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An apple ginger hard candy. Nothing much else to write. Notes can be found on reddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/cweeme/k%C3%A6nd1_an_apple_hard_candy_with_ginger_accents/

Light citrus soda base with a strong green apple in the front, and lingering spice and ginger on the exhale.

https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/cn0492/nitrizingiber/

Citrus heavy soda with hints of rose and apple. Deeper notes posted shortly.

https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/chbsl4/nitrivenus/

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My attempt at creating one of those recipes that changes it's flavor profile depending on how you vape it. Wattage, airflow, and hardware will dictate the specific nuances of this recipe that will be apparent.

FW BEETLE JUICE / VT FIZZY SHERBET - Holy shit, what a combination. If you want something strange, balanced, and indescribable, this mix of flavors creates something beautiful. The Beetle Juice at 2% is giving just the right amount of "fuck everything, throw all the fruits in the bottle" base. There's enough body for this to work on it's own. Adding Fizzy Sherbet at 3% gives us added candy, added brightness, and the right amount of fizzy suggestion to make something awesome. Removing TPA Dragonfruit helps let these two flavors shine, without muting any of those "tip of the tongue" flavors that you know exist, but can't quite define.

TPA GRAPE JUICE / CAP HIBISCUS - I knew I still wanted that back end exhale of grape candy, and letting these two flavors play together gives us just that. The hibiscus is working nicely to add a blend of red sweetness to the mix overall, while preventing the grape from overpowering that exhale. Here, we get the suggestion of a grape exhale, but the candies from the body and inhale still dance on the tongue, only giving the grape enough spotlight for you to know it's there. TPA Grape Juice is a great flavor, but it's finicky. Be careful, high percentages are great to create a strong grape profile from the jump, but when you go low with it, you can truly force it into the background. 0.75% is perfect in this application, but I'd suggest going to 0.5% or lower if you are playing with some more subtle flavors.

FA OBA OBA - While removing all dragonfruits from the mix, we now allow Oba Oba to truly do it's thing. The citrus notes from this flavor play nicely with the tropical parts of Fizzy Sherbet, while adding some brightness and punch to the Beetle Juice. Also, that suggestion of chewy candy that Oba Oba has really helps prevent this mix from being a beverage, but doesn't stand out enough to TRULY be a chewy candy profile. More ambiguity, more success.

FA LIME TAHITY COLD PRESS / FLV PINK GUAVA - If you haven't tried pushing FA LTCP to higher percentages, please give it a try sometime. You get some nice lime flavor, but it doesn't assault your tastebuds like using a few drops of INW Lime. There is some great suggestions of bitter lime zest, but overall, you're getting a sweet lime candy. Finally, I thought that adding a small amount of FLV Pink Guava would just really awaken this mix, and it does. I've had trouble using this flavor in the past, it tends to just make everything muted and you only get this smack to the face of guava. But here, in low percentages, you know it's there without only tasting it. I've noted it's more potent in the beginning of the experience, but steps down as soon as you get a full inhale. So it's brightening up all those ambiguous fruit notes quite nicely, while also creating a subtle bitterness on the exhale to reset your palate on long sessions with this recipe.

CONCLUSION

Vaping this mix at lower wattage gives the Beetle Juice a lot more room to shine, where the overall profile feels more like a rainbow sherbet mix, sans the true ice cream mouthfeel. It's fruity and sweet, with just the right amount of brightness. Vaping it higher accentuates the Pink Guava, bringing out more tropical notes from the Fizzy Sherbet and LTCP. When you close off the airflow a bit, you pick up more of the berry nuances, pink guava on the back of the tongue, and grape exhale. Wide open airflow is like a tropical fruit juice with pop rocks hidden in the mix.

I think this was a success. Now, I'm very fucking tired. But here we are. Hopefully, my insanity will bring you some benefit. I hope you enjoy this mix, but if you don't that's cool too. This is Amorphous, an attempt at my more recent "white whale" of creating a strange mix that changes as you vape, and never truly gives up it's identity. For me, it feels like a 90% success. If I go back to this, I will try to add a bit more potency to the flavor, as a whole. But for now, it's quite strong, changes like I want based on vaping specifications, and is one of my favorite mixes of 2019.

Trying to create a flavor changing mix. Notes available on reddit shortly.

Trying to create a flavor changing mix. Notes available on reddit shortly.

