How To Make Your Own E-liquid

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Where to Start

First things first. You’re going to need a few things first before I get into how you make e-liquid. Do this the right way you’ll need the right equipment. You’re not going to need a fully stocked lab or anything just some things that will make this go easier for you and safer. Here is a list of things that I use to make my e-liquid. Then I’ll explain each one and why I use them.

  • a scale
  •  Glass-Erlenmeyer-Flask-Set
  • 3ml syringe, 9ml,12ml, 20ml,100ml
  • Flavor concentrates
  • Amber 1oz Boston Round Glass Bottles with Child Resistant Droppers 30ml
  • 16 once crock pot
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Propylene Glycol
  • nicotine

 

There are some great places where you can get recipes from. My favorite is All The Flavors.com. They have an app for your phone which I love. I use it all the time when I’m mixing. You can find all kinds of videos on mixing e-juice on YouTube as well.  And of course, you can Google it.

  • www.alltheflavors.com
  • www.e-liquid-recipes.com
  • www.99juices.com
  • www.e-cigarette-forum.com

AWS Digital Scale

I use an AWS Digital scale because it’s a lot more accurate when mixing. I found that this is the gold standard in a scales for the home mixer. You can mix your e-liquid by the drop or by ml by using syringes or by % and most places where you find recipes will have it by either of these ways. Weighing it is the best.

It’s much more accurate and will give you a better end product that accurate to its flavor. If you are going to buy a scale here is a tip while using your AWS scale. When measuring for your e-liquid make sure you don’t have a ceiling fan or window fan on, this will affect the readout.

It’s much more accurate and will give you a better end product that accurate to its flavor. If you are going to buy a scale here is a tip while using your AWS scale. When measuring for your e-liquid make sure you don’t have a ceiling fan or window fan on, this will affect the readout.

It’s much more accurate and will give you a better end product that accurate to its flavor. If you are going to buy a scale here is a tip while using your AWS scale. When measuring for your e-liquid make sure you don’t have a ceiling fan or window fan on, this will affect the readout. 

 

  Glass-Erlenmeyer-Flask-Set

These glass Flasks make it much easier to mix in and stir without getting your juice all over the place. It’s cleaner and much easier to drop your concentrates in while measuring.

Once you have completed the measuring or adding all your ingredients you need to steer it until it becomes a milky white consistency. This is from all the air that has mixed in together. This will take a while. You can transfer your mix Into a glass dropper bottle. This way you can really shake it up.  You need to shake it so it mixes and binds together. 

 

16 oz crock pot

 

Using a crock pot to heat up you e-liquid to steep it is one of the best ways to steep your e-liquid faster than steeping it the regular way. And that’s just time. You’ll want to put water in your crock pot and either put your flask with your mix in it in the crock pot or you can put your mix in a glass dropper bottle.

Depending on what you used in your mix, the steep time can very. Some can take up to a month to steep. It takes time for the concentrates to blend and bond together. But by using a crock pot and putting water in it the let your e-liquid in the flask before shaking it until it comes to a milky white. It turns this color from all the air bubbles.

Then set in the crock pot of water for about 15 minutes or so then shake it some more. You’ll see that the e-liquid has thinned out. It’s mostly oil so you can expect it to thin out under heat.

Depending on what you used in your mix, the steep time can very. Some can take up to a month to steep. It takes time for the concentrates to blend and bond together. But by using a crock pot and heating you mix for 15 to 20 minutes it speeds up the process. You can vape your mix right after you take it out of the crock pot.

You can vape your mix right after you take it out of the crock pot. Name your recipe and date it. Then put it in a dark cool place. I use a large cigar humidor. If you are going to use a cigar humidor don’t put it in the sunlight. Keep it away from the window and any A/C duck.

Magnetic Stirrer

This isn’t on the list but it is a great investment. It is the best way to steep your e-liquid. It works by adding a small plastic covered magnet in your flask with your e-liquid and the little magnet spins and stirs your e-liquid. You can adjust the speed on how fast you want it to stir. And it has a hot plate to heat your e-liquid at the same time.

I found this on Amazon for $134.95. They have it on sale right now for $120.00 I’ve seen the same on eBay for much more. 

 

 

Amber Glass Bottles with Child Resistant Droppers 30ml

Once you have made your e-liquid you can put it in this 30 ml dropper bottles. I like glass because it keeps your e-liquid fresh and the Amber color glass keeps the UV rays from spoiling the e-liquid. And you can still see when you’re filling the bottle up unlike if you used a black bottle. You can buy 200 ml plastic bottles to store your favorite e- juice in. Just make sure you get a small pour spout cap for them. 

Flavor concentrates

There a bunch of different manufacturers that make concentrates. Here are the main ones:

  1. Flavorah
  2. Capella
  3. Flavors Express
  4. Flavor West
  5. FlavourArt
  6. Jungle Flavors
  7. Medicine Flower
  8. LorAnn
  9. NorthWest
  10. The Flavor Apprentice

There all good, you need to figure out for yourself which one you like best in the mix your doing. You’ll find This is a good start.

