When vapes started to become popular there was very little choice in e-liquid, most choices were high PG.
Nowadays there is a lot more choice, from high VG or high PG, nicotine salts, free base, shortfalls and more.
The problem with having so many options, is that it is now difficult to choose the best e-liquid. Here are some tips to help you make the best choice.
How Do You Choose The Correct Nicotine Strength?
If you have tried vaping to help you to quit smoking tobacco based products then you need to choose a nicotine strength that will satisfy your cravings.
For those of you who are smoking between 15 and 20 cigarettes daily you should probably be looking at e-liquids that contains 18 mg of nicotine in a 10 ml bottle.
If you are smoking less than this amount, or are smoking a light or mild cigarette brand then you will be able to choose an e-liquid with 12 mg of nicotine.
When you first start vaping you may want to choose a higher percentage of nicotine, otherwise you may struggle to make the switch.
E-Liquids For A Strong Throat Hit
Cigarettes can sometimes be harsh on your throat, which surprisingly smokers sometimes miss.
It is possible to replicate this throat hit when vaping, but you will need to choose an e-liquid that contains lots of propylene glycol.
The VG:PG ratio to look for is 50:50, although you may want to go for a VG:PG ratio of 40/60 if you want an even stronger hit.
What If You Want A Smooth Throat Hit?
If you want a smoother throat hit there are two methods you will want to use.
You can use nicotine salts, which have recently started to be used as an alternative to high strength e-liquids that were too harsh.
It uses the original form of nicotine found in tobacco leaves. It provides a smooth throat hit and increases the speed that the nicotine is delivered.
Another method you can use is to use e-liquids with higher VG to PG ratio.
Which E-Liquid For An E-Cig?
For those of you who are using an e-cig to replace the look and feel of a traditional cigarette you may want to try a VG:PG ratio of 50/50.
This ratio gives a similar throat hit as a cigarette. It is also the best choice for those lower powered devices, and is the best for the tight, restricted draw that you would associate with smoking a cigarette.
E-Liquid For Open Pod Systems And Starter Kits
You would usually use an e-liquid with a higher PG ratio (for example 50:50) when using an open pod system or starter kit.
If your coil has a resistance above 1 ohm then you would be better off using an e-liquid that has lots of propylene glycol.
Which E-Liquid For Cloud Chasing?
For lots of you, when choosing an e-liquid and vape device your main priority is to blow large clouds of vapour.
If this sounds like you then you will need to be particular with your e-liquid.
When choosing your e-liquid you will be better off choosing a short fill, this is a larger bottle of e-liquid with a space at the top so that you can add your own nicotine shot.
To create those vapour clouds you will need to opt for e-liquids with higher VG ratios, but please remember that to create those massive clouds your basic vape device wont cut it.
You will need a more advanced kit, with a more powerful battery to provide more power, and a coil that is capable of handling the power and the thicker e-liquid.
It is also advisable that you use lower resistant coils with wider holes in the coil to absorb the e-liquid.
Which Is The Best Flavour?
Choosing the best flavour e-liquid is something that only you can decide.
It is a personal choice so the best advice I can give is to experiment and to try as many different flavours and brands as you can.
The one thing I would say, is that often when smokers choose to move onto vaping they sometimes choose an e-liquid with a tobacco flavour. Research has suggested that choosing a different non-tobacco flavour is the better option, and will help you to make the change much easier.
You may feel overwhelmed when looking at e-liquids, however, hopefully reading the above guide has made things a little more clear for you.
If you can identify what you are looking for then you can narrow your search down a little, then with a little experimenting you will soon find your new favourite e-liquid.