Hello and welcome to diy eliquid recipes. Im john and I hope you are having a good day where you are right now. Today’s video will be a new top 5 list with 5 more very useful additives for your diy and other custom eliquid recipes.
This is not in any order since all 5 have their own special use in different applications. So I’m going to start with the first one today, and this is honey. Honey is mainly used as an accent in vaping.
You will usually find it mixed in together with another flavor being used as the base. The most common combinations are honey and tobacco, honey and milk and honey and biscuit. In general honey is a dark flavor.
It is used to add depth and body to the eliquid vapor and/or to tone down other overly sweet flavors. If you own any tobacco concentrates that you find they taste too dark or too bold, then honey could be a could pairing for those flavors to mellow them out.
There are a lot of companies offering honey as a flavor, with their own twist in each one. As it comes to ratios, it is most commonly used as an accent from 0.5 to 1%, and with around 4% or 5% being the maximum side, since it will start having a very dark molasses like aftertaste in higher concetrations.
Next one is ws-23. Sometimes you will find this additive sold under mints and menthols. But Ws-23 is a cooling agent and not a mint flavor even though they taste pretty similar. This is a very potent additive that you will usually find it either in crystal form or premixed in propylene glycol most commonly at 5 or 10%.
The reason ws-23 is used as an additive is because it has a very clean mint like flavor that will boost other menthol flavors and make them taste stronger and more realistic. Even though it could be used alone it is suggested to be used together with a mint flavor as the base unless you are looking to only add a mild menthol accent in your eliquid,.
But again this is very potent so you will rarely find yourself using it higher that 0.5% with 0.1 and 0.2% the most commonly used ratios. The third additive for this list is probably the most well know one.
This is ethyl Maltol and mistakenly called also cotton candy. But if you try to use ethyl Maltol alone to make a cotton candy eliquid, it doesn’t matter which company you try you will never get close to the real flavor, since the real cotton candy is actually made with sucralose and glucose.
What really ethyl Maltol tastes like is closer to the taste of the outside of a caramelized apple. It has a darker sweetness compared to other sweeteners and that property will make an eliquid taste very similar closer to a candy when used right.
Usually commercial eliquids in the beginning of vaping where mainly using sucralose based sweeteners but in the more recent years ethyl Maltol is also used, mainly in candy and novelty eliquids. It tends to caramelize when used in higher ratios so it is rarely used as the only sweetener in an eliquid , with the most common pair being sucralose.
You can usually find ethyl Maltol in a 10% propelyne glycol solution. The most common ratio to use ethyl Maltol without altering the eliquid taste is usually at 0.5%. With other ratios ranging from 0.
25% for just an accent all the way up to a maximum of 2.5%. The next additive in this list is a tobacco enhancer. This is oak wood. This is a very unique flavor and an acquired taste. It is definitely not a flavor recommended for beginners but to a seasoned tobacco collector.
If you are looking for a totally new twist to your current tobacco recipes, Oak will help you with that. It adds a smoky and earthy flavor that works very well when it is used to darken bright or sweet tobacco flavors.
Oak is not a flavor though but an enhancer and additive. It cannot be used as the base or even the primary flavor inside a recipe since it doesn’t have much of a taste. It has a spicy and earthy flavor that it will taste very good when it is balanced by other sweet flavors.
A few compatible tobaccos to try with oak are the usual bright tobaccos like RY4 double, 555 and SOHO. For ratios, in general you will rarely use oak higher that 0.5% with 0.1% the most commonly used ratio.
And last number 5 is sour. Now you will find sour as an additive in many forms like crystals or premixed with other fruits. But today I will talk mainly about clean premixed sour flavors already made to use.
So sour is used in vaping for 2 different reasons. The first and obvious one is to make sour or sour candy eliquids. And the second reason sour is used is as a flavor enhancer. Some people would call it the MSG of vaping.
A little bit of sour will bring out the flavor more forward. You will be able to taste the same flavors, but better or more. Not any different It will be the same taste just stronger. So if you want to make a mainly a sour eliquid, you can usually start with around 5% of a sour concentrate and mix in another 5 to 10% of other flavors.
Usually fruits work best together with a good amount of sweetener to balance out the whole flavor. As an additive or flavor booster you can use it from 0.05% up to 0.1%. I know it might sound low but here it is not used for its taste but to blend in and help the rest of the flavors taste richer.
So these are the 5 flavors for this list. This video came out much longer than originally was planned but hopefully it gave you some helpful insight and information on these additives. Once more thank you for watching all the way up to here, and I will see you next time with a new recipe.