Mon 20 Jun 2016
Here at ELFC we’re all about DIY e liquid. We understand both the cost benefits and the flexibility that making your own e liquid can bring. If you’re new to DIY e liquid, you can check out our DIY Mixing Guide for all the basics.
If you’re already familiar with mixing your own e liquid, you’ll know that there are two types of flavour concentrates in the DIY world: One shot and basic.
One shot flavour concentrates are blended flavours such as Heisenberg, Goose Juice and Eclipse. These flavour concentrates are designed to be used on their own along with PG, VG and nicotine. We sell a huge range of high quality one shot flavour concentrates here at ELFC from trusted brands such as Vapercrew, Vampire Vape and Decadent Vapours.
Basic flavour concentrates are those designed to be mixed together to create a blended flavour. At ELFC, we did our research and decided to provide FlavourArt concentrates for those wanting to get creative. We were impressed with FlavourArt’s dedication to safety and quality and the cost effectiveness of their concentrates.
This is a quick guide to mixing with FlavourArt concentrates to create your own e liquid recipes.
What you need to get started
Like all DIY e liquid, you’ll need propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, nicotine concentrate and (obviously) flavour concentrates. If you’re a vaper who only uses max VG or nicotine free e liquid, you won’t need all 4 ingredients. Because there are over 60 basic FlavourArt concentrates available, it’s good to know what kind of flavours you want to create before getting started.
Think about recipes
Once you’ve decided on what kind of flavours you’d like to work with, you’ll need to think about your recipes. Our advice is to think about the e liquids you have enjoyed in the past and take inspiration from those. You can also check out our recipes section and try out some of our creations.
How much flavouring should be used?
It’s hard to answer this because some flavours are more potent than others and taste is subjective. What we can say is that FlavourArt concentrates are strong compared with some other brands so our recommended mix percentage is 3-7% (0.3ml-0.7ml per 10ml) of the total e liquid mix.
Doing the calculations
As well as your 3-7% flavour recipe, you’ll need to decide what PG/VG ratio and nicotine strength you want. Then you can use our DIY calculator to come up with the overall e liquid recipe. Our DIY calculator allows you to input 7 different flavour concentrates.
What about steeping?
Steeping is when a freshly mixed e liquid is left to sit for a period of time to allow the flavour to develop and mature. Our recommendation when using FlavourArt concentrates is to shake the e liquid bottle well after mixing, then letting it steep for 1-2 weeks. However, if you are using the custard flavour concentrate in your mix, the steep time can be up to 4 weeks.
Remember, there is often some trial and error involved when creating e liquid flavours, so it is advisable that you make small batches when first testing out a flavour. Also, when you do come up with a winning recipe, let us know at [email protected]. We’re always interested in trying new, exciting flavours!
If you have any questions about mixing with FlavourArt concentrates or DIY mixing in general, feel free to get in touch.