A lot of new vapers are asking how long does a bottle of vape juice last. And the answer is – it depends.
Remember, ecigs/personal vaporizers aren’t like traditional cigarettes. With a cigarette, once you light it up and smoke it, you know how many cigarettes you smoke per day.
With PVs, you can “chain” vape without even knowing it, because it doesn’t burn down. You just lay it down and pick it back up when you want to vape again.
So keeping track of how much ejuice you’re using is simply a matter of keeping track of when you open a fresh bottle, how many times per day you refill your tank, and when that bottle is empty.
Just like with non-refillable cartridges on “cig-a-likes” – which usually come prefilled with 1.0mL of ejuice – if you know how long the cartridge lasts, you can pretty much figure out how much vape juice you’ll use if you switch to refillable cartridges.
If you’re a new vaper and you’re starting out with refillable cartridges or eGo tanks, there are a few things that you have to take into consideration when trying to figure out how long a 10mL bottle of vape juice will last.
What Size Bottle of Vape Juice Do You Buy?
The standard size ejuice bottle is 10mL. You can also buy bottles in sizes of 12, 15 or 30mL. Obviously, the larger the bottle, the longer it will last.
There are other things to consider too besides the size of the bottle of vape juice you normally buy.
What Type of PV or eCig Do You Use?
The standard eGo tank is 1.6mL. You can also get tanks that will hold up to 3.0mL or more. Again, the larger the tank, the less you have to refill it.
How Much Do You Vape?
Are you a casual vaper, heavy vaper or “chain” vaper?
Can you vape at work right at your desk or work space? Or do you have to go outside or duck into the rest room and “stealth” vape?
If you can vape right at your desk, you’re probably going to vape more often than if you have to go outside or duck into the rest room.
And the more you vape, the more juice you’ll use.
How Much Nicotine Is In Your Vape Juice?
Generally, the amount of nicotine will affect the throat hit you get. If you have to draw harder on the ecig to get a decent throat hit, you’ll use more ejuice.
I believe, but remember, I’m not an expert, but with any vape I’ve used, I’ve had to draw on it a bit harder and longer than I had to with traditional cigarettes.
I’ve also noticed that the 1.2% level of nicotine is perfect for me. If I go higher, I don’t like the taste, but less than 1.2% of nicotine and I don’t get the throat hit. I feel like I’m puffing on air unless I take really, really long puffs.
How To Calculate Your Vape Juice Usage
Once you’ve settled on your favorite brand of ejuice and the type of personal vaporizer you’re going to use on a daily basis, I would suggest buying two 10mL bottles and write down when you buy the bottle and track how often you fill your tank. Then you’ll know how much you’ll be using.
If you’re a current smoker looking to switch to electronic cigarettes, or you’re looking for refills for your ecigs, you want the best ejuice for the best vaping experience.
The cartridges in an electronic cigarette are filled with a liquid that vaporizes when it’s heated by the atomizer inside of the cartridge. This is what produces the vapor that looks like smoke when you exhale.
But when you inhale, you don’t want a burnt or nasty taste or even an aftertaste of the liquid; you want a smooth taste that also gives you a good throat hit when you inhale.
There are a lot more flavored ejuices on the market today than the basic tobacco flavors that were available when electronic cigarettes first came on the market. You can get sweet flavors or even your favorite fruit flavors if you want.
You can even buy what’s called a “base” or starter eliquid and add your own flavoring to it if you want, but I don’t advise it.
You might have to try a lot of different blending amounts to get the right mix of PG, VG, nicotine and flavor before finding the perfect blend. To me, that’s wasting not only your money, but it’s wasting cartridges. Once that liquid’s in there, there’s no getting it out without vaping with it.
And if you don’t like the blend, you’re going to have to just throw the cartridge away and buy new ones, or tolerate it until the eliquid is used up so you can refill it with something else.
I know, because it’s happened to me on more than one occasion. And it can be pretty frustrating, to say the least.
You want an eliquid that’s smooth on your throat, tastes good and provides a good vapor when you exhale, plus one that doesn’t give you a nasty aftertaste.
The Best eJuice Refills
Finding the best eliquid refills is sometimes a matter of trial and error. I don’t use any sweet or fruity flavors with my ecigs. When I used to smoke traditional cigarettes, I smoked Marlboro Lights or a private label light brand.
When I started using electronic cigarettes, I started with a plain tobacco flavor but noticed a better throat hit and taste with menthol brands. That’s what I stick to.
It took some trial and error for me to find the best ejuice refill for my cartridges and I settled on a local smoke shop that carries some great refill ejuice in the menthol flavor I like.
And even though I’m using only the 1.2% nicotine, I still get a good flavor and throat hit.
You can hit YouTube and find a lot of vapers doing videos on how to make your own refill eliquid. I tried that but it didn’t work out very well. I could never get the right blend of PG, VG, water and peppermint flavoring.
I also ended up throwing out a lot of cartridges because I couldn’t stand the taste. So unless you really know what you’re doing, I would advise buying premixed ejuices from someone you know and has a good reputation.
The bottom line is, the best ejuice has the right blend for your tastes, provides the amount of vapor you want and the best throat hit for you.
It’s an individual preference really, and may take some time before you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Not every regular cigarette tastes the same; you shouldn’t expect every ejuice to taste the same either.
For me, Buck Naked Old Harbor Menthol is my preference for the best ejuice – for me.
I have a local smoke shop that stocks this brand so that’s my first choice.
You can buy it online too at BuckNakedEcigs.com. They also have a wide variety of flavoured Ejuices too.