What is a VG and PG ratio?
VG and PG are abbreviations for Vegetable Glycerine and Propylene Glycol, which are two primary ingredients commonly found in e-liquids or vape juices. The VG and PG ratio refers to the proportion of these two substances in the e-liquid.
Vegetable Glycerine (VG) is a thick, sweet liquid that produces dense vapor clouds when heated. It contributes to the smoothness and sweetness of the vapor, as well as the overall viscosity of the e-liquid.
Propylene Glycol (PG) is a thinner liquid that carries flavours more effectively and provides a stronger throat hit. It has a lower viscosity than VG and produces less vapor.
The VG/PG ratio is usually displayed as a numerical value, such as 70/30 or 50/50, representing the percentage of VG to PG in the e-liquid. For example, a ratio of 70/30 means that the e-liquid contains 70% VG and 30% PG.
Different VG/PG ratios can affect the vaping experience. Higher VG ratios tend to produce thicker vapor clouds, provide a smoother inhale, and offer a slightly sweeter taste. On the other hand, higher PG ratios may result in a stronger throat hit, enhance flavour intensity, and have a thinner consistency.
Vapers often choose the VG/PG ratio based on their personal preferences, vaping devices, and the desired balance between vapor production, flavour, and throat hit.