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How to Use a Shortfill E-Liquid

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Wondering on how to use a shortfill? Maybe wondering what short fills are? In this vape guide we aim to answer those for you!

Shortfills refer to a large bottle of underfilled e-liquid designed to have space for one to pour nicotine content in. Shortfills were created right after the TPD (Tobacco Products Directive), an EU-wide law, came into effect in May 2017, this included restrictions on tank sizes, e-liquids, and nicotine strengths. Therefore, it prohibited the sale of e-liquids that contained nicotine in bottles larger than 10ml. These regulations were implemented to protect vapers when it came to the dosage of nicotine in e-liquids. Therefore, the introduction of nicotine-free e-liquids (short fills) took the UK by storm.

Here at Joe’s Juice, we do love our shortfills therefore we have several luscious fruity and dessert ranges such as Crème Kong, Slush Bucket, Püd that come in short fill sizes of 50ml, 100ml and 200ml. In this article, we aim to outline all the tips and instructions on how to use a short fill by mixing it with nicotine (also known as shake n’ vape).

Tips Before You Embark on Vaping Shortfills

Before you embark on the process of shake n’ vape, it is helpful to keep these tips in mind beforehand:

  • Select a predominantly PG shortfill if you are looking for a strong throat hit
  • If you are looking for a smoother throat hit, then choose nic salts
  • Clean your tank before switching e-liquid flavours to ensure that flavours do not mix
  • To keep your e-liquid’s quality, ensure that you store it in a dry and cool place
  • Shake the e-liquid to make sure that you have an even distribution of flavour and nicotine

Steps on How to Use a Shortfill

So, you may be asking yourself at this point, how would you go about mixing shortfill e-liquids with nicotine when you first come across them, to get started, we have outlined the steps behind the shake n’ vape process below:

Step 1: Unscrew the bottle cap from the shortfill bottle

Step 2: Remove the cap that has the pipette with an e-liquid cap removal tool

Step 3: Pour the Nicotine Shot/Salts content into the space above the shortfill e-liquid

Step 4: Put cap back on and shake it vigorously for 2-3 minutes

Step 5: For optimal results, let your freshly shaken e-liquid to sit in a dark place in a cupboard or drawer for an hour or so [48 hours max] to maximise flavour and allow nicotine to blend in completely

Step 6: Vape and enjoy the e-liquid the next day

Recommended Nicotine Dosage

Although the shake ‘n vape process is straightforward, a lot of newbie vapers do get confused at how much nicotine to add into their shortfills based on their preference. At Joe’s Juice, we offer nicotine content in two different forms: 18mg nicotine shots and 20mg nicotine salt shots; both have the same recommended dosage into your shortfills which are:

  • Mix 1x nicotine salts/shots with 50ml shortfill e-liquid to create 3mg nicotine
  • Mix 2x nicotine salts/shots with 100ml shortfill e-liquid to create 3mg nicotine
  • Mix 4x nicotine salts/shot with 200ml shortfill e-liquid to create 3mg nicotine

We hope we have helped you on what to do with your shortfill e-liquids and nic salts/shots with this vape guide. Get started on your vaping journey with our top quality premium shortfill e-liquids here!

If you have any more questions about vaping, please do not hesistate to get in contact with us as we are always happy to help!