Mixing and other questions

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  1. Nomorebutts

    Nomorebutts New Member

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    So I saw on vapewild's website they have flavors for people that like to diy juices. Anybody used them and what are people saying about their flavorings.

    I want to start mixing but I have a couple questions.

    I can get any ratio of nic/vg/pg from a few different websites.

    So of I bought a 80vg/20pg with 3% nicotine all of have to add is the flavoring. I'm not to picky about the nicotine being exactly 3%. I don't like my juice really overpowering so what's a good percentage to start with? I figured 3%-5%?

    So if I took my base of 80/20 and added let's say 5% of a flavoring what would the outcome be? I tried putting in the numbers on a few calculators but it's still kinda confusing.

    Should I get a 85vg/15pg mix since im diluting the mix 5% with the flavoring?

    It just seems easier to buy it already mixed unless I'm missing something
     
  2. jwill

    jwill The Great King of Nothing VU Donator Gold Contributor Reddit Exile

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    I buy premixed VG w. nic all the time. It keeps the straight nic in the freezer for vapocalypse. Flavor amounts depend on recipe and what the final outcome is supposed to be. Some flavors at 3-5% would be overwhelming and there are some that would be nearly absent.

    The best advice I have on this is, get a scale, find some recipes you like that others have worked out and are known to be good and fit your flavor profile. Put them in a eliquid calculator of your choice such as http://e-liquid-recipes.com and work from there. Once you get the hang of how flavors work together, how they get weighed into a mix, how they look in terms of weight vs volume and then start experimenting. It will save you the money of wasting goods and materials, teach you how to maneuver recipe calculator as well as keep you from pulling out your hair.

    DIY is the best.
     
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    wildgypsy70 My son calls me "vape mom" VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    ^^^^^ and yes, diy is the best.:)
     
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  4. Nomorebutts

    Nomorebutts New Member

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    Someone told me PG is easily cross contaminated and I should use air pressure to extract it and work with it in a enclosed area. How do you guys go about handling PG?

    Also I understand nic is highly volatile at higher mg levels. I was going to use 24mg nic, I understand I should use gloves and make sure it doesn't come in contact with my skin but at 24mg I should be alright correct?

    I want to make juice that's 90%vg 10%pg but if I order 100%pg nic it makes it harder to make mixes with over 10% flavor. Because of the PG in the nicotine. Any suggestions? I read that mixing nic with PG is better because it keeps longer correct?

    And do you guys freeze your nic or just keep it in a dark closet at room temperature?

    Sorry lotta questions I just want to make sure I get it right. I'm kinda ocd like that lol
     
  5. jwill

    jwill The Great King of Nothing VU Donator Gold Contributor Reddit Exile

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    You are focused on not making any mistakes, which in itself is a mistake and will lead to more mistakes. just dive in and get to it. A minuscule amount here, a smidgen there are not the end of the world. being on the opposite end of the spectrum and going for max VG, I never sweat the little bit of PG that comes in the flavorings and the juice is always good (unless I made a crap recipe).

    Most liquid calculators will give weights for each item, if you have a scale just weigh it in and tare the scale after each ingredient. Its all pretty easy and the best way to learn is get to doing it. A good starting point is Mama j's Game Over Custard, well established and there are no shortage of people on here who can help you through it.

    24mg nic does not require a clean room. You can drink a fair amount of it before you get sick and unless you are swimming in it or taking shots of it you will be alright.
     

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