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What an American tragedy a true red wave is. Fortunately for you, it doesn’t have to be that way. This juice certainly does put the RED & WHITE in “red, white, & blue” though!
I’ve been making different variations of a tigers blood type recipe for quite some time. This variation was inspired by ID10-T’s holy trinity, just at smaller percentages as not to overtake the entire profile. To be honest this is where I thought of the name “Red Wave” because anything holy just aligns too damn closely with red blooded conservatism. Yuck.
PUR watermelon is a real hit and I’ve been meaning to mix it with red summer and my favorite (MF) watermelon for quite some time. This would be my first time trying watermelon cotton candy as well to just sweeten up the mix a bit and see if it works or not. I’m not really a fan of sweetener, but I’m not adverse to it either. FA Coconut is really the only coconut I ever use besides FLV sweet coconut for some things, but in this type of recipe it’s always best with some cream. I used FLV cream here to give that another shot at impressing me like it has others. This is certainly a work in progress, but I HAVE made successful versions of this recipe just with slightly different flavors and percentages. Still strawberry/coconut/watermelon, just without the god-fearing overtones. If you’re interested in that version look for the recipe titled “Castaway” for the older version. Enjoy!
SIDENOTE: Please keep in mind all of my mixes are made for MTL as I do not vape DTL for any reason other than testing for MTL. Most of the recipes I share ARE tested at lower nic and higher VG%, but not all of them. Thanks!
I was going for a big bowl of strawberries with a sugar syrup.
Strawberries, Strawberry gummy candy to add a contrasting candy strawberry, and Glazed Strawberries to add a little more depth and help to the sugar syrup note. I also wanted to add a little more strawberry here. I started with HC Fresh Strawberry, but hearing that it had been discontinued, I wanted to swap it out. I still prefer HC for this recipe, I'll just have to horde what's left of my stock. INW Shisha does a good job, but really almost any strawberry I think can work here as long as it has a little punch to it. I'll probably try some other strawberries in the future, but here it is as it stands.
Forest Fruits and Golden Pineapple to add some fruit depth.
Golden Syrup and Vanilla Swirl to round out the syrup and to help in blending and mouth feel.
OK, so this recipe is a remix of a fairly popular eLiquid that takes on a different state of matter for rocks. It turned out to be quite a challenge, and while there are still some differences between this recipe and theirs - I feel this recipe presents a more natural representation of the flavors.
The profile is fairly basic: Strawberry, Pineapple, and Coconut. What I get from the commercial version is a very bold vape which has a rather strange Strawberry flavor, a very deep Pineapple, and a hint of Coconut in the background - all somewhat artificial, syrupy, and 'candy-ish'. My issue with the commercial recipe is it has an odd chemical note to it. It took many iterations to come up with this recipe. My first attempt was to use all TFA flavors, but that just was not even close. Over time I kept changing and layering flavors till I got to this recipe.
I do get a hint of TFA Pineapple in the commercial eLiquid, which might account to some of the chemical notes I get. I tinkered around a lot with the Pineapple flavors over the course of this formulation. My initial attempts centered around CAP Golden Pineapple for that deepness but it just did not seem to fit for some reason. I finally ended up using a little TFA Pineapple for that twang it has along with a blend of INW and VSO Pineapple to give it a very natural Pineapple juice character which is not as deep as the commercial liquid.
I'm somewhat a Strawberry mute, so it is always a challenge for me picking out particular aspects of Strawberry in a recipe. The OG eLiquid seemed to be a sweet and candy like Strawberry, but there was also some kind of bend to it that I could not put my finger on. I tried TFA Strawberry Ripe and TFA Strawberry to no avail. I eventually ended up with using JF Strawberry Sweet and INW Shisha Strawberry which tends to sit well in this recipe.
Most of my recipe variations centered around TFA Coconut as I do get that suntan lotion vibe from the commercial eLiquid. After a while I switched to FA Coconut to get a more realistic Coconut representation in the mix. You could still go with TFA Coconut at around 2.5%. I also added FLV Coconut; not for the Coconut flavor, but to fill out the volume of the vape. I did find that the FLV Coconut did start to bend the Strawberry to the rather unique quality I get from the commercial product.
While I would love so say this recipe is very layered - it is not really. What eventually settles on the pallet is a Strawberry Pineapple flavor with a hint of Coconut that lingers on.
I developed this recipe using the Hadaly and OG Recoil RDAs. I found that higher wattage elevates some of the underlying flavors in both the commercial and this recipe (like Coconut). The Hadaly was running a 0.5 ohm fused Clapton coil at 32 watts, and the Recoil was running 0.18 ohm dual Clapton coils at 70 watts. I also tested this in a Wotofo SMM Serpent RDA running 38 watts on an 0.5 ohm fused Clapton coil. The brighter aspects of the Pineapple were somewhat missing from the RDA, but still a fine vape.
My favorite strawberry at this point in time. It's like a mix of an artificial sweet strawberry, a natural strawberry, and has a sort of creamy or smooth texture to it. I remember hearing before purchasing this flavoring that it was the best strawberry out there, and that it's the only one you need; I disagree that it's the only one you need. It is great by itself as a strawberry, but I feel it benefits a lot from a slight strawberry ripe accent (depending on the recipe of course). It is weak for an INW flavoring, but falls in line with the same kind of potency as a lot of other flavoring companies such as TFA & CAP.