I’m new to mixing and I’m a little confused on how to determine the amount of extract (5/10%) to use. Could someone please she’d a little light on this for me?
Let’s start by asking, with what flavors you are currently working? and are you using the ELR mixing calculator?
Well. I ordered a DIY kit from liquid barn. So I’m using the extracts I received from them. I’m currently using the elr calc and I have an app on my phone called VaporCalc.im just confused as to how you would determine the amount of flavor to use
It’s going to be different for different brands and flavors. Without help from people who already have done trial and error or a manufacturer recommended percentage it’s a guessing game. BUT if you look the flavor up in this site’s database you’ll see an average of users’ prefered single flavor percentage. For example Bavarian Cream (TPA) lists:
Single flavor recommendations: 48 Average quantity: 7.2% (Median: 7.0%) Minimum used quantity: 2.0% Maximum used quantity: 20.0%
So some silly people have thrown the curve a bit by entering 2% and 20% but you can see on average people like about 7% with this flavor. If you look down in the notes, sometimes people will have listed if the manufacturer has a recommended starting percentage too.
You should probably make a single flavor test at that percentage to make sure that you don’t want it stronger or weaker, but that should give you a really good idea where to start.
The “Percentages in recipes” column is an average of how much people are using when mixing more than 1 flavor into a recipe which is useful because sometimes you expect two flavors to mix together equally but one will just be way more dominant than the others.
Sadly, we don’t have a lot of info on Liquid Barn here, but somethign is better than nothing: http://e-liquid-recipes.com/flavors?q=liquid+barn
edit: also check this out: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0307/9897/files/Liquid_Barn_Mixing_Manual.pdf
so they say to keep your total flavor under 30% - seems a bit high to me, but maybe their flavors are less concentrated than what i usually use. if you mix something up and you have a ton of flavoring in it, but can’t taste anything, it is a strange but true fact that too much flavoring actually overwhelms your taste buds making it where you can’t taste anything! so do watch out for that.
There’s a lot of dupes - I think Liquid Barn is mainly (LB): http://e-liquid-recipes.com/flavors?q=(LB)
It needs to be cleaned up though…
what is the best sweetener to use .most of the
flavors out there aren’t sweet enough for me can i
use sucralose,or something from the market or can I get something really concentrated from a vendor.
Might be some help here:
in before @ringling tells you to use TFA Marshmallow
I must say, marshmallow is good for a sweetener, but for some reason I cannot stand TFA’s. I use CAP’s religiously though, kinda like you and your TPA
I do not use TFA Marshmallow. Not sure why you thought I did. I use FW brand…
@ringling, assumptions are not our friends I reckon then lol.
My bad, I thought you used TPA MM.