Erythritol as a sweetener in liquids

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  1. flowerpots

    flowerpots Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Has anyone tried or heard of anyone trying erythritol as a sweetener in liquids? This sugar substitute is a byproduct of the fermentation process of sugar, says it does not promote tooth decay and won't raise blood sugar.
     
  2. Jimi D.

    Jimi D. Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    But will it caramelize, and clog coils ? Erythitol is sugar alcohol. Hopefully it would vaporize clean. It's worth a shot I guess.
     
  3. flowerpots

    flowerpots Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I just started getting into DIY and thought a different sweetener might not only vape well, but also taste better than others on the market. Yeah, I guess I can try a bottle and see what happens.
     
  4. Jimi D.

    Jimi D. Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Please post back on your findings :)
     
  5. flowerpots

    flowerpots Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Will do, and I will likely try it in a few different recipes to get a better idea of how it works with different flavors.
     
  6. rebgold

    rebgold Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I have coincidentally just been trying to research alternative sweeteners for my DIY juices. I just finished reading about sugar alcohols. Here is a link that discusses erythritol and compares it to xylitol if you're interested. Xylitol vs Erythritol « Xylitol Fresh Blog
    It says both do not caramelize, I know xylitol doesn't, I've never used erythritol.
    I have been looking for other sweeteners because my favorite premixed juice tastes really good, like candy, when you put a drop on your tongue and my DIY's do not, so I know there must be some other options out there.
    I just ordered crystal EM and sucralose, hoping mixing it myself will yield a better taste than the premixed liquid versions. I find EM to have a strange chemical taste I particularly don't like, or at least the premixed liquid EM I have does.
    I have heard people mention agave as an option, but I know that corn syrup gunks up coils so I assume agave may do the same.
     
  7. Caridwen

    Caridwen ECF Moderator Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Moved to DIY E- Liquid.
     
  8. MarkyD

    MarkyD Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Ive been using it for the last week or so, its very sweet with no chemical taste. No signs of clogging so far.
     
  9. john333

    john333 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    so...where would one buy some?
     
  10. MarkyD

    MarkyD Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Health food/vitamin stores sell it in powder and liquid form. I did the same thing by dissolving nectresse crystals 1/2 pack in 10ml of propylene glycol. Push through syringe packed with organic cotton. Mix at 1-2%. The nectresse crystals had a slightly darker taste, so I opted for the liquid. Erythritol and xylitol are both used in nasal mists.
     
  11. Jimi D.

    Jimi D. Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Did you notice a cooling effect ?

    Heat of solution[edit]
    Erythritol has a strong cooling effect (endothermic, or positive heat of solution)[10] when it dissolves in water, which is often combined with the cooling effect of mint flavors. The cooling effect is present only when erythritol is not already dissolved in water, a situation that might be experienced in an erythritol-sweetened frosting, chocolate bar, chewing gum, or hard candy. The cooling effect of erythritol is very similar to that of xylitol and among the strongest cooling effects of all sugar alcohols.[11]
     
  12. flowerpots

    flowerpots Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I got on a low-sugar health kick back in the summer and bought a 5-lb bag of this stuff, the crystals. I will never use all of it, or even most of it. If anyone wants a small bag to try, let me know. I will get it out as soon as I can.
     
  13. flowerpots

    flowerpots Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Might be good in fruit mixes or with tobacco for a menthol-like taste.
     
  14. Jimi D.

    Jimi D. Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Fruit flavors with a very sweet cooling effect would be awesome. Fruit and menthol doesn't work for me. The menthol overpowers the fruit.
     
  15. MarkyD

    MarkyD Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Yes i have noticed this! Its interesting and not bothersome, and allows deep lung hits without burning.
     
  16. MarkyD

    MarkyD Senior Member ECF Veteran

    The cooling effect is noticeable but I wouldnt liken it to menthol. Its certainly not nearly as strong, but it cools the vapor enough to detect it. I probably mixed it too heavy at 2% when I first played with it, everything ended up tasting like sugar. It has a distinct sugary aftertaste.
     
  17. bunnomatic

    bunnomatic Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    what do you dissolve it in? pg/vg or water? and in what percentage would help too I guess
     
  18. Jimi D.

    Jimi D. Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Gonna order some. Thanks MarkyD :)
     
  19. MarkyD

    MarkyD Senior Member ECF Veteran

    The only negative effect I can tell is that it makes me chain vape like crazy from craving it. Go easy on the mixing strength.
     
  20. flowerpots

    flowerpots Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I am thinking this will have the same result as koolada does, if anyone has used that. Koolada is not mint or menthol, but also adds a cooling sensation.
     
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