Complete Beginner’s Guide To Making E-Liquid – DIY Tutorial

In this video is the complete beginners guide to making a liquid if you want to start mixing your own liquid or have ever been curious about the process this video will cover everything you’ll need to know about making a liquid. Why DIY you may already purchase premium e-liquid and don’t see any reason to make your own but there’s actually a lot of reasons to start making your own e-liquid cost is a big factor for a lot of people. premium e-liquid is expensive and with all of the sub-ohm devices on the market that burned through liquid quickly the cost of buying liquid adds up on making-egig-liquidaverage you are paying one dollar for each milliliter of premium liquid when you can pay anywhere from one to three dollars for each 30 milliliter bottle that you mix over time you’re looking to save a lot more money when you mix your own liquid the ability to control your liquid can be appealing to a lot of people with DIY you have complete control over what flavorings you use as well as the amount of propylene glycol vegetable glycerin and nicotine that’s used you can customize your e-liquid to any preference you may have if you enjoy vaping as a hobby then you’re already used to building your own coils and maybe even building your own mods and devices now you have the ability to take it one step further and make your own e-liquid the upcoming FDA regulations are a big factor for a lot of people to move into DIY depending on how things go down your atomizers batteries devices and premium liquid will all be subject to harsh regulations and may even be banned altogether this will leave vapors stuck with very few appealing legal options like cig alikes luckily all of the ingredients used to make your own a liquid will still be obtainable so you can keep creating your own liquid and keep vaping there’s many ingredients necessary to start mixing a liquid vegetable glycerin also known as VG is a thick liquid that’s the vapor base for a liquid VG is naturally sweet and it can be baked on its own without any flavors or nicotine propylene glycol also known as PG is a thin liquid that binds to the flavors as a flavor carrier this provides the throat hit quality to a liquid but it produces very little vapor on its own nicotine is available in a PG or VG base and it comes in a variety of strengths you do not need nicotine to make a liquid nicotine adds an extra throat hit quality to the e-liquid you need to keep nicotine in a dark and cool environment and it can be kept in a fridge or freezer e-liquidx’ that contain nicotine also need to be kept in a dark and cool environment there’s many flavor manufacturers out there and the flavors you use depend on your preference and the recipe that you’re using most flavorings RPG based a scale is necessary for mixing by weight which is a very easy method for mixing the scale you use needs to read to two decimal places a common scale recommended for mixers is the American weight scales lb 501 which has a 500 gram capacity this scale is battery-powered but it also has an AC plug that prevents the scale from turning off automatically in the middle of a mix I really like disposable pipettes for transferring the flavors when the flavors are not kept in squirt bottles I use one pipette per flavor per mixing session and then toss them away when I’m done you can get a bulk pack of these for very cheap syringes are a popular alternative to using pipettes but they need to be washed often they’re more expensive than pipettes but they can be reused with flavors PG or VG glass bottles with dropper caps are a must for storing your mixes they come in clear blue or amber and the darker bottles are better for keeping the light from ruining the liquid glass works much better than most plastics for storing mixes long-term use child safety caps when they’re available to prevent your mixes from being tampered with gloves are also necessary and very important to wear while mixing there’s many different types of gloves like latex vinyl nitrile or ordinary kitchen rubber gloves I would not recommend mixing without gloves so make sure you stock up the recipe I’ll make in this video will be a strawberry cream my strawberry cream recipe will use flavors entirely from the flavor of Prentis with strawberry ripe at 5% bavarian cream at 3% and graham cracker clear at 2 this is what a typical e-liquid recipe looks like and you may be wondering what do the percentages mean let’s look at a typical 30 milliliter bottle of liquid this 30 milliliter bottle would be considered 100 percent or one whole the recipe is a breakdown of what each flavors percentages in the total mix so of the entire 100 percent 5 percent is strawberry flavoring 3 percent is cream flavoring and 2 percent is graham cracker flavoring so to find out exactly how much flavoring to use you just find what the percentages of the whole mix if you’re mixing a 30 milliliter bottle then 2 percent will be milliliters 3% is