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    Lightbulb PSA: Citric Acid and testing your juices for pH

    Hi All

    Just a quick post on how to make your juices "pop"!

    Dissolve food-grade citric acid powder in PG at 10% (10g citric acid to 90ml(ish) of PG). Shake it up, it won't dissolve until you add a little bit of heat by placing the bottle in a pot of hot water for 20 minutes with continued shaking.

    Add a few drops 0.5-1% to any juice to really bring out the flavours. Fruits and Bakery flavours really shine through with a bit of citric acid.

    On that note;

    It's worth buying a pack of litmus strips from eBay and testing your eJuices- you want them to be as neutral as possible (as neutral as a fish tank as a wise man once said) - They are about $5 for a pack of 100-200

    Anyway, feel free to ask me any questions.

    Mo
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    Quote Originally Posted by inertiacreeping View Post
    Anyway, feel free to ask me any questions.
    Yes, hello. I'd like to know how they get caramel in caramello koalas.

    Edit:
    But seriously, this is good advice about the litmus strips.
    I've yet to find a tasty lemon cream vape with a good zing, so I might venture back into DIY. I have weird cravings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rynxa View Post
    Yes, hello. I'd like to know how they get caramel in caramello koalas.

    Edit:
    But seriously, this is good advice about the litmus strips.
    I've yet to find a tasty lemon cream vape with a good zing, so I might venture back into DIY. I have weird cravings.
    Ginar's Lemon Cheesecake recipe in the DIY recipe thread, is really nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by spud View Post
    Ginar's Lemon Cheesecake recipe in the DIY recipe thread, is really nice
    Ohhh. I need to lurk DIY more often. Between snus, mod envying, and throwing my money at vendors/whining until they bring in the gear I want, I've neglected some parts of the forum. *goes to see what people have been making*
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    thanks for the tips inertiacreeping!!1

    on the subject of ph - what can you use to adjust the ph of a juice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by avtek View Post
    thanks for the tips inertiacreeping!!1

    on the subject of ph - what can you use to adjust the ph of a juice?
    Usually my juices turn out a little bit alkaline hence using the citric acid to lower the pH- but I can imagine that if your juice was acidic you might try baking soda?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rynxa View Post
    Ohhh. I need to lurk DIY more often. Between snus, mod envying, and throwing my money at vendors/whining until they bring in the gear I want, I've neglected some parts of the forum. *goes to see what people have been making*
    On page 1 of the DIY thread is "Spuds Creamy Dreamy Citrus", I seriously love this recipe, and it is a popular one I get asked to make a lot for friends, you could just use lemon instead of the other citrus concentrates. Its pretty good, even if I do say so myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rynxa View Post
    Yes, hello. I'd like to know how they get caramel in caramello koalas.
    Step 1. Sedate the Koala
    Step 2. .... I've never successfully completed step 1 :'(
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    Quote Originally Posted by inertiacreeping View Post
    Hi All

    Just a quick post on how to make your juices "pop"!

    Dissolve food-grade citric acid powder in PG at 10% (10g citric acid to 90ml(ish) of PG). Shake it up, it won't dissolve until you add a little bit of heat by placing the bottle in a pot of hot water for 20 minutes with continued shaking.

    Add a few drops 0.5-1% to any juice to really bring out the flavours. Fruits and Bakery flavours really shine through with a bit of citric acid.

    On that note;

    It's worth buying a pack of litmus strips from eBay and testing your eJuices- you want them to be as neutral as possible (as neutral as a fish tank as a wise man once said) - They are about $5 for a pack of 100-200

    Anyway, feel free to ask me any questions.

    Mo
    Hey Mo, I understand what you are saying but I don't get why I should care? Why does it matter?

    I know very uneducated and unscientific question but I was blonde once, now I am platinum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna View Post
    Hey Mo, I understand what you are saying but I don't get why I should care? Why does it matter?
    It matters if you want to make some tasty-ass juice! If you make a diy ejuice and it tastes flat, it's pH is probably off and can be fixed with a little acid.
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