Nic Shot Calculator

Current 0mg E-Liquid (ml)

E-liquid Target mg

Nicotine Shot mg

Nicotine Shot ml required:


Total Finished E-Liquid:


How many Nic Shots you need:


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Vapable Nicotine Shot Calculator!

Vapable’s Nicotine Shot calculator is a very simple tool that all Vapers should have in their arsenal. Some people call this tool a ‘shortfill calculator’, ‘nic shot calculator’, ‘nicalc’ etc. If you’re using a shortfill, you need to be sure the amounts of nicotine you’re adding to the bottle are correct, this nic shot calculator allows you to input:

  • Current 0mg E-liquid (ml)
  • E-liquid Target mg (up to 20mg, this is due to safety concerns)
  • Nicotine Shot mg

How to use the Calculator!

Amount to mix (ml)

This is is the total amount of E-liquid you already have when currently in the bottle. So if you have a 60ml, with 50ml of premixed, 0mg e-liquid in it then you need to set the “Current ml of 0mg E-liquid to 50ml”. The amount of nicotine you need to add is shown on the right.

E-liquid Target mg

Enter the nicotine mg you want your finished E-liquid to be. The majority of nic shot calculators want 3mg, but this calculator allows you to calculate any mg you desire (up to 20mg), as long as your nicotine base has a higher mg than the target. Using a target mg close to your nic shot strength can do funny things to the calculations, it will inflate the numbers very quickly.

Nicotine Shot mg

Notice, this is mg, not percent. On the label of your nicotine base bottle, shot or container, there will be a mg strength or percentage. These both describe the same thing, in different formats. Translating one to the other is easy, multiply the percentage by 10, this equals the mg of the nic shot. So if you’re using a nicotine shot that says 1.8% then 1.8×10=18. Therefore 1.8% is equal to 18mg (Nicotine percent per ml * 10 = Nicotine mg per ml). So enter the mg of your nicotine base.

We do hope you enjoy the use of our nicotine calculator. But if it’s not quite as complex as your needs require, we’ve got the you covered in the form of another tool: the Vapable DIY E-Liquid Calculator. It has been created in the same style as this nicotine shot calculator, but has a flair for the big jobs. It’s advanced, it’s free to use, and it’s easy to use! Both calculators work superbly well on mobile, tablet and desktop!

What is this Nic Shot Calculator tool used for?

Vapers buy and use e-liquid products that come in many forms. To name a few, there are premade e-liquids, short fills, short shots, and DIY E-liquid. The most complicated part of an e-liquid, which someone needs to work out, using some maths, is adding the nicotine. If too much is added then the milligrams of nicotine per millilitre of e-liquid will be too high and may be unpleasant to vape. Same goes for too little nicotine.

Our solution to this potential problem allows for Vapers that are using shortfills, short shots or are making their e-liquid from scratch (DIY E-liquid) to input the ml values of what’s already in the bottle, their goals, and their nicotine base mg, click calculate, and receive a custom calculation that tells them how much nicotine they should add.

For DIY E-liquid or short shot Vapers we would recommend using our DIY E-liquid calculator. It contains many more features that are tailored specifically to that job.