In the video above, my first question is about “reference flavor”. What is it? Well, I took the term from the audio world. It’s referred to speakers or headphones that emit audio, as the original artist intended. Meaning, the lows and the highs aren’t boosted or artificially altered. The same goes with flavor. As a DIY E-liquid Mixing, I need to make sure there is a baseline level of “standards” to my RDA, to ensure that my recipes taste similar on every other RDA/RTA. So instead of calling the headphones reference, I can also call my RDA’s reference, if they do not artificially alter the highs or the lows of my recipes.
How do I know what is “reference”? This is much more tricky to answer. Basically, it comes from experience. I know what my Pistachio RY4 U recipe tastes like in thousands of different scenarios. I know what it tastes like in the most muted of RTA’s, and I know what it tastes like in the most over-saturated. So I’m able to know the “balance” between the two, by taking those experiences and comparing them against eachother. So unfortunately, there’s no scientific answer. It’s still a subjective measurement.
One viewer wants to know what my thoughts are on Max VG or 100% VG recipes. I think that MaxVG is a great option for those who are sensitive to PG. Anywhere from 50vg/50pg up to 70vg/30pg is a great range, with very subtle differences in flavor. It’s only when you go above 70vg where you may run into issues with muting. Maximum VG creates a very pleasurable vape experience, but it definitely lacks in flavor and saturation. But it’s not unvapeable. So if you’re someone who’s sensitive to PG, you should certainly be mixing your own e-liquid, this way to can craft the best possible maxVG recipes. And the viewer also asks if he should add PG to a max VG mix to make it better. The answer is no. You’ll only dilute it further.