Guide to Mixing by Weight

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  1. Squonk

    Squonk Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    That's what I've been using. I like the bowl that comes with it as well. I ruined my previous scale when the top came off my VG and completely engulfed it.
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  2. gopher_byrd

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    I remember that. I also remember the original Blob. Just don't ask me to remember what happened when, Oh LOOK! a squirrel!
     
  3. Briandesimone

    Briandesimone Bronze Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I made my first mix using a scale. My only question is how I used syringes for the last 4 years. Mixing is fun again!

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    Syringes lasted a month for me and I was sick of them. Bought a scale and never looked back.... except once to say piss on syringes :D
     
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    Briandesimone Bronze Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Lol. I took great enjoyment throwing those bastards away lol.

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    SailCat Silver Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Welcome to Scale Watchers, Brian. Mixing will be something you look forward to again as well as it'll be less hassle, more fun-time. :)
     
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    RonJS Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Not Me!

    Gotta be prepare for a possible prolonged power outage! :eek:

    Ron
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    Briandesimone Bronze Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    That's why I got batteries as backup

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  9. RonJS

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    That will work for a while. (years)

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  10. serversurfer

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    Agreed! :cheers:

    Another option would be to tare the scale with the empty syringe, then just read the scale directly after sucking up your flavor and reweighing the syringe. :)

    Personally, I'd draw and weigh several milliliters of flavoring, to reduce your margin of error for calculating specific gravity. Let's say you can measure with +/-0.1mL accuracy. If you draw 1mL, your margin of error could be as much as 10% of your total volume, but if you draw 10mL, the maximum error is only 1%. So measure and weigh 10mL of flavor, then divide the total weight of the flavoring by 10 to give you a more accurate estimate of its density. If you don't have any large syringes, a graduated pipet and a small beaker work well for this. A small graduated cylinder would do as well.
     
  11. MaxPerilous

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    Awesome thread. Added the scale to my cart along with some 3ml pipettes. The link from the thread for the calculator seems broken what calculator are ya'll using and mind sharing a link por favor?

    Now, I just gotta figure out where to get the nic, vg, and flavors from lol.
     
  12. Teresa P

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    I use ejuicemeup, free download for Windows.
     
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    I use ejuice me up.
    You can get nic and everything else from ECX to get you going(free shipping over $59.99). https://www.ecigexpress.com/
    BCF is great too, but no nic. http://www.bullcityflavors.com/
    After you get going there are more options, but to keep it simple and avoid multiple shipping cost, I'd go with ECX on your first order.
    You'll need(IMO at least 30ml bottles) and these are great for PG & VG
    I use a clean dropper bottle for my nic. I only vape 1mg now so I get 36mg/vg base last me a loooong time.
     
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  14. Squonk

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    The Amazon link won't post. Anyway put this in the search bar.
    Vestil BTL-RC-8 Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Round Squeeze Dispensing Bottle with Removable Red Cap, 8 oz Capacity, Clear
     
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    Right on I'm at 2mg wife is at 4mg. Thanks folks. I'ma go get that calculator and I bookmarked the sites. Prob start ordering next week.
     
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  16. DaRa

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    Thanks for awesome post.
    Any tip for someone like who use a PV/VG/NIC base ?
    I tried to create a new ingredient for it but the software forces me to keep the 2 lines for PV/VG and can't set them to 0
     
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    If I'm understanding you correctly, can't you just set the PG, VG, and NIC to what your base is? Which software are you using?
     
  18. DaRa

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    Thanks for your answer. I am talking about the software in the OP. "JuiceCalculator"
    It seems not very easy to use if you have PV/VG/NIC already mixed
     
  19. Neunerball

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    I've experimented with various calculators, and ended up utilizing the one on http://e-liquid-recipes.com, due to the ability of accessing it from any web capable device.
     
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    This question came up recently on the ECF thread for Juice Calculator but I can't recall what the solution is and their site is down for maintenance right now.
     
  21. DaRa

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    Ok thanks, will watch for it
     
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  23. Ms. Trixy

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    I admit, I have gallons of all bases and a variety of flavors and don't know that I have all of the flavors I need for flavors I favor. Some 250ml bottles have kind of sucked in in the middle. Don't know if they're still considered as "good".

    I need to learn all of this, now. So, since the thread is long, I'll do my best to read it all. I spoke to WATCH about some 3mg Monkey Spunk he had that I ordered since he was out of 12mg. He told me to get to 12mg I needed to subtract 2.43ml then add my nic to it.

    To me, weight seems the way to go.
     
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    @Ms. Trixy
    We usually use an eJuice calculator, in order to mix our liquids. Personally, I use the one provided at http://e-liquid-recipes.com. I can access my recipes on any internet capable device. Once you've registered (for free), you can add your flavors in "Your Flavor Stash" in the drop down menu "User". This will also help to find other recipes.
    When I first started mixing my own eJuice, I used volume. However, after switching to measuring by weight, it was way quicker mixing my liquids. In addition, I didn't have to clean any measuring cups, or syringes either.
     
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  25. Ms. Trixy

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    Thank you very much, @Neunerball ! I knew there was a way to create a database for flavors, recipes and let it tell you what you can make. Also, I've been advised time and time again to go by weight. I have the syringes and one tall, think beaker. I'll just fill a ketchup/mustard squirt bottle with VG. I believe the PG has caused my tinnitus. Because of this, I have 10 gallons of PG to give away. I'll have to go all VG to see. I'll still some PG left.
    I'm thrilled!

    I'll be delving into it hopefully this weekend. :)
     
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  26. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Mixing juice is as easy as making coffee. Weather you use weight or volume it's a good thing:) I use juice me up calculator.
     

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