I know, it’s been a long time coming but the nic shot option is (finally) here. The site’ll be updated over the next few days to make it a bit prettier and easier to use, but I wanted to put in a quick Q&A to hopefully answer any questions about them you might have
What’s a nic shot?
A nicotine shot is a 10ml bottle of unflavoured high % nicotine eliquid that can be added to larger bottles of eliquid that don’t contain nicotine to bring them to the nicotine percentage you’d like them to be
What’s a short fill?
A short fill is a bottle of eliquid that is deliberately underfilled to allow you to add extra eliquid afterwards. It’s done that way so that larger bottles of eliquid with no nicotine can have nicotine shots added in afterwards. Shortfills come in 2x30ml (60ml total) or 120ml bottles
What’s the point?
The TPD/TRPR legislation which came into effect last year limited the nicotine percentage for any nicotine containing eliquid to 20mg, with a maximum bottle size of 10ml. It also restricted any eliquid which contains nicotine at any percentage to a maximum volume of 10ml. Adding a nic shot to a bottle of zero nicotine eliquid will allow you to end up with a volume of eliquid larger than 10ml while still having the required nicotine content
Will that not dilute the flavour?
No. Short fill bottles have enough flavour concentrate in them to reach the original flavour percentage once the nic shots are added. If you vaped short fill eliquid without adding nic shots (or PG/VG), it’d be considerably stronger than the regular eliquid – they’re designed to have additional liquid added to them
How do I use it?
It’s pretty simple – unscrew the cap, remove the tip and add the nic shot. Replace the tip and cap, give the bottle a healthy shake and leave it a while. The reason for leaving it is to allow the added nic shot to disperse evenly throughout the eliquid – some people will say you can ‘shake and vape’, but homogenisation doesn’t work like that, especially with a thicker liquid like VG. I’d recommend giving it 24 hours at least to make sure you don’t end up vaping a high nic ‘hot spot’. Depending on which ‘Target nic’ option you choose, the bottle will be short filled to accomodate that, so just fill the remaining space with your nic shot (there should be a little space left to allow the eliquid space to be shaken about)
How many nic shots do I need?
The table below shows how many you’ll need per short fill bottle option and how much space is left per bottle to allow you to add your nic shots:
|60ml shortfill||1 nic shot (10ml)||2 nic shots(20ml)|
|120ml shortfill||2 nic shots (20ml)||4 nic shots (40ml)|
Do I need to order nic shots here?
No, not at all. If you have another supplier you’d rather use, that’s no problem. The option is there to select ‘zero’ amount of nic shots – short fill eliquid will still be sent with the required space left in the bottle to add your own nic shots based on the ‘Target nic’ chosen. We’re using 18mg VG based nic shots – if you use higher or lower percentage nic shots, the overall end percentage of nicotine of your eliquid will also be a little higher or lower. If you do want to use your own nic shots and the nicotine percentage is different, you can work out the exact end percentage here
Why does it only go up to 6mg?
Because it’d end up being unaffordable to add nic shots to get to 12mg and beyond – we’re reselling Darkstar nic shots at little more than cost, but the more shots you add, the dearer it gets. One of the points of Daddy Pig Smoke Juice was to sell really tasty juice without breaking the bank, and with the new vaping regulations our government have set out, that’s not really possible anymore when you get into higher nic percentages. I know that doesn’t help the people who need that and I’m truly sorry that the new regulations make it that way 🙁
I have my own 72mg nic from before TPD – can I add that instead of nic shots?
Certainly – if you want to add that, leave a note in your order to let me know (and to let me know which nicotine percentage you’re aiming for) and I’ll be sure to leave the required amount of space. Happy to help 🙂
I vape zero nic – I don’t need this
Don’t worry – 30ml bottles are all still Zero Nic, and if you’d prefer 60 or 120ml of zero nic, the option is there to choose ‘Zero Nic’ as your target nic %
I have a question you haven’t answered
I’m really sorry about that – if you don’t mind leaving a comment below or dropping me a line, I’ll answer it the moment I get a chance. Just let me know 🙂