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DIY: How To Guide [UPDATE]

How to make your own e juice

Update: As of August 4th, 2016, our DIY supplies are no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Introduction

Are you new to doing things yourself? Maybe you want to feel more empowered. Perhaps you would just like to get more for your money. It could also be that you’re bored at home and need something to do with your time. No matter what the circumstances, DIY is a BLAST! Do It Yourself, or DIY, is a great way to expand your knowledge of a product or trade. Not to mention the savings you will notice over a short period of time! It’s amazing how much labor cost really does affect the price of a product or service. With making your own ejuice or, you will be able to control all of the aspects of what you inhale. You can control what base you use, the nicotine level, the flavors, the concentration of the flavors, all and all your versatility exponentially increases.

Before You Start

Before you start to open up the door to DIY E-liquids you need to have a basic knowledge of a few things. You need to understand the concept of what it entails. You need to be familiarized with the Personal Vaporizer also known as and will be referred to for the rest of this article as the E-Cigarette or E-Cig. It has also been said that you should start with premixed E-Juices so you can get a feel for flavors you may like. Give this some time because you will notice your taste buds changing since you are no longer smoking. Smoking causes damage to the nasal membrane, cause foods to become tasteless, and even stop your ability to smell some aromas. Once you stop smoking your taste may change and you could find yourself liking things you never thought you would. After you get a feel or taste for the kind of flavors you like, you’re off to the races!

Options

With DIY you have a couple of different options for your plan of attack. You can either go with the “basic” or the “advanced”.

With the basic you will be making a smaller batch and use the nicotine level that you would like to vape. In other words you would not cut your nicotine with non-nicotine bases. You higher nicotine down to the level you want to vape. Example if you buy 36mg but want to vape 18mg you would do half 36mg and half non-nicotine to get to your desired level of 18mg.

What am I going to need to DIY? This once again depends on how elaborate you would like to make your “juice”. To start as I mentioned before you should go with the basic form. The most basic form of DIY doesn’t require much. Just your bottle of base and your chosen flavor. You should also get gloves, so you don’t have the nicotine on your hands. The lower levels might not affect you as much but once you get to the stage of cutting your higher nic level bases down, you will want to make sure to be careful. Only a little bit can make you sick.

Now that we’ve covered the mixing supplies lets talk about the no nicotine bases a little bit. There are several choices we are offering. You may purchase a base consisting of: Propylene Glycol(also known as PG),Vegetable Glycerin (also known as VG), or various mixes of the two. Just a bit of vaping information on the bases that we offer:

•PG is a big contributor to throat hit.  That is the kick you feel when inhaling the vapor. PG also carries flavor well.
•VG is very thick, and contributes to added vapor. If using all VG, we recommend thinning it out a bit with a small amount of distilled water.

When you look at all of the offered flavors you may be overwhelmed. But, instead of looking at it as a confusing and stressful factor look at all of the possibilities!

Remember you can always add more flavoring if they’re isn’t enough! With tobacco flavors go one drop at a time.

Ethyl Maltol and Menthol Crystals

How do I break ethyl maltol and menthol crystals down to where I can use them in my recipes? Ethyl Maltol — You would dissolve 10% of ethyl maltol in PG or PGA. So you would have 1 gram for 10ml. This is the base that you would add to your recipes to taste. Use up to 20% ethyl maltol base in your recipes. Menthol Crytals — You would dissolve menthol crystals by taking a container filling it halfway with your base of choice and the other half with the crystals. Heating the base slightly prior to adding the crystals will help speed up the dissolving process but is not necessary. Shake it up. This will be a very strong concentration of menthol so start with about 5% menthol mix in your recipe.

Conclusion

Now that you have a little bit of background knowledge and DIY know how your vaping world has just exponentially expanded. Try one flavor at a time or mix them up to see what you can create! Just remember to have fun with it and keep track of your recipes and which bottle you put them in! This way if you find something you hate you don’t make it again, if its something you love, you’ll know exactly what was in it. So go and DIY!

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Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin explained

PG – Propylene Glycol

PG solution is an important factor in electronic cigarette juice flavoring. Mt. Baker Vapor uses USP grade Propylene Glycol which is FDA approved for uses such as: candy, manufacturing, dairy products, beverages and even pharmaceuticals. Propylene Glycol is commonly shown in the media as being used in products such as antifreeze, is this true?

