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This is my baby, my love, my heartache, my greatest vaping achievement & my biggest failure time and time again.
We all know as mixers what it's like to flavor chase to be so close yet so far off time and time again.
This is my Dragon and I've chased it since I started mixing, one would think such a simple profile would be easy but I can't begin to count the batches that I've went thru over the years.
What's so hard about it I'm sure your thinking...welp let me explain.
The profile that I'm looking for is a custard that is:
A: A Vanilla Bean top note that is not just vanilla but an actual "Authentic Vanilla Bean" that stands tall over the creams.
B: Has the tartness of a yogurt but not to tart I want to keep it in the back just so you know its there.
C: Is rich and thick just like a custard one would drink during the winter holidays.
D:A body that just fills your mouth with cream same as you just ate some ice cream.
E: has a lingering sticky sweet mouthfeel akin to having just ate a spoonful of jet-puffed marshmallow creme.
F: Like I said this is my Dragon aka "The ADV" the one profile that I vape the most.That being said my goal is to keep the recipe @ or below 7 flavorings "not including a sweetener" to avoid muddling while also keeping the total flavoring below 10% if able .....because I'm cheap lol.
Ok so now that you have an idea of what we are going for let's apply where I currently stand in the recipe in relation to the above profile.
A: (FLV) Vanilla Bean: This hits the "Authentic Vanilla Bean" note very well but it's a delicate vanilla at the same time that we will be addressing shortly.
B: (OOO) Creamy Yogurt Cheesecake: This flavoring has a hint of yogurt that finishes with a cheesecake note that I think covers this spot very well.
C: (FA) Custard Prem & (INW) Custard: What can I say about this pairing that has not been said before it just works I'm using them @ a 2.5/1.75 ratio that I enjoy.
D: (TPA) Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: the OG of VBIC "sorry to all the pepper tasters" this is a no brainer that covers the ice cream spot while also being a very good vanilla to accompany the "(FLV) Vanilla Bean".
E: (OOO) Marshmallow Vanilla: The mouthfeel of this flavoring is just jaw dropping and even has a slight vanilla note that forms the final part of the vanilla trinity.
F: As it stands now we are @ 6 flavorings "not including a sweetener" & @ 9.55% total flavoring. Mission accomplished... for now.
One would think that makes it finished but like I said I'm constantly chasing this profile, have been for a long time. With that being said I'm releasing it as is in hopes that I get some feed back from the vaping community. Maybe even some suggestions on improving it? Who knows but here she is for better or worse....My White Dragon.
Sweetener Suggestions: (Cap) Super Sweet @ 0.2%-0.5% depending on how sweet you like it, myself I use 1 drop SS per every 15ml I make just to make the flavorings "pop".
Steep time: It's a custard so it will get better as it ages imho it's shines after three weeks but due to the quick steep time of the custards it can be SNV but it's not 100%.
Custard INW and Custard Premium were meant to go together in my opinion. Add some vanilla pudding in, and you've got a thick, delicious, custard recipe. The eggnog lends a great nutmeg flavor that really works well in custard, and the sweetness is just to increase the sweetness a touch more. If you don't like sweet vapes, leave it out. The Vanilla Pudding already gives some sweetness, but I just love sweet vapes. Leave a comment if you try it. I love to hear from you.
This is one of my ADV's that I've been working on since the beginning of the year it's not perfect yet, but I felt it had come along far enough to release it as my first public recipe on ATF to be able to get feedback, suggestions & critiques from the vaping wizards out there.
The profile I'm going for here is a thick soft sugar cookie with hint's of almond, topped with a rich crème brûlée custard.
The Recipe's Breakdown as I see it so far.
The Cookie Base:
WF Almond Cookie SC: This is hand's down the best almond cookie I've tried. Almond sandy perfection however I'm looking for a softer cookie so.....I need to begin to soften this cookie with...
CAP Sugar Cookie: The OG sugar cookie that we all know, a nice warm buttery flavor that is similar to a warm & puffy cookie that perfectly supports the almond cookie and just embraces you with a soft warm dark buttery hug.
WF Cookie Butter: This is butter not cookie butter as you would expect to quote ID10-T "this is like they extracted the butter from the cookie". This is exactly what I want to add more butter not only to the cookie base but also to bring more butter flavor to the custards.
TPA Toasted Marshmallow: The toasted part of this is mild however it should support the already dark caramelization of the INW Creme Brulee enough to just push that toasty flavor a little higher while the marshmallow brings a better mouthfeel to the recipe.
The Crème Brûlée Custard:
INW Creme Brulee: Some say the caramelized/burnt sugar note is out of proportion to the custard. After a SF batch test I tend to agree however this pairs well with our next flavor in the custard.
INW Custard: using it as our main custard sitting under the brulee to bring egg, thickness, a mild vanilla note and a creamy butter note that is much needed for the recipe.
WF Cream Custard SCs: A creamy custard that leans more towards a diary note to me. I'm using it here to add more cream to the INW custard without adding more vanilla as I'm wanting a mild vanilla in this buttery custard.
Cap Super Sweet: Finishes off the recipe by adding a little more sweetness that needs to be there imho. Use your preferred sweetener of choice or none at all. Suggested min steep of 2 weeks but it continues to improve beyond that as it ages.
All reviews, feedback, suggestions & critiques are welcomed with open arms.
A spiced peach custard. I wanted to find a use for FLV Clove that wasn't a tobacco, and then remembered peach cobbler is a thing, and here we are. I wouldn't describe this as anything particularly specific, but the flavors work together well.
INW Custard and CAP NY Cheesecake for a creamy custard base to balance out the Clove.
FLV Horchata and Clove to bring some spiced warmth.
JF Honey Peach for the standalone peach flavor. Does the job well.
FA Meringue because everything needs FA Meringue.
Levels out into a custardy almost peach cobbler flavor after a few days.
Submitted to Mixers Club for the month of February 2021: Duets.
What better way to represent this theme than to pay tribute to two of my long time best friends in this community.
This was a total shot in the dark here as I wasn't sure how these two would meld together. These two recipes on their own are outstanding. Two of my favorite recipes, DAAPled Pears by u/FomentLife and Sunshine State by u/eyemakepizza were smashed together to create a delicious union of citrus fruits and mouth-shattering cream. I left out the pear in Foment's mix and only utilized the brilliant creamy base. Sunshine State was used at its fullest here, with no changes. As I vape this, my mind wanders to a strange real-life version of fresh citrus sherbet bathed in a rich vanilla cream. Give this the full week to come together.