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How about we design some "starter packs" new DIY'ers?

I was thinking that it would be cool to design some “starter packs” for new DIY’ers - from several different vendors.

Complete with nicotine, VG, PG, gloves, bottles and flavorings.
For the weight starter kit, we recommend some scales from separate vendors (ebay/fasttech/amazon) and pipettes.
For volume kits also pipettes and some syringes…

And of course recipes that go with the flavorings. We should try to pick flavors that can be reused in other recipes (that we link to). A small guide on how to start etc.

What do you guys say? It would be cool if we could all chip in! :smiley:

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That’s a great idea . Will have to be regional e.g Canadian DIY pack , American pack …for shipping and legal issues .

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Ah yes, good point. Fortunately one EU-variant of the packs would be sufficient :smiley:

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Lucky!..I have a few tobacco desert vapes recipes I can throw in our Canadian one …some staple flavours in them …I’ve been lucky lately with my beta mixes …tonight is first tasting and both have been delightful

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Starter kit for USA

##LIQUIDS

####Nicotine: (nude nic, Vapers Tek)

####Propylene Glycol (PG): (nude nic, essential depot)

####Vegetable Glycerin (VG): (nude nic, essential depot)

###LABWARE:

####Bottles
[ed note]: This is just to start, right? Once they get their groove on, they can always order bulk bottles etc from better sources.

####Syringes
Not necessary if you get the scale
Amazon: 10x3ml 15g needle with caps $8.49 free shipping
Amazon: 10x10ml 15g needle with caps $9.75 with free shipping
10 x 1 ml syringes?

STEEPING

Amazon: 4" Electric Candle Warmer - $7.40 with free Prime Shipping.
Amazon: 500 mL Low-Form Graduated Glass Beaker - $6.00 with free Prime shipping.

RECIPES

See separate comment about recipes

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Starter kit for Canada

From FlavourFog - prices listed in CAD - Use code: ELRECIPES for 10% discount
Flavour Fog has free shipping on orders over $100 (except 1 gallon jugs) Pick up is available to anyone in the Edmonton, AB area.

Nicotine: (nude nic?)

500ml VG + 500ml PG USP Kit $26.99
1000ml VG + 1000ml PG USP Kit $39.99

Nitrile gloves: (source?)

Dropper Bottle PET 10ml Childproof / Tamper proof Lid $0.45 each
Dropper Bottle PET 30ml Childproof / Tamper proof Lid $0.59 each
Choose your bottle and lid color.

Scale version

American Weigh? Sources?
3ml pipettes $0.35 each

Volume version

3ml pipettes $0.35 each
Syringe 3ml - all plastic design, no rubber $0.75 each
Syringe 10ml - all plastic design, no rubber $0.75 each
Polymethylpentene Graduated Cylinder 10ml $5.99 each
Beaker Set Polypropylene 15, 30, 50, 100, 250 ml $7.99 the set

See separate comment about recipes

To make it extra simple, there is also some recipie kits.

—not needed - but nice to have for drippers—
Cobalt Blue Glass Dropper bottle Child Proof 30ml $1.29 each
Satin Black Glass Dropper bottle Child Proof 30ml $1.49 each

Starter kit for Europe

Nicotine: Green Label VPG - 100 ml 52 mg/ml 50/50 PG/VG nic base. €11.10.

PG: Black Label PG 500 ml 0mg PG. €8.32.

VG: Blue Label VG 500 ml 0mg VG. €8.32.

Nitrile gloves: These are latex gloves, not nitrile, but they will do the job 10 x €0.35 = €3.50

10 x 10 ml empty plastic dropper bottles €0.55/pc = €5.50
5 x 30 ml empty plastic dropper bottles €0.80/pc = €4
10 x 3 ml pipettes €0.83/pc = €8.30 - can be done cheaper.

For all Pink-Mule stuff, you can use ELRECIPES discount code for 10% discount.

Scale version

Cheap 300g precision scale (0.01g) £7.11 free pp. app. €10.

Most of these small scales have an auto-power-off feature. This one has a 3 minute timer, which is good. Most have 30-60 seconds.

Volume version

10 x 2.5 ml syringes €0.83/pc = €8.30
10 x 1 ml syringes €0.83/pc = €8.30
5 x 14g blunt needles €4.16

See separate comment about recipes

Recipes

Recipes shared with all the kits

Safety

Some instructions on safety!

Suggestions welcome! Edit away!.

The above comments are editable by you guys - So if you think you can contribute, please edit the entry as you see fit :slight_smile: I haven’t done this like this before, so let’s see how it goes :smile:

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How many flavoring should we shoot for? 10?