milliliters and 5 percent is milliliters now you have your measurements of how much flavoring to use when you want to make a 30 milliliter bottle if you wanted to make a larger mix at 60 milliliters the recipe easily scales up just find the percentages of 60 milliliters and you’ll have the measurements for each flavor this works just as easily to scale the recipe down to smaller batches like 10 milliliters no matter what size the batch is the amount of flavoring used will be directly proportional to the size of the mix e-liquid recipes are shown in percentages so they’re consistent no matter what size you decide to make when making your a liquid you have complete control over the ratio of VG to PG this ratio allows you to customize how much cloud production and throat hit you get from your liquid a higher PG content gives the liquid more of a throat hit quality and thins out the liquid quite a bit a higher VG content gives the liquid more cloud production and makes the liquid much thicker but it increases the steeping time a 50/50 ratio is a good balance between cloud production and throat hit as you increase the VG amount you lose the throat hit quality but you can make a mix almost entirely out of VG as you increase the PG amount the throat hit increases quite a bit to a point of harshness but the amount of cloud production is reduced sharply personally I like all of my mixes at a 70 VG 30 PG ratio I find this is the right balance of throat hit and cloud production and it doesn’t take too long to steep since I mix all of my recipes of this ratio I find I go through vegetable glycerin twice as fast as propylene glycol now let’s talk about nicotine when you purchase nicotine it’s available in a PG or VG base and comes in a variety of strengths VG based nicotine is good if you’re looking to make max VG mixes where you maximize the amount of VG in the mix so the only PG is from the flavors the problem with VG based nicotine is that the VG is very thick and the nicotine solution needs to be shaken frequently to prevent concentrated areas of nicotine from building up you want your nicotine to be consistent throughout and not shaking VG based nicotine can lead to hot spots I prefer PG based nicotine and it’s much better to handle for beginners since the liquid is thinner it’s easier to shake the nicotine so it’s consistent throughout you still need to shake PG nicotine thoroughly so the nicotine won’t sink to the bottom of the solution when choosing a strength of nicotine there’s a few important things to keep in mind the lower the strength of nicotine concentrate the more you’ll need to use in your mixes to reach your target nicotine strength the higher the strength of the nicotine concentrate the lower the amount you’ll use if you buy 24 milligrams strength nicotine and you want to make your mixes at 12 milligrams you’ll have to use several milliliters of nicotine concentrate in the mix but you only need a few milliliters with a higher concentration pure nicotine is a poison there is absolutely no reason to obtain nicotine in its pure form which can be fatal if handled improperly unless you have a degree in chemistry there is no reason whatsoever to think about pure nicotine always buy nicotine in a solution of PG or VG and 100 milligrams strength nicotine is more than enough for any mixer the higher the strength of nicotine the faster the nicotine will degrade from oxygen or heat a lower strength of nicotine can last longer in bad conditions but it will still go bad so make sure you keep your nicotine in a cool dark place there’s two methods of mixing a liquid mixing by volume and mixing by weight when you mix by volume you’re measuring the amount of space the liquid occupies there’s many tools you can use the mix by volume like graduated cylinders beakers syringes and pipettes mixing by volume can be easier for beginners to get a grasp of measuring and mixing the liquids but it causes the mixing process to take more time if you’re mixing several different flavors you need to wash everything between mixes which is both tedious and time-consuming when you mix with a scale it’s much more accurate than mixing by volume this allows for more control over the measurements since you’re mixing directly into the target bottle and measuring the weight down to a hundredth of a gram there’s much less cleanup required when mixing with a scale and you can produce a lot more mixes much faster while it may seem that mixing by weight is the best method for mixing a liquid each method has its merits mixing by volume is great for bulk mixing from a leader up to a gallon of e-liquid mixing by weight is better for small batches under 240 milliliters when you’re mixing with a scale you’re measuring the weight or the mass of the liquid that you’re mixing this means that the milliliter measurements for liquids must be converted into grams this conversion is easily done with a calculator and I’ll expand on this in a minute but it’s important to know that different