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Need percentage recommendations for TFA/TPA Menthol

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  1. ShaneR42

    ShaneR42 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2016
    Every now and then I get a craving for a menthol/tobacco vape (I only vape tobaccos). Now is one of those times. That said, I added TFA/TPA Menthol to my most recent order, but not really sure of a good percentage as I've never used it.

    So, if you've gone after that "menthol cigarette" feel, mind chiming in with a percentage for this particular flavour?
     
  2. jandrew

    jandrew Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    Winnipeg
    Well, it'll depend on your level of menthol enjoyment. I find that one drop of TFA menthol in 10ml of unflavored is plenty. For a percentage recommendation I'd say perhaps 0.25% to 0.5% to start with and adjust from there.
     
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  3. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    All I know is that menthol can be extremely strong, and it’s a very cheap flavor so it often is.

    You can always put more in but you can’t take it out again. Also flavor preferences change radically individual by individual. I would personally go by adding very small amounts and testing it repetitively. It becomes a question of what you in particular like, and that is a question only you can answer.
     
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  4. ShaneR42

    ShaneR42 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2016
    Thanks, guys. I was leaning towards 0.5-1% based on what I found researching....So, think I'll start at 0.5 and go from there.
     
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  5. greek mule

    greek mule Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2018
    Athens,Greece
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  6. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2015
    My Mountain
    I have a recipe that calls for 6% TFA, so it's all a matter of personal preference..

    But make a small tester with .5%, then another with 1%, another at 2%, and go up from there (3, 6) and after a two week steep see what level you prefer..
     
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  7. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    Hi Shane,
    I suggest .25%-.5% to start.
    Which tobacco are you using as your base?
    If the tobacco mix needs to age for best flavor, you may want to mix two batches. One containing menthol from day one and the other with menthol added after the base has aged.
    You may also want to consider adding a mint type flavor for a more rounded menthol and/or a cooling agent to enhance the mouthfeel.

    HTH
    I

    @SP013 might have some insight.
     
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  8. ShaneR42

    ShaneR42 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2016
    Thanks for the suggestions, folks. :thumb:

    Mixed at 1% with "Sweet Brightleaf" from Stixx Mixx (a "plain" tobacco, to my taste, that I like to have mixed up and on hand), and the 1% seems to be about where I'd want it.
     
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  9. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2018
    New Zealand
    With my first ever diy mix, I used TFA Menthol.....

    at 10% ;)

    it was a tad MINTY :lol:

    I'm good at learning lessons the hard way :facepalm:
     
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  10. jandrew

    jandrew Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    Winnipeg
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  11. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    For me 2% standalone is the perfect menthol vape at 60 vg. :)
     
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  12. f1vefour

    f1vefour Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2013
    Pensacola
    I go 3% for MTL and about 1% for DL, it certainly matters how you vape as with more power (vapor) comes more flavor.
     
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  13. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2018
    New Zealand
    Once frost-bitten twice shy, I used 0.5% in an ice cream mix from then on ;)
     
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