What is ethanol base? And can I use a base with ethanol without any problems? It is precisely this question that we will now get to the bottom of together.
What does a conventional base mean?
When we talk about traditional bases, we mean mixtures of VG and PG.
VG, vegetable glycerin, in bases ensures strong vapour development with a high density when vaping. You can also achieve a soft and light draw with a high proportion of VG in a liquid. VG-heavy liquids are mainly used in the direct-to-lung area. Vegetable glycerine is a very viscous substance and can lead to flow problems if the proportion in the liquid in finished coils is too high.
On the other hand, the PG, or propylene glycol, contained in liquid bases serves as a carrier for the taste of the added aromas. Additionally, PG enhances the illusion of smoking a cigarette due to a slightly scratchy sensation in the throat. Propylene Glycol has a lower viscosity than vegetable glycerine and aids in e-liquid flow, but some people may be allergic to PG.
What is ethanol?
Ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol, ethanol or ethyl alcohol) is also commonly called alcohol or spirit. But does vaping with ethanol make you drunk? Luckily not, the alcohol content in the base is far too low for that. Ethanol bases can therefore be used without hesitation.
The effects of ethanol in liquid-base
And what is the point of using bases with ethanol? Adding alcohol has several positive effects: First, ethanol makes a base thinner. Therefore, the ethanol base is particularly suitable for vapers allergic to PG. In addition, ethanol accelerates the ripening process after adding an aroma to the base. The taste is also much more intense with ethanol bases.
Due to its diluting properties, ethanol is mainly added to VG-heavy bases – such as the ethanol base from our shop.
Is it possible to use ethanol base without any problems?
Ethanol-based bases are particularly suitable for fans of large and dense clouds of vapour who still do not want to forego the excellent taste of a PG-heavy base. They are also a useful substitute if you have a PG allergy.