The Daily Mixing Thread

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  1. RonJS

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    RonJS Gold Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    For me, it's to break the $50 free shipping barrier. When NR has a sale (which includes PG/VG) their price is nice.

    I had 1 of 4 gallons leak during shipment from ED. Other than telling me to "suck it up" they did nothing. I'll never forget that.
     
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    That’s stinky of them & I gather depends on the CS rep as @lirruping had a different experience. :mad:
     
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    NR bases are good and I have NR Blue Raspberry and NR Glazed Doughnut and both are very good. That 25% off is on all flavors though. Not just theirs. I would go after some Molinberry, Real Flavors SC, Wonder Flavors, Flavourart, Flavorah with the sale and get the most bang for your $$$
     
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    Wow, that is extremely sucky of them.
     
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    lirruping Silver Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    Good point. I have a hard time pulling the trigger on purchases that aren't refills, but today is the last day, I believe, so I better get over my indecisiveness fast. I'm reading through that ELR thread

    https://forum.e-liquid-recipes.com/t/nicotine-river-concentrates-review/221640/25

    and NR Sugar Crunch sounds interesting--if a little boring. I like the idea that it can be a sub for AP, which to me is getting less churro-tasting and more corn-chippy as time passes. Maybe I have an old bottle, though... Does that happen with AP, I wonder?
     
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    yes. AP can taste corn chippy for sure. Might not be the concentrate, try lowering the % you use it at a bit.
     
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    I only found 4 flavors at NR that I wanted. I think I'm going to wait for a better sale. I still have over 1 liter of pg and vg. The flavoring offers seem a bit boring compared to other vendors. (They do not sell the whole line of flavorings).
     
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    Nicotine Giant is having this sale I just read over on ELR:


    https://www.nicotinegiant.com/Articles.asp?ID=261 5

    Right now we are offering 50% off of the following:

    Inawera Concentrated Flavoring: Use Code IW50

    • Flavor Jungle Concentrated Flavoring: Use Code FJ50
     
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    oh damn i need some JF Strawberry Sweet. Thank you!
     
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    awwww. It's not Jungle flavors, it's jungle flavor. No the same.
     
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    Good advice and I've been trying to do that a while, but I can just never seem to get little enough anymore. I use it only occasionally, so no big emergency : )
     
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    lirruping Silver Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I have never tried either one, but this is good to know. I do like several Inawera. Limetka comes to mind if I'm in the mood for a blast-your-face-off kind of lime.
     
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    That’s confusing as all heck. Flavor Jungle, Jungle Flavor. I also wanted some Jungle Flavor, oh well.
     
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    what settings are you running your orion on?
     
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    I’ve kept it on the default settings & am using the “replay” mod. Been working fine for me so haven’t found a need to go into Escribe. I’m using the medium power setting.

    If you want more info on settings there’s a huge thread on ECF on the LV Orion Go.
     
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    I've scrolled it. I can't help but feeling like I'm doing something wrong. I go through about 5 hours of absolutely loving it, then wondering why it isn't working the way it was just working. Then going back to loving it.
     
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    Are you using replay mode?
     
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    when I find a puff I like yes. mostly I'm just not getting flavor sometimes. It's not burnt. Just flavorless.
     
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    I've got some new pods coming in today. The 3 that came with it are still good (I think) I just thinned the cotton out on the 0.5 ohm one and immediately it's better.
     
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    I’m using the .5 ohm pod. Was going to say thin it out (but you’ve done that ) could be inconsistencies in pod production. Some peeps report your experience others like me no issues.
     
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    I ordered a bunch of pods from vaporrange. They are only 8.95 there. Got 2 sets of each delivering today. I know eventually I'll figure out all the things I need to figure out and will love it. I'm on the verge. The difficulties I've had are far outweighed by the moments of great vaping on a tiny little vape.
     
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    :banana:
     
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    I have the demonkiller tiny kit delivering today too! Tiny little squonker!!! Can't wait. Need to build some micro fused claptons for it.
     
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    Pictures please when you can :D
     
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    I just looked it up on YouTube & I don’t see a vid on a squonker. Just a tiny mod.
     
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    There is so much new stuff to be confused by in the time I was smoking cigarettes again : /
    TFA is now FA--and I remember their rebranding and thinking it seemed a little messed up at the time, but didn't believe it would catch on. Apparently it did, and FA (flavourarts) is now called what? I don't even know. Plus, there's been a massive boom in flavor manufacturers, all of which everyone seems familiar with... so I am on a sharp learning curve.

    I'm taking it slow, though. I don't mind using my (aging) concentrates for a while, as I slowly replace. They still seem to work fine.
     
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    It is a tiny mod. On another thread the way Lucy worded it sounded like it was a squonker. Regardless. $13 on fasttech. Tiny little dripper to carry around the size of the orion
     
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    TFa is still TFa. FA is a whole other (and better in my opinion) company.
     
