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    Ammonia taste in DIY juice

    I recently purchased a bunch of concentrates from Juice Factory. I have some 70 - 30 VG/PG base that I got off a UK seller. I mixed the concentrates as per Juice Factory's recommendations 15%. I read about people using a sous vide bath at 65 degrees for 4 hours to accelerate aging, so I gave that a go. The result is a bunch of flavors that have an ammonia taste. The dessert flavors have it worst. Have you ever taken a wizz on a camp fire? Just like that. I have vaped the VG\PG base by itself and it didn't have this taste. Why did it happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultrasuede View Post
    I recently purchased a bunch of concentrates from Juice Factory. I have some 70 - 30 VG/PG base that I got off a UK seller. I mixed the concentrates as per Juice Factory's recommendations 15%. I read about people using a sous vide bath at 65 degrees for 4 hours to accelerate aging, so I gave that a go. The result is a bunch of flavors that have an ammonia taste. The dessert flavors have it worst. Have you ever taken a wizz on a camp fire? Just like that. I have vaped the VG\PG base by itself and it didn't have this taste. Why did it happen?
    I buy a lot from Juicefactory and have never had that problem. What flavours are you mixing? Are you mixing just one flavour or are you mixing a few together? Taste your PG and VG and see if that is the issue. Are you using a fresh coil? What brand nic are you using? Let's try and drill down for you and see where the problem could be. Some flavours shouldn't be mixed at 15% but often need other flavours to bring them out while using them at a smaller percentage.


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    How did you do with this? I have to agree that using the flavours too strong is the most likely reason, as most flavours can give chemical off tastes if you are too lavish.

    All flavours are different and you have to work out what the ideal concentration for each one is before you start mixing. It's the most challenging aspect of DIY. If a company gives an advisory that their flavours be mixed at up to 15% they would normally mean that some of the flavours are weak, but I wouldn't assume that is the case for all of them.
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    Have you ever taken a wizz on a camp fire?
    so am I the only one worried about the camp fire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1ynne View Post
    so am I the only one worried about the camp fire?
    No one ever thinks about the campfire, 1ynne...no one....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1ynne View Post
    so am I the only one worried about the camp fire?
    I'm more worried that he knows what it tastes like to whiz on a campfire...
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    Hi my name is ultra. I enjoy caprophagy, and watersports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmoose View Post
    Hi my name is ultra. I enjoy caprophagy, and watersports.
    asl?

    p.s. can you do odd things with gummy worms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nothingexpert View Post
    I'm more worried that he knows what it tastes like to whiz on a campfire...
    It's a practical joke. You don't actually pee on the fire, you pee on the hot coals after it has died down. The next morning when they roll out of their tent and start raking the coals over to build a new fire, the obnoxious chemicals that have been baking in the hole for hours are released, and by all accounts the smell is so obnoxious and strong that you really CAN taste it.

    I suspect there are plenty of former boy scouts who know exactly what it "tastes" like (No I wasn't in scouts)
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    Getting back to the OP's problem here (no not the peeing on campfire habit).

    Did you mix, speed steep (in warm bath), then test the juices immediately after?
    Even with speed steeping you need to allow a day or so before the proper flavor comes out & if you leave the lids on the bottles you won't get the best results as most of the magic happens through air/gas exchange - you can't off gas unwanted scents in a sealed unit.
    I think you may just need to leave the bottles with their lids off for a day or two & try them again.
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