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0.25% Booster (Tiramisu) (FA) * 0.75% Mocha (Flavorah) * 0.15% Rich Cinnamon (Flavorah) * 3.00% Vanilla Pudding (Flavorah) * 1.50% White Chocolate (Flavorah) * 3.00% White Chocolate (FW) *


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Daily Mix Tip: The total flavoring | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


Daily Mix Tip: The total flavoring used in a recipe is less important that the amounts of each individual flavoring. If you have to use 10% of a weak flavoring, and you are using 3 weak flavorings, you may end up with a recipe that is 30% flavoring total. Is this bad? Not really. Since weaker flavors tend to be higher in their carrier base liquid than molecules, you are actually getting far less flavoring molecules with 30% “flavoring” of weaker flavors than you would of 5% of ultra concentrated flavoring. Focus more on how you use each individual flavoring in the recipe and less about how much total flavoring you are using. You want to get to know each flavoring well and at what percentages you like it. Because with DIY it is all about what YOU want.

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E-liquid expiration dates – Vaping360


E-liquid expiration dates

We’ve all dealt with expiration dates. I can remember times from my childhood, when my mother would throw together giant “catch all” dinners, to ensure we cleaned the fridge of meats, eggs and milk before those faintly printed dates lapsed, staving off unspeakable food poisoning.

(Yes, my mother had a flair for the dramatic.)

Since those days, consumables industries have only become more cautious, adding “born by” and “best by” dates to any item that may suffer over time. This includes the ever-growing e-liquid market, which is trying to stay in the good graces of both consumers and federal agencies.

Is it all necessary? Well, that’s hard to say. But we have a few insights.

An official word on expiration dates

For a basis of discussion, here’s what the FDA has to say about expiration, best-by and use-by dates on consumable food products:

With the exception of infant formula, the laws that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) administers do not preclude the sale of food that is past the expiration date indicated on the label. FDA does not require food firms to place “expired by”, “use by” or “best before” dates on food products. This information is entirely at the discretion of the manufacturer.

A principle of U.S. food law is that foods in U.S. commerce must be wholesome and fit for consumption. A “best by,” “use by” or expiration date does not relieve a firm from this obligation. A product that is dangerous to consumers would be subject to potential action by FDA to remove it from commerce regardless of any date printed on a label.

– The U.S. Food and Drug Administration

In everyday practice, this makes a lot of sense. If milk looks and smells good, but is two days past the printed expiration, you’d probably drink it, right? But if that block of brie is smelling a little gamy, even with another week to go before the deadline hits, common sense dictates you throw it out.

These dates are largely guidelines – and helpful ones, at that. But it’s entirely possible many of us lend a little too much credence to them, forsaking good judgment. The FDA Center for Tobacco Products, which assumed regulatory control of e-cigarettes and vaping products with its deeming regulations, has no requirements for expiration dates on e-liquid labels — yet anyway.

How long does e-liquid actually last?

The short, but honest answer is that we really don’t know. A correctly stored bottle of e-liquid should be perfectly fine for up to two years – an estimate based on what we know about propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, and nicotine oxidation.

In layman’s terms? If you buy well-made e-liquid, and store it in glass bottles in a cool, dark place, there’s a very good chance your juice will outlast bottles sitting on an open windowsill, and will meet or exceed any expiration dates printed on the packaging.

There are many variables to consider when judging e-liquid longevity.

Expiration dates are arbitrary, and are more accurately described as freshness gauges, rather than concrete indicators of spoilage. They don’t really apply to something as shelf-stable as e-liquid.

But there are always exceptions. An all-natural e-liquid, made with just a few ingredients, might not keep as well as varieties made with solely artificial flavorings, but tastes amazing from first drop to last. Yet, a bargain-basement, chemical-heavy brand might be able to outlast every juice on your shelf, regardless of environment, but could have harsh notes and odd flavorings.

Which of these would you rather vape?

Let’s get more specific…

There are many variables to consider when judging e-liquid longevity. The quality of PG, VG, nicotine and flavorings; the ratios they’re mixed at; and the conditions under which the e-liquid was handled could all affect how long your juice lasts.

