Thanks, Alisa. The recipe adaptation tool is a great feature, and I use it a lot. However, I believe all the math is linear. That’s probably OK for simply changing the total volume. But some key factors muddy the waters. PG carries flavor more than VG, NIC levels affect flavor, and wattage (temp) also impacts flavor.
So take a recipe that has been “perfected” at 20% PG, 3mg NIC, and vaped at 50 to 100 watts DTL. What happens when it is adapted to 50% PG, 12mg NIC, and vaped at 8 to 10 watts MTL. I’ve looked around for hints or tips on how flavor percentages might be adjusted in this example, but I don’t find much.
I’ve made about 6 of the top rated recipes. All were published at 70% VG or greater, 3 to 6 mg NIC, and most turned out OK at 50% VG and 12mg NIC, but I wonder if they could be even better with different flavor precentages. Or if the ones I didn’t like were not a matter of personal taste. Of course, I can test via trail-and-error, and hope to find the time and patience to do that.
I offer a small story as example. I was one of the first computer science students at my university in the late 60s. The manager of the dorms food service came to the Compsci department and asked for help. Students often bring food recipes from home and ask to have them served in the dorms. We wrote a neat little linear calculator. It failed miserably.
The problem was how to translate “a pinch of salt” in a recipe that serves 6 into a recipe to serve 600. Over the next few years, via trail-and-error, the food service folks developed a large list of non-linear formulas that were used to translate any small family recipe into one for mass consumption. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had that for e-liquid recipes.