The Double Drip Guide to Vaping
Welcome to the flavourful world of Double Drip e-liquids, where we're all about delivering the perfect balance of clouds and flavours to make your vaping experience a truly rewarding sensory experience that’s nothing short of sensational. If you're new to the vaping scene, you might find yourself slightly baffled by all the new words and that surround this fabulous hobby such as e-liquids, vape kits, as well as how to successfully make the transition from smoking to vaping. Fear not! This beginner's guide is here to fill you in on all the basics so that you can ditch the stinkies for good and enjoy the far safer and more rewarding alternative that is vaping with Double Drip. Ready? Great, then let's get started!
What are E-Liquids?
E-liquids, also known as ‘vape juice’ or ‘e-juice,’ are the heart and soul of the vaping experience. Think of them as the fuel to your vaping engine (your vape kit, but we’ll get to that later).
In the broadest terms, e-liquids are the fluids that are vapourised in an e-cigarette or vape device, providing the vapour that you inhale. They're available in countless flavours to suit a wide range of taste buds. You could be enjoying the fruity delights of Double Drip’s Mango Raspberry Ice Cream, or the invigorating blast of our Crystal Mist, or the dozens of other incredible flavour blends that make vaping so fun and flavoursome.
But flavour is only part of the story. Since we assume that you didn’t keep smoking traditional cigarettes for the grimy taste and noxious aroma, it was most likely the nicotine that kept you hooked on the harmful habit. We’re not judging – many of us were hostage to cigarettes’ doom spiral too (until we found vaping!) Now, nicotine by itself is relatively harmless, but it sure is addictive, which is why knocking tobacco on the head can be such a struggle for most smokers.
Well, e-liquids also contain varying levels of nicotine, allowing you to manage your nicotine intake as you see fit. Because they contain only a handful of safe, food-grade ingredients instead of a cigarette’s hundreds of life-shortening chemicals, e-liquids successfully and safely soothe your nicotine cravings while offering near-limitless flavours to appeal to any set of tastebuds. Once they’re comfortable with vaping and have successfully phased cigarettes out of their life, many vapers find it much easier to taper down to zero 0% nicotine e-liquids, or even walk away from vaping altogether.
Types of Double Drip E-Liquid
At Double Drip, we offer our famous e-liquid in several forms. Double Drip 50/50, for instance, offers a balanced ratio of Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG), giving you the best of both worlds with ample vapour production and delectable flavour. They're perfect for everyday use in most starter vape kits and pod systems (more on these in the next section.)
If you're more a heavier smoker who’s more nicotine-focused, our Double Drip Nic Salt range might be right up your alley. Nic salts are a different type of e-liquid that deliver nicotine more rapidly into your system, offering almost instant satisfaction for those nicotine cravings.
Double Drip 50/50
Double Drip 50/50 is a balanced e-liquid that gives you the best of both flavour and vapour. This type is made up of a 50% Propylene Glycol (PG) and 50% Vegetable Glycerin (VG) mix, hence the name 50/50. The PG part offers a satisfying throat hit, while the VG part gives you thicker clouds. This balance makes Double Drip 50/50 a great all-rounder suitable for use in most starter vape kits and pod systems.
Double Drip High-VG 10mls
High VG e-liquids from Double Drip are designed with cloud chasers in mind. VG, or Vegetable Glycerin, is the ingredient that produces dense vapour clouds. High VG e-liquids typically have a smoother hit but generate much larger vapour clouds than their counterparts. These e-liquids work best with sub-ohm devices and advanced vape kits, perfect for those who love to see big clouds of vapour.
Double Drip High-VG Shortfills
Shortfills are a perfect option for experienced vapers who want more control over their nicotine intake and a higher volume of e-liquid. These bottles come partially filled with nicotine-free e-liquid, leaving space for you to add your own nicotine shot if desired.
Double Drip's High-VG Shortfills, available in 50ml and 100ml sizes, are a fantastic choice for sub-ohm vapers or cloud chasers. High-VG (Vegetable Glycerin) e-liquids like these produce thicker, denser clouds of vapour and a smoother throat hit, making them an excellent choice for sub-ohm devices.
