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January 10, 2018 3 Comments

If you have been vaping for a while, then you probably already know that pack-a-day smokers spend over $1,000 per year on cigarettes. You also know that using a vape is a cheaper and healthier way to subdue nicotine cravings. If you've been vaping longer than the average person, you might venture into the wild world of making your own homemade juice. Since there is a bit of a learning curve to making great DIY e juice, it's pretty normal to not get the results you want when first starting out. As you seek to perfect your new craft, here are some common mistakes new homemade juice makers make.
  1. Too Much Flavor
    It is definitely counter-intuitive, but certainly true: putting too much vape flavor concentrates into your DIY e liquid can completely kill the flavor. This is because the flavors work against each other and create an overpowering and often unpleasant flavor. Use less concentrated flavor; roughly 15% (don't go over 25%) is right for most brands.
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  3. Too Much PG
    Many people are sensitive to propylene glycol. If you have a juice with a lot of PG in it and you feel like it's harsh, try using primarily vegetable glycerine instead. This provides a smoother vape.
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  5. Storage Problems
    Make sure to stock up on empty 30ml and 60ml bottles. You might not anticipate how much juice you'll make, but it is fairly common to have four or five in rotation at the same time. 
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  7. Steeping
    This is one of the biggest mistakes people make. An unsteeped juice can taste harsh, poorly mixed, and altogether less flavorful. There are two main methods for steeping your juice. The first is simply setting it down in a cool dark place and waiting. You can wait anywhere from a week to a month depending on how much patience you have. The other method involves a bowl of warm water and a bottle of freshly made e liquid. Put the bottle in warm water and wait until it isn't warm. Voila! Your homemade juice is now steeped. 

If you are struggling to get the flavor right in your homemade e juice, pay attention to your measurements and have patience. And relax, practice makes perfect. Besides, you're saving so much money by making your own juice that if you don't like what you just made, you can try again.

3 Responses

Mary Wade
Mary Wade

November 09, 2018

I use 25% single flavor in my 60mg.VG/40 mg.PG juice. I’ve found that most flavors, once mixed & steeped, don’t have enough taste. Sometimes it’s like vaping air!
The exceptions are: tiramisu, coffees, most caramels, some tobaccos, honey, maraschino cherry (overpowering!), musk candy (potent!), lemon-lime (awful!), absinthe, some spices, nangka, amaretto, dk. fire, hickory smoke, Bahraini apple gold, banana, pizza (nasty!), butter, popcorn, some liquors.
If anyone has any ideas why so many of the flavors avail. are so whimpy, I’d love to hear it! I’ve been DIYing for a couple of yrs. & this is my #1 frustration.
I keep seeing people saying that your flavor concentrates shouldn’t have to be more than 25%, I haven’t had much luck w/ lower concentrations. What’s going on here!?!?!

Moe Odatalla
Moe Odatalla

October 15, 2018

Thanks for the tips. Looking into the DIY part of the vaping universe for some adventure (and antics) down the road.

Kevin Galardi
Kevin Galardi

August 02, 2018

I am trying to find a in store location for pickups

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