Guide to Shortfill Vape Eliquid

What is Short Fill Eliquid?

When the TPD came into effect in May 2017, it banned the sale of eliquids containing nicotine in bottles bigger than 10ml.

Cue the short fill. A short fill is defined as an underfilled bottle of eliquid that a Nicotine Shot (10ml bottle of 18mg flavourless e-liquid) can be added to. For example, a 60ml short fill eliquid would contain 50ml 0f 0mg e-liquid to which you could a 10ml 18mg nicotine shot. When mixed you would have 60ml of 3mg e-liquid.

How Does it Work?

It’s simply a case of adding your chosen nicotine shot into the short fill bottle and shaking vigorously (remember to put the cap back on first) – this will make sure that the nicotine has mixed properly with the eliquid. Mixing is easy once you know how, check out the handy chart below to help you get the correct ratio of nicotine and eliquid for your short fill.

Good or Bad?

On the face of it, the short fill is a great idea – big bottles equal big fun. In a lot of cases one 50ml short fill is cheaper than six 10ml bottles. There is a question of ease of use. Short fills can get a bit messy one slip of the hand when adding your nicotine shot can cause an irritating spill.

Where safety is concerned, short fills are much much safer than pure DIY mixing where it is common for large quantities of raw nicotine to be purchased and used, always take extra care when handling your nicotine and eLiquid.

For those of you who vape 0mg of nicotine and want to use short fills – one word of warning, short fill eliquids often include extra flavour to accommodate for when the nicotine has been added (a bit like fruit squash before you add water), it has been reported that 0mg short fills may be too intense in flavour and may shorten the life of your coils.

The best thing to do is add 10ml of flavourless eliquid (or straight PG, straight VG or a combination of the two) to offset this.

 

We always advise that you buy high quality nicotine shots and e-liquids; as poor quality nicotine shots can wreck the flavour of your e-liquid. We recommend that you match the VG / PG ratios of your eliquids and nicotine shots for the best experience.

Overall, short fill eliquid is popular and for good reason, it’s far easier to carry one large bottle around if you’re vaping consistently throughout the day, more so if you’re dripping or using a high wattage sub ohm set-up. They also allow vapers to accurately measure for themselves how much nicotine is going into their e-liquid and most importantly have convinced companies to bring out new ranges of juices, which means more flavours for us!

Where Can I Find Short Fill Eliquids?

Vape Club offer a large range of Short Fill Eliquids and Nicotine Shots for every flavour palate, in a variety of VG and PG ratios.

Mixing and Vaping with Nicotine Booster Shots – TRPR/TPD Regulations

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As many of us are aware, the laws surrounding eCigarettes, eLiquid, and vaping are set to change indefinitely in May 2017, for both the UK and the EU. We will all be restricted to purchasing eLiquid in a maximum capacity of 10ml, which has rightly upset many people in the vaping community. However, some industrious vapers have discovered another way to supply premium eLiquid in the post-TRPR era of vaping.

While TRPR in May 2017 will regulate the industry, it also means that the choice for consumers will be heavily culled and reduced, meaning vapers are very restricted in what they’ll be able to procure. Many vapers have been used to getting 30ml and 60ml bottles, and nicotine shots will allow this method of vaping to still continue.

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Nicotine shots are a fully compliant way to convert a 0mg juice into a nicotine-containing eLiquid. This allows quantities of larger than 10ml to be converted into nicotine containing eLiquids, but still within the confines of the TRPR regulations. One company in particular, PlusNic are at the forefront of this revolution. Their nicotine shots enable any 60ml bottle of nicotine free eLiquid to be turned into either 3mg or 6mg, depending on user preference.

PlusNic shots have been designed and developed to work across the spectrum of eLiquid flavours, whether its citrus fruits or cream and custards. Ensuring only the best mixing outcomes for their customers, the PlusNic shots are available in three different PG/VG mixes. There’s a standard 50/50, along with higher VG versions in 70/30 and 80/20 for the sub ohm vapers. Easy dissolvable, the PlusNic shots are designed to mix seamlessly with any premium eLiquid range on the market.

The only drawback to this process is the loss of some eLiquid for the mix. If a user has 60ml of Nicotine Free eLiquid, they will need to dispose of at least 10ml in order to allow for the Nicotine Shot to be mixed in with it. While this is something that may potentially put some vapers off from using nicotine shots, as they wouldn’t want to waste a sixth of their eLiquid, there will likely be some 70ml and 80ml empty mixing bottles that will be available that will allow for this extra volume of liquid.


For more information on Nicotine Booster Shots, or if you’d simply like to speak to us, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.