Flavor concentrates are the same that you use to bake a cake.  

 

 

Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable Glycerin is one of the main ingrediency’s in you e-liquid. This is what produces the smoke or the clouds in your e-liquid. It’s mostly just a filler. 

 

Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol is what make the flavors bind together. You’ll find propylene glycol in inhalers. Your body can only absorb 45% of it and the rest discarded out through sweet and waste. The amount you would to digest to become harmful to you in vaping would be impossible. It’s virtually harmless.

 

 

Nicotine

This is the stuff that has every vapor activist out there slamming vaping. This is a dangerous chemical and needs to be handled very carefully. It must be stored away from children and pets. It must be handled wearing gloves and eye protection.

If you get a generous amount on your skin and you don’t wash it off in a timely manner it could kill you. Personally, I don’t believe you need more than 12mg in your e-liquid. If you do need more than this then talk to your doctor about this before you start making e-liquid for yourself.

If you get a generous amount on your skin and you don’t wash it off in a timely manner it could kill you. Personally, I don’t believe you need more than 12mg in your e-liquid. If you do need more than this then talk to your doctor about this before you start making e-liquid for yourself.

There I got all the scary stuff out of the way. If you use this properly and responsibly you won’t have a problem. I buy the 250 ml and put some in a 15 ml drop bottle put it in the refrigerator. I store my 250 ml bottle in the freezer.

If you have children then sit them down and talk to them about nicotine. I wouldn’t just try to mask it and hid it in the freezer. They WILL find it. So talk to then about the dangers of this product. No different than you would about a gun.

If you have children then sit them down and talk to them about nicotine. I wouldn’t just try to mask it and hid it in the freezer. They WILL find it. So talk to then about the dangers of this product. No different than you would about a gun.

I was a 2- 2 1/2 pack a day smoker and I started out with 6mg in my e-liquid. It was more than enough. I’m at 3 now and could with no problem cut it out completely at this point.

 

 

 

Rounding things up

You want to find a recipe that you want to make. Then you want the concentrates you need to make your recipe. Now start mixing. Add you concentrate into your flasks or beacons that are on your scale. (If your not using a scale and are mixing with the drop method then add your mix right into the dropper bottle your going to use) 

Once your recipe is done and in your bottle, you need to shake it up really good. To the point that your mix is filled with little air bubbles. At this point, you need to let your recipe to steep for a few days or weeks depending on your recipe.

To speed up the steeping process you can heat up your recipe using constant warm water or heat. Using a little crock pot or you can get some white rice put it in a container and set your microwave for 15 seconds and heat up the rice.

Once the rice is heated up you can bury your e-juice in it. This is a great and effective way to heat your e-juice for steeping. 

The best way for this process I’ve found is using a magnetic stirrer. you have excellent control of your heat and mixing all at the same time. 

If anyone has something to add or if you think I left something out please comment below.  All comments are welcome! Even you TROLLS!Arrow pointing down

 

 

 

What Kind Of Atomizer Should I Use?

 

 

The Different RBA Tanks

There are a few different types of tanks you can use on your device (MOD) or if you don’t know what I mean “e-cigarette atomizers” is what I’m referring to. Like the RBA, RDA, RTA. I will explain each of these here so you will understand what each one does and how they perform.

 

RBA (Rebuildable Atomizer)

 

An RBA simply means rebuildable atomizer. It the same thing as an RDA (Rebuildable Drip Atomizer) It was the first rebuildable tank when it came out back in the day. It was simple but there was a lot more going on behind the design.

 

By looking at it you wouldn’t think there was much to it. You’d be wrong, the size and shape made a big difference in its performance, like flavor and cloud production. Even the terminal placement and the size of the terminals, right down to the spacing can make a major impact on its performance. Some of the rebuildable atomizers use a different coil setup that can completely change the performance in flavor and cloud output.

 

 

The Two Post Deck

 

The original two post deck was a great experience for your rebuildable deck when it first came out compared to the new designs of today. The two post decks were designed for a single coil that could only fit up to a 28g wire. That’s really small compared to the complicated builds you see today.  And the center post (The positive post) centered in the middle of the deck making it imposable to make a large or long coil builds.

 

RBA Two Post Deck
coil build
A coil build of today

 

 

In conclusion, an RBA is a deck with a positive and negative post or posts that you can anchor your own coils on to. (Better known as “Builds”)

 

The RDA

An RDA

RDA (Rebuildable Drip Atomizer)

An RDA is an RBA of today, with a deck and a positive and negative post or posts that you can anchor your coils to and provide power from a battery that will heat up the coils and turn vaporize the e-liquid on the wicks. The deck will have a cover or Top cap covering the coils. It can be screwed on or slipped on over gaskets or “O” rings. In most opinions, it can produce the best flavor. It’s my personal favorite.  Below, in my opinion, is an excellent RDA. The Goon LP (Low Profile). The deck just looks classy. 24 carrot gold goodness.

