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Adding flavor to store bought eliquid

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by Anise, May 6, 2019.

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  1. Anise

    Anise Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    May 11, 2016
    Southern Louisiana USA
    When I first quit smoking I bought a bunch of 60 ml bottles of Strawberry Milk. Now that I have tastebuds I find the flavor pretty weak. I have a 15ml bottle of concentrated flavor extracts - Strawberry Milk. Would it be ok to add some to the store bought bottles? If so, how much should I try adding? Thanks for any help!
     
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  2. madstabber

    madstabber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sure I don’t see why not. It’s going to dilute the nicotine a smig but unless you add a ton it shouldn’t be noticeable. As far as how much to add I’d start small. You can always add more so I say start with 10 drops maybe and go from there. Good luck with flavortising your juices.
     
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  3. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Recommend a drop to 2ml and taste, then adjust from there.
     
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  4. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    Hi,
    What is the suggested percentage to use with the concentrate you have?
    I might start at 50% of recommended if adding to an existing (retail) mix.
    If you have made juice with the concentrate, how long did it need to age to develop fully?
    You may need to permit the new mix to age a bit to realize an increase in flavoring strength.

    Best of luck
    I
     
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  5. F-machine

    F-machine Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 24, 2018
    Trapped in Asia
    I think it's better to do it from scratch. If the juice you bought is still acceptable, then just finish it and start doing DIY juice, if you're already thinking adding flavors. On the other side of the spectrum, I find vape shop e-juice are too strong. And I actually add plain VG to dilute and lighten up the flavors.
     
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  6. Anise

    Anise Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    May 11, 2016
    Southern Louisiana USA
    I've never used this flavor before. The site said if used alone to use 10 to 20%. I have 6 bottles of strawberry milk from the same vendor and it's just not real good. I'm trying to salvage it cause I can't afford to dump that much. I'm considering just adding a touch of strawberry to bring out the flavor.
    Edit- I should probably mention that all I've made is three 30ml bottles of single flavor juice and assisted in the mixing of one 5 flavor recipe. I'm VERY new at this.
     
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  7. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    No worries, you are doing fine.
    I might try 5% first and let it age for a week or three.
    If you already don't like the half dozen STRW milks, what is the worst that can happen? :D:D


    Another option is to go for a mostly unflavored vape with maybe 10% or 15% of the questionable StrwMilk mixed in just to add a hint of flavour. Great when vapers tongue hits, or seasonal allergies kill smell and taste or if you are ever sick.
    When I had multiple bottles of a juice I didn't like, I would PIF or gift it to newbies or include it in the box when selling a mod or atty to a fellow member.

    HTH
    I
     
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  8. DeloresRose

    DeloresRose Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2014
    toledo ohio
    Normally, commercial juice will start to taste too strong as your tastebuds recover. However, some flavors, especially fruits, tend to fade over time.

    And, if that’s a juice you vape almost exclusively, you can develop vaper’s tongue.

    At any rate, start with a small portion of your ready made, say 5 mls, and add maybe 1%. Shake and steep a couple days.
     
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  9. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    Strawberry takes a week or more to fully develop. I mean, yeah, it tastes good right away but so much better in a week. Ive done the reverse of what you're considering , used a single flavor commercial juice as a flavoring in a mix accounting for the nicotine of course and had pretty nice results.
     
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  10. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Is there anything WRONG with doing that? I don't think so. Treat it like a failed mix, although to be fair you don't know what's in there so maybe it's more complicated.

    I have made it a practice to try and fix all the failed mixes I have and it has taught me more than ALL my successes combined.

    Break one bottle down into however many 5--10 ml mixes you think you will need. For each "shake and vape" percentage bottle you do, do a "steeping one." (Especially with strawberry and milk it may change with steeping.

    Add various percentages of whatever you think may work.

    Test the shake and vape ones. This may give you a sense.

    Let the others steep for a week, at least.

    Etc.

    This is what I do. It is a bit of a pain, which is why I try for successes in my juices but when I fail... I try to fix.

    Anna
     
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