Friday, November 17, 2017

PG vs. VG E-Liquid - Which Is a Better Choice?

When it comes to selecting e-liquid, there are two main components to choose from, propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG), and each one is formulated differently. Choosing the appropriate e-cigarette setup to suit your lifestyle requires the right formula in order to achieve the best performance and flavor, as each has its own unique characteristics.

Propylene Glycol (PG)
Propylene glycol, an organic compound that comes from propylene oxide, is recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and was used by the military in WW2 to purify the air. Today, it is commonly used in solvents, humectants, food preservatives, tobacco products, pharmaceuticals and, of course, e-liquid.

Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
Vegetable glycerin is also considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is an all-natural liquid typically extracted from plant oils. It’s used in everything from cosmetic products to food production and e-juice.

5 Key Differences Between PG and VG E-Liquids
  1. Consistency - PG has a much thinner consistency than VG. This enables the liquid to soak into your wick and reach your coil at a much quicker rate, which is perfect for a pen-style e-cigarette. Because PG is much thinner, it will vape very quickly in a mod or RDA. VG, in comparison, is much thicker and takes longer to vaporize. This is great for mods, RDAs and tanks with larger coils, because they have more surface area to heat the liquid and typically vape at a hotter and faster rate. VG is often too thick for a pen-style e-cigarette, as it does not reach the coils fast enough, creating “dry hits” and shortening the life of the coils.
  2. Flavor - PG is essentially tasteless and carries your e-liquid flavor quite well. VG contains preexisting flavors and sweetness, which can sometimes dilute e-liquid flavor but will essentially make the flavor sweeter.
  3. Throat Hit - For someone transitioning from smoking to vaping, the throat hit is important. PG gives a stronger throat hit, much like a traditional cigarette. This can be a pleasant surprise for anyone transitioning from tobacco cigarettes. VG offers a much smoother vape, which is perfect for RDAs and mods because they are already operating at a higher and more powerful wattage.
  4. Sensitivity - The thicker consistency of VG e-liquid also helps to alleviate the irritation that is commonly seen with the higher-level PG e-liquids. Allergic reactions are also more common with the thinner PG e-liquids. If you've previously tried vaping with PG liquids and had throat irritation, you may find that a higher VG mix is more tolerable.
  5. Cloud Production - A higher level of VG e-liquid produces more vapor or “bigger clouds” and is a favorite of cloud-chasing vaping connoisseurs. Some vapers tend to be more discreet and would prefer the high PG liquid for this reason.
In summary, the answer to whether one is better than the other is wholly dependent on your personal needs and preference. If you tend to prefer a more discreet vaping experience and a throat hit more like that of a traditional cigarette, PG e-liquid is likely the better option for you. If you’re more of a cloud chaser, looking for the higher cloud production that’s a bit easier on the throat, than a higher VG level may be better suited for you. Whether you find PG or VG e-liquid to be a better choice for your lifestyle, understanding the differences between the two will make this process easier and more comfortable. Both types of e-liquids have different features and benefits, so you can choose the one that works best for you and your favorite vape device. Stay tuned – we will soon review the particular device setups geared for each type of vape liquid, allowing for the most optimal experience.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Check Out Our Newest Vape Shop Location in Boise, Idaho – Vapor Lounge

Vapor Lounge is proud to announce the opening of its latest location at 2976 E. State St., Suite #150, in beautiful Eagle, Idaho. When it comes to Boise vape shops, Vapor Lounge is the name you can trust to satisfy all of your vaping needs.

All of the great service you've come to expect from Vapor Lounge is available at our new location. You'll also find the largest selection of premium mods, tanks and accessories in our store. Our friendly staff is knowledgeable and can assist you with any questions you may have.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Boise Vaping Events - Cloud Competition Tour in Meridian & Eagle

Do you have the lung capacity and the coil building skills to blow truly world-class clouds? You finally have a chance to put your skills to the test. If your clouds are the best, you can bring home some bragging rights, a slice of social media fame and some serious prizes.

Friday, November 25, 2016

“A Billion Lives” Documentary Screening in Spokane, Washington

The Vapor Lounge is proud to host a special screening of the controversial and powerful new documentary “A Billion Lives” on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at the Regal Spokane Valley Stadium 12 in Spokane Valley, Washington. This documentary film has been honored with awards from numerous film festivals, including the Supreme Jury Prize and Best Director award from the prestigious Melbourne Documentary Film Festival and the Remi Award from the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Sigelei Fuchai 213: Compact Box Mod Starter Kit

The Sigelei Fuchai 213 Box Mod is a compact workhorse that delivers incredible vapor volume and intense flavor from your preferred e-juice. At just 3.5" X 1.7" X 1.1" and weighing 0.5 pounds, this mod combines portability with maximum power and functionality to deliver a superior vape.

Mods are arguably one of the most popular forms of vaping today, and the Sigelei Fuchai 213 includes all of the innovative features necessary to personalize the unit to your own specifications. These include precise temperature control from a range of 200F-570F, which can be easily monitored and adjusted via the unit's OLED screen. The voltage of the 213 is variable from 1.0V-7.5V, and the wattage can be adjusted from 10W-213W. With a resistance range of 0.1 ohm - 3.0 ohms, this mod is perfect for those who like to sub ohm and chase voluminous clouds.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Mason RDA 30mm Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer

The competition for best rebuildable atomizer just got a little stiffer with the introduction of the Mason RDA 30mm from Vapergate. Inspired by the thematic concept of brick masonry, this simple but powerful tank achieves perfection with its classic no-frills design and sheer durability. When other tanks fail, this workhorse keeps right on firing.

The rebuildable dripping atomizer (RDA) is one of the most popular forms of vaping today. RDAs work very well for sub-ohming, which is vaping at resistances of less than 1 ohm, and they offer vapers lots of versatility by letting them build their own coils and choose their own form of wicking. The trend, however, has been to keep tricking out new RDAs with features like multiple air hole patterns and top and bottom airflow. A few extra air holes aren't going to make that much difference to a tank that is already well vented.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Rebuildable Vaping Makes Its Way to Vapor Lounge

Without question, the most popular type of vaping today involves using rebuildable atomizers. Vapor Lounge is excited to expand into this popular area of vaping culture by offering many outstanding products from superior brands.

What Are Rebuildable Atomizers?

Rebuildable atomizers, more commonly referred to as RBAs, offer a method of vaping that stands apart from more traditional methods such as those offered by pen vaporizers or other mods. With an RBA, a vaper can access a greater level of customization and control. Vapers can build their own wicks and coils and even adjust the output of ohms. This enhanced functionality truly allows vapers to personalize the way they vape.