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Time for an origin story! Everyone has defining moments in their lives: learning to ride a bike without training wheels, a first love, a first heartbreak, graduating from college, a first child, experimenting with hallucinogenic drugs, etc. I would like to take this opportunity to share one of my defining moments as a mixer with ATF. One night, early December 2015, I was laying in bed and thinking about my concentrates (as is good and proper) and an idea to introduce INW Cactus to INW Grapefruit emerged out of wherever-the-fuck-ideas-come-from. I desired to push Cactus, so I chose 2% and a host of complimentary citrus flavors stepped forward and offered themselves to the cause. I was impelled to get immediately out of bed and rush to the kitchen so that I could put it together. After careful mixing, I anxiously shook what could be a dream or a nightmare come true. I stood, I dripped, I inhaled, I exhaled, and I just about died in ecstasy. After coming to the realization that I had truly connected with the most magical concentrate on the planet, I labeled the bottle 'Cactus Coitus.'
[INW Cactus/Grapefruit] - Main events. You won't get aloe or soap because of how Grapefruit asserts itself.
[Pineapple/Lemon Sicily/ Lime Tahity CP/ Mad Mix/ Tangerine] - Citrus mix to compliment the main pairing. I'm sure there is wiggle room for some substitutions here, but I have never desired to try. Mess with these and let me know how it works! Balance is key.
[CAP Sweet Mango/Sweet Strawberry] - These are flavors acting as sweeteners and serve to round the out some of the sharper elements that can show up in a citrus mix.
Shake and vape? Hell yeah.
Credit to Tamachicken for the Mango profile in this recipe which was taken directly from his Oh My Mango recipe you can find on here. Also to ID10-T for being a sounding board for me when I got this going. Yes there are a million ingredients, but that was necessary to maintain that complex mango profile and then introduce the rest of the ingredients in an attempt to turn it in to a parfait style dessert. I think I have achieved that and what I experience is a nice fruitful mango inhale with a cream finish. The bakery element is "just" there in the background for me and I will experiment with bringing this a little more forward, but I don't want it to be prominent. The combination of CAP VC1 and Creamy Yoghurt makes for an exceptional light and creamy base that leaves a really creamy finish on my lips. I really struggle with creams in vaping, I usually just get a dry Styrofoam sensation so if this is creamy for me, it should be great for other people. The Creamy Yoghurt really cuts through the heaviness of the VC1 and masks the slight egginess of that flavour. Could it be simplified... probably. But I am really enjoying it the way it is right now. Koolada is optional of course. I hope that anyone who tries it enjoys it.
Pear and Papaya make a pretty interesting and tasty combo. 1-3 days cure time for this one. More recipe notes over in the September recipe thread on r/DIYejuice.
Update: This ages nicely and gets sweeter over time.
Very smooth with a thick, heavy mouthfeel. Reminiscent of mango pureé.
FA/TPA/FLV/CAP Mango The four mangoes here all offer different notes of a mango flavour.
Full on flavour. A great mango flavour but also very dry in taste.
The one that turns people off mango vapes when they first try it. Pithy and over-ripe, though the earthy note is important as it adds realistic flavour to the other concentrates.
CAP Sweet Mango
Cloying and almost overbearing, but with the sweetness and denseness of a mango.
FLV Mango is to Mango what CAP VC V1 is to Custards. Fantastic flavour to add roundness of all the elements of mango flavours - helps to boost the other flavours without pushing any individual note too high.
None of them quite make the mark on their own (especially TPA's mango which can be quite foul.) The ratios here are quite important in my view. If you want a stronger flavour make sure that you increase each Mango flavour proportionately to each other.
A classic for adding mouthfeel and density to any recipe whilst also acting as a sweetener. One of my favourite flavours.
FA Lime Tahity Cold Pressed
Adds that sharp, sweet tangy flavour on its own, but in this mix it helps to boost the inherent mild citrus in a mango without adding any discernable lime flavour.
INW Shisha Strawberry
A flavour for those who can't taste strawberries. Fantastic concentrate. In this recipe it also adds to the thick, almost cloying taste of fresh mango on your tongue.
Very imporant note for this sweetener. Don't sub for sucralose - it's not the same and doesn't boost the recipe's sweetness. Instead all that it does it add a false sweet taste that doesn't sit well in here. Ethyl Maltol is perfect here as it helps to boost the inherent sweetness in each of the flavours.
Try anywhere from 0.25-1% to add a fantastic cool feel to mimic a sort of mango smoothie.
TPA Sweet Raspberry
0.25-0.5% For a sharper tang, though it will alter the recipe as this flavour is very strong.
Hope you enjoy it!