Feeling Overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed with the options at MBV?

at Mt Baker Vapor, we take pride in offering a wide range of e-juices options in order to allow our customers to customize their products to fit their personal style. However, for the introductory vaper, things can be a little overwhelming; too many options can cause a fear of selecting the right choice. PG and VG, different nicotine levels and extra flavor shots add up to a lot of confusion for the first-time vaper. Hopefully, after this short read, you will have a better idea how to make sense of all different options we offer here.

The PG/VG ratios

Mt Baker Vapor e-juice is made from four separate ingredients. The first is nicotine, which is the chemical responsible for catering to the craving of cigarettes or e-cigarettes. The second is called propylene glycol, which is responsible for what is called, “throat hit.” Essentially, PG emulates the burning sensation like a cigarette does. PG also carries the flavor. Vegetable glycerin is responsible for creating the vapor. The last ingredient is simply the flavoring that give e-juice the sweet taste, the flavoring of course!

Here at Mt Baker Vapor we offer 100% PG, 80%PG / 20%VG, 65% / 35% VG, 50% PG / 50%VG, 20% PG / 80% VG and Max VG.

Since taste is subjective, testing the waters to find the perfect vape is the way to go. For just a startup, start with 50/50 and move from there if you feel the throat hit is too much or not enough.

Tons and Tons of flavors

Choice is awesome, but with more than 140 flavors, choice can be a bit much if you are just looking for a simple vape. The best way to go about picking a flavor is to ask yourself a few questions. Did you smoke menthols or chasing that cool throat feeling they gave? Are you looking for a tobacco flavored e-juice? Or are you feeling a little adventurous with a decadent dessert vape?

Some people use tobacco flavors to help them transition from smoking to vaping, while others stay far away from Tobacco flavors as they have no interest in being reminded.  The “Nicotine Juice” tab on the Mt Baker Vapor website has all the categories of our e-juice. Under the flavor categories, we inserted a drop down menu to make it even easier. Still can’t decide on a flavor? Grab the drop down menu and select, “Best Selling.” Find out what the awesome majority of MBV customers have been buying.

Nicotine levels

Choosing the right nicotine level is key to successfully replacing smoking with vaping. Too much and you can get a little sick and too little will leave you feeling unsatisfied. Really, the nicotine is completely dependent on how often you smoked. For the heavy smoker, 18 or 24 nicotine levels are a good place to start. Trial and error will give you the perfect fit.

Putting all the pieces together

Since e-juice levels are so subjective to the user, we offer a lot of different options to make sure our customers can find something to fit them like the right sized shoe. Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell people where to start or where to land on PG/VG and can only give the facts. The best way to is to use trial and error. Choose a nicotine level, try a 50/50 and select something from our best seller list and move on from there.


Longtime vaping enthusiast teaching people how to transition from traditional tobacco smoking to vaping.

  • Dan Lang says:

    Thanks for the introductory explanation. As a new customer, and also a vaping newbie, it was very helpful. So far I am impressed with your site, massive inventory, and the ability to tweak the varying levels of vapor, smell, taste, and nicotine. Time will tell, as far as settling in on my favorite juice and hardware. For now I will have to play with the ingredients and the hardware. I was introduced to vaping, and MBV by my second son, who has attempted to carve out a small business (F/M Vapors – Fargo, ND). So far I’m beginning to open up from my “closet vaping” to openly vaping in front of my wife and children since I stopped smoking on October 7, 2007. My wife doesn’t really support my “new hobby” though she has not gone ballistic about it either. I’m having fun with it and doing a lot of research on the web. I really like your company and I’m sure I will continue purchasing your products and benefiting from your “grade A ” service. Vape On!

    • Tyler says:

      Hey Dan, thanks for the kind words and congratulations on kicking the habit. Happy to hear the post served you well! Please, feel free to post any questions you may have! We love questions!

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