Discussion in '"How To" - DIY Tutorials' started by Sankoosh, Dec 5, 2016.
Do i have to use Propylene glycol to make Diy Liquide ?
No you don't have to use PG, can use 100VG, but it will be very thick, many atomizers will not wick well. Drippers, no problem.
I use 5-10% distilled water to thin my VG. The only PG in my mixes comes from the flavoring.
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In general, eJuices are made of Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), Nicotine base (if needed), and flavoring (usually in PG). The ratio of those ingredients are up to you. More PG, and/or Nicotine makes for more throat hit (TH). More VG makes more clouds, and less TH. You can utilize an eJuice calculator to get the proper mixture of your ingredients, e.g. http://e-liquid-recipes.com/create.
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I mix max VG & the only PG in my concoctions is what the flavor is suspended in.
I also mix max-VG, even buy VG-based nic. I add enough water for it to wick well in whatever (nearly always a tank) hardware I'm using.
The PG is used for flavour more PG the brighter the flavours but with that comes a second part, throat hit. Throat hit is how “rough” the vapour is in your throat (simple hey!)
70/30 VG/PG is a fairly common ratio, to me, this provides a good balance between the characteristics of both ingredients but it really is personal choice as to what you like more.
There is no reason you have to use PG and many manufactures offer High or MAX VG e-Liquids. I find no difference with the amount of flavor without PG and I buy many VGD Flavors for DIY. (VG Dominant) I also do not use any distilled water in my DIY e-Liquids and never have problems with wicking even with a tiny Aspire BVC coil.
I don't use PG in my juices. If I'm vaping on a tank and want to switch flavor without changing the coil, then I vape a few tanks of straight VG. In addition to (mostly) clearing the old flavor from the cotton, it calms down my taste buds if they get desensitized (vape tongue) from chain vaping.
No need to use PG if you don't want.