FAQ's & Answers
How do I dilute higher strength NicBase to make e-Juice?
There is a mathematical formula which is ((TS/SS)*BS)) or ((Target Strength / Starting Strength) * Bottle Size))
This formula will give you the number of mL needed of the starting strength NicBase to use in your bottle to achieve the final mg/mL you are looking for. A thorough explanation and a step-by-step guide can be found here: Making e-Juice with Flavoring & Higher Strength NicBase Liquid Nicotine
What is the difference between Propylene Glycol (PG) & Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
The simplest answer is: VG is thick, sweet and smoother when it comes to vaping. PG is thinner (like water), un-sweet and adds a bit of harshness (Throat Hit) to vaping as well as is the best carrier for flavoring.
A longer comparative explanation can be found here: Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerin for e-Juice. What's the Difference?
Can I just vape the flavoring?
Uh, no! Seriously... no! Although the flavors are based in Propylene Glycol (PG) and PG is used in e-Juice, the concentration of flavoring is much too high to be used as an e-Liquid on its own. Think of it like getting a fountain soda where the syrup and water are mixed as it is dispensed into the cup. There is very little syrup in comparison to water. This is because the syrup is concentrated and is using the larger volume of water to dilute it to the proper strength to taste as it was intended.
If you were to barely press the dispensing arm and fill your cup with syrup, when you drank it you would NOT like it; nobody would. The same goes for concentrated flavorings. In the example above, even if you used 1/4 cup of syrup it would taste similar to what you wanted but not entirely because there is too much syrup in the mixture.
Do-it-yourself (DIY) e-liquid making is the same process. You can use too much flavoring even in your juice and you will know that when you start losing subtle notes of the flavor.
You only carry straight PG, VG or 50/50 Blends. Can i get a custom blend?
Straight PG, VG and a 50/50 (PG/VG) blend are the top most common mixtures for NicBase. You can always request a different *ratio during your checkout process by specifying the product (especially if you have more than one) you want modified. For example, if you wanted a 20/80 (PG/VG) blend on 100mg NicBase then you would choose any base when adding it to your cart and during checkout would say something like "Please mix my 100mg/mL 1L NicBase @ 20/80 (PG/VG)." Specifying the size is only necessary if you have more than one NicBase.
Please note, that if you simply say "Please mix my NicBase at 80/20" we have a few problems.
1. If you have more than one NicBase in the cart, it will all get modified to 80/20
2. Since you did not specify (PG/VG) then we always assume PG is the first number so you would end up with 80/20 (PG/VG) when you might have meant 80 VG / 20 PG.
We try to always contact you if your request is ambiguous, but sometimes they can be interpreted in a way you didn't intend. Please just be specific when requesting custom blends.
* We will only blend down to 5's. Do not request 72/38 (PG/VG) as this type of request will be ignored and your order put on hold until we can contact you.
What does a basic e-juice DIY recipe look like?
There are many, many ways to make e-juice. In its simplest form, you can add flavoring to the NicBase and warm it then shake it. Here is an example of a single flavor e-Juice at 10% flavoring for a 20/80 (PG/VG) base ratio in a 30mL bottle.
03.0mL Watermelon Flavor
03.0mL Propylene Glycol (PG) Plain (No Nicotine)
24.0mL 6mg/mL NicBase Nicotine w/VG Carrier Base
This recipe works because Flavoring is PG based and counts as PG in your recipe. Adding the flavoring and the PG together you have 6.0mL which is 20% of the 30mL bottle which satisfies the 20% (PG) side of the 20/80 requirement.
The Nicotine is VG based and 24.0mL is 80% of the 30mL bottle which then satisfies the 80% (VG) requirement.
If you want more Flavoring then reduce the PG by the same amount you increase the flavoring. To use less flavoring, reverse it and add PG to the amount of flavoring you are removing.
If you always balance your e-juice by calculating each side of the equation, then you can easily make 30/70, 20/80, 40/60... just remember that Flavoring is counted with the PG on whichever side of the equation you use.