liquids weigh differently when weighing water each milliliter is equal to one gram so fifty milliliters of water is 50 grams propylene glycol is a little more dense than water so each milliliter weighs one point zero three eight grams vegetable glycerin is a lot more dense than water so each milliliter weighs one point two six grams it’s also important to note that different strengths of nicotine weighed differently whether it’s in a PG or VG base most flavors RPG based though there are some that are VG based every flavor has a different weight since they have different densities depending on what flavor compounds make up the flavor the easiest method is to assume all flavors weigh the same as propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin so they’re consistent with every mix calculators are used to convert your recipe into the measurements you’ll need to mix your liquid there’s a variety of e-liquid calculators available online and to download onto your phone or computer I’ll use the calculator on the e-liquid recipes website I use the site frequently and this calculator is beginner friendly and gives measurements for volume and weight mixing first enter the name of your recipe next enter the amount that you want to make I’ll make a 30 milliliter bottle so I’ll put 30 then enter your desired nicotine strength I want my nicotine strength to be 3 milligrams which I use for most all of my mixes enter your desired pg/vg ratio I want my ratio to be 70 VG 230 PG now enter the strength of the nicotine that you’re using and the PG or VG content of that nicotine I’m using 100 milligram strength nicotine that’s 100 percent PG base click the add flavor button to open the flavor section enter the name of the flavor what percentage you’ll use that flavor and whether the flavor is PG or VG based I’ll do this for all three flavors putting strawberry ripe at 5% bavarian cream at 3% and graham cracker at 2% when you’re done entering the flavors save your recipe and you’re all set the calculator breaks down your recipe and gives measurements in volume and for mixing by weight now that we have all of our measurements we’re ready to mix before you start mixing it’s important to thoroughly shake your nicotine if you keep your nicotine in a fridge or freezer let it sit out for a bit for it to reach room temperature before mixing and to make shaking easier I shake the nicotine before every bottle I mix since the nicotine can sink to the bottom of the solution it’s also good practice to shake your flavors as well some flavors have compounds that separate so give each bottle a good shake before mixing first turn on your scale and place your bottle in the center of the scale press the tare button to return the weight to zero this allows you to measure each ingredient individually I like to start mixing with the nicotine if I mess up and accidentally put too much I can just take it out and it won’t ruin the mix I need point nine three grams of nicotine so I’ll slowly drop the nicotine in the bottle slowing down as I get close to the target wait I shot over just a little bit but this is within an acceptable margin of error press the tare button to reset the weight to zero next I’ll add the flavoring starting with the strawberry ripe I need grams of strawberry ripe in the mix luckily these are squirt bottles so it makes adding the flavors much easier if your flavors are in glass bottles then you’ll need pipettes to transfer the liquid be sure not to add too much flavoring at a time the scale needs a second to update and you don’t want to add too much once I get close to grams I’ll slow down adding just a drop at a time until I hit the target weight then tear the scale add point nine grams of the Bavarian cream you can start to see the different liquids separated in the solution as you add the bavarian cream tear the scale when you reach point nine grams now add point six grams of the graham cracker clear this is a small amount so I’ll just add a few drops at a time until I hit the target weight then tear the scale with the flavorings all set it’s time to add the propylene glycol the PG is very thin and flows quickly so try to add it slowly to the mix having the PG and squirt bottles makes it easier to control slow down when you get close to the target weight then tear the scale when you’re done finally it’s time to add the vegetable glycerin I’ll add twenty six point four nine grams of the VG it takes a bit to add the VG since it’s so thick and it makes up 70% of the mix I found that you have to be careful with squirt bottles and VG if you squeeze too hard you can pop the cap off and spill the VG everywhere once you get close to the target wait slow down and add a few drops at a time the mix is all set and it’s time to add the cap I like adding the dropper cap without the glass dropper this helps leave room in the bottle which makes shaking the bottle easier I’ll add the glass dropper when I’m ready to vape the liquid after it’s done steeping after mixing