With flavours like Super Berry Sherbet and Crystal Mist, Double Drip High-VG Shortfills offer a delectable variety that will let your tastebuds run wild, while still offering you a significant volume of e-liquid that can save you money over constantly topping up with 10ml e-liquids.
Double Drip Nic Salts
If you're looking for a stronger nicotine hit, consider our Double Drip Nic Salt range. Nicotine salts, or ‘Nic Salts’ are a special kind of e-liquid that delivers nicotine more rapidly to your system, providing almost immediate satisfaction for those nicotine cravings. Nicotine Salt e-liquid’s unique formulation means that they can carry more nicotine while still staying silky-smooth and comfortable to vape; something that cannot be achieved with other types of e-liquid that use ‘Freebase’ nicotine. They're great for recent ex-smokers and are compatible with many classic e-cigarettes, starter vape kits, and pod devices.
Remember, the aim is to find the e-liquid that suits your personal preferences and vaping style. At Double Drip, we're dedicated to offering a variety of e-juices that caters to every vaper out there. Whether you love dense clouds, crave a strong nicotine hit, or prioritise intense flavours, we've got you covered.
“But wait, DD!” we hear you cry. “How do I vape these delectable e-liquids that you speak of?” Well, that part’s easy too, and is every bit as fun as choosing your favourite e-liquids. We are, of course, referring to vape kits!
Choosing the right Vape Kit for You
Now that you're familiar with the different types of e-liquids, it's crucial to match them with the right vape device for the optimal vaping experience. Your choice of vape device will largely depend on your vaping preferences and lifestyle, and whether you like compact, discreet devices, or big, bold devices dripping with features and high-tech cool.
Starter Kits and Pod Devices
If you're new to the world of vaping, or if you're looking for something simple and straightforward, starter kits and pod devices are a great place to start. These devices are easy to use, highly portable, and offer a vaping experience that closely mimics the sensation of smoking a traditional cigarette. They're perfect for vaping our Double Drip 50/50 e-liquids and Nic Salts.
A prime example is the Dot Pro vape kit, an ultra-compact device that uses disposable pods prefilled with delicious nicotine salt e-liquids. You simply click a pre-filled pod into place and start vaping, with no buttons or settings to adjust. Hey, nobody ever said vaping had to be complicated.
For those looking to produce rich, dense vapour clouds and enhance their e-liquid’s flavour profiles, sub-ohm devices, also called advanced vape kits, are your best bet. These devices are more advanced and use high VG e-liquids, such as the ones found in our Double Drip High VG and Shortfills range, to create thick, satisfying clouds of vapour. These devices usually offer adjustable settings that allow you to customise your vaping experience to your exact preferences and are more likely to contain their e-liquids in a dedicated glass tank*.
* Helpful Tip: When you come across vaping terms like ‘Pod’ or ‘Tank,’ think: Pod = plastic or polycarbonate e-liquid container built to be compatible with a specific pod kit, and Tank = glass and metal e-liquid container that can often be used across many compatible devices, or ‘mods.’
How to successfully Switch from Smoking to Vaping
Taking the leap from smoking to vaping can feel daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Transitioning to vaping can be a much smoother process if you equip yourself with the right tools and knowledge. Understanding your preferences, choosing the right e-liquid and vape device, and allowing yourself time to adjust are key to a successful and enjoyable transition.
Understand Your Nicotine Needs
If you're switching from smoking, you might want to start with an e-liquid that matches the nicotine level of the cigarettes you were used to. Double Drip Nic Salts offer a higher concentration of nicotine that is absorbed quickly into your system, providing instant satisfaction for your cravings.
Choose the Right Flavours
Part of the fun in vaping is exploring the variety of flavours available. Double Drip offers a myriad of options, from the tantalising Mango Tropic to the comforting Apple Rhubarb Crumble, and even the nostalgic Fizzy Cherry Cola Bottles. Exploring different flavours can make the transition from smoking more enjoyable and help to curb any residual cravings you might feel for a traditional cigarette.
Remember, everyone's vaping journey is unique. It's all about finding what works best for you and enjoying the experience along the way. With patience and the right tools, transitioning from smoking to vaping can be a breeze.
At Double Drip, you’ll find everything you need to successfully switch. Happy vaping!