how to dilute eliquid?

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  1. kaijunyc

    kaijunyc Full Member

    Hi guys! new here. a pack a day menthol lights smoker for 16+ years then about 3 weeks ago i got introduced to disposable ecigs. 6 days later i got my own rechargeable set and a 18mg nic eliq. i was able to cut back on smoking real cigarettes from a pack day to about 5-7 in about 3 days with the help of ecigs. i really didnt intend on quitting, but entertained the idea and said "what the hell.." and now ive been smoke free for 5 days! yay!

    then last week i ordered a new eliq this time increasing the nic dosage to 24mg thinking it might be better since i find the 18mg was a little too weak for me. i just tried it on brand new cartoz and im finding the 24mg is a little too strong for me. even the smell of the eliq is also kind strong like "as soon as you open the bottle and took a whif then it hits you with a punch" strong. is this normal for this dosage? is there anyway i can dilute the eliq with store bought VG?

    i would really appreciate any information on this. i cant even finish a cartoz with it. Thanks!
     
  2. mynameisrob

    mynameisrob Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You can but it will dilute the flavor of the juice too if you dilute it that way. The best way to dilute it without losing flavor would be to buy the same juice in a lower mg and mix the right ratio to get your desired mg
     
  3. kaijunyc

    kaijunyc Full Member

    thanks @mynameisrob ! i didnt think about the flavor... mmmm. i wouldnt know where to begin. im really bad in math and chemistry. can you recommend an easy way to do it? maybe a chart? do you know where i might be able to find more info on mixing, diluting nicotine content? thanks again!
     
  4. kaijunyc

    kaijunyc Full Member

    or maybe i can dilute with VG then add more flavoring? i use menthol.. i was thinking maybe i can get some kind of alcohol based mint extract from baking supply store or something.
     
  5. Charlz

    Charlz Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    If you have 24mg and you dilute with 12 mg, 50/50 you get 18 mg. (Cause 18 is halway between 12 & 24!!!!!) I always buy my e-juice in 6mg incriment cause my math skills suck. So you can add .25ml vg to .75ml e-juice to come up with 1ml 18mg!

    Getting more lower mg is what I do as well, but if you don't have a brick and morter vape store near you and you absolutly can't vape wht you got, by all means, run quickly to wally world and get some glycerin
     
  6. dormouse

    dormouse ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    You need to get a good tasting all ls pure VG Glycerin. the Humco brand in Walmart is OK (near rubbing alcohol). The Wilton brand near the cake decorating stuff in michael's crafts is good. The CVS brand may be OK.

    It will make your juice thicker and dilute the flavor as well as the nicotine. A better way is to buy the same juice in 10-12mg and mix the 24mg and 10-12mg to make 17-18mg liquid.
     
  7. Charlz

    Charlz Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Just try to make sure no dyes are added. You'll find most of it is made with PG anyway so that's good. Natural food stores are good for this as well.
     
  8. mynameisrob

    mynameisrob Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Do not do that. That is a very bad idea and will be alot more confusing. That's not the right flavoring and even if it was, that will be alot more complicated to correctly add the right amount than just buying the juice in a lower mg and mixing the two

    Also I don't know what ecig you have, but VG is very thick and might not work very well in your cartos. If you don't mind losing flavor than I'd try using distilled water before using VG.
     
  9. CCC

    CCC Super Member ECF Veteran

    You can also use distilled water or vodka to dilute with. Here is a calculator to help you with the maths

    eJuice Recipe Calculator
     
  10. CCC

    CCC Super Member ECF Veteran

    7.5ml 24mg juice + 2.5ml vg or water or vodka = 10ml 18mg juice
     
  11. Skennard

    Skennard Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I've tried that in the past and it worked for the most part. The biggest problem I ran into is most of the flavorings I found would caramelize over the heating element rather quickly. If it were an alcohol base flavoring it may work better. It will be interesting to hear what you come up with and how it turns out.
     
  12. kaijunyc

    kaijunyc Full Member

    thanks Charlz! now that's math i could understand! lol! the flavor is kinda strong too anyway.. for my taste, i guess i wouldnt mind cutting that too. ill try your suggestion first.
     
  13. kaijunyc

    kaijunyc Full Member

    thanks dormouse! i was thinking of the wilton brand too as there's a bakeshop near me. im not too sure about the cvs brand, it says its only 95%.
     
  14. kaijunyc

    kaijunyc Full Member

    mynameisrob, im using a 510 mega auto 280mah and 3.2 ohm cartoz. i was thining maybe i could dilute with vg, i really wouldnt mind cutting the flavor too since its also a bit strong for me. where can i get distilled water? is it easy to find? thanks!
     
  15. kaijunyc

    kaijunyc Full Member

    thanks for this CCC! that was really helpful!
     
  16. Charlz

    Charlz Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    just keep in mind it's just a very quick fix. I gave you some duct tape but I wouldn't try it long term. Just figured buying more juice would take a couple days to get to you. When you order more juice, order some more cartos. Anything to keep the flame from those stix!

    Distilled water can be found but you'll have to ask somewhere. A couple drops of vodka will thin it out a little and it's cut with water anyway.
     
  17. kaijunyc

    kaijunyc Full Member

    thanks again for all the suggestion everybody! i mixed the 24mg ejuice with wiltons VG at 8:2 ratio and it worked out great. also as a side note... the ejuices odor diminished significantly over some days before mixing, my guess is it needed to steep a little longer.
     
  18. mostlyclassics

    mostlyclassics Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Distilled water is available in gallon jugs at most supermarkets. Runs $1.25-1.50 per gallon.
     
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