How to make e juice?

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  1. Sebsabal

    Sebsabal Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    I am curious, How does one go about making their own ejuice, What is used to get the "flavor"?
  2. Milano

    Milano Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2010
    Long Island, N.Y.

    you can actually buy flavorings for e-liquid from different sources. the art is in mixing how much flavor with how much pg/vg etc (I believe)

    haven't studied it too much myself.

    And then of course I guess you can make your own flavors... but seems easiest to try mixing before totally "creating" if ya know what I mean.

    I've not watched many videos on the subject, but here is one for you to look at:
  3. Sebsabal

    Sebsabal Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Thank you, Milano, I will take a look at the video.
  4. Numanoid

    Numanoid Full Member

    Jan 12, 2010
    Thanks for the video. It was good to see the methodology.
  5. Kurt

    Kurt Quantum Vapyre ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2009
    That was the vid that got me into DIY, so great choice! All my juices are DIY, and I use a syringe for dispensing the various liquids, mixing, and injecting into my cart. Scubabatdan's ejuice calculator (sticky post in DIY forum), is invaluable in accurately making juices. I wold start flavors low, like 10%, and then add more if you need to. Good luck! DIY is really fun! :thumbs:
  6. Lothar

    Lothar Full Member

    Jan 22, 2010
    Here's my recipe if you ever run out of juice and your sitting there waiting for the mailman.. But i'm sure everyone has enough juice for 4 people to last a month lol. It won't have a strong flavour, but the vape will be THICK; you can choose to have a smooth or throat hit vapour.

    Cost can be from $5 to $30

    ~$3.30 100mL of Glycerine (food grade, found in health shops. You can use Vegi Glycerine or just plain Glycerine - used for cake and icing)
    ~$1.00 Almond Essence - 50mL Other flavours won't work and taste like burning sugar. You can use coconut aswell.. But make sure they're not OIL.. They need to be soluable so they can mix with :

    You can either use Distilled water (if you don't want to buy this, you can make it at home: get your kettle to boil, hold a cup upside down on the nozzle of the kettle, have the evaporated water condensate and catch the drops into a container. I hold the boil button for only 15-20 seconds so I don't destroy my thermo in the kettle.)
    (cost depends where you live) Vodka. Vodka gives a throat hit, where distilled water is a smooth vape.

    You need empty bottles/container and a measuring device such as a 1mL syringe (50c from the chemist)

    I make batches of 4mL that can last up from 2 to 4+ days of heavy vaping.

    You can either mix it by -
    2mL Glycerine + 2mL of Distilled water + ONE (1) drop of Almond essence. This will give a smooth vape

    2mL Glycerine + 2mL of Vodka + ONE (1) drop of Almond essence. Throat hit.

    2mL Glycerine + 1mL of distilled water + 1mL of Vodka + ONE drop of Almond Essence. Smooth but with a slight throat hit.

    You can try with 2 drops of Almond if you can't taste anything.. BUT MAKE SURE YOU STIR the contents well before use. You can use the syringe or put the juice into a drop bottle.

    ALSO I changed my wool / poly cartridge with a lipton tea bag. You can do this by emptying a teabag > fold the teabag in 1/2 > roll it up > insert into the cart > cut off excess to measure. Tea bags are safer to use than the poly or wool stock cartridges. You will have a smoother, longer cart without the burning taste of poly / wool.

    Hope this helps :)



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  7. beast775

    beast775 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2009
    victoria bc canada
    your bear trap idea is great i live in bc,so i know where the bears are!i actually use wisers 48 proof whiskey just a few drops,seems to give really good vapor and throat hit.
  8. Lab

    Lab Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2009
    there is a few things.. there is the loranns, fairies finest, few other places the loranns is the easiest to find at local stores, only thing is you can usually only find the common flavors unless you order online.

    as far as mixing calculator it is more to get it to the mg of nic that you want.. if you start with 48mg unflavored and want 24mg flavored half 48mg - then to taste the other half glycerin and flavoring
  9. Kurt

    Kurt Quantum Vapyre ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2009
    I use the calculator spreadsheet to decide %s of all components, nic, flavor, added distilled water, added VG, using the nic level of the nigh-nic unflavored I'm going to dilute. It gives me mL of each component corresponding to those decided %s, which I draw out from each component source bottle with a syringe which allows me to see volumes of each. Then either shake it up in the syringe and add to a cart, or squirt the whole volume of juice into a dropper bottle. For me this is fast, easy, safe (never touch a liquid), and accurate. If it needs more flavor, a few drops more usually does the trick, and doesn't change relative %s a lot. But then everyone has their own way of doing DIY, and there are lots of other methods.
  10. fllinton

    fllinton Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2010
    Looks pretty straightforward going to give this a try
  11. HzG8rGrl

    HzG8rGrl Trippy Tip Hoarder Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Nov 11, 2009
    *The Swamp*
  12. shemp

    shemp Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 14, 2009
    Chgo Burbs
    I buy Loranns from Ebay.
  13. andyclifford

    andyclifford Full Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Haworth, UK
    Thanks for the info. Could be time to bring out the mad scientist in all of us!
  14. fllinton

    fllinton Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2010
    Thanks HzG8rGrl
    The excel file is informative:D
  15. jj2

    jj2 Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2009
    Hundred Acre Wood
    I know some sellers of Loranns on eBay tell you which is ecig safe.
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