10 is a good start I think

This would be a lot easier than what i did before i started. I came here and looked at the recipes i thought i might like. Then i complied a list of the flavorings i would need to make something similar. It took awhile but worked out well. Wish i would have kept the list i could post it.

I get my syringes from amazon.
10x3ml 15g needle with caps $8.49 free shipping http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DXPQIFU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
10x10ml 15g needle with caps $9.75 with free shipping http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DXPRTHG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
3ml pipette pack of 100 $4.75 free shipping http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IQTSE0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Useful! You can just edit the “Starter kit for USA” (and the others for that matter) yourself :slight_smile: The posts are “wikis” :smiley:

I edited them now though.

The recipe lists sound interesting - Lets see! We should probably vary a bit - Some desserts, fruits, tobacco perhaps? Dunno! :smiley:

Ill throw in a vote for Essential Depot for VG, clear sweet and pure from a well known company. Can also be purchased on Amazon.

I guess many of these things will depend on your country.

Fasttech has some pretty good scales for a decent price

https://www.fasttech.com/search?digital%20Scale

+1 for Fasttech for just about anything… :smile:

I have just added in some FlavourFog stuff for the Canucks. Nicotine is harder to get in Canada (thanks for keeping us safe HC), if you are importing it, be prepared to have it seized by customs.

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Good stuff! Thanks! I added the 10% discount code! :smile:

I updated the European starter kit!

I’m not exactly sure how to do all of this from my phone so if someone wanted to do the leg work, I got all of my stuff from www.wizardlabs.us i can come back in a day or 2 on my pc and do the leg work as well. I’m at my in-laws at the moment :pensive:

Since the Tips and Resources for Beginners thread points here, I thought I’d post a few all-in-one DIY starter kits I pulled off various websites. I’m sure this isn’t a comprehensive list (as usual), but hopefully it will be helpful. (I think I’m starting to sound like a broken record…)

ECX - Kits do not contain Nicotine
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Regular Kit - $24.99 - Includes:
1 - 120 ml of VG, PG, or 50/50 mix
1 - 30 ml of Sweetner
1 - 10 ml of Tobacco Absolute (Diluted 50% in PGA)
1 - 30 ml of EM
3 - 5 ml empty bottles
1 - 3 ml syringe with blunt needle

Menthol Kit - $27.99 - Includes:
1 - 120 ml of VG, PG, or 50/50 mix
1 - 30 ml of Sweetner
1 - 10 ml of Concentrated Menthol
1 - 6 ml of Tobacco Absolute (Diluted 50% in PGA)
1 - 30 ml of EM
3 - 5 ml empty bottles
1 - 3 ml syringe with blunt needle

Heartland Vapes
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DIY Kit - 59.99 - Includes:
1 - 120ml 48mg Nicotine Solution (USP): 50% PG/50% VG, or 100% PG, or 100% VG
1 - 120ml Vegetable Glycerin (USP) Kosher
1 - 120ml Propylene Glycol (USP) Kosher
5 - 30ml Bottles of Flavoring (over 130 flavors to choose from)
10 - 5ml Bottles with Tips and Childproof Caps
10 - 10ml Bottles with Tips and Childproof Caps
5 - 30ml Bottles with Tips and Childproof Caps
5 - Pair Nitrile Gloves
5 - 1ml Syringes
3 - 5ml Syringes
2 - 10ml Syringes
10 - Blunt Tip Needle assortment for Syringes

Nude Nicotine
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‘Average Nudist’ DIY Starter Kit - $30.00 - Includes:
1 - formulations sheet with precalculated measurements for your diy mixes, guaranteed by nude nicotine!!!
1 - 50mL 36mg/mL nicotine base in 50% PG / 50% VG
1 - 120mL PG & 120mL VG
3 - concentrated flavorings (your choice)
1 - 10mL sweeteners!
1 - 5mL sucralose 10% in PG
1 - 5mL ethyl maltol 10% in PG
3 - 50mL graduated conical vials with skirts
3 - 10mL dropper bottles
2 - 1, 5, & 10mL syringes
4 - 14g blunt-tipped dispense needles
20 - nitrile gloves
1 - Safety glasses

Nude-Approved DIY Starter Kit – Basic - $50.00 - Includes:
1 - 50mL 100mg/mL Nicotine Base (PG/VG Ratio is up to you!)
1 - 250mL PG & 250mL VG – or – 500mL VG for the 100% VG formulators :slight_smile:
20 - nitrile gloves
1 - pair safety glasses
2 - BD sterile 1mL, 5mL, & 10mL sterile syringes
4 - BD sterile 18g blunt-tipped needles
2 - 14g XL blunt-tipped needles
10 - transfer pipettes
5 - 5mL concentrated flavorings
1 - 30mL sweeteners!
1 - 15mL sucralose 10% in PG
1 - 15mL ethyl maltol 10% in PG
2 - 50mL conical tubes
2 - 15mL conical tubes
3 - 10mL dropper bottles

