E-Liquid Beginners Guide
We like to say vapor production is the most important factor in our reviews. Ok, that may be true, but who wants a lot of vapor if it doesn’t taste good? With so many e-liquids out there, why settle for a taste that you don’t love? Even if you know exactly which starter kit you want to buy, you still have lots of options for flavors and nicotine strengths. So, today we would like to share with our guides of e-liquid for the beginners to you! Check out, below.
How to Choose a Flavor
With flavors like Funky Monkey and Thug Juice, it may be tempting to pick a flavor based on its name. It may sound like fun, but this is definitely not the best way to approach your e-liquid buying decision.
Once you get the hang of vaping, we recommend branching out and seeing what else might please your taste buds. I’ve heard of vapors who start out with tobacco flavors, then find over time they like fruit, drink, or desert flavors.
A lot of brands have variety cartridge packs, which are great for trying lots of different flavors without buying a full package of each.
Each of our brand reviews all have a little information on the flavors, so if you’re set on a certain brand, we may be able to help you find a good match. Do remember that some people experience side effects of e-liquid, so do a little research before choosing.
How to Choose Strength
Once you have a flavor picked out, the next question is, “Which nicotine strength is best for me?”
The answer to that is, it depends on your smoking style.
Most e-cig companies give a handy chart specific to their liquid, but you can use these numbers as a general guide.
- 3.6%+ (36mg) – If you smoke heavy and want a throat hit to knock your socks off.
- 2.4% – This would be comparable to a full flavored cigarette.
- 1.8% – This strength is similar to a regular strength e-cig.
- 1.2 – Choose this if you want a “light” flavor.
- 0.6 – For the ultra-light cigarette smokers.
- 0% – Nicotine free (zero nicotine).
We think it’s smart to start off with the strength that you have most recently used. Some people think the vapor is a little harsher when first switching, others think e-cigs are a little weaker and recommend one step up.
Concentration of PG/VG
All E-liquids are made up of 4 basic ingredients; Nicotine and Flavor which we have already covered, but just as important are PG (Propylene glycol) and VG (Vegetable Glycerin) both are used as food additives, the levels of which however, can dramatically effect the flavor and amount of vapor.
A General rule of thumb is this: VG produces a smoother and less irritating vape with increased vapor whilst PG holds the flavor better and provides more of a throat hit.
This simple rule will help you when you get more experienced with vaping and try out different brands so you can buy e-liquid to suit your vaping requirements.