3 Quick Mistakes to Avoid When DIY E-JUICE Vaping
Sooner or later, a good amount of vaping enthusiasts out there want to take their hobby to the next level and begin DIY e-juice vaping. By making your own juices, you can experiment with your own flavors, PG and VG levels, and nicotine levels. In addition to allowing you to get creative, making your own liquids saves you a good amount money. Buying juice ingredients in bulk can be significantly less expensive than buying pre-made bottles of juice.
When it comes to making e-juice, there are 3 basic rules to familiarize yourself with before diving into the DIY vaping world.
DIY E-JUICE MISTAKE #1: Not Letting Your Mix Steep
As soon as you make your first batch of juice, you're going to be in a hurry to test it out to see if you pulled it off properly. However, what many newbies don't become fully aware of is that juices have to steep. It needs to age, like a fine wine or cheese, for a while before its flavors combine and oxidize. This steeping process allows the ingredients to mix properly, as well as allowing the flavors to shine.
To properly steep your new batch, make sure first it is in glass bottles. Steeping requires heat, and glass has better heat-retaining abilities than plastic.
The most popular steeping method is a water bath. Place the bottles of juice in a container and fill this container halfway with warm water. Then, place this bath in a dark, cool area for a few days.
DIY E-JUICE MISTAKE #2: Not Cleaning Your Equipment
Flavoring extracts are very powerful, concentrated products that’ll remain in place if you do not adequately wash your equipment after each mixing session. Equipment like syringes and bottles must be washed thoroughly with hot water or alcohol, or else they’ll preserve the flavor of the prior batch.
DIY E-JUICE MISTAKE #3: Guessing the Proportions
While creating your own liquids gives you the freedom to experiment, there are still standard proportions that you should not go away from to in order to create a product that can be vaped. For instance, a frequent beginner mistake is going a bit overboard with the flavors. Even if a flavor is delicious, adding too much of it will ruin the consistency and likely make the taste of it so intense that it just won't be pleasant. There’s a science to creating vape liquid that involves specific proportions of ingredients. Luckily, you can find calculators online that’ll help you get your proportions to where they need to be.
Once you've gotten the basics down, you can finally begin to make your own vape juice. DIY e-liquid vaping is an incredibly rewarding experience that’ll save you loads of money in the long run. By avoiding these common mistakes, you’ll be able to make awesome e-juices like a pro in no time. Also, make sure you exercise safety and caution with any DIY vaping experiment or creation you’re doing.