Been making my own juice for months. Made several recipes that I loved. Fruits, baked goods, custards etc. About two months ago, everything I mixed got harsh. Like… Acid in the throat harsh. Unvapable.
I ordered new nic. Same deal. I ordered new nic again. Same deal. Two different nic suppliers. Heartland and Vaperstek.
I can vape my vg or pg straight with no issues. I can make my recipes at 0nic and they’re smooth and delicious.
Am I suddenly VERY sensitive to nic or is there somehow more I’m missing?
I handled the nic in all the standard ways. Shook like the Dickens and parted into individual 30ml amber glass bottles upon receiving and keep those in the freezer. Shake like crazy before using in a mix. Everything is sterilized etc. I use syringes or weight (.01g scale) to mix, depending on my mood, same result.
HELP! I don’t want to have to give up mixing and vaping.
Last I heard there has been some bad nicotine coming from Heartland. I use to buy my nic from them but heard they changed their nic for the worst. Don’t know anything about Vaperstek. Seems to me it’s more likely just harsh nic. Of late some of the better Nic Suppliers I have heard of people here using has been from Nicotine River, MyFreedomSmokes.com, NicSelect. Hopefully this will help.
Very disappointing. I got two of these orders from them. I called about the ridiculously harsh nic and they sent me a replacement that’s just as bad. The production supervisor acted surprised at my complaint, like she hadn’t heard of this before.
(I’ve heard of peppery nic, but this is like acid, almost like it’s WAY more concentrated than listed. I have supplies on order to test all this nic for concentration before I just dispose of it
This has been discussed a bit on ELR, but in my opinion, not enough! Folks should always test their Nic prior to it’s use. There have been issues in the past with vendors booting out nicotine which is way higher in concentration than advertised or labeled.
You’re not the first for sure. @Amy2 I believe was the one that got some nic from Heartland that was bad. She also called, complained, and I believe was sent another batch that was just as bad. After you test the nic, please post the results. In the meantime cut your nic to 1.5mg to see if it will work for you (Case it’s overly strong nic concentrate problem). If it work then you’ll at least have something to vape…
VT was the first company I had my nic through. It was what I used to make the recipes before. But then things got bad. I have a suspicion that I mishandled it when receiving as it was my first ever try at diy. When I switched my open 30ml for more from the freezer, I think is when the issue came up. I think I didn’t mix the nic properly when I got it originally.