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Need help changing my nic level

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by MsGoddess2U, Jan 11, 2015.

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  1. MsGoddess2U

    MsGoddess2U Senior Member

    Nov 16, 2014
    Salem, Oregon
    K....so I bought my base premixed with my desired nic level, not realizing that the nic level would be reduced but, when it was pointed out to me, I figured I wouldn't mind a reduced nic level....now that I've tried it, I am not happy. I have this big bottle now of base and I need to salvage it. I can't afford to just throw it away and start over. I am getting ready to order 100 mg nicotine cuz I figure it's a good even number to work with; however, I'm not sure how to go about mixing it in, to get the correct nic level in my juice. I've installed multiple calculators on my tablet but either they don't perform this type of calculating or I'm not finding the function. Can anyone help me with a mathematical formula or perhaps direct me to a calculator that will perform such a function?

    I'm working with a 50/50 18mg base that I ordered from Mt Baker
     
  2. Boletus

    Boletus Super Member ECF Veteran

  3. MsGoddess2U

    MsGoddess2U Senior Member

    Nov 16, 2014
    Salem, Oregon
    I need to brush up on my math but I'm pretty sure I can handle it, as long as it doesn't include logarithmic functions...my target nic level is the 18mg that I ordered my base in...
     
  4. Boletus

    Boletus Super Member ECF Veteran

    OK, but the other variable is the amount of flavoring; that will vary with different recipes of course. Use both the mixing equation and that online calculator; with the online calculator you could add the flavorings as 0 mg juice. The mixing equation does not involve anything more than basic arithmetic, but understanding algebraic notation is required. If it leaves you with any questions, please do let me know, since I want to make it as user friendly as possible.
     
  5. MsGoddess2U

    MsGoddess2U Senior Member

    Nov 16, 2014
    Salem, Oregon
    That calculator takes a little work, with entering different values until you hit your target, but it DOES work good thank you! I hadn't realized though that this would throw off my PG/VG ratio. It comes to almost a 60/40 (59.25/40.75) and I already know that I don't like that much PG. Should I order a bottle of VG too?
     
  6. MsGoddess2U

    MsGoddess2U Senior Member

    Nov 16, 2014
    Salem, Oregon
    So...played around a bit and this is what I came up with.

    Well...damn...I can't get the pic to post
     
  7. Boletus

    Boletus Super Member ECF Veteran

    If you want to be as close to 50/50, yes. Do note that in DIY, some of us include the carrier liquids of flavoring when calculating PG/VG ratios, but I suspect many juice vendors do not. Most flavorings are in PG, but VG and/or PGA are sometimes used.
     
  8. Boletus

    Boletus Super Member ECF Veteran

  9. MsGoddess2U

    MsGoddess2U Senior Member

    Nov 16, 2014
    Salem, Oregon
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    It turned out to be an issue with my paste function on my tablet. This was what I came up with....definitely going to have to order PG also.
     
  10. Boletus

    Boletus Super Member ECF Veteran

    Some places will let you get the 100 mg/ml nic at different PG/VG ratios. So maybe you could get the 100 mg/ml base in something like 30PG/70VG, which would to some extent make up for the PG in the flavorings.

    Actually, scratch that; even if you get your nic in 100% VG, you will still need a bit more Vg to compensate for that flavor concentration.
     
  11. MsGoddess2U

    MsGoddess2U Senior Member

    Nov 16, 2014
    Salem, Oregon
    Yah...I'm just gonna start over. I ordered everything separately this time and now I'm just trying to ride it out, till it gets here
     
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