Where to start; Looking to DIY

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  1. Raymcconn

    Raymcconn 2 year member

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    So I think I want to start getting the needed items to DIY. However when it comes to DIY I have no idea where to start. Where are the best places to order from. Thanks, in the mean time I will start with the Tutorials section.
     
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    Deucesjack 2 year member reviewer

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    I use Bull City and Nicotine River. One word of advice, find 2 or 3 recipes you think you will like and buy those flavors in the recipe. When I first started I bought a bunch of flavors I though I would like and I wound up going way aboard. Now I have a bunch of flavors that I use occasionally but not really on a regular basis. My best advice is to start off slow and work your way up.
     
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    Raymcconn 2 year member

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    How do you mix, volume or weight?
     
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    No kidding. I have just over 200 flavors I've bought in the last year. I could get rid of 160 of them and be just fine and happy.
     
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    Raymcconn 2 year member

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    I have been looking at recipes. I could easily see how that could happen. Picking out a few is easier said than done. HA
     
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    Good advice in this thread.

    Pick one or two flavors to start.
    It will make the entire process easier to understand and master.

    Mixing juice is easier than mixing a drink, and you end up with a better quality, much cleaner juice than you can buy.

    ;)
     
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    Kprthevapr 2 year member Weekly Referral Winner

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    Mixing depends on how much you wanna make at one time. I would suggest the following for your DIY kit:
    Good digital scale that weighs down to 1/10 of a gram.
    5ml syringes
    10ml syringes
    Permanent marker for marking syringes.
    Small shoe box container to put all the stuff in.
    If you order your nicotine by the liter and VG/PG by the gallon, nicotine river will ship it ground via UPS for free or lowered rate.
    I get my flavors from The Flavor Apprentice, a division of The Perfumer's Apprentice. After you find the flavors you use the most, you can buy bulk sizes to save money. For example, I buy 16oz bottles of Strawberry for $21 and 16oz Sweet Cream for $18. From that I can make 9 16oz bottles of juice.
     
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    I second DJ"s recommendations Bull City I my main go to, nic river second.I started mixing 3 weeks after I started vaping 4&1/2 tears ago and haven't bought even one bottle of pre-made juice since. Good luck my friend, sure you will do good at it.
     
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    When you get your syringes wrap them with scotch tape and it will keep the markings from washing off.
     
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    Raymcconn 2 year member

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    That's a smart idea!!
     
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    Kprthevapr 2 year member Weekly Referral Winner

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    If you like strawberries and cream here's my recipe:
    11% TFA Ripe Strawberry
    11% TFA Sweet Cream
    .5% TFA Butter
    Nic to your level :)
     
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    It works great Ray, good luck on your mixing venture my friend.
     
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    I am going to have to try that Karen is the butter a DX flavor?
     
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    Raymcconn 2 year member

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    Thanks for the help everyone.
     
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    Any other questions you have just ask, the only dumb question is the one you don't ask
     
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    I'll just use a small amount of FA coconut for the butter tones.
     
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    TFA butter is like popcorn butter, its super strong, so it doesn't take much.
     
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    I have some just never use it much, I'll give it a try though. Thanks Karen for sharing my friend.
     

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