What are Short Fill E-Liquids


When the TPD regulations came into effect in May 2016, this caused a big shakeup in the way vape e-liquids would be able to be sold in vape shop.

Long gone are the days of buying any bottle size containing the nicotine strength you required, and this was due to the restrictions on the sizes of e-liquid bottles. The bottles that could be sold with nicotine-containing e-liquid were limited to only 10ml in size and the nicotine content was also restricted making the highest dosage of nicotine 20mg (20mg/ml).

The good news is this saw the beginning of short fill bottles of e-liquid. So what are shortfill e liquids mean I hear you asking?
As the bottle size was not limited for bottles containing nicotine free e-liquid this meant that companies were able to produce the same (if not more) e-liquids but all in bigger bottles. The size of the shortfill bottles would differ, company to company but the one thing that stayed consistent was the nicotine that had to be 0mg/ml.

So, the term "short fill bottle" related to the larger bottles of e-liquid which you still see available today at most vape stores. Usually, the sizes of these bottles would be either 30ml, 60ml or 120ml. All of the liquids that come in the short fill bottles would appear to be missing a little bit of e-liquid, but this is intentional. Leaving space within the bottle would allow the user to add “nicotine shots” themselves (if required) to reach the nicotine strength preferred for their ideal vape.

Nicotine shots / Nic Shots also became a staple product within the market, as most e-cigarette users tend to use e-liquid with nicotine.

What are Shortfills?

Shorfills e-liquid are large bottles contain e-liquid and 0mg nicotine, by law any bottle of liquid over 10ml must be nicotine free. Shortfills usually have 50ml e-liquid in a 60ml bottle, but you can also get them in other sizes like 100ml bottles.

What does Shortfill mean?

Shortfill refers to large 50ml or 100ml bottles of e-liquid. As they contain no nicotine each bottle usually contains a space of 10ml in 50ml bottles or 20ml in 100ml bottles for you to 'shortfill' with a 10ml nicotine shot.

How to Mix a Shortfill e liquid?

The way to mix the e-liquid and nicotine shots together is clearly shown on the image below and the process is very simple to do. If you're unsure on how to correctly mix your short fill eliquid bottle, why not check out out Wembley store where our dedicated staff will walk you through this easy process.

Mixing Shortfill with nic shots

To add nicotine to a short fill bottle, you would need to remove the lid of the bottle followed by the inner top cap. Then add your nicotine into the bottle and once this is added you can pop the top cap of the bottle back into place, ensuring it is fitted back correctly, put the lid of the bottle back and then shake the bottle. Shaking the bottle for roughly a few minutes will mix the nicotine solution with the e-liquid.

As you can see, if there is 50ml of e-liquid in a 60ml shortfill bottle then there is 10ml of space where you can add a full 10ml bottle containing an 18mg nicotine shot, thus giving you 60ml of e-liquid with a 3mg nicotine content once mixed together.

LDN LIQ are one of the ranges that have just been re-released in 60ml and 100ml short fill vape liquid bottles and I would honestly check these flavours out as they are amazing. A personal favourite would be Blue Raspberry which is fruit-based liquid with prominent flavours of Blue Raspberry and Menthol.

How to Mix

If you would like to find out about the shortfill e-liquids we have available then please feel free to click on the following link and this will take you directly to our short fill e-liquid web page. 

So there you have it, everything you need to know from what is a shortfill, what do shortfill mean and how to mix 100ml shortfill to 3mg nicotine strengths!

Please also remember our customer services team are always on had to answer any questions you may have or offer advice on the best e-liquid flavour to try so why not pop them an email on support@ukecigstore.com or give them a call on 0203 475 4885. Don't forget you can visit a our vape shop near you to find out more!