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Updated Starting % List

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by Vishousness, Apr 30, 2019.

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  1. Vishousness

    Vishousness Full Member

    Apr 12, 2019
    i apologize that is supposed to be a seperate sub section thanks for pointing that out
     
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  2. Fidola13

    Fidola13 Prepper Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2017
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    Thanks for putting so much time into this list with the notes as well!
     
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  3. Fidola13

    Fidola13 Prepper Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2017
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    I had ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA that was what the “B” was near peoples avatar. It never even crossed my mind to even press it. Thanks for sharing that info!!
     
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  4. Vishousness

    Vishousness Full Member

    Apr 12, 2019
    yea i had no idea either and thanks i hope the list was useful
     
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  5. Skeebo

    Skeebo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2014
    I am new to DIY and just started my SFTs. I made the mistake of starting my first batches at 6% but luckily it was only about 10 different flavors. In terms of being a newbie in all this, what would be a good starting percentage to start from? I am beginning to understand that different flavor vendors have different strengths in regard to particular flavors. Would 3% be okay to start at across the board, or should I perhaps go lower?
     
  6. ShowMeTwice

    ShowMeTwice PlusOnceMore ECF Veteran

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    I think you are doing great! :)

    With each flavor I'll take 5-6 10ml bottles and I always start real low and go up.
    Say 1%, 3%, 6% on up (which way I test depends on what company as some I just do in drops).

    And like you said flavors from different vendors vary in strength (even within their own lines). TFA vs CAP vs FW vs FA vs INW vs FLV (and all the others).

    With the Flavorah flavors I do those in drops just because their flavors are ultra concentrated (super strong) ---> again I'll take 5-6 10ml bottles: #1 = 1 drop; #2 = 3 drops all the way to bottle #5. I do similar with INW and FA.

    I just like to start as low as possible so I know what a flavor is like and then I take each flavor to the "tipping" point or where it no longer tastes like what is supposed to. I make detailed notes at each level of a flavor cause those notes come in handy when developing a recipe. Also I never use nic when I test flavors - just base + flavor.

    When SFT I only do one flavor at a time and usually just one a day. I've found that works best for me. YMMV

    I switch to vaping unflavored a day before SFT just to "clear out" my taste buds. Again, just works best for me.

    I would say through trial and error figure out what process works best for you cause in the end it's you who matters the most! ;)
    You are already well on your way!!!
     
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  7. Skeebo

    Skeebo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2014
    Awesome, thanks so much for the reply!! When you do your sfts without the nicotine does this speed up the steeping time at all?
     
  8. ShowMeTwice

    ShowMeTwice PlusOnceMore ECF Veteran

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    You're very welcome! I'm happy to help. :)

    Minus nic does not speed up steeping time.

    Some things can be tested in a couple days (like some fruits by some companies) and others I just let sit for 2-3-4 weeks. For bakery stuff, vanillas, creams I let sit 3-4 weeks shaking the bottles everyday (I know folks who don't wait that long). All depends on company too.

    I maintain a notebook of what I whip up to test with the date, the flavor and % (or drops) and go from there. I also label each 10ml bottle to correspond. Ex: "5/13/19, Vanilla Bourbon FA, 1%" into the notebook and I label the bottle like "VB051319-1%" and I do that for each of the 5-6 bottles of that flavor (an entry for each bottle). I hope that makes sense.o_O

    If you ever make flavorless (VG/PG/nic) you don't need to steep that either IMO. It's really just the flavors. And obviously any recipe you make so that all the flavor molecules "gel" together into their final yummy taste.

    Sorry for the winded reply!

    I just had a thought that may help other folks looking to get into DIY. The whole subject of SFT would probably be a nice thread to start, and have, in the DIY sub for the whole community to offer their expertise. There may be one IDK.
     
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  9. Skeebo

    Skeebo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2014
    I didn't think it was winded at all, this is very helpful information to someone new to DIY like myself.

    Thanks so much!
     
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  10. ShowMeTwice

    ShowMeTwice PlusOnceMore ECF Veteran

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    @Skeebo - I don't know if you know this but @Marc411 created and maintains a very thorough PDF file with much DIY info, links to topics on ECF and to vendors. I'm going to try and paste the link to the posting with his most recent PDF. Here: DIY Getting started cheat sheet - good information gathered from ECF

    I think you will find that PDF very helpful as you delve deeper into DIY. If you have more questions just let me know and I'll do my best to help. Cheers bud!
     
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