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making your own
hi could anyone help
i was wondering how easy it is to mix your own liquids and is it expensive could anyone tell me please
05-02-2016 09:59 PM
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RE: making your own
It's a bit expensive to start out, since you need to buy syringes, PG, VG, nicotine base, flavors, empty bottles for juice, and some beakers or something to mix it in. But it's a lot cheaper than buying juice. It's fairly easy to mix, all you need to do is figure out how much you need of each ingredient, then mix it together. When you're working with strong nicotine base, you need to make sure to be safe, use rubber gloves and clean up really well, because of course nicotine is a drug and you'll be working with it in much higher concentration (my base is 50mg/ml) and since nicotine is absorbed through the skin, it can give you some serious headaches and/or make you sick if you get it on you. 
I wrote an Excel spreadsheet that automatically calculates how much you need of each ingredient, as well as total cost. I've got a link to it here so if you want, you can play around with it and see what the cost will be. I've got a recipe already in it just for example, my juice cost me about $2 for 30ml. 
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RE: making your own
Mixing is easy (Disclosure of interest: I used to be a chemistry teacherSmile)

Cheapest way is to spend a tenner on a 0.01 gram accurate set of scales that don't power down automatically. And something to hold the ingredients you are mixing.

Gravimetric beats volumetric every time!

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RE: making your own
You know, I've heard you say that before but I completely forgot about it when I started mixing! I think I'll just run to the store and grab a scale... And maybe update my Excel sheet to calculate weight too. 
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RE: making your own
Here's a good start.

Gravimetric methods done right are far, far easier to do right and far more accurate. (When done right)

For volumes in the tens of millilitres, volumetric is good enough and about as easy.

For volumes in the litres, gravimetric is faster and way easier.

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RE: making your own
Well I've already noticed that my syringes aren't 100% accurate because they don't take into account the liquid that's in the needle, just what's in the syringe itself, so measuring by weight would be easier to get consistent every time. I mean, if you're measuring 2ml of Vanilla and accidentally get an extra 0.5ml that can really affect the flavor of a small batch. That's why I made such a big batch last time I made juice, because the 0.5ml difference is less of a big deal when it's 1000ml.
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