The summer is almost here which means you’ll be able to see the vapor rise from your e-Cig into the warm sun! Sounds like fun, right? Did you ever ponder which vaporizers may be best for those hot summer months? The atmosphere can have a harsh effect on your vaping experience. The PG/VG ratio that’s good for winter months might not be the best for the humid summer days. Smoke Zone FL is here to help you determine what the best practices are for enjoyable summer vaping! Check out our Summer Vaping Tips below.
What You Should Know
This may be common info to most but just to spell it out for everyone, most e-Liquids are made of 4 basic things: nicotine, flavoring, VG and PG. VG is Vegetable Glycerin, and PG is Propylene Glycol. The ratio between the two is a primary. Vegetable Glycerin is a thick, sweet liquid. It’s primarily made of vegetables (go figure!). It produces a lush, sweet hit for vapers. Propylene Glycol is a thinner compound primarily found in body products such as lotions and creams and also used in drink mixes, cake mix and toothpaste. It’s also used as a preservative in many foods. PG produces a significantly sweeter taste for vapers which, depending on your preference, can be a good or bad thing.
Many vapers toy with the ratio of their liquids but the everyday standard is generally a 30/70%VG to PG or 50/50 ratio. This allows the sweet, thin vapors of the PG to be the primary taste in your throat, while the thick VG maintains the mixture with its thickness. It’s considered an ideal mixture but in the summer heat that may not actually be the case.
What Happens in the Summer?
Because heat makes your liquid evaporate faster, it makes sense for vapers to consider adjusting their VG/PG ratio to account for more VG. The thicker the liquid, the slower it thins out and the more you can enjoy your e-Cig. Quickly depleting juices mean a nasty gurgling sensation in your tank which can negatively affect your experience no matter how tasty the pull is. To this point, there’s no agreed upon standard on a proper VG/PG ratio. It is primarily up to you to figure out what works for you. While you’re experimenting, consider carrying multiple juice tanks to offset quickly thinning mixtures
- Along with minding your liquid mixture, consider altering your charge.
- Lithium batteries do not preserve well in the heat. It may be best to use a battery with a lower voltage.
- Keep your battery on your person when you can. Leaving a tank or battery in the car is a potentially combustible situation.
- Keep your batteries separate so they don’t contact any other metals and experience power shortages.
- Consider carrying extra batteries during the summer months but always properly store them in a safe place.
The heat provides a significantly different vaping experience and also affects your battery Try your best to find a liquid mixture that’s thicker than usual yet still enjoyable. Additionally, preserve your battery as they also deplete faster when under intense heat such as when they’re left in cars. Summertime vaping can still be an enjoyable experience if you know how to make the necessary changes. If you’re part of a vaping community, consider asking those in warm climate states how they cope with the effects.
Happy vaping and stay cool!