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Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by FranC, May 27, 2018.

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  1. ceeceeisme

    ceeceeisme Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    The longer I do DIY the more I realize how widely varied peoples sense of taste can be and how completely different our likes and dislikes are. I got into DIY because finding commercial eliquid that I liked was so very hard and now I understand why. It always makes me wonder how people make do with stuff they can buy off the shelf.
     
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  2. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well,maybe but that doesn't matter a whole bunch to me. I just want to test them for flavor and sweetness level. I'm not a dripper and never will be. I've tried many times over the years.
     
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  3. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yes I agree. The "taste" thing reminds me of a long forgotten vendor coffee. It smelled heavenly but I just about gagged when I went to vape it. I promptly sent it to a friend with a warning. Nope,she didn't love it either...............but it confirmed my opinion of it.
     
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  4. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    Metal mesh attys don't really work well for me in terms of flavor testing, either. I like a dripper with the same rayon or cotton I use in my ADV atty. Even the IGO-L with a silica wick doesn't accurately portray the flavor I get in a regular atty. You do need something for a wick that won't burn with a dripper. It's possible to flavor test with a Rayon wick in an IGO-L, but you have to make sure there's enough juice for a hit or two without running dry.

    I'm watching to see what others suggest.
     
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  5. dc99

    dc99 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2014
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    I use cap sugar cookie in some of my cheesecake recipes instead of graham
     
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  6. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Have tried that, but need to lower the sugar cookie, touch too sweet at 3%. Have a biscotto-almond-butter pecan steeping. Honestly I don't miss the crust note in a cheesecake mix, just have gotten stubborn about it now.
     
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  7. hittman

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    I definitely agree. I found seven single flavor testers in my cabinet this morning from 6-21. I decided to try the VT strawberry custard. I have always liked strong flavors and had mixed this one at 10%. In the enthion the flavor is incredible and very strong. I do like it but it's too strong in that one. I grabbed my ammit rda clone and tried it in that one. In this one I could do 8-10%. In the enthion it could be more like 4-6%. I had almost forgotten that I ordered two times getting VT flavors to try. There's a second bag of single flavor testers that could be tried at any time also. This steeping thing is going quicker than I thought it would. I've already got ten days today on the two HS tobacco single flavor testers.
     
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  8. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    See it's not bad:)
     
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  9. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    My flavor testers are mixed with low %. Should be fine. Of course I'll already have all my currant ones tasted long before I get the RDA.
     
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  10. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    This is a strange one. More a boozy thing and not much a baccy. It has promise so it's going back to steep.
     
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  11. hittman

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    I went downstairs and dug out my cap blueberry to try with the vt blueberry milkshake and also grabbed a couple others like biscuit and smooth that I want to try adding in small amounts in some recipes.
     
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  12. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Good luck:)
     
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  13. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The boozy one and 2 tobacco blends all have a nice low sweetness level and all are potential winners. The last being a Peanut Butter Baccy.
    This one I'm not caring that much for yet
    Smoky Smoked Plum
    INW Smoked Plum .5%
    2 drops DNB
    INW Plum 3%
    HA Ry3 5%

    The plum completely overrun the baccy and it's a tad much sweet. Also not caring that much for the plum taste. All this could steep out so we'll see.
     
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  14. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    This one is too sweet even though I added a bit of plain cheesecake. Could just need steeping.
    Raison Rum Mix
    3 drops FLV Raisin Rum
    TFA Vanilla Bourbon 1%
    TFA Graham/Cheesecake 2%
    TFA Graham Clear 1%
    HA Ry3 5%
    (Added small amount of cheesecake just for me)

    There is no reason for this to be sweet so I just chalk it up to needs steeping.

    Last mix is my latest version of Fruit and Basil. Sweetness level getting better and the touch of lemon did add some brightness.
     
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  15. jkbobell

    jkbobell Full Member

    Jul 2, 2018
    I'm new to the mixing and have a few questions. I have a couple of premixes that I like so I bought a few flavors at bull city to at least get it into the same basic flavors. I made a very small mix, 10ml, and it was not all that great. I used low percentages but it was harsh and bitter.

    The mix was 3% dragon fruit and 1% mango at 80/20 3% nicotine. I let it steep for a week.

    I have some more flavors to be delivered today and was wondering what could be possibly going on that it's so harsh and bitter?

    I'm going to try and do a real simple mix today, probably cantaloupe, honeydew and cucumber. The premix that I like says it's honeydew and cucumber so I'm trying to at least get it close or maybe something I like better.

    Any suggestions? I searched at e-liquids-recipies and really didn't come up with with much searching of "melon"
     
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  16. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    What tank and pv are you using and at what power level?
     
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  17. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Please post the brands of the flavors you are asking about, makes a huge difference.
     
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  18. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Also are you using high VG for a reason? Sensitive to PG? PG is the best flavor Carrier. VG requires more steeping.
     
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  19. jkbobell

    jkbobell Full Member

    Jul 2, 2018
    I'm using the augvape intake and also receiving the zeus dual rta today also. Right now I'm using a clapton spaced coil at .55 and 35 watts. But that's a whole new thing I'm trying to figure out with different coils and whatnot. It seems that a clapton spaced or straight coil spaced seems to work better to me anyways. I bought a bottle of premix yesterday and no matter what wattage it couldn't get it to work cause of the spitting and having a mouth full of juice. It was a 70/30.

    Sorry, didn't mean to be all over the place but I'm still new to this but am slowly getting the hang and balance of all of this.

    The brands of flavors are TFA.
     
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  20. hittman

    hittman ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I’ve got the intake rta. I’m running a 26/32 Clapton stainless steel coil at .43 ohms and I like it at around 27 watts with the airflow open. You could be getting spit back if you don’t have enough cotton and the deck is flooded.
     
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