The short answer is yes, glycol is a component found in generally “environmentally friendly” cooling equipment as it does have many purposes. The truth is, antifreeze is NOT a component whatsoever in electronic cigarette juice though. However, the media may portray this to distort the perception of the electronic cigarette industry.

USP and FDA approved propylene glycol can be purchased in large volumes to make ice blocks, manufacture ice cream and is used globally at wineries, distilleries and other beverages manufacturing companies. It is odorless, colorless, flavorless, and in our own federal governments’ terms, “harmless”, as it is safe for use in medications per the Food and Drug Administration.

At Mt. Baker Vapor, we use the same USP, FDA approved “food grade” Propylene Glycol as a base solution with other FDA approved food flavoring concentrates to create nicotine juice.
Our house blend consists of VG as well, or Vegetable Glycerin and you can also use 100% VG as base for e-juice.

Let’s also examine Vegetable Glycerin, another FDA approved solution found in electronic cigarette juice. In a further topic we can discuss the reasons why we recommend our proprietary house blend of 80% PG to 20% VG in our e-juices. But for now, we just want to get some facts out about what is our great e-juices.

VG – Vegetable Glycerin

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E-Juice Flavors That May Break a Plastic Tank

Below, is a list of flavors that our customers have reported to have cracked their plastic tanks. Everyone’s experience is going to be different. This is just a general warning of what could happen if you load any of these flavors into a plastic tank. If you never want to worry about accidentally putting a tank cracker e-juice into a plastic tank again, we have a variety of glass clearomizer tanks available on our website.

Start browsing our current e-juice selection now.

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How you can save money with your electronic cigarette

As a means of cutting my costs of smoking cigarettes and trying out a great alternative to smoking, I decided to take the plunge and buy my first electronic cigarette in October of 2009.

My first electronic cigarette was Joye 510 brand starter kit in blue with a Coca-Cola flavor. I loved the flavor of the vapor, the throat hit it provided, and the cost effectiveness. I went from smoking half a pack a day and spending over a $100/month on cartons to vaping on an electronic cigarette and spending less then half of that amount basically overnight. The Joye 510 provided a satisfying throat hit, solid vapor production, a variety of colors to suit my mood, and a seemingly endless variety of flavors. I’ve now been vaping for over 18 months and still find new flavors to try. The possibilities seem endless, and I’ve only sampled a few dozen flavors as of yet.

One day, I was getting to the end of my personal supply of atomizers and batteries, so when I needed a fix, and not wanting to go back to regular cigarettes or wait for the time for an order to ship online, I went to my local convenience store and purchased a disposable electronic cigarette. Instantly I was disappointed. Their was no variety of flavors available-just the default tobacco(and not even a good tobacco flavor at that), and I had no option for different strengths of nicotine(having found that certain flavors taste better with varying levels of nicotine distribution). In addition, all of them looked identical, and all the disposable electronic cigarettes were designed to emulate the look of a tobacco cigarette-a look that I found tacky. But enough with the aestethics, let’s get on to the important part-how well did it vape? Well, it was incredibly underwhelming. I immediately noticed on my first draw that the vapor production was lacking, and there was almost zero throat hit. I had to take a few quick drags on the disposable electronic cigarette to even tell I had taken a hit to begin with.  That was after months of vaping exclusively on my Joye 510, and I can only imagine the throat hit of the disposable electronic cigarette would have been worse had I tried it immediately after smoking a tobacco cigarette. Not only that, but the price of the disposable electronic cigarette was comparable to the cost of two joye 510 atomizers and 1 bottle of nicotine liquid(about $23). So i had spent nearly as much on a disappointing disposable electronic cigarette as I would have for a month of Joye 510 vaping on a product that would only provide me with one week of “optimal” vaping(and another week of sub-optimal vaping) that didn’t satisfy my craving at all.

