How to Choose the Right Ejuice
- Dec 04, 2018
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What approach do you take when shopping for ejuice? Do you know exactly what you want, or do you assume that one product is as good as the next?
Since no two ejuices are the same, it’s critical to consider a variety of details when making your selection. But, before you can do that, you need to answer this question: what makes a good ejuice?
While this depends largely on personal taste and vaping style, there are some details – such as the ingredients and recipe – that you can’t afford to overlook.
Thicker ejuices are made to be used in DTL (direct to lung) setups, while thinner ejuices are made to be used in MTL (mouth to lung) setups.
The thickness of an ejuice depends on the ratio of Vegetable Glycerin (VG) to Nicotine (PG, or propylene glycol). This is known as the VG/PG ratio. The higher the ratio of VG to PG, the thicker the ejuice.
For most DTL tanks or rebuildable atomizers, 70/30 (VG/PG) is the ideal thickness recommended by vape manufacturers, however, 80/20 can work as well. A 50/50 ratio is commonly used for MTL.
The most popular ejuice for MTL vaping are high milligram (mg) nicotine salt ejuices, most often with a 50/50 VP/PG ratio and thickness. These high nicotine ejuices are popular for pod systems or MTL tanks, and are available in 20mg or higher nicotine strength. Saltbae50 manufactures this type of ejuice and offers nicotine salt ejuices in 25mg and 50mg strength, with several flavor options.
The quality of the nicotine is important, as you may find it’s not always as fresh as it needs to be. Some ejuice companies use poor quality nicotine or old oxidized nicotine, which results in a harsh taste with a peppery flavor.
Much like when two burgers from two places don’t taste the same, the same is true of ejuice. Some have a balanced flavor where you can taste all the intricate flavor profiles, while others have one flavor that overpowers the rest – and that’s not what you want.
It’s ideal to find a simple, single-flavor recipe until you know what you’re getting (and what you like best). For example, SaltBae's Red Mango.
One particular consideration is the amount of sweetener that is added. There is a delicate balance in the amount of sweetener used, as nicotine already has a natural sweetness, as experienced with our sweet caramel tobacco ejuice. But when too much sweetener is added, it can make an ejuice too overpowering.
Many ejuices labeled ‘premium’ tend to over-sweeten, but it’s all a matter of preference – some vapers like extra sweetness, while others don’t. It’s important to be aware, however, that extra sweetener will gunk up your coils faster, thus requiring more maintenance.
With this advice, choosing the right ejuice should no longer be a chore. Instead, it should be a simple process you enjoy!