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Short Fill and Nic Shot Guide

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 ShotsIdeal 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

Step One: 

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.

Step Two: 

Pour the appropriate amount of the nic shot into your short fill e-liquid bottle to reach your desired nicotine strength. 

Step Three: 

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.

Step Four: 

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. 

Nic Shot Mixing Guide


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. 

WizMAXX MAX VG Nic Shot - 10ml
WizMAXX MAX VG Nic Shot - 10ml

WizMAXX MAX VG Nic Shot - 10ml

£2.99
Nic Shots from Shorty Nic Salts
Nic Shots from Shorty Nic Salts

Shorty Nics Nic Salt Shot - 10ml

£2.99
Shorty Nics Ice Nic Shot - 10ml
Shorty Nics Ice Nic Shot - 10ml

Shorty Nics Ice Nic Shot - 10ml

£2.99
Nic Shot by WizMix | Unflavoured Nicotine Shot E-Liquid
Nic Shot by WizMix | Unflavoured Nicotine Shot E-Liquid

WizMix 50/50 PG/VG Nic Shot - 10ml

£2.99
Button Junkie Vulture Punch Short Fill - 50ml
Button Junkie Vulture Punch Short Fill - 50ml

Button Junkie Vulture Punch Short Fill - 50ml

£14.99
Button Junkie Koala Drool Short Fill - 50ml
Button Junkie Koala Drool Short Fill - 50ml

Button Junkie Koala Drool Short Fill - 50ml

£14.99
Gator Vapes Raspberry Riot Short Fill - 50ml
Gator Vapes Raspberry Riot Short Fill - 50ml

Gator Vapes Raspberry Riot Short Fill - 50ml

£14.99
Slushy Hut Blue Slush Short Fill - 50ml
Slushy Hut Blue Slush Short Fill - 50ml

Slushy Hut Blue Slush Short Fill - 50ml

£14.99
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