CHOOSING YOUR E LIQUID
Do you struggle to find the right e-liquid? We know it’s hard sometimes…. With thousands of different flavours and brands to choose from, it can be a difficult task indeed. Struggling to find the right e-liquid? Here are some basic facts to help you along your way and an explanation of ingredients, flavours, nicotine strength and which type is best for you.
PG (Propylene Glycol): One of the main ingredients in e-liquids. It delivers throat hit and carries flavour better than Vegetable Glycerine. High PG E-Liquids must be used with low power devices and preferably mouth to lung tanks due to the throat hit. The general consensus is maximum 50% PG for starter kits, if you use a sub-ohm style tank then we would recommend 30% or lower.
VG (Vegetable Glycerine): The second main ingredient used in e-liquid. It’s smoother and physically thicker then propylene glycol (PG). High VG e-liquids are designed to produce a larger amount of vapour and a thicker cloud, but you will need an atomiser that can wick them fast enough and a powerful device. Higher VG e-liquids are generally used to smooth out the throat hit and can add a slight sweetness to the flavour. We recommend 50% VG for starter kits and 70% or higher for Sub-Ohm style vaping.
Flavourings: This is where the chemistry really comes into play. Here at Drippin Junkies we have master mixologists who build flavours layer upon layer. Imagine a professional chef making a delicious meal from scratch, if they just used one ingredient the flavour would be thin and bland. The chef would in-fact use multiple ingredients to build a more rounded complex flavour that tastes damn good. The same technique is utilised by our mixologists use to create our recipes. Each e-liquid has been perfectly developed with multi flavours and are extremely complex and multi-layered to give you the best tasting e-liquids around.
Additives: Used to enhance e-liquids, the additives come in several different forms. Wether it be to create a cooling sensation, sweetness or sour.
Free Base Nicotine: The nicotine in 99% of e-liquids that you are familiar with is called freebase nicotine. It is a method that tobacco companies have been using since the 60’s. Freebase is nicotine in its purest form compared to the other nicotine derivatives. Free base nicotine is generally used for sub-ohm style vaping and at low mg concentration.
Salt Nicotine: Nicotine salt is the natural state that nicotine is in tobacco leaves. Nicotine salts has a more tradition nicotine hit, effectively getting into your system a lot quicker than freebase Nicotine. They allow you to vape at higher nicotine strengths without getting the rough throat hit you’re typically used to if you was to use free base nicotine at the same mg level. Salt nicotine is therefore much more effective in low powered devices such MTL and are a very good way for people just starting out to kick the cigarette habit.