Though the commonly accepted shelf life of e-liquid ingredients is around two years, quality is paramount. If you get cheap juice, it’s likely cheap for a reason, meaning your PG and VG may begin degrading before that two-year mark.

In turn, improperly handled nicotine may oxidize more quickly. If you repeatedly leave e-liquid exposed to sunlight, humid rooms, or rapid temperature changes, the nic becomes darker, with more harsh, “peppery” notes in each hit. Oxidation doesn’t seem to affect potency though.

If the e-liquid looks and smells fine, then you likely have nothing to worry about.

Finally, flavorings vary in both quality and formulation. Natural ingredients like vanilla or other food-based extracts may lack the preservatives of more chemical-based juices, reducing shelf life, as well.

You may also notice that some natural flavorings begin to separate from other ingredients if left unused, leading to sediment in your bottles. If shaking the juice does not properly redistribute the ingredients, throw out the juice, as it will likely be unpleasant to vape, even if still safe.

So, is vaping “expired” e-liquid dangerous?

Again, an e-liquid’s lasting power really comes down to what’s in the bottle, not what’s printed on it. The best juices in the world might not last past a year on the shelf … but if they’re that good, you’ll probably finish the bottle long before its age becomes a factor.

Before you panic about the older entries in your collection, and start tossing gallons of supposedly “expired” e-liquid in the trash, stop and think about what we said about milk. Now apply that thinking to your juice:

How does the e-liquid smell?

How does the e-liquid look?

Is the e-liquid clear and free of solids?

If the e-liquid looks and smells fine, then you likely have nothing to worry about. Minor color changes are likely due to nic oxidation, which isn’t a health concern. Not sure? Toss it and try to balance your consumption with the rest of your collection. It’s a small price to pay for peace-of-mind.

What do YOU prefer?

Our best advice is to judge your e-liquids yourself. If you have even a concern about something you take into your body, don’t use it. Throw it out – if the bottle is that old, chances are you won’t miss it, anyway.

One more thing – if you take a chance on some older e-liquid, you may also discover flavors and vape quality you never got when the bottle was fresh. In fact, lots of vapers actually prefers their juice to be well-aged, allowing flavors to steep and meld, while getting a little extra kick from naturally oxidized nicotine.

But that’s a personal choice, and – as we say often around here – your preferences may vary. As long as your liquid doesn’t have any off-putting qualities in the bottle, it should be perfectly fine to vape, regardless of what the supposed expiration date might dictate.

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Prepare yourself for two Ejuicemakers Mix Team One Shots debuting in the USA this Weekend!!

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Mixers Spotlight: The Wonderful World of the ID10-T


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Mixers Spotlight: The Wonderful World of the ID10-T

ID10-T is a mixer that has grown to critical acclaim among many in the DIY


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Join some of the team as they tackle Dulce

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Dr. John McGann shows a video animation of sensory perception in the brain and explains the key way sensory systems respond in mammals at the Flavors, Fragrances & Perception Symposium at Rutgers University. Stay tuned for more info in P&F magazine.


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Mixers Spotlight: The Wonderful World of the ID10-T


Mixers Spotlight: The Wonderful World of the ID10-T

ID10-T is a mixer that has grown to critical acclaim among many in the DIY community for his amazing complexity, stark contrast to traditional profiles, and wildly intriguing profiles. This spotlight will focus on the mixer, Dave Bellows, and chronicle his history of mixing from when he first started till today. Throughout the piece you’ll get a good understanding of the man behind the scale, and learn a little bit more about one of today’s best artists.

(DIYorDIE) When did you first start vaping and why?

(ID10-T) I started smoking at 15 and was up to at least a pack of Marlboro Reds a day at 16 (switched to Lights in college). Starting at 21, I tried to quit several times with patches and gums and cold turkey but always fell back into smoking. When my first son was born in 2010, I finally managed stop cigarettes long-term, but only by stitching to Snus, another nasty tobacco habit.

