Shortfills Vs Longfills

Experienced vapers often like to have more control of the e-liquid they use. This can include creating their own, investing in nicotine-free e-liquid or adding their own nicotine shots.

Longfill and shortfill bottles allow users to add their desired nicotine strength.

Deciding which option to choose can be challenging. That is why our team of experts have created this blog. It pits shortfill vs longfill and explains both.

This will help you make the right decision. Helping you on your way to an enjoyable vaping experience.

What is a shortfill?

Short-fill e-liquids are flavoured nicotine-free options. Nicotine-free e-liquids have 0mg displayed on the bottle.

Shortfill e-liquids come in bottles that exceed their contents. This allows nic shots to be added. For example:

Adding nicotine shots allows you to create short-fill e-liquids with a 3mg nicotine content level. This is because the space left in shortfill bottles only allows one 10ml nic shot to be added.

Short-fill e-liquid is pre-made and flavoured. The nicotine shot you add to this will be unflavoured and won't affect the taste.

There will be varying PG/VG ratios of shortfill e-liquid for you to choose from.

Who are shortfills best for?

Short fills are an excellent option if you're looking for a great value product.

The TPD regulations limit the amount and nicotine strength of e-liquids. As shortfill e-liquid bottles are nicotine free, they can be sold in larger quantities.

This can be useful for sub-ohm and heavy vapers. This is because they will use more e-liquid than MTL or occasional vapers.

Our collection of shortfills gives you plenty of options. Choose from a range of shortfill bottle sizes and flavours to find the perfect e-liquid for you.

What is a longfill?

Longfill e-liquids are typically sold in 60ml bottles. 20ml of flavoured liquids are in the bottle. The rest of the bottle can then be filled with PG/VG and nicotine shots.

This provides the vaper with significantly more control over their e-liquid. This includes the nicotine levels and PG/VG ratios.

Nicotine strengths possible for longfill e-liquids include:

  • 3mg
  • 6mg
  • 9mg
  • 12mg

PG/VG ratios determine the cloud production and throat hit of the e-liquid.

PG (Propylene Glycol) is a slightly sweet, colourless liquid. E-liquids with a higher PG ratio tend to be thinner and produce more intense flavours. It is also known for producing a strong throat hit.

VG (Vegetable Glycerine) is thicker than PG. When used as an e-liquid base, it creates a smooth vaping experience. It is also great for producing large clouds of vapour.

Who are longfills best for?

Longfills are best for people that want to control their own nicotine levels and PG/VG ratios. They offer a much greater scope for customisation over your e-liquid and overall vaping experience. The larger, longfill bottles make it possible for you to add more than one 10ml nicotine shot.


How much nicotine should I add to my e-liquid?

A shortfill e-liquid bottle allows space for one nicotine shot. If you are using a longfill, you can decide on your desired strength.

You will be able to add two nic shots or more, depending on your preference. This is because they come in a large bottle. You will have to add your base liquid and nic shot amount separately.

Using a nicotine calculator will help you determine how strong your vape juice is.

What are the TPD regulations?

The TPD (Tobacco Products Directive) is an EU directive that was updated in 2014 to include e-cigarette use.

It was implemented in the UK in 2016 in the UK Tobacco and Related Products Regulations.

The regulations state that they must have sufficient warnings and childproof caps.

E-liquid bottles can't exceed 10ml. The strength can't exceed 20mg.

Shortfill and longfill e-liquids are exempt from this ruling as they are sold without nicotine.

Should I use nic shots or nic salt shots?

Nic salts are designed for pod devices. They can also deliver a nicotine hit to your bloodstream more quickly than nic shots.


Choosing between a longfill and shortfill bottle for your e-liquid will depend on your vaping preferences.

Longfill and shortfill bottles give vapers a great way to invest in larger amounts of e-liquids. You can also tailor them to your taste.

Our extensive range of e-juice will give you plenty of choices. You will be able to decide between a selection of excellent pre-made options. We also have some great shortfill e-liquid bottles that give you a bit more freedom.

Our extensive collection of vaping devices and e-liquids gives our customers plenty of options. We have also created some great blogs that give expert vaping advice.

If you have a question about any of our products, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch today by phone or leave us a message on our contact page.

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