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"Some fruity shit for Matty AKA Yungdiabetes AKA Stabby AKA 12YearOldKiddo."
Surprisingly, Matty did give me some inspiration for this recipe. I have been solely vaping through all my old mixes because I just have not wanted to mix or do anything really since starting my new job. Very sleepy all the time and shit. But Matty is a new mixer and was talking about how he really likes candy/fruit vapes more than anything, and I took that as an opportunity to get out of the routine I was in of just vaping Sadlad Toast Crunch, Drunken Pears, and any number of the shitty one-shot mixes at a ______ and Cream recipe. Matty's Transition is just a straight up fruit mix. Nothing stands out all that much, instead, you just get a pleasant burst of sweet and tart fruit on the inhale, with an overall refreshing exhale that is perfect for the incoming beautiful weather.
FA Apricot - since root_kit, I have been absolutely in love with FA Apricot, yes, Armenia is just plain old FA Apricot, but most people probably have it as Apricot because they didn't buy it directly from FlavourArt. Anyway, moving on. This concentrate is one of the best fruits you could own. It's potent, accurate, and the best replacement to Peach I've found. It's not the SAME as peach, but when TPA Juicy Peach, FA Peach, and nearly any peach flavour on the market feels like you just deep-throated a cucumber wrapped in sandpaper and razorblades, FA Apricot is the saving grace. At 2%, it's at it's sweet spot.
FA Pear / TPA Pear - when I revisited Drunken Pears, I found the beauty that is TPA Pear. If you like pears, that is a necessity. It's very potent, so you only need a little bit, but it's the most accurate pear note I've found. Coupled with FA Pear, we end up with a pleasant pear flavour that is sweet and candied, but still reminiscent of biting into a ripe, juicy pear.
JF Fuji - in here to add a little something extra to the other fruits. By using JF Fuji, there's an extra punch of tartness. I used JF in place of FA for this application because I've found JF Fuji to be a little bit more balanced. FA Fuji is perfect for when you want that bright apple note to be at the forefront, but JF's version tends to emulsify a bit better and sit more subdued in the recipes. In here, it just works beautifully.
FA Lemon Sicily - you already know. Just a splash of this shit in a fruit mix pushes the goddamn thing to the next level. It brightens up the apricot, adds a punch to the pears, and overall just adds an extra layer of depth to the recipe as a whole. Throughout the inhale, you notice this touch of lemon zest that is not really obvious, but most certainly beneficial. Lemon Sicily is a must have for your fruit recipes. Keep it below 1%, and you'll only impart the emulsifying and flavour enhancing benefits, without too much of the lemon flavour itself.
Koolada - to taste. I use about 0.75 - 1% Koolada in here and it works great. But you know me, I fucking love that shit. I always find Koolada to benefit a fruit mix, but again, use your own discretion.
After getting involved with the DIY_EJUICE Monthly Clone Challenge, I ordered some Titan from the good people at Blue Dot Vapors. Upon trying it, I feel it taste very similar to Amalfi by Bigglesworth Labs, which I've been working on cloning for quite some time. Titan definitely has a lovely spice on the finish of the exhale, whereas Amalfi is more jam-like and consistent across the vape.
I've had a multitude of Amalfi clones, and recently been taking it in my own direction. Once I tried Titan, I simply removed FW Tres Leches and replaced it with CAP Gingerbread. I also excluded FA Liquid Amber. I'll tell ya what, even fresh, this tastes like it's going in the right direction. Although I obviously haven't had a chance to see how it steeps, based on the previous iteration I expect it to be as delicious if not moreso, as the Gingerbread really adds the extra dimension of flavor.
INW/FA Apricot- I must say I'm a big fan of LA Apricot, but FA seems a bit tangier, juicier, and punches through longer during the exhale. INW lends that soft, almost peach-like quality.
FA Torrone/Almond/Meringue- While I used TPA Almond in my Amalfi attempts initially, FA's offering is less sweet and seems to be a bit more "musty" which works well in bakeries. The Torrone adds almond as well, as well as a citrus zest that helps the Apricots poke through. Also when combined with FA Meringue, it steeps into a beautiful sweetness that seems intrinsic rather than sitting on top of the other flavors.