the liquids may separate you can see the denser VG liquid has sunk to the bottom with the flavors and the PG sitting at the top this is why shaking is necessary after mixing shake the liquid well turning it different ways you don’t have to tire out your arm or shake it for too long generally a 20-second shake works fine once the mix is shaken the VG PG flavors and nicotine or more uniform throughout the mix the liquids can still separate over time so the mix should be shaken periodically now the liquid will start the steeping or aged process as you saw before the VG separates easily from the rest of the mix and it takes time for the VG to bind to the PG steeping also known as aging or curing is one of the most important processes when mixing a liquid this is the process in which the liquids in the mix become more homogeneous or uniform throughout there’s a lot going on in the bottle when it’s steeping different flavor molecules start to meld together which can form new flavors these flavors and the rest of the PG take a lot of time to bind to the VG there are several processes available that speed steep or make the steeping process go faster but these work with varying results breathing is when you leave the cap off the bottle and allow air to reach the mix I’ve touted breathing in the past but this is really only meant for certain flavors that can benefit from evaporating from the mixture and there’s not that many flavors that require this many fruit flavors are volatile molecules which means they escape easily from the mix into the air this means you’re literally losing the flavor while breathing it’s best to leave the cap on and keep your mixes closed to preserve the flavor a water bath is another method of speed steeping using a candle warmer to heat up a cup of water the warm water heats up the liquid to help thin out the VG so it binds easier to the rest of the mix while this does help thin out the VG excessive heat can ruin flavors this should only be done in short amounts of time 30 minutes or less too high of a temperature can also ruin the nicotine in the mix an ultrasonic cleaner is an interesting method of speed steeping the small pulses help shake the liquid but I like to use room-temperature water so it doesn’t damage the liquid I do like this method if I mix a bunch of bottles at once and I don’t want to shake them all but make sure the water is not hotter than room temperature the best steeping method is time as you gain experience as a mixer and try out different methods you’ll find that time really does work the best all mixes can be vaped right away o depending on what they are they may require different amounts of time to steep fruit mixes generally only need a few days at most creams and bakery flavors can take up to a few weeks test your mixes daily and take notes on the progress of the mix the flavors meld together and change over time so find the optimal steep time for each mix now let’s talk about storing your e-liquid and supplies on the flavor apprentice website they state that flavors can generally last up to six months when stored in glass bottles but this depends on the type of flavor flavors can be kept in the refrigerator but this can cause certain flavors to crystallize like menthol flavors these can be warmed up and the crystals will dissolve back into the solution fruit and cream flavors behave differently and it’s important to know what they do when storing and using the flavors fruit flavors are made up of molecules that are considered volatile which means they’re unstable in a solution this allows the flavor molecules to easily escape from the flavor concentrate or from your mixes which causes the flavor to become muted the fruit mixes and flavor concentrates need to be kept with the lids closed to prevent the flavor molecules from escaping cream flavors are generally made up of heavier molecules and are generally less volatile than fruit flavors since these cream molecules are larger and more complex they take more time to bind with other flavors and the VG in the mix which increases steep time you should still keep cream flavors and mixes with the lids closed tight anyway when you mix the fruit and cream flavors together the volatile fruit flavors can escape the mixture leaving behind just the cream the cap needs to be kept on and the mixture needs time for the fruit and cream molecules to interact and create new flavor molecules depending on the flavors used this interaction can produce a new flavor the flavors can complement one another or they can work against each other this is why you need to test your flavors and mixes periodically during the steeping and storage processes when storing nicotine it needs to be kept in a cool and dark environment the higher the strength of nicotine the easier it can go bad nicotine can be kept at room temperature but it’s best kept in a fridge or freezer just remember that the nicotine should be brought back to room temperature before mixing if you keep it in