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  1. Pod_Vaper

    Pod_Vaper Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 30, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I'm thinking of diving in to DIY since regulations have me worried. I've window shopped and THINK I'll be going with NicotineRiver. But for flavors, there are so many choices! (This is great and sucks. lol)

    I know flavor is so subjective, but does there seem to be a leaning to one brand over another? I've been looking at Purilum, but I know TFA and CAP are mentioned a lot in recipes. Is any one brand "superior" to another or does it really depend on the flavor used? I prefer sweet, creamy, dessert flavors if that helps.

    Thanks for the help!
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  2. keelalagirl55

    keelalagirl55 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2011
    Honestly, it all depends. I only know of a handful of folks that are single brand flavorings only. Most I believe have a variety of brands. My suggestion....check out the recipes threads and find something that peaks your interest and start with those. OR, if you have a favorite commercial liquid, you could search for clones and try those.
    As with all things, these are my own thoughts and opinions. I'm sure there will be others along to add their own. ;)

    Other highly discussed brands: FlavourArt, Hangsen, Inawera, the list kinda goes on and on:laugh:
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  3. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    I tend to go with flavor West stuff myself but that’s purely because I can buy company direct in usable if somewhat large quantities for low prices. A company can easily have one flavor that is good and another flavor that isn’t, depending on personal taste.
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  4. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    There are a few things across the board like strength of some manufacturers over others, some all VG lines which can help for the PG sensitive, etc.

    But really it is totally subjective and there are flavors I love and hate out of all of them. Also, sometimes having a couple different flavors from different manufacturers can make things a bit complex and etc.

    Nicotine River is a good a place to start as any, they even have a few of their own proprietary flavors, if you are into the idea of a kit, well they have some.

    I would just buy flavors in tester size bottles first, when you can. It's cheaper if you hate something.

    For the love of all that is holy though, do not start with a Nic Rvier flavor named "joy". It is the exact opposite of that name actually.

    I hear there are a few witchy brewers who claim half a drop of it on the cusp of the full moon improves their flavors... IDK. But it's not good in much I will say that much.

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  5. smacuser

    smacuser Vapid Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 22, 2012
    Vape Augustine, FL
    I like dessert flavors, as well.

    Not that any vendor is better than another, but I prefer one that has lots of reviews and I usually will look at what is the bestselling flavor and for what reason.
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  6. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 25, 2014
    Metropolis Il.
    It takes a lot of trial, Most lines have both great and bad flavors, and many throughout are not one size fits all when it comes to how strong a flavor is, many use TFA, Cappella,F.W, to start with, but it is a deep hole if you get really into it, I have been mixing for years, and have over 500 flavors from 20 different company's It takes a lot of reading reviews and trial, you may also wan't to try some of the more popular one-shots out there to get a easier start to test the waters. also some flavors i.e (fruits) are good with out much steep time, and others (custards and tobacco's) take up to a month or more to Steep. Its not for everyone, but I really enjoy it as a hobby, When I get new flavors now, I recommend single flavor testing to figure out the nature of the flavor first. It can be as easy or complex as you wan't to make it. I suggest reading up as much as you can on it before placing the order, Nicotine River is a favorite, also I could recommend, Bull City Flavors, Ecigexpress, Liquid Barn, Wizard Labs, Vaperstec, All great places I have ordered from and they may have a few more reviews of Flavors, There are also a few Forums I would like to point you to but I don't think that ECF allows that.
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  7. smacuser

    smacuser Vapid Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 22, 2012
    Vape Augustine, FL

    You can, just can't use links to a particular one a lot of folks here use; E Liquid Recipes.

    Thanks to @Marc411

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  8. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 11, 2010
    between here and there
    I use Cap and PUR flavors a lot. Cap has a flavor called Lemon Meringue Pie that I hear is really good.(have not tried it yet myself) Go here and have a look and read reviews, then kind of look around and see what may interest you. I have linked version 1 but also look and read reviews on version 2. OR I think Nicotine River also has Cap flavorings, you can always look there also.

    Lemon Meringue Pie-Cap

    Good luck and let us know when you would like to start. Just come back and ask all the questions you may have.

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  9. denali_41

    denali_41 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    Over Der
    be prepared tho,there are going to be somew trash can flavors in your venture

    suggestion: if ya mix up a flavor you don't like,throw it in a bottle,just keep adding your yucks to it,eventually you'll have an incredible juice that you never be able to duplicate
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  10. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    Most who DIY will usually agree that when starting out with it, it's a good idea to first find several recipes that you'd like to make. Then buy the flavorings specifically for those recipes.

    Doing that actually serves these 2 purposes at least: 1) You'll have the necessary flavorings needed to make at least those several recipes right off the bat. 2) It'll keep you from buying all or mostly just the primary flavorings (main flavors) used in recipes...while getting few if any of the secondary or blender flavorings, nor accents, or sweeteners that most recipes take to make them.

    Quite a few newbies to DIY will pick out and buy a good-sized list of flavorings, simply because they sound good to them, or they like that food, or that flavor in candy, drinks, etc. (ie. strawberry, peach, banana, lemon, vanilla, chocolate, etc.). Then when they get them...they wonder, "OK, hmmm...what recipes can I make with these?" It would be similar to going to a grocery store and buying only a variety of meats. Then trying to figure out what stew, casserole, pot roast, etc. could be made with them...when they've got just meats, no veggies, no pasta, no spices, etc. to use with the meats. ;)
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  11. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 25, 2014
    Metropolis Il.
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  12. sebastianbach

    sebastianbach Full Member

    Oct 8, 2018
    Haven' t tried yet but heard a lot: mom&pop - calipitter chow.
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  13. smacuser

    smacuser Vapid Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 22, 2012
    Vape Augustine, FL
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  14. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    For me, it's all about your taste (with your percentages) and the recipe you use. Might like to read:
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