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Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid and Mixing' started by Rude Rudi, 26/4/18.
Yes to steeping and adding NiC later
Thanks Resistance. Just a question for a further point of clarity please... when I use the calculator to determine the PG/VG quantity / mass etc., should I provisionally add in Nic (3mg), for later addition once available, or would you recommend 0%, or won't it really matter with such a minimal quantity? If If I make provision for 3mg nic, then my saved recipe will indicate how much to add, when available.
Yes, do add the Nic into your calculations and write info on your bottle so you don't forget. You can also write how much ml or weight Nic need to be added and the PG/VG ratio as well as the date so you don't get confused later.
Then when you get the Nic you add the quantity you wrote on the bottle.
Example. 100ml VG/PG ratio
Nic (to add 3mg/ weight or ml)
It saves frustrations later.
I find on the juice calculators I use that they have a print function, so this is what I do. Mommy and I have different recipe boxes clearly marked.
I bought a scale accuracy 0.01g from TakeaLot. The measurements were not matching those shown on the recipe even though I was adding using syringes to double-check. I sent it back as faulty and have received a replacement - same problem. I have put on a measuring beaker, pressed Tare to zero it and added 10m distilled water - it still does not read 10g. Am I being stupid or is the scale useless? Thanks
Are you using the ml calculation or the weight calculation? The weight of water, VG and PG differ per ml, so just looking at 1 ml is 1 mg is not fully correct. In the attached primer linked below by @RichJB he explains some of the principles, including why you actually slightly “miscalculate” your flavoring based on practices in the commercial manufacturing arena.
I am not sure which calculator you are using to get your recipe quantities, most are good, but I have been using a scale virtually from my second batch of mixing, and a scale just makes it so much easier, and no wastage or extra washing needed. Imho when using a scale and just taking care to get as near as possible to the calculated weight will give you a satisfactory and consistent outcome. I hope that this primer will shed some more light on the process, and ensure many more and happy mixing sessions to you.