PG / VG Ratios, what do they do to the taste/etc? Zero nicotine vapes?
Hey guys, I'm loving this forum. People here are friendly and give great insight.
I was wondering about the PV / VG ratios. I've seen some of the juices being sold and on some sites, it lets you choose what ratio you want.
What does it mean for someone like me that's moving from cigarettes, cloves, pipe tobacco, and hookah?
Does it change the taste or the texture of the smoke? Does it really make a difference?
Also, does nicotine content make a difference? Do people here smoke purely zero nicotine vapes?
PG contributes to throat hit. Some complain that high PG makes the vape harsh. Some have sensitivities or allergies to it. And of course some prefer 100% PG juice.
VG diminishes throat hit (but doesn't kill it). It also has a softening effect. to me, VG mellows the vape, almost has a creamy influence which I like.
But, everyone has to find what the want/need. I started with 70%PG/30%VG and found it too harsh. I have settled on 50/50 mixes.
Nicotine directly contributes to throat hit. It is also the reason most of us have been able to switch to vaping in the first place. The right concentration (usually 30/24/26/12/6 mg/ml) also depends on individual needs. Again, my experience as a former full bodied cigar smoker was starting with 24. It gave me the symptoms (nausea/headaches) of too much nicotine. I switched to 18 and all was well.
The more pg you have, the more throat hit and flavor, the more vg you have the more vapor.
Such as my preference, 70/30 pg/vg. Alot of throat hit and flavor less vapor.
Nicotine also plays a role in this, the higher nicotine content the more throat hit.
I usually use a 70/30 pg/vg with 24mg nicotine.
I was a pack and half a day smoker of marlboro reds. I don't care too much on vapor (cigs don't exhale as much smoke as vaporiers do IMO) as long as I have a good throat hit.
So far with 18mg and different PG/VG ratios tried, tI am getting decent throats with all. Really liking Bobas Bounty a lot. I smoked Marlboro Red 100s and don't miss them. We have about 10 new vapers at work in the past month!
Thanks a lot for the info guys! This is helping me decide a lot.
Also, one other thing I overlooked was the flavor content. One of the sites gives is: normal, extra, double shot. Which do I go with for say, a vanilla flavor, or a mint flavor?
That one is a hard call since everyone's taste is subjective. If the company has reviews of the liquid, see what others have ordered in that respect. If the company is ECBlends, I can tell you my favorite from them is Dragons Blood with double extra flavor at 50/50 blend and 12 mg nic.
Originally Posted by onizuka
Typically, the flavoring is around 10% of the overall mixture (guessing here- I mix my own, so it varies). A double would be 20%, extra I would guess around 15%.
In my experience mixing, adding flavor doesn't effect the overall throat hit, unless you're mixing your own and the flavor is in VG or Alcohol. Alcohol really ramps up the throat hit, but it can kill/overkill the mixture. I would assume most vendors mixing their own use a flavoring in PG, a few of them VG in the mixes advertised as "PG Free", but you could always send the vendor an email directly to find out.
Here are a couple of polls from the thread linked in my signature...
What PG/VG ratio do you like best?
What level of nicotine keeps you off of tobacco?
Updated: When vaping which is most important to you...
They should help answer some questions and give you some insight.
Just try out any juice mix ratio...Well for me I did 50pg/50vg so yeah and I really liked the taste, So yeah I also want to experiment in trying the other mixes in the future
Oh, and as far as texture goes, VG vapor is much thicker than PG. I like that, personally.