Used in 590 recipes at an average of 0.994%.
A very powerful, crisp, floral strawberry note. Almost cooling. I'd say it's not so much that it tastes floral, as much as it is that it hits you in the same spot that a floral would (if that makes sense). I feel this may be a good strawberry for folks that have trouble tasting strawberry (although I cannot confirm this since I can taste strawberry). Makes for a great top note, but does not work well with creams/custards, so you will need to most likely pair this with florals, tobaccos, earth notes, other fruits etc.
So, let's address the elephant in the room: the price point. This is easily the most expensive concentrate I've worked with. Typically with super expensive concentrates, they are super concentrated. This one is moderately concnetrated, being used in most of my recipes from 0.5%-1.5%. It doesn't pair with typical Strawberry pairings as well, but it is surely one that will not fade out on you. I love the actual flavor of this concentrate, but I can imagine that this type of strawberry flavor is not for everyone.
It's hard for me to recommend this one way or the other. For me, I'm not too concerned with price as long as I enjoy the flavoring, so for someone like me it's a great addition to your flavor arsenal; for others it will be very hard to justify spending what is basically an entire orders budget on one flavoring.
On the Nose
Sharp crisp strawberry note; strong chemical smell.
Stand alone: 1%-2%
In a mix: 0.5%-1.5%
Mild to Moderate. Hits you in the floral spot
Bright fruits, tobaccos, florals, earthy tones
Creams, Custards, Caramels.
Strawberries and cream
I have come a long way in the past 6 months as a mixer and felt it was time to revisit the profile. Fresh ideas and a better stash.
(To anyone who suffered my old strawberry delight recipe, this is my apology)
To be begin with, I made a 10% dilution of FLV Alpine Strawberry with pg. Added 0.1g of that 10% dilution which equals out to 0.01% of actual flavor into my 10ml tester.
4% tfa strawberry ripe really fills in the rest of the strawberry notes. It's also still my single favorite strawberry.
Now, as for the cream and body, I went with a 1:1 FLV Cream and Marshmallow Vanilla which is good by itself but I found that it needed a bit of heaviness. Something to fill in the bottom. Custard really brought the more pudding-like cream that I really wanted for this.
Time: To be honest, after mixing this up I forgot about it on the shelf. I finally remembered 12 days later. Protip: always write the date it was mixed up on the bottle because otherwise I wouldn't have known how long it had been there.
Tested on Haku Venna @.30 ohm 45 watts.
So I took my Bourberry Jam, took out the bourbon, and added a yummy yogurt cream base with blueberry and Granola to make this delicious Jam Berry Yogurt Parfait.
How does only 1 percent of flavor concentrate deliver this much flavor?
This is "The Chosen One"
Over the years I have been mixing I have come to undertsand that there isn't a percentage rule as such when it comes to DIY eLiquid creation.
After seeing a peer release a "1 percenter" recipe recently I was inspired to try my luck at one my self.
I began with the thought of trying to chase a basic Strawberries and cream and as usual got side tracked as a picture went past my eyes of a toffee dipped strawberry lol. So I "extra" challenged myself to bring that into this recipe as well.
This is how the micro evolution of how "The Chosen One" was created.
There is only one strawberry I know of that will work at this low %.
Flavorah Alpine Strawberry - IMO a maximum point is 0.2% and after a couple of days you get a nice wild strawberry flavor but past that point of 0.2% I get green dirt, but it works here well.
That Toffee is more like a toffee you would experience on a toffee apple. (no apple notes though).
Vape Train Hard Crack Toffee - is excellent in giving that glossy toffee mouthfeel & sweetness but it's temperamental and IMO only works this low for this application and does well.
The combination of Flavorah Sweet Coconut and Flavorah Sweet Cream not only helps this profile with a lovely creaminess but also helps with the body and textual mouthfeel of this overall vape. This is not coconut heavy at all rather it contrasts the texture of the strawberry and helps the creaminess here very well.
You could add sweetener if you like but I enjoy the sweet authenticity of the strawberry in this and don't want to risk muting out the cream.
A lovely efficient recipe, so simple yet so complex in flavor at only just a total of 1% of flavoring.
Steep time 3 days (ok off the shake)
Tested on a Wotofo Recurve RDA 0.2ohm Alien Single SST coil at 60w
I hope you enjoy this just as much as I enjoyed creating this recipe, but let me know what you thought in the comments below.
Seriously if you like a solid recipe that works give it a go!
Cheers for reading this far, now go and get mixing!
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This started out as a basic strawberry vanilla mix to see if I could meet a friends expectations...then I realized, you're never going to meet anyone's expectations so....why not just give them a good recipe and some crazy eyes?
I leave out the sweetner - only added for those who want a commercial feel
Cap Sweet Strawberry and the FLV Alpine Strawberry play nice together in this mix. While many have moved on from FW Yellow Cake, it's my go to for a sweet, sticky cake base and with the addition of INW Yes, We Cheesecake, I get the body I'm looking for in the mix.
VT Vanilla Buttercream Frosting adds a finishing creamy note that compliments the INW Cheesecake. It COULD be used at a higher percentage to taste however I prefer this flavor under 2% in a mix like this.
This is taking my Bourberry Jam Recipe and adding 3 ingredients to make a delicious Pound Cake with a touch of icing.
Give this about 5 days for the fruits and creams to all come together, and have a delicious, dark berry jammy cake. This was tested on a Hadeon @.18 ohms 50 watts, and I have been vaping this on my topside with a recurve single coil @.25 ohms 50 watts.
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Tested on Haku Venna @.30 ohm 45 watts.
Absolutely delicious after the shake; however, in a few days the depth of the bourbon and jammy Berry will come together and be even more mouth watering.
This recipe was inspired by a recipe I mixed of Simon Atherton, many know him on ELR as Woftam. Not a clone of his recipe by any means, just inspired.
This will make a terrific syrup/jam base to keep mixed as a one shot and add yogurt, ice cream, cookie, or custard. Just use your imagination and mix away.
Just a tasteful vape full of strawberry's and a touch of white rum.
FLV Alpine is perfect for the outer fresh strawberry taste while the VTA Strawberry Jam and OSDIY Succulent Strawberry makes a perfect jelly.
Finished with the FA Candy/Jammy Wizard to sweeten and adding even more jelly to the mix.
SA White Rum for a little boozy touch, and to finish a little FLV Lime Wedge for a little sour and that's it.
A perfect summer vape.
SA White Rum can/could be subbed by VTA White Rum at the same %
Raise a glass to this perfectly pink cocktail made from gin, lemonade, and grapefruit juice. Using Lime and Strawberry to accent. Perfect for summer, and with FLV ICE, you can adjust amount you want in recipe. This is great in a pod.
This was really good off the initial shake, but of course just as with any juice, will get better after a few days steep.