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nicotine composition as it pertains to VG, PG and flavoring and how they react with each other

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by , 11-11-2013 at 02:56 PM (1274 Views)
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nicotine composition as it pertains to VG, PG and flavoring and how they react with each other
as it relates to taste.

You first have to understand that the VG and PG solutions are carriers for nicotine. The nicotine will not change it's chemical composition regardless of what carrier it's put in. The nicotine will still be nicotine so it does not matter what nicotine solution you start with if your end result is going to be a 50/50 base. You will still have equal parts of PG and VG and the nicotine chemical composition will not change.

It starts making a difference in taste when you move away from the 50/50 ratio because VG has a natural sweetness and it is thicker. So if your mix is lets say 80VG and 20PG the mix will be thicker and sweeter but the nicotine chemical composition will be the same and unaffected. It also does not affect nicotine strength. If you mixed it down to 12mg it will be 12mg regardless whether the predominant carrier is PG or VG.

How flavoring effects VG/PG composition

How flavoring effects VG/PG composition is a different story. Flavoring as far as I know will not affect nicotine composition but in a way does affect pg/vg composition. Not so much in the steeped finished product but in freshly mixed product you sill notice a difference. As VG is thicker it takes longer for the flavor molecules to move through and blend or bond with the molecules of the vg solution thus the final taste is slower to arrive then if the mixture was PG. You also have to realize that PG is a better desolving agent then VG so the solid flavoring molecules will quickly disperse through the solution. Further you also have to consider the added sweetness when flavoring a high VG mix. But the final taste result after it is steeped will be the same. So I don't really agree with most that say higher VG mixes need more flavor then higher PG mixes. I believe the mix just needs more time to mature.

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  1. Blueser's Avatar
    All the Unflavored Nic I've seen, you have to choose a base % of either PG/VG. I'm wanting to mix juice at 50/50 PG/VG @ 18mg nic. This is where I'm somewhat (alot) confused. Which choice for Nic base...PG or VG?...and what % ? and why one (PG/VG) over the other in Nic base.

    Also if I chose a 100% PG nic base...can I assume I wouldn't need to purchase an addition bottle of PG since it's already in the Nic base and vice-versa if I chose 100% VG Nic base...and what strength Nic would be easier to work with for a beginner DIY
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  2. dannyv45's Avatar
    Choosing NIC in a PG or VG base is a personal preference depending on if you tend to mix more towards the higher PG level or higher VG level. In most cases you will still need to add plain PG or VG to the final NIC base to arrive at your final NIC strength. How much you add all depends on how low the final NIC strength will be. It's always prudent to use an e-juice calculator such as the one linked below to do your base calculations. There are other factors that will also influence the final mix such as what the flavoring base is PG/VG or alcohol.

    eJuice Me Up - Best eJuice Calculator
    Updated 11-29-2013 at 08:38 PM by dannyv45