Used in 522 recipes at an average of 1.509%.
EDIT: OK, anything below is out the window. It's gone through so many changes since I posted this that the profile has nothing to do with where I began or was striving for. HOWEVER, it came out to be a really tasty vape so that's why I'm leaving it up.
Was trying to emulate my favorite pipe tobacco I used to roll into cigarettes back in the day. It kind of took a turn when the profile matched, but the experience was just meh. Added some depth with the fruit and it rounded out nicely but nowhere close to what I was going for. Incredibly smooth.
This is one of those, that if you don't have all the flavors, you can probably mix and match, but if you're getting sick of the same fruit/desert mixes, winter is rolling around and you need a change, go for the Nic Riv splurge and get em all. You need these in your pantry anyways.
This my first 1-2-3 recipe. The Virginia Tobacco is a sweet, leafy flavor. I used TPA Pear and FLV Apple Filling to bend it into something else entirely. I wouldn't really say this qualifies as a tobacco recipe. It's more of a rustic and light autumnal fruit mix with a hint of cinnamon. The steeping part is up to you. It works as a shake and vape recipe, but FLV tobaccos are known to get better at the two week mark.
I derive from the sun, utilizing its energies. I'm here to communicate not just illuminate. (last sentence of a poem by Zoe Ann Grimwood, UK)
Solar Flare, a tobacco vape based on cookies and tobacco, gently embraced by a smooth Vanilla Bourbon cream from FA
FLV Virginian tobacco, a less harsh, earthy tobacco flavor, a perfect tobacco flavor to be molded with the spices and soft cookie aromas from the FLV Sweet dough and FLV Sun Cookie. FA Vanilla Bourbon blends the whole mix by adding a creamy layer and depth to this wonderful juice.
It needs 3 weeks (or longer) to steep before it gets a sudden flash of increased brightness :-)
With some guidance/flavor recommendations from CBV, this is my attempt to clone Marlboro Southern Cuts. Of course they're cigarettes so they smell a lot better than they actually taste, but that's fine as vaping tobaccos is often more like vaping the aromas of tobacco rather than actually smoking it. Plus these smell amazing. I've done 3 iterations so far and this is the closest, still subject to change/revised versions in the future. Yes I know it's a shitton of flavors, but it was for mixing experience, not so much for an ADV.
On-the-pack description: "Uniquely rich and smooth. Our master blenders begin with choice Burley, Virginia and Oriental tobaccos in creating the distinctly flavorful taste and warm aroma they call Southern Cut."
Personally, I get a really rich honey note when I first open the pack and give them a smell. Other comments on them often report hints of vanilla. When I smoked them, I distinctly remember a slight nutty bitterness on the aftertaste as well as an overall fairly dry profile.
INW Gold Ducat + Dark Fire: This is the honey note here. I remember when I first started getting into tobaccos I bought gold ducat because I liked the name, and when I did a sniff test on the bottle it immediately reminded me of that same scent I got from Southern Cuts. I'm leaning on it a bit here in this mix because of that, and Dark Fire brings some more of that honey note to really lift it out of Gold Ducat and put the fruit and cocoa/coffee notes I get from Ducat moreso in the background.
FLV Red Burley + FLV Virginia + INW TA Oriental: These make up the tobacco blend inside for the most part. Gold Ducat and Dark Fire are great vapes but they are fairly aromatic and I needed something to make up that medium-bodied tobacco leaf blend. I basically went straight off the pack's description here. My only gripe is that I get that hay flavor from Virginia here, but I don't want to throw off the accuracy of the mix and v2 is by far the closest I've gotten to legit Southern Cuts. If I am to make a change, I'll likely replace Virginia with FLV Kentucky Blend.
FLV Classic Cigarette + DNB: Bringing some ashyness to the party here. CBV mentioned to me that he gets some Burley notes from FLV CC and I had to agree with him. I think in combination with FLV Red Burley, the CC at a rather heavy handed 1% blends in fairly well but brings some of that crucial burning cigarette paper note. DNB is there to simply bolster that.
TFA Toasted Almond + Vanilla Tahity: As explained before, these are here simply as accents. I chose Toasted Almond primarily for that slight bitterness and dark toasty nut notes. It's pretty smooth in comparison to "nutty" tobaccos like 555 gold, which give me nothing but straight roasted peanuts so I opted to just use a specific almond flavor instead of another tobacco. Vanilla Tahity is an excellent vanilla for tobaccos because it's rather dry and also has some almond notes, but it's soft and sweet. These 2 can potentially be bumped up to 0.75% or even a full percent but I wanted to keep it subtle. The tobaccos are the star of the show here and I just want the occasional whiff of vanilla and almond.
