This is a merger of a few older posts.
I get a lot of questions from new mixers as to how to get a recipe I have in drops and grams, up to ELR, as the weights on the calculator will not match up when they attempt it.
I even had issues too with the scales I use.
[aws501 and even my Ohaus scales].
To start, let’s go with one of my older recipes
Djarum Tobacco 30ml
1 drops .02 grams Clove
12 drops .24 grams Cream
1 drops .02 grams Ginger
3 drops .06 grams Lemon Tea
3 drops .06 grams Turkish Tobacco
6 drops .12 grams Virginia Tobacco
Based on 1 drop = .02g
This is the heart of the recipe, where all the numbers are! Now what?
ELR is not calculating it correctly. The drops will be off, due to the idea that ELR only uses the 35 drops per ml, as a standard mix. If you are mixing with an ALL FLV recipe, you must adapt!
In that box, you can adjust the drops per ml.. but 90% of the time, folks are using so many manufactures. Not all manufacturers are the same, and their bottle tips might be different. It’s why I decided to find out what count that flv’s put out.
I get 50 drops per ml.
Adjusting that box made a big difference in my drops matching what is on my note pad!
This was the solution I came up with. To find out how many drops of all Flavorah was in an ml.
Adjusting the box in the back to reflect it. Then all my numbers matched up. Matchy matchy!
So when you look at an all flv recipe, and nothing looks right, chances are it is your math or you did not fill in the box correctly.
Flavorah is different, and you need to remember to adjust your drops for it.
It will make a big difference in your recipes, especially with someone else trying to recreate your recipe.
Tastes do matter!
I also need to add this bit here!
You need to go to the elr forum, and look at your profile>preferences area and make sure you are using “drops” instead of grams.
This way your recipe will reflect exactly what your scales show.
If not, you will spend more time that is not needed, on why your weights do not match what elr is saying.
Now, hopefully I have explained this as best as I can.
Doing your recipes this way will indeed make you a better mixer.
You will be able to make sure others can mix your recipes and notice a difference.
I can not think of not doing liquids this way, as it is precise as well as tasty!