the freezer you can use lukewarm water to warm up the bottle a bit quicker just make sure it’s not too hot the biggest cause of nicotine spoilage is oxide station or exposure to oxygen this can degrade the nicotine causing it to taste peppery and have a harsh throat hit make sure you keep the caps on your nicotine at all times and limit the amount of time the nicotine bottle is exposed to the air one thing to keep in mind is the air that’s trapped in the nicotine bottle this can oxidize the nicotine as you continue to use up your nicotine there will be more air in the bottle this exposes the nicotine to more oxygen over time that will degrade the nicotine faster as you use it the best method to avoid this is to take your nicotine and transfer it into smaller glass bottles filling them to the very top only use one of the small bottles at a time while mixing so the rest of the batch is preserved this will help keep your nicotine fresh for a long time one common question a lot of beginners have is how is a recipe created for instance how did I arrive with the recipe in this video mixing e-liquidis simple enough but creating an e-liquid recipe is a lot more work creating an e-liquid recipe is a trial and error process that involves two major steps first you need to test your flavors individually at different percentages and keep notes on those flavors second you need to test flavors together and build and layer your recipe when you start buying flavors you should make small batches with single flavors to better understand the flavor you can pick a percentage at random or go off of a percentage you can find on flavor resource websites like e-liquid recipes or reddit either way you need a jumping-off point to start testing the flavors when testing the flavors and making flavor notes there’s a lot of questions you should ask yourself how does the flavor taste use descriptive adjectives to paint a picture of what the flavors taste like are they natural tasting candy like how accurate are the flavors to the description of the flavor if the manufacturer says it should taste like an apple but you find it tastes like a pear then that’s not accurate to the description how strong is the flavor this helps guide you to find the right percentage to use your flavor does it taste weak maybe you can boost the percentage up if you find it’s too overwhelming maybe drop the percentage considerably would you consider the flavor a top note or use it layered as an under to another flavor I’ll expand on the concept of top notes and undertones in a minute but what you’re looking for is whether the flavor stands out on its own or if it needs something else to make it more complete does the flavor change over time after a day a week a month how does the flavor change does it get darker and more intense or lighter and muted over time is there a lingering aftertaste or mouthfeel some flavors have a very strong aftertaste that you can utilize to bring another dimension to a recipe is the flavor sweet sour or savory some flavors can be almost salty and nutty while some flavors can be candy like sweet or tart and sour these are just some examples of questions to ask yourself when making flavor notes on each of your flavors pay attention to where the flavor hits on your tongue and how it interacts when it’s baked some really standout on the inhale others on the exhale these notes are what you need to really start developing a recipe every flavor manufacturer will have their own version of the same flavor and each one will be unique for example these are five different strawberry flavors from four different flavor manufacturers capella sweet strawberry is a juicy and sweet almost natural strawberry flavor apprentice strawberry is a sweet and hard candy strawberry liquid barn strawberry is like a sweet gummy candy strawberry flavor a strawberry is a mellow jam like strawberry flavor apprentice ripe strawberry is a very natural sweet and mellow strawberry flavor each one of these is a strawberry yet each one is completely unique and can change a recipe completely from the short descriptions I gave you can get a very good idea of what each one tastes like and can start to build ideas on how you want to utilize them in a recipe experiment with different versions of a flavor until you find exactly what you’re looking for a well-crafted recipe will layer the flavors in a way that makes the vaping experience much more enjoyable these are examples of some of the different layers in a recipe there’s the top notes the base notes the correlating notes and supporting notes a top note is the core flavor that a recipe is built around this is typically the first flavor you want to experience on the inhale flavors can be combined to create a more complex top note a bass note is the foundation of the recipe that creates the undertones which is typically tasted on the exhale the bass is molded around the top notes to enhance them making the recipe more complete correlating notes are flavors