How to Fill a Unicorn or Chubby Gorilla Bottle With E-Liquid Spill Free

How to Fill a Unicorn or Chubby Gorilla Bottle With E-Liquid Spill Free

November 21, 2017

If you buy your e-liquids in large bottles, you need an easy way to dispense e-liquid into your tank or atomizer. For many who vape, the dispensing method of choice is a unicorn bottle. A unicorn bottle is a long, narrow e-liquid bottle with a needle-like tip. Chubby Gorilla is a popular maker of unicorn-style bottles in varying sizes, so some people refer to all unicorn bottles as "Gorilla bottles." By any name, a unicorn bottle is one of the most useful tools in your vaping arsenal because using one means that you don't have to carry a 120 ml e-liquid bottle everywhere you go. Since unicorn bottles have very narrow tips, they're also great for filling tanks with small openings. Things can get a little dicey, though, any time you need to move a large quantity of e-liquid from one container to another. Don't waste your precious e-liquid! With these tips, you'll learn how to fill a unicorn bottle without the mess.

 

Filling a Unicorn Bottle: The Vacuum Method

Filling a unicorn bottle via the vacuum method makes it possible for you to transfer e-liquid to the unicorn bottle without removing the cap. This method is fast and convenient. It does have a drawback, though, in that you may find it difficult to get the unicorn bottle completely full using vacuum suction alone. Start by opening your larger e-liquid bottle. If you have a glass bottle, remove the eyedropper and hold the bottle face up. If you have a plastic bottle with a dropper tip, hold the bottle upside down but do not squeeze it. Squeeze the unicorn bottle to remove most of the air. Place the tip of the unicorn bottle inside the e-liquid bottle, and stop squeezing the unicorn bottle. The unicorn bottle returns to its original shape, creating a vacuum that draws the e-liquid inside. If you have a glass e-liquid bottle, you may need to tilt the bottle to the side slightly to ensure that the tip of the unicorn bottle remains submerged. If you have a plastic e-liquid bottle, simply holding the bottle upside down is sufficient. After a few seconds, the unicorn bottle will be mostly full. Replace the caps of both bottles.

 

Filling a Unicorn Bottle: The Funnel Method

When you use a funnel to fill a unicorn bottle, you won't have to refill quite as often because you'll be able to fill the bottle completely. To fill a unicorn bottle in this way without spilling, though, you'll need a small funnel with a stem that fits through the unicorn bottle's top opening. Begin by removing the tip from the unicorn bottle. You can often remove the tip by grasping it between your finger and thumb and wiggling slightly. Some unicorn bottles, though -- particularly Chubby Gorilla bottles -- have extremely tight tips because the tightness helps the bottles resist leaking or popping off during use. If you have trouble getting the tip off, try wrapping it with a paper towel so you can get a better grip. If that doesn't work, try wiggling the tip gently with a pair of pliers. Once you've removed the tip from the unicorn bottle, place a funnel inside. Fill the bottle slowly through the funnel. Watch the level of e-liquid in the funnel and bottle carefully to prevent either from overflowing. If the e-liquid stays in the top part of the funnel and resists going through to the unicorn bottle, lift the funnel slightly to allow air through.

 

Pro Tip: Unicorn Bottles Come in All Sizes

It's becoming increasingly common for e-liquid makers to ship their products in large glass bottles and include 15 ml unicorn bottles for easy dispensing. Do you prefer the convenience of plastic bottles but wish that you didn't have to refill your unicorn bottle so often? Unicorn bottles come in virtually every size that you can imagine. If you buy a unicorn bottle that's as large as the glass bottle in which your favorite e-liquid ships, you'll only need to fill the unicorn bottle once each time you buy a new bottle of e-liquid.

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