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What causes throat hit?

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by J_Data, Jun 20, 2009.

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  1. J_Data

    J_Data Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 3, 2009
    Tucson, Arizona
    Hello everyone.

    I have been fiddling around with DIY liquid and have had some good luck making stuff I like, but the throat hit seemed to be light to null in most of my tasty vapor treats. I am using mainly PG/food grade glycerin as the base then water based flavor from liquidxpress.

    I got my order from Lorann today and decided to test out a drop of the carmel and a drop of the honey with what was left of my Mr. Bean flavored liquid and It kicked up the throat hit a good 30% in looking at the ingrediants the only thing added is the flavor and a bit of water. has anyone broken this down or figured out what type of flavors or other juice additives could be causing the throat hit?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    Two things from my experience: 1. manual switch where you can heat up the atomizer more and get warmer vapor; 2. higher nicotine content.
  3. happily

    happily Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2009
    anchorage, ak
    what wv2win pg will produce more throat hit and vg will kill the throat hit but make nice lose the glycerine

    there is also a link around here somewhere about things other people have added to increase throat hit
  4. J_Data

    J_Data Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 3, 2009
    Tucson, Arizona
    Thanks for the tips, tho I hope there is a way to do it without the nic content. I have found that my cravings are more than satisfied with under 3 mg. and am hoping to get down to vaping 0. Not that I wont ever use Nicotine, but I hate feeling like a slave to the addiction. I have been a nicotine addict for over 15 years now and the idea of not needing a fix is very appealing.

    I long for the days when I can just vape 0 mg because I enjoy it and add in the nicotine as a special treat. :p
  5. J_Data

    J_Data Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 3, 2009
    Tucson, Arizona

    Thank you for the reply. I tried searching around, but couldn't find anything pointed. I suppose search term "more throat hit" might help :) In any case I may be using to much of the glycerin. I enjoy the thicker vapor I get from it, but I have been using about 30% Ill try to take that down to 15% and gauge the results.

    Thanks again!
  6. breakfastchef

    breakfastchef Moved On

    Feb 12, 2009
    I am sure there are certain flavors that contain chemicals in the extract that would provide enhanced throat hit. I would expect cinnamon or spearmint to have more throat hit than banana and grass clippings. Acids like lemon juice or high proof alcohols may also enhance throat hit. It is all about experimenting and sharing our successes.
  7. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
  8. scintar

    scintar Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2009
    Pinellas Park FL
    Some say that the PH level in the liquid affects the throat irritation (really what it is) Try adding somthing like a citric acid solution mabe even lemon.
    Have fun!
  9. GreySaber

    GreySaber Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2009
    Savannah, Ga
    I can tell you right out that you can get massive throat hit from lower nicotine flavors.

    Blackbeard's Rum from Smoke liberation has a massive throat hit in the lower concentrations. I'm talking 11 mg vs coconut 24 mg.
  10. renderwerks

    renderwerks Accessories Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 20, 2009
    SoCal - The IE
    I heard it had a great throat hit... :rolleyes:

    I think you can buy citric acid, that would probably do it.
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