Finding The Right Shortfill For You + What Nic Strength Is Best For You

by TCF Group on Feb 20, 2024

Finding The Right Shortfill For You + What Nic Strength Is Best For You

In the ever-evolving world of vaping, shortfills have become a popular choice for vapers looking to customise their nicotine experience. But what exactly is a shortfill, and how can you create the perfect nicotine strength to suit your preferences? Let's dive into the exciting world of shortfills, explore the variations in e-liquid thickness, and master the art of adding nicotine shots for a personalised vaping experience.

Understanding Shortfills:

A shortfill is a type of e-liquid bottle that's intentionally filled short of the brim to allow space for nicotine shots. This ingenious concept empowers vapers to control their nicotine intake while enjoying the vast array of flavours available in the vaping market.

The Two Variations: 70/30 and 50/50 Liquids:

Shortfills come in two main variations based on their PG/VG ratio – the ratio of Propylene Glycol to Vegetable Glycerin. The 70/30 (thicker) and 50/50 (thinner) ratios offer different vaping experiences.

  1. 70/30 (Thicker) Liquids:

    • Richer flavour and thicker vapour production.
    • Ideal for sub-ohm devices and direct-to-lung (DTL) vaping.
    • Well-suited for those who enjoy a smooth, flavourful vape with robust cloud production.
  2. 50/50 (Thinner) Liquids:

    • Balanced flavour and moderate vapour production.
    • Suitable for both mouth-to-lung (MTL) and sub-ohm devices.
    • Perfect for vapers who prioritise a well-rounded experience with a focus on flavour.

Setting Up Your Shortfill:

Now, let's get hands-on and set up your shortfill with the perfect nicotine strength.

What You Need:

  1. Shortfill e-liquid bottle.
  2. Nicotine shots of your preferred strength.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Select Your Shortfill:

    • Choose a shortfill with a flavour profile that intrigues your taste buds. We recommend using Drifter Bar Juice or Seriously Pod Fills for your pod devices and we'd recommend The Yorkshire Vaper, Doozy Legends or Holy Cow flavours for your Sub-Ohm device!

  2. Understand Your Nicotine Needs:

    • Determine your desired nicotine strength based on your previous vaping experience.

  3. Check the Shortfill Size:

    • Verify the size of your shortfill bottle (typically 50ml or 100ml).

  4. Calculating Nicotine Shots:

    • For 50ml shortfills, consider adding one 10ml nicotine shot for a 3mg strength.
    • For 100ml shortfills, two shots will provide the same 3mg strength.

  5. Add Nicotine Shots:

    • Remove the shortfill cap and carefully pour in the nicotine shots.
    • Ensure thorough mixing by shaking the bottle vigorously for a few minutes.

  6. Steeping (Optional):

    • Allow the e-liquid to steep for optimal flavour, especially if it contains complex notes.

Finding the Right One for Your Device:

Choosing the right nicotine strength is crucial for a satisfying vaping experience. Consider the following general guidelines:

  • 0mg to 3mg: Suitable for light smokers or those looking to enjoy the flavours without nicotine dependence.
  • 6mg: A moderate strength suitable for light to moderate smokers.
  • 12mg and above: Recommended for heavy smokers or those who require higher nicotine concentrations.

Experiment with different strengths to find the perfect balance for your unique preferences and device compatibility.

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