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LorAnn's Strength-O-Meter

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by the88thcrazy, Apr 10, 2009.

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  1. the88thcrazy

    the88thcrazy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    upon making my first few batches of e-liquid this week, i've read about several flavors being insanely strong to inhale, while others remain relatively weak. So i've made this chart for all to add to, and use. i can only add about 5 flavors, but i'd be more than willing to add other people's feedback :D here we go...

    Update 1 - now with other people's opinions! yay! (* indicates opinions of other users)

    Insanely strong (use 5-10% per batch)

    Pretty damn strong (10-15%)
    -Chocolate Hazelnut
    -Butter Rum*
    -English Toffee*

    Just right (15-20%)
    -Tutti Fruity
    -Mint Chocolate Chip
    -Pralines and cream*
    -Root Beer*
    -Pina Colada*

    Relatively weak (20-25%)

    Very weak (25-30%)
    -Cheesecake (but extremely tastey)

    Post your experience with various LorAnn's here, and i'll add it to this chart for as long as i can.
  2. Malicedoll

    Malicedoll Moved On

    Mar 29, 2009
    cherry is pretty damn strong.. doesn;'t take much at all..
  3. Skad

    Skad Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 29, 2009
    Biloxi, MS
    English Toffee and Butter Rum are both pretty strong.
  4. melissa

    melissa Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Key lime is very strong so is peppermint
  5. katink

    katink Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2008
    the Netherlands
    I like this idea the88thcrazy! I'm not sure if this will show to be quite subjective, just like the tastes in themselves - but I hope this won't be the case, so this 'meter' will show to be pretty usable for all.
    And if it is, then perhaps likewise 'meters' for the other brands, like Fairy's, or Bickfords... nice idea! :)
  6. Walrus

    Walrus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 3, 2009
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Coffee is insanely strong.
  7. KreeL

    KreeL Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2009
    West Texas
    I tried the butter rum - it's very tasty and quite strong.
  8. vaporize me

    vaporize me Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    West Chester, PA USA
    Walrus, I have heard that the coffee has oil and or coloring in it and from what I understand it is to be avoided. Are you having any atomizer issues with it? I had ordered the Lorann coffee, along with other questionable flavors, but I set it aside until further notice.

    Never mind walrus...TW's chart confuses me.
  9. fiddler

    fiddler Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 21, 2008
    New York City
    Relatively weak - Blackberry, Cranberry
    Just Right - Pralines and cream, Root beer
    Pretty damn strong - Key lime

    More coming...
  10. badmonkey

    badmonkey Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 25, 2009
    I haven't tried many, but I'd say:

    Strong: Wintergreen Flavor
    Fairly Strong: Cherry, Rootbeer, Strawberry
    Just Right: Pina Colada, Watermelon
  11. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
    Key lime is insanely strong.

    Apple and coconut are very weak (the coconut smells lovely but tastes weak).
  12. lewnworx

    lewnworx Full Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    My $0.02 and a word of caution:

    In addition to filtering the list of Lorann's for the ones that have oils, based off what I've read here, I found another potential concern on some of them:

    Several of the Lorann's flavors have an additional warning on the side of the bottle:

    "Avoid contact with mucous membranes"

    Now, dunno about your folks but I consider my lungs to be pretty much well into the mucous membranes category.

    Flavors I noticed that had this warning were:

    Cinnamon extract

    Of the ones they had at the local hobby lobby, I only found these that both DIDN'T have oils listed (i.e. PG, Flavoring & Alcohol only) and DID NOT have the "Avoid contact with mucous membranes" on the label:

    Orange, Strawberry and Grape (which I bought)

    And a couple others that I didn't.

    Just a FYI. Dunno if it has a bearing or not, but I'd rather play safe than sorry.
  13. ROB26

    ROB26 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2009
    Fort Worth TX
    lewnworx, thanks for the heads up, I'm with you, I think I'll stay away from the ones labeled "avoid contact with Mucus membranes", just to be safe...I ordered a bunch of flavors today, unfortunately, one of them was Cinnamon :(. I'm also wondering if they are referring to the nostrils, as those flavors seem to be ones that could really burn the nose, throat etc. Anyhow, I'll let everyone know how I like my new flavors. I picked up my first 2 bottles at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, along with some Wilton Glycerine. I've been mixing the English Toffee flavoring with Coffee and Cappucino...pretty good stuff! It's all that I've vaped since I got the stuff! I can't wait to start mixing up some new concoctions!

    Anyone know how long it generally takes to receive an order?
  14. Starlight

    Starlight Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2009
    Maybe I'm being thick or blind but I can't see the warning about mucous membranes anywhere on any of my bottles from the Lorann "Super Strength Flavors (Candy Oils)" section.

    Apart from which, they're food flavourings, so when eaten all of them would come in contact with mouths - which are, I believe, mucous membranes.

    I may be wrong but the Lorann flavourings that are recommended for use for vaping are from the "Super Strength Flavors (Candy Oils)" in the "Gourmet" section, not from other areas of the site? Are you sure you're buying the right ones and not ones for aromatherapy or fragrance?
  15. MaxPower

    MaxPower Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 7, 2009
    Richmond, VA
    I'm gettin ready to start makin my own liquid and I thought I'd bump this up to see if there were any additions to the list.

    Also, are the bickford flavors relatively the same in strength?
  16. chief druid

    chief druid Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2009
    north wales U.K.
    just bought caramel and strawberry-kiwi ... only had time to mess with the caramel so far with the rich tobacco ecopure as a base .... i'm my opinion ... i'd say its a bit on the weak side ... smells luuuuurvley though ...
  17. crm114

    crm114 Full Member

    Mar 10, 2009
    Kingston Wa
    just an FYI Cinnamon oil can cause burns to skin if in strong enough concentration
  18. Zben504

    Zben504 Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Someone should sticky this.
  19. Elle

    Elle Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    i've tried the prailines and cream, also the marshmallow; both of which i'd say are "just right" flavor wise, the prailines being the stronger of the two.

    on the way i have cotton candy, cinnamon ROLL, cheesecake, champagne, and blueberry- i'll update when they get here :)
  20. seminolewind

    seminolewind Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Corydon Indiana
    "Avoid contact with mucous membranes". That's straight up flavoring, and because it will burn on sensitive skin. Diluted into a vape juice, probably not a problem, but with cinnamon, some candy is hot and burns, so I would be careful with it.
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