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Beginner Blending MIXXED Round 1


Quick recipe to get into the competition. Wish I knew before hand to do some testing but here it is. Apple pie ala mode. A nice Apple pie with a scoop of ice cream and caramel/strawberry drizzle. Enjoy!

Cap cinnamon Danish swirl adds some cinnamon and helps with the crust

Fa Fuji is the Apple filling. One of the best apples

Tfa strawberry ripe is used to add a little sweetness to the recipe and it actually plays nice with the Apple.

Fa Apple pie is mainly there to add the crust and it helps with the Apple alittle

Tfa vanilla bean ice cream is the much needed cream in a Apple pie recipe. It helps round the edges of the cds.

Fa caramel helps with the sweetness and is a nice addition to a pie

Sweetener is a must for me with desert flavors and at 1.5 it does a good job.

Steep time 3+ days mixed at 70/30

Wish I had more time to work with this alittle more. Turned out quite nice for the limited/mandatory flavors.

When vaped you will get a nice Apple pie with plenty of crust and a nice ice cream, with hints of Caramel and the strawberry right behind the Apple.

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Apple Strawberry Roll

This is my take on an "Apple Strawberry Roll"- vape. An old recipe created by my grandma. This cake is original made by painting a bright cake batter with strawberry jam, adding fresh shredded apple, some vanilla and a hint of cinnamon, rolling it up and of course baking it ;) So yummy... My take came out pretty close, close enough to bring me back in time to my grandma's kitchen. Enjoy!

FA Fuji Apple
I don't have to say much about this. Fuji apple is the most authentic fresh apple flavoring I know. If I was allowed to use more than 6 flavors for this recipe, I'd probably add some INW Two Apples to give it a more baked apple style taste. 2% turned out to be enough to be recognized without overpowering the strawberry. (Unfortunately I wasn't able to get my hands on JF Fuji, because I'm from Europe and no vendor here has it in stock atm.)

TFA Strawberry Ripe
Again, IMO the most authentic strawberry out there and my favorite strawberry flavoring. 2.5% turned out to be the right amount to blend in with FA Fuji.

FA Liquid Amber
LA is used to turn the strawberry to a jam-like filling and to blend in with the apple.

CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl
CDS is used mainly for the small touch of cinnamon and adding an extra note to the bakery element. 0.6% was best for me, adding more than 0.75% resulted in a muting effect on the fruits.

CAP Vanilla Custard (v1)
VC again found its way into one of my recipes. Its purpose is to add the vanilla note as well as a buttery note to the bakery, and also thickening up the whole vape.

CAP Cake Batter
To find the right bakery flavoring was the hardest decision for this recipe. I usually use more than one flavoring to create a bakery style of vape. For this recipe I try several bakery-style flavorings (FA Cookie, FA Nonna's Cake, INW Biscuit, CAP Sugar Cookie, TFA/FW Graham Cracker,...) but CAP Cake Batter was the one closest to what I was aiming for.

Notes:
Mixed with around 80% VG and 3mg nicotine. Best after min. 7-10 days steep.

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Flaky, crispy turnover with a gooey apple filling. Not too harsh on the throat or heavy. Sorry if you have to buy the Funnel Cake, but it really gives this recipe the authentic crispy turnover flavor.

CAP Funnel Cake - 5% - While Reddit seems to think this is a nasty flavor, I disagree. It gives a fatty, flaky, state fair kinda bakery taste. It's pretty rich and accurate to me. At 5% is a the main component of the recipe, but leaves room for the other flavors.

CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl - 3% - Adds a bit more cinnamon sugary taste, softens and combines with the Funnel Cake to make the "turnover" for the recipe. At 3% this is there to fill out but not take over the recipe.

JF Fuji - 2% - A bit less sharp than FA, 2% is definately enough to be present and noticable, but not harsh your throat or be too in-your-face.

TFA Strawberry Ripe - 3% - Purely a supporting player for the Fuji. Here it is to more candy sweetness and and brightness to the recipe, rather than actual strawberry.

FA Liquid Amber - .5% - Lifted this idea from Apple Buttah, this turns the Fuji and Strawberry into the gooey fruit filling of the turnover.

Mixed at 70/30, gets better with a steep but is a decent shake and vape as well.

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Starting w Fuji, Ripe Straw and Cinnamon Danish Swirl. Hmmmm. Lets toss a few berries and a little crust and voila...Apple-Berry Cobbler. Strong apple inhale with sweet berries and a light sweet crust on the exhale. Really smooth with a slightly tart aftertaste. Perfect summer evening vape!

