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  1. Bubblegum

    Bubblegum Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm moving to higher VG ratios due to suffering sore throats a lot from vaping a lot of high PG ratio e juices.

    It's quite expensive buying 10mls for VG juice which is around £4-£5 and that lasts me around a week.

    I figure D.I.Y is a good way to go as the price difference is vast!...

    If I get..

    VG - Vegetable Glycerine = 100ml £2.40 - http://www.ltecigs.larsentilbrook.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_71_100&product_id=89


    Diamond Crystal VG 18mg = 100mg (uk nicotine base) £6.42 = Diamond Crystal VG 18mg

    I combine the 2 ingredients to get 200ml of (9mg) 0.9% pure VG vapable e-juice?

    no flavour needed as i can't taste at the moment :(

    Also is have no PG at all advisable? I think i can handle a little. In the past when vaping a lot (when out drinking) the next morning my throat is so sore, and i can only put it down to chain vaping so much 80pg 20vg juices)


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  2. Bubblegum

    Bubblegum Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Anyone help????
     
  3. Stosh

    Stosh Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    That would work, and yes you would have 9 mg liquid as a result.

    As a possible flavoring you could consider menthol crystals dissolved in a very small amount of vodka. The menthol helped me although I was never a menthol smoker, hated menthol cigarettes. It was a flavor that cut through when I couldn't seem to taste anything, or what I could tasted bad.
     
  4. ncbrigar

    ncbrigar Full Member

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    The resulting mixture would be 9 mg. Since is 100% VG it will be very thick viscosity wise. You may want to use 80 ml plain VG and 20 ml distilled water which would result in a 10 % distilled water ratio, this would work better in tank type vaporizers. Makes a lot of vapor. Good luck with your DIY adventure.

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  5. Myk

    Myk Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    No problem with PG free. I wish I could find a good source for PG free flavors. But as said above you will need to think the all VG liquid with about 10% water.

    Flavorless isn't that bad although without flavor, all VG and low nicotine you may not have any throat hit and that can take some getting used to.
     
  6. Bubblegum

    Bubblegum Super Member ECF Veteran

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    it does say

    "Pharmaceutical/Food Grade.
    For making and/or diluting your smoking liquids.
    Diluted with 15% sterile water, ready for making smoking liquid.
    100ml Bottle.
    UK Sourced."
     
  7. Bubblegum

    Bubblegum Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I might get this too to add the menthol flavouring?

    I don't mind a small percentage of PG 10% say.

    Menthol LT Flavour

    LT Menthol Flavour

    "Strong and very cool menthol flavour
    For making you own smoking liquids
    10 ml Dropper Bottle
    We recommend 10% flavouring
    Made from EU sourced ingredients"
     
  8. Myk

    Myk Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I haven't tried their flavor but 2 things, 10% menthol would probably be strong. Start low and work up.
    Menthol by itself tastes like your licking vapor rub.
     
  9. Bubblegum

    Bubblegum Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I have nasal polyps so i can't smell or taste half the time! but the menthol give a nice refreshing feeling in the mouth which i kinda like compared to having non-menthol which is just mute in my mouth.
     
  10. Bubblegum

    Bubblegum Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Yea tell me about it I'm vaping some menthol now and a bit had leaked onto the mouth piece of my Evod...it is like licking Vicks LOL.

    So i do know it's some potent stuff! :vapor:
     
  11. Bubblegum

    Bubblegum Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Well iv'e ordered these now...

    VG - Vegetable Glycerine
    PG - Propylene Glycol
    Diamond Crystal VG 18mg
    Menthol LT Flavour

    Added the PG in case i need it one day and for £2.40 might as well lol.
     
  12. Stosh

    Stosh Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I never minded the Vicks type flavor, so long as it cut through and I could taste it, Mmmm...vicks....:laugh:
    You could also try a strong peppermint flavoring, that also seems to be able to cut through anything.
     
  13. Bubblegum

    Bubblegum Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I've got some peppermint juice too it's as strong if not same as the menthol hit! Just wish i could taste me flavours again :( love the apple pie flavour for after dinner lol
     
  14. Myk

    Myk Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    When my mesh wick gets a build up of methol (whether from separation or build up) and pumps out pure menthol it's an eye opener. I like some mint in mine.
     
  15. Bubblegum

    Bubblegum Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Good way to start the morning a nice hit of menthol lol! i like having a cup of tea and vape menthol :vapor:
     
  16. LoveVanilla

    LoveVanilla Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Sounds like you're on your way! Good job. You may also want to consider adding some saline solution. My mix is 15% distilled H2O + 5% saline solution + 80% (vg + flavors + nic) -- works quite well for me. I use a RDA and mini-PTs. The saline helps prevent overdrying. Search the DIY forum if you want more info on the saline.
     
  17. Bubblegum

    Bubblegum Super Member ECF Veteran

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    What i will do is just start by making say 10ml or 20ml of 9ml nic no flavour juice and see how that vapes. then get more technical as i go :blink: lol
     
  18. Myk

    Myk Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    That's when it often hits after sitting over night.
     
  19. Cool-breeze

    Cool-breeze Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Just my 2 cents: I DIY my liquid and add no pg. I used distilled water to help the vg wick. I aim for 15-20% flavoring/ water. So if I make 10ml of menthol and use .2ml of menthol flavoring I would add about 1.8 of water (.2 + 1.8 = 2.0 and 20% of 10.= 2.0) Any less than 15% is begging for a dry hit. Hope that made sense.
     
  20. SLIPPY_EEL

    SLIPPY_EEL Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    hey bubblegum I see your also in the market for a new pv, you should try get a mech or something you can put a rba on, I don't know your circumstance but I use to get sore throats all the time until I started dripping(well.. I don't drip now cus I have a bottom fed squonk system) I blame it on the constant vaping trying to get satisfied, don't even get vapors tongue since :)
     
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