What you need to know as as far as supplies for the first time juicer.
by, 10-06-2013 at 07:32 PM (2770 Views)
What you need to know as a first time juicer.
This blog is based on my own experiences and is written as my own personal opinion and should be taken as that only. Please remember to follow and observe all safety precautions.
Many new users wind up in the pit falls of what do I purchase and what do I not purchase. Many over think and over complicate there purchase and wind up spending far more money then they need to.
Many people will by a kit thinking this will give me exactly what I need. I don't really like kits because you get a lot of what you need but also stuff you don't need and you’re stuck with what ever quality they decide to give you which is usually the cheapest. My though is get what you need and not what you don’t need. It will usually be far cheaper and you get better quality.
If your going to steep in hot water or in an Ultrasonic cleaner you will want to purchase glass bottles. Soft Plastic bottles as they age may deposit some of its plastic molecules into the mix which may be a health concern.
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Soft squeeze luer lock needle tip bottles are wonderful to store your finished juices in and make it so easy to fill carto’s.
Recommended bottle sizes.
10, 5ml bottles (for test samples)
5, 30ml bottles
Syringes and measuring devices:
Fluid measuring devices are critical for accurate reproduction of a mix. There is nothing worst then using drops or haphazardly measuring and coming up with a fantastic juice and not being able to reproduce it. Exact electronic pipettes or calculating a dropper bottle to count how many drops to a ml may work for some but this can be a hassle. This is why I suggest using syringes and Graduated Cylinders.
Recommended syringes and Graduated Cylinder
Quantity 3, 1ml luer loc syringes
Quantity 3, 3ml syringes
Quantity 3, 10ml syringes
Quantity 1, 50ml Graduated Cylinder
I personally also use a 30ml syringe for measuring out my 1oz mix bases and cleaning carto’s but this is purely an option.
As for luer lock needles the larger the gauge the easier fluid will pass through it.
Large = 16 - 18 gauge used for PG, VG and Nic solution.
Medium = 20 – 22 Gauge For PG (to thin for VG)
Small = 24 – 26 gauge for measuring PG and alcohol based flavors and can give a consistent small drop.
Hint: When measuring VG with a syringe use a luer lock syringe and remove the needle for easier draw up and expulsion.
This should be self explanatory but remember Nicotine solution is toxic in large mg amounts so all safety precautions should be observed. In smaller amounts such as 12mg, 18mg, 24mg it’s not a serious issue just wash it off your skin right away. Larger quantities can be more serious especially if ingested.
Recommended safety gear:
I recommend my freedom smokes to get mixing supplies as they have the best assortment and best quality that I’ve found.
I also have bought bulk syringes and bottles from Ebay and Amazon at a substantial savings.
One of the most helpful tools you could own is a mixing calculator. You can calculate your NIC base, VG, PG content and flavor percentages. Save your favorite recipes and notes, calculate NIC combining ratios etc... All in one easy to use handy tool.
I give the highest recommendation to the E-Juice me up calculator.
So there you have it. All you need now are your flavors, PG solution, VG solution and NIC solution and you’re on your way. Recommendations on NIC base solutions and flavors are beyond the scope of this blog and will be covered in a future blog.
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Good luck and happy vaping