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Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by jaydavapegawd, Jan 12, 2018.

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  1. jaydavapegawd

    jaydavapegawd New Member

    Jan 11, 2018
    ijust started mixing my own juice. ive been mixing 80/20 with 10% flavor. the juice has steeped for 3 days so far. i tried 3 flavors. spearmint, kiwi strawberry, and tutti frutti. the spearmint is spot on wrigleys spearmint gum and the flavor is good. the other two flavors not so much. i tried them as soon as i made them (shake and vape) and got no flavor at all. 3 days later the taste is super subtle. will the flavor get better after steeping longer or should i add more flavor concentrate? some concentrates stronger than others? does anyone have tipd for a new mixer? any good recipes or places to get flavor concentrates?? plz help. i been using myfreedomsmokes. com to buy my flavors so far
     
  2. Letitia

    Letitia Nano Junkie

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Are these one shot concentrates? When you list flavors please tell us brands. For example I like using Cap sweet tangerine, Cap=Capella brand. I also particularly like FW blood orange, FW=Flavor West.
    Some need a longer steep, some are snv, shake and vape. What you can do is put those testers up for a steep and mix 10ml testers at a higher percentage, maybe 15%.
     
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  3. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    If you'll browse several pages of discussions on the DIY Eliquid forum, you'll see many containing tips, recommendations for where to buy DIY supplies, ones containing recipes, etc. There is an abundance of the info. you seek. There's 1 discussion in particular that is loaded with recipes. It's the "Recipes for Dummies" thread.

    About the mixes you've made so far - I personally don't make just single flavor eliquids. Most eliquids (store bought ones & DIY ones) require using a variety of flavoring types (ie. primary ones, secondary or blender ones, and accents, sweeteners, etc.). It's made using a recipe (like for cooking or baking anything)...and it takes a variety of different types of ingredients to make it. For example: Even a simple tuna salad sandwich isn't made with just tuna fish and bread. Most people will use mayonnaise, maybe some pickle relish, some chopped up hard-boiled egg, or chopped up celery, a little salt and/or pepper etc., too.

    Edited to add: IF you went to the Deli section of a grocery store though, and bought already made tuna salad (which includes the ingredients above)...all you'd have to do is spread it on some bread, maybe add a little lettuce, and eat it. That deli tuna salad is comparable to the type of flavorings below, that some vendors sell. They will identify them as being ready-to-use, already blended/mixed flavorings that you add to your PG, VG, and nic base.

    There ARE some types of flavorings that ARE ready-to-use singly to make eliquids when you DIY. That's because they already contain the mixture of flavoring types needed to achieve a specific taste or flavor you want. So all you do is add a certain % of it...to your own PG, VG, and nic base.
     
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  4. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Arizona
    Yes, the brand of flavor makes a huge difference on percentage needed.
     
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  5. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Might like to read the following compilations:
    These will give you a good idea how to DIY.
    https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/blogs/dannyv45.130984/
    diy_beginners_guide - DIY_eJuice
    http://www.thevaperstable.com/diy/
    http://www.ejuicemakers.com/help/
    Getting Started: DIY 101 – Mixing Your Own eLiquid
    http://diyordievaping.com/category/latestnews/beginnertips/
    A Beginner's Guide To Making The Most Highly-Rated Recipes by Scottes777 • r/electronic_cigarette
    https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/blog-entry/what-you-need-to-know-as-as-far-as-supplies-and-safety-for-the-first-time-juicer.5096/
     
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