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Why I love to DIY

Discussion in 'Pagan Vapers' started by VaporPhreak, Aug 6, 2010.

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  1. Vicks Vap-oh-Yeah

    Vicks Vap-oh-Yeah Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 9, 2009
    West Allis, WI
    I tried DIY, managed to come up with a mix that tasted exactly like blueberry muffins...but couldn't duplicate it to save my life!

    I'm the same way when I cook though, too....a little of this, a little of that, a taste here, a bit more of that there, sample, sample sample 'till it's just right.

    I'm in a Dekang/cola mode right now, so I'm vaping pre-mixed...
     
  2. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2010
    Southeast Texas
    I've only been vaping for 2 1/2 months now, so I'm still in the aquisition phase... ok so it's not a 'phase' lol. But I'm going to hold off any more big spending till I get some moola to spend! DIY definately does interest me though. recipe books make me itch to 'fix' the recipes just a lil better. just until they sing in the mouth and people's eyes roll back in their heads in extasy. heh heh... yeah, I could get into mixing.
     
  3. Nyxie

    Nyxie Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 3, 2009
    Port Richey, Fl.
    How do you know what percent of flavor to use? I see on the different calculators 20% and 30% etc.. Is that like a starting % ? Or is that standard flavor percentage?
     
  4. VaporPhreak

    VaporPhreak Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 30, 2009
    Indianapolis, IN
    I typically mix @ 20% flavor to start with and I only make a 3ml batch. If its too strong or too weak and the juice is completely unvapable, I will pour it into a 5ml bottle and adjust the mix up or down in flavor strength by adding flavor or pg/vg. And almost all flavorings are different in how you get to a good strength, not to mention that "a good strength" for the flavor is always relative to the person. My Peppermint is perfect for me, but others may not appreciate it because it is a bit like vaping a few Altoids. :D
     
  5. Nyxie

    Nyxie Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 3, 2009
    Port Richey, Fl.
    I guess I would like stronger flavors, I actually vaped some Tabasco juice from Bubo at the Tampa meet LOL. Now that was some throat hit! I guess that is why I am interested in DIY even if it is just adding more flavor to pre mixed for now.
    My two favorite vendors are Ms.T and Tasty vapors. It seems like Ms T always has one very pronounced flavor. Tasty Vapor tastes good but it seems I could use stronger flavor or something.
    For instance bananas foster. Ms.T adds coffee to hers and Tasty Vapor doesn't. I like Ms. T's better but sometimes it takes me a while to get her orders if she is busy. I usually wait too long to order from her and then I am SOL not to mention her stuff isn't that cheap either. I also like larger bottles so I know I won't run out but her biggest bottle is 15ml. I usually order 48mg of Tasty vapor with a doubler so I can share no nic with my hubby and have plenty to spare.
     
  6. Nyxie

    Nyxie Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 3, 2009
    Port Richey, Fl.
    I ordered a bunch of stuff from Dawn at flavorshack. I guess I will be DIY-ing soon.
     
  7. VpnDrgn

    VpnDrgn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 21, 2010
    Gulfport, MS.
    I like to DIY but I am more methodical in my approach.
    I determine all the formulas for my base models first -
    nic juice - 12mg 50/50
    sassafras - 5 parts nic & 1 part flavor, appx 17% flavor
    vanilla - 11 parts nic & 1 part flavor, appx 8% flavor
    caramel - 5 parts nic & 1 part flavor
    combine 6 parts sassafras / 3 parts vanilla / 3 parts caramel
    You get a Root Beer Float with a little spicy/herbal kick.:D
    I also like to play around with adding flavors to pre-made juice that don't quite cut it.
     
  8. FyreDragon

    FyreDragon Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2010
    Indiana, USA
    MM Everyone!

    MoonRose and I are loving making our own DIY juice. It's nice being able to customize flavors and nic content on a whim. Looks like we'll be doing it for a while too! (Waiting on the UPS guy now to bring me my gallon jugs of PG and VG. lol) Since we also have been making juice for some friends here locally, and I'm a little bit, ummm, perturbed about the idea that the government wants to take my precious PV's away, I guess I stocked up a little heavy. hehehe
     
  9. MoonRose

    MoonRose Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2010
    Indiana, USA
    LOL ... and he's talking about ordering more just to make sure we have enough base ingredients on hand to keep us in juice for a couple of years. :blink::vapor:
     
  10. VpnDrgn

    VpnDrgn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 21, 2010
    Gulfport, MS.
    Now all you need is someone who can make atties from scratch. ;)
     
  11. MoonRose

    MoonRose Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2010
    Indiana, USA
    Hmmm .. now that we have a couple of recently deceased atty's here, I'm thinking of doing autopsies on them to find out just exactly how they are made. Never know, I just might find a new hobby making atty's. :D
     
  12. VpnDrgn

    VpnDrgn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 21, 2010
    Gulfport, MS.
    If you look on the Modders forum there are several post in regards to making an atty from scratch. I tried to follow a couple of them but it was beyond me. There was even one thread where a guy made a carto out of a pill fob. The thing was huge!
     
  13. MoonRose

    MoonRose Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2010
    Indiana, USA
    Yup, found the site and posts. Looks interesting and fairly simple once one has the necessary equipment.
     
  14. VpnDrgn

    VpnDrgn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 21, 2010
    Gulfport, MS.
    Good :) We'll start collecting now so we can set you up to make atties for us when the "Man" tries to shut us down. ;)
     
  15. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2010
    Southeast Texas
    There's probably a thread for that.... lol
     
  16. FyreDragon

    FyreDragon Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2010
    Indiana, USA
    "Back in the day", when I was terribly bored and tired of doing it over and over, I just *knew* that someday I would be glad I was taught to solder at a level that would pass NASA specs! LOL :2cool:
     
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