Hi! I need a little guidance please as I’m again trying to take on this daunting task of single flavor testing… here’s my issue. I’m doing from .5-6%. Now on the recipe part it says .5 is .03% flavor. Ok how do I do that exactly? Or maybe I can hear from some how they do their sfting. Any input is much needed and most appreciated. Btw I’m Vicki, I haven’t properly introduced myself yet and for that I apologize but I will do that today. God speed…;))
Do you mean that .5% is 0.03ml?
.5% is .5% no matter how much juice you are making.
Do you mean .5% is .03ml? Or .03 grams? I’d suggest getting a scale and mixing that way. It’ll be much quicker for you and you’ll be able to see on your scale exactly how much you’ve measured out. Fwiw, a single drop (depending on the bottle) is usually .02-.03g. Hope that helps a little!
If you mean 0.03 ml, is about one drop
If so 0.03% on 10ml is about one drop too…
I mean just that it says .5% is .03 ml and I’m not sure the best way to get that amount… I’m making ml but i can do whatever… just looking for the best most accurate way to get that amount to test. Like is it 3 drops? How do others do their testing? Maybe I’m not going about it the right way
My scale just doesn’t register 1 or 2 drops is the problem. Maybe not until about 8 or so drops do I get a reading. So yes that helps ty… kind of hard to wrap my head around.
Should say 5 ml lol
My scale does that sometimes, too. Try adding your pg/vg/nic first, and then after the last of those but before your flavor, don’t hit tare, just leave whatever weight is showing up. Then just add the drop or 2 of flavor and you should be able to see that .03g register.
Does your scale measure to .01 or just .1 grams?
.01 but for whatever reason doesn’t register the first few drops
Maybe my solution is simple and I just need a new scale?
Maybe…? Both of my scales actually do that sometimes, so I’m not sure what kinds of scales are good at measuring that small of an amount. I just count a single drop as .02g and call it close enough.
Take an empty bottle add 1ml flavor and 1ml pg and shake it. This gives a dilution 50% Flavor and that means that you have to double the ml of what recipe it is says.
and w/ small pipettes i use, i notice, not scientifically, 4 drops is .10g
Okok I like that tyvvm!
Okok vg! I like the small pipettes too but say you’re using a Flavorah bottle …same? Probably I think… tyvvm VM I appreciate your time!!
again not scientific but flavor bottle drippers usually have smaller tips then pipettes
Get a 1 ml syringe, they have 10 stripes, fill it to the third stripe and you have 0.3 ml
Like others have suggested, either make bigger batches for testers or dilute your flavor.
I always have to think about FA Blackberry with this issue… 2 drops overpower a 30ml bottle. I just dilute it in PG (10% is easy to work with) and use that as a concentrate.
Counting drops is very inaccurate and especially if you use these tiny amounts, a drop too much or not enough can mean a 50% difference in flavor total.