that are used together to complement one another into new flavors in a recipe these can be used as a top note or in the bass to enhance the recipe flavor art meringue and marshmallow is one of my favorite combinations to use in a base of a recipe to give a great lingering sweet aftertaste flavor apprentice strawberry and shrubbery ripe are a great combination to make a more powerful strawberry that lasts longer as a top note supporting notes are additions to a recipe to help bridge the gap between top notes and the base notes these can also add qualities to support the overall recipe like a sweetener menthol or other enhancer to help visualize how to build a recipe imagine a pyramid a recipe can be as simple as two flavors with one top note and one base note for a simple strawberry cream flavor apprentice strawberry ripe would be the top note with Bavarian cream as the base note you want the strawberry coming in on the inhale with the base cream to smooth out the exhale adding graham cracker to the mix as a supporting note helps to bridge the cream base to the strawberry top note the graham cracker has a buttery smoothness that works with the base and does not overwhelm the strawberry but instead helps connect it to the base a complicated recipe can have many flavors layered together in different ways there can be multiple top notes combined with a supporting note bridging the top notes with the base and complementary notes but a complex recipe does not guarantee a great recipe it takes a lot of testing and understanding of each flavor to make a complex recipe which can take dozens of versions just to get right the important thing is that you start simple with your flavors and recipes before you start building too complex of a recipe there’s many ways to start the recipe creation process you can use your flavor notes find real world inspiration or try cloning existing e-liquidusing the information gathered through the flavor testing and note-taking process start pairing flavors together at a percentage that you think will work test these mixes when they’re fresh and after a few days to track the progress this is the jumping-off point to make the recipe just right based off your notes for instance with strawberry ripe and bavarian cream I like them individually at around 5% but mixing them together I found it was better to drop the cream to 3% I felt it was missing something so I brought in the graham cracker at 3% but then changed it to percent to arrive at this recipe it took four versions of trial-and-error a lot of inspiration for a recipe can come from things you eat every day whether it’s your favorite dessert or snack pay attention to the flavors that occur in that food and match them to flavors you’re familiar with in your collection let’s do a quick thought experiment imagine eating a cinnamon roll with icing ask yourself questions about the different flavors occurring and break them down what does the dough taste like is it soft and yeast like or flakey is the cinnamon paired with brown sugar or white sugar is the icing of vanilla icing or a cream cheese icing what’s the top note the icing or the cinnamon filling I made two example flavor pyramids to help build a cinnamon roll recipe on the left you can see the top note is the cinnamon and brown sugar with the cream cheese and white sugar in the icing as the supporting note to add OE base on the right the cream cheese and white sugar icing is the top note with the cinnamon and brown sugar as supporting notes to add OE base both of these are different takes on the same thing and there are two completely different recipes this is how you have to visualize your recipes when you start to create them try to figure out what your top notes and base notes are and start to match them to real flavors to see if they can be created cloning an already existing e-liquidis a great way for beginners to understand how to create a recipe when trying your favorite e-liquidz’ pay attention to what’s happening is you’ve ate what are the top notes and base notes what’s the inhale and exhale like what else is supporting the top and base in the liquid cloning your favorite eliquids depends heavily on your flavor notes and testing once you’re more familiar with your collection of flavors that will become easier to identify what flavors are used in your favor a liquid x’ if you’re having difficulty making your own recipes there’s plenty available online to use from popular resources like e-liquidrecipes calm and the DIY e-juice subreddit when you’re researching recipes pay attention to any flavor notes that are included and any feedback from the community to gauge how good the recipe is cost is a big factor in mixing your own liquid on average premium e-liquidbottles range from fifteen to thirty dollars costing fifty cents to one dollar per milliliter that you vape over the course of a year the cost of vaping a liquid can add up to be more expensive than smoking cigarettes here’s a breakdown of everything