A Guide To DIY E-liquid – How To Make Vape Juice

A Guide To DIY E-liquid – How To Make Vape Juice


Hi there, this is Stephen from Vape Club,
and today we’re gonna be talking about
DIY e-liquid. Now while we do carry a
range of the world’s finest liquids here
at Vape Club, there’s gonna be a point
where you might want to make your own
eliquid. So we’re gonna show you what
that is and how to do it.
If you watched our Beginners Guide To Vape Eliquid,
you’ll know that eliquid is made up of
four main components: the PG, the VG, the
nicotine and the flavourings.
In pre-made e-liquids this is, as the name suggests,
pre-made and ready to be used.
With DIY e-liquid, you put these four main
ingredients together yourself however
you like. So everything from choosing the
flavour, to the nicotine strength, to the
PG VG ratio, and also how much of the
eliquid you want.
Before you start mixing, you’re going to need some equipment.
For starters you’re gonna need a container
to actually mix your a liquid in. Get
something with a lid so you can shake it
up afterwards. You’re gonna need some
syringes to measure each part of the
e-liquid accurately. If you don’t do this
you could mismatch some of the
measurements. So too much nicotine, or too
much flavouring, or you could get the PG
VG ratios wrong. Before you use any of
your equipment
you’re gonna want to give it a good
clean. You’re going to be making stuff
that you inhale so the last thing you
want is any dirt or dust or other nasty
things that’re gonna stop you from
enjoying your tasty eliquid. Now before
TPD, you had concentrations of nicotine
that were very high and also you could
get large volumes of it. This meant you
had to be responsible for storing it
away safely.
Now that the TPD is in force this is no
longer an issue. You can get nic shots
or nicotine shots which is unflavored
e-liquid that has a concentration of
nicotine up to 20mg. So the
first thing you need to decide on is the
ratio of your eliquid.
This will decide the PG/VG ratio, and
this will also determine how thick your
eliquid is. If you’re using it in a sub
ohm tank
you’re gonna want about a 70% VG or
higher. If you’re using it in a mouth to
lung tank you’re gonna want to add about
50% PG or higher. The next thing
to do is choose the percentage of flavouring
to add. Most flavours work well at about a
15% of the overall e-liquid.
But it does depend on the flavour and
person-to-person. So some flavours work
well at 10%,
others at 15, others at 20. If
you find that your eliquid is too strong
feel free to add some more VG or PG to
dilute as needed. Or if it’s too weak add a
bit more concentrate. Finally, you want to
decide the nicotine strength. When
making e-liquid, it’s best to know how
much of each component you’re going to
add before you start mixing. So you want
to know the PG/VG ratio, your flavourings
and your nicotine. The easiest way to do
this is to use an online calculator. My
favorite is steamengine.org. All you
need to do is go through it to fill in
the various parameters for e-liquid.
First: batch size. We’re going to make a
100ml of e-liquid. Next, we put in
our nicotine based strength and it’s PG
VG ratio which is 20MG and
80% VG. We then need to add
our flavour percentage so the
calculator remembers to include it.
We’re going to mix at a 15% flavour so we
input that. After this, we choose our
desired nicotine strength which is 3mg. The calculator will then tell
you the exact measurements in
milliliters for your eliquid. With our
calculations done we can see that we
need 15ml of nicotine base, 15ml of
flavour, 68ml of VG and 2mils of PG for a
100ml of 3mg,
80% VG liquid. Now we know what we’re
working with, it’s time to mix. Since we
know that we need 15ml of our base, we
will add one and a half of our nic
shots. You’re gonna need a full 10ml
for the first bottle and a 5ml from
the second one. When you’re measuring
anything, make sure you check and
double-check the amounts with your
syringe. This is especially important
when it comes to nicotine and flavour
base. With our nicotine in, will add our
flavour because our flavour concentrate
comes in a 30ml bottle we’ll want to
measure exactly half of it out and add
to our mix. This makes up the first 30ml of our 100ml of liquid and
gives us our nicotine and flavour base.
With the bases of our liquid together
it’s time to add our PG and VG to dilute
it and make it something pleasant to vape.
Because we’ve chosen an 80% VG mix we’ll add that first. We
need to measure out 68ml of VG and
then 2ml of PG which we can add to
our beaker one at a time. Now that all
our components are in, it’s time to mix
our mix. Now if you’ve got a container
like we do here with the lid, probably
best to put that on before you start
shaking. And if you don’t, go ahead and
decant your liquid into another
container that has a lid. The best way to
mix your liquid is just to give it a
really good shake. You want to make sure
that the concentrate and the nicotine
are evenly distributed throughout the PG
and VG.
Now that you have your a liquid
all mixed up now is a good idea to start
putting into your bottles. We can go
ahead and fill up our bottles here. As
mentioned before, you can use bigger
bottles than these, but we’re gonna go
ahead and measure out 10ml. This would
also be an excellent time to label up
your bottle or bottles with your flavour,
PG/VG ratio, nicotine strength, and the
date that you made it. The next part of
this whole process is probably the
hardest part and that’s leaving it alone.
And I mean putting it into a cupboard
and leaving it for a week, also known as
steeping. This will allow time for the
flavours to get to know each other and it
just helps that flavour come through. If
you don’t do this part,
it just won’t quite taste the same. This
is incredibly important for dessert or
pastry based flavors. These will need at
least a week to steep. This is not
usually the case with menthol or fruit
based liquids, sometimes just a vigorous
shake and they’re good to vape. Best thing
to do, is once you’ve made your e-liquid,
go ahead and put a little bit in your
tank or on your coil, vape it. And if you find
it’s not quite the way that you want it,
go ahead put it in the cupboard let it
steep for a week. And then after that
period of time go ahead get it try it
again and repeat this until you get the
flavour you want. If you buy pre-made
e-liquid,
you’ll find that it’s already been
steeped for at least a couple of weeks.
This is why you can use it straight away.
With DIY eliquid however, it requires a
bit more patience. But if you leave it
for a while,
your custom eliquid will be better for
it. Remember any eliquid that you’ve made
like this is for personal consumption
only and cannot be sold. This is due to
TPD legislation. Hopefully this gives you
a good idea about what goes into making
DIY e-liquids.
And remember as well that the amounts
that we used are just a guideline. It’s
all down to you. You can choose how much
you want to make or how little you make.
You can also choose all sorts of flavors.
If you want to mint and pastry? Great. Do
you want a banana and caramel? Excellent.
It’s all down to you. The name of the
game is experimentation. As always, if you
do have any questions, or you want to
tell us an amazing flavour idea you have,
do leave them in the comments below. You
can also get in touch with our lovely
team at Vapeclub.co.uk. If you’ve
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I’ve been Stephen from VapeClub, bye bye
for now.

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