What is a shortfill e-liquid?
A shortfill e-liquid is a nicotine-free version of your typical vape juice. With space left in the top to add your own nicotine that you purchase separately, you can mix and match your favourite flavours and brand of nicotine for the ideal result. One of the key reasons you might want to invest in shortfill is the current UK law surrounding e-liquid. It's against the law to carry around large bottles with nicotine – so shortfill provides a viable, legal alternative for ease of use. Since a change in TPD (Tobacco Products Directive) regulations in May of 2017, it's no longer legal for brands to sell e-liquids in bottles greater than 10ml. Shortfill provides an easy and effective way to get more for your money while still following current UK rules and regulations. For convenience, ease of use, and cost savings, shortfill and nic shots combined are the ideal choice.
How to mix a shortfill e-liquid
Mixing your shortfill e-liquid with nicotine shots is quick and easy. Thanks to the space left on top of your 80% full bottle, there's plenty of room to add your shot directly into the bottle. If you're wondering how to open a shortfill bottle, it's typically as simple as just popping the cap off. No mess and no fuss. Once you've poured your nicotine shot into the bottle, all you'll need to do is make sure everything is blended properly. To do this, simply stick the cap back on and shake the bottle vigorously for ten seconds or so. That's all it takes to mix your shot and shortfill together thoroughly. Don't forget to re-shake the bottle if you decide to add another shot later. If you want to ensure you're getting the right amount of nicotine in your shortfill, some additional maths is required. Assuming you have an 80ml shortfill bottle, two 15mg nicotine shots with 10ml of liquid each (30mg in total) will equate to 3mg in the mixed 100ml liquid. You can apply the same formula to any bottle you use. Here's another example: 100ml shortfill + 2x 10ml 15mg nic shots = 120ml e-liquid with 2.5mg nicotine. Stuck on the maths? Online shortfill calculators can do the maths for you. Check ours out now, then shop our range to discover high-quality e-liquids that you'll love.
How do you increase the nicotine strength of a shortfill?
The best way to enhance the nicotine strength of a shortfill is by switching up what kind of nic shot you use. Most people have a personal preference for nicotine, but that doesn't mean you can't experiment with the different options out there. For example, you can get nicotine shots in low nicotine percentages and medium or high percentages within the same range. If you already have a shortfill bottle with nicotine mixed in, one possibility is to add another shot of nicotine to enhance the strength of your e-liquid. However, it's essential to consider how much liquid you've already used from the bottle as well as how much nicotine is already in there to decide how much more you should add. Using our online calculator is an excellent way to ensure you're adding the right amount based on your current ml as well as the strength of the new shot.
Which nic shot should I use with my shortfill?
The nicotine shots you choose for your shortfill liquid depends entirely on your personal preference. The benefit of shortfill is that it's fully customisable to your style and taste preferences. You also get complete freedom over the strength of nicotine you pick. Unlike vape kit to use shortfill, sub-ohm vape kits are an excellent combination. This is because this particular style of vape is most suited to the consistency of shortfill. However, if you're looking for an extremely low nicotine strength in your shortfill – which gives it less of a thick consistency – you may be able to use this e-liquid with MTL kits as well.
What's the best flavour shortfill?
With so much variety and so many different great flavours on the market, we wouldn't be doing out our shortfill e-liquid range justice by saying there's one true great flavour. But that's not to say that we don't have a few favourites that we keep reaching for. Here are just of few of the best shortfill options available online for full-packed flavour:
From the Pantry Lime Twist
With a beautifully refreshing and sweet flavour, this bake-inspired e-liquid ticks all the boxes. As a premium 50ml liquid, Lime Twist is part of the popular From the Pantry range, which is well worth checking out for anyone with a fruity or sweet tooth.
Dinner Lady Fruits Pink Berry
With Dinner Lady Fruits Pink Berry is a summery mix of barriers and lemon, which creates a slightly tangy mix to refresh you any time of the year. We particularly love the unique packaging and blend of tastes in the Dinner Lady range, with 50ml of perfectly balanced liquid to enjoy.
IVG Menthol Rainbow Blast
You'll be tasting the rainbow with this IVG Menthol Rainbow Blast e-liquid. A mixture of zesty flavours and cooling menthol make this shortfill exceptionally smooth and consistently flavourful. If you prefer freshness over sweetness, IVG might be the best choice for you. If you have any questions on our shortfill e liquids, or need help deciding which is best for you, contact one of the team today.