Be polite and introduce yourself! (Feb. 2015 to Feb. 2017)

@Cam_vapez Welcome to ELR my man. Don’t hesitate to jump right in. Lot’s of kick ass folks on this site. You should also be prepared to learn! :slight_smile:

ELR Members - I met Cam at a local vape shop today. We just started chatting and I discovered he’s getting into DIY juice, so I invited him to join ELR. Lucky dude got an ELR vape band out of the deal too :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Anyway he’s been using a phone app for recipes and so forth. From what little I could tell it’s probably not a bad app. But I know he’ll enjoy ELR. I showed him some about the calculator, entering flavor stash, some about the recipe calculator. So I think he’ll be off and running quickly. Oh and he charmed me out of one of my ELR vape bands…sneaky dude! @Whiterose0818 can stock us both up Cam if we want.

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Welcome one
Welcome all
But mostly welcome to those
I haven’t welcomed at all.

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I’ve lost track of this topic but yes, it’s a wild wonderful place to learn and to hang out. Welcome to every new person. :smiley:

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Thanks for the warm welcome… I guess it’ll be around a month until my juices steep and I start asking what adjustments I should make :stuck_out_tongue:

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Hi all,
welcome! This a great place, you’ll learn a bunch and discover a bunch. If you need help with anything, shot it on out there, some one will help. Happy Vaping and Congratulations on a cigarette free environment Dave38

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Welcome, and find some time to read this if you wish…:

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Congratulations!! You’ve now graduated to intermediate mixing!!

All kidding aside. It’s amazing how many people start DIY mixing just to waste the first couple months time and materials not being willing to wait. I see bright things in your future.

Welcome aboard.

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I felt much the same when I got my first shipment of flavors. For me I was forewarned though. I started researching DIY a few months before I was ready to dive in and knew there was a difference between shake and vape and needing to steep.

http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?q=shake+and+vape

http://forum.e-liquid-recipes.com/search?q=Shake%20and%20vape

These links might help. Also, single flavor testing may seem tedious to most people but it fills in some time especially with fruit and candy flavors that don’t normally require weeks to develop. CHEERS!

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Hi, my name is riccardo, I live in Italy, new to DIY, I like very much mixing liquids for hobby.
My vaping style is single coil RTA and prefer flavour to clouds.
Haven’t taste many liquids so far but my preferred is Castle Long by Five Pawns

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Welcome to ELR, hope you’re gonna enjoy your stay here among all the amazing people.

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Welcome to the forum @errevi :slight_smile:

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Welcome aboard Riccardo! :wink:

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Ciao, Riccardo, and welcome! :sunflower: May your diy journey be playful and instructive, and remember to sit on your wallet to stop your money from taking off. Enjoy!

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Hello and welcome Riccardo. My love of Castle Long is what got me started on this DIY hobby.
Here are a couple of the most popular Castle Long clones.

Castle Long Clone V2

Ingredient %
Acetyl Pyrazine 5% (TPA) 2
Bourbon (Vanilla Bourbon) (FA) 2
Brown Sugar (TPA) 2.5
Coconut Extra (TPA) 3
Kentucky Bourbon (TPA) 6
Oak Wood (FA) 2.5
Toasted Almond (TPA) 3
Vanillin 10% (TPA) 2

Flavor total: 23%

Remember to rate it at e-liquid-recipes.com!

Castle Long Clone by jonhall2

Ingredient %
Acetyl Pyrazine 5% (TPA) 1.5
Brown Sugar Extra (TPA) 1
Coconut Extra (TPA) 1.5
Kentucky Bourbon (TPA) 2.5
Toasted Almond (TPA) 1.5
Vanilla Bourbon (TPA) 1
Vanillin 10% (TPA) 1

Flavor total: 10%

Remember to rate it at e-liquid-recipes.com!
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thanks!
what’s the main difference between the 2 recipes, a part the total flavour percentage ?
Which is best about you ?
thanks

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I have tried them both and I actually prefer the last one that only has 10% flavoring total.I can’t tell much difference between the two after I let them steep for a week or two but everyone has different tastes.
Some prefer the higher percentage one while others like me prefer the second , both are very good IMO.Starting out I would make a small bottle of each and see what you prefer.

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Hey!

My husband and I live in Colorado. We’re shopping for a new mod and tank, maybe two. We’ve vaped off and on since 2010, make most of my juice, and never built a coil. Yet. Clouds are nice but flavor is a necessity.

Thanks for ELR, I’d be in a world of hurt without yalls recipes and experience.

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Hi BoyHowdy

I have tested the first version yesterday, but after one week of steeping it just taste sweet, I can barely feel flavour, it’s really … ‘flat’ …
well, could not exactly follow the recipe, coconut, vanilla bourbon and Kentucky bourbon are not TPA but FA, but it should at least be near instead of ‘no taste - just sweet’.
I mix by weight with a 0.01 digital scale, it’s new and calibrated, I believe I’ve done that right.
Any thoughts ?

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Sorry you are having trouble , I am curious when you swapped the TPA flavors for FA did you lower your flavor percentages? FA flavors are among the best , they are much more potent than TPA .
If not that could be the problem , we have a fulcrum point when it comes to flavors.Every flavor has a percentage that works best , if we go over it starts to mute the flavor same as not enough.
When you have a mix that tastes sweet but not defined that is a sign that we have too much flavoring and it is becoming muted.
We do have an all FA version of Castle Long , I have not tried it but it is rated well.

Castle Long Clone

Ingredient %
Bourbon (Vanilla Bourbon) (FA) 1.5
Brandy (FA) 2.5
Coconut (FA) 1.5
Cream Fresh (FA) 1
Meringue (FA) 1
Pistachio (FA) 0.1
Vienna Cream (FA) 3
Walnut (FA) 2

Flavor total: 12.6%

Remember to rate it at e-liquid-recipes.com!

If this doesn’t help please post your recipe or the flavors that you have and we will get you on the right path .:slight_smile:

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many thanks for prompt reply, I understand what you mean and no, haven’t lowered percentages;
that could have spoiled the mix, indeed. I was not aware about the ‘power’ differences between TPA and FA.
I will try to get all TPA or all FA needed flavours and try again following recipes you posted, or maybe
you could tell me how to compensate FA to TPA ?

Here my flavour stash:

  • Acetyl Pyrazine 5% (TPA)
  • Vanilla Bourbon (FA)
  • Brandy (TPA)
  • Brown Sugar (TPA)
  • Coconut (FA)
  • Classic Vanilla (FA)
  • Oak Wood (FA)
  • Toasted Almond (TPA)

thanks again

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