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Sweet caramel Cream custard and bold tobacco....I use 12mg nic salts for my pod system... mixing notes just to say I'm not a pro mixer but I have been around vaping and mixing close to 3 years plus. My actual interest in vaping started out in 2010 when I was buying juice from a company called Johnson's creak this reminds me of one of there flavors...
Graham Central Station:
A sweet and creamy graham cracker infused desert tobacco blend paired with subtle notes of butterscotch and hazelnut. Tasty with morning coffee. This is one of my ADV's and it's designed to be more "commercial" with a bold amount of flavor, sort of a similar experience as an RY4. The Red Burley fades a bit after a week or so becoming more of a "flavoring" than a "tobacco flavor" but falls inline with the dessert like profile and offers just enough of a tobacco note to satiate my love for savory vapes. The Bavarian cream and butterscotch provide a deep, sweet and creamy base which is by design (Maybe too creamy for some.) The hazelnut is not so discernible as it is used to add a bit more creamy and a bit more savory. I use this in my Berserker Mini MTL at anywhere from .4-.8ohms, twisted kanthal or Clapton wire with Cotton Bacon Prime wick and I would assume it would be great in a tank as well. May be too robust for dripping depending on how full flavor you like to vape, but tastes pretty good (to me) out of a Hadaly. This can be a SNV though it benefits greatly from a crockpot steep on warm for a few hours and is best IME 3 days after that, it really helps the Bavarian Cream/Butterscotch bloom underneath everything. Enjoy!
**Copied from "Applewood Butterscotch Tobacco" By johnmakesthings**
Increased the turkish a bit
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.
It took me the better part of a year to come up with a caramel coffee profile that did not taste like burnt asphalt to me. Admittedly this is far more heavy on the caramel than the coffee but so is the one from the fast food joint that I modeled it after. I used the FLV-Toffee and the VT-Toffee Ice Cream to add some darker layers to the Caramel. The VT-Toffee Ice Cream also helps to thicken it up a bit. The FW-Butterscotch accents the brighter caramel notes as I wanted a full range of caramel lushness in this one. The WF-Brazilian Coffee adds a bit of coffee to the mix along with the VT-Coffee Milk Froth which also adds a hint of butter to the caramel and helps cream it up a tad more. This is much better after a good steep so that the flavors can meld together.
The PUR-Caramel Coffee w/Sweet Milk is rather sweet on its own so you may not need any other sweeteners in this one. Test it first and see.
The recipe should seem obvious for what does what. I know ya'll don't like to read, so keeping this short and simple.
Peanut Butter / Sun Seed - Creates the outside nut cluster. The addition of Sun Seed boosts the fuck out of the nuts and blends perfectly with Peanut Butter for a raw, almost soft like peanut.
Butterscotch / Caramel - That layer protects the nuts from the white stuff while adding a creamy sweetness to the mix.
Vanilla / Marshmallow / Meringue - Needed to fill that soft, semi-flakey center of the roll. It sits in your mouth with a soft, almost chewy texture.
Great of a shake abit Sun Seed overtakes this recipe at first, better after about a day or two.
Could have turned this into a fanfict, but fuck that.
Just vape my nuts.
Well here we are again. I swore I would never work on this damn recipe again but I had a breakthrough after making a totally unrelated juice. I was using Vanilla Bean Gelato and smelled that missing element of Duchess I had been looking for. Who knew? I have made over 45 batches of clones to get here and took a very long break but finally feel confident to post this. Try it out and let me know what you think. I think you will agree that this is the closest clone we have ever got to the original. Have any comments, suggestions or think something is off? Leave comments down below. Thanks and enjoy.
FW Butterscotch Natural- I tried the natural version and non- natural but cant make up my mind which is best. With that said, other brands were not the sweet buttery flavor I was looking for . It is potent stuff so no more than 2% is needed. It becomes more buttery as it steeps and it settles after a week or so.
FW Tres Leche- This is the back end of the cream and gives it just a slight sour flavor like the original. I tried milk or other similar flavors but they just don't work and I believe there is reason it is in the description.
FW Graham Cracker- A big thank you goes out to Wayne Walker for this one. Yellow cake never hit the mark right and this cannot be subbed for any from Capellas or TPA. They are just to different. It is the needed bakery aspect of the cake and seems to work in this setting. The more I play with this, the more I think 1% is too high. after a steep it really comes to the front and 0>5% is more likely to be on point.
FW Hazelnut- I tried them all and this fits the best. There is most definitely hazelnut in the original and 1.5% after a steep seems to fit well. Again, subbing it for another just wont be the same.
TPA Vanilla Bean Gelato- This is the star of the show. I cant understate how much you cant sub this out. The whole backbone of the recipe falls on it and I have tried different % but after a steep this fell right into place. Its very sweet and in my opinion removes any need for a sweetener in this recipe. The eggyness mixed with the butterscotch is perfect and seems to have a slight coconut essence about it that I can taste in the original. This was the Holy grail in the recipe that I could never put my finger on.
Cap Vanilla Custard- I think we all knew this was in there but add too much and it takes away from the Gelato. 2% seems to keep it from taking over but still has a strong presence. As always it takes a little while for it to come to the party. After a week you can expect it to play.
FA Vape Wizard- This is to thicken and funny enough it brings the color to the original. Its not a deal breaker but I feel it adds to the experience. It is roughly 1 drop per 10ml of juice.
FW French Vanilla- I have tried every Vanilla out there except for holy Vanilla as I cannot seem to get it in Canada. Its softer than the others and compliments the creams in the recipe but wont overtake the recipe. I have had success with CAP French Vanilla but found less after taste with the FW version.
TPA Marshmallow- This adds volume and fluffiness to the recipe and I'm certain its in the reserve version of duchess but not in the original.
CAP Super Sweet- if you must add sweetener I would use this but no more than 0.25%. The original isn't very sweet compared to other commercial juices. I personally leave it out but go nuts.
Well there you have it. Try it and let me know what you guys think. I always promised I would re-post my Duchess after I felt I got it right...I just didn't think it was gonna be a year later. Mix it at 70VG/30PG to get the original consistency and give it a week to steep. With that said, taste it right away and let me know your thoughts. I'm dying to hear feedback. Even after a shake and vape you will see it is on track but falls into place after the steep. I hope this helps someone who went through the same hell I did.
Every time remix month comes about, I like to go after that elusive eliquid that had previously escaped me. After numerous attempts from the community to get a Duchess remix, I finally feel like this is worth releasing to the public. This is a few years in the making and I like to give credit to Method aka Mr. Hardwick for laying the foundation and getting us to this point.
In Duchess Reserve the thing that always had me baffled was the cookie aspect, I lowered the butter pecan to .25%, and it’s critical to not overpour because it can take over fast! And added in some graham cracker to round out the cookie notes.
Also the cakey aspect, I feel like the cake batter dip combined with tres leches covers that pretty well, and adds some sweetness, cake batter dip may have just been the missing link. I went back and forth with TFA vanilla custard, FW, and Cap VC, to me the Cap version was closer to the original in every aspect. Looking back to the time this eliquid came out, I could easily see them exclusively using FW and just getting the Cap Vanilla Custard from a vendor and buying that one concentrate in bulk. At that time, Cap VC was king and still is to this day. Especially after a good steep.
With that being said I do need to move on from this chase, and I’m happy to do so now since I really do think we’re damn close. Here I present my final version of the Duchess Reserve for #remixmonth.