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Using Citric Acid in DIY

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by ChelsB, Dec 9, 2017.

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  1. Whiplash

    Whiplash Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2013
    Idaho
    Sorry, I know nothing about nic salts. I'm content with my juice. The only reason I use CA is for flavor enhancement.
    Was the salt supposed to dissolve and go into solution with the CA and nic base?
     
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  2. IDJoel

    IDJoel Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    Truth be told; that is all used as a cleaner. :D

    I only made one attempt at using it in e-liquid and the results were not what I was hoping for (severe coil gunking). I will be first to admit, I had no clue as to what I was supposed to be doing, so I blame myself... and not the CA! If I ever find a more definitive "how to," then I would give it another try.
     
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  3. Whiplash

    Whiplash Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2013
    Idaho
    I can't answer to the coil gunking; I may be more tolerant than others.
    If you want to give it a try again, I'v been using a 10% solution (1 gram : 10ml PG). A little heat helps dissolve the CA.
    Add 1 or 2% of this to your DIY. It works well for me.
     
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  4. kas122461

    kas122461 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2013
    Indiana, USA
    The way you are using it is what I was remembering from several years ago. It had nothing to do with Nic salts. I have never tried it but always wanted to. I am going to save your recommendation's for later so I can find it when I get some. :)

    KAS
     
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  5. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 11, 2010
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    I think at first that was the idea, but now that one can DIY their preferences, I would think that any way you can get it in is ok. The salts are suppose to interact with the freebase nicotine and give a more defined delivery of nic to your system while also allowing for a smoother hit. At least that is my partial understanding. finding out it is also a flavor preserver can only enhance the longevity of your ejuice.

    :)
     
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  6. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 11, 2010
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    I am using the same formula except using dw. And my initial try was at 20%(1 part CA to 5 parts dw) as suggested by Vermont Vapor. And then further diluted down to a mixable solution. This is because my nic base is 100%vg and I use DW to dilute no nic vg to a more user friendly consistency. But this last bottle I just mixed, I made your solution so I could try it that way. I don't think how it gets in there will alter anything in any way.
    just my two pennies.

    :)
     
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  7. pwmeek

    pwmeek Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 8, 2011
    SE Michigan
    If you can trust the Liggett researchers (cited above), the nic salts vs. the freebase nicotine boils down to slower absorption in the salts form. I would think that this is exactly the opposite effect to what is desired by vapers who are using vaping to stay off the smokies. Faster absorption is closer to the effect of smoking.
     
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  8. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sorry pwmeek, that is not and was not my experience. I got a head rush like I did when I first starting smoking. And I felt like I did when I first started smoking. I decided I did not like to feel that way, so I am only using it in one tank and hitting it maybe 1 or 2 times a day. I continue to vape my freebase nic in my other tanks and do not get the same reaction.
    :)
     
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  9. ChelsB

    ChelsB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 12, 2016
    California
    My CA is arriving tomorrow! Can't wait to try it!
     
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  10. ChelsB

    ChelsB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 12, 2016
    California
    I have a 2 lb bag of citric acid in hand and I’m about to mix with it!
    Since I failed to buy a pH pen, I’ll start with 1 drop of CA/PG per 10ml of ejuice
     
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  11. ChelsB

    ChelsB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 12, 2016
    California
    I just realized I failed to purchase a pH pen. Is it absolutely necessary? I’m using 100 mg VG nic.
     
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  12. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Queue the Horns. da ta DA!

    Let the Cleaning Commence !!!

    [​IMG]

    LOL
     
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  13. mikepetro

    mikepetro Vape Geek Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    "necessary", probably not, but I dont know how to get repeatable results otherwise, unless you are using the exact same recipe every time and only changing the acid variable as you experiment.
     
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  14. ChelsB

    ChelsB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 12, 2016
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    Just wanted to be sure it’s not dangerous doing without. I’m going to order one today
     
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  15. ChelsB

    ChelsB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 12, 2016
    California
    I’m already using it for my damn cloudy glasses, per your suggestion. It can even be used in laundry! I love multi use products!
    Here’s what I ended up with
    [​IMG]
     
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  16. mikepetro

    mikepetro Vape Geek Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I use to clean my espresso machine stuff. In fact, thats why I already had some in the house before I ever dreamed of putting it in ejuice.
     
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  17. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    And the Doubly Cool thing about is your Not Pouring something Toxic down the Drain.

    I don't like use Some of those Hard Water Cleaners like Lime-a-Way or CLR unless I really have to.
     
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  18. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 11, 2010
    between here and there
    Let us know how it turns out.

    :)
     
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  19. ChelsB

    ChelsB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 12, 2016
    California
    I most certainly will!
     
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