PG OR VG Confused

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  1. rejoice

    rejoice Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I am confused ,what is the dfference with PG AND VG? I have glycerine food grade and wondering which this is. Is this PG OR VG? All I know the glycerine drys out my throat. Which is the best? If one drys out my throat less ,I would like to know.:rolleyes:
     
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    lordmage Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    going by what you said you got VG
     
  3. ZambucaLu

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    rejoice,

    Glycerin is the VG; it will say propylene glycol if it is PG. I am still trying to figure out which one is thicker since I have not bought the PG yet.

    Lu
     
  4. Kate

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    Propylene glycol is thinner than glycerine and many of the throat dryness problems are caused by pg. This can be sorted by drinking or sucking sweets.
     
  5. ZambucaLu

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    Thanks Kate. I don't know about anyone else, but most of my liquids seem rather watery. When I mix my own no nic, I use glycerin and not only does it come out thicker, but it seems to leach to the atomizer very well.....and lots of vapor for a long time. I don't know....the thinner one seems to "run out" of the cart a lot faster and doesn't last very long. Maybe I'll just stick with the glycerin for now :yawn:

    Lu
     
  6. rejoice

    rejoice Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks Kate so much. I guess I better stay with VG. Its just the VG makes my juice too sweet. I ordered some nonflavor nic juice and looking forward to making my own juice. I bought this tobacco flavoring that I really like.
     
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    No problem. The problem with glycerine is that it is sweeter than pg and it mutes flavours. I use a mix of both pg and glycerine now for diy mix.
     
  8. Madisavapor

    Madisavapor Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Hi there
    I've purchased 2 Glycerins thinking that one of them is PG.

    I bought the VG food grade from E-bay as was posted and recommended, and bought the other from Boots chemist (The BP grade for cough mixture).

    It was later that I realized both of these were Glycerins, am I right? Or wrong?

    My question is, where do I buy PG?
    Please recommend a website / link that I can purchase this from.
    Thanks

    Cheers!
     
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    Madisavapor Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks so much Kate!
    I've e-mail the seller, and also asked for a smaller bottle if possible...
    500mls ? Probably I'll create a drink with it!

    I've been looking for PGs lately, but am too scared if I selected the wrong one...
    antifreeze tester....treat ketosis in dairy cattle? OH NO!
     
  11. Kate

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    Lol, well the cattle one is probably ok. As long as it's pharmaceutical grade it will do so it needs to be BP or USP monopropylene glycol.
     
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    I did see one at the tractor supply store....100% PG, USP. A gallon for $20. I didn't buy it as I had the question about thickness. Seems safe from what others have said though.

    Lu
     
  13. chuckie

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    hey guys just a quick question i bought a bottle that says "Pure Glycerin USP skin protectant" the active ingredients says "Glycerin 99.5% Anhydrous" which i think is fine my only problem is there is a warning that says "for external use only" is there a problem with that or is it a standard warning?

    Chuck
     
  14. Kate

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    I've not heard of USP glycerine having a disclaimer against ingesting Chuckie. I don't know if you should try it or not, perhaps you could ask the manufacturer why it can't be eaten?
     
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    chuckie Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    wow thanks for the quick response kate. i mixed some with my juice and it smokes great now if i could just find a way to get rid of this third eye that grew out of my forehead ;) lol

    chuck
     
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    Ha. Eye see. It's best to grow them in the back of your head, they're handier there (but only if you have a bald patch).
     
  17. ZambucaLu

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    I first purchased a bottle of glycerin from Michael's craft store. I think it was safe but I also thought it was kind of thin compared to what others were saying. But it was useable.

    On a fluke, I happened to see a bottle of Humco glycerin at walmart. Same ingredients as yours but does not say "for external use only" on it. I have heard others say they use it but I was hesitant because it said "skin protectant". But it was so thick, I couldn't pass it up! (I really hate thin liquid.)

    I did try a little for an experiment and it worked well...I like it...but as Kate said, I have no evidence of its safety. Mine doesn't say not to ingest and there is no warning about it except for "in case of accidental overdose...."

    They list a website, but I haven't checked it out yet: www.simplehomeremedies.com

    I saw some in rite aid one time that I think said "skin protectant, for external use only" so I did not buy it. Not sure what the ingredients were now. Don't know if I would have bought this one either if it said that :|

    Lu
     
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    Yes, that is the Wilton glycerin you can buy at Michael's craft stores. Do you have any near you? This price is very expensive (plus shipping!) If you don't have a Michael's near you, you can find it much cheaper other places on the net like here:

    Nature's Flavors : Glycerine (CAS Number: 56-81-5) Food Grade

    There are others as well. I just don't know where the other links are off the top of my head.

    Lu
     
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    Yes, there is a Michael's 5 minutes from me. The shipping for that one is free, but I guess if I can get it at Michael's there is no need to wait! :) What do you suggest? Plain, flavord? What is better? I use regular Marlboro carts. Thanks, Lu!
     
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