FA Tanger- While this is a new addition to this recipe, I don't really know how it will play out during a steep. A bit forward at the moment, but definitely well in the ballpark and adds a nice zing to the Apricots. This may end up being reduced to .75%.
AP/TFA Vanilla Cupcake/JF Yellow Cake- This was my base for Amalfi (+FW Tres Leches 1%) and seems to be a fine fit here. Initially, I used FructoseWild's Yellow Cake, but changed to JF because even though I don't mind, others may not wish to consume that concentrate. TFA beats CAP Van Cupcake with a little extra sweetness, and a shorter steep time. I feel the AP helps with seperating the layers of flavors, so fruit over bakery instead of fruit + bakery x blender= bleh.
CAP Gingerbread- Again, a new part of the recipe that, at least fresh, seems like it will be in the right direction.
DISCLAIMER- This is not meant to be an outright clone, just a modification on a similar recipe. That, and my tastebuds are like that Turkish neighbor of yours that wears sunglasses at night, buys large amount of black trash bags, and drives a Chrysler Sebring convertible...AKA on the Not To Be Trusted List. If you people knew what I put my tastebuds through...
First off, I have to give a big shoutout to ID10-T for the naming of this recipe. If it weren't for him, it would have just been my usual routine of naming recipes for what they are (papaya apricot ice cream with honey...boring as shit, right?). Second on the shoutout list is mlNikon for reminding me how good TFA Papaya is. Her recipe for In A Godda Da Vida is what inspired me to want to build something around that flavor using my "style", whatever that may be. Anyway..on to the pretentious notes section.
The main fruit here is obviously TFA Papaya. From my notes in the past, I found that 2.5% is what I consider to be the sweet spot in a mix. Anything more, and it's too overpowering. I wanted the papaya to take front and center stage, but it felt like it was lacking a bit for what I wanted this recipe to be. This brought me to FA Apricot, which CokeCan praises constantly, so I had to give it a shot. I decided to play around with it and I really like what it brings to the table here. In general, it's a fairly weak fruit flavor for FA, and using it at a 1:1 ratio with TFA Papaya gave me exactly what I imagined when I was first playing around with this profile. It lends a slight tartness, along with a light fleshy, stone-fruit taste that pairs perfectly with papaya.
I was torn between wanting to call this a fruit and cream recipe, or a fruit and ice cream recipe, and I'm still not sure exactly what to really consider this. So, we'll say a melted ice cream with fruit. Semantics aside, the cream portion of this was fairly straight-forward. Nothing too crazy or groundbreaking. However, HS French Vanilla Ice Cream lends just enough of a creamy vanilla note to grab onto the fruits and give that interesting "not quite plain cream" flavor.
The part of this recipe that took the most work was the top note. I wanted something to keep this from being a boring fruit and cream mix, so I kept playing around with interesting additions, which were either causing a strange off-note, or just weren't what I was looking for. In my drunken desperation, I blindly grabbed a random flavor off the shelf and that ended up being FA Honey. Immediately, the wheels started turning. From my experience, honey works excellent with stone fruits and can add an interesting dark sweetness to tropical fruits. It also works really well with creams; turning a boring cream into something you keep coming back to. FA Honey is a strong flavor, so at .25%, it adds the perfect amount to be considered the "honey drizzle" on top of the profile.
CAP Super Sweet is something I've been adding to most of my mixes for the past year and a half or so. I like it more than TFA Sweetener, which contains more than just sucralose and PG (e.g. maltol and water). Super Sweet could very well have more than just sucralose and PG, but the higher sucralose content just seems to work better for me. At .3%, this ends up being about 1 drop per 10mL from the Capella bottle. If you're using TFA Sweetener, bump it up to .75%.
The goal here was to do something a bit different with Liquid Barn's wonderful Belgian Waffle. Which is a great waffle flavor, but not a Pretentious Pancake AKA Belgian Waffle.
