A GUIDE TO SHORTFILLS AND NIC SHOTS
What are Shortfills?
In May 2017, a new regulation called The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) came into place and one of the main changes was to limit nicotine-based e-liquids to a maximum size of 10ml. This lead to the birth of a new type of e-liquid; Short Fills.
We are sure you’re now aware of Shortfill e-liquids, but for those who are none the wiser, short fills are typically larger bottles of e-liquid, and they are nicotine free. Short fill bottles are fully compliant with TPD regulations as, although they are in larger bottles, they do not contain nicotine. They are incredibly popular as they are an excellent way of getting more of your favourite e-liquid in a larger bottle.
How do Short Fill Bottles Work?
Short fill e-liquids typically come in 30ml, 60ml or 120ml sized bottles and, as their name suggests, they are filled with slightly less e-liquid, leaving room for vapers to add a nic shot. A nic shot is what gives the e-liquid its nicotine content and you are able to add a certain amount to cater to your own preferences.
Different Types Of Nic Shots
Nic shots can vary in style so it's important that you get the right nic shot for you:
50:50 Nic Shots: Ideal for adding to short fills containing a 50:50 VG:PG ratio.
Max VG Nic Shots:Perfect for mixing with high VG short fills (70:30 or 80:20)
Ice Nic Shots:These work similar to nic shots except, rather than being unflavoured, they have a refreshing menthol taste.
Nic Salt Shots:These feature a much smoother throat hit to regular nic shots and are absorbed into the bloodstream at a faster rate. They satisfy nicotine cravings quickly and effectively.
How much nicotine do you need to add to your short fills?
If you're wondering how much nicotine you need to add to your short fill to reach your desired strength, then look no further. Our nic shot mixing guide should clear everything up for you and get you on your way.
How to add nic shots to your short fill
Remove the tops from the short fill e-liquid bottle and the nicotine shot bottle(s). Then, take advantage of our easy-fill short fill bottles by simply flipping open the cap, revealing a hole for you to pour your nic shot into.
Pour the appropriate amount of the nic shot into your short fill e-liquid bottle to reach your desired nicotine strength.
Push the cap of your short fill bottle down to seal it and screw the bottle top back on. Once the short fill bottle is sealed back up, firmly shake the liquid until it is fully mixed with the nic shot.
Allow to steep for an hour or so (48 hours max). Steeping is the process of leaving the e-liquid, allowing it to age and achieve better flavour.
So that's it, you now know all you need to know about nic shots and short fills. Head over to our Short Fills Collection now to grab some bottles and start mixing. While you're here, take a look at our selection of nic shots below.