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I haven't released a recipe in a while, here's an idea I'd been playing around with literally since the Beginner Blending competition. Inspired by my boy RiFF.
A tobacco vape with notes of vanilla bourbon throughout, and a nice little slap of banana on the inhale. Notes and all that shit below, as always.
FLV Banana / TPA Banana Cream - y'all know how much I like TPA BC, but I usually pair it with LA Banana Cream to create a more interesting and full flavoured banana note. However, after using FLV Banana, I found much more success. FLV's banana option carries a lot of the same flavour properties of LA's option, so if you're like me, expect some of that more candied, banana runts type note from it. However, I noticed more body to this option. There was some silky mouthfeel to it, a little less banana candy, and more of some sort of unholy creation that is a super sweet banana. I prefer this combination over the TPA/LA approach. We end up with something that is truly reminiscent of some sweetened banana cream, almost reminds me of banana milk or yogurt. This creates some nice sweetness to balance out the recipe, while also giving us some boost to the tobaccos in both flavour and mouthfeel.
TPA Kentucky Bourbon / FLV Bourbon - this is my go to bourbon/whiskey flavour combination. Usually I would keep TPA's option higher in the mix, but the more I've messed with FLV Bourbon, the more I realize this is the better front note for a bourbon. We're still missing some of the depth needed for a good bourbon flavour, but the TPA comes in to provide some of that bite and warmth, while FLV keeps those dark, sweet, oak notes prevalent.
FLV Red Burley - okay. So the more I've messed with FLV Red Burley, the more I realize it's almost not a good tobacco for me. I find it sickeningly sweet and thick, and while it carries a lot of wonderful flavour, I can't get away from that overt sweetness. However, this is why I thought it'd be a good match for this recipe. All of these flavour profiles have a tendency to carry some sweetness, just in different ways. The Red Burley hits us with some notes of sweetened peanut butter at times, while still giving that sense of a full bodied, yet sweet tobacco. The banana plays with these notes very well to bring some neutral fruit note as well as that earthy sweetness we get from bananas in general. And as always, the bourbon acts as a counterpoint to all of that sweetness. While it does carry some, it's still a more sharp and pronounced note that helps accent everything else.
FLV Eggnog / FLV Oak Barrel / FLV Virginia Tobacco - these act as our accents and support for the recipe. I am falling more and more in love with FLV Eggnog the more I use it. It is simply what is claims to be, a straight up eggnog with notes of fall/winter spices that accent the tobacco and bourbon quite nicely, while the thick mouthfeel boosts the bananas to a new level. The best thing I can compare it to is a cooked or fried banana/plantain flavour. The FLV Oak Barrel is here to add some more depth and complexity to the bourbon, for one thing I always find missing in our options for whiskey and bourbon is that wood note. Oak Barrel is perfect for that, and keeps the bourbons from feeling too sugary or sweet. Finally, FLV Virginia Tobacco, I know there are better options out there for a more dirty tobacco flavour, but I simply don't have them yet, so this was the option. Virginia Tobacco balances out that overt sweetness and syrupy note from Red Burley, while still pushing this recipe to be a tobacco forward profile. I love these three accents in this recipe, for all of them act as both supporting notes to certain concentrates, while being counterpoints to others. A perfect symbiotic relationship.
Steep time - While this is good on a shake, give it at least a week to let the flavours get to know each other. As it continues to age, the flavours start to pronounce themselves more noticeably, our banana notes take the inhale, the bourbon carries us through the vape, and the exhale gives us all of those complex tobacco notes.
This recipe has been a labour of love of the past few months, and I'm happy with the result. While the use of RiFF RAFF as inspiration is in name only, I woud like to think that the Neon Python himself would enjoy something like this while he's kickin it at the Kodeine Kastle with his pups.
This is a recipe I have been playing with. It is my take on a Bourbon banana foster. This recipe is good after an overnight steep! Give it a try and let me know what you think in the reviews!!!!!😃😜 I just realized I had to put butter pecan pie wonder flavors when I used butter pecan pie real flavors super concentrate because it wasn't available for a selection teach me to put up recipes late at night because I forget to right down what I did. Sorry if anyone mixed it the way its written but I bet its good either way lol.
