…And we continue
This article and video is a continuation of this piece.
- “My e-liquid isn’t as sweet as I was used to with commercial e-liquid. Should I just add more sweetener?”
- Well, it depends how much you were using before. My recipes usually sit at 0.25-0.5% of CAP Super Sweet. This to me, is FAR sweet enough. That said, I’m aware that many in the industry go up to 1 – 2%. So if you want your e-liquids to be as sweet as most commercial e-liquids, you can try going that high. I recommend, though, you stick to 0.5%. You will find that you get used to this sweetness level. Also, you may not be using the most flavorful and sweet ingredients. Make sure to do more research and testing to find the absolute best flavorings to use in your recipes to give you the most impact. This, of course, is a lot of work. But that’s why this website is available, and Noted, and many of the other DIY channels. While everyone’s palate is different, my work is meant to give you a good understanding of what some flavorings may or may not taste like and how to use them.
- “I received an order, and I found that they may be nearly 1 1/2 years old. This rattled me knowing how old my flavoring might be when purchased”
- While I understand when you purchase something, you want it to be in the most optimal state. And with flavorings, that may be the same. But 1 1/2 years is nearly not enough time to degrade the flavoring, in any way. These ingredients last many, many years. So you should have no worry there. Also, many flavoring houses, like Bull City, stock as many flavorings as they can. Sometimes they stock flavorings that just don’t sell well. So in order to obtain them, they can’t waste money constantly updating their batches for flavorings that don’t sell. This means you may get some flavorings that have been sitting in storage a while. As long as they aren’t 5 – 10 years old, you should be fine!
- “What is the different between CNT and NicSelect, nicotine?”
- These are just two different brands of Nicotine. CNT is one of the largest nicotine suppliers and NicSelect was the industry standard for a while. I can’t discern any difference between the two. They are both elite tier.
- “Currently have been using LiquidBarn sweetener. But it seems like it doesn’t do anything for sweetness”
- This is because it is not a sweetener, and is mislabeled. LiquidBarn sweetener, is not sucralose based. And is instead just Ethyl Maltol. While many like to use EM to help sweeten their mixes, it’s technically not a sweetener – but more a cotton candy aroma. If you want “sweet” you need to use sucralose based sweeteners.
- Do you have a list of reputable sites to purchase VG/PG/NIC?
- How can I get a more mouthfull flavor?
- This depends on the recipe you’re going for. For fruits, you’ll need to find fruits that produce that bold flavoring. Some recipes, like a strawberry recipe, which is inherently thin, might be difficult to make “full”. But I do find using sweetener helps. Again, make sure you do your research and testing.
- Does Super Sweet gunk your coils?
- I use Super Sweet in all my mixes at 0.5% – with a fused clapton, 0.3ohm, 60w coil. I have not experienced much, if any, gunking. I think gunking comes from more of the “fructose” based flavorings, like many of the FlavorWest flavorings.