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Mixer’s Club - July 2021
Cracker Jack RY4
This mix was pretty much set when I thought of it. The only moving parts were what would support the popcorn and what direction to take the tobacco. I landed on a darker RY4 with the popcorn, caramel, and peanuts sitting on top.
FLV Popcorn because that what it is.
FA Corn to make sure you know it’s popcorn.
WF Caramel (Salted) because it’s thick and rich enough for an RY4 and that little saline trick is helping the peanut.
FLV Tatanka to help darken the base and blend the tobaccos into the mix.
FLV Turkish for some drier spice tobacco.
FLV Vanilla Tobacco for the RY4 base
SSA Peanut Butter because it’s a perfect peanut powder.
A dark tobacco with thick and bright currant.
FLV Native for the base tobacco.
FLV Tatanka for darker RY4-ish notes.
FLV Arabian for a deep tobacco and helping bolster the dark berry.
FA Black Currant for a brighter version of the fruit.
FLV Boysenberry to twist the black currant into more of a jam.
OOO Marshmallow Vanilla for some top notes and thickness.
JF Biscuit because I fuggin’ like it here.
Working off the first BETA release, the common consensus was that that introduction of the deeper, darker, more "matured" flavor, hindered the great aspects of the original Obsidian. The French Pipe seemed to be the biggest issue, especially after steeping. I needed to find a way to bridge the sweeter cookie notes to the darker tobacco, while keeping that luxurious RY4 finish. After a lot of tweaking, I found that replacing the Butterscotch with Smoked Butterscotch, and French Pipe for Tatanka - provides that case.
I'm curious as to your notes on this and would love any feedback. I still want "darker" undertones, I want smokier flavor, and I may even add some ash. But I think this is a much better improvement over the first BETA.
Check out the original Obsidian here:
Check out the first version of Obsidian Gold Label here:
This is a lighter tobacco mix with some coffee and a little bit of a dark chocolate floatin around in there. It's a recipe I've wanted to make for a long time, and was for some reason much more successful being limited to just one flavor company. I initially mixed this for a MTL setup, but I know most people mainly use a dripper or higher wattage device, so that's how I developed the profile. I also included the MTL version at the bottom of the description in case that's the way you vape. I personally get a Off The Record Raw Power kind of vibe from this, which I wasn't going for but turned out to be very similar. This one definitely has to steep for about 3 days to let biscotti calm down a little bit. That guy is big mad.
FLV Biscotti: The coffee.
FLV Tatanka: One of my favorite tobaccos from flavorah to use in dessert mixes. It has a light tobacco with a good amount of caramel, its the closest tobacco to an ry4 from them imo.
FLV Red Burley: Just threw some of this in there to boost the tobacco a bit. It also helps out the chocolate/coffee aspect too.
FLV Mocha: Used to boost the coffee/chocolate and add a cream to the mix. The cream more so shows up in a MTL setup.
FLV Smoked Butterscotch: Just to add a bit of butt scotch. When I originally mixed this it wasn't included, but when I tried this in a dripper I felt like it needed it.
FLV Sweetness: My favorite sweetener to use with dessert tobacco mixes now thanks to Developed. It sweetens everything else up without touching the tobacco.
If you wanted some more of a nutty tobacco in here, swap red burley for FLV Oriental Tobacco at the same %, that stuffs delicious. You could also boost the tobaccos as much as you want and the coffee/chocolate will still stay pretty present. I also noticed in the first couple of versions that more sweetener would bring out more chocolate as opposed to coffee.
Biscotti same percentage
Tatanka same percentage
Mocha @ 1%
Sweetness same percentage
Red Burley bumped up to 1.5, unless you want a light tobacco
Take out smoked butterscotch, as it muddles the profile in MTL. It doesn't normally do that imo, but in this recipe I noticed it.
A huge thanks to Developed and Flavorah for hosting this awesome challenge!
So This my take on a all Flavorah tobacco mix.
Butterscotch, Tatanka, Cavendish and smoked Butterscotch: This is my ry4 Tobacco base. Tatanka has a nice Dark and nutty Tobacco note, butterscotch has a Dark buttery caramel and the smoked butterscotch gives it a touch of smoke which i wanted in this mix.
Rainer Cherry, Cavendish: This i my kinda top note of my Tobacco. Rainer cherry is a very candy cherry flavor, and not a cherry i would recommend, but in Tobaccos it just shines through he whole mix. It’s comes through as a soft and Bright cherry which blends lovelely with the ry4 base. The Cavendish Creates the bridge between the the ry4 and adds a touch of floral cherry to the Tobacco.
Smooth Vanilla: 0,5% is HIGH. Dont go there, but in this mix, it is perfect. I wanted the floral note from the smooth vanilla and the vanilla and i get both at this %.
Mocha, Sweetness: Adds a Deep Rich chocolate note and a slight sweetness which keeps the mix for being TOO dry.
I wanted to capture as much of a peaceful morning as I could in one go. Coffee, some sweet tobacco, something just a little nutty, and enough maple to really hammer home the morning time nature of the whole endeavor.
VT Caffe Latte is impressively functional for coffee to start, and doesn't need a whole lot of help there. It doesn't read as though there's as much milk here as a Latte would imply, but that's perfectly alright in this instance.
FLV Tatanka and FLV Red Burley are an unreasonably complementary pairing in my opinion. The sort of well rounded tobacco base you can build in a lot of different directions. it's a little sweet and has enough body to it that it doesn't get buried in everything else going on here.
TFA Pralines and Cream is adding some nuttiness, some body, and a little more sweetness
TFA Maple syrup is the icing on the cake here to me. It is just the concentrated flavor of the major brand "maple flavored syrup"s, the little bit here goes a long way to make sure this mix doesn't get mired in the coffee and tobacco's lack of sweetness and adds just enough maple to come through and make things a little more interesting.
This sort of came together as a bit of blind experimentation.
I've been on an unapologetic tobacco kick for a bit now, and I've really been riding Tatanka as an anchor point for myself with those mixes. It's sorta sweet and plays well with others, which had made it extremely forgiving to tie it into recipes.
Red Burley is just such a mutable base that it felt like the "right" place to go to tie in with the tatanka tobacco in an agreeable way.
Connecticut shade is an odd duck to me, there's a ton of depth there, but every time I use it, I feel like I've gotta take a leap of faith with it because the smell totally hides how tasty it can be when used to accent a mix.
With that, the horchata was chosen to help add the cinnamon spice notes and a touch of body in tandem with the magic that is sweet coconut, which was chosen for both the flavor and the density of it. I wanted a bit of weight to the mix along with that sweet coconut flavor.
Finally FLV smooth vanilla acts as something of a bridge between the tobaccos and the coconut-horchata mixture.
Sweet candy peach smokeless tobacco, kinda dipping tobacco style.
Flv Peach at 4% is full on candy style peach all over the vape.
To make the dark chewy molasses taste i used FLV Lovage , Caramel and Cured to add a sweet deep, earthy and wet tobacco.
This is helped out with Virginia for the sweet leafy taste and Tatanka wich at 4% makes the whole tobacco sweeter, wet and helps with the brown sugary molasses.
Added a touch of FLV Sweetness as i like it sweet but you can omit this.