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Title: strength comparisons
Post by: PHILMEPOWERS on January 20, 2012, 01:39:33 PM
hi all

i was originally buying pre mixed juice and started at 18mg then went to 24mg for better throat hit but did not notice any diffrence, my last batch i bought from tw was 32mg and was expecting a kick in the throat,,was no diffrent to 18mg or 24mg, hmmm i thought so decided to go d.i.y route.

purchased 125ml of 50mg and 100ml of pg for cutting and some flavours to add.
i made some at 24mg and 32mg, the 24 gives very good throat hit and the 32mg is too strong, so whats going on with other surpliers of pre mixed .

i have also noticed the lack of vapour from my pre mix, and have read that vg gives better vapour but affects the taste.

i purchased the nic cn sourced, base and flavours from liberty flights...was this a good choice...?

and how much vg should i add to increase vapour with out sacraficeing taste...?

steeping, i read somewhere its only needed on tobacco flavours, im not in to those as broke the habbit, i stick to drink and fruit, some of the flavours taste strange or nothing like they are surpose to , will steeping help this...?

can you recommend good flavours and brand that you have tried, as i think some have good flavours amongst their bad ones...?

any advice to this i thank you the more i read the more confusing it becomes and as i always get good advice here il try your surgestions over other fourms thanks phil..
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: Fiona on January 20, 2012, 06:41:43 PM
VG doesnt weaken the flavour by loads its a very subtle difference (In my opinion). It is sweeter than PG and I like it more ....Many people us a 70/30 PG/VG  ratio.

Flavouring wise it will depend on what percentage your using of the flavouring and also different flavourings are stronger than others...Finding what you like best is trial and error.

What type of flavours are you looking to mix up?

LF nic is very good quality, but I now buy mine at Nicvape as it works out cheaper. Its a shame LF put their prices up as LF was the only place I used to buy my nic from......



Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: PHILMEPOWERS on January 20, 2012, 08:57:20 PM
hi fiona

mainly fruit  apple, pineapple, cherry, lemon, blackcurrant and id love to find a decent coffee flavour 1 with milk and two sugars would be nice...lol...burnt rubber not my thing.

nicvape in usa..and you have no probs with customs  ?

il get some vg and add it to the mix.
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: Fiona on January 20, 2012, 09:06:07 PM
You can get bottles of VG in Boots the Chemist...89p by the cough syrups.

Actually if your vaping fruit flavours then VG will help sweeten them. Some can be a little 'acidic' so it takes that harsh edge off. But as I said it really depends on the flavouring.

Perfumers Apprentice do a nice cappuccino and also coffee....Liberty Flights and ECigwizard sell these.......Also UK-eliquid, I think you can use the ECR69 code with them too as they are part of ECW.....You might find the UK vendors have these out of stock every now and again and so I buy mine straight from PA in the US.....I havent had any trouble with liquids being sent from over seas.

If you do choose to buy from Perfumers Apprentice direct, it takes about 9 days on average for delivery. Also dont choose the flavourings that contain oil or 'custard' Theres not many of them but its worth to take note of this............ http://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/c-54-professional-diy-flavors.aspx (http://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/c-54-professional-diy-flavors.aspx)

If you want a creamy Coffe taste, try the Barvarian cream and/or the Dulce De Leche ( Perfumers Apprentice) to mix in with the coffee or cappucino...These two flavourings are nice to mix with most flavours.

But hopefully LF etc, will have them in stock if you'd like to try them out.
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: PHILMEPOWERS on January 20, 2012, 09:14:19 PM
thanks fiona

il give those a try and boots for the vg.
thanks again phil
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: Fiona on January 20, 2012, 09:20:18 PM
No worries....  ;D
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: PHILMEPOWERS on January 20, 2012, 09:26:19 PM
sorry to be a pest fiona which coffee would you recomend from the pa range on lf their is a few to choose from...?
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: Fiona on January 20, 2012, 09:35:57 PM
I suggest the cappucino and the coffee thats the last one on the list and more popular....  ;D
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: PHILMEPOWERS on January 20, 2012, 09:47:17 PM
thanks fiona

order complete

thanks again for the quick response... :D
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: Fiona on January 20, 2012, 10:30:57 PM
Good good..... I hope you like them  ;D
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: PHILMEPOWERS on January 20, 2012, 11:01:44 PM
me too...just had a look at nicvape nic liquids was wondering do you not get hit with custom taxes or import tax..?

just for when i get low that will be my next port of call.
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: Fiona on January 20, 2012, 11:51:34 PM
I bought 125ml of 50mg, so its under £20 ...........I havent had to pay customs on anything as of yet..... Only T'shirts from Ebay! lol

Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: PHILMEPOWERS on January 23, 2012, 12:36:28 PM
wow vg is thick....do i need to add water/vodka or is mixing it with pg ok...did 70/30 mix pg/vg..?
and it actually improved the flavour on the pg mixes i all ready done...but have been dripping as taste test at the mo.
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: Capt12B on January 23, 2012, 01:02:36 PM
I cut my pure vg by 20% with vodka to thin it out prior to mixing with it ;)
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: glenn-gp on January 23, 2012, 02:43:19 PM
I recently ordered 500ml 25mg from nice vape cost just ova £30 delivered took around 10 days and no customs charge at all another good place for flavorings is healthcabin there's loads there and 68p for 10 ml  whats not to like  :P
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: Fiona on January 23, 2012, 03:07:27 PM
The only problem with Health cabin is they have put their postage prices up..... They charge per weight.
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: glenn-gp on January 27, 2012, 03:32:56 PM
The only problem with Health cabin is they have put their postage prices up..... They charge per weight.

Visit much of an increase in postage price
Title: Re: strength comparisons
Post by: Fiona on January 27, 2012, 03:56:13 PM
£7.50 postage for 2 packs of Boges, some type A silicon caps and some plastic ego type A carts for the Bulli.........

The plastic carts and caps, as you know are very light........

I didnt bother......