5 Things to Consider when Choosing Your E-Liquid

If you’ve been vaping for a while you know your way around the market. This means you know where to get what you need as well as how to make the right choice. If you’ve recently started vaping  you might need a little support or guidance getting started.

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5 Things to Consider Before Choosing E-Liquid


Why is the brand of E-Liquid you consume important:  The brand is relevant for the same reason that a brand would be relevant in any consumer product.  The brand stands for a level of surety and reliability. There are brands that promise premium quality, safe ingredients and well developed flavor options among other things. At the same time, there are those that cut corners in the lab and don't have a passion for flavor creation and don't stand by their product 100% 


One of the things that has most people like about vaping  is the sheer choice of flavors   There are literally thousands of flavor options for any style and palette. 

It helps to try out different flavors from different brands before zeroing in on your usual what could become your usuals. Figure out the kind of flavors you prefer and experiment with different options that match your taste. 

In general you have a few key flavor categories:  Tobacco, Fruit, Mint, Beverage,  Bakery and Dessert.  

Nicotine Content

Different E-Liquids have different nicotine contents that you can see marked on the label.  If you’re someone making a switch from cigs to vaping  and are used to, you might require vape liquid with higher nicotine content  - usually 6MG for a Subohm tank or possibly higher for a lower power atomizer.   The most common nicotine level (and what we recommend for the best flavor) is 3MG. 


Fluid Base

There are two commonly used liquid bases when it comes to E-Liquid. One is PG, which is short for propylene glycol. The other is VG which is short for vegetable glycerin. As a rule of thumb, PG based vape fluid types offer a stronger hit where as VG types are better known for producing thicker smoke clouds.

There are, however other differences you can look into between the two.

Almost all E-Liquids offer a blend of VG/PG and usually have this on the label. Cafe Racer uses 70/30 VG/PG on our regular freebase E-Liquids and 50/50 on our Salty Bastard Nic Salts liquids. 


When it comes to price, there is a fine balance between the right quality and the right price. As a given rule, there are some extremely pricey brands and flavors worth trying. At the same time it helps to be weary of vape juice that seems too cheap to be true. These could be brand knock offs or not manufactured in the best conditions. 

Look for midrange prices and go up from there and you should be okay!


If you keep the pointers above in mind, it should not take you too long to find an E-Liquid  brand and flavor(s) that suits your needs.  If you’re looking to buy online, check out what we’ve got in store at our online vape shop!    

kurt sonderegger
kurt sonderegger


Founder/CEO of Cafe Racer Craft E-Liquid

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