60/40 Blend 3mg ( ISLAND VAPEZZ )

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First try 10-7-16 batch

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A smokey Applewood on the inhale, followed by a thick Butterscotch on the exhale, with a dry Turkish blend throughout.

FW Butterscotch Natural 5%: Provides a broad sweetness and contributes to the mouth-feel. Most of the butterscotch flavor is on the exhale. Heavy presence in the aroma. NOTE: This mix uses the "Natural" variant or FW's Butterscotch, which is not as sharp and can be used at a higher percentage without imparting an off-taste.

CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl: 0.5% is just enough to bring a spicy complexity.

FA Desert Ship Blend 1.5%: FA's best Turkish blend. Sits nicely in the background and brings a smokiness to the woody profile.

FA Fuji 3%: In many recipe's, 3% will give you a forward apple. Not here; this mix is dark. After a steep, it's just enough to infuse an apple flavor.

FA Oak Wood: At 1% we get a strong woody flavor. Not a lot of complexity, but other flavors blend into it nicely for some depth.

TFA Strawberry Ripe: 1% is just enough to bring some fruity sweetness. 1.5% also works, but at 2% and higher, I swear it begins to mute everything in mix. Could just be me though.

Steep Notes: As a shake and vape, the Fuji is a little "on top" of the mix, instead of within the woody profile. Also, the butterscotch needs a 2-3 days to blend into the overall background.

I suggest a 1 week steep. After that, things will just continue to smooth out. Since tobacco's tend to continually develop over time, the Fuji might mute a little after a month or two. Try adding 1 drop per 10ml to liven it up, if you so desire. Also, color may slightly darken over time.

Other Notes: Developed at 85vg/15pg (max VG), 3mg nic on a Goon with 28GX2/40G 316L Fused Claptons, 0.3 ohms @ 70 watts.

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Sweet Cinnamon Apple Raspberry Bakery.

Sweet apple raspberry front notes with flakey cinnamon bakery back notes.

JF Fuji gives the recipe a natural juicy apple taste.
TFA Sweet Raspberry gives the raspberry flavor needed to hit the profile.
TFA Strawberry Ripe gives more overall sweetness and settles in with the sweet raspberry toning down some of the candyness.
CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl gives the main cinnamon profile and the base layer of the bakery.
CAP Graham Cracker helps boost the cinnamon notes and also adds a nice flakey taste to the profile.

Overall i think it turned out delicious and I shocked myself with how much mixing knowledge I have learned while trying to come up with this recipe.

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A dark and spicy pipe tobacco, with bright and refreshing fruit notes.

Steep: 1 week. Good straight away but the tobacco develops and blends with the other flavors over time.

Flavor Notes:

  • CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl -- This flavor sits more in the base, but acts as sort of a bridge between the darker base notes and the lighter top notes, bringing some nice bakery and a refreshing spice.

  • JF Fuji -- The fuji sets an overall bright tone for the fruits to play in and pairs well with the Cinnamon.

  • TFA Strawberry Ripe -- Used mainly for its sweetness, but also sets an important undertone of strawberry.

  • FLV Fig -- Pairs well with the apple, extremely well with tobacco, and brings a dark fruity aspect to help tone down some of the brighter fruit notes.

  • FLV Alpine Strawberry -- I wanted to taste the strawberry but not be overwhelmed by strawberry; the best way I felt to do this was with the ultra fresh and crisp powerful strawberry note from Alpine strawberry.

  • FLV Cavendish -- I used a number of different tobaccos to find the best pairing, and I felt this one did the best job. It's nice and dark, has a robust tobacco flavor without being ashy, dry, too cigarette-y, or overwhelming with tobacco flavor. You can use a number of different tobaccos here in its place with success, but this one I think is the tastiest.

"The day is coming to an end. You've enjoyed time with your friends and family, as well as indulging in some delectable delecacies including apple pie and fresh strawberries. You have a sit and load your pipe with your favorite pipe tobacco. You've got a nice thick jacket and hood on as the brisk air nips at your face. Relax and reminisce as you enjoy an Autumn Sunset."