you’ll need to start mixing right away this includes vegetable glycerin propylene glycol nicotine 10 flavors glass bottles disposable pipettes a scale and gloves with all of this you can immediately start mixing and fading your own liquid now the startup cost may seem steep for most with all of these added up it comes to about a hundred and twenty dollars but let’s break down what you can do with all of these ingredients with all of these supplies you can make forty seven thirty milliliter bottles of a liquid this is at a nicotine strength of three milligrams and using 10% flavoring in each bottle you can make 47 bottles before you run out of VG and flavoring but you’ll have plenty of PG and nicotine left over for other mixes the total cost of the liquid in each thirty milliliter bottle is one dollar and 21 cents for an entire 30 milliliter mix of a liquid it’s just barely over a dollar compared to the dollar per milliliter price of premium a liquid this factors in the disposable use of the pipettes and gloves as well as continued use of the scale per bottle the most expensive thing is the glass bottle itself but if you wash and recycle your bottles this won’t be an issue even with the cost of each glass bottle factored in each thirty milliliter mix and bottle only cost one dollar and 92 cents if you vape even 230 milliliter bottles a week this is still enough to make for six months it’s pretty easy to argue that DIY is far cheaper in the long run than buying premium liquid you can make your own liquid that is just as great as the premium stuff and even better with experience and Pratt this there’s a variety of starter kits available as well which come with the tools liquids and flavorings you’ll need to start mixing right away I’ve personally tried the liquid barn starter kit and it works really well for a beginner their kit comes with some high quality nicotine and flavorings but it’s also geared toward volumetric measuring not mixing by weight either way these kits bring the startup cost down significantly and help beginners start their DIY journey now for some general tips and frequently asked questions a very common question I get is whether nicotine is needed to make a liquid the answer is no you do not need nicotine to make a liquid actually the only thing you need in order to vape is vegetable glycerin the propylene glycol flavorings & nicotine are all optional make sure you write everything down from the mixing process put labels on your liquid with the date and any other info to keep track of that mix keep detailed flavor notes and recipe notes to help you build your knowledge on mixing remember less is always more you don’t need to use flavorings at high percentages to get better flavor and you don’t need twenty different flavors to make a great recipe simplicity goes very far with DIY I find as I keep expanding my own mixing knowledge I’m keeping my recipes simpler and less complicated for better flavor flavor bases are a mixture of just the flavorings used in a recipe you can buy these from many companies as concentrates all you need is to add the VG PG and nicotine and you’ll have a complete flavor this also makes the mixing process much faster making a flavor base is a bit more advanced and needs a concrete recipe so you can start putting out batches faster but it makes the mixing process so much easier another common question is what order the ingredient should be mixed in I like to mix my liquids with the nicotine first so if I put too much I can take it out without ruining the mix then the flavorings the PG and the VG lasts honestly it doesn’t matter what order you mix your ingredients it’s entirely up to you a lot of people ask if they can still mix by volume the answer is yes you can mixing by volume is totally fine if you prefer that method it just takes a bit more time and clean up between mixes but it’s still a completely viable method for mixing e-liquidif you’re looking for the best resource for DIY e-liquid information then the best place is the DIY e juice subreddit this is the best location for recipes flavor notes and other general DIY information just remember that this forum has very specific rules and you must read everything thoroughly before you start posting every single question you may have about getting started might have already been answered so use the sidebar in the search bar to look through for the information you need if you enjoyed this tutorial I have several other DIY videos that expand on different segments in this video like recipe creation how to make a flavor base testing out different steeping methods mixing by volume as well as several recipes you can try for yourself no matter what reason you choose to start your DIY journey the most important thing is that you’re trying something new and fun that will enhance your vaping experience this is New Amsterdam vape and if you found this video helpful please like comment and subscribe

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