What is the best VG PG ratio?December 26, 2018
This is a tough question, sort of like what is the best amount of salt to add to your steak. It all depends. As far as popularity goes for percentages of vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) in vape juice, these are the top:
- 70% VG
- 80% VG
- Max VG
The reason 70% VG is popular is because it seems to be the sweet spot for what vape juice works best in both tanks and rebuildable atomizers. Once you head toward higher VG concentrations, the vape juice becomes thicker. That means that the juice may not wick onto your coils as well in tank setups.
80% VG is becoming more popular because the newer tanks, like the SMOK Prince TFV12 tank, are set up to feed that thicker liquid to the coils efficiently. It basically means the coil units have larger holes, exposing more cotton. At 80% VG, you'll get some larger clouds of vapor.
If you try a 50/50 VG/PG vape juice, you'll find that is quite watery compared to the higher VG concentrations. That means the juice is ideal for tanks because it will wick very quickly onto the coils. This helps you avoid dry hits. Yet, thinner liquid tends to leak more than the thicker versions. Make sure your coil heads and tank glass is all seated properly with o-rings intact and not pinched to avoid leakage. Many of the pod juices are 50/50.
If you have a rebuildable atomizer (RBA or RDA), you should try some Max VG versions. This liquid is very thick, but produces large amounts of flavor and vapor, as long as you have the proper coils, cotton, and power settings. Drip some onto your coils and give it some time for the cotton to soak up the thick eliquid before vaping.
We list the VG/PG ratios on the vape juice we have listed for sale. It's always wise to check that ratio and the reviews before buying to make sure you get the most from your vape juice.