Tony would often mix Lola her signature drink before her show, the Copabanana... Lola didn't like to be drunk before her performance so he'd mix this drink for her virgin style. But after Tony got shot and her career went into the toilet she became a drunk and would drink this blend in remembrance of Tony with a healthy dose of vodka in it. You can vape Lola's drink while you listen to the iconic song and transport yourself to Rio while dancing around your kitchen.
This recipe is missing one ingredient from the list and when it gets added to the database I will update the recipe, but for now I will list it here.
FA Blood Orange 0.65%
You'll get banana aroma on one inhale and Pink Guava and Soursop on the next, this flavor is ever changing as you vape it. Sometimes the banana will taste just a bit smoky too, even though there is nothing smoky in this flavor. The Pink Guava dances between that guava note and a pink grapefruit flavor blending with the blood orange citrus notes. When freshly mixed the blood orange is very much in front, but it mellows out after about 4 days. If you like the stronger orange flavor I would suggest boosting it up to 1% or 1.25% to have a more orangey note. The touch of sour wizard adds a hint of tangy to balance out the sweetness, but FLV Sweetness is not in your face sweet, it is there just enough to make this seem like a natural fruit sweetness. If you want a much sweeter version, you can add a different type of sweetener, but I wouldn't suggest going much higher than 1.25% on FLV sweetness, as it can start to cause muting. A little EM could also be added if you need it sweeter, but to be honest, I think it is the perfect level of sweetness to mimic a virgin blended fruit drink. The Polar Blast gives it a nice healthy dose of coolness, but you could increase that up to 0.5% if you want a blast you in the face cold drink.
I've been vaping this non-stop for 2 days now and I will probably keep vaping it until I finish off this 120ml that I mixed and I'll be mixing another 120ml to have in rotation. It is very good.
I didn't do anything special for this to steep, just shook it good and let it sit for 3 days. I did test it shake and vape and once each day, but the flavors aren't quite right freshly mixed, and get kind of weird on day 2. By day 4 the mix is pretty set in but the blood orange will continue to decrease in intensity over the course of 7 days. After day 7 there hasn't been much change in the way it tastes.
I generally do all my mixes at 70% VG but this one I went a little higher with the VG just to see how it works. You can by all means go lower than 85% VG and the flavor will not suffer. You could probably go higher on the VG, but you may need to adjust the percentages a little bit, adding in just a touch more flavor for full max VG. If you suffer with muted tastes, you may want to try a small sample of this to start with, as the percentages may be too low for those with muted tastes, but it doesn't hurt to give it a try low to see how it works. If you can't taste it, it may need to be doubled on all flavoring components to keep the profile the same but just increased intensity.
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Peanut butter and banana stuffed into a s'more. The King himself would approve.
I'd usually use FA banana in this ratio with Banana Cream, but it got lost amongst the PB and Graham. It steers the recipe more towards a Runts/candy taste, but I think it works well. I don't have TFA's Ripe Banana but I understand it's v similar to FLV's so feel free to sub. Likewise I don't have LA Banana Cream - it may be better, it may be worse, it may be identical. Have at it.
CAP PB and FA Peanut in this ratio make my perfect Peanut Butter. I like a health food store, no added sugar/salt/oil type. Side note - since those PBs are 100% peanut, FA peanut should be great standalone, right? Wrong! It tastes awful. But it adds the perfect amount of bite and dryness here.
TFA GCC works fine if it's all you have, I prefer CAPs because I find it slightly spicier. I've also tried a combo of the two but it seemed to be needlessly over complicating the recipe.
FA Maple Syrup is great here - it adds a dark sweetness and is much more interesting that caramel or butterscotch. There's also a slight smokiness that plays into the s'mores vibe.
FW Butterscotch Ripple compliments every flavour here, and just fills out the background notes. It blends very well with Banana Cream.
There you go. If you're interested, I mix at 70VG, 2mg.
This was actually very good after just leaving overnight, but you probably couldn't call it a s'more - it's too light on Graham Cracker. That comes through over a week or two.
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