Shortfill & Nicotine Shot Information and Mixing Guide

What are shortfills?

Shortfills are large, typically 50ml or 100ml bottles of 0mg (nicotine-free) e-liquids that can be used in your e-cigarette kit. Shortfill bottles are slightly larger than necessary to allow adding an extra nicotine shot to your juice.

What are nicotine shots?

Nicotine shots, sometimes referred to as ‘nicotine boosters’ or ‘nic shots’ are 10ml bottles of 18mg/ml nicotine e-liquid (like this PlusNic 18mg Nicotine Shot) that you can add to your shortfill to create the desired nicotine strength in your liquid.

In the example below, we will be showing how to achieve a 3mg/ml nicotine strength – depending on the size of your shortfill bottle, you may need an extra one or two nic shots:

– 50ml shortfill e-liquid in a 60ml bottle: add 1 nicotine shot to create an end product of 60ml 3mg/ml.
Mixing 50ml shortfill & 1 nicotine shot.

– 100ml shortfill e-liquid in a 120ml bottle: add 2 nicotine shots to create an end product of 120ml 3mg/ml.
Mixing 100ml shortfill & 2 nicotine shots.


How to mix shortfills & nicotine shots?

Mixing guides for shortfills can usually be found on labels, or under Peel & Reveal stickers, but we have included a general guide below:

Step 1: Ensure you are adding a nic shot to a 0mg, non-nicotine base liquid, then check the guidelines above to determine how many nic shots you will need to add to reach desired strength.

Step 2: Remove cap and nib from non-nicotine base liquid. A pair of non-slip gloves and/or a small tool to lever the nib off will help with this.

Step 3: Remove the cap and tamper seal from the nicotine shot, and slowly squeeze the contents of the bottle into your non-nicotine base, being careful to ensure no spillages. Wash hands thoroughly with warm water if any spillages do occur.

Step 4: Once nicotine shot has been fully decanted into non-nicotine base, replace the nib, removing any temporary silicone seals that were present, ensuring it makes a solid seal.

Step 5: Replace cap, and shake bottle by hand thoroughly for ten minutes to ensure full mixture of both liquids.