Mixing does get faster with time. I typically mix with my laptop screen open. With all my recipies I’m mixing saved as a PDF print out. I rip through mixing 14-20 mixes in a 2hr’ish period of time start to finish.
Dare I say I have an Android Tablet with Vape Tool Pro on it (cause there ain’t no good ones for iPhone, that I can find anyway , I type all my recipes into that along with my flavours and then work out which ones I want to make and then…
Wait for it… write them all out on a bit of paper
Glad I did that today as I thought I only had enough Chocolate Glazed Doughnut (CAP) for 100ml of Wayne’s Bronuts and just enough left to make 75ml of Night Shift, turns out I had enough to make 88ml, so had to do some quick math on the VG//PG, Nic and Cappuccino (Cap) to make up the difference.
Looking forward to just knocking it out like I can with Coils, that would be great.
This DIY stuff is well fun
Now got my iJoy RDTA Box full of 12.8mg of Muffin Man Clone, and I don’t even like Apples but this is awesome (maybe the texture), Vaping it is lovely and my Cleito on my Alien is full of Wayne’s Strawberry Cheesecake remix.
My mission now is to fill all my tanks with different juice
Be great if you guys could tell me your fav DIY juice
I have been mixing for a little over a year now and I would agree with @BathVaper about using the twist top bottles except I have one problem with that… So I mix my base in a 250ml plastic Boston round with a twist top… All vg no pg… I use 10% di water to dilute the vg a little… My base is 4mg usually making my flavored mixes around 3.6mg or So… So my problem is when I use the twist top bottle to put my base in a 10ml or 30 ml bottle to test out single flavors or new flavors about part way through a bubble forms at the top of the little bottle and my base starts to pour out the top and all over my scale lol… Frustrating… And then it’s a pain to pop the bubble and keep going… Anyone know what I’m talking about?? And suggestions on fixing this little issue?
what @BathVaper said. My pg/vg goes into large 12 or 16 ounce (I forget which, but big) LDPE bottles with a spout/cap so I can pour out by weight. My nic goes into 60 or 120ml HDPE bottles I got from glass bottle outlet with yorker twist caps so I can pour/drip by weight. I am using 50/50 nic but also have half a liter of 100 vg nic in the freezer with to use eventually. The only syringes I use anymore are the cheap pipettes for flavors that dont have dripper tops.
I mix big batches into glass boston rounds (or some medicinal grade plastic azlon bottles I bought from an ECF user (need some more of those actually)) with standard caps. To pour into my 30ml dripper bottles I use a plastic funnel from GBO, and a paper clip to prevent the funnel from getting an air lock, and just pour from the big bottle mix into the drippers for daily use.
Just before you start squirting your nic base into the smaller bottle, give the juice bottle a firm squeeze to remove as much air as you can. Then the vacuum will ‘suck’ the nic base through the narrow neck much easier without causing an airblock / bubble.
Remember the basics of what you are doing, when your adding fluid into the bottle (pouring the vg into your mixing bottle), your displacing the air currently inside that mixing bottle. The air is trying to come out as the fluid is going in. If your not leaving a large enough gap for the air to escape the pressure in the bottle is going to force the liquid around the tip of the bottle to basically seal around the tip and come back out. When you raise the tip out the vg is going to close around itself and make that bubble your talking about. For a bit of fun, do a web search on making monster bubbles (ya know like you use to get when you were a kid and blow bubbles with… to make monster bubbles people use vg in the mix because it does that sealing and stretching without popping).
If you ensure your leaving a big air gap between the stream your pouring into the bottle you won’t get that flood or bubble. At one time I was using a small funnel to put into the mixing bottle and pouring the vg into the funnel… but would get into the same issue, the outside of the funnel would sit on the inside of the mixing bottle, the vg going into the bottle would basically seal the inside of the funnel and everything would just sit there in limbo, air couldn’t get out of the bottle, so vg couldn’t go in.
Hope this helps a little in understanding the issue. If you use a tip on the vg bottle your pouring into the mixing bottle, and don’t hit the side or make too large of a stream when adding (so that the air in the bottle can escape), you shouldn’t have a problem.
When making batches that take a lot of vg, I normally will take the mixing bottle off the scale, fill it to close to what I know I want in it, keeping the bottle (mixing) tipped t the side, and just pouring the vg in from the vg holding bottle… then when I get close to what I’m shooting for, place the mixing bottle back on the scale and fininshing off the amount to hit the point I need.
Thanks for the detailed explanation! I usually hold the tip of the twist top bottle with my vg base in it above the small plastic bottle I’m dripping into and squeeze a stream into the bottle… If I can keep my hands steady it works out ok but when I am unsteady and the stream hits the side and then the other side the vg starts to form around the inside edge helping that bubble get started… Its so hard to take it slow when you want to just mix mix mix lol thanks again
A tip (literately), if that issue keeps coming up, instead of going to syringes, you might want to consider a cheap box of q-tips. Just grab a q-tip wipe the inside of the mixing bottle off and go back to the job at hand. I personally haven’t done that (using a q-tip), but tossing a q-tip imho is more preferable to having to cleaning a syringe… okay… I’m lazy…