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    I thought TFA was also sometimes labeled Fa (as opposed to FA)
    So confusing....
    :gaah:
     
  31. Letitia9

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    Some were doing the Fa that TFA requested but due to the customer outrage they are returning to TFA / TPA labeling.
     
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    Yes, I've seen both Tfa and Fa (which last time I checked was on their bottles, but maybe they've changed it). Good to be reminded, thanks to 88ArDeN88, there's a small "a" in the "Fa" denotation of The Flavor Apprentice to differentiate it from FA (FlavourArts).

    I agree that FA is superior. I like it better than anything I've tried, especially for certain flavors, basics like Espresso, Apple Pie, Strawberry, etc. My outdated opinion is that they are the best--a little more money, but you use far less. Also, not sure if this is a big deal to people, but all the vape flavors are acetoin/diacetyl free. That was really helpful to me when I was starting DIY.
     
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    Tiny compared to orion
     

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    Wicked it up. This thing is incredible. Flavor is really good even with the crappy stock coils
     
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    Since we're discussing tanks, etc here, I'm wondering if anyone has experimented with Aspire BCV coils in non-aspire brand cheapo ego-style tanks? I have some Chinese generics and some SMOK tanks in this genereal category.

    I got a list (generously linked to me by Artemis https://www.rockbottomvapes.com/aspire-bvc-coils-5-pack-not-for-nautilus/ ) of tanks I do not own and which the BCV coils WILL fit, but I'm hoping against hope they might work with something I have.
     
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    ‘’‘Tis true so many new Flavour companies popped up. Flavourart is still FA. But some vendors call TFA, FA but most places still call it TFA/TPA.

    The rabbit hole got heaps better with all the new offerings.
     
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    Wow that is tiny!
     
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    Sale Alert :yes:

    Chefsflavours 20% off until Sunday June 23rd. “20OFF”

    Unfortunately for me they’re OOS on MB Big Watermelon & don’t have the MB Legendary Custard yet. I’ve heard they should be getting the Legendary in a week or 2.
     
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    It's pretty cool. Not meant for stealth lol. It actually blows a pretty solid cloud. Nothing like the orion. Also, got the new pods in and filled one up. The 0.5 one, and it's already noticeably better. I think I screwed up the pods I got with it a bit.
     
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    of course chef's is out of JF Strawberry Sweet.
     
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    The Demon Killer is indeed very cute & cheap enough for the price you got it for @FT. Enjoy it.

    That’s great the new .50 ohms pod is working great. I can’t imagine how you could’ve screwed up the pods you got with it though. But as long as it’s working well now, that’s all that matters. :cheers:
     
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    Darn it!
     
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    I think I just tried too many different things. Thinning cotton, high wattage, high boost, low boost, warmth, etc etc. Should've just left them the way they were and tried them first.
     
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    I have way more FA flavors than any other brand and I don't have a single one that I don't think is good. 60 out of my 260 flavors are FA.
     
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    I have the most FA too as when I started the biggest/one of the best mixers was HIC & he primarily used FA with a few fillers from other companies but the majority of his recipes were 99% FA.
     
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    That rabbit hole also got heaps more confusing, at least until I learn how to navigate it. tho I guess that's the main thing about rabbit holes: you can't really tell what's going on : - )
     
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    :teehee:

    We’re here to help navigate the rabbit hole. Need a flashlight? :D
     
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    Ok, about the yellow and red speckled gumballs we discussed, I think I am close with this recipe:

    Sour Peach Gum

    Cinnamon red hots (TFA) 1.5%
    Ethyl Vanillin 10% (TFA) 4%
    Lemonade (Natural) (FW) 1%
    Marshmallow (FA) 1.25%
    Orange Mandarin (TFA) 2%
    Peach (FW) 2.85%
    Sweet and Tart (TFA) 0.5%
    Two Apples (DIYFS) 0.8% (Cap Double Apple would be an ok sub.)
    Wintergreen (TFA) 4.5%

    It took about a week for these flavors to blend well. I like this a lot!

    This is loosely based on HIC's recipe for pink bubblegum, hence the vanillin, cinnamon, orange mandarin, and Wintergreen.
     
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    Currently working out % on a strawberry rhubarb recipe. Almost perfect
     
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    Oh yeah, I always need at least a flashlight--maybe even a headlamp. Thanks for offering and I will probably be taking you up on that offer!

    At this point in my new-again (again) vaping career, I don't have regular haunts (except the basics like FA, tfa, and my old favorite BCF), so am on the lookout for good advice.

    I ended up buying NOTHING over the last few days of sales, despite creating carts... Just gotta get organized first, then wait for a sale. I used to be so organized. For a minute there, anyway, LOL.
     
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