This was an April 2018 Mixersclub submission
I should probably note that FLV Tobaccos & tobaccos flavors in general will gunk up coil pretty quickly
MENU: A burley & virginia blend tobacco with some honey & fig
NOTES: My WASP in here is the VT FIG. Tastes like black licorice to me. When i first got this flavor from BCF a week or so ago. I looked up Vape Trains recommended percentages. They suggested 2-5% in a mix and 5-9% solo. So I tried using it with burley and cured with FIG at 2%, and the licorice was all I got. So the challenge to myself was to keep it at 2% and push the licorice out of the mix & to get it to compliment the other ingredients. I believe I accomplished that.
The Conn Shade was used for a smokey ashy note. The burley & virginia are the main tobacco notes. With the Cured being in here to add to the tobacco notes and to help the other tobaccos survive a steep. The Milk & Honey adds some honey like sweetness which really helped with my Fig problem, also adds a little creaminess
March 2018 Mixers Club Submission
Peach tobacco. This quickly became one of my favorite creations. It is a top shelf Peach Cigar as @ID10-T described it. I was going to tinker with this some more but i love it the way it is. Going to start working on a v2 that isn’t as heavy on the tobacco. But for me this is perfect where it is currently on my 3rd 60 ML bottle
I loved Native & Cured by themselves when I sf tested them but I noticed that both faded rather quickly unless you pair them together or with other tobaccos. Red Burley the tobacco in it reminds me of Cured also get some woodiness from it. Virginia I get a good amount of spice from it. That and the wood from the RB go nicely in here to help the tobaccos stand up against the peaches. Went with FA Peach & CAP Yellow Peach because that is my favorite peach combo were the peach doesn't taste too candied.
A Virginia Perique Blend with Burley and a hint of oak.
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Whenever I’m setting out to do a plain tobacco recipe, I’ll usually have the general idea in my mind, and search through tobacco reviews to kind of fill in all the blanks. For this month’s submission, I googled “Irish Tobacco” and hit up this page for Peterson Irish Oak. Tobaccoreviews.com is a really great source for inspiration because people that take the time to write reviews for Pipe tobaccos usually use some great descriptions for what they’re tasting, and the reviews are sorted by “most helpful.” So you usually get some ConcreteRiver level reviews at the top.
I’ll read the top three or four reviews and start thinking of flavors that fit the description.
A freshly opened tin reveals tangy woody and dry grass aromas with an upfront sweetness and background pepper note.
So right off the bat I’m thinking FA Oak Wood (woody), INW TA Virginia (grass), INW TA Garuda (sweetness), and INW Black for Pipe and FA Black Pepper (pepper.)
The flavour builds down the bowl, and mid-bowl the smoke transforms into more nutty and wood-like flavours. Overall the flavour is dominated by Virignia and Burley, but it is very much a unique blend (and I wouldn't say this is a classic Va-Per). The perique is detectable and adds spice but the taste overall is dry-nuttier...
Alright, so we are going to need a nutty Burley and probably give that Virginia a little boost. I’ve been messing around lately with mixing HS No. 5 with FLV Red Burley to create a toasted, nutty Burley. So that’ll get added to the list. FLV Virginia is a nice sweet Virginia that will give a bit more depth to the TA Virginia (in my submission to mixersclub I used INW Sunset Virginia, which I’m really liking, but my first version that used FLV Virginia is really good, and it’s a more common flavor.) I’m also thinking the Black for Pipe/Pepper should be quite low, so it doesn’t overpower the Virginia and burley.
All this is from the first review, and I’ve mostly got it figured out. The reviews after I will start playing around with the ratios and maybe seeing if someone got something completely different that I maybe should consider adding.
If there is burley present, it's blended harmoniously as I don't pick it up as a dominant or distinct flavor.
Uh oh, is there a strong Burley note or not?! Should I drop it? Better read more. Scroll through and see “nutty” mentioned a couple more times and feel safe to keep it in there. There’s really only so much you can get from a few reviews, and eventually you’ll have to start making decisions based on how you want the mix to taste. I’ve been in a Burley mood lately, so my Irish Oak is gonna have some gosh darn nutty Burley.
Anyways, figured I’d throw out a little bit of my mixing technique when it comes to trying to create a real tobacco profile. In case anyone ever wants to give it a whirl.
HS Virginia and INW Virginia are both fairly similar to FLV Virginia. INW I would keep the 1.5%, HS I would go 2-2.5%. INW Sunset Virginia at 2% is also pretty nice, and has a bit of a nutty flavor to it that compliments the Burley.
If you don’t have FA Black Pepper, you can try FA Perique Black at .15-.2%. Or bump the Black for Pipe up to .8% and add .15% FLV Heat.
If you don’t have HS No. 5, get it. In the meantime, turn that Red Burley up to 1.3%.
WIld melon is a key player in this, along with bourbon which is a strong profile had to back it down to .5% so it doesnt overpower the mix. FLV virginia is a background flavor alittle mild and earthy notes to give support to FLV KY blend, as for Kentucky blend brings full body tobacco and some ash to the mix.
Overall i believe this is an interesting mix
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.