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It’s like I’m the Martha Stewart of Vaping…

So… Today I made my first home made batch of Vape juice, or e-juice as it is more popularly known by Hipsters or something.

My first year without a smoke is rapidly approaching and I had set a goal of leaving the nicotine vape juice behind when I reached that milestone.

I used a 60/40 split of PG – Propylene Glycol and VG – Vegetable Glycerin with a Peach flavour concentrate. PG gives you the throat hit smokers crave and carries the flavour, VG makes the “smoke”. A 50-50 mix is recommended for those new to vaping and is what I have used for the last year.

I made several 30 ml batches to experiment with the amount of flavour added. 10% flavour per batch size is considered a standard but your mileage may vary, hence the experimentation, a little below, a little above.

vape girl

The reasons for home-brewing are two-fold, 1 – to get off the nicotine completely (I’ve been using a 3 mg juice mix exclusively) and 2 – it’s a hell of a lot cheaper to make your own.

By staying away from the use of nicotine I reduce the cost as well but also reduce the risk of poisoning myself which given my less than sterling lab standards makes it a good thing.

Since I’m using a single flavour without nic I can vape this creation right away, the use of 2 flavour add’s and say nicotine requires “steeping and airing” the mix over the course of week according to most sources.

And… the results aren’t bad at all. I’m using the recommended 10% flavour per 30 ml batch mix now.

And you know what else I did?

I made a chocolate cake, which I’m about to ice, and prepped ribs for dinner.

Like I said, I’m like the Martha Stewart of somethin…. and Pip wanted ribs.

  • Millie_Woods

    That picture of the beaker bong dredged up some very old memories.

  • The picture of you on your bed vaping was a nice touch too!! 😉

    • Uh yea;)

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Obviously the Mrs. 😉

    • Cat? I dunno — I think he’s a tom. But you should visit some of the vape shops in T.O. — they’re invariably staffed by cute looking honeys.

  • canminuteman

    Is inhaling propylene glycol fumes any better for you than inhaling tobacco smoke? It doesn’t sound it.

  • disqus_sRQwVYwiEu

    Vaping should not be an alternative to nicotine but rather an aid to its elimination from the body. Current research (Published and peer reviewed) is sounding alarm bells, particularly about the inclusion of artificial flavours in vaping. Yes, I am a non smoker having quit 11 years ago.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Got a link to a report that’s not crap?
      Goodie for you, you quit 11 years ago.

      • disqus_sRQwVYwiEu

        simply found look and educate yourself and if that goodie was as sarcastic as it looks then FU2

  • ntt1

    when the kids were small we took propylene glycol a little water and 140 bloom gelatine plus sugar syrup and flavour oils and made our own gummy snakes . so the next time you boil a ham reduce the liquid and you could make ham flavoured gummys for the cat.

    • Blacksmith

      While I love my cats they would have to fight me over ham flavored gummies, just sayin……

    • That could mean civil war.

      • ntt1

        Cats may appear placid and telaxed but underneath they are like coiled springs they sleep damn near 24hours a day, I have to dust mine on .occasion.the experts claim they ar e conserving energy but for what?
        Best to stay on their good books I figure