Nude-Approved DIY Starter Kit – Premium - $100.00 - Includes:
1 - 120mL 100mg/mL Nicotine Base (PG/VG Ratio is up to you!)
1 - 500mL PG & 5000mL VG – or – 1L (1000ml) VG for the 100% VG formulators :slight_smile:
20 - nitrile gloves
1 - pair safety glasses
5 - BD sterile 1mL, 5mL, & 10mL sterile syringes
10 - BD sterile 18g blunt-tipped needles
5 - 14g XL blunt-tipped needles
30 - transfer pipettes
8 - 5mL concentrated flavorings
1 - 60mL sweeteners!
1 - 30mL sucralose 10% in PG
1- 30mL ethyl maltol 10% in PG
5 - 50mL conical tubes
5 - 15mL conical tubes
5 - 10mL dropper bottles
1 - polypropylene conical vial rack
1 - Complete High Resolution Nude Nicotine Test Kit to test nicotine strength

Liquid Barn
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The DIY Starter Kit - $63.99 w/out Nicotine or $73.99 w/Nicotine - Includes:
1 - Intro to DIY Starter Manual
1 - Liquid Barn DIY Mixing Mat
1 - 250ml bottle of 48mg Nicotine optional
Liquid Kit (Can Purchase Separately for $17.99):
1 - Liquid Kit Manual
2 - 500ml bottles of eLiquid Base (PG and/or VG)
2 - Twist-Open caps
Flavor Kit (Can Purchase Separately for $29.99):
1 - Flavor Kit Manual
10 - 15ml bottles of Flavor Extracts

  • Candy Green Apple Flavor Extract
  • Banana Flavor Extract
  • Butterscotch Graham Tobacco Flavor Extract
  • Cappuccino Flavor Extract
  • Cherry Blossom Tea Flavor Extract
  • Chocolate Roll Flavor Extract
  • Coconut Milk Flavor Extract
  • Coke Freeze Flavor Extract
  • Cream Flavor Extract
  • Creme Brulee Flavor Extract
    Labware Kit (Can Purchase Separately for $32.99):
    1 - Labware Kit Manual
    5 - Safety Gloves
    1 - Graduated Cylinder (25ml)
    1 - Graduated Cylinder (10ml)
    2 - 100ml Beaker
    2 - 10ml Luer-lock Syringe
    2 - 5ml Luer-lock Syringe
    10 - 1ml Luer-slip Syringe
    10 - 15ml LDPE eLiquid Bottle
    1 - Electric eLiquid Mixer

One Stop DIY Shop
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The DIY Flavor Artisan’s Apprentice Kit - $25.50 - Includes:
1 - 30 ml Flavor-It-Yourself e-liquid, 36mg/ml unflavored e-liquid or upgrade to 48mg/ml for $2.00
1 - 120ml Propylene Glycol USP or Vegetable Glycerin USP/Kosher
4 - LorAnn Super Strength Flavorings and/or 15ml Flavor Apprentice Professional Flavors (Mix & Match from the list)
4 - 3ml Pipettes
4 - 1ml Pipettes
2 - 5cc Slender Tip Bottles
2 - 10cc Slender Tip Bottles
2 - 30cc Slender Tip Bottles
1 - funnel
1 - syringe with blunt tip needle
2 - 2ml dropper
1 - mini measuring cup
1 - pair of Nitrile gloves
1 - Downloadable Instructions to get you started with mixing

The DIY Flavor Artisan’s Master Kit - $34.50 - Includes:
2 - 30 ml Flavor-It-Yourself e-liquid, 36mg/ml unflavored e-liquid or upgrade to 48mg/ml for $2.00
1 - 120ml Propylene Glycol USP or Vegetable Glycerin USP/Kosher
8 - LorAnn Super Strength Flavorings and/or 15ml Flavor Apprentice Professional Flavors (Mix & Match from the list)
4 - 3ml Pipettes
4 - 1ml Pipettes
2 - 5cc Slender Tip Bottles
2 - 10cc Slender Tip Bottles
2 - 30cc Slender Tip Bottles
1 - funnel
1 - syringe with blunt tip needle
2 - 2ml droppers
2 - mini measuring cups
1 - pair of Nitrile gloves
1 - Downloadable Instructions to get you started with mixing

DIY Flavor Shack
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Lots of options I’m not going to list all the information for…

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