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Getting Started With Mixing
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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
OK, look here man. You've been a member here for a long time. You don't post much. But it seems like you've got some good experience mixing so you must have some good recipes you can share here! And don't be such a stranger!
13-10-2017 06:47 PM
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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
Go GLASS if u mix!  Plastic is ok to first start on, it is much cheaper.

But once you know what you're doing be as sanitary as possible.  Use clorox wipes or something similar to clean your STAINLESS STEEL surface.  Buy glass beakers, flasks, funnels and graduated cylinders.  Even glass syringes.  They are far more sanitary and NON POROUS.  They clean up easier and more thoroughly, and with plastic if a liquid is too acidic it will start to eat at the inner plastic walls....You will be vaping tiny plastic particulates and not know it, lol.

Syringes I buy here:  https://www.zoro.com/air-tite-glass-syri.../00141141/

Beakers and cylinders here: https://www.homesciencetools.com/chemist...e/beakers/
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17-11-2017 03:22 AM
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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
Been a full year since anyone posted here. Time to revive the thread.

Getting started.....I've been mixing for nearly 2.5 years and still learn new things every month...

If I were to start again, I would have started by purchasing a scale, some glassware and a label maker!
18-11-2018 03:24 AM
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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
I haven't re-read the thread so forgive repeat info.

I would have purchased less and read more, along with getting a scale and nic salts (which weren't available yet then anyway I think).
18-11-2018 05:27 PM
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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
I don't mix enough quantity wise to warrant a scale so still use volume method. One thing I wish I had done was buy good syringes - which I still haven't done.
18-11-2018 06:06 PM
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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
I tend to use a mixture of scales, measuring cylinders, syringes and experience.

When mixing in litre quantities I find measuring cylinders the most convenient (But not the most precise). Polypropylene cylinders are very cheap and as long as you have the space, dedicating one to each flavour is no problem (for me). I always put in the flavours first, then wash out whatever vessel I'm using with PG which I may even warm up a bit first. Then tip the VG on last as it is the biggest pain to handle. All my standard bottles I've measured to see where the nominal capacity actually is on it. Then it is easy enough to tip in the VG by eye. A couple of ml either way on a litre mix make no difference at all.

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18-11-2018 06:09 PM
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RE: Getting Started With Mixing
I think syringe mixing is fine, really. Just for me, the scale makes it easier. If I had a syringe for every different concentrate, it would be easy too.
18-11-2018 06:11 PM
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(18-11-2018 06:06 PM)ecignut Wrote:  I don't mix enough quantity wise to warrant a scale so still use volume method. One thing I wish I had done was buy good syringes - which I still haven't done.

Take a look on eBay for glass ones. They aren't very expensive. Ideally Luer Lock ones but as long as you aren't using syringes for VG then Luer slip (The syringes you will normally see in a hospital) are just as useful. Just don't get too forceful with them or you'll shoot the needle and contents all over the place.

From this listing you can get a 2, 5, 10 and 20ml glass syringes for a total of £12.34

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Glass-syringe...0505.m3226

the Luer Lock ones are a bit more expensive. The 1ml ones with a blue glass plunger are unreadable IMO and I never use the two I have.

Ignore anything with vintage in the name, the mickey is being taken on prices.

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Post: #59
RE: Getting Started With Mixing
Good info. Don - thanks.
18-11-2018 06:44 PM
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Post: #60
RE: Getting Started With Mixing
Good Idea Don.
18-11-2018 07:13 PM
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