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Frustrated with DIY

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by Zahlia, Jan 9, 2019.

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  1. Letitia

    Letitia Therion/Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Meg's favorite is a df & sb mix. Really is a very good pairing.
     
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  2. Skunk!

    Skunk! Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2014
    Las Vegas
    Those 2 without the custard is really good. It is light and fresh. The custard tones them down and makes it thick. Now I want to start mixing juice. I need to go to sleep.:)
     
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  3. Skunk!

    Skunk! Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2014
    Las Vegas
    Same as tobacco I like to steep custards in large batches and add fruit later. The fruit flavors keep their freshness and the custard has time to really come together.
     
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  4. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Try using a Sweetener with your Fruit Mixes.

    I like TFA Sweetener (basically Sucralose). It doesn't need any Steeping. Just add a Few Drops/30ml, Shake and Vape. If it doesn't Sweeten/Enhance the Fruit Flavor, then add a Few More Drops.
     
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  5. ScottP

    ScottP Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
    Houston, TX
    For that I would do 15%-20% and steep 5 days at least.
     
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  6. Philabos

    Philabos Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 9, 2017
    I even go that high on tobacco flavors, mixed with French vanilla, graham cracker, and a bit of sweetener.
    Once you find something you like, keep making backup 60ml batches which give you plenty of steep time. Mine are typically 45 to 60 days old by the time I use them.
    Good luck and keep trying. It is really worth the effort.
     
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  7. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    For me, DIY is the most challenging aspect of vaping. Your not alone. For years I have only managed about 10 recipes that I consistently liked over many hundreds of recipes. My taste is always changing so finding a great recipe is like trying to hit a moving target. I see you like a recipe with RY 4, one of my favorite flavors.
    I stick with tobaccos, they are the easiest flavor to work with. Might like to read:
    https://www.thevaperstable.com/flavorah-tobaccos-part-1/
    Favorite tobacco flavoring discussion - Tobacco flavoring discussion only
    Workgroup Tobacco Reviews : CloudCollective
    90% of the fruit flavors are not for me, I tend to focus on bakery mixes. It helps to narrow down your vape flavor category and stick to primarily with flavors you think you should enjoy. Here's my list breakdown which may inspire:
    Bakery
    Butterscotch / Butter Rum/Toffee
    Caramel
    Chocolate
    Cinnamon
    Creams/Custards/Vanilla/MM/CC
    Nut
    Peanut Butter
    Tobacco
    MISC SINGLES/Fruit etc.
     
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  8. madstabber

    madstabber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hey BrotherBob, do you have a peanut butter flavoring that you recommend? I have DIYFS expert peanut butter and don’t care for it. I’ve tried it solo at 1% and 3% to get a feel for it and it’s not very good either way. I don’t care for it and I think if I went higher I’d like it even less. So if you have some experience with peanut butter flavoring which do you recommend, at what %, and what do you like it best combined with? If you don’t mind, if that’s too much sharing just brand and %, if that’s too much just brand, if that’s too much there’s an ignore button.:facepalm::tumble:
     
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  9. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Peanut butter is a category of interest to me. Up until a year ago, I have experimented with many PB combos. The best up till now has been:
    CA Peanut Butter 6%
    +
    TFA Peanut Butter 3%
    These two flavors in 2 to 1 portions (as a base or stone) have worked good for me with the typical other adders to define the mix (PB cup, PB and jelly sandwich etc...).

    I received a FLV PB sample from ECX. My single review:
    FLV Peanut Butter 1.5% (might want to start at 0.5% and work up.)
    Well worth the extra cost. M.VG 0mg Rating: 8.0/10 Near perfect,slight taste of staleness, adds realism. Not too dry/sweet. Standalone/single YES
    Have not tried mixing yet, might be able to accent/play with wetness and sweetness. Do not know if standalone has "legs" (longevity of taste etc.). If you are a PB lover this is the one so far (TPA+CA not so much now).
     
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  10. madstabber

    madstabber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Thank you, I’ll give them a try. I’m a big fan of PB and your post was very helpful and thorough.
     
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  11. DebbieNY

    DebbieNY Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 11, 2013
    New York City
    I adore peanut butter and have just started DIY, also. Is the CA Peanut Butter's manufacturer Capella or another brand that I'm not familar with?
     
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  12. madstabber

    madstabber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yes it’s Capella I believe.
     
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  13. NGAHaze

    NGAHaze Infinity Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Georgia
    Hmm, not sure I could trust advice on aromas coming from someone with a Skunk moniker ... just saying. :blink:

    I kid, I kid! :D

    You have gotten some good advice here and I'm sure more will follow should you need it. I hope you decide to stick with it. I'm pretty sure all of us who diy felt frustrated at one point or another as well but now, I can't even fathom buying commercial juice.
     
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