Hello and welcome back to diy eliquid recipes. It’s been a while since I have answered your questions on a video so today’s episode will be a Q&A video with 6 new interesting questions I have received over time.
Starting with the first question, how to make a realistic cotton candy eliquid? This question comes from a recent video covering eliquid additives when I said that ethyl Maltol is not a true cotton candy flavor.
So one way to make a more realistic tasting cotton candy eliquid would be to use the natural sweetness of vegetable glycerin very high as the base, together with a balanced combo of ethyl Maltol and sucralose.
You will need both and actually sucralose might even be more important for the right taste of cotton candy since the real cotton candy is actually sugar based. A good place to start for a pure cotton candy flavor would be 3% of capella super sweet and 2% of ethyl Maltol mixed at 80% vegetable glycerin and 15% propylene glycol.
It still might need some adjustments based on your personal preference but this will be a good start for a pure and simple cotton candy eliquid. Ok so the next question is Can I use the RF sweet strawberry from capella instead of the regular sweet strawberry? The RF version of the sweet strawberry is indeed almost identical.
You will not have any trouble using RF flavors instead of regular capella flavors or the other way around. What RF stands for is reduced flashpoint. To achive that capella reduced the amount of alcohol in the RF line from its original recipes.
The result is an identical taste but slightly weaker and prone to fading faster. So a little extra flavoring might be needed when using the RF flavors but other than that there are no differences in steeping or taste.
The main reason capella created the RF line is for air transportation and shipping, so most likely if you live in the united states you will have the option of both versions, but for most international customers like myself we are usually limited to the RF versions.
And next question for today, what is the best way of sampling multiple eliquids at the same time. The best way to sample different mixes is with a rebuildable drip atomizer or RDA. It could also be done with a coiled atomizer but it becomes a hassle if you have more than 2 eliquids to sample.
For a coil atomizer just make sure you let the new eliquid soak properly for few minutes and the taste should be fine after a few draws. Personally I have 2 RDAs that I use for sampling. One for clear eliquids and one for darker eliquids so I don’t have to keep changing the cotton if I have to go through a lot of different samples in the same day.
Moving to the next question Number 4, How do you get rid of the sweetness in most tobaccos? Im assuming this question is for specific line of tobacco flavors since most tobacco concentrates in my experience are actually dry tasting.
But if you come across an overly sweet tobacco flavor that you would like to tone down there are a few options. One way is to use a little bit of chocolate for a mild bitterness. You can add a touch of chocolate to any tobacco really for that effect and you will actually taste the difference.
Another option is to use tobacco additives like clove, blackfire or oak together with some triacetin. This is almost guaranteed to help with the flavor but use those additives very very low. And last you could also find a dark tobacco that you like, for example Latakia blend from Flavourart or Kentucky blend from flavorah.
And use one of those together with the sweet tobacco you have for a richer taste. Next question is, how long do you steep your sample eliquids. I steep almost everything, even my shake and vape recipes for at least overnight with the main goal being 24 hours.
It helps to let the eliquid settle down after mixing and stabilize in the bottle so 24 hours seems to be a good amount of time to wait. As a general rule I steep my fruit and other simple recipes for 1 to 2 days.
All light creams and pastries for 2 days minimum. And for tobaccos and heavy custards I steep them for 3 days minimum. After that if it’s the final sample I will either bottle it for a longer steep, or set it aside and gift it to someone in the future.
And last question for today is. How to make a simple and strong mint eliquid recipe. Instead of analyzing all the mint flavors available I will give you 2 easy recipes that always worked for me when I needed a simple mint eliquid.
The first one is a vanilla mint, which is made with 2.5% of FlavourArt peppermint and 2.5% of Bavarian Cream. This will taste similar to a crème de menthe but in a vape form, its also a good way of making a DIY cream de menthe for recipes that require it.
And the second recipe is just a straight mint eliquid, with 2.5% of menthol from TFA together with 0.5% of WS-23. This will be a pure and simple mint recipe that could also help to clean your throat too similar to a regular throat mint.
Now I hope you liked this video and hopefully learned something new today. My original intention was to make a new Q and A video like this once a month, but due to scheduling constraints unfortunately each episode takes much longer to be made.
If you have any questions for this series yourself, leave them in any video you like and I will include the most interesting ones in the following Q&a videos to come. Thank you for watching all the way to the end, And I will see you on the next video with a new recipe.