What's the Best Vape Juice for Your Device?

So you’ve finally settled on a vaporizer and are wondering which is the best vape juice for your device. Or maybe you know which e-juice you want and are looking for a device to vape it in! Whether you’re matching the juice to the device or the device to the juice, find out everything you need to know about the best PG/VG ratio by reading this quick-start guide to choosing the best vape juice for your vaporizer.

Know Your Device

In the world of vape devices today, there are two main types: low-wattage pod devices and high-wattage sub-ohm devices. In technical terms, a low-wattage device has a coil with more than 1 ohm of resistance and a high-wattage/sub-ohm device has less than 1 ohm of resistance.

How does this difference change the vaping experience? Compare the two in the table below:

Low-Wattage (Pod Devices) High-Wattage (Sub-Ohm Devices)
Uses less power Uses more power
Longer battery life Shorter battery life
Cooler temperatures Warmer temperatures
Smaller clouds Larger clouds
Smoother hits Harsher hits
Mouth-to-lung hits Direct lung hits
Tighter draw More airflow needed
Uses less e-juice Uses more e-juice
Higher nicotine content Lower nicotine content


The Best Vape Juice for Pod and Sub-Ohm Devices

The power of your device affects more than just the lifespan of your battery — it also affects the kinds of e-juice that you can use in your device. As sub-ohm vaporizers deliver large amounts of nicotine straight to your lungs, you can see how using the wrong e-juice could prove to be a bad idea!

Understanding PG vs. VG
The base of any salt nic e-liquid is made up of two flavorless ingredients: Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. These two liquids are classed as alcohols, but they aren’t the kind that can get you drunk.
  • Propylene Glycol
    Propylene glycol (PG) is a by-product of petroleum that is commonly used in toothpaste, beauty products, some medical preparations, and some pet foods. The less viscous of the two, propylene glycol is the best vape juice base for a satisfying throat hit and amazing flavor.
  • Vegetable Glycerin
    Vegetable glycerin (VG) is derived from palm oil and coconut oil and is a vegetarian-friendly liquid that is mixed with propylene glycol in vape juice to create a thicker texture (high viscosity) and smoother hits. Vegetable glycerin is the part of your e-juice that creates the visible clouds of vapor. However, its higher viscosity can clog up your coils if used with the wrong device.

What is the Best PG/VG Ratio for My Device?

Due to the cooler temperatures of pod vaporizers, the best PG/VG ratio is a 50/50 mix of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. This ratio will deliver the best flavor and avoid clogging up your coils. For a sub-ohm device, the best vape juice contains VG levels upwards of 70% for the smoothest possible hit and larger clouds of vapor.

Pod Juice Recommends

If you’re still sitting on the fence between a high- and low-wattage device, the team at Pod Juice recommends starting with a pod vaporizer and enjoying the flavorful hits of a 50/50 blend of PG and VG. Not only are pod devices a better option for beginners with their smoother hits and mouth-to-lung action, but your premium e-juice will also last much longer so you can enjoy the best vape juice all day!

Want to know more about low-wattage vaping devices? Check out our list of recommended hardware here and enjoy free U.S. shipping when you shop our handcrafted salt nic e-juices online.