September 2014, about 21 years after I started smoking, I was spending a romantic weekend in a hotel with a woman who’d brought along a small pen-type e-cig someone had bought her, to use in the room. I’d never seen one up close before. She was still very new to it and still smoking cigarettes as well, but she shared it with me and I was grateful for the nicotine that I didn’t have to get dressed and leave the room for. I’d left the Snus at home because nobody wants to make out with that. In fact, I’d never told her about those and had told her that I’d quit smoking. Yet I was taking cigarettes from her when we left the room for dinner and such and we shared one when we said goodbye. She made me promise when she gave me cigarettes that it was only for that weekend, that I wasn’t going to start smoking again because of her. But of course I bought a pack on the way home. I hated that pack and especially hated how horribly urgent that need to buy another felt as soon as it was gone. But I didn’t buy another. I wanted to keep that promise, so I went out to a shop and bought one of those Vision Spinners, a Nautilus Mini, and some house juice, and never smoked again.

What got you into mixing?

Dragonfly E-Cig out of Dallas and that same woman again. She suggested I try some of their juices because she enjoyed them. They have a few storefronts and a website, and on that website something caught my eye: Design your own juice. Choose two or three flavors and they’ll mix them up for you. The mixes I “made” that way were way overpriced and frankly terrible, but it got me thinking, if they can do that, why can’t I?

When did you really start taking mixing seriously?

In the sense that I read everything there was to read on /r/DIY_ejuice before I shook up a single bottle, I’ve always taken mixing seriously. In another sense, I’ve never taken it too seriously (search ATF for Strap-On, for example).

And why?

If you’ll pardon the cliches: If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. But also, Don’t take life too seriously, it’s not like you’re going to get out alive.

What were your biggest obstacles when you first started?

Using tanks pre-built coils exclusively and mixing by volume. My mixing would have evolved much faster if I’d bought an RDA and a scale sooner.

What was your first good recipe?

If You Like Piña Coladas

by ID10-T View Mix

This is among my proudest creations after working on it for more than a year. If you like pina coladas, you are in for a treat. Full notes for this are in the /r/DIY_eJuice’s June 2016 Monthly Recipe Thread.

New cover art by @mlNikon!

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Vendor

Flavor

5.5%

(INW)

Pineapple

2.5%

(FA)

Coco’ (coconut)

2%

(FA)

Cream Fresh

0.5%

(TPA)

Pineapple

0.8%

(CAP)

Golden Pineapple

0.8%

(TPA)

Coconut Candy

0.5%

(TPA)

Coconut

1%

(FA)

Jamaica Special (jamaica Rhum)

Recipe hosted at All The Flavors

When did you realize you were getting good at mixing?

When someone told me, “This is my ADV. This is better than any juice I’ve ever bought.”

What flavor profiles did you tend to focus on?

Tropical fruits, especially mango, pineapple, and coconut.

What recipe have you made that was your first ADV?

Simple Sugar Cookie

It’s actually an unfinished recipe, shared to provide an example of how easy it is to make pretty decent juice and to encourage others’ creativity by telling them to add something to it and make it their own (because it is so accepting of other flavors). But it was also the first thing I made that I could really vape all day (except in the summer in Texas) and especially all night.

Do you have any tips for those looking to get into more advanced mixing?

Single-flavor test all of your flavors. I cannot possibly stress that enough. Better yet, single-flavor test them at different %’s and at different steep times and really get to know them intimately.

What are your top five must-have flavorings?

FLV Mango, CAP Sugar Cookie, CAP Vanilla Custard, TFA VBIC… I can’t do five. The fifth spot is like an eight-way tie.

What are your top three worst flavorings?

FA Pineapple, FW Cookie Butter, and of course, TFA Honey.

If you could choose one flavor house, which would it be and why?

If I could only choose one? That’s a tough one, but I’d go with TFA, for the versatility, selection, and accessibility.

What is your “white whale?”

Two profiles, both thanks to Trader Joe’s: Cookie Butter and their Mango! Mango! Gummies.

What are you currently working on mixing?