Summer is coming and here in the Hillcountry of Texas there will be Tarts and Pies galore.
LB BW and CAP Sugar Cookie form the base for the thicker tart shell, the ones that are halfway between pie crust and cookie or dense cake.
FW Butterscotch Ripple/TPA Whipped Cream and FA Meringue makes the thin layer of cream/custard/pudding under the fruits.
Apricot Fuji and Forest fruit makes the nice blend of fruits on top. Balanced for the main notes to be berries with Apricot peaking through, a hint of apple but mainly there for depth, sweet and flesh.
I used Butterscotch Ripple in this to mask some of the notes in LB Waffle but they still poke through here and there, in a nice way ;)
IMO Fantastic as a Shake n Vape but really starts to shine around 7 days. Enjoy!
When I first got my box I thought itd be cool to try a recipe with only ingredients in the box so i got a 3 day head start. Im posting now before someone else makes this profile. I know these flavors pretty well and a longer steep is not going to hurt it. When looking at the list of ingredients I enjoyed alpine strawberry standalone @1.25% and its probably something I could vape alone and be happy with. My wife even hurt my feelings when I told her to try this flavor her words were "this is the best recipe youve ever made". OUCH. I dont value her opinion on flavors anyway her palate is shot to hell..proof here https://www.reddit.com/r/mixersclub/comments/5e9b0t/couples_that_vape_together_stay_together/ I get a jammy fresh strawberry preserve off this flavor. So that mixed with JF sweet strawberry as I like jf sweet straw to just stay low and compliment the jam. Apricot low as well to just barely lend some of its peach like qualities to the strawberry. CAP sugar cookie is G.O.A.T so you would imagine naturally how the cookie, butter, biscuit can leave you with a delicious shortbread. AS PROVEN BEFORE MYSELF. THAT base is looking familar. With good reason because thats a very accurate shortbread base. Bav cream and hazelnut are just there to add not cream but bridge everything together and make it a lighter more blended feeling.
This is one of my attempts to see if FLV is actually useful. And I guess it is this time. This is a Blueberry apricot vanilla muffin. The blueberry is the low note, while the apricot is the high note, and a touch of vanilla somewhere in between with a muffin finish. I was actually surprised with how much I liked this, but its still an early version.
What up, nerds? CokeCan here with another fuckin bamboozler of a recipe, a little Apricot Tobacco mix. Pull up a chair and get ready to fuck around with another bangin tobacco vape. But you know me, I like to keep them tobacco recipes friendly to people that may not actually dig tobaccos.
So first off, we got FA Apricot. If you don't have this concentrate in your possession yet, stop being a boo boo baby asshole and throw it into your cart right now or I'm going to find you and I'll pummel you into submission. Then use your unconscious body like a puppet and make you order it anyway. You can thank me later. This shit is one of the best flavours I've come across in my year plus of mixing. It is my replacement for that razor blade bullshit that is TPA Juicy Peach and basically any other peach concentrate on the market. This shit is potent. It's like pulling a ripe as fuck apricot off whatever plant those shits grow on and biting right into that juicy orb of sexual prowess. There is some slight tartness to it, like most other stone fruits, but it's so goddamn heavenly. No harshness to be found, just a perfectly accurate apricot. I guess you're fucked if you don't know what that tastes like. Welcome to Flavour Town, you fucking maniac.
So I'm backtracking but whatever, I said all peach flavours suck, and while I stand by that, JF Honey Peach is tasty. It is more mellow and works better as an accent note to something like FA Apricot. But this concentrate has some smooth creaminess to it with subtle notes of peach and citrus, almost like those peach ring candies. It adds just a touch of extra sweetness to FA Apricot that just works here. You don't necessarily need it here, but it is a nice addition.
Tobacco. JF RY4 Double. It's great. I know I love FA Soho, but this shit is just as good. Soho is mild and light, while RY4 Double has a deeper and darker note to it with hints of caramel and wood. Those notes play beautifully with the apricot to create something of a bakery profile. And if you know anything about me, you know I'm an impatient piece of shit, and JF RY4 Double doesn't need much steeping to be good. There's no weirdness to it straight away, and it just improves and pushes itself to the front of recipes after steeping. This concentrate is also great for both sides of the tobacco spectrum. If you like that flavour in your recipes, you'll notice it's tobacco body and be satisfied. If you aren't trying to fuck with tobacco flavours, this one will fuck your mouth with bakery notes of brown sugar and caramel.