Trying to create a flavor changing mix. Notes available on reddit shortly.

i did another hops mix, it took a few nights of tinkering and shit, but it turned out nicely and i'm honestly over trying to nitpick some nuances. mix it up if you like green fruit shit or something a bit weird. there wasn't any real thought behind this, i am not trying to replicate anything real, just wanted to add a bunch of shit i like together. here's the amalgamation of that. notes below.

flv yakima hops - it's at a high percentage here, but don't let that deter you. you'll hardly taste it. it gets buried in all the fruit. what it does at this percentage is create some weird, funky, earthy, dirty depth to the fruits involved. that's about it. if you like pears or apples, this will appeal to you, and the hops will just bring some extra shit to the party.

inw lime / cap lemon lime - using inw lime here to just bump up the citrus notes from cap lemon lime, while also adding some extra tartness to the mix overall. the use of pear in this mix really sweetens this shit up quick, so the extra boost of bitter/sour from inw lime was necessary. cap lemon lime is just something i ain't used in ages, and i forgot how good it was as a base to recipes such as this. nothing crazy going on with thought process on this.

tpa pear / fa pear - obviously i've been doing this combination, in different percentages, for a long ass fuckin time. i decided to go opposite to my norm here though, as i wanted that crisp realism from tpa pear to stand up front. i'm just using fa pear in this to add some juiciness to the hops, and help give some dimension to the sweetener. easy.

fa fuji - at first, i was using inw anton apple in place of fa fuji, however i wasn't getting the apple bite that i wanted from that. granted, i know inw anton is a powerhouse of a flavor, but fa fuji can't be muted as easily by the other flavors. that's pretty much it. i wanted apple notes, this is how i got them to stay in the mix.

cap super sweet - this is kinda optional. i don't think it's entirely necessary, but i think that it does help negate some of the offensive notes you usually can pick up from yakima hops. without the super sweet, i was noticing just a touch of unpleasant vegetal flavor on the back end of this mix. it seems that adding the super sweet prevented that. and hey, i'm a cuck now that likes using sweeteners.

steep time - this is really good day one, i honestly think it's best off a shake. everything stays fairly separated and it feels brighter off the shake. it's still solid after a few days, i haven't had a bottle last longer than three days, so i can't say much about its longevity. but whatever. mix it in smaller batches, vape it quick.

alright that's it. mix it if you want or don't. i haven't dropped anything new in a minute and i like this one so fuck it. enjoy.

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You know me, I go in blind and figure it out as I go. This works for me for now, so we'll see if I can't improve upon it later. Knowing me, this will be average at best until I hit version 26, so do what you want with this shitpost.

Basic idea was to work with a bunch of ambiguous flavors in order to create something reminiscent of a white gummy bear soda. It's on the way there. Notes below.

CAP Silverline 27 Bears - this shit is interesting. I've played around with it a bunch in the last two weeks I've had it, and there's a lot you can do with it. Low percentages just gives a candy citrus note, while the higher it's pushed, the more we get a sort of "white gummy bear" suggestion. It's moderately smooth, pretty low on the chemical taste (good job Capella, you gave us an all in one candy that doesn't taste like the piss from a Chernobyl victim), and has some nice mixed fruit flavor. It's still very citrus/pineapple forward, but there's hints of everything in here. At 4%, it holds weight in the mix as the gummy bear base.

TPA Dragonfruit / INW Dragonfruit - so to play off the pineapple notes of a white gummy bear, without actually using a pineapple flavor, TPA Dragonfruit is the way to go. I find that a lot of the pineapple options really overpower any mix that they're in, so I wanted to accentuate that profile without obliterating the mix. TPA Dragonfruit has some really nice ambiguity to it as you push it's limits. Instead of using it here as a way to bind flavors together or accent other flavors, it's actually being used to add to the citrus/pineapple profile. Using INW Dragonfruit provides us with a bit more body and depth, as that flavor is significantly more "realistic." With that, we get some mouthfeel, a little bit of suggested creaminess, which is crucial to preventing this recipe from just being akin to licking a car battery.

VT Fizzy Sherbet / FW Beetle Juice - so these two work together nicely to create our soda base. VT Fizzy Sherbet is a delicious lemon-lime soda profile, feels oddly similar to if you added Sprite or 7-Up to some sort of fruit punch. While it isn't simply a lemon-lime soda, it definitely gives us a bit of bite and, well, fizziness to the recipe. FW Beetle Juice is here to fill in the gaps and provide a little extra full fruit flavor to prevent the onslaught of pineapple and citrus. I've found in previous recipes that FW Beetle Juice does a great job at filling in the gaps and adding some depth to TPA Dragonfruit, and that's exactly what it's doing here. If anything, I believe we can push this even higher in future attempts, while dialing back a bit on the Dragonfruit(s)/27 Bears.

