What are Shortfill E-Liquids?

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There’s no doubt that shortfill e-liquids are one of the most popular types of vaping juice on the market. For us, they’re one of our best-sellers with customers enjoying a wide-range of products from our store. Yet, for those who are unaware, what are they? How do they differ from their premixed equivalents? Let’s take a look.

What are shortfill e-liquids?

Shortfill e-liquids are essentially larger bottles of 0mg e-liquid with room at the top for adding nicotine. They’re called shortfills because – yep, you guessed it – the bottle is ‘short filled’, leaving space for the addition of your chosen nicotine shot. Typically, they come as a 60ml shortfill bottle containing 50ml of e-liquid or a 120ml shortfill bottle containing 100ml of e-liquid. However, there are manufacturers who produce other sizes.

Sub-ohm vapers with e-juice guzzling vape tanks will find the larger shortfill bottles particularly cost-effective.


How do they work?

It’s easy, enabling you to enjoy vaping super-quick. It’s simply a case of adding your chosen nicotine shot into the shortfill bottle and giving it a good shake. Whatever you do, just remember to put the cap on first! Trust us, we’re talking from experience. The last thing you want is to be covered in e-liquid, having shaken the bottle with the cap off when your mind is elsewhere. Messy!

A good, vigorous shake (with the cap on, remember) will ensure that the nicotine is well-mixed into the e-liquid. Once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s all rather easy but if you want some assistance, check out our shortfill mixing guide for more information.


Examples of Shortfill E-Liquids available from TrueVape

When did they come about?

Basically, when the European Union updated the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in May 2017, a number of new regulations came into force concerning e-cigarette products. Amongst other things such as restricting “e-cigarette tanks to a capacity of no more than 2ml”, the rules also limited the “maximum volume of nicotine-containing e-liquid for sale in one refill container to 10ml”. The new legislation was designed as a safety aspect to limit nicotine e-liquids to a small measure, however they played a key role in the rising popularity of shortfill e-liquid. There has been a huge rise in sales over the last few years and the majority of e-liquid manufacturers have adapted their product range to include this popular format.


Do shortfill e-liquids differ from premixed liquids?

Aside from the obvious difference of physically adding your own nicotine shot against receiving it already premixed, they’re also a cheaper alternative. Whilst the taste will clearly be the same, the difference to your bank balance will be positive. That’s definitely a good thing right?


Okay, what are the benefits?

First of all,  you are able to create your own strength ratios by adding one or two nicotine bottles to the mix (called ‘nic shots’). Also for non-nicotine capers, they are perfect as no additional nicotine bottles are required. You can also ‘blend’ different flavours together before adding nicotine, without worrying about altering the strength.

The second benefit – and one we’ve already mentioned – is that buying shortfill e-liquids is a lot cheaper that buying premixed 10ml equivalents, so that bank balance will be looking a lot happier!

Finally, a third benefit is having more juice in one bottle. This saves multiple trips to your local vape shop or visits to your favourite online supplier. That makes life so much easier!


Who are shortfill liquids for?

Frankly, anybody who wants a cost-effective way of vaping. Shortfill liquids are the premier selection of choice for heavy vapers and anyone using liquid-guzzling sub-ohm tanks. Why? They offer the lowest price per 10ml out of any of our kits and products. 

So there you go, everything you need to know about shortfill liquids and how they can benefit you. Check out our selection of shortfill e-liquids today for wide-range of tasty, high-quality flavours!