The other flavours here, TPA Toasted Marshmallow, TPA Brown Sugar, CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream, and FW Butterscotch Ripple are all here to accent the beauty that is FA Apricot. The toasted marshmallow and vanilla whipped cream add some more mouthfeel and body to the mix, while bridging the gap between the extremes of fruit notes and tobaccos. The brown sugar and butterscotch ripple accentuate the cream notes and play off the fruit to create something similar to a poached apricot. Honestly, this whole recipe is just to showcase how fucking versatile this apricot concentrate truly is. It's like a computer program was invented that is your perfect sexual partner. A digitized creature that will fulfill every depraved fantasy at once and still tell you it loves you after you melt into a puddle of self doubt and infatuation due to how quickly you finished.
Fuck it, I don't want to talk anymore. Just mix this up and vape it.
A delicious dessert from Austria. Vanilla bean ice cream dumpling with apricot filling, rolled in grated, roasted and slightly caramelised hazelnuts.
Pronunciation: aɪ̯s - maˈʀɪlən - ˈknøːdl
- Let it steep for a least 4 days!
- The sweetener is NOT optional, the recipe really needs it. (I wouldn't go lower than 1%)
A French Apple Tart has a sweet buttery pastry, sweet apple filling, tart apple slices on top, covered with an apricot glaze. I have topped my tart with cinnamon sugar.
THE BASE- CAP Sugar Cookie- Due to the limit of 6 ingredients, I've used just 1 ingredient for the base. Sweet, buttery CAP Sugar Cookie. Does it really need anything else?
THE FILLING - FA Armenia(Apricot) - in a french apple tart, apricot glaze is brushed onto the top of the tart. I chose apricot because it goes so well with strawberry, as i found out after making the strawberry astronaut clone from reddit many months ago. Even though that recipe calls for TFA strawberry and not ripe, the Strawberry ripe and apricot combo is still giving that unusual but delicious taste you get from the two together.
- FA Fuji - I am in Australia and placed an order just days before you announced the competition, and received my order 2 weeks into the comp.Thank god I ordered CDS and Sugar cookie. Unfortunately I didn't order JF Fuji, as i have a 50ml of FA Fuji to get through. So that is my legitimate reason for using FA Fuji. The real life french apple tart calls for a sweet and tart apple to be used. This was not going to happen, due to the 6 flavour limit. This is a tart,sharp apple that i added sweetness to with EM and TFA Strawberry Ripe.
- TFA Strawberry Ripe- This is mainly used as a sweetener to brighten and sweeten the Apple. But it also plays very well with the Apricot, which is why I pushed it up to 5%, to give that combo flavour that they bring together.
THE SUGAR ON TOP - CAP CDS - I kept the % low on this, because I heard it does not play well with Strawberry. So at 1.5% I'm just trying to get a touch of cinnamon flavour out of it. Also my first time playing with this flavour, so I kept it simple.
- FA Meringue- powdered sugar to sprinkle on top, mixed with the CDS to make cinnamon sugar. It may even lend some egginess to the base.
FREE INGREDIENTS - ETHYL MALTOL (10%)- ok so when I was listening to B.Blending last week, the chat got to talking about whether or not TFA Strawb. Ripe has E.M in it. Turns out it doesn't. It only has Maltol. So I added it in to sweeten the pot a little, and make the strawberry more like TFA Strawberry, which does have E.M in it, and is my favourite.(and is the strawberry that goes so well with apricot.)
I did have a lovely photo to go with the recipe, but it was the wrong file type, and i'll be fucked if I know how to fix it. (way to old and nooby)
I just want to say that this competition has pushed the shit out of me as a mixer, and steepened my learning curve. I've learned a lot just by participating, so thanks guys.