My recent thread on wicking with hemp got me thinking about what else I do that may be of use to other folks. Given that hemp clears flavors quickly (it does for me and that, due to my usage, virtually everything I make is shake and vape I came up with a way to taste flavors quickly. I call it the 46 & 2 drop method after one of my favorite songs. . .and the “close enough” math.
It’s very simple: First I mix up a base representative of what I plan to mix. I dont use nic, but if you due you can use it or not in the base. For argument’s sake lets say I want 50/50. I’ll weigh that out into a 20ml squeeze bottle. In a separate 10ml squeeze bottle, I rinse with vodka and shake dry.
As an aside, at my mixing table I keep a small jar of vodka that I use to rinse my syringes, beakers funnels and bottles. I reuse the vodka in this jar until I feel that it is carrying too much flavor and then I throw it out and replace with new. I use the cheapest vodka I can find, which at present is Bentley’s.
I count out 46 drops of the base liquid into the 10ml container. Then I add 2 drops of whatever flavor I am testing. This yields you a flavoring percentage of about 4%. I shake up the little squeeze bottle and have enough liquid to fill my dripper about three times. I sit around with my palette of flavors and build the recipe that I want. . .for instance if I want a particular vanilla, I will run through what I have until I find the closest thing to what I am imagining.
Now, those of you that have been doing this long enough to have some juices that have steeped a couple of months know that some flavors REALLY change in that time period. Since I build my recipes this way, it means my liquid is generally ready to go immediately, but I have had to make private a couple of recipes that became unusable after a month or so steep.
OK, nothing fancy and it may not work for you. I also claim no novelty, maybe a lot of you guys already do this or something better. If you do, I’d invite you to throw your method in this thread or one of your own. I can change the title if necessary.