CAP Super Sweet - I've seen the light last year, and 2019 is no exception. In recipes like this, adding some Super Sweet helps round out some of the harsh edges. Adjust percentage to your own preference, but this seems like a mix that really could benefit from even more sweetener. We'll see.

OPTIONAL - WS-23 - I made the recipe, and it's a fruity one, so obviously I'm adding 0.75% WS-23. You don't need to, but a little bit of this will definitely add to the "soda" aspect of the mix.

Alright, do what you want with this. I needed something new to vape, and this does what I needed. You all already know I dial in 95% of the shit that I post on here, so don't take it too seriously.

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In a slightly intoxicated state on night, I figured a strawberry cigarette was a good idea.

When I woke up the next morning, I realized it WAS a good idea. This is a simple mix that somehow has loads of complexity. Notes below.

THE CIGARETTE
FLV Kentucky Blend/FLV Virginia Tobacco - After months of testing different tobaccos to create IPA Smoke, I realized that these two work really well together to create a pseudo-cigarette profile. The Kentucky Blend is earthy, dark, dirty, and deep. It has smokey notes in it, some subtle sweetness, but overall, it's just a delicious dark pipe tobacco that really gives some "ash" on the back end after a few days of steeping. Virginia Tobacco, is light and dry. It has more of that light cigarette tobacco feel to it. There's some bitterness that plays really nicely with the sweetness of Kentucky Blend. In this mix, using Virginia Tobacco at a higher percentage helps fight the overt sweetness we get from the strawberry and brown sugar. Back in college, I made a friend that rolled his own cigarettes using a blend of cherry pipe tobacco with some full bodied cigarette tobacco. I fell in love with those smokes. To me, the mix of FLV Kentucky Blend with FLV Virginia Tobacco is almost a perfect emulation of those cigarettes I used to bum from him.

THE STRAWBERRY
INW Shisha Strawberry/TPA Brown Sugar - When working with profiles like tobaccos, custards, ice creams, etc, I've found that INW Shisha Strawberry works incredibly well. I typically rock the FA Strawberry/CAP Sweet Strawberry combination when I'm creating full fruit profiles. But in this mix, using that combination was pretty disgusting. Which isn't too surprising. Who wants a candied strawberry profile with a dirty cigarette? Probably no one. Or maybe a fucking coward. Who knows. But with INW Shisha Strawberry, we get a nice blend of a deep, slightly overripe, authentic strawberry with a touch of sweetness. I've read before that mixing INW Shisha Strawberry with things like caramel and dark sugar doesn't really work. While that may be true for typical application, we can see that this is not your standard strawberry recipe. In this, the addition of TPA Brown Sugar not only amplifies the nuances within the tobaccos, but also nearly exaggerates the overripe sweetness of the strawberry.

STEEP TIME
Shake and vape is definitely good, but after 3 days, the strawberries and tobaccos blend together into something special. Before the steep, the two stay fairly separate, but after a few days, they meld together and we get, truly, a strawberry cigarette.

This is a weird profile, I admit. It's strange, not an ADV by any stretch of the imagination. However, I find myself constantly wanting it for a few hits. It's really odd, really tasty, and a good way for ya boy to start off 2019.

