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PG and VG base

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by Enso, Feb 4, 2017.

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  1. Enso

    Enso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2017
    Vermont, USA
    Any recommended brands of PG and VG, and where to get them? There is a brand called Monarch that seems to be rated well...
    I'm sure this gets asked a lot, sorry for the repeat.
     
  2. Runamok3x

    Runamok3x Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2014
    New Paltz, NY, USA
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  3. IDJoel

    IDJoel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    Both Essential Depot and Bulk Apothecary are reputable, quite popular, and among some of the least expensive (especially when buying by the gallon). Essential Depot is also available through Amazon if you are Prime member and want to save on shipping. I am not; so I find Bulk Apothecary the better value when you look at product cost AND shipping combined.

    Note: BA sells both PG and VG by the pound (weight vs.volume) so it can be helpful to know that it is 8lb./gal for PG and 10lb./gal. for VG.
     
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  4. Enso

    Enso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2017
    Vermont, USA
    Good info, thank you!
     
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  5. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    I buy all my PG & VG from Bulk Apothecary, even though they're in OH and I'm in FL (which is where Essential Depot is located)! BA's price and quality still definitely make it worth my while to have it shipped from OH down to FL.
     
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  6. dannyv45

    dannyv45 ECF DIY E-Liquid Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 12, 2013
    New Jersey
    Essential seems to be very popular. I'm happy with there products.
     
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  7. NCC

    NCC Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Fla Panhandle, USA
    My nic is heavy on VG, so at present I need more PG than VG to get my 50/50 mix. I bought a quart of PG from Essential Depot through Amazon. So far, I'm still working on the 6 Ounce Humco VG from Wal Mart ($3.77). Eventually, I might pick up a quart of VG from Essential.
     
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  8. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    My nic is 75pg/25vg At 70pg/30vg. I run out of PG twice as fast as VG since the mix isn't affected all that much from the slight amount in the nic. PG/VG is heavy and that raises shipping costs. I buy mine from Amazon and get free Prime shipping along with other frequent items I order.
     
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  9. NCC

    NCC Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Fla Panhandle, USA
    I'll see how it goes over the long haul. The quart of PG I bought from Amazon will certainly last me a LONG time. I may just continue buying my VG in the 6 ounce Humco bottle from Wal Mart, I figure that bottle is good for 1,600ml of finished eLiquid ... which would last me approximately a year. Considering that, I see no reason to buy VG in a larger quantity.

    I just checked my calculator and I find that my base takes 49.3% nic (48mg @ 43% PG), 37.6% PG & 13.1% VG, which comes to 24mg/ml before the addition of flavoring.
     
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