In May 2017, a new rule called The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) came into existence and one of the primary modifications was to limit nicotine-based e-liquids to a maximum amount of 10ml. This led to the emergence of a new form of e-liquid, Short Fills.
We're sure you've heard of Shortfill e-liquids, but for those who haven't, short fills are often bigger bottles of nicotine-free e-liquid. Short fill bottles are totally compatible with TPD requirements since, although being in bigger bottles, they contain no nicotine. They are quite popular since they are a great way to obtain more of your favorite e-liquid in a bigger container.
How Do Short Fill Bottles Work?
Short fill e-liquids normally come in 30ml, 60ml, or 120ml bottles and, as the name implies, contain significantly less e-liquid, allowing vapers to add a nic shot. A nic shot is what gives the e-liquid its nicotine content, and you may adjust the quantity to suit your tastes.
Different Types of Nic Shots
Nic shots differ in style, therefore it's critical that you acquire the correct one for you:
50:50 Nic Shots: These are great for adding to short fills with a 50:50 VG:PG ratio.
Max VG Nic Shots: Ideal for combining with high VG short fills (70:30 or 80:20)
Ice Nic Shots: These function similarly to nic shots, except instead of being flavorless, they have a pleasant menthol taste.
Nic Salt Shots: These have a considerably smoother throat impact than conventional nic shots and are absorbed much faster into the circulation. They swiftly and successfully satisfy nicotine cravings.
How to Add Nic Shots to Your Short Fill？
Step One – Remove the caps from the nicotine shot bottle and the short fill e-liquid bottle (s). Then, use our easy-fill short fill bottles by simply flicking open the cap, revealing a hole into which to pour your nic shot.
Step Two – To get the required nicotine intensity, pour the right amount of the nic shot into your short fill e-liquid container.
Step Three – Push the cap of your short fill bottle down to seal it and screw the bottle top back on. Once the short fill bottle is sealed back up, firmly shake the liquid until it is fully mixed with the nic shot.
How Much Nicotine Do You Need to Add to Your Short Fills?
Look no farther if you're wondering how much nicotine to add to your short fill to get the appropriate potency. Our nic shot mixing guide should clarify things up and get you started.
Tips to take note of
- Before purchasing a Short Fill bottle, find a flavor that you truly enjoy.
- Use caution when removing the top cap! (Why not get a Shortfill Tool?)
- Take care with your Nic Shots, and always wash your hands afterward!
- The more Nic Shots you add to the Short Fill, the weaker the flavor.
- When using higher VG e-liquids, you may need to increase the power on your device.
- Shake vigorously before using! Otherwise, the liquid and nicotine may separate.
- Use a sub-ohm vape mod with variable power output (rather than a Vape Pen Style e-cig) to adjust to your liking.