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Shortfills Explained

Posted on: 06/11/2020

A common question we are asked is ‘what is a shortfill?’

In short, ‘shortfill’ means that the bottle used is a little oversized, leaving space to add Nic Shots. We use 60ml and 120ml bottles, if you order a 60ml you’ll get 50ml of juice, with 10ml space in the bottle in order to allow you to add the Nic Shot. If you order a 120ml, you’ll get 100ml of juice, with 20ml of space.

This is the norm in the vaping world, as since 2017 it has been illegal to sell juice in quantities of more than 10ml with Nicotine already added. The Nic Shots cannot be stronger than 20ml either due to the same legislation.

So how much Nicotine do you need to use? Well, we supply 18mg Nic Shots to make the maths involved easy.

If you add a 10ml Nic Shot to 50ml of 0mg juice, then you get 60ml of juice – hence the bottle size we use. The Nic Shot is 18mg, and once added to the juice it makes up 1/6th of the juice you have in the bottle. 18mg/6 makes 3mg! Thus 1 Nic Shot added to 50ml of juice gives you 3mg.

50ml + 1 Nic Shot = 3mg
50ml + 2 Nic Shots = approx 6mg
100ml + 2 Nic Shots = 3mg
100ml + 4 Nic Shots = approx 6mg

You will not be able to fit 2 full Nic Shots in a 60ml bottle, or 4 full Nic Shots in a 120ml bottle without removing a little bit of juice – vape it though, don’t waste it!

We don’t go above 6mg with Shortfills because adding too many Nic Shots dilutes the flavour.

Nice and easy then :), happy vaping!

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