I’ve stretched myself so thin right now. I’m supposed to be working on three different two-person collaborations with other mixers and two different group projects, but I’m lagging behind on all five, and feeling bad about not pulling my weight. I’m making things for /r/MixersClub every month. I’m trying to clone Titan by Blue Dot. I’m probably going to work on their Milk of the Poppy next. Someone has offered to pay me to copy the Vapor Hut’s Mossy Oak and I’m trying to decide if I even have what it takes to take that on. There are the aforementioned white whales. I really want to get started on a pineapple-basil ice cream profile, if such a thing is even possible. I want to do something simple with my Kentucky Bourbon/Toasted Marshmallow pairing that’s even better than Coop’s Kiwi Bourbon, if such a thing is even possible. I feel like owe the whole community more FLV Mango and TFA Honeysuckle recipes now, after preaching the gospel of that mango and all the attention on Longing and people who bought honeysuckle to try it. I’ve got to make some more cookie recipes to make ConcreteRiver sorry he said FA Cookie is a better cookie than CAP Sugar Cookie. I’ve got a list of others’ recipes I’ve promised to critique and I will keep those promises, eventually. I’m ridiculously far behind on my single-flavor testing. Even if I had time to mix all this stuff (I don’t), I only have one face hole to inhale it into. Help, I’m drowning.

What is your favorite recipe?

Of my own or someone else’s? Longing might be my “best” recipe, but personally, I love the taste of my Mango Colada more than any of my others.

Mango Colada

by ID10-T View Mix

Coconut cream, pineapple juice, rum, and fresh ripe mango chunks, blended until smooth. Full Notes in /r/DIY_eJuice’s September 2016 Monthly Recipe Thread.

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Flavor

4%

(FLV)

Mango

1%

(FA)

Jamaica Special (jamaica Rhum)

2%

(INW)

Pineapple

1.5%

(FA)

Coco’ (coconut)

1%

(CAP)

Sweet Mango

0.75%

(CAP)

Golden Pineapple

0.75%

(TPA)

Coconut Candy

1%

(FLV)

Cream

Recipe hosted at All The Flavors

As far as others’ recipes? There’s a special place in my heart for Grack Juice by Philosaphucker and Coop’s Kiwi Bourbon, as well as a few others, but by “favorite” recipe by someone else will probably always be Manson’s Strawberry Shortcake Bar.

Strawberry Shortcake Bar

by NotCharlesManson View Mix

Strawberry and vanilla ice cream, coated with shortcake crumbles.

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Vendor

Flavor

6%

(TPA)

Strawberry (ripe)

1.5%

(TPA)

Strawberry

3%

(TPA)

Bavarian Cream

2%

(CAP)

Sugar Cookie

2%

(TPA)

Vanilla Swirl

1%

(INW)

Biscuit

1.5%

(TPA)

Cheesecake (graham Crust)

1.5%

(FW)

Cake (yellow)

Recipe hosted at All The Flavors

If you’ve ever had one of those strawberry shortcake bars as an adult, they’re really not all that good. Certainly not as tasty as you remember them from when you were a fat kid chasing after the ice cream truck. But it’s my favorite not for the flavor itself, but because it was inspirational and in a way, transformational to me. I tried it early in my mixing journey and its accuracy to the profile opened my eyes to what was possible in terms of representational mixing and set the bar for it. If I’m not just plain trying to make great-tasting juice, and I’m not delving into more abstract mixing or one of many other creative challenges this craft offers, if I’m really every bit as intent on making e-juice taste just like something I’ve eaten or imbibed as a painter working on a photo-realistic painting, then I must ask myself, “Does this taste as much like my source material as Manson’s Strawberry Shortcake Bar tastes like a strawberry shortcake bar?”

What’s Your Best Recipe?

To quote AB Dada: BEST.

But to attempt to answer the question

Longing

by ID10-T View Mix

Honeysuckle Ice Cream based on this recipe: http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/honeysuckle-ice-cream/

TLDR for that link: pick fresh honeysuckle blossoms and steep them overnight in milk, heavy cream, and sugar. Strain out the flowers, add real vanilla bean, and run the mix through an ice cream machine.

TFA Honeysuckle infuses the cream flavors with a delicate floral perfume. It’s carefully balanced at 3% to work as a shake-and-vape recipe here. Any higher would be overdoing it – we want the just the sillage of this summery fragrance, nature’s magnet for birds and bees, left behind after steeping in the ice cream base. Failing to strain out the flowers themselves would spoil this elegant dessert.

