Choosing Between PG (Vegetable Glycerin) and VG (Propylene Glycol)

You wonder what VG/PG ratios are and why there are options when you are browsing our  e-liquids. In fact, “What is VG/PG?” is one of the questions asked the most. Find out what Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol is and what VG/PG Ratio is best for you in this blog!

What is VG/PG?

What is Vegetable Glycerin (VG)?

Pure VG creates large, thick clouds.

Thicker substance. Vegetable glycerin has a thicker viscosity than propylene glycol. 

Less flavor and taste. Higher VG percentages offer smoother hits, but reduces the flavor you’ll taste. 

Clear. Vegetable glycerin is clear, odorless and slightly sweet. It’s often used as food additives in cookies and dairy. 

Less throat hit. VG provides a smooth hit with no throat hit

What is Propylene Glycol (PG)?

Propylene Glycol is the opposite of Vegetable glycerin in many ways.

Thin. A high PG percentage creates a low viscosity liquid.

Flavorful. The more Propylene Glycol that is in you e-juices, the better the flavor will taste.

Harsh. PG creates a throat hit similar to a cigarette.

What VG/PG Ratio should I choose?

There are many different ratio's of VG and PG out there. It's best to start in the middle ground at 65%VG & 35% PG so you get the best of both worlds. This is the typical ratio found in other brands you are familiar with around the industry. It is the perfect medium of clouds and flavor, without the overpowering throat hit, nor the lack of taste found with higher PG and VG respectively. Adjust from 65/35 or even grab yourself a 10ml of each ratio to find which is right for you!

VG vs PG for Vape Juice

  • Max VG: 80/20 VG/PG Ratio
  • Max VG is ideal for the vaper that builds on a rebuildable deck. Drippers (RDAs) and  Rebuildable Tank Atomizers (RTAs). When you have 80% VG in your e-liquid, it will wick (or soak) into your cotton a bit slower. Avoid Max VG when you are vaping in a tank that uses pre-made coils like Freemax or UWELL Crown tanks because it may give you dry hits and lead to shorter coil life. If you are a builder, you would probably enjoy Max VG because you came for clouds!

  • 65/35 VG/PG Ratio
  • The newer vaper’s dream! The A-typical blend  in vape juice around the industry gives you both a dense cloud and great flavor. For the Sub-Ohm vaper, builder and pre-made coil users alike, 65/35 gives each vaper the full vaping experience! This ratio also works really well when it comes to coil life.

  • 50/50 VG/PG Ratio
  • Vapers using  MTL (Mouth to Lung) tanks or pods lean toward 50/50 VG/PG ratios because of their great taste! This ratio gives you a punch of flavor and newer vapers that are transitioning from smoking love 50/50 for the throat hit. Because higher nicotine levels add to the throat hit, you will benefit from lowering the nicotine content in favor of 50/50 VG/PG so you are taking in less nic, but still get the hit. Use primarily with high ohm tanks like the Aspire Nautilus 2S and pod systems like the Suorin Vagon to enjoy the most flavor!

At the End of the Day

Now you have a clearer understanding of what VG and PG are, what they do, how they affect your vaping experience, and which would be right for your preferences! You may have more questions that you need answering, we would love to help you clear the cloudiness! Get it?! Anyhow, reach out to our Customer Service team, they love to help! If you know of a friend that has been asking, share this blog with them so they can have a read too. Thank you guys, and Stay Wild!

Author: Gabriel Pimentel

Gabriel is a student of the vaping industry that loves to help inform the community and answer their questions. He started his vaping career in 2015 as a customer service agent and now answers the public’s questions in the Wild Blogger. He loves to hear from his readers and answer their questions! 

Posted by Gabriel on Dec 6th 2018

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