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What is the difference between PG juice and VG juice?

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  1. derek5L

    derek5L Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 28, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Someone please help me on this. I cant seem to make Google give me the right answers.
  2. Mary Kay

    Mary Kay ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    West Tampa Fl.
    Propylene glycol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Glycerol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    We use P.G or Propylene Glycol in most E-liquids as a carrier for flavors. the V.G. vegitable Glycerin or Glycerol or Glycerin I s also used. Some people have a sensitivity to P.G. and choose to use V.G. instead. It is thicker and need s to be thinned down a touch with distilled water (do not use tap water because of the minerals) or a clear liquor like Vodka.
    Glycerin that can be found at drug stores , supermarkets and Wal-mart needs to have USP on the label. This is the same as V.G. but much thicker. I use it to add to my P.G. e-juice to add vapor.
    I hope this answers some questions!
    Welcome to ECF!:)
  3. ProfessorRico

    ProfessorRico Full Member

    Aug 27, 2009
    I am also wondering if I should make the switch to VG...and to experiment with my own flavors. I am solely on PG right now and have never tried VG...but how is the throat hit?

    When you added the VG to the PG, did the throat hit get stronger?

  4. derek5L

    derek5L Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 28, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Thanks. I think I will stick with PG. I have no problems with it so far. Appreciated!
  5. Cherice

    Cherice Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2009
    Palm Harbor, FL
    Ouch. I have just been adding the VG to the juice without thinning it down with distilled water. Is thinning it down a requirement?
  6. Habitual

    Habitual Moved On

    Oct 11, 2009
    Phoenix AZ
    thinning it out isn't mandatory. I personally don't like my juice too thick. I eventually clog my atomizer that way. I like 25% VG 50% pg and either distilled water or flavoring for the last 25%
  7. Mary Kay

    Mary Kay ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    West Tampa Fl.
    If you have any P.G. e-liquid you can see how thick it is. That works best, but there are those who do like V.G. thicker! Just don't get it any thinner then the will flood the atty.

    Glycerine really is too thick..thin that down a touch. :p

    Sometimes by just adding flavor to the V.G. is enough to thin it down. Do whatever works best for you! Check out our DIY liquid forum to see some great recipes and tips.

    DIY e-liquid
  8. derek5L

    derek5L Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 28, 2009
    Austin, TX
  9. Bethicus

    Bethicus Full Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    I know this is a silly question, but is there any already made liquids that are VG? Does VG give more vapor? I read all the above replies, but just want to make sure. And which has the stronger throat hit?
  10. rayneinspain

    rayneinspain Senior Member ECF Veteran

    There sure are :) I'm one of those people who are extremely sensitive to PG and have had to switch to VG juice. VG produces loads of vapor and, for me at least, good TH but without the pain and severe coughing I experienced with PG.

    There's a good list of suppliers that carry at least some VG juice, or only VG: has, so far, been my favorite (but juice preference is definitely a personal thing).
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