High-VG vape juice produces much larger clouds and tends to be a lot smoother to inhale through your vape kit. However, this e-liquid isn’t universally compatible with all vape tanks, pods, and coils. In this article, we’ll discuss what precisely high-VG shortfills are, their PG VG ratio, and what makes them perfect for sub-ohm vaping.
What Is a High VG E-liquid?
So, what does high-VG mean in vaping? High-VG juice is an e-liquid type that, as its name suggests, uses more vegetable glycerine (VG) than propylene glycol (PG). Almost all vape juices involve a mixture of PG vs VG in their base mix before adding flavour concentrates and sweeteners, but high-VG e-liquid results in more eye-catching vapour production due to the higher VG ratio.
Is High VG Better?
High VG vape juices are better for those who want bigger clouds. 50 VG / 50 PG and high-PG e-liquids will only generate a very moderate amount of vapour, about an equal amount to smoke from a cigarette.
You needn’t worry about any discomfort from inhaling so much vapour too, as VG-rich clouds are much smoother on the throat, with vegetable glycerine doubling as a popular natural ingredient in many cough syrups.
Due to the huge clouds high-VG e-liquids create, these e-liquids tend to be fairly low in nicotine strength to prevent you from becoming nauseous from inhaling too much nicotine at once. Keep in mind that although they have a higher ratio of VG, high VG e-juices arrive nicotine-free. You will need to add a nic shot, similar to 70 vg shortfills.
One downside to high-VG e-liquids is that the coils intended for atomising it usually require high power outputs, often resulting in your e-liquid being used up a bit faster.
Below, you’ll find a table that outlines some of the benefits and detriments of high-VG, high-PG and 50/50 vape juices.
|Vape Juice Type
|Low to High
|Low to High
Can You Use 100 VG for Vaping?
Yes, you can use 100% VG for vaping, though you will require specific hardware to do so. MTL vape kits (which use coils with ohmages of 0.8ohm and higher) will be incapable of absorbing and atomising the thick 100% VG E-liquid, usually resulting in a spoiled, ruined coil.
You must use vape coils with low resistances (0.7ohms and lower), with a sub-ohm vape mod that’s capable of providing the high-intensity outputs these coils require.
Many ask, “What wattage do I need for 100% VG?” Ideally, you should use a vape coil capable of handling a wattage output ranging between 40W – 100W.
Does High VG Burn Coils?
Yes, high-VG does burn coils faster. This is due to several factors:
- Thicker e-liquid takes longer to soak coils, meaning more opportunities to fire a dry coil accidentally
- Increased levels of sugar will wear down the wicking materials faster (VG is a naturally derived sugar solution)
- More power is being sent through the coil, which is likely to wear the materials out faster
Is High VG Pod Friendly?
Yes, high-VG is pod-friendly, though it relies solely on the coil being used inside the pod.
Most vape pods are for MTL vaping and will be compatible with high-resistance coils or arrive with said coils pre-installed.
There are, however, sub-ohm pod vapes that are intended for use with high-VG e-liquids. In fact, if you tried using 50/50 or high-PG e-liquids in these sub-ohm pods, you’d likely experience leak issues, as the coil anticipates a thicker vape juice.
Is High VG Good for Sub Ohm Vape Kits?
Yes, high-VG is good for sub-ohm vape kits. As a matter of fact, it’s what’s intended, as the best sub-ohm vape kits are designed solely for producing large clouds of vapour, and high-VG e-liquid is essential for achieving this. Remember, a high VG e-juice only atomise correctly when heated with a wattage output of around 40W – 100W, and you’ll require a sub-ohm vape kit to achieve that kind of power output.
Our top sub-om vape kits recommendations for high VG are:
- Vaporesso Target 200 Kit (iTank 2 Edition)
- Eleaf iStick Power Mono
- SMOK RPM C Pod Kit
What Tank Is Best for High VG?
There are numerous tanks that are excellent for use with high-VG liquid. It’s hard to say which is the ‘best’, as vaping is a very personalised pursuit, and no two vape setups are exactly alike.
Our list of the best sub-ohm vape tanks features many brilliant examples, and each is perfect for use with high-VG vape juice.
Our top tank recommendations for high VG are:
- Vaporesso iTank 2
- Voopoo Uforce-L Tank
- SMOK T-Air Subtank
Need More Help?
Now that you’ve read this explanation, we hope you understand high-VG vape juice better. If you feel this is the way you’d like to vape, then visit the MIST online store for great deals on vape juice and the sub-ohm kits needed to atomise them.