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My "basket" ingredients:
I used Cinnamon Danish Swirl, Fuji, and Strawberry Ripe to make the main flavor for the jam. I lowered the CDS down to meld together with the apple and create a "baked cinnamon apple" and the strawberry ripe is there to round it out and be just a bright fruit to and I bent the apple with the cinnamon to make the cinnamon play with the strawberry.
My "pantry" ingredients:
I used Liquid amber to create the "jam" consistency it helps bend the cinnamon to work with the strawberry. I used Sugar Cookie to give the Sweet bakery taste that jam has. I am not sure how to describe that. And FA Meringue is to add just a hint of sugar to the whole thing

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*FA Fuji used as Jungle Flavors are not available in Canada.

I know, how unique is an apple fritter? If it wasn't so good, I would have selected a different entry. This is a warm buttery fritter that is just in time for fall. Here in Canada we have Tim Hortons for our coffee stop and they make a very simple fresh (not overly sweet) apple fritter I really wanted to recreate. I mix this at 30/70 PG/VG and let it steep a week.

CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl- this has a rich spicy cinnamon base with it requiring a high enough percentage for all notes to come through against the buttery cream but not so much to get a mouthful of cinnamon. 3% was just right to get this.

FA Fuji- at higher percentages this can be nauseating but is still a main note in the profile. 1% gives a greener apple without over powering the recipe. It holds on the steep and allows for a fresh apple note to ring through.

TPA Strawberry Ripe- this will need a higher percentage than the apple to lend its sweetness and red strawberry back note. It gives us a bridge between the apple and danish swirl.

FW Sweet Cream- this is imperative for our buttery creaminess in the recipe. It takes some steep time to shine through but when it arrives it creates a balance in the recipe.

FW Salty Butter Balls- I have no idea what salty butterballs are but know this flavor well. It works very well with Cinnamon Danish Swirl and the very slight salty butter flavor adds a richness and spicy butter to the mix. There is also a brown sugar like note included with this flavor and does it without the burnt sugar taste found in other options.

FW Butter pecan- what is lacking in the Butter balls and sweet cream is found here. The final butterscotch like flavor in the butter pecan tops it all off. There is a subtle pecan flavor that lends well to the other ingredients and rounds it all out.

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MIXXED

ROUND 1

This contest was built to push your ability as a mixer, teach you to adapt, and help you learn about flavor ratios. More information at DIY or DIE

We are proud to announce All The Flavors and E-Cig Express as official sponsors for our contest. They will be helping facilitate prizes for the winners.

You will be judged on three criteria points for each round:

  • The Basket Ingredients - You must use all basket ingredients assigned to you. They must be present and noticeable in your final product. These should be the showcased flavors of your juice.
  • Presentation - You must include a description with your juice detailing what your were aiming for, how it turned out, and what we should expect when vaping your juice. Does your description match what the judges experienced?
  • Is it good? - Very simply put, is this something I would want to continue vaping. Would the judges add it to their weekly rotation? Did you utilize the best additional ingredients possible to elevate your juice from good to great?

Leaving out a piece of the criteria will not be an automatic disqualification, but it will be weighed very heavily against you at the discretion of the judges.

Each round will consist of a designated list of basket ingredients that must be present in your juice. You can use any flavor, up to the max number of allowed flavors for the round, from the vendors listed below to help augment your final product.

  • Capella
  • The Flavor Apprentice
  • Flavor Art
  • Flavor West
  • Flavorah
  • Jungle Flavors

While not forbidden, you are highly encouraged to not use flavors containing fructose.

Sweeteners, including Ethyl Maltol, Maltol, Sucralose, and Erythritol, will be considered free ingredients and do not count against your additional flavor total.

All submissions must be made to All The Flavors. You can use a free membership to submit your recipe if you do not already have one.


Anyone can join if they follow these rules

Basket Ingredients

  • CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl
  • JF Fuji/FA Fuji
  • TFA Strawberry Ripe
  • Up to three additional flavors allowed
  • ROUND ONE ENDS OCTOBER 31ST

PRIZES (Awarded for the final round of three)

$100 cash for 1st place from the Beginner Blending and DIYorDIE crew submitted via PayPal

$100 cash for 1st place from an anonymous benefactor

$50 cash from Mr. Harwicks Podcast

$50 cash for 1st place from All The Flavors

Prize bag from ECX

1 year Premium Membership to All The Flavors for the final four contestants

Lifetime membership to DIYorDIE for 1st place

Full line of DIYorDIE concentrates for 1st place

Original label design for juice of your choice by our own Mr. Matthew Kocanda for 1st place

And more prizes to be announced

(1) Entry per contestant!