It can be confusing to a new vaper when they come across terms such as “VG ratio” or “PG Ratio”…mainly because they have no idea what VG and PG stand for! It’s simple once you understand the basics though…VG is short for Vegetable Glycerine and PG is short for Propylene Glycol and these two together make up a large proportion of the basis of E Liquid or E Juice as its also known. This is what goes inside your e cigarette. It’s the stuff that produces the vapour and gives provides flavour.
Don’t let these technical terms put you off! They’re simple to understand once you know the jargon and they’re all there to make your vaping experience even better. After all, tailoring your E Liquid is a great chance to maximise your success with vaping.
E Liquid can consist of around 4 ingredients. There’s some nicotine, some PG, some VG and some flavourings. A few E Liquids have other contents but these are the usual.
What Does VG/PG Actually Do?
What do VG and PG actually do? VG is a thick viscous liquid and it is also quite sweet in flavour…it’s responsible for the clouds of vapour which using your e cigarette produces, PG on the other hand is thinner with no discernable taste, what it does is to provide that “throat hit” which is what mimics the effects of smoking for most people.
The ratio which you choose for your E Liquid is probably best discovered through trial and error though most people find that they know more or less after their first try at vaping. If you find that your current mix is not offering you enough “hit” then it is probably a good idea to get a higher ratio of PG next time…equally if you don’t like the taste of your E Liquid, aside from changing flavours, you may want to give a higher VG a go as the sweet factor could be what you’re missing out on!
What Should I Start With To Begin My Vaping Journey?
To begin your vaping journey, you could try an equal amount of VG and PG to see what you think…then going on your experience simply adjust the amounts accordingly when you next purchase your E Liquid.
Vaping is brilliant for many people but there is certainly an element of trial and error about it before you find the right fit for your needs. To ensure that you give it a fair go, do fiddle with your ratios and you will have a much higher chance of giving up smoking with your new E Cigarette.
If you have doubts, don’t be afraid to ask! Ask us here at Simply or visit the vaping forums online where you will find many experienced vapers. There are so many flavours available and with the ability to adjust the nicotine content in addition to the flavours and the VG and PG, you will soon find the perfect vaping experience for your needs.