Saturday, April 14, 2018

How to Choose an E-juice You Like

If you are new to vaping or tired of the same old flavors, how do you choose an e-juice you like? Though you can listen to recommendations from others, choosing the right e-juice depends on your own taste and smell preferences, nicotine level desired, the e-juice’s PG/VG (propylene glycol/vegetable glycerin) ratio, as well as on the atomizer you are using. Some people choose a particular e-juice simply based on an entertaining vape juice name. To prevent yourself from wasting money on juices you aren’t going to enjoy, we’ve put together this handy guide on how to choose an e-juice you like.

Sample Various E-Juice Flavors

Vape juice flavors come in mint, tobacco, sweet, savory, tart, and everything in between. If you are a former cigarette smoker, you may enjoy a tobacco flavor. Or, if you smoked menthols, you may enjoy mint or a mint-tobacco mix. Candy fiends often mix fruit flavors or mix tart with sweet. Whatever your taste preferences, there’s a perfect e-juice out there for you.

Come sample at our stores before you buy to see what flavors you like. Another good option is to sample e-juice from your friends when they have flavor you might like.  The name of the juice, in combination with its smell, can usually give you a ballpark idea of what you’re getting. To get an even better idea, find out the juice’s PG/VG and nicotine levels.

E-Juice PG/VG Content

Although odorless and colorless, propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin ratios do affect your overall vaping experience. If you use a vape pen or other device with variable voltage and wattage, be aware that, PG/VG ratios will affect flavor at higher heat. Vapers who sub-ohm will want lower PG content and more VG to experience more intense flavors without any burnt taste. A higher VG than PG ratio will also produce:

  • Larger, denser vape clouds
  • Sweeter juice flavor
  • Nicotine delivery more deeply in the throat (“throat hit”)

Most premium e-juices are a 30/70 PG/VG blend. Many customers choose a 50/50 e-liquid blend, especially beginner vapers. To find an e-liquid you’ll really love, though, you will need to consider how much nicotine you want or need in your e-juice, too.

E-Juice Nicotine Levels

Like PG/VG content, nicotine levels will affect the flavor and feel of vaping. To ensure you get the most out of your vaping experience, ensure your vape juice has either no nicotine or nicotine levels appropriate for your comfort level. We always recommend that those purchasing e-juices with higher nicotine levels sample in-store before they buy.

Taste buds differ, but most vapers agree that higher nicotine levels in vape juice can add a bit of a peppery flavor. Nicotine can also enhance the sweetness of some e-juices, since the nicotine is sweet in and of itself. Some manufacturers may even add sweetness to higher nicotine e-juices to compensate for the peppery flavor.

Higher nicotine content will also give you more of the deeper “throat hit” that cigarette smokers experience. Lower or no nicotine will give a smoother vaping experience that may be easier on the throat for beginners. If you do choose an e-juice with nicotine, generally, a lower nicotine content is a better choice if you vape all day, and higher nicotine level juices are more appropriate for an occasional vape.

A Word on Atomizers

Atomizers, (tanks) contain coils where residue from e-juice can build up over time. Changing coils frequently can get expensive, besides the inconvenience. It’s just as inconvenient to have to constantly clean your coils. Before buying e-juice, find out if the juice you’re considering is appropriate for your atomizer.

New vapers generally choose devices with MTL (mouth-to-lung) atomizers. Thinner e-liquids with 50 percent or more PG tend to provide a more satisfying experience for those using MTL (mouth-to-lung) tanks.  As mentioned earlier, sub-ohm users will want to opt for a higher VG liquid for maximum vapor production.

How to Choose an E-Juice You Like

How much you enjoy vaping depends primarily on choosing the right e-juice. How to choose an e-juice you like depends on a variety of factors. The most important, of course, is the flavor of the juice. The levels of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin and nicotine can affect flavor, too though, as does level of heat applied during vaping. PG/VG and nicotine levels are usually included on e-juice labels, but, if in doubt, ask. For maximum vaping satisfaction, though, it is always best to try before you buy.

For further information on how to choose your e-juice visit us at one of our Pennsylvania stores. We are also happy to answer any of your vaping questions online. Shop our large collection of ejuices here