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What Is An MTL Vape Juice?

Are you wondering what an MTL vape juice is? The short answer is that it is an e-liquid that produces moderate to minimal vapour levels and is popular with new vapers and vapers seeking a cigarette-like vaping experience. But how and why? 

Today, we’re going to provide a brief explanation of what exactly this vape juice is. Once you’ve read this short guide, you’ll have a much better understanding of MTL eliquids and vape juices in general. 

What Are MTL E-liquids? 

A photo collage showing different MTL vape juices from different brands

MTL e-liquids or mouth-to-lung vape juices use either a 50 VG (Vegetable glycerine) / 50 PG (Propylene Glycol) mix ratio or a higher PG content. These e-liquids tend to have a similar viscosity to water and are “runnier” than DTL (direct-to-lung) e-liquids. 

So, what does it mean for you? If you use an MTL e-liquid with DTL tanks, DTL pods, or DTL coils that are not designed for it, you will get a sticky and messy leak. And, as mentioned earlier, the PG VG ratio blend of this e-liquid type means that you get moderate vapour. You also have more nicotine strength options with a MTL liquid unlike high-VG vape juices which produces bigger clouds.

Keep in mind that this e-liquid type is for MTL vaping, which is distinct from DTL vaping in that it replicates the act of drawing cigarette smoke into the mouth and lung with a combination of expanding mouth pressure and a subsequent intake of breath.

Not all MTL vape juice is nic salted, but all nic salt e-liquids are MTL e-liquids.

Is VG or PG Better for MTL Vape Juice?

PG is better for MTL vape juice because it provides a looser consistency that won’t gum up MTL vape coils. On the other hand, VG is a thicker substance that only DTL devices and coils can optimally atomise for big cloud vaping.

MTL liquids should always have an equal 50/50 split of PG vs VG or a higher PG ratio than VG. Though rare, there are a few people with a PG intolerance who may find MTL liquids to be too irritating to use. We recommend these people instead try vaping on 100% VG e-liquids.

What Is the Best Vape for MTL E-liquids?

MTL vape kits are the best vapes for MTL liquids because their high-resistance coils are designed to soak and atomise thin MTL vape juices efficiently. MTL vape kits also use relatively low power outputs, which is all that is needed to convert 50/50 e-liquids into inhalable vapour.

As mentioned earlier, using Direct Lung (DL) vapes for MTL vape juices is not a good idea, as the thin e-liquid is likely to leak. 

On top of this, the high power outputs of sub-ohm vapes will produce large quantities of MTL e-liquid vapour, which is likely to be uncomfortable to inhale due to its high PG content and nicotine strength.

What is the Best MTL Vape Juice? 

Since MTL vape juices are very popular, you have a lot of flavour choices to choose from! You have menthol, tobacco, and even fruit. Truthfully, it can be overwhelming, so we have taken the time to put together a roundup of what we believe is the best MTL vape juices below: 

  1. MIST MTL Carabaco
  2. MIST Virginia
  3. Fugly But Sweet Dark Fruit Eat N Mess
 

MIST MTL Carabaco

Best Mouth-To-Lung E-Liquid
9.5/10
Total
Flavour
9.8/10
Strengths
9.5/10
Sweetness
9.2/10
Range
9.7/10
Price
9.5/10
Price
£14.99
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Features We Love

Big Bottle

Carry 60mls of e-liquid in one container 

Darkly Sweet

Caramel, coffee, and tobacco interweave perfectly

Pick A Nic

Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg and 12mg

Not that long ago, shortfills were only for the sub-ohm crowd, and MTL vapers had to make do with carrying lots of small bottles around. MIST were first on the scene to provide an alternative with the MTL Shortfills range, and Carabaco is the standout hit from the line.

This hits every check-box for me; earthy light tobacco, dark sweetness from the fiery caramel, and a lovely bitter edge of sweetened dark coffee. It perfectly replicated my early morning ‘coffee & a cig’ cravings while giving me not only a big container but multiple strength options, a rare thing in shortfills but essential when you’re trying to cut down on nicotine.

Pros

  • MTL shortfill e-liquid
  • Good combo of ‘morning’ flavours
  • Lots of nicotine-strength options

Cons

  • 12mg version must be steeped overnight for full flavour potential
  • No 10ml version available
Price
£14.99
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MIST Virginia

Best for: Tobacco
9.4/10
Total
Flavour
9.2/10
Strengths
9.8/10
Sweetness
8.9/10
Range
9.5/10
Price
9.4/10
Price
£3.50
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Features We Love

Ciggie Style: Delivers great rolling-tobacco flavour 
Size Select: Available in 10ml bottles and 100ml packs 
For All: DTL vapers can choose the Extra Vapour version 

I’m writing this sitting in an office that only exists because 13 years ago, my boss decided that smokers needed an e-liquid that could fully replicate the cigarette experience. Today the MIST Originals tobacco range is one of our MTL vaping best-sellers.

Virginia, easily the most popular in the range, has fully replaced my old rollie habit. With a smooth and earthy profile that’s lightly toasted and without extra sweetness, I’ve never been able to find a tobacco e-liquid that so perfectly captures the smoky satisfaction of a hand-rolled ciggie.

And with strengths of 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, and 18mg, there’s a bottle or pack of Virginia for any smoker, regardless of your MTL vaping habit intensity. 

Pros

  • Five different nic strengths to choose from
  • Earthy, rich tobacco profile
  • Perfect for recent smokers

Cons

  • No shortfill version available
  • Some may find freebase nicotine rough on throat
Price
£3.50
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Fugly But Sweet Dark Fruit Eat N Mess

Best for: Pastry & Dessert
9.2/10
Total
Flavour
9/10
Strengths
9.2/10
Sweetness
9.6/10
Range
9.2/10
Price
8.9/10
Price
£3.95
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Features We Love

Total Indulgence: Incredible blend of pudding flavours 
Choco Blanco: Rare and delicious use of white chocolate flavour 
Crunchy Clouds: Tasty meringue undernote

I’ve tried a lot of pudding vapes in my 11 years of vaping. It’s like a sugary arms-race to produce the most wildly indulgent blend possible, and Dispergo have struck gold with their Fugly But Sweet range of dessert flavours. Dark Fruit Eat N Mess – a somewhat clumsy name for an incredible juice – holds nothing back.

You get the instant vibrancy of mixed berry and raspberry jam, a sugary onslaught that folds in a creamy, crunchy dairy plunge with the cream and meringue before a final delicate and luxurious note of white chocolate hits the tongue. 

Chocolate is notoriously difficult to convey well in vape liquid, but white chocolate just adds that note of creamy pleasure to take the stinging edge off of the dark fruits. A real Yin-Yang of sweet tastes that dessert fans will adore, but it’s a little too sweet for some.

Pros

  • Ludicrously indulgent dessert vape
  • Dark fruits without too much tartness
  • Rare 5mg nicotine salt e-liquids for those quitting nicotine

Cons

  • Not for those who like subtle sweetness
  • Some may find fruity notes clash with creams
Price
£3.95
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Need More Help?

We know that vaping has a lot of initially confusing terminology, but as you can see, it’s all quite simple to understand. Just remember, MTL e-liquids have a 50/50 PG VG blend or a higher PG content and are best for mouth-to-lung vaping. If you’re still wondering what is an MTL vape juice good for, this type of e-liquid is great if you want a cigarette-like vaping experience!

Visit the MIST online store and find your next favourite flavours for MTL vaping – we have a huge stock of mouth-to-lung e-liquids from different vape juice brands. And don’t forget to subscribe to the MIST Youtube channel.

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