ENDED DIY Flavor Shack $25.00 and Gift Box LLC October extravaganza.

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  1. Stedke

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    There's some cheap vg with good reviews
     
  2. KDodds

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    In almost 4 years, I've come to the conclusion that +90% of "premium" juices are either total crap (most) or easily replaceable by juices from other vendors at half the price or less. So, yeah, you can make WAY better yourself, tailored specifically to your palate.

    At first, unless you have a chef's nose and palate, you're probably going to want to start with pre-made mixes as @Dammit_Janet suggested. Or, browse through the recipes in the DIY forum, find one that strikes your fancy, and buy those flavors. Fair warning, not all palates are the same. Tobaccos are probably the most difficult in this repsect, so go with something other than a tobacco.

    Long term DIY costs about 2-3ยข/ml buying in bulk. So, for me to mix 30ml is < $1. Let that sink in as you think about "premium" juices at $25/30ml.
     
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    Oh, and on steeping, it depends.

    Higher VG = longer steep time.
    More complex recipe = longer steep time, but not always.
    Heavy full flavors like creams and custards = longer steep time, usually.
    Light flavors like fruits are pretty much shake and vape, but I don't care much for purely fruit blends, or simpler, lighter flavors.

    I usually do not even test vape until two weeks into steeping. I give a shake and sniff, and maybe taste a drop, every day or two, though.
     
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    Thank you much!! Think I'm gonna try this when I have the funds!!

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    I actually have an experimental flavor steeping now. I'm out of vg so it will be a while till I can try again.

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    What flavor is that?

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    Inquiring minds want to know?
     
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    It is Taro custard with cardamom. It actually requires 6 or 7 flavors. I'm still tweaking the recipe

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    You're brave. Anything substantially cardamom just tastes like Swedish Meatballs to me. :D
     
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    I'll stick with the basics until I learn. THEN I'll try cakes and Biscotti.
     
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    Morning all
     
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    gotta get ready for work - would rather go back to bed
     
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    morning all
     
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    I hear ya man
     
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    morning everyone
     
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    Morning dale
     
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    I love cardamom in my cookies, tea and coffee. I also like it in oatmeal. It is great with coconut vapes too.

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    Never too late for you to diy.
     
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    Have a great day everyone

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    If I win, I'm getting vg

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    Any thoughts on squonking?
     
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    Squoking is THE best vape ever!

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    hello everyone. Quiet in here today
     
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    was hard to get moving this morning and now silly stuff at work keeps popping up
     
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    Raining here...

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    sunny and warm here
     
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    Bed a 1am, woke at 2:30am with night sweats and bad dream, made coffee and I'm still up - barely. Chuck is still sleeping and he went to be at midnight. I feel bedtime coming waay before noon. At least I'm washed up and got out of my pj's.
     
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    I'm still dealing with a migraine, even after meds. Started on Thursday.

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    Awwwww, Janet! I hope you see your doc soon and really get to the root of that. Sounds terrible!
     
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    It can be really overwhelming

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    I have a few ailments that keep me overwhelmed all the time. Just thinking of going to my doctor of 46 years gets me stressed out.

    They need to run their tests, Janet. At least it will tell you what the hell is going on and how to treat it. You can't live like that the rest of your life!
     
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    I have been to the doctor. Last week actually. I just started a new med. Still trying to get the levels right.

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    Oh yes. I remember. I'm sure they put you through an MRI, etc. I just feel really bad for you. If you want to chat in more detail, pm me. I can bend your ear a bit, too. :hug:
     
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    need coffee
     
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    Me too
     
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    I'm going with gingerale

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    Just started DIY mixing and loving the savings.
     
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    I took out a 30ml of nic to add a few drops to one of my tanks for a kick. Been stressed a bit. The kick does the job.
     
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    I barely use nic anymore. I can do 3mg in the morning but it gives me a headache in the evening.

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    time to go get ready for the last day of work before my vacation
     
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    good morning everyone. Have fun on your vacation mac
     
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    Good morning everyone

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    [​IMG]

    I need vg to continue my DIY efforts.

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    Good afternoon my friends hope everyone is having a good day
     
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    Hi Jimi! I hope this finds you in good health and spirits. :)
     
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    Still have some packing to do - getting on the plane in the morning.
    Probably be a couple days before I get on here again.
     
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    Have a safe trip.

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    having some coffee and getting ready to be on the way
     
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    good morning everyone
     
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