The deck will have a cover or Top cap covering the coils. It can be screwed on or slipped on over gaskets or “O” rings. In most opinions, it can produce the best flavor. It’s my personal favorite.  Below, in my opinion, is an excellent RDA. The Goon LP (Low Profile). The deck just looks classy. And because of its low profile can produce incredible flavor very accurately. And it is 24 carrot gold helps it conduct cleaner. And it looks damn good!

 

Goon LP RDA
The Goon LP Click to BuyThe Goon LP RDA

RDA’s are designed to drip you e-liquid over the coils and wick then vaped. An RDA doesn’t hold much e-liquid but some RDA’s will come with a small reservoir holding about 1ml of e-liquid.  RDA’s are held high in the vaping community due to their vapor and flavor output. Out of all the different types of tanks, the RDA is the best when it comes to flavor and vapor output.

 

RDA’s can put out an amazingly large amount of vapor especially when a custom designed coil is installed just for producing large amounts of vapor. These types of coils are built with a resistance of (0.05-0.02Ω) and they can take up to 100+ watts.

 

The RTA

An RTA

  RTA (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer) All so known as a Sub Ohm Tanks.

AN RTA is a rebuildable deck with a positive and negative post that you anchor your coils to that is surrounded by a sealed chambered cover and the e-liquid reservoir surrounds it.  The chamber has a chimney that directs the vapor to the drip tip. Gravity and pressure force the e-liquid through the small openings in the chamber exposing the wicks as they get saturated with e-liquid and delivered to the coils and vaporized.

 

Like I’ve said before I’m an RDA fan but recently I purchased a Sub Ohm tank only because of the hype it had. And I’m really glad I did. I got the SMOK TFV12 Cloud Beast King. You can check out a review I did on it here.

I believe the flavor is so good because of their massive replacement coils. Their coils are 20mm compared to a typical 13mm coil used in other sub ohm tanks. This larger size allows it to have a larger coil and much more air flow.  And pushes the wattage up to a whopping 300 watts.

I was amazed at the flavor it produced. And you cloud chasers will love love love it. You can buy it here at my favorite online vape store VaporDNA. Right now there running a sale on it for $29.95 and that’s a great deal!

 

There are other very good sub ohm tanks like the Sense Blazer 200 and the Wismec ReuxAspire Cleito 120Horizontech Arctic V12Eleaf Melo 300Joyetech Ornate, and last but not least the iJoy Maxo V12

All of these are in the same category as the SMOK TFV12.

All of these are highly recommended. And you can see a really good review on YouTube here by “Suck My Mod” He go’s over all of these sub ohm tanks in detail.

Russian 3.0 RTA
RUSSIAN 3.0 RTA Click To Buy

The difference between an RDA and an RTA is the tank. An RTA you don’t need to drip e-liquid onto the coils and wicks.

My intention here is not to sell you these products but to let you know what I feel is a very good quality great experience and perform excellently.

 

I would be very interested if you had any comments or questions. Please leave them down bellow. Arrow pointing down

 

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Sigelei KAOS Spectrum 230W TC Box Mod Reviews

Product: Sigelei KAOS Spectrum 230W TC Box Mod   

Price: $59.99

Cheapest Place To     Buy: VaporDNA

Dimensions: 3 7/16″ X 1 3/4″X 1 1/8″

My Rating: 9 out of 10

 


Sigelei KAOS Spectrum 230W TC Box Mod Overview

The Sigelei Kaos is a powerful mod putting out 230 watts at its best. With it big colorful digital display and it’s changeable LED accent lighting. Big clicky firing button and its two operating buttons have a smooth feel.  Its overall design is giving the Alien 220 a run for its money.

 

 The Dimensions

The Sigelei KAOS Spectrum dimensions are 3 7/16″ X 1 3/4″ 1 3/4″ which makes it very comfortable in the hand. And with the batteries in it feels like you really have something in your hand.

You can put up to a 25mm tank on it without any hangover. I use the SMOK TFV12 on it and it performs perfectly. And it looks great too.

The Functions

We will start with its decent size fire button. It’s flush mount easy to find and it’s clicky feel makes this a nice touch. The two function buttons are easy to find and have a nice feel and are clicky and responsive to operate the large digital display.

The display shows it’s large wattage display which will indicate when you’re reaching a high wattage by changing color to red. As you go lower in wattage the color changes to yellow and green when you’re at its lowest wattage.

The display will also show the ohm’s, voltage, amps.and battery life in % and it has a large battery icon. Click the fire button tree times and you can change your coil type and the LED accent color. The LED accent color has six different colors, Red, Orange, blue, green, purple and white.

You can set them to light only when firing or you can have it lit all the time or off completely.  Leaving it on all the time surprisingly doesn’t affect the battery life. I change the color depending on what tank on. And I match the gaskets on my tank.

The Concussion

I find the Sigelei KAOS Spectrum just as comfortable to my Alien 220. The Alien has more function settings and has a higher wattage. It performs excellently. It fires every time. I don’t have anything bad to say about it. All in all, it’s not a bad mod. And at its price point, it’s a deal and a good addition to my collection.

I encourage you to leave a comment down bellow. Let me know of something you want me to review as well.