Day 1 - Make Snu Juice
by, 05-21-2009 at 07:35 PM (794 Views)
Day 1 experiment.
Gathered up my equipment and stuff. My husband has a chem degree. I do not. He helps. Actually he is shocked because of the lack of measurements being used to extract stuff with snus. More on this later..
Equipment and stuff:
17mg Oden snus from buysnus.com
Pipettes from a container site
Vanillan flavor from a greek supply
Tobacco Absolute from the Perfumer's apprentice
150ml beaker from an herb supply in town
100% pure USP Vegetable Glycerin bought from Amazon.com
Brown 100ml bottle with screw top
I gathered all the stuff together and had my husband help me. I understand that with temperature over 100c VG may break down to acrolene (sp?) which is carcinogenic, so I did not want to do that. The beaker I bought is a chem grade or something that does not explode if you heat it. The instructions I saw on a web site about how to make herb tinctures said to boil herbs in a 50/50 solution of VG and water. I decided not to use the water because I don't want to make quite so strong a decocotion.
People have been getting good results from snus using a cold transfer method that does not appear to damage the nic content of the pouches. At least I think so.
In order not to go above 100c, I placed the beaker in a water bath and boiled the water. The beaker contained:
A pinch of citric acid (because I do not have a dry scale). This should equate .5 grams (1% of 50ml). Why? I don't know. Really.
50ml of Vegetable glycerin
6 17mg pouches of Oden snus.
I boiled the water for about 5 minutes. The snus let out of kind of darkish caramel looking oily substance. The VG got really warm and did not boil. I now know that is becaus ethe boiling point of VG is very high. Go figure.
After five minutes I took everything out of the bath and let it cool. Then I took the snus out of the VG and slipped them into the brown bottle. On top of that I poured the rest of the VG and capped it. I shook the whole thing up and stashed it in a dark corner of my pantry where it will sit for 20 days or until I can't take it anymore and try to vape it :p
That was todays experiment.