There are all sorts of vapers out there – cloud chasers, flavour chasers, and everything in between. All are looking for an experience that satisfies their vaping needs.
For those chasing massive plumes, there are a few things worth keeping in mind.
First, if you really want gigantic clouds, you will need the right device. For most ordinary vapers, a good mod or sub-ohm device will do the trick.
In addition to the hardware, those clouds are only possible if you pair the device with the right e-liquid. By the right e-liquid we mean a juice specially made for sub-ohm vaping.
The composition of e-liquids usually involves four ingredients:
Propylene glycol (PG) is a thin colourless, odourless, and flavourless substance that plays the important role of providing throat hit. It is a good carrier of flavour and it also dials back the sweetness present in vegetable glycerine to achieve flavour accuracy.
Vegetable glycerine (VG), for its part, is the portion of e-liquids that is responsible for producing vapour. Due to its naturally sweet taste, it also bestows a certain sweetness to e-liquids, so juices heavy in VG tend to have a sweet tinge to them, even sans the flavour.
Speaking of flavour, this is a diverse field that is the reason we have thousand upon thousands of different e-liquid offerings in the market.
The nicotine is optional.
Now, our interest here is the ratio of VG to PG. That’s because for a juice to qualify as a sub-ohm juice, there are certain criteria it needs to qualify; specifically, the VG content needs to be higher than the PG.
The VG:PG could be in the ratio of 60:40, 70:30, 80:20, or even pure VG (100%).
Unless you are partaking in a cloud chasing contest, you don’t really need the 100%VG which is big on vapour but falls short on every other aspect – flavour and throat hit included.
If you are interested in lots of vapour without masking the flavour, the 70/30 VG/PG seems to be the sweet spot. 80/20 VG/PG isn’t too bad either, although flavours in this ratio are more nuanced.