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Diyflavorshack contest-- take a peek diy tips

Discussion in 'DIY FlavorShack' started by dawnmarie, Oct 27, 2013.

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  1. dawnmarie

    dawnmarie Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2009
    Las Vegas Nevada
    contest where YOU GUYS post a *short* "my favorite DIY tip" ?

    I know newbies to DIY are always trying to learn something new!


    ONE 25.00 GIFT CERT



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  2. Sandiej02

    Sandiej02 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2010
    California Coast

    Guess I'll start ... GREAT CONTEST Dawn! :)

    Probably one the MOST IMPORTANT tips to learn first (IMO) is to KEEP GREAT NOTES.

    I learned this early on when I made a wonderful recipe that I absolutely loved ...
    and didn't keep any notes while doing it.

    Needless to say, I've never been able to quite "duplicate it" again - never exactly like the original. :cry:
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  3. Vash

    Vash Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2012
    Start small with %.Always easy to add more than fix to much :)
  4. whodat2112

    whodat2112 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    May 13, 2012
    Always take proper precautions with the nicotine base.
  5. Hillbillie

    Hillbillie Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2012
    For drawing up VG, use the needle from a meat-injector kit. The needle is stainless steel, has a large bore, and even has a lure-lock. Makes the draw easy-peasy!

    If nothing else, use no needle at all. :)

    Happy DIYing and thank you, Dawn, for the contest!
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  6. Topdogie01

    Topdogie01 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    When trying a new flavor make it without nic in a ~5 ml batch. This leaves room to make changes or add nic later if you like it.
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  7. tfnc

    tfnc Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    Allways put the lid back on the flavor,PG,VG what ever as soon as you are done with it. Open bottles setting around is just asking for a mess!
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  8. Heden Aklowd

    Heden Aklowd Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 3, 2013
    Ferntucky, NV
    The only DIY tip I have since I haven't made my own juice yet is GET YOUR FLAVORS FROM DAWN
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  9. traderljp

    traderljp Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2013
    South Florida
    I'm pretty new to DIY, but the best tip I ever got was to ready all the 'sticky' threads in the ECF DIY forum
  10. MoonLit_Water

    MoonLit_Water We All Shine On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 16, 2013
    Stuart, Florida
    If Your PG-VG-Nic Base are in similar looking bottles, Mark very clearly on the lid in big letters what they are, also use different colored electrical tape to rubber bands around each bottle, only ever open ONE bottle at at time.

    Thanks for the contest good luck everyone
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  11. GtrSoloist

    GtrSoloist Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2010
    Always wear gloves while handling / mixing liquids.
  12. aikanae1

    aikanae1 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2013
    I keep everything on a tray, an old cookie sheet with an edge around it so if there is a spill, it's confined.
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  13. flowerpots

    flowerpots Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2013
    my desk
    1) consider all items that nicotine comes in contact with to be contaminated and not usable for anything else

    2) mix your flavors first until you are satisfied with the result, then add the nicotine to prevent waste

    3) start with simple flavors first to get the hang of mixing, then increase complexity with multiple ingredients as you get better at mixing

    Thank you for the contest!
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  14. SinisterRaccoon

    SinisterRaccoon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 25, 2012
    Raccoon City
    Take your time and don't rush the mix. Dont need any bad spills

    Yes, I am an Insiduous Raccoon
  15. Vash

    Vash Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2012
    Extra tips :) Doesnt need to count for contest .

    Always rinse syringes really well before making different flavors to not contaminate the next batch.

    Also all drops are not created equal.I have found its better to always measure with a syringe than use the drop measurements from any of the e juice calculators.
  16. tiggerrts

    tiggerrts ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2012
    1: Takes notes on everything you do.
    2: Makes anything new in a small amount, if you make something too strong you can add to it. If the bottle is already full you have trouble.
    3: Treat the nic concentrate seriously, cap it as soon as you are done. No distractions I.E. Cats, dogs, children.
    4: Start flavoring at a smaller % to try new ones, if it is not strong enough add more, remember take notes.
    5: Always use the same syringe, needle, or dropper for the same liquids and part to be consistent.
    6: You will be hesitant or even afraid on your first try, after that it gets easier and easier.
    7: When purchasing flavors to try get small bottles, that way if you don't like the flavor you have not wasted more money on a larger bottle.
    8: You can find VG "glycerin" at Wal-mart in the pharmacy section "USP" grade
    9: There are a ton of people who are willing to help, just ask ;)
  17. kritter

    kritter Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2011
    western north carolina
    Get yoreself a good online ejuice calculator!
  18. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    Willamette Valley, PNW
    Here's a tip from one who is terminally challenged when it comes to math. Take the time to get yer numbers on!
    Percentages are your DIY friend (-:
  19. tnash

    tnash Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 29, 2012
    Have not ventured into DIY yet, but so far I'd say to read all these posts. Some great ideas here.
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  20. 1w15h1w45m0ngu

    1w15h1w45m0ngu Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Label everything thoroughly. It's easy to forget what's in all those little bottles if you don't stay organized.

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