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Making my own flavor shots

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by gpjoe, Feb 6, 2018.

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  1. gpjoe

    gpjoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2013
    Motown
    OK, admittedly I am a n00b at DIY, though I have already discovered the simplicity of mixing by weight (had a scale on hand for reloading my ammo :)) and have found a few recipes that I will be vaping until my palate rejects them or I'm pushing daisies.

    My question is regarding making my own premixed flavor shots. Let's say I mix up just the flavors for a recipe and put it aside. When I want to mix the juice it would be simple to just add the pre-mixed flavors to my nic base in the desired percentage and shake.

    Really, I'm wondering if the resulting juice would be "pre-steeped" since the flavors would have been melding together for a while before being mixed into the base.

    Just musing here, as it really isn't hard to mix up a batch of juice from scratch, but I am intrigued at the idea of having a more mature juice that's as easy as a shake-n-vape.
     
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  2. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member

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    Don't know, haven't tried it, but I say why not, your theory could be correct, and either way, if you have your flavors out.... For what length of time, though? Because I could see the flavors equally "muddying" each other in a way that they might not with other ingredients, although I base that on... absolutely nothing. I'd say try a couple and see what happens, at best, you don't have to drag all your flavors out every time, at worst, you get an oversteeped juice if such a thing exists, which I'm not entirely sure that it does.

    Anna
     
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  3. gpjoe

    gpjoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2013
    Motown
    You bring up a good point. Being together for too long may be a detriment to the "freshness" of the flavors. I have no idea, but I'm sure the chemists working in the McDonald's and Burger King laboratories would.
     
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  4. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm going to say no, it's not going to be the same as pre-steeping for the simple fact there has been no time for the flavors to fully integrate with your eliquid base.. (i.e. your VG/pg and nicotine solution)

    However, if it's a more complex recipe you are allowing the flavors to fully integrate with one another which will likely be beneficial, but likely you will still need to add it at a higher percentage for SNV than you would if you your taking the time to steep it, based on the fact there is not time for integration with your base.
     
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  5. Letitia

    Letitia Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

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    I do some flavor shots and no they are not "steeped" just pre-blended. Steeping is the base and flavors settling in.
     
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  6. gpjoe

    gpjoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2013
    Motown
    Well, if that is the case, I'll just keep mixing from scratch, but in larger quantities.

    Thanks :)
     
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  7. Letitia

    Letitia Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

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    If you use lemon don't add in a large batch. They fade fairly quickly. Just pull 20-30 ml from your batch and add lemon as needed. Id I want lemon in a juice that needs a long steep I don't add the lemon until I'm about ready to vape the mix.
     
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  8. MsLoud

    MsLoud Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I tired this with my beloved Peanut Brittle. Made 4 40ml shot batches. There was a very noticeable difference from the first to the last - by the 3rd shot I knew there was a difference in taste and freshness - by the 4th - it was unvapeable.

    You see, I don't like my PB steeped. I like it fresh which means 30 to 40ml made weekly to keep it fresh for me. Those amounts can go around 7 days. I was hoping the shot would be the answer to. It needing to drag out everything and measure. It wasn't. Now, I just mark the bottle and add the flavors then top it off with VG/Nic.
     
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