Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by FranC, May 27, 2018.
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^ Shoulda quoted @gpjoe
Had my first diy eureka moment
I've been trying to make a mint vanilla ice cream - all my testers were either too mentholly or just weren't quite right.
Read up on some flavour reviews - saw one that said tfa vanilla swirl tastes like soft serve, so I used that instead of tfa van bean ice cream. Also overdid the marshmallow and I got the taste I was after
Ordering some tfa creme de menthe for the next batch (thank you @PJReid )
Mint Ice Cream
Tfa Vanilla Swirl 5%
Tfa Whipped Cream 5%
Tfa Marshmallow 4%
10% Menthol 0.25%
Sweetener 1% (optional - I'm used to store ejuice)
Its a sweet creamy mix ideal for beginners (like me) - who like mint but want some ooomph
Good for you Enjoy.
@PJReid What size testers do you normally mix and how long do you keep them?
I mix 5 to 10 ml depending out whether or not I will want to steep, test, then steep and test several more times. So far, I have kept them all but I will probably toss quite a few as I pack up my gear for my move. I will take with me the ones, like VTA Blood Orange Champagne, that need to steep before a final test. I will only keep the testers as long as necessary to make good notes after a steep.
Ok,pretty much what I thought
@FranC - I noticed in going back over my notes doc that I neglected to state on some the % used in the test. I think that it is important to note that. Guess I have some work to do before I toss the testers.
WOOHOO! Vape mail began arriving today.
I'm impressed. 3 orders placed the evening of July 3rd (BCF, NR, NG). Two delivered today (BCF, NR). (Sorry, NR; you came in third.) Considering the orders were placed Tuesday after hours on a holiday eve, and at the mercy of USPS, both the vendors and the Post Office have exceeded my expectations!
Now that I am looking at the boxes; I am beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed. I now realize my stash is going to need major reorganization!
So, here's my question:
How can I label my concentrate tops, so that the labels can be seen from the top? I have bottles ranging in size of 10, 15, and 30mL. The cap shapes range from small flat caps on the 8 & 10mL vials, to the conical caps that are common on the 10-30mL dripper bottles.
I've got an idea, but I wanted to see if anyone else has already figured it out, and I can stop re-inventing the wheel.
My son-in-law is shipping a car from Virginia to Seattle. My husband suggested that instead of shipping my mixing gear, I put it in the car that is being shipped. I worry about heat, etc. but thought I would ask for opinions here. I know you all have opinions. Shipping this stuff Priority Mail is going to be expensive but worth it not to ruin anything. Thoughts?
Is the car shipping by weight or by just the car ?
I long time ago I saw someone do this.....
They used tiny round sticky dots and numbered them, and a spreadsheet to look up the number for each flavour.
I agree about the heat. Especially for nic and flavors. Those I would mail. Anything else DIY should be fine as long as its well packed.
Good question. I will ask him. My stuff won't weigh much compared to a 3000lb car, so it would probably be okay BUT is it safe for my flavors, etc?
Seem it would get as hot shipping USPS. You could use cold packs in freezer bags shipping in the car.
Yes, I thought about that. I have some from Amazon Fresh deliveries so it might be better than USPS. We shall see.
For the tiny tops color coding should work. Maybe on each cap one color for brand, second for type (cream-fruit-custard-ect), third for long/short steep-high/low percentage needed. Just create and print yourself a color wheel to reference.
I'm thinking out loud:
Heat is a definite "NO" for nic. I would aim for transporting in the coolest, fastest, manner.
Flavors are more heat tolerant than nic; but I would still want to minimize exposure. If you are repacking anyway (not taking your train(?) cases), and depending on how much room is available in the car (trunk/passenger compartment), using an cooler/ice chest w/o ice, might be enough. I would think a quality cooler, out of direct sunlight, ought to provide some significant protection from excessive heat even without using ice.
For extra protection, and again depending on how much you want to take; using Styrofoam "perishable" containers (like they use to ship frozen meat & seafood cross country) inside a cooler might add an extra layer of protection. I don't know if you have container stores close to you. You could also check with local grocery stores, or even butcher shops & fish merchants, and see if they might have throw-away insulated boxes they would be willing to give/sell you.
How long will the car be enroute and can the products stay in the air conditioning if being manually delivered?
How long will it take to ship the car? How is it being shipped? Truck? Train?
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