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RicAlex

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Mixing made simple
« on: September 07, 2010, 12:05:32 PM »

After looking at different methods people use to mix their own liquids, I found one person who keeps mixing simple and only mixes to 30 or 60 ml. Just wondering if this sounds right, I don't want to get deep into it but love the flavors you can buy to make your own.

For 30ml eliquid -

Base liquid (32mg/ml) - 30ml
Pg liquid - 27ml
Flavoring - 3ml

I've read a similar thing on lisas web shop about using up to 5% flavouring so that would figure in the above calculation.
Does this sound about right to you guys?
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Tyke

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Re: Mixing made simple
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 01:34:09 PM »

Your numbers are off unless you mean for 60ml batches.

For my taste 5% flavouring is far too little as well, I'm mixing to 15-20% flavouring.

I find it very simple as I mix 10ml of flavoured juice at a time, to do that I pre mix 12 or so ml of 52 or 54mg base with 18 of VG in a 30ml bottle.

I then put 8ml of this cut juice in a 10ml bottle, add flavourings to suit, give it a good shake and then I've got my flavoured liquid to vape.
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RicAlex

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Re: Mixing made simple
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 02:08:08 PM »

Sorry, I meant 60ml, oops. I just downloaded an app for my iPad which gives the calculations so I will try this soon.

15-20% flavouring?  :o blimey! A lot of people are saying they use 5-10% max, I will have to do a bit of experimenting I think when o get the stuff.

It works out a little cheaper than buying ready made but mixing flavours must be a laugh, can't wait.
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Tyke

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Re: Mixing made simple
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 04:21:56 PM »

Experimentation is key as you will have some combinations or single flavours that won't work for you.

I strongly recommend you experiment in 5ml batches as you will wind up throwing some down the sink. You can scale the recipes up once you have them right. It's one reason I only mix in 10ml batches despite knowing lots of combinations I love off by heart. It also means that the liquids and flavours are relatively fresh mixed.

It's probably a bit cheaper to mix your own, but I do it because I prefer the flavour combo's to pre mixed.
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RicAlex

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Re: Mixing made simple
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 06:06:22 PM »

Cheers mate, I will do the same with small amounts. I too am interested in flavours I can buy to make my own which are not available int he shops I've looked in. It is just a nice bonus that it is cheap to try out as well.
Got to get used to filing up my new 510 that I'm waiting for first though lol
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Re: Mixing made simple
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 10:01:19 PM »

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RicAlex

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Re: Mixing made simple
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2010, 10:42:12 PM »

Hi mate, yep, I found an app for my iPad which does this, makes it real easy! Thanks for pointing it out.
What do you reckon, almond, hazelnut and beer flavour mixed ?
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Re: Mixing made simple
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2010, 10:49:52 PM »

Bleuch! I'm still getting over a marsh mallow moment I had yesterday! Bring on the pure tobacco for a while is what I say to that. lol
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RicAlex

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Re: Mixing made simple
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2010, 11:41:21 PM »

Marshmallow eh? Im fancying Ameretto and bubblegum cocktail !!
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Re: Mixing made simple
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 12:08:01 AM »

I hate tobacco flavours myself and go with sweet and/or fruit flavours.

I tend to add F'art maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla to lots of mixes.
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Re: Mixing made simple
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010, 04:13:12 AM »

The percentage you use very much depends on the flavouring, I recommend you start with 5% and go up to 20%. Definitely start with small mixes first as they don't always turn out how you'd think.
If it's too confusing to mix small ml quantities, work out the percentages in drops rather than mls. :)
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Re: Mixing made simple
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2010, 11:45:30 AM »

If it's too confusing to mix small ml quantities, work out the percentages in drops rather than mls. :)

I work in drops and recommend using the approach too.

1. Flavourings are in dropper bottles (all of mine are at least)
2. I can't be bothered with absolute precision and measuring very small amounts as many of my mixes have 1 main flavour (20 drops or so) plus 4 other flavours 4-6 drops in a 10ml batch.
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Re: Mixing made simple
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2010, 01:38:05 PM »

Excellent, got the figures needed now, and downloaded the app on the iPad to work stuff out, time to start prepping the kitchen to turn it into a lab now I think  :D
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