Introduction: This article is a guide to the best E-Liquid recipe and how to make it, which is known as “Purple Haze”.
I know what you’re thinking: “E-liquid? What is that?” Well, it’s a liquid for electronic cigarettes that contains nicotine, and the only chemical in it is propylene glycol (PG). PG is the base of the e-liquid. There are many types of flavorings included in it from food to candy. Because the liquid is PG and food flavoring, it can be consumed safely. So, you see, it isn’t really a drug because the only chemicals in the liquid are PG and food flavoring. The base of e-liquid is made up of PG and VG. VG is the other main ingredient, to make it thicker and more flavorful. Like water and oil, PG and VG do not mix, so you need a solvent to dissolve them before mixing them together. The solvent is usually a mixture consisting of water and a combination of alcohols or glycols. The choice of solvent used determines the viscosity and quality of the final product.
Purple Haze Recipe Basics
This recipe is for a 20/80 concentration. If you change this ratio to bring it to a higher strength or less, adjust the amount of PG accordingly.
1.5g 100% Cannabis Concentrate
3g Glycerin (optional)
250mL Vegetable Glycerine (or VG)
Optional: Acetyl Pyrazine – 0.1% – Optional but it enhances the flavor, and helps with allergies for some individuals.
Mix the Vegetable Glycerin or PG, and Acetyl Pyrazine in a container to form a solution. Add the cannabis concentrate, and mix thoroughly with a chopstick or something similar. Pour into your cartridge/cartomizer.
What are Some of the Best Tips for Making Purple Haze?
Depending on the flavorings you use, this can be a very simple recipe or slightly more complicated. Even though I have made this recipe many times, it’s still my favorite to perfect. If you’re unsure of what to use or how to assemble, check out the flavorings list in the recipe.
Suggested list of flavoring for Purple Haze:
· Anise extract (1/4 teaspoon)
· Banana Extract (1/4 teaspoon)
· Blackberry extract (2 teaspoons)
· Blueberry Extract (1 1/2 tablespoons)
• Cherry Extract (3 tablespoons)
• Coconut Extract (2 tablespoons) • Coffee Extract (3 tablespoons) – I’ve found that if you don’t use instant coffee , it won’t work as well. Use instant. You can also use the ground (preferred) coffee.
· Coconut extract (2 tablespoons)
· Creme de Menthe Extract (1/4 teaspoon)
· Fig Extract (1 tablespoon)
· Grapefruit Extract (2 teaspoons)
· Ginger extract (1 teaspoon)
· Green Apple Extract (1 1/2 tablespoons)
• Honey extract (1/4 cup of molasses and 3/4 cup powdered sugar mixed together. This can be omitted if you don’t have a molasses jar. Use a dessert spoon. – You can also make the syrup (5 parts water to one part brown sugar or honey) and then add extract to it.
· Kola Extract (1/4 teaspoon)
· Lemon Extract (2 teaspoons)
· Lime Extract (1 1/2 teaspoons)
What Makes Purple Haze Unique?
Lemons are used in this recipe because they help brighten the flavor of the juice, which makes it a more distinguishable purple. Some people have said that this recipe tastes like blue raspberry, and I can see why they would say that. The intense fruityness is a little overbearing to the tobacco taste, but that’s ok. The tobacco is still present. If your preference is for the tobacco, you can add more. If you prefer the fruity-ness of this recipe, then I suggest adding less. *If you want to make a strong (or “tar” as I like to call it) Haze from scratch, see: [http://www.fromthebong.com/Haze-recipe.html]
“First Watch” Pear Haze Recipe:
1 cup of dry Nicocane Tobacco Blend
3.5 oz (normally, I have 5.25 ounces in my recipe) Fresh pear juice
1 Lemon slice, cut in half (cut just enough to break the lemon’s skin only.)
Place the tobacco, juice, and lemon into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 10 seconds or until everything is mixed well. Pour into a shot glass and take a shot. It tastes better cold…and wait five minutes before drinking!
How Can You Know What Temperature to Set?
Nicotine is not all the same. I’ve noticed this by using the wrong temperature for each material. If you want to be on the safe side, use a lower temperature and test it out on your device. Once you found an accurate temperature, you can use this for future reference.
Tobacco devices are the easiest to set. Once you found the lowest preset temperature for your material, increase it slowly until you start to see vapor.
Plastic or DCT cartomizers are a bit tougher to get close settings for. They’re a lot more delicate and need a lower temperature than other materials. You’ll need to find out the temperature that’s right for your device.
Coil-less cartomizers aren’t hard at all. I’ve found they’re easiest to vape at a higher temperature than other materials. If it’s too hot and you get a burnt taste, then simply lower the temperature until the vapor is perfect and smooth.