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  • taffyjock
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    Ok think I've just descovered a small boo boo PG has a PH of 10 so I should be correcting it back to 8.5 shouldn't I?

    BTW do you just take a sample to check PH balance with litmus or is there a better method?

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  • taffyjock
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    Thanks both

    I've been using some of the strong USP/BP grade PG based flavours I know from eliquid DIY, flavourart, Capella etc non of this eBay bulk cakemaking rubbish.

    Basically I'm just using SnusX portions & mixing the flavour in during hydration & so far I've had pleasently good results, not production standards but good enough not to bin them & at £7 ish for 240 portions cheap enough to not worry about ruined batches.

    Quite fun actually playing about with flavours, have noticed it's a damn sight harder to adjust recipies in snus than in eliquid & PG flavours need a good week or more to really settle.

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  • mattzq8sonoma
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    Originally posted by squeezyjohn View Post
    No reason really ... PG is used by the mainstream manufacturers as a humectant in tiny quantities anyway. The only thing to watch is that PG itself is very very sweet and if you use more than a very small amount in a batch it can give the snus a cloying sweetness that you may not wish.
    Sweden has a law for food additives that you cannot use more than 4.0% PG in a food product, & snus is considered food in Sweden. USP grade Propylene glycol is used, and most manufacturers are right on the edge of that limit. So I wouldn't say it is tiny quantities, and it is also tasteless in pure form. If you are using PG that has a taste or sweetness, it's not to the same quality that is used in the manufacturing of Swedish snus.

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  • squeezyjohn
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    No reason really ... PG is used by the mainstream manufacturers as a humectant in tiny quantities anyway. The only thing to watch is that PG itself is very very sweet and if you use more than a very small amount in a batch it can give the snus a cloying sweetness that you may not wish.

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  • taffyjock
    started a topic Can we use PG based flavours?

    Can we use PG based flavours?

    Just wondering is there any reason not to use PG based flavourants? apart from lowering the PH.
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