Disposable electronic cigarettes are designed for two things-to be bought on impulse and to be thrown away and quickly purchased again. As such, the disposable electronic cigarette is cheaply made and conveniently marketed(their ubiquity is the only thing keeping them in business, I believe). The Joye 510, on the other hand, is designed with the serious vaper in mind. The atomizer is tuned to run hotter then the competition, and provides much better vapor production and a more satisfying experience over all. The atomizers, while lasting a shorter time period then some of their competitors, are still designed to give a satisfying result throughout their lifespan, whereas the disposable electronic cigarette is designed to work well for a couple of days and then give diminishing results on each subsequent use.

Considering the circumstances which led me to buying the disposable electronic cigarette to begin with, and based upon my own personal satisfaction with the Joye 510, me and my now business partner decided that we would not only sell the Joye 510 brand, but we would also offer home delivery to our home county and plan on putting incentives into place to promote the service in other areas as well. We feel that the Joye 510 electronic cigarette is the best brand on the market today, and we can stand behind the product as daily users of the product outselves. We think it is a much better alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, and a much cheaper alternative at that. We want to bring affordable, tastier and more customized electronic cigarettes to your door and provide a better service and value then the disposable electronic cigarettes ever could with their low-quality, impersonal product.

The Superior Pleasures of E-Cigarettes

If you’ve ever read electronic cigarette reviews you may be wondering how e-cigarettes are different from the “real thing”. Electronic cigarette reviews, however, can be somewhat misleading if you don’t know the facts about this innovative and pleasurable alternative to cigarettes. Below are reviews of electronic cigarettes.

E-cigarettes have come a long way since their introduction in China in 2004.  These first electronic cigarettes were patented under the name “Runyan” which means “almost like smoke” in Chinese.  Marketed by the Golden Dragon group, they caught on quickly via internet sales and hundreds of other brands joined the fray with their own versions of the product.  This competition meant that discriminating smokers had choices as to brands, flavors, strengths of the nicotine delivered and could even pick styles and colors that they liked.  The typical electric cigarette review would praise the convenience, the cost and the flavor of this cigarette alternative but often did not tell the whole story.  The early e-cigarettes systems were often costly and lacking in flavor.

Mt Baker Vapor makes e-cigarettes that are economical, convenient and come in a wide variety of flavors.  “Smoking” Mt. Baker Vapor e-cigarettes is pleasant, fulfilling and very cost effective.  In fact, by vaping e-cigarettes you’ll usually spend less than half of what you used to spend on traditional tobacco-filled cigarettes. 

You’ll find many rewards when you switch to e-cigarettes; according to research as well as many electronic cigarette reviews, you’ll discover that food tastes better and your sinuses are once again open to the delicious scents of everyday life.  If you’ve stopped smoking inside your own home because of concerns for your children, pets or partner, by making the switch you can resume enjoying a satisfying vape after dinner in the comfort of your own living room.  There are no messy ashes, no stale odors clinging to your furniture and clothing and no yellow film coating your walls and other surfaces of your home.  E-cigarettes are convenient, clean and satisfying.

As you read various electronic cigarettes reviews you’ll find that Mt Baker Vapor stands out from the crowd in many ways.  While other manufacturers can now give you a few options in choosing the flavor of your e-cigarettes, Mt Baker Vapor offers you more than one hundred choices.  There are many different categories of flavors, including menthol flavors, regular tobacco flavors, beverage flavors, sweet flavors, fruity flavors, dessert flavors, and many more. Why settle for the ordinary when you can vape the extraordinary?

Electronic cigarette reviews also praise the choice of nicotine strength you can choose from. Mt Baker Vapor offers nicotine dosages ranging from extra strong, to mild, to no nicotine content at all.  

An economical starter kit includes batteries, atomizers, cartridges, charger and liquid nicotine for less than the price of a carton of generic cigarettes.  You can choose from 4 colors and any flavor among the more than two dozen that are listed. 

Although many electronic cigarettes reviews will tell you that e-cigarettes are acceptable anywhere, please check your local laws. Some establishments still view vaping as smoking and prohibit vaping inside. But every electric cigarette review agrees—you can now indulge in a premium cigarette experience nearly anytime you wish without all the mess, smell and expense of conventional cigarettes! When looking for electronic cigarette reviews Mt Baker Vapor provides the e-cigarette experience that everyone is looking for. 

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