INW Shisha Vanilla brings a sweet, creamy vanilla, very reminiscent of a homemade, non-custard vanilla ice cream. This could almost be a two-ingredient recipe with just these two flavors, but some additional creams pick up where Shisha Vanilla leaves off.

TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is a tricky but essential addition. It’s tricky because it has something we don’t want, those custard notes, as this is an egg-free, AKA Philadelphia-style or American-style ice cream. Used low enough with these other ingredients, eggs can be avoided while still providing what we do want – that dense body and luxurious mouthfeel of churned heavy cream. that Shisha Vanilla doesn’t have enough of, and a more robust, truly vanilla bean flavor as opposed to Shisha Vanilla’s flavor that sits somewhere between extract and bean.

FLV Cream adds more neutral creamy body to the mix and binds and blends the honeysuckle, vanilla, and creams together. It enhances the heavy milk taste of Cream Fresh as well, but alone, it lacks enough dairy flavor to complete the milk and cream mix used to make this ice cream.

FA Cream Fresh brings the milk, but too much of it seems to react poorly to Honeysuckle in souring way, as if the ice cream had been made with milk that was a day or two past its sell-by date. To complete this ode to longing, Cream Fresh and FLV Cream need each other.

And why “Longing?” Because I miss someone who isn’t mine to miss, dream about someone who isn’t mine to dream about, and love someone who is no longer mine to love. Moving on with anyone else is hard when they kiss me and I’m afraid all they taste is her name on my lips. Of all the sensual pleasures we once shared, it is her unique flavor I still thirst for most of all. The closest thing I’ve found to the taste of her body at the height of her bliss, her amrita, is Honeysuckle Ice Cream.

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Vendor

Flavor

3%

(TPA)

Honeysuckle (pg)

1.5%

(TPA)

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

1%

(FLV)

Cream

1%

(INW)

Shisha Vanilla

1%

(FA)

Cream Fresh

Recipe hosted at All The Flavors

Not just because of the cash and prizes. I made Longing about more than making a surprising and delicious recipe in a short time frame. I tried to take my mixing to another level entirely, to really showcase it as an art form. I tried to take my own emotion, my broken yearning tortured heart and unquenched desire, put it into a bottle, and cause others to experience it. Whatever degree I succeeded in that, even if only a tiny degree, makes this my best recipe.

Conclusion

And there you have it. The work of Dave Bellows, aka ID10-T, laid out before you with his start into mixing all the way to his present day best mix. Watching Bellows grow from being a small figure head in the community moderating the polarizing /r/DIY_Ejuice, into one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed mixers of today has been a treat. Seeing the progression and watching the style of the artist come together before our eyes, in a medium that is still brand new to the world, was nothing short of entertaining. Also, watching his performance in the DIYorDIE World Championship against other top mixers was stunning. I can’t wait to see the work of Bellows in two or three years, to see how far he pushes the envelope. And I wish him nothing but the most success.

I hope you enjoyed this piece on ID10-T. Remember that DIYorDIE is solely funded through the contributions of its members. Every membership, donation, recipe, or classes purchased, completely and independently funds the DIYorDIE Network. If you did and you would like to support what I do here on DIYorDIE, feel free to head over to the SHOP to purchase items that keep DIYorDIE producing the best DIY E-liquid Mixing content in the world. Also, don’t forget to pick up a Mixer’s Membership to get the latest and best in DIY Mixing. And feel free to share this article on your social media, to your family and friends, to help spread the word about the amazing work of the artists in the DIY community.

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PATH Study Shows Vaping Less Addictive Than Smoking


PATH Study Shows Vaping Less Addictive Than Smoking
A recent study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers has found that people who regularly vape are less dependent on their vaping device than those who regularly smoke traditional cigarettes. In other words, smokers are heavily relying on smoking their cigarettes, while vapers aren’t as reliant or dependent on vaping an e-cigarette. We’re quite […] #vaping

PATH Study Shows Vaping Less Addictive Than Smoking

 


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