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And now for the millionth request for liquid nicotine advice

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by Zazie, Dec 28, 2018.

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  1. Zazie

    Zazie Super Member

    Nov 2, 2018
    Maine, USA
    You might find this formula handy: To calculate the amount of your nicotine base needed to reach your target strength, divide your target strength by your nic base strength, then multiply your answer by your batch size. The result is the amount of your nicotine base you will need to add to your batch to reach your desired nicotine strength.
     
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  2. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sorry, Classy. :blush:

    But I do have a question. Is it not allowed to say that we shouldn't discuss it in an open forum? What's the proper procedure when someone brings the subject up?
     
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  3. classwife

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    Perfectly allowed to say it can't be discussed :)
     
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  4. classwife

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    ...and perfectly allowed to mention it to help someone that might not understand the dangers of using high nic.
     
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  5. susieqz

    susieqz Full Member

    Dec 11, 2018
    high plains
    classy, no one here was trying to break rules.
    what they did was educate me in the dangers involved in nicotine.
    i was unaware of said dangers.
    their posts n yours may have averted a tragedy in my kitchen.

    zaz, i don't understand that math.
    i have several bottles of juice that say they are120ml, with 6mg/ml.
    do you have any idea how much nicotine i need to add to eliminate chain vaping?
     
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  6. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Susie, 120 ml is, I guess, the bottle capacity--how much liquid it holds, correct? 6 mg/ml is the strength of your eliquid: 6 milligrams of nicotine per 1 ml of diluent (PG or VG), or .6% strength.

    That's bit low, if you ask me. How much did you smoke? How many cigs a day? I used to be a 1 PAD smoker and 12 mg/ml was the lowest strength that scratched my itch. Does that help?

    ETA: Tell us what strength nic base you have ordered and then we'll help you with the math. I think you should start with 12 mg/ml, possibly even higher, depending on how much you smoked. It's trial and error, I'm afraid, at the beginning.
     
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  7. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm sorry for bringing up the 'over 100' thing. I knew about the rule, and recall at least several discussions about that topic, but I didn't really remember it till the rule was mentioned again. My original thought was about a 'Vapocalypse Calculator' and a 'nic base time-line span'. There's threads about both, and I should've posted in one of those, or even just started a new thread.
     
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  8. susieqz

    susieqz Full Member

    Dec 11, 2018
    high plains
    thanks, kat,
    i was at a carton/week, so i guess what i have is way off.
    i have not actually ordered the nicotine.
    quite frankly, the more i read this thread, the more confused i get.
     
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  9. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well, what you've got is too weak, right? So you need to order some stronger nicotine base to make your eliquid stronger. Do I have it right--so far?

    One suggestion I have would be to order a 100 mg/ml free sample from Nude Nicotine--it's a 10 15 ml (thanks, somdcomputerguy) bottle and you can experiment with it. They only ask you to pay postage if you're a first time customer.

    https://www.nudenicotine.com/product/nicotine-sample-request/

    Scroll down to make your selection--I suggest 100 mg/ml, either VG or PG or a blend, that's up to you.
     
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  10. Katya

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    Or just order 18 mg/ml sample bottle and mix equal amounts of your 6 mg/ml and 18 mg/ml to achieve your target goal of 12 mg/ml: e.g. 2 ml of the 6 mg + 2 ml of 18 mg. This is not very economical, but as simple as it gets.

    Or 24 mg/ml to get 15 mg/ml (1:1 mix).
     
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  11. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I should've at least mentioned the risk level of (100*10 base) being a lot much higher than 100.
    This simple formula was mentioned to me several years ago by a member here. It's so easy, if I can do it, a caveman can..
    Take two equal amounts of equal PG/VG ratios and mix them together. Add together the nicotine level numbers (say 6 and 12), then divide that total by 2. That is the nic level of the mixed batch.
     
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  12. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It's a 15 ml bottle unless they've changed things..
     
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  13. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Kat, you type (and probably think too) faster than I..
     
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  14. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Been a while since I qualified for a free sample. :D

    You're correct, thanks!
     
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  15. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    The cost of the airlock sealed lab, respiratory equipment, and the hazmat suit you'll need might eat up the savings. :)
     
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  16. susieqz

    susieqz Full Member

    Dec 11, 2018
    high plains
    thanks, guys.
    i now realized i was being stupid, since i didn't know what i needed.
    i just ordered small bottles with 12, 18 n 24 strengths
    i'll get the free sample too.
    then, i'll know what i need.
     
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  17. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Good luck, Suzie! Most of us had to experiment with different setups, atties, wattages, and eliquid strengths before we found what worked for us. It takes time and patience. I think, based on your smoking habit of 1 carton per week, that you should be satisfied somewhere between 12 and 18 mg/ml, at least at the beginning. Happy New Year!
     
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  18. susieqz

    susieqz Full Member

    Dec 11, 2018
    high plains
    thanks, kat.
    there's a little problem tho.
    i have just reread this thread.
    now, i think if a bottle of nicotine is delivered here, i'll hide under the bed til it goes away.
     
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  19. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Why????????
     
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  20. susieqz

    susieqz Full Member

    Dec 11, 2018
    high plains
    oh, words like
    ''as dangerous as cyanide''
    n the idea that just opening a bottle can kill everyone in the room
    i find unsettling.
    that was said about pure nicotine, but now i don't know what strength is less than lethal in my clumsy hands.
     
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