DIY Vaping: Mixing Your E-Liquid Batch By Weight
We all know that having a DIY vaping hobby can get quite expensive (usually in the short run not the long run). If you're serious about making your own e-liquids, you're going to need to invest in high-quality ingredients and sturdy, reliable materials.
Many DIY vape enthusiasts don't enjoy the clutter that comes with owning countless beakers, measuring cups and measuring syringes. It's true that storing all of this equipment can be quite a pain, especially if you live in a small apartment or share a home with several people.
The good news is there's an easier way to make your own vape juice batches. More DIY vapers are discovering that mixing e-liquids by weight rather than volume is much less complicated. Plus, it's widely believed that this method of mixing promotes a more accurate ratio of ingredients.
How to Mix Vape Juice Batches by Weight
So, if you're going to mix vape juices according to the weight of each ingredient instead of the volume, you won't need to own nearly as much equipment. All that you'll need is a scale and a mixing bottle.
The mixing bottle should be large enough to hold your desired batch size. It should also have a wide mouth so that it's easy to pour in ingredients. Also, it's a good idea to purchase ingredients that come in squeeze bottles. This will help you pour each ingredient into the batch bottle without making a mess or requiring more equipment.
Lastly, your scale must have a tare button so that you can easily add one ingredient at a time. Make sure that your scale can measure 0.01 grams of liquid as you'll be working with small amounts of ingredients.
Many people find that mixing e-liquids by weight actually requires less mathematical ability. For this method of juice-making, only simple multiplication skills are necessary.
First, you must determine the bottle size of your e-liquid. Luckily, one milliliter equals one gram. For example, if you're going to be making vape juice for a 100 ml bottle, you're going to be making a batch of 100 grams according to your scale.
Initially, you want to add the flavoring ingredients to your batch. It's widely believed that flavoring ingredients should make up ten percent of your vape juice batch. This means that you'll want to add ten grams of flavor in order to make a 100 ml bottle of e-liquid.
Then, of course, you can add your propylene glycol, your vegetable glycerin and your nicotine according to your preferred ratios.
Why Mixing Your E-Liquid Batch by Weight is More Beneficial
It's hard to deny that this method is far simpler than other methods of making vape juice. The math is extremely uncomplicated, and the required equipment is minimal. Because of how easy this method is, you might find that you can mix vape juice at a much faster rate. After all, who doesn't enjoy more free time?
It's also believed that weight is more accurate than volume. Therefore, you can feel more confident that your vape juice is going to come out perfectly.
Finally, mixing e-liquid according to weight is going to save you a good amount of money. Because you won't need to purchase and regularly replace all of that measuring equipment, you can spend more money on your ingredients. While a scale might seem to be expensive at first, it'll be well worth it in the long run.