Hello, I’m new to this mixing thing and I’ve been doing some mixes with the calculator but one thing i don’t really get is when to dilute or add more flavor to the mix.
For example yesterday I mix a 60ml bottle of full moon just fruit red at 10% but it doesn’t taste that good. So I took a empty bottle of 10ml add 8ml of the mix and another 2ml of base to dilute it and see if it would taste better, it does taste a bit better but lacks some flavor at the exale.
Now I’m not sure how many drops should I add to that 10ml bottle to make it more flavored but not to be at the original 10%.
Also when I’m happy with the flavor I’m not gonna know the percentage of flavor concentrate I’ve used in this 10ml bottle since it’s a mix of a mix with some added drops…
Hopefully this is not to hard for you guys to understand what I’m trying to say.
Thanks for your help.
Id definitely wait more then a day to decide if it needs more or less. When you start to get a knack for it and want to adjust “on the fly” like u described w/o using a scale it would help if you knew what the average weight of your dropper/pippete is. This way when u think for example this needs 1% more you know how many drops to add to get you close enuff to taste but again thats a rough estimate how it gets changed and would wait several days too. Gl to u!
Yes, I’m letting the 60ml bottle sit for about a week.
I’m just using the 10ml to taste test the concentrate and see at what % it tastes.
That’s exactly what I need to know, how many mg of the concetrate is 1%
By adding the 2ml of base to the 8ml mix (making a 10ml bottle) I should have a 8% flavor juice if I’m not wrong now I want to add 1% at a time to see the taste changes
At 8% I can taste the pineapple and some red fruits but nothing at the exale and at 10% it’s pretty much just red fruits, I’m trying to figure it out if I need more or less flavoring to get a pineapple taste with a hint of red berries
Btw the concentrate it’s supposed to be pineapple red berries and mango.
My first thought is to let the new diluted mix steep for a few days and then test it. The unflavored base needs to steep with the flavored mix it was added to. Your back of the exhale note may come back then.
Ok so for the future I’ll just make 2ml batches with various flavor % and let them sit for a few days to really get the best results out of them and then decide the best % to take note for future large mixes. Got it, thanks
I would suggest 10ml batches so you have enough to judge optimal steep time and possible fade restrictions. If you are testing with a rda 10ml should last 12 weeks for tasting at different stages.
That’s the thing… I have a renova zero pod system. I manage to take the pod apart and change the cotton but it’s really hard to taste test stuff with this xD
that’s why I said a 2 ml testers Wich is the pod capacity
If you can find it in your budget, it seems to me that a rebuildable MTL setup would be more efficient. I think this would give you a fairly similar/comparable vape experience, but be much easier to rewick for testing.
Why can’t you mix 10ml sfts and use them at different stages? Do you actually mix in the pod?
Ofc I don’t mix it in the pod
Usually make 10ml bottles to test
Apologies, read a post and thought you meant mixing 2ml sft.
Wait…you’re adding 8ml flavor with 2ml base to a 10ml bottle. That would give you 80% total flavor. If that’s correct then you’re over-flavoring.
No, the 8ml is already mixed (from a 60 ml bottle 50/50 10% flavor)I just added more base to dilute the flavor percentage.
So it sounds like you just take the original flavor % and multiply by 20%. Subtract the result from the original to get the new flavor %.
Flav_NEW% = Flav_ORIG% - (Flav_ORIG% X .20)
This can be done for each of the flavors used or for the combined base.
Batch total = 10% flavor
Batch total = 6ml flavor
Flav_NEW = 6ml - (1.2ml)
Flav_NEW = 4.8ml