Glycerol VG & Propylene Glycol PG in Liquids
Propylene glycol (PG) and Gylcerin (VG) are the main ingredients of an E-Liquid, in addition to food aromas, distilled water and nicotine (depending on the choice). The composition of PG and VG in E-Liquids differs depending on the manufacturer. For some liquids, the proportion of propylene glycol is higher, while in others the proportion of glycerin is higher. But what is the optimal mixture and what properties do the two liquids PG and VG bring with them?
Properties of propylene glycol
Propylene glycol is an odorless, clear, colorless liquid and belongs to the alkanols. Their use is found, for example, in fog machines, skin creams, toothpastes and medicines. In contrast to glycerol, the propylene glycol is more fluid. For this reason, a small proportion of propylene glycol can lead to problems with some clearomizer. This is because, due to the small proportion of propylene glycol, the evaporator is not supplied with enough liquid, which leads to it remaining too dry and therefore a cokelike taste is felt when pulling.
When using an E-liquid containing a high proportion of propylene glycol, the resulting vapor is not very consistent. When inhaled, the propylene glycol provides for scratching down the neck and also for a higher flash (nicotine saturation feeling). The taste of the e-liquid can be tasted particularly well and provides a more intense taste experience.
Properties of glycerin
VG (vegetable glycerin) translates to plant glycerin. Glycerin is a colorless and odorless liquid with a sweetish taste. VG is used, for example, as a moisture-retaining agent and is contained in cosmetic products. In contrast to propylene glycol, the glycerol has a higher viscosity and is more viscid. A liquid with a high VG content is characterized by the fact that a strong and dense vapor is produced after inhalation. The glycerin is thus responsible for the fullness of the vapor as well as for the vapor to evaporate more slowly.
Conclusion - Our tip: The mixture makes it
Glycerin-vg-propylene glycol-pg-liquid-eg cigarettes Using the properties of PG and VG, it becomes clear that both propylene glycol and glycerin have different effects on steaming. Since the tastes of the steamer are different and everyone has a subjective feeling, it is impossible to give our readers the perfect recommendation. Most of the long-steamer steamers are of the opinion that a combination of both materials makes an ideal steamer experience possible.
Those steamers, which attach great importance to the steam development, should prefer a liquid with a higher VG proportion. It should be mentioned here that the volts and ohms can also influence the steam density. For those steamers who want a more intense taste experience, a liquid with a higher PG proportion is recommended. Whoever is already experienced and mixes his liquids himself, will find the optimal mixture by experimenting himself.