Welcome to Vaping Hardware’s E Liquid Calculator! Whether you want to mix e-juice by weight (g) or volume (ml), you’re in the right place! Just input your PG/VG ratio, nicotine strength and flavor percentage(s) and BOOM… our e liquid calculator will give you the perfect recipe for an awesome e-juice mix!
Just a word of warning… If you’re using the e liquid calculator to mix e juice with nicotine, please be sure to handle your nicotine with care! It’s considered a toxic substance and dangerous if not used with precaution!
If you’re a complete newbie to the world of DIY e-liquid mixing then be sure to start by reading our complete beginners guide to mixing your own e-juice. Alternatively, if you’ve come here with a Nicotine Shot or Shortfill bottle, head on over to our Nicotine Shot & Shortfill Calculator!
We’ve also included a detailed FAQ at the bottom of this page!
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All nicotine will be suspended in either PG or VG or a combination of the two.
Whether you’re buying Nic Shots or larger amounts of nicotine, its strength and the liquid it’s mixed in will be printed on the bottle.
Flavour base is the liquid that the flavour concentrate is suspended in.
Typically it will be in PG although some manufacturers are starting to suspend the flavour in VG.
Especially helpful if you have a PG intolerance – more on this later!
This is the overall strength of the Nicotine you’re mixing with.
It’s measured in mg/ml but is sometimes written as a percentage – 18mg is the same as 1.8%.
Within Europe, the maximum strength you can buy is 20mg (2%) but is normally sold in 18mg strengths.
A good starting point when you start mixing is 50PG/50VG but personally we prefer a 30PG/70VG mix…
PG gives you the “Throat Hit” while VG gives you more vapor (bigger clouds!).
Just remember some people are PG Intolerant and may suffer unpleasant symptoms when vaping PG. If this sounds like you, it’s best to mix at 100% VG.
If you’re using a Pod system, we suggest you mix at a 50/50 ratio as this will help the wick to saturate and prevent dry hits.
AVG stands for aqueous vegetable glycol, which is essentially just vegetable glycol thinned down with 10% distilled water. Ideal if you want to mix at a higher VG ratio without ‘gumming’ up your coil! Also especially handy for those of you with a PG intolerance!
If you want to use our e liquid calculator to mix with AVG, just set your PG/VG ratio to 100% VG and you’re good to go!
This is totally dependent on the flavor(s) you’re using and your personal preference… Some flavors are amazing at 10%, some better at 20% or even higher!
BUT a great starting point would be 15%. Just remember it’s far easier to start off low and add a little more flavor later if you need to!
Yes you can! Experimenting with different flavor mixes is one of the best reasons to start mixing your own e-liquid!
Just hit the ‘Add’ flavor button on our e liquid calculator to add extra flavors!
We’ll be adding our top picks for flavor recipes in the near future so be sure to check back soon!
Our e liquid calculator will allow you to select whatever nicotine strength you want. Knowing what nicotine strength to choose is really down to personal preference and what you’re hoping to get out of vaping. Store bought e-juice usually ranges from 3mg (0.3%) to 6mg (0.6%).
BUT if you’re a heavy smoker you’ll probably want to try a higher strength; 9mg, 12mg (0.9% or 1.2%) or maybe even higher. The limit is governed by the strength of your Base Nicotine.
Keep in mind that using a sub-ohm tank or RDA (vaping at high wattage) will mimic the effect of a higher strength nicotine.
We’ve written a detailed post to help you decide what nicotine strength is right for you so be sure to check it out!
Yes, mixing e-juice without nicotine is simple! Just set your ‘Target Nicotine Level’ to zero and you’re good to go!
Yes you can! They’re calculated in exactly the same way, just input your ‘Nicotine Base Strength’ and ‘Target Nicotine Strength’.
Generally speaking, there’s very little difference other than the ‘Throat Hit’, which is less harsh when using Nic Salts compared to the same strength of Freebase Nicotine.
We’ve written a detailed guide to Nicotine Salts which you can find here!
Whether you want to steep your e-juice is totally down to personal preference. You can just ‘shake and vape’ as soon as you’re finished mixing!
BUT if you want the best flavor possible from your e-liquid, we recommend steeping for at least a week in a cool, dark place.
Take a look at our detailed Steeping Guide to learn how to steep and what you can do to speed up the process!
Dilutant can be added (distilled or pure water, even vodka!) to ‘thin’ your e-liquid. This is mainly done when using high or Max VG e-juice due to its thick consistency.
Diluting thick e-juice helps your wick saturate more efficiently and even helps prolong your coil!
Yes, we recommend mixing by weight for greater accuracy. It’s far easier to hit specific weight measurements to 3 decimal places than it is ‘eyeballing’ the line when using a measuring beaker!
However, we’ve included both options on the e liquid calculator so you can pick and choose depending on your mixing style!
We would recommend choosing a scale with an accuracy of 0.1% tolerance and weighing capability up to 500 grams.
It’s also important to get a scale with a ‘tare’ function! This enables you to zero the measurement display after adding each ingredient, ready for the next. We highly recommend this scale on Amazon.
Hopefully by now you’re well on your way to mixing your own e liquid. Don’t forget to take a screen shot or copy of the ‘recipe summary’… just in case you want to create the same mix again!
If you’ve had any problems using our e liquid calculator, please feel free to check out the full user guide here!
Please also feel free to drop us a comment below!
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Lindsay Fox
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