There are some basic flavors you always want to have in your arsenal as common fundamental components of many (not all of course) tobacco blends.
Some describe this as "cotton candy" flavored but I really don't pick up on that myself. It is a very useful staple component because it adds some sweetness and also a little body and can help make "dry" or "harsh" mixes a little "wetter" or "smoother".
Updated 03-08-2013 at 08:37 PM by RobertNC
This is my current flavor list. I only do tobacco styles.
Also, IMO, (see my other blogs) for at least the small ~3 mL test batches I routinely make, percentages and calculators are a load of crap. There are so many dubious assumptions built into them. From my observations drops of flavors vary widely. And most people who insist "Give it in percentages, drops don't mean anything..." etc all I can say is you are absolutely right on one count - drops don't mean anything.
Updated 05-27-2013 at 03:30 PM by RobertNC
OK, so now you have the basic idea, here is how to execute it.
First of all, use the 100 mg/mL stuff. PG and VG have dissolved oxygen. The more dilute the nicotine, the less the shelf life. I also suggest you use only PG base, it should be a little moe stable than VG or PG/VG.
Work with gloves of course, safety glasses, an apron is advisable, and do this outside.
Here is a ghetto rig to prevent tipping bottles over. Take a plastic 2 liter soda bottle
Updated 03-08-2013 at 09:18 PM by RobertNC
In the uncertain times ahead, sadly probably certain that FDA will eventually get around to eliminating our little endeavor, a lot of people are wisely thinking ahead about stockpiling.
First what do you even need to stockpile?
Food Flavors and PG/VG will continue to be available, no problem.
Tobacco flavors, I don't see how they can regulate if they contain no nicotine, but I will wait on that one and see what the proposed regs say when they come
Updated 03-02-2013 at 08:22 PM by RobertNC
DIY Techniques and Tips Part 3: Drops and What You Can and Probably Can't Do With Them
What is a drop? It is an indeterminate volume of liquid in another medium, in this case typically air. Note the indeterminate!
Those calculators that you see that give these nice figures to 3 decimal places? Total horse....! A drop is highly variable. It depends upon the viscosity and density of the material, the orifice from which it is formed, and a number of other factors.
Updated 03-02-2013 at 08:21 PM by RobertNC