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PG or VG based nicotine when making e liquid
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PG or VG based nicotine when making e liquid
Hiya guys (and girls) im gonna have a bash at making my own liquid and will make them in 30ml batches, i want to achieve a 3mg nicotine with a ratio of 70vg/30pg, i have a online calulator i can refer to for measurments etc etc but im confused as to wether i need to buy vg or pg nicotine base bearing in mind the ratio of 70vg/30pg im hoping to make, please help, will order today if i get definitive answers, thanks in advance ;-)
06-05-2016 02:44 PM
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RE: PG or VG based nicotine when making e liquid
I use vg based nic only because I find it easier to work out my ratios
if I want a 70/30 mix with 20% flavour I add 10% pg
hope that makes sense Wacko

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06-05-2016 02:52 PM
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RE: PG or VG based nicotine when making e liquid
ok, so for a 30ml bottle of home made ejuice with 3mg nicotine with a ratio of 70/30 does this look about right?

Nicotine......1.25ml
PG..............1.75ml
VG..............21ml
Flavour.........6ml

im lost lol
06-05-2016 03:09 PM
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RE: PG or VG based nicotine when making e liquid
that's right if you are using nic in pg and at 72mg concentrate strength Good
I don't use a juice  calculator so all my mixes are either 10ml,100ml, 1000ml
30ml just made my head hurt Smile

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06-05-2016 03:37 PM
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RE: PG or VG based nicotine when making e liquid
Depends on the concentration of the nicotine you're using.  Is it 70 mg/ml, 100, 1,000..?

As for PG or VG base, I don't know the pros and cons of either one.

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06-05-2016 04:41 PM
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RE: PG or VG based nicotine when making e liquid
its a 72mg base
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RE: PG or VG based nicotine when making e liquid
To get to a 3, you want 1 ml of that nic concentrate for every 24 ml of juice.

Beyond that, other people are more helpful than I am, lol.

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06-05-2016 04:59 PM
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RE: PG or VG based nicotine when making e liquid
so my initial calculation of 1.25ml that sounds about right then, thank you both for your help, ive gone and ordered all the stuff i need including 9 concentrates but forgot to change the nicotine from pg to vg, i have googled it and it seems there is no considerable difference that i could find anyway ;-)
06-05-2016 05:08 PM
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RE: PG or VG based nicotine when making e liquid
to work out how much nicotine concentrate to use there is a calculation

strength wanted multiplied  by  amount of juice divided by nicotine concentrate strength

for example strength wanted is 3mg
amount of juice is 30ml
nicotine concentrate strength 72mg 

so the maths are 3 multiplied by 30 divided by72 =1.25 
you would need 1.25ml of nicotine concentrate
sorry for writing multiply and divide I cant find the divide symbol on my keyboard

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06-05-2016 05:12 PM
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RE: PG or VG based nicotine when making e liquid
I use nicotine in VG but the shelf life is not as long as PG base apparently.

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06-05-2016 05:42 PM
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