Good idea daath. Long time smoker, 6.5 year vaper, and never looked back. Scenic tax free state of Delaware. Love the ELR site, and after visiting MOST of the others, I think ELR is the best, hands down. Started dripping on a lowly EGO batt and atomizer (what a PITA), blew tons of cash on crappy equipment, but not many were vaping back in the "olden days", so figured it out as I went along. Ironically probably one of my BEST setups, was a Provari 2.0 w./ a Phiniac XL nude tank with XL Boge cartos, and I still use that to this day. BEST equipment I've ever purchased. Got tired of buying cartos (still am) and atty's, so moved over to rebuilding (it's really not that hard). Had been vaping on the cheap from Mt. Baker Vapor, and got mega hooked on their French Toast, but had to kick them to the curb once they started PRE-steeping their juices, which meant when I received my beloved French Toast, it was very dark, and almost bitter (hits the trash can). Was intimidated by the metric ton of info, suggestions, and complete confusion regarding DIY mixing, but THAT'S over now hehe.
Rebuilding, DIY'ing, saving loads of cash every single day, put some clean cotton wicks in every day or two, and it costs me about 10 cents a day to chain vape, AND, I can vape whatever the hell I want. Loving life on my new fav. Steam Crave RDTA, with simple paralleled claptons. Nothing fancy, no need, just great tasting, vaping goodness.
Tenfifty, don't sweat the details, as you made the BEST first step, by signing up on ELR. Soo many good people here, great recipies, honest feedback/reviews. Everyone's tastes are different, so the other guy's GREAT mix may not appeal to you, and vice versa. My personal favs (just my opinion) are Nude Nicotine for NIC, and Bull City flavors for ALL of my flavorings. I also get all of my PG and VG from Nude Nic as well. I'm not overly concerned about finding the cheapest PG/VG, or NIC, but I want quality, and I've never been let down. Bull City ships so fast it's almost scary good. Nude Nic, not the fastest on shipping, but the quality to me, is some of the highest, and had no issues.
I think at this point I've got over 225 flavors, and it allows me to make almost every recipie here (not all), plus freely experiment. As usual try small, and buy big. Get a load of 10ml flavors, find what you like, then go crazy with the bigger bottles.
Last thing. When I started I was mixing by volume (ml and syringes), OMG, what was I thinking. Waay to time intensive, mess, cleanup, blehh. Got a scale, started mixing by weight, done, done, and done. Not looking back.