I just bought 3 tobacco flavours and I have no idea what procentage to use in the mix. I am using a 12% nicotine strenght and I would like to feel a little bit of the tobacco taste. Any help will be much appreciate it. Thanks guys.
Welcome back @Chris41. I’m a non-tobacco-er, but, you’ll get some responses.
What are the flavours?
if you click on the flavor in your stash, there will be recommendations for percentages used in recipes from members. also, members’ notes on that particular flavor. along with recipes for that flavor.
ex. Check cookies
Virginia, Tobacco, French Pipe and Canadian Tobacco from Supervapestore.
if you can tell me where I can find my stash…I’m pretty new here.
click ‘USER’ in the upper right on the ELR mixing home page. it’s listed there
I have only tried one of those that you list and that’s French Pipe from Super Vape Store.
I single flavour tested it and enjoyed it at 8%, although my notes say perhaps I could have pushed it a bit higher. From those notes I wrote that it had an extremely enjoyable and realistic tobacco taste. From memory I think it was quite a deep tasting tobacco.
I haven’t played much with their tobacco’s other than single flavour testing and 8% appears about my average testing percentage.
I’m guessing you haven’t tried any of them yet so my thoughts would be that would be your best bet initially. Then perhaps you can work out your favourite or what one might compliment another and at what percentage.
Unfortunately (or fortunately,whichever way you look at it) testing each flavour individually is the only way you are going to know what that flavour tastes like. You’ll see it mentioned a thousand times but the statement of “taste is subjective” is very true.
My holy grail of tobacco could be your camel puke.
You could just try equal percentages of each and work from there too but that’s not going to really indicate what flavour you’re enjoying most without single testing first.
It can be time consuming but for me personally it’s rewarding when you find a recipe that works for you.
Forgot to mention… keep notes as it could all become very confusing. My notes have become my go to reference.
I’d look at the ones bought with your 3 flavors:
Thanks Gazza7, really appreciate your input mate. To be honest I am a big fan of a single realistic tobacco taste. Never tried any of them before.
Each different manufacturer has hits and misses in my opinion. As taste is subjective my thoughts have always been look for reviews on a concentrate and try and glean some insight from that.
The law of averages tells me that the more vapers that say a similar thing the more likely you might think the same. Personally I take reviews from business websites with a pinch of salt and more rely on opinions like you’ll find on here.
With Super Vape Store (or Go Vape as I think they once called themselves) I’ve tried:
2/ Lambert & Butler
The only one I wasn’t too happy with was Dunhill as it was a bit sweet for my liking. The rest I can certainly vape solo but after looking at their site it seems to have changed a bit and from a quick glance it would appear they’ve dropped a few.
Unfortunately it’s unlikely you’ll find a synthetic juice that will really taste like a true tobacco exactly. Another thing to think about is a lot of vapers seem to verge away from tobacco flavours after a while and find bakery or fruit flavours etc more to their liking. Therefore finding others opinions can be hard and again taste is subjective. Personally I never anticipated even trying anything else other than tobacco’s but I found that rabbit hole too! Truth is though after approximately nine years of vaping I still enjoy tobacco’s and always have a couple on the go.
One that you may seem mentioned is an additive from Inawera called DNB which means Dirty Neutral Base. In my opinion this does give that ash kind of taste and I find it very useful but in small amounts or it just tastes like chewing stale cig butts. I’ve never gone over 1% and at that percentage find the ashy taste there in spades. I think I tend to enjoy my flavours a bit stronger than some others too.
Another option is to try a NET juice (naturally extracted tobacco) which as the name suggests is made with real tobacco.
I’ve bought a few over the years and for the most part thoroughly enjoyed them. I was reluctant to try and make my own but after a very kind bloke prompted me by actually buying me the tobacco etc and explaining how to do it simply I’ve made and enjoyed the results.
I hope you enjoy what you have already and try not to become discouraged if a particular juice doesn’t turn out as you hoped but rather learn from that experience.
Can you send me please the recipe you are using for the French Pipe flavour? Thanks mate, really appreciate it.
It’s not a recipe but just their French Pipe concentrate solo which I mixed at 8%. From my notes I thought that could be a little weak but obviously your tastes might differ.
The rule of thumb (which I’ve often ignored!) is to start lower and add more if required.
If you do buy it just mix up a 10ml bottle at 8% and gauge your own opinions.