Let's talk e-liquid. There's so many different types of e-liquids out there and it can get a bit confusing at times, but we're here to help clear up any confusion. In this blog, we're going to be focusing specifically on 50/50 e-liquids to find out exactly what they are, and how they’re best used.
What does 50/50 e-liquid mean?
Every e-liquid is composed of two main ingredients: Vegetable Glycerine and Propylene Glycol. Commonly referred to as a VG and PG for short, these two ingredients are in every e-liquid be it a shortfilll, nic salt and even a nicotine shot. These are what 50/50 refers to, an equal blend of VG and PG. Along with this, other ingredients such as flavouring and nicotine are then added.
VG and PG - what exactly are they?
Let's break down exactly what Vegetable Glycerine and Propylene Glycol are and how they affect the way you vape.
VG, or Vegetable Glycerine, is a thick, sweet liquid that is often used in e-liquids for vaping. It is produced from soybeans or palm oil and is completely safe to inhale. VG has a somewhat sweet flavour profile and in addition to its sweet taste, VG is the ingredient responsible for producing vapour when it is heated.
Because VG is thicker than PG, sub-ohm devices are required to vaporise them. These are more powerful and can be vaped at higher temperatures. For this reason, e-liquids that contain a high VG content are often preferred by vapers who enjoy large clouds of vapour.
PG is the other common ingredient that is used in vaping, and it has a very different job compared to VG. PG tends to carry flavour better than VG, and as such e-liquids with a 50/50 ratio tend to have more flavour than high VG e-liquids.
High PG e-liquids are better suited to mouth-to-lung vaping due to their thinner consistency. This means pairing it with coils that have a resistance of 1.0 ohm or lower which will create more subtle vapour, similar to that of a cigarette. Depending on the amount of nicotine that is added to the particular vape juice, the throat hit will be either more or less harsh. The higher the PG ratio in an e-liquid, the harsher the throat hit will be. Typically, the maximum amount of PG that will be found in an e-liquid is 60/40 PG/VG.
What are the benefits of 50/50 e-liquids?
Just like any other type of vape juice, 50/50 e-liquids have their place in the world of vaping. If you're looking for a balanced vaping experience with a bit of everything chucked in there, then this e-liquid may be perfect for you.
It's kind of in the name, but the 50/50 e-liquid ratio means that all the important elements that vapers look out for are well balanced. For example, 50/50 e-liquids provide a moderate throat hit, making it a great choice for ex-smokers who enjoy that mild throat hittha cigarettes provide or if you just enjoy that sensation regardless. In terms of flavour, 50/50 juices carry a decent amount of flavour and a moderate amount of vapour production.
How do you vape 50/50 e-liquid?
A good rule of thumb to stick by is to pair any e-liquids that have a 50/50 VG/PG ratio or high PG ratio with vape devices that utilise a coil that has a resistance of 1.0 ohm or higher. 50/50 e-juices are thinner than other types of e-liquid and as such, they don't require a device with a lot of power to vaporise them, allowing them to be vaporised quickly at lower temperatures.
If these e-liquids are used in a more powerful device, they will be vaporised at too high of a temperature and more e-liquid that necessary will be vaporised. This can result in a very unpleasant vaping experience as the throat hit will be far too harsh, and can risk burning out and damaging the coil.
What 50/50 e-liquids should I try?
There are a huge variety of different 50/50 e-liquids for vapers to try out. Vampire Vape is very much considered one of the best brands out there when it comes to 50/50 juices. Their award winning flavours, Heisenberg and Pinkman have been popular choices for a long time. Heisenberg is a blend of berries with a cooling menthol for an icy, delicious vape. Pinkman on the other hand is a super fruity vape juice that is loved because of its sweetness and lip-smacking taste. These vape juices are available in a range of different nicotine strengths from 6mg up to 20mg nicotine, giving vapers a wide array of choice depending on how harsh of a throat hit they want.
Dinner Lady is also an extremely popular brand in the world of vaping, offering a variety of different 50/50 e-liquids ranges to suit every vaper no matter what you like. For menthol lovers, we stock the Dinner Lady Iced range which includes Cherry Menthol and Heisenlady as well as flavours such as Mint Ice and Ice Menthol for the purists.
For the sweet toothed, we recommend trying Just Jam 50/50 Vape Juice. This collection is inspired by a variety of everybody's favourite sweet treats including Strawberry Doughnuts, Raspberry Doughnut and even Original for those who love the taste of glazed doughnuts. We've always marvelled at the way Just Jam has been able to perfectly capture the sweet and sticky taste of Jam, and we think you should try it too. These also come in a range of nicotine strengths from 6mg up to 20mg of nicotine.
All things 50/50
50/50 e-liquid is a great way to start vaping if you're not sure what you want or if you're looking for something that will give you the best of both worlds. VG and PG are two ingredients that work together to create a smooth, consistent vape and 50/50 blends offer the right balance of flavour and throat hit. If you're looking for something that's going to give you a well-balanced, satisfying vape, 50/50 is the way to go.