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What is the best way to adjust DIY flavors made?

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by -Mimi-, Nov 19, 2012.

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  1. -Mimi-

    -Mimi- Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I LOVE buttery nipple from vapedudes. It is probably the only flavor to date that I can taste well and keep going back to vape. I have only been smoke free for 18 days so my taste buds are still adjusting.

    Anyway, I decided to make my own blend. I used 60% TFA butterscotch 40% TFA Irish Cream (total 15% flavoring in 10 ml bottle). I can't taste anything but the irish cream. Irish Cream is STRONG!!! I am letting it steep and keep checking it but still only irish cream comes out. How can I adjust this to add more butterscotch once its made? I am "thinking" the best way is to make a bottle of butterscotch then blend the 2 until I get it where I want. Is there a way to adjust a juice already made without making an additional bottle though??

    One thing I have learned is to make my flavors, adjust the flavors THEN add the nic once I get it where I want. I am a trial and error person, more errors than anything lol

  2. LucentShadow

    LucentShadow Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Michigan, USA
    You can, of course, just add more butterscotch. Your nicotine strength will drop a bit, but it shouldn't be much. For instance, if you had 9.5ml of 18mg/ml left, and you topped the bottle back up to 10ml with extra flavoring, then you will have increased your flavoring by approximately 5% by volume, and dropped your nicotine strength by a similar percentage (9.5*18/10 = 17.1mg/ml.)

    While it's not exact, my usual method of post-adjustment is pretty simple. I make 18mg/ml, using a 36mg/ml base with similar drop size, so I just add one drop of my base with each drop of added flavoring. The same can be done with measured amounts in syringes, though how easy any of this is all depends upon your base and target nicotine strengths.

    That is much like mixing in another finished liquid (of 50% flavoring, for me,) just in very small amounts at a time. It keeps the nicotine concentration constant, though. If this idea appeals to you, but your numbers aren't so easy, you may be able to make a batch of nic base at an easier number to work with for just such occasions.
  3. -Mimi-

    -Mimi- Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Thanks! I wasn't sure what it would do to the #'s if I just added the butterscotch. The nic strength dropping is probably a good thing. If I can tweak this right, I would probably end up vaping too much of it lol

    I appreciate your input and help!!!
  4. wizard10000

    wizard10000 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2011
    midwestern us
    Just make some unflavored in your desired strength. Mixing equal parts of flavored and unflavored will reduce your total flavoring by half without affecting the nic content and you can keep your notes fairly consistent.

    Unflavored joose is also good for getting the taste out of an atomizer :)
  5. Leothwyn

    Leothwyn Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 7, 2011
    N. California
    I never was able to get anything good from the TFA butterscotch (same with Lorann's). If you're after a good one, I'd recommend trying the Nature's Flavors butterscotch. I think highdesert ecigs sells it.
  6. macro

    macro Full Member Verified Member

    Oct 23, 2012

    Great tip... thanks
  7. -Mimi-

    -Mimi- Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Thanks for that tip wizard! Leo maybe that is why I can't taste anything but the Irish Cream. I will try a different butterscotch. Thanks!1
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