PG, VG, the difference.

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  1. MattyTny

    MattyTny Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 8, 2013
    New York
    I read somewhere that PG gives more throat hit and is a thinner liquid and that VG emphasizes on vapor production and is a thicker liquid. Other than that, what's the differences.

    Should I use PG in my protank since it's thinner? I started off with totally wicked liquids and I don't know their mixtures. I'm thinking of buying from goodejuice and getting joyetech PG liquids.
  2. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Sep 11, 2010
    -between here and there-
    PG=Propylene Glycol. This should be USP Food Grade and is used in many everyday products on your grocery shelves and in hospitals and inhalation therapies, etc.
    VG=Vegetable Glycerin and is also used in shampoos, soaps,etc. Should also be USP Food grade. I use both that are marked Kosher.
    2 different products when combined together can give the best flavor and clouds of e vapor. It is a matter of preference. I use a 50/50 mix of the two.
    google each to get more detailed explanations.
  3. zarach

    zarach Full Member

    Oct 12, 2013
    Fort Lauderdale
    Thats the major differences. There is also a minor (to me...ymmv) taste adding a small cloying sweetness to flavors and pg being more transparent flavor-wise. Also of note is that some people have adverse reactions to pg. I began just mixing my own shorting after ditching the stink sticks for vapor and have settled on a 50/50 base although the final product is slightly higher in pg due to it being the primary transport agent in most of the flavoring I use.
  4. Bill's Magic Vapor

    Bill's Magic Vapor Juice Maker Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2013
    All good points in the previous posts. I will say that you can have wicking issues with the higher VG mixes. Some devices will just not wick 100% VG juice very well, and, frankly, the flavor is more muted to me, with the higher VG mixes. I mix a 60/40 PG/VG ratio on everything I DIY and dilute from 100 mg/ml nicotine bases. At first, though, I recommend using a base probably no higher than 36 mg/ml, until you are comfortable with the process. The higher Nicotine mixtures and considerably less expensive, particularly if you buy in bulk. I decided early on that I wanted to keep my juice costs low, and my hardware costs high, and now I have some decent gear. Good luck to you!
  5. magicman22

    magicman22 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2013
    Scotts Valley, CA
    I am new to vaping and am finding that I prefer 100% VG to PG/VG blends. Why?

    I find PG blends give me dry mouth very quickly whereas not so much with VG juice.
    Anyone else find this to be true?

    Great vapor with all VG.

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  6. OlDogNewTricks

    OlDogNewTricks Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    Venice, FL
    There is something for everyone. The mod/atty/juice combo is a lot of fun to chase around. So many options. I like 50/50, always works, good vapor for an ex pipe smoker. Throat hit depends a lot on the nicotine level. Works in anything I put it in. 8 watts and I am good to go. I like Totally Wicked's Patriot line, very tasty. You find what works for you. Good luck and have fun!
  7. BGaulding

    BGaulding Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    I also use Totally Wicked. Here is a link about their PG/VG mix.. 2 Ounce PG or AG Pharmacopoeia Grade Diluents
    It is mostly an 80/20 PG/VG mix depending on the labeled brand you use. There is a ton of info about their liquid on their forum. Here is the link for that.
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