User: matthewkocanda Score: 5 Entered: over 2 years ago
Over the last few days, everything I mixed up myself has been trash. Don't know why, but it's just been awful. Then Shin told me about this D Cream idea in Discord and I knew I'd have to give it a go. Mixed it up, and immediately felt better about vaping. This shit is bangin. As a shake and vape, it's a little separated, but still delicious. You get the nice slap in the face from FA Fuji on the inhale, then all the beauty of TPA VBIC comes through on the back end. After a few days, this shit melds together so perfectly, the same way Mustard Milk does. The acidity and fruity tartness of FA Fuji balances with the mouthfeel and thick sweetness of VBIC to create something perfectly balanced, and appropriate for any time of day. Pairs well with coffee because of the creaminess for the morning vapes, but it also kicks you back to reality when you had a few too many at the Friday night fish fry. A fucking banger of a recipe, and currently my go-to ADV. Great mix, give this one a go.
User: matthewkocanda Score: None Entered: over 2 years ago
rename it "too many limes."
User: matthewkocanda Score: 1 Entered: over 2 years ago
no.
User: matthewkocanda Score: 1 Entered: over 2 years ago
no chocolate.
User: matthewkocanda Score: 1 Entered: over 2 years ago
sick copypasta my dude.
User: matthewkocanda Score: 5 Entered: over 2 years ago
I mixed this one up on a whim for the Mix It Or Fix It segment on the BLND Podcast. Assumed, based on the recipe and the profile, that this would be a solid, but simple fruit vape. How wrong I was about that. This recipe is an absolute banger, with some hidden complexities and an incredible evolution through the steep time. As a shake and vape, the pear is obviously the focus, for that FA/TPA combo creates something very delicious and potent. However, after a few days of steeping, that FLV Cream and TPA Honeysuckle just push this recipe to the next level. The cream blends all the fruits together while adding the perfect amount of thickness and fluff, all while still allowing the pears to take the spotlight. However, that honeysuckle comes in to bring a bit of unique earthiness to the mix, while also giving the dragonfruit some personality. I've yet to keep a bottle around for longer than a week, but I constantly find myself coming back for more. If you're looking for a refreshingly light, yet absolutely delicious fruit ADV, look no further. Great work, as always.
User: matthewkocanda Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
I had talked to Rage about this recipe while it was still being developed. I genuinely disliked it the first few days of vaping it. Got some very unpleasant earthy and soured milk notes from what I can only assume being the CCI, Custard, and Sweet Cream combo. Just a too much, too soon type situation. I stuck with it though, and after about day 5, I started to really enjoy it. After a full week steep, this shit came together into another banger that I now come to expect from Rage. I have a hard time tasting blueberry in any recipe, and this one is no exception for me. What I do get, however, is an absolutely delicious and thick white cake/cream filling base that has the perfect amount of "berry sweetness" throughout. I get notes of blueberry every so often, but it's more of an accent, similar to where the blueberries would seep into the nooks and crannies of the cake. Mix this up and forget about it for a week to get the full experience. If you're looking for a recipe that nails the profile of a cake with a thick cream filling, this is for you. Rage is king when it comes to knowledge of flavours, recipe development, and building profiles from scratch, and I must say, it IS nice to have a recipe that makes use of berries that stray away from the industry standard.
User: matthewkocanda Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
I mixed up this recipe for the Mix It or Fix It segment on the BLND Podcast. Before we get into the actual review (for all you impatient fucks), this IS a "Mix It," 100%. Throughout my journey as a mixer, I've come to accept that my strength and preference comes in the form of fruit recipes. This one stood out to me because of the use of FA Pear, which is easily one of my favourite fruit concentrates. Loco uses it perfectly here, as well as expertly crafting the rest of the recipe around it. The use of CAP Lemon Lime made me hesitate for a moment, given the harshness and somewhat off notes from it, but by masking it's downfalls with TPA Meringue, we get something absolutely delicious to bring some bright citrus sweetness to an otherwise linear profile. One thing I love about FA Pear is the juicy emulsification it brings to other fruits, and by pairing that with INW Cactus, this becomes vape that assaults the tastebuds in the best way possible. A simple to mix, yet delicately complex recipe that is perfect for those hot summer days. My only suggestion would be using something like TPA Pear to bring a little bit more authenticity to the pear notes, for right now, we get more of the Fuji and citrus notes at the forefront, while the pear takes a backseat to those powerhouse concentrates. While that may have been the intent of the mixer, I believe that overhauling those pear notes would push this shit to 11. Great job, Loco, this recipe has been added to the rotation of ADVs.
User: matthewkocanda Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
