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Getting Started With Mixing
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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
For the DIY types, One Stop DIY Shop (you can get the ethyl maltol here) also there is a great guide at ECigVape.com, which also contains links to vendors as well. Hope this helps and welcome to TVF.
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(26-09-2015 05:57 PM)JEFF Wrote:  The page is difficult to read due to font colors, but eJuice Me Up is a mixing calculator, if you need/want one. It is at the bottom of the list. You can use the pre-installed recipes or save your own.

I downloaded that calculator, and it seems to be very cool. Now you know I'm new to DIY juice, but I assumed 50/50 PG/VG meant equal parts PG and VG, but apparently that's not true. It calculated it for me to add 50% VG and 30% PG, why is that?
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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
@TinWhisker, Here is a good guide for the eJuice Me Up program.
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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
(27-09-2015 12:52 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  
(26-09-2015 05:57 PM)JEFF Wrote:  The page is difficult to read due to font colors, but eJuice Me Up is a mixing calculator, if you need/want one. It is at the bottom of the list. You can use the pre-installed recipes or save your own.

I downloaded that calculator, and it seems to be very cool. Now you know I'm new to DIY juice, but I assumed 50/50 PG/VG meant equal parts PG and VG, but apparently that's not true. It calculated it for me to add 50% VG and 30% PG, why is that?
that is because the flavour you will add is PG
for example I mix at 80% VG and 20%PG  I use 80% VG and 20% flavourings
hope this helps I am not to good at explaining stuff

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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
(27-09-2015 02:49 PM)BOB Wrote:  
(27-09-2015 12:52 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  
(26-09-2015 05:57 PM)JEFF Wrote:  The page is difficult to read due to font colors, but eJuice Me Up is a mixing calculator, if you need/want one. It is at the bottom of the list. You can use the pre-installed recipes or save your own.

I downloaded that calculator, and it seems to be very cool. Now you know I'm new to DIY juice, but I assumed 50/50 PG/VG meant equal parts PG and VG, but apparently that's not true. It calculated it for me to add 50% VG and 30% PG, why is that?
that is because the flavour you will add is PG
for example I mix at 80% VG and 20%PG  I use 80% VG and 20% flavourings
hope this helps I am not to good at explaining stuff
Yep, I get it. Makes 100% sense and clears it all up. Next stop, ordering the supplies!! Whooot!
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Thanks, all!  If my Internet carrier (Cableone which I hate!) would stay up I might get to the sites you sent, Jeff!
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I ordered enough stuff to make over 150 30ml bottles of juice (with more VG and PG left over still for future use), and it literally cost a fraction (and a small one at that) of what it would have cost to buy those bottles from a retailer. My B&M is going to hate me. It would seem that juice sales is their biggest profit machine. The math has it at around 85 cents a bottle, assuming no waste or mistakes, which I know will happen, unfortunately. Still way ahead of the game. Along with the VG and PG, I picked up the flavor profiles my wife and I agreed are the ones we like the most:

Vanilla custard
Caramel cappuccino
Blueberry
Cola
Cheesecake
Apple pie
Malted milk ball
Red licorice

Looking forward to seeing how I do. I really hope I catch on quickly because this is enough juice for, geez. a very long time. And if some are just, well, not good- I'll vape them anyway, so long as they don't taste like dirty socks or worse.

Next up- coil building. Ha.
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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
I can vape for a month on the cost of about half a day's cigarettes here. But there is a reason for the price difference, scary as it seems. I wrote about it yesterday.

It boils down to premises, equipment, legal requirements and staff. 

Not to mention liability insurance which is likely to be frighteningly expensive.

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Post: #39
RE: Getting Started With Mixing
If one is mixing up a sample, say 2ml, what would you use to mix it in, a glass test tube or small vial (trouble with test tubes is they don't have a flat bottom)? Also for such small amounts, one would add things by the drop, so would a standard plastic pipette work ok?

I think The Erlenmeyer flask for mixing large amounts (30ml +) is a good idea.

Thanks,
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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
Disposable shot glasses from your nearest Poundland (You get about 50 of them for a quid) are pretty handy for small mixes. If you have access to a hospital supplier the disposable medication cups are dirt cheap and even accurately enough marked for volume. Where I work gets through something like a thousand of the things a day. And there are under 300 beds where I work.

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