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Looking at getting a gallon of VG

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by bombastinator, Mar 30, 2020.

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  1. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Went to my old standard site and VG is $30/gal (around 4L). A bit less than twice what it was when last I checked. Is this what the stuff is going for now? Where should I be looking?
     
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  2. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    Rivanna
    Sometimes, cheaper is not better...don't forget "food grade".
     
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  3. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    @bombastinator - Bulk Apothecary is where quite a few other people and I always get our VG and PG that's very good quality and at fair prices. But they've got a 2-3 week backlog for orders of it. Some people are buying it from Heartland Vapes now instead.
     
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  4. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
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  5. Zipslack

    Zipslack Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 26, 2013
    Wesson, MS, USA
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  6. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    Good prices but shipping is about as much as the product itself.

    1 gal is $15, 2 galls is $21, 4 galls is $44.

    Ouch.
     
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  7. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Ordered. Thanks :)
     
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  8. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Been missing you.
     
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  9. Skeebo

    Skeebo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Doood we created threads in your honor. I am glad you are still around. Someone said you were on some documentary about tigers and was in lockup. I didn't buy into any of it though because I investigated your disappearance and it was obvious you were selected for the upcoming season of 60 Days In.

    Shanks for posting!
     
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  10. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hundertwasser
    Remember that un-refridgerated VG and PG has a limited shelf life.
     
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  11. Dougiestyle

    Dougiestyle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2011
    Knoxville, TN USA
    Please elaborate. Been leaving my gallons in room temperature for almost a decade.

    I've had good results buying VG on Amazon from Essential Depot. Essential Depot has been a go to for me for years.
     
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  12. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    I don't refrigerate either and no off notes occur.
     
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  13. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Well I bought 2.5 gallons from Nic River (It came in ONE jug) had I known that.... But it's been good still I think. It's unrefrigerated. I have considered some more PEG400 because it can be hard and expensive to get but I still have a gallon and a half. I do NOT have enough freezer space or fridge space for it so I'm kind of interested in shelf life too I guess. So far looks fine, tastes fine (i.e. pretty tasteless) and vapes fine so I haven't been worried.
    Anna
     
  14. Skeebo

    Skeebo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I don't refrigerate either. Even if I was s'pose to where would I put all my doomsday beer?
     
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  15. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    It’s seemed to last quite a while. How limited?
     
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  16. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hundertwasser
    What I get from my vendor is marked for about a year
     
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  17. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hundertwasser
    If something has a use by date on it to me that implies that it degrades over time.
    What I said is based on this rather than any testing I've done.
     
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  18. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    None of my PG or VG has expiration dates on it and neither do the little bottles of VG they sell in drug stores, IIRC.

    However, although I haven't done it yet, I plan on putting my PG and VG into glass containers. I don't believe any plastic, even if it's supposedly food-grade plastic, is good for long-term storage of anything. That's just my belief, not scientific.
     
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  19. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    You're probably absolutely right about that. But then there's that other aspect - the legal aspect. Use by or best by dates are usually much shorter than they realistically should be for legal reasons.

    I have been eating 5 year old canned soup which looks and tastes just as it should.

    Lawyers cause consumers a lot of grief which causes a lot of needless waste. I take use by and best by dates with a grain of salt.
     
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  20. englishmick

    englishmick Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2014
    Naptown, Indiana
    I have no idea whether anyone has done any testing on this. I read once that a lot of warnings like this were written by lawyers rather than chemists. Protecting the company against someone wanting to return a 5 year old bottle that they kept on a sunny windowsill with the top off. I've had it sitting under a table in my office for 2 or 3 years and it was fine.
     
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