The costs of running this huge site are paid for by ads. Please consider registering and becoming a Supporting Member for an ad-free experience. Thanks, ECF team.

Menthol help

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by Kaedinsdad, Dec 31, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Image has been removed.
URL has been removed.
Email address has been removed.
Media has been removed.
  1. Kaedinsdad

    Kaedinsdad Full Member Verified Member

    Hey guys and gals,

    Im looking to make a menthol juice yet I'm kinda lost on menthol flavorings. Theres many vendors and many choices what is the preferred choice? Do I buy crystals and dilute or buy the ready to go stuff? Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Harlen

    Harlen Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2013
    Charlotte Nc
    To start use the ready made and add only 3-4 drops and try it you never want to over menthol
     
  3. Kaedinsdad

    Kaedinsdad Full Member Verified Member

    3-4 drops per how many ml?
    what vendor do u prefer or are they all the same?
     
  4. michaelsil1

    michaelsil1 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2013
    Los Angeles
    I like using the Crystals:

    http://www.ecigexpress.com/diy-e-liquid-flavors/e-liquid-ingredients/menthol-hot-cold-additives/menthol-crystals-select-size.html

    Here's the directions:



    Menthol crystals. Use sparingly as these menthol crystals are very strong. A little goes a long way! You may also make your own menthol drops by placing a few grams of crystals into an alcohol base such as ethanol (vodka).

    TIP: To dissolve, fill a container half way with VG or PG, then the other half with menthol crystals. Shake until dissolved. Heating the VG or PG first will speed up the process. Try starting out at 5% in your recipe of that solution that you made.
    .
    .
    .
     
  5. JohnnyDill

    JohnnyDill Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    Uranus
    .....With very little DIY experience, I found something easier for me. NicQuid sells a "Menthol Burst" liquid that is very concentrated. One to two drops per ml is enough to turn a regular tobacco into a menthol one. It adds no sweetness. Just menthol. :)
     
  6. pmuniz10920

    pmuniz10920 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 7, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    I like TFA menthol and koolada.
     
  7. Visus

    Visus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2013
    United States
    TFA One drop, ONe FREAKIN DROP and a small pip drop at that, give it a day and it will be menthol give it a week and its strong menthol. The menthol grows and grows until becoming un-vapeable..
     
  8. pmuniz10920

    pmuniz10920 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 7, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    I don't think it's that bad. It is similar to acetyl pyrazine in the fact that it should be cut to become more manageable.
     
  9. dannyv45

    dannyv45 ECF DIY E-Liquid Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 12, 2013
    New Jersey
    TFA for both koolata and menthol. Start very low and work up.
     
  10. Visus

    Visus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2013
    United States
    Its that strong, oh yes, it is.

    I have tested it many times with both mint and menthol they both take over the whole mix after a sit.. I was hoping koolada was not as strong as menthol/mint --bummer -- I have had so much menthol my lips peel and that was only 10 drops; when I 1st started diy I dropped it to 5 drops and made the way to one drop per 10-30ml.. Comes out perfect and no 3rd day holy cow this menthol is strong lol..
     
  11. dannyv45

    dannyv45 ECF DIY E-Liquid Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 12, 2013
    New Jersey
    Menthol is very strong so I would say use it by the drop. Koolata I use all the time and I actually use 3%.
     
  12. Aheadatime

    Aheadatime Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    USA
    I started out with Wizard Labs menthol which is 10% solution. TFA is 66% solution for those of you wondering, so I cut TFA to 10% but I've yet to taste test the two side by side. At a 10% solution, I usually add 2-3%. At the 66% solution, man its just way too strong for me.
     
  13. Kaedinsdad

    Kaedinsdad Full Member Verified Member

    wow thats for the help everyone:)
    I went ahead and got koolada and wiz menthol going to give both a try
     
  14. Visus

    Visus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2013
    United States
    If your a guy fist bump..
    If your a lady I send ya a virtual chocolate they say theres no difference between chocolate and love
    Man o man even at 1 drop it gets unvapeable after a steep --if I vape it in a week or so its fine but let it sit a month or two or more and its garbage..

    I think I will cut mint as well. With using one drop I thought it was okey dory now cut cut cut .02% of mix :2cool:.
     
  15. Aheadatime

    Aheadatime Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    USA
    You can't tell if I'm a girl or guy.. must be the hair? *fist bump*

    Yeah the 66% solution is ridiculous. First time I got it, I was under the impression it was the same as WL. Filled up the syringe, put it in my recipe at 3%, and then had to toss the syringe and the bottle. I cut pretty much anything that gets overbearing, but I do so in a fashion which I can reproduce next time around for consistency's sake. Alot of people say this flavor or that flavor is too much to work with, but that for me means an opportunity. If you cut it by 50% with PG and use it at .5%, it may work. If it does work, you just basically discovered a flavor thats permanently half priced :D
     
  16. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Fantasy Island
    I use the crystals like so many others but I mix mine 50/50 menthol crystals and Everclear. I have some mint flavored juices and I will fill up a atomizer and add 1 drop of Koolada and 2-3 drops of my crystal/Everclear to it and I find this very satisfying. I was a menthol smoker and still enjoy it from time to time. Of course I add this to other flavors too. Good luck to you. Let us know what you come up with. I love trying new things.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice