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.

strawberry DIY smells like rubbing alcohol

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by quittin4mykids, May 30, 2011.

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. quittin4mykids

    quittin4mykids Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2011
    Jasper Texas
    Okay- I went to Tractor supply and bought PG (USP) I used to keep this stuff when I raised goats. Its for Keotosis.. LOL DUH moment.

    I got some glycerin at walmart (USP) and I had some of this stuff in my kitchen, I make custom cakes- LOL

    I got some TPA strawberry

    and have some nic juice that is 50/ml 50/50 pg/vg

    I plugged it all into the calculator to make 20ml at 80/20 with 12mg

    So I put in 4.8ml nic juice
    12.6 pg
    .6 vg
    and 2. strawberry

    I got it all in there and mixed it up and now when you take the cap off it smells like rubbing alcohol. no strawberry scent, just alcohol.

    what did I screw up?
     
  2. silkakc

    silkakc Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2010
    Canandaigua, NY
    There could be alcohol in your nic or flavorings. Take off the cap AND dripper tip and let it air out overnight. That makes my juices lose their alcohol taste most of the time.
     
  3. quittin4mykids

    quittin4mykids Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2011
    Jasper Texas
    Thank you :)

    I will do that- I smelled my nic, and my flavor- and my PG- the PG smells the most like it. and its a high concentrate of PG- (I prefer taste- dont care about vapor)

    wonder if I have to cut down on PG in my Diy?
     
  4. silkakc

    silkakc Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2010
    Canandaigua, NY
    Ohhh I don't know! I use all VG in my mixes because I like lotsa vapor:)


    Lori
     
  5. Switched

    Switched ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2010
    Dartmouth, NS Canada
    How old is your PG? It could be expired. There should be an expiration date on the bottle.
     
  6. Hoosier

    Hoosier Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    Indiana
    Switched is going the right way. I've never been able to smell anything like that from PG and I've gotten it from the same type of place you did.
     
  7. quittin4mykids

    quittin4mykids Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2011
    Jasper Texas
    Guess I need to take it back- OHHHHHH that ticks me off!!!! Glad I only made 20ml instead of a few oz!! Thanks y'all- I just wanted confermation on what I thought- I cant find an experation date- but the bottle is dusty....
     
  8. quittin4mykids

    quittin4mykids Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2011
    Jasper Texas
    okay- the tractor supply tag is the only one with a date- and its 10/09 not quite 2 years, but who knows howlong it was on the shelf before they put that tag on it. I wll exchange it today-


    Thanks y'all.
     
  9. Switched

    Switched ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2010
    Dartmouth, NS Canada
    That is why I like buying mine from a pharmacy, the bottle does have an expiration date on the label. PG is good for 2 years from date of mfr..
     
  10. quittin4mykids

    quittin4mykids Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2011
    Jasper Texas
    well, I took it to a differnt town- they had no problem exchanging it, and asked me just how I knew it was bad- So, I started out by saying "have you ever heard of an ecig?" well come to find out, he has a crappy mall one- and is on his way here to ECF to learn more and is going to get him a Riva!! :)

    yeah!! so, there was a reason I got crappy PG!! :) I had a mission! ;-)
     
  11. salemgold

    salemgold ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 5, 2010
    South Carolina
    This is good info :) I am headed to my tractor supply at some point this week to get mine and I will be sure to check the date :)
     
  12. salemgold

    salemgold ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 5, 2010
    South Carolina
    On second thought I do have a small town pharmacy near by and maybe I will have them order
    it for me :)
     
  13. Chime

    Chime Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 10, 2010
    Canada
    Just got mine and it says exp 2015, but yeah it's clearly labeled and I'll probably be through the 500 ml before then and need to drop another whole 10 bucks on it lol. Local pharmacies ftw for sure ;).
     
  14. leannebug

    leannebug Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2010
    the deep south
    I stopped by my tractor supply this week but they had to order it. Hopefully it will arrive fresh!

    Sent from my pod
     
  15. quittin4mykids

    quittin4mykids Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2011
    Jasper Texas
    Mine will be ordering it from now on for me- But I wanted it NOW!

    of course, a GALLON - dang- thats ALOT of vapin... LOL
     
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