A guide to Shortfills
Why are 100ml bottles called shortfills
The term shortfill comes from the design of the bottle and how much liquid it contains. Bottles are 120ml in size, but normally filled with 100ml of nicotine free e-liquid, leaving enough space in the bottle to add in up to 20ml of nicotine to make what nicotine strength you may desire. For example, adding in two nicotine shots to 100ml of vape juice will make it to a 3mg nicotine strength. Meaning that the bottle is not filled to its volume but is in fact short filled.
How long does a 100ml vape juice last?
There is not an exact number on how long a bottle of liquid will last a person, as it varies based on how much the person vapes. Other factors like the coil resistance and also the power of the device and what the wattage is set at will play a large part towards it.
Generally speaking, a 100ml bottle could last someone anywhere from 3 days to 14 days, but on average, a bottle should normally last someone 7 days.
Coil resistance and how it affects the longevity of your vape liquid
The strength, or resistance as its otherwise known of your coil within your vaping device plays a huge part in the longevity of your e liquid.
Traditionally, shortfill bottles are used to fill Sub Ohm tanks used for Direct to lung vaping. These tanks use sub ohm coils (0.9 ohms or lower) and are designed to be used at high wattage. These coils normally heat up a lot quicker than coils over 1.0hms and will cause you to get through vape liquid a lot quicker.
Frequency of vaping and it affects your liquid
It goes without saying that if you use your vape frequently, you will go through bottles of e liquids a lot quicker.
You can easily track your juice intake by the size of your tank and how often you refill it. With the TRPR legislations that came in to effect in 2016, all vape tanks sold within the UK must not be larger than a 2ml capacity. So if you filled up your tank 5 times in a day, you’re vaping 10ml of liquid per day. This is quite a high volume of liquid you’re consuming, and you may want to look into how frequently you’re using your vape to extend the longevity of your liquid.
What are the benefits of Shortfill e liquids?
There are a few positive benefits to using shortfill e liquids.
Kinder to the environment – Rather than having 10 empty 10ml bottles, having just the one empty 100ml vape juice bottle will be less waste and less recycling.
Control over nicotine strength – You can decide exactly what nicotine strength you want your vape liquids by adding in the nicotine yourself.
How much nicotine is in 100ml of e-liquid?
TPD/TRPR legislations that were brought in in 2015 state that all bottles of liquid sold that contain nicotine must be no larger than 10ml in size.
Therefore, all 100ml bottles of e liquid will be zero nicotine/nicotine free, and you will have to add nicotine shots to the desired strength yourself.
Bottles larger than 10ml that contain nicotine can be sold in other countries due to the laws being different to ours in the UK. But if any sellers in the UK were to sell these, they would be breaking the law.
Making your own homebrew liquid explained
“Homebrew” is a term in vaping for liquid that is made by someone within their home by combining all the separate ingredients that go into making vape liquid and creating larger bottles of juice themselves at a lower cost than buying 100ml pre made bottles at retail.
Is making your own vape juice worth the cost and effort?
Making your own homebrew liquid certainly does have its advantages when it comes to the cost and how much you can make for the money.
However, the effort that goes in to it could outweigh the positives of costings. When making liquid, most people have to follow strict recipes to create the flavours they want, as well as a specific “steeping” time, which is the time it takes for the flavourings to settle in to the VG/PG mix.
If these things are not followed correctly, there is a high chance that the e liquid will not taste correctly, meaning that the time and effort the consumer had put in to making this has been wasted.
At Vape69, All of our shortfills are made in our flavour house, using specific flavourings and following recipes we have created ourselves, and the bottles are steeped for the right amount of time to produce the perfect tasting vape liquid.
How long before vape liquid goes off
Storing your vape liquid correctly is essential, and if stored incorrectly can enhance the rate of which it goes bad. Always store you vape juice bottles in a dark cool place, and not anywhere warm/hot or in direct sunlight. These are the two main contributing factors to vape liquid going bad.
How much will I be spending on vape juice every month?
The answer to this question varies from person to person based on how much they vape. As we have previously discussed, a bottle of 100ml shortfill e liquid could last someone up to 7-14 days. Approximately someone could spend around £20 a month on 100ml shortfill e liquid .
If the person wanted to make their own vape liquid, they’d need to invest in empty bottles, measuring jugs, VG, PG, concentrates, and nicotine. All of these factors are essential and would soon add up cost wise.
If I make my own vape juice, where would I get nicotine?
You should always buy your nicotine from reputable vape companies within the UK, as this guarantees that it has passed all necessary tests to comply with the TPD legislations. Buying nicotine from non reputable companies could mean it has not gone through any checks and tests.
It is essential you buy high quality nicotine shots as poor nicotine can ruin vape liquid as well as being very harsh on your throat.
How can I add nicotine to vape juice?
Adding nicotine to vape juice is really simple. All you need to do is remove the cap off the 100ml shortfill bottle, and pour the nicotine in to the vape liquid. Put the cap back on the 100ml bottle and give it a vigorous shake to ensure the nicotine mixes properly with the liquid.
What types of Nic shots can I get?
There are four types of Nic shots available to buy;
50/50 Nicotine shots – Using a freebase nicotine with a 50/50 VG PG ratio mix
High VG – Nic shots using more VG than PG to mix better with shortfill e liquid.
Nic Salt shots – Nic shots that are made using nicotine salt base
Cool/Ice Nic Shots – A freebase nic shot, but with added Koolada (WS-25) to give a cool icy hit from your vape liquid.
What is the VG & PG in vape juice?
VG is short for Vegetable Glycerin, which normally makes up 70% of the mix ratio.
PG is short for Propylene Glycol, which makes up the remaining 30% of the mix ratio.
What is the highest percent of nicotine in vape juice?
The highest nicotine content in bottles of pre made liquids is 20mg, which is normally found in Nicotine Salt e liquid. 20mg is the highest nicotine content allowed to be sold in the UK to coincide with TPD Laws.
What is in vape juice?
Vape juice is made up of three primary ingredients, those being;
- Vegetable Glycerine
- Propylene Glycol
Can I get nic salt 100ml shortfill e liquids?
No, you cannot buy any shortfills that contain nicotine whether it is freebase nicotine or nic salts based on UK law.
You can however buy Salt nicotine shots and add in as you would a normal freebase nicotine shot. Both of these are available to buy on www.vape69.com
What’s the best flavour shortfill?
The answer to this question varies based on each persons tastes. Some people’s favourite e liquid may be a sweet tasting flavour, like blue raspberry, mango, lemon & lime, blueberry, cola or orange soda. Whereas some people like more plain traditional flavours like tobacco or menthol. A lot of people will tend to stick to specific e liquid brands as well.
What flavours are available at Vape69?
- 100ml Shortfill Blackcurrant Ice 0mg
- 100ml Shortfill Blue Raspberry Ice 0mg
- 100ml Shortfill Hi-Zen 0mg
- 100ml Shortfill Menthol 0mg
- 100ml Shortfill Rainbow 0mg
- 100ml Shortfill Strawberry & Watermelon 0mg
- 100ml Shortfill Vim 0mg
- 100ml Shortfill Watermelon Ice 0mg