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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.
When faced with the assault of cold months ahead I really wanted a warm and decadent tobacco to shepherd me through the winter winds.
TFA RY4 Double - I mean when you hear "decadent" you know you have to go with RY4 Double, a nice easy bakery-esque flavor with a hint of tobacco. Really one of the best go-to flavors for when you want a mild, non-offensive tobacco.
FW Butterscotch Ripple/ FW Butterscotch (Natural) - Ripple is the go-to Butterscotch for just about every application you need. Its wonderful, rich, and creamy. Butterscotch (Natural) is used to boost the main butterscotch flavor of Ripple. Ripple is fantastic but sometimes can be lost in a complex/dense mix and either needs to be mixed dangerously high or it needs to be reinforced with other flavorings.
FW Butter Pecan - while RY4 Double is a great tobacco flavoring, it wasn't nutty enough for me. Added Butter Pecan to fill out that nutty tobacco note. I didn't want to go too high with this because I've found this flavor will REALLY take over a mix if you go slightly too high.
TPA Brown Sugar/FLV Milk & Honey/ FA Bourbon (Vanilla) - These flavorings are blended together to bring a darker sweetness to the mix. The butterscotch notes are reinforced by the Brown Sugar and Bourbon (Vanilla). The latter also brings a warmth to the mix. FLV Milk & Honey adds a dark sweetness while accenting the pecan.
Mix it up and throw it in a dark cabinet and let it sit there. I'd leave it for a few weeks BUT if you are impatient (like me) it can be good to go in a week.
Personally I mix this at 60/40 and I would probably not go much higher than 70/30.
This one has an odd genesis. Watched this back in 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7noLAUMuosg. The names unicorn puke and dragon jizz sent me on a research bender. Nope. No dragon jizz to be found anywhere, other than in google image search.
Damn furries. ;P
Oddly enough, found an image belonging to a commercially available juice called Unicorn Jizz. http://stores.goodasgoldpremium.com/unicorn-jizz-ejuice/.
Couldn't bring myself to try it. Too tropical in my head for unicorns.
So, after a long discussion with friends of mine who are furries, started joking about making some. This is not the Dragon Jizz (that's still a WIP). But, since my 'sona is a cross between a kitsune, and a unicorn, and has a candy corn horn? Started noodling out what the hell that'd taste like. So here we are:
Orange, creamy as hell, and a hint of candy corn.
Now I just gotta find a dragon. It's for science >.>
SO.... this is my first published recipe after almost 2 years of perfecting my process.
I, however, have only been able to come up with one recipe that i think should be published for the community, as I do lots of single/few flavor recipes most of the time... The result has been this:
Profile I have been after:
I am shocked and amazed how much the 'bacco recipes have hit my tastebuds on the "sweet spot" so to speak. I was always a menthol smoker (for almost 20 years) and when i started vaping, I thought I would need somewhat of the same profile... BOY, was I wrong! With all the bakeries, sweets, coffee-type recipes out there, I was in VARIETY HEAVEN. And I stayed in my comfort zone for a very long time.... Then came ENYAWREKLAW's Pistachio RY4 U... My life has never been the same since then...
So, for this recipe, I wanted to take some elements of PRY4U (mainly the RY4 Dbl) and expand upon it. What I wanted as a finished product was a 'bacco vape, but sweet to the taste buds and a heck of a lot more of a mouthfeel... Even more naturally sweet than any RY4 on the market. I think I have succeeded....
LB Butterscotch Graham Tobacco/ TPA RY4 Double:
This is a real experiment... who knew these 2 tobaccos could play nice together? Well, they do... As a matter of fact, they are great playmates! Definitely more tobacco tasting together though, so watch out if that ain't your thang...
LB Vanilla Ice Cream/ DIYFS Holy Vanilla:
With this combo, I didn't want it to end up tasting like Ben and Jerry's Wacky Tobaccy Ice Cream, rather, I wanted fluffiness with vanilla overtones and this amazing concentrate from Liquid Barn does that so well when you introduce the holiest of vanilla flavorings. What a COMBO!
FW Butterscotch Natural:
This was used to create a bit more punch with the butterscotch flavoring coming from the LB 'bacco... Just enough to taste good, and not cloying in any way.
CAP Mallow... This is here plainly to create more fluff/mouthfeel.... I like CAP for this reason most of the time.
Great after 3 days ( I know, right?....A tobacco? I swear! Try it!) but really takes shape 7-10 days... Do not recommend as a SNV... needs a little time.
Thanks! And let me know what ya'll think!