Reviewed this on the BLND Podcast during the Mix It or Fix It portion of the show. Big ups to CBV for sending me a sampler of this banger of a recipe. First off, let me address the fact that this is by no means an ADV, in my honest opinion (unless you are a tobacco maniac that can handle that all day). However, this is the best tobacco recipe I've tried in my entire time vaping. Smoaked is something special, and if you're looking for a recipe that literally is a reminder of the good old days of smoking cigarettes, look no further. On the first few hits of a freshly saturated wick, there are heavy peanut butter notes that play nicely with the tobaccos to create a fairly sweet, dessert type profile. However, after those initial pulls, we're left with something completely unique and amazing. Literal smoke. This shit hits the throat like a cigarette, and leaves an aftertaste of campfire, oak, and beautiful earthy deliciousness. I have never had a tobacco recipe that left me wanting more after a few minutes, but Smoaked kept enticing me to hit it again. The tobaccos are a perfect blend of sweet nutty notes on the inhale, and ashy, smokey, woodsy flavour on the exhale and aftertaste. This one is an expertly crafted recipe that only improves with steeping. A great mix for someone fresh off the smokes still looking for that burning cigarette note, but also complex enough for the experienced mixer to enjoy while pulling out those subtle nuances. Well done, I'll be getting the concentrates to mix this up for those long nights of bourbon and painting.
User: matthewkocanda Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
I am not a fan of guava, grapefruit, or cream cheese icing, but holy hell, this amalgamation of the three is something special. This recipe takes nearly everything good about vaping and just assaults you with everything. The creaminess and thick mouthfeel from CCI and Vanilla Swirl keeps the harsh brightness of the guava and grapefruit in check. While those same tart notes are allowing the cactus to boost them into that addictive punch of flavour that makes a good recipe great. I have no idea what Yakima Hops tastes like on its own, but from this recipe, I think I am going to have to pick it up. There's a touch of bitterness and dry earthy notes that really just rounds this out into one of the best recipes I've tasted in quite some time. This is one expertly crafted mix, something straight from the gods themselves, if gods existed. Maybe Concrete is a god. At the very least, he is my god now.
User: matthewkocanda Score: None Entered: almost 2 years ago
What?
User: matthewkocanda Score: 3 Entered: almost 2 years ago
I'm going to attempt to leave a review that's not going to trigger ol Conrad here, but I assume just seeing my name will trigger him. Honestly, the idea here makes sense, while I haven't tried the recipe or the real world counterpart, I can assume what it should taste like. The issue here is that there is just far too many muting concentrates for anything to really come through here, save for a whole lot of mouth feel. TPA Orange Cream is gonna need some back up, regardless, to really suggest that orange flavour I'm assuming you are looking for. The use of Sugar Cookie and CCI is a pretty smart move here to suggest that kind of store-bought cake-y pastry experience. However, all of the good is just drowned out by a simple case of over flavouring and over complicating. With CCI and Cream Fresh, you don't even need the Creamy Yogurt or the Sweet Cream. All in all, one of the better attempts I've seen from our boy Conrad, but a little more foresight into how the flavours work together and impact each other would allow for a significantly better recipe. Cheers.
User: matthewkocanda Score: 1 Entered: over 1 year ago
lmao so you basically just ripped Wayne's recipe to make your own? This is why no one takes you seriously.
User: matthewkocanda Score: 5 Entered: about 1 year ago
Now you're thinkin like a true genius, meaning me. You're thinking like me now. Great work.
User: matthewkocanda Score: 5 Entered: 11 months ago
I haven't mixed up anything from a different mixer in ages, and I really haven't mixed anything other than one of my recipes for the last few weeks. I opened ATF and this recipe came up in the suggested tab. I haven't had a strawberry and cream, or in this case, marshmallow in a really long time, and the percentages didn't immediately scare me off, so I mixed a 30ml of this. I'm enjoying it quite a bit. Even though there isn't a whole lot of "complexity" in this recipe, the percentages of the flavors are expertly crafted. On a shake and vape, this recipe was tasty, but it felt like a super sugary custard type recipe at first. After a few days, the marshmallow and meringue came through a lot more to build a fluffy, marshmallow-y profile which, I'm assuming is more what OP was going for. I think there could be more strawberry in here, and I mixed a second bottle that used FA Strawberry at 2.5% in tandem with the TPA Straw Ripe, and I think this added a stronger strawberry note to the recipe. However, just StrawRipe is still tasty, it just becomes more of a marshmallow recipe with hints of strawberry. Either way, this mix is really delicious, and I'll be enjoying it for a while now.
User: matthewkocanda Score: None Entered: 7 months ago
What up, YouTube, it's ya boy, Beta Snowflake Kocanda.
User: matthewkocanda Score: 5 Entered: 5 months ago
Before I dive into this, I want to say this recipe is a trip down memory lane, and yet, I can't explain what it reminds me of. All I know is that every exhale reminds me of the first few months of vaping. There's something about the profile that gives me so much nostalgia to some of the first e-liquids I bought from vape shops when I first started. So straight away, I genuinely love this recipe. Now, on to a proper review. The use of ingredients here is near perfection. I've used CAP Lemon Lime a whole lot in my career as a mixer, and this might be one of the best uses I've ever experienced. It stays prominent in the mix, but doesn't carry some of the strange off notes that the concentrate sometimes has. I'm assuming that's due to the use of VT Fizzy Sherbet to add brightness and depth to an otherwise linear flavor. FW Grape Soda is a banger on it's own, but can sometimes be used incorrectly. Here, we see that 1% working beautifully in order to add that subtle grape note, without completely overpowering the other nuances of the mix. I absolutely love this recipe, it doesn't feel medicinal (which I feel happens from time to time with anything grape in mixing), it has a perfect blend of tart citrus, dark grape, and sweet candy. Great use of flavors in this one, expert navigation of some easily misused concentrates, and an overall enjoyable vape. This will remain in my rotation.
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