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Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by kalojado, Jul 24, 2009.

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  1. kalojado

    kalojado Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 2, 2009
    Dayton, Ohio Area
    So, I am going to go and get some lorann flavors this weekend, but I wanted to try something in the meantime. I noticed my vanilla extract in my kitchen smells really good. I also noticed it has water, PG and a few other ingredients. I was wondering if anyone has tried vanilla extract from their kitchen, does it work, (if so, is it any good) and can it harm the atty? I wwanted to add it to my flavorless liquid I have now...
  2. Sun Vaporer

    Sun Vaporer Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2009
    kalojado--you have to add somemore PG or VG with it, but yes it works. As a matter of fact it is now the base used in all Johnson Creek juice as they got rid of the Tobacco Absolute and the Tobacoo essence and replaced it with vanilla extract. The high alcohol content of the real extract gives for a very dry hit though. .Many report good results with the immitation over the real vanilla extract

  3. kalojado

    kalojado Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 2, 2009
    Dayton, Ohio Area
    okay, glad i asked before i tried that :)
  4. Quitter

    Quitter Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2009
    Cleveland, OH
    So I have some Wilton's Clear Vanilla Extract. I mixed this with some Pure Glycerin I got from CVS. I diluted it with a bit of Vodka to thin the Glycerin out a bit. Any reason to be concerned about this ingredients list? The Clear Vanilla Extract lists water, ethyl alcohol,citric acid, artificial flavors and phosphoric acid. The Pure Glycerin lists only Glycerin 99.5% Anhydrous.

    This is a really cheap and tasty 0 nic juice and I'd love to know it's safe. Anybody good with chemistry would be great to weigh in!!

    I also bought some McCormicks Imitation Banana Extract which is awesome! It's ingredient list is water, alcohol,natural & artificial flavors and FD&C yellow 5. Any issues with this one?

  5. CZEdwards

    CZEdwards Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    Republic of Boulder
    Kalojado, I use my vanilla extract, but I use Penzey's double strength. It works pretty well, but I always end up mixing vanilla with something else anyway (vanilla mint, vanilla rose, vanilla coffee...) so the vanilla base (I think it's 12 mg/ml strength) mainly lends sweetness and a round flavor, the way vanilla should.

    Hm. Vanilla and cinnamon... that would be a snickerdoodle. Hm...
  6. rob_r

    rob_r Full Member

    Jun 29, 2009
    south-western ontario
    I use Wilton clear vanilla extract and glycerin daily - tastes fantastic :p
  7. Dankery

    Dankery Full Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    I just got some jaboma glycerin (I suppose it's vg cause it has plants on it) and some alcohol/based vanilla for like 3$ at cvs and it's workin, could use more vanilla I thing but it's vapin and I thing it tastes bette than the PG
  8. Kurt

    Kurt Quantum Vapyre ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2009
    Really late comment on this, but I would not vape phosphoric acid in any amount. Its a very corrosive acid. Its ok when they add it to sodas to preserve and give bite, but in a vaping scenario it will likely eat up the atty, and maybe the lungs too. Not sure why it is in a vanilla extract.

    There are plenty of safer van extracts out there. I found ethanol-based ones needed too much for a flavor, at least the organic Frontier brand ones I have. Whole foods sells an alcohol-free which is just vanilla and VG. While on its own it is also a bit weak, using it in place of unflavored VG in diluting is a great way to add a vanilla depth to lots of other flavored juices. I like making a caramel-vanilla that way. Lots of directions one could go with this...and have! :D
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