As my long term readers and followers know, I have been Vaping now since October 2013, and been working may way on my Vaping journey, there have been a couple of distinctive landmarks along the way, switching over to box box mods, from cig-a-like. Building my first Coils.
Over the last few weeks, with the looming TPD legislations and the growing frustrations behind the restriction on bottle size, I have been looking into and researching my next land mark, 'mixing my own Ejuice,' and when you start researching DIY Ejuice and Mixing, you can't help but end up at the Alchemist Cupboard, one of the UK leading stockists of DIY
About Alchemist Cupboard.
Established in September of 2012 by a father and son, they began with e-liquids, after rapid growth in 2013 they invested in a lab & clean room, Around the same time they started to supply DIY bits! Since then Alchemist Cupboard as established itself as one of the UK's leading DIY Ejuice retailers, stocking originally blended Ejuices, concentrates, DIY Mixing kits & supplies. Based out of their headquarters in NORWICH, Norfolk.
Money Shot concentrates have been uniquely crafted and formulated for the home brewer, to create a deliciously perfect e-liquid to the levels of the professionals, for just a fraction of the cost.
The complex ‘One Shot’ concentrates are designed for usage between 15-25% (Subjective to preferential levels of taste).
Suitable both for High VG mixes & conventional 50/50 mixes (or anywhere in-between)
As part of the mixing process Alchemist Cupboard advise for a 2-3 weeks steeping process , to allow the true flavour profile to develop., but appreciate that some fruits types may be suitable sooner, with the opposite applying to creamier, dessert custard types.
Dough One Shot ConcentrateCreamed Coconut sandwiched between a digestive cookie base.
Loot One Shot ConcentrateA beautifully sweet traditional Apple & Blackcurrant Juice,
Moolah One Shot ConcentrateAn exotic Passionfruit & fresh Mangos served in sweet Cornish cream.
Smackers One Shot ConcentrateA wobbly sweet jelly topped with yummy ‘Proper Custard’
The Money Shots come in a choice of either 30ml or 100ml bottles ranging from £7.99 to £22.99, which is amazingly good value, considering that the 30ml bottle will make up 120ml of finished ELiquid.
What you will need.
As well as purchasing the Money Shot Concentrate, you will need to draw up a bit of a shopping list, and begin to put together your very own DIY Mixing kit, a lot of the base ingredients and kit that you buy, can be used to produce multiple batches of Ejuice, as well as the base ingredients to try and mix up some of your own flavours.
A pack of 5 Empty 30ml Soft Squeeze Plastic Dropper Bottles.
(each pack consists of 5 empty bottles, 5 dripper inserts and 5 childproof caps)
These are nice squeeze high quality bottles, the same ones we use for our concentrate ranges.
The bottles are suitable for the storage of homemade e-liquids and are ideal for decanting from larger bottles of e- liquid stock, an ideal size for carrying some spare juice in your pocket or for experiments when making your own juice.
This robust 100ml measuring cylinder is ideal for a host of measuring work. With a capacity of 100ml in 1ml increments it is particularly ideal for measuring your homemade DIY Mixtures and is the perfect addition to any vapeologist’s equipment cupboard.
1 x 10ml BD Syringe
1 x 5ml BD Syringe
2 x 14 gauge (1.5″ long) Blunt Dispensing Needles Ideal starter pack for the DIY Mixer, accurate measurement of liquids is the key to success when making your own E-Liquids. The syringes are manufactured by Becton, Dickinson (BD), who are renowned for producing the finest quality disposable syringes.
is also used to dilute the concentrated nicotine liquid to the desired strength. VG is smoother and gives less of a throat hit, but creates more vapor. It is often too thick to be used by itself, however, most suppliers will offer a pre diluted VG, sometimes called AVG, this is simply VG diluted at about 10% with a pure Lab Water to make the consistency more easily used with vape equipment.
As your making up your own mix you can adjust the quantities to suit, on levels of nicotine and flavour. And because of the One Shot flavour, all the tricky flavour blending and trial and error as been done for you. So you know that as long as you follow the mixing guide, your going to end up with premium professional grade Ejuice.
The following workings are for a 25 PG / 75VG @ 2.88mg Nicontine, making 100ml of finished Ejuice, using 25% flavour inclusion.
4ml of 72mg Nicotine (VG)
71ml of Vegetable Glycerine (VG)
25ml of Money Shot ‘One Shot’ Concentrate (PG)
And that's it, it really s that simple, so now you have your DIY mixing supplies and the recipe, we are just a few steps away from mixing up our first batch of DIY Ejuice.
Before we take over the kitchen, like a seen out of a mad scientist film, I just want to cover off a few safety issues.