# Beginners nic % question

Hi all. Any help here, to assist my monkey brain, would be much appreciated.

So, say I was making a 100ml bottle of ejuice and wanted it to end up 5% nic.

Ive been told my 100ml Unflavoured PG Nic Salt bottle is essentially 10% nic (and presumably 90% PH). So half (50ml) of the end ejuice mix would need to be the Unflavoured 100ml Nic salt, which would then be mixed with rest of the ejuice mix to get to 5% strength, essentially diluting the 10% nic salt in half?

The recipes / calculators I’ve seen would suggest that I’d only need 5ml of the Unflavoured nic salt. But wouldnt that result in 0.5% nic strength? Where has my maths gone wrong ?

Thanks, Dan

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Yup, that’s right.

Dunno, but it’s what/how you’re entering it into the calculator.

And welcome.

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Firstly, welcome @Dan118. Secondly, I mix with freebase and created my own xls calculator so I’m not familiar with base that already has nicotine in it but yes, I think your reasoning is correct.

To my way of thinking, if you add 50mls of unflavored that already has 10% nicotine in it and add 50mls of plain PG (or VG or whatever) to that then you would have 100mls at 5%. You would have effectively cut the nicotine strength in half as you say. Not sure if you’ve inputted correctly into the calculator or not but as I said, I think your initial reasoning is correct.

Back in the day when I first started out I used to order a 30ml bottle of pre-made (flavour boosted) juice at 24mg (from Vista Vapors) and simply decanted into 2 equal 15ml portions and then added another 15mls of PG/VG to each one to get down to my desired 12mg strength. So to answer your question, not sure why the recipes/calculators are telling you what they’re telling you. Maybe someone else can chime in? Cheers.

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Welcome to ELR @Dan118, are you trying to make a mix with 5% pure Nicotine or a mix with 5mg Nicotine?
We generally mix using MG strength and that’s how commercial juice is also labeled / sold. The calculator will do the math for you, here’s an example using 100mg Nic base…

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Right. OK. So does this recipe result in 0.5%. Nicotine strength. ? Thanks.

FYI. I’m actually looking to make a mix at 2% / 20mg for my xros pod. Was just using 5% in my example.

Dan…

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Correct. 5% nicotine in a 100mm mix.
Rocky is showing you a mix for a 70VG/30PG mix. The calculator can be adjusted for percentage mix. Not familiar with your pod but low power pods are mix at 50VG/50PG.
I suggest you go to the other side of ELR and get familiar with the calculator. Learn how you enter your nicotine (100mg/ml) and the percentage of the mix you wish to make. Play with it . You can’t break anything. Good mixing and welcome.

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Just enter the desired strength in the calculator (forget about percentages) go by MG strength like Everybody else, the calculator will do ALL the math…

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Welcome to ELR @Dan118. You’re lucky because 100mg NIC (my preferred NIC), makes it VERY easy.

@Rocky02852’s right, enter the numbers, and let the calc do the rest. Rock, I already made these pics but you beat me to it, hehe.

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Great. I got it. Thanks for help guys. Much appreciated.

Dan…

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