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Your thoughts on Sweeteners: Sucralose/Stevia/Erythritol/Monk Fruit

#122

I put VG in the glass bottles, put bottles in boiled water for 5 mins, then put the milk frother in and added powder while frothing. Hopefully this works.

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#123


Granular no more :grin:

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#124

To come full circle, Flavorah Sweetness apparently states “stevia” on the patent, making it my new “solution solution” :wink:
“researchers modified Reb A by applying “hydrophobic effects” to the bovine serum albumin protein” removing the “black licorice” taste. http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/11/cornell-scientists-reduce-sweetener-stevias-bitter-bits

My own attempts worked out (completely dissolved @10% in VG) and are in recipes steeping now, I will know in a week how they are. Also the Xylitol powder just arrived. It’s recommended mix is 4g in 9ml PG.

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#125

Hello @802Snowyowl, may I ask what % you used it in your mixes?

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#126

Yes WOFTAM is absolutely right & once you’ve done a batch @ 5%-95%VG it’s so sweet it will last just as long as that much of Super Sweet(Cap) would. Can u imagine how much you are saving. That much Super Sweet bought in small bottles shipped to you would be a hell of a lot more & no need to replace your coils or take time to build & install them as well. Now I have my Stevia with Monk fruit extracts by Raw Earth I won’t be using the 10mL pf Super Sweet(Cap) I never even cracked rhe seal & I don’t get the bad aftertaste like with artificial sweeteners either. I’m still a sweet tooth for sure just natural sweetener by Raw Earth in my vape. I take 3 large demura or coffee style sugars in 1-2 cups of coffee a day & no sugar in tea so taste really is subjective!

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#127

You could but sucralose is what’s gunking up your coils in the 1st place!

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#128

It has to be mixed with VG not PG if you had read earlier in the thread. Heating 5% granules with 95%VG in a water bath up to 40°C then shaking or the milk frother technique then reheat & repeat eventually gets it dissolved clear & just as sweet as Super Sweet (Cap)

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#129

The next time I need to make a batch I’m going to put it through my coffee bean grinder 1st then it will start as a powder before I add it to the VG. Thanks for the inspiration for my idea snowyowl

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#130

Worked in PG for me fine, just took a while to dissolve as I said. No worries.

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#131

I used 1g powder in 10ml VG (not exactly 10%)
I put the VG in sealable salt shakers, then hot water bath 5mins, then froth the VG while adding the powder. Then repeat and done.
I used the Krisda sweeteners with Erithritol/Stevia and Erithritol/Monkfruit. I’m about to add the nic now and test them tomorrow.
This will be a lot cheaper for sure.

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#132

Thanks, I meant the % of your finished sweetener into your recipes.

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#133

I have only ever used the ODF cotton candy at max 1% in any recipes in which I don’t think I could even notice it. I was wondering what sweeteners taste like fake sugar (nutrasweet, Splenda, etc) as that they are disgusting and I personally can’t stand fake sugars. I would like to stay clear of these. My experience with nutrasweet-esk after taste was when I was sampling at my local shop. Gosh I couldn’t get rid of that horrible after taste. Lol thanks in advance.

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#134

I went with 2% to start.

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#135

Week 1:
Krisda Stevia (w/ Erithritol) at 2% seems as sweet as 0.50% SS, with a very slight earwax taste. Think I’ll try a different brand next time, maybe this’ll get better by next week as it is in VG and might require longer steeping.

Krisda Monk Fruit (w/Erithritol) is surprising. Seems as sweet as SS but not sugary, more like the entire flavor has been boosted. From what I understand MF & Erithritol both work like EM but without muting and that is what this seems like. Could be an added fruit note as well.

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#136

With my 95%VG 5% Stevia and Monk fruit extracts by Raw Earth mix I normally use the same % of the super sweet or EM that’s in the original recipe. This has always been spot on for me. If it’s not sweet enough after steeping u can always add more as it mixes straight in with no need for more steeping.

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#137

Raw Earth make a Stevia and Monk fruit extracts that is mostly erythol but @ the95%VG5%Raw Earth it doesn’t have a bad aftertaste it’s just plan sweet & no need to steep the mixture u can use it straight after mixing. No earwax at all lol!

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#138

Always dissolve in VG , no big clump then even if shaking granules by hand!

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#139

I’m going to put my granules thru my coffee bean grinder 1st next time I need to make a batch I’m not spending 4hours heating and shaking ever again! Lol.

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#140

Like @Woftam says it will(even granules) dissolve, just takes time & will go crystal clear!

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