Well over 40 different batches trying to clone Kings Crest Duchess and I never got it. But what I did get was this recipe...formerly Duchess version 21. It still isn't Kings Crest Duchess but in some ways it's better. It is a very buttery butterscotch and I have vaped liters over the past 8 months. I know percentages are high and if that bothers you then don't mix it...or dilute it if you like. Its very rich and probably not very good for you but well worth it as a treat. Enjoy and leave feedback if you like. Best after 2 weeks for it to settle properly.
If a thin mint Girl Scout cookie mixed itself up with an oatmeal cookie, this would be it IMO. My creation is not meant to be a replication of either of the aforementioned. Rather, it's just a darn good cookie! Inspiration is much better than replication sometimes ;)
Sugar Cookie is what it is. The base of most cookies out there. To bring on oatmeal cookie qualities, ya gotta do something to it lol.
Biscuit- Buttery, and cookie like in it's own profile, it adds to the Sugar Cookie base.
CGC- Adds more buttery notes and a vanilla note to the cookie profiled base.
Brown Sugar- Darkens the cookie profile and adds a depth from the classic vanilla most basic cookies have.
Butterscotch- Butterscotch Natural when mixed at roughly a 5:1 ratio with Butterscotch Ripple has it's place in several other mixes I make, and allows you to make other adds to your mix to work in the appropriate level of sweetness depending on the recipe. It's a perfect combination that allows you to play around with additional sweetener or other flavorings to match what you are going for. Butterscotch is a staple in many oatmeal cookie profiles and recipes.
Creme De Menthe Just a touch here folks, we're not making a mint cookie lol.
Sweet Cream- Used to add to the sweetness of the butterscotch. We could have accomplished this by upping butterscotch ripple a bit more, but that would have changed the butterscotch flavor I was going for. Flavor and sweetness are not the same thing.
Try it shake and vape so you can see what the creme de menthe tastes like right out of the gate. BUT, let it sit for a few hours and come back to it. The next day? The magic has already happened and the effect the creme de menthe gives to this recipe is in full swing.
This creation is meant to be a light cookie recipe at 80% vg, and was made for a dripper. Try it as such. I hope you enjoy it!
Warm, Soft, Buttery Pistachio cookies guaranteed to melt in your mouth.
10 ingredient recipes may look laborious to mix, But I assure you it's worth the extra time and elbow sweat if you really dig cookie vapes. :)
FA Vienna Cream
To add richness.
An accent to compliment TFA's Pistachio.
A very creamy and pleasant ingredient that I didn't want drowned out, 3.25% felt right to nestle next to the cookie notes. If you really like this ingredient (I wouldn't blame you) you can bump this one up.
Used as a texture base note for the creams.
TFA Cheesecake Graham Crust
Inherently contains a touch of coconut (which isn't present via taste) that adds to the body of the mix. Softens sharp notes, rich, thick, and creamy
Deep, Warm, Butter cookie notes.
Used as a minor sweetener to FA Cookie and the other bakery notes, At 0.5% we avoid the meringue flavor.
FA Cream Fresh
The last revision of this mix lacked a bit of body, Cream Fresh helps fluff it up without deterring from the profile.
FA Vanilla Tahity
Vanilla body, Nearly undetectable notes of almond and marzipan to add intrigue to the recipe.
CAP Super Sweet
Optional, But I like this mix better with a sweeter tone.
Accidentally made a previous version live, Now updated to the final version. Sorry for the confusion.
Here's my attempt at a Boosted remix. This is a recipe I've been chasing for atleast 3 years now and while it's still not exact, I do feel this is the closest recipe out to the original. After going out and getting a few bottles I actually feel they may have changed the formula, I remember the original being really buttery and creamy. But non the less it's still a great recipe.
A relaxing vanilla tobacco vape with a light butterscotch note and woody bite. Vanilla-forward tobacco.
I've always been a sucker for a good NET and Stixx Mixx makes the best! I use SM Havana Prime here at 5%. TFA Red Oak is added to give it a nice woody kick and a hint of smokiness. FW Butterscotch Natural lends a nice contrast at its' position in the recipe. The butterscotch isn't meant to be in your face in this recipe--it's just there to complement the tobacco.
The vanilla/creamy part of this was formed with LA Cream Cheese Icing(which you can actually drop to 2% if it's too much for your liking), Vanilla Swirl, and a smidgen of CAP Vanilla Custard.
FW Hazelnut of course, provides dairy creaminess and a touch of nuttiness that this recipe needed.
Good as a SNV, but surely begins to pop the longer it will sit.
60/40 ratio recommended
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