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Making Test Batches
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:32:29 PM »
Hello all, I have been making my own juices for a while now and I have a question. For all of you out there who have been doing this for a while it may seem like a silly question but I am stumped. Right now, when I make a batch for testing I usually make a 10ml sample bottle. And make my adjustments. After a while, this is a lot of wasted juice. I have heard about drip testing but I don't fully understand how that would work. Would anyone be willing to take a few minutes to explain how this is done? I usually ending up tossing the 8 or 9 ml of the original testing juice. I know there must be a better way of doing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Making Test Batches
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 02:21:21 AM »
Just mix in drops instead of ml.  So, for a batch that is say;

3 ml of VG
1ml of flavoring
3ml of nic base
3ml of PG

in drops would be;

3 drops of VG
1 drop of flavoring
3 drops of nic base
3 drops of PG. 

That's like a microbatch, but you can always just redouble it to get the desired quantity.  For approximately 1ml of juice, that would be times 3 for;

9 drops of VG
3 drops of flavoring
9 drops of nic base
9 drops of PG

Of course, you have some variance in drops per ml for different fluids, but you don't have to get it exact to get a good idea on the flavor concentration.  You can just leave out the nic base if you want anyway.  Probably a good idea just for flavor testing.  I can't tell you how many times I've overdone it on the nic trying different flavors.  I just do it without the nic anymore.

Alternately, you can simply use your mixing calculator to provide quantities in drops rather than ml.  In that case, you can actually calibrate drops per ml for the different fluids and get more exact numbers.  I don't use a mixing calculator at all anymore so I have little tricks on how I do that stuff in my head with the aid of a regular calculator.  The above is how I switch between drops and ml.

You can calibrate your drippers and fluids by measuring the quantities into a syringe with the plunger pulled if you don't have a 10ml graduated cylinder.  Measure the drops per ml for the fluid and dripper bottle then input the quantities into the mixing calculator.

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Re: Making Test Batches
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 04:43:57 PM »
Hello and thank you for your info. It really helped a lot. As far as actually testing the juice, is there a special drip unit that would allow me to test like 15 drops without having to use a full atomizer set up ?  Thank You

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Re: Making Test Batches
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 11:37:11 PM »
Welcome.

You can just use a basic rebuildable dripping atomizer if you don't have a problem building the coils for them.  Fasttech has a pretty vast selection of dripping atomizers, they're cheap with free shipping, but it takes a couple three weeks for shipping.  Here's the whole lineup;

http://www.fasttech.com/category/1411/electronic-cigarettes/MTc3PVJlYnVpbGRhYmxlXkF0b21pemVycw/

The iGo-W is a popular one.  I have a couple and I like them a lot;

http://www.fasttech.com/products/1411/10005100/1431800-igo-w-stainless-steel-rebuildable-dripping

You can alternately go with something smaller like this;

http://www.fasttech.com/products/1411/10004860/1395707-rda-mini-rebuildable-dripping-atomizer-1-0ml

People with visual or dexterity impariments may have trouble working with small parts in building an atomizer.  In that case you can just drip into an old style 510 atomizer;

http://www.discountvapers.com/atomizers


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Re: Making Test Batches
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 02:35:06 PM »
Welcome.

You can just use a basic rebuildable dripping atomizer if you don't have a problem building the coils for them.  Fasttech has a pretty vast selection of dripping atomizers, they're cheap with free shipping, but it takes a couple three weeks for shipping.  Here's the whole lineup;

http://www.fasttech.com/category/1411/electronic-cigarettes/MTc3PVJlYnVpbGRhYmxlXkF0b21pemVycw/

The iGo-W is a popular one.  I have a couple and I like them a lot;

People with visual or dexterity impariments may have trouble working with small parts in building an atomizer.  In that case you can just drip into an old style 510 atomizer;

http://www.discountvapers.com/atomizers


Thank you so much for the info. I checked out the sites above that you sent me but none of them have any documentation, video or written on how to re-build these. Do you know if there are any tutorials on youtube? I have some old joytech 510 modules will those work? Thanks again and peace to you and yours.

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