the e-juice for your vaporiser. PG and VG bases also have different consistencies and taste too, and they both give a different hit at the back of the throat. Hence why it’s important to know the correct mix ratio when trying a new flavour, or if you’re new to the vaping club. As this is not an exact science and more of a personal preference, it can take a few attempts to get to know your sweet point in terms of flavour and nicotine, but most people realise their preferences early on. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is a viscous, sweet liquid and imparts a sweeter flavour to your vape. VG is also responsible for producing luscious clouds of vapour. Propylene Glycol (PG) on the other hand is a thinner, tasteless liquid. PG gives more of the ‘throat hit’ simulates the feeling of smoking better. However PG has a higher rate of sensitivity and some people can’t use it all in their vape, always check whether you are sensitive to PG before using. PG liquid is less viscous than VG giving a better throat hit. VG, on the other hand, has a slightly sweeter taste, even though some vapers consider PG to be a better flavour carrier base. Also, VG is a lot smoother than PG, and some manufacturers will use 100% VG in their e-liquid formulas, especially when they’re catering to sensitive vapers.
40/60, 20/80, 50/50? Get The Ratio Right For Your Perfect Vape Mix
E-liquids are a mixture of nicotine, flavouring and a PG and VG base. Depending on how much nicotine you put into your e-liquid, this will determine the strength of the vape. So let’s say your e-liquid is 10% nicotine, another 10% will be made up of flavouring with around 80% of the remaining mixture made up of water and a PG and VG mixed base. Starting off with a 50/50 ratio of PG to VG is a great way to ‘get a feel’ for vaping. You can make adjustments to your e-liquid whether you prefer more of a throat hit, or like to billow out those luscious plumes of white vapour. Most vapers prefer a 70% VG to 30% PG mix base, for a smoother vape without overpowering the throat.
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Here at Tidal Vape, we have a fantastic selection of PG and VG mixes for novice vapers, regulars and the professional cloud chasers out there. We also have a selection of e-liquids in delicious flavours such as vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, citrus fruits, menthol and some in the early stage prefer to stick to the tobacco flavours.
Try the different mix combos, available in a choice of delicious flavours to find the best vape for you. And if you need any advice on finding the best concentration our team are always available.