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    cmoorewv Silver Contributor

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    I was wondering how you know when vegetable glycerin is past it's prime. I'm curious about DIY VG juice. I have some VG in my kitchen cabinet, but it's been there for years. I originally bought it for cake icing or something. The bottle is full. The glycerin is clear. Does it go cloudy or anything if it's bad? Or taste rancid? Just curious.
     
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    Glycerine lasts for years. Taste it. does it have a slightly sweet taste with no funky flavors?
     
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    Actually, yes it does have a sweet taste. Nothing rancid or anything, so I'd say it's good to go. On a whim, I picked up a few Loranns flavors, so I may give it a try. Would coconut and Bavarian cream combine well, in anyone's opinion? I picked out coconut, Bavarian cream, tutti frutti and peach. I'm not looking to go too complicated at first. I enjoy dessert type vapes, and fruity types. Not adding nicotine to start. I haven't ordered that, and this is really just an experimental starting point. I'm trying to find an alternative to wonderful, but expensive juice. I know i won't replicate it, but hopefully I can mix up something pleasant at least. LOL.
     
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    I see from another post and chart here, that I at least bought a few of the less objection Loranns flavors. Coconut, Bavarian Cream, and peach at least, sow up in the green, indicating they should be ok. If this starting point is a success, I do plan to branch out into some of the better flavor options.
     
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    peach i can tell you form experience will taste like peach hard tack candy - i hated it because i wanted it to taste like a piece of fruit.

    so it depends on what you want. if you want candy taste, loranne sis excellent, but i believe there are cheaper options.

    If you want fruit taste
    Flavour art is the way to go
     
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    The coconut and Bavarian actually go quite well together. ;) ....Two of her flavors I actually still use on occasion.
     
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    What ratio do you use, Teresa? I mixed 9 MLS VG with .5 coconut and .5 Bavarian cream. It's kind of light. But it is very freshly mixed, too. Should I bump one or both flavors up a bit?
     
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    Let your taste buds be your guide. Bump them up to 1% each, that's the fun of DIY....
     
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    Lorann's are generally very light, start with at least 5% each.
     
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    Thanks. I will definitely bump up the Bavarian cream. It smells wonderful.
     
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    0.5 ml of flavor in a 10 ml mixture is actually 5% of the total liquid volume - so you're on the bottom end of where it seems LA flavors get used. Wish I could give some better advice, but I've never used any of them - in my CAP and TFA recipes, though, it's not uncommon for me to add flavoring into the high teens percentage-wise.
     
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    Agreed.....although I do have an extensive collection of high end flavorings, I also have hundreds that are not and require a higher percentage in a mix. I don't care, if it tastes good I'm vapin' it. Lol!
     
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