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According to legend, December 26th by @nowar is what Santa vapes after a long night of delivering Christmas presents. Well, this is what he vapes to get going. A play on the same profile, but starkly different than the original mix. Darker and sweeter, with more of the traditional RY4 notes than the original recipe.
Mixer's Club April 2021 Prompt: Get Adventurous.
From the minute I laid eyes on Isuamadog's recipe December 26th, I knew it was a profile I'd love. I mixed it up, waited out the steep with great anticipation, loaded up the atty, and BAM, LEAF EVERYWHERE. Doggo used FE RY4 at 4%, which is insanely leafy in its own right, AND added CT Shade at 1.25% on top of it. He likes that kinda stuff, but it's just not right for me. Try as I might, I couldn't make it through, and I gave up on it. Just recently, I was going back through my old batches on ATF and saw the recipe again. For no real reason, I figured I'd give it a shot at a remix. It really had nothing to do with this prompt at all, but it fits under the "correct an injustice" part of the prompt, and so here we are. This profile is great, and I'd consider it an injustice that it's not more accessible to bacco lovers everywhere.
I don't really have my usual detailed notes on this one, but really only because I subbed out his main tobacco with two far more approachable ones, and dropped the CT Shade closer to the average use rate. I also upped the WCP and CD just a touch to sweeten and meld it together. OSD RJ4 has fast become one of my favorite RY4 flavors, and I'd recommend it to just about everyone who likes the profile. Usually it needs a week steep minimum or it tastes like burnt caramel before it comes around, but something about this mix made it totally fine in 3 days. JF RY4x2 is also a favorite, and definitely cleaner than TPA RY4x2, so that was used here as well. I sent my first go around to the creator himself @nowar, and he loved it, so I called it a day at my first go around here. This is the first and last version, and I'm happy with it the way it is. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.
Edit: After letting it steep, this is really way better after about 10 days. The baccos really round into shape and the caramel comes out to play from the RY4. I've increased the steep time, but this is worth it.
Mixer's Club December 2020 - Chocolates
This is kind of a mash up of two incomplete recipes I'd mixed: Dec 26th and Frank's Vanilla Cigar. The former lacked a proper bacco filling and the latter lacks a strong counterpoint to the Cohiba. Together with a few minor changes, this came together for me. Here you get enough accents and such to smooth the heft of FM TB Cohiba and you get the sugary sweet mint from the WCPM boosted by the choc Deutch. It's a little weird, admittedly, and probably definitely entirely too sweet. Vape this in the morning with coffee, after dinner, or voop it up. All tested and true.
Santa chillin after a long night. This is what his ass vapes.
So, this started out as trying to find a way to use a flavor I really enjoy, LB WCPM. Solo up to 10-12, it delivers flavor, a very sweet, seriously minty, lightly chocolatey vibe. I decided to try to keep this as high as possible and to try to accent it with as little as possible. The first attempt was wcpm 12 / ct shade 1.5 / choc deutch 1.5 and I really enjoyed what was happening. Eventually I sorted it out to wcpm 11 / ct shade 1.25 / CD 0.75. What you get there is a reaaaaaly sweet mintiness that has a dark musky undertone of cocoa tobacco wrapper and a slight choc coconut finish. I liked it and decided to try to balance it all a bit better. I was testing ry4's and got kind of bored and dripped a little of the early version on after and realized it was a much deeper, fuller flavor with the ry4 in there. At first I thought, why not just use the FE with some mint and make a minty caramel until I realized I had the work all done right here and tested the v1 with some FE in it. The flavor, while 'good' and kind of 'what i wanted' just didnt seem to make sense to keep the WCPM so high. It worked fine supa high as a featured flavor with minor accents but it wasn't quite jelling here. Tried a few percentages and settled on this combo as a nice compromise.
This is like a chocolate andes style mint with some caramel to mellow it out. Best after 6 days, but totally SnV for me.
Some notes: This version is the most "tobacco-y" version of these flavors that I liked. I was intentionally trying to use the WCPM as a feature but bring it down enough to where the tobacco is prominent. I had my friend, fieldgreens, send me some feedback and he got a lot of leaf out of it. I vape tobaccos nearly all day, so I don't even notice it. If that's you and you want a non tobacco version of this, I would say the three main flavors work together pretty well: WCPM, CD and CT Shade. So, if you're set on trying it but a tobacco newbie, give WCPM 8-10 / CD 0.75-1 / CT 0.25-0.5 a whirl. Or sub in a less tobacco-y RY like JF/MB/FA
WCPM - A very interesting flavor with a really pleasant mint and a really wide range of % for use. I've taken it up to 12 and it can get sickly sweet but the white chocolate doesnt get offensive, just a little too creamy and in your face. At 7.5, that's the lowest I could get it here and still have it be 'minty' but I can see it used as an accent even lower. Early versions had it much higher and when I want it sweet, I dial it up to 10. (currently vaping a version at 10 as I type).
Choc Deutch - A really nice chocolate with hints of coconut. Early versions had me using this over 1% and that coconut finish was good, just I found it distracting and aimed for lower just to have that add to the creaminess of the white chocolate rather than as its own accent. If you want this sweeter, more chocolate-y, dial it up to 1.25/1.5 max ime and you get a prominent flavor out of it.
CT Shade - Touted as a cigar leafy wrapper, famous for being a bully in a mix, generally used at 0.25-0.5 as an accent in mixes. at 0.25 it's ruined mixes for me. Here at 1.25, it brings those strong hints of cocoa and coffee while still bringing that leafiness and making this an unusual tobacco vape. There's really no filler bacco so all that chocolate and sweet don't let my mind register it as a tobacco mix. I'm also used to it, so it doesnt stand out to me here. The other flavors stand up to it quite well imo
FE Ry4 - I chose this based on tests that gave me a dry leafy almost spicy vibe. I didn't want something wetter or too caramelly. I've tried other RY4's as a sub here and without. I think I like this as a bridge between the white and dark chocolates from the WCPM and the CD so it stayed put in the final recipe.
- The distinct coconut finish that was there with a higher CD is now not there so if you want that, crank that up to 1-1.5
- The mint is mellowed so if you want full on, you can increase the WCPM the same amount you decrease the RY4 or it'll be crack your teeth sweet. Or add some yourself. I imagine Arctic winter in low percents will work with a bit of a steep. ymmv
- You can probably sub the ry4 for another. FE is a bit 'drier' and 'leafier' to me. Fit really well with the mix and the shade specifically. They kind of melded and made the shade notes less distinctly prominent, turning that tobacco base into something much more akin to brown richness.
- Should note that after two weeks the baccos are more prominent so if you dont like that, make only as much as you will vape in a week or bump up the WCPM a bit.
I can see doing a zillion things with this and, likely, probably will. Enjoy, don't be afraid to adapt, comment, or trash it.
safety note: FLV CD is on the Avoid list. idgaf :)
My take on this week's profile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRZvJ4paW5s&feature=youtu.be.
Its a cookie with a white chocolate peppermint kiss on top. I used Flv Creme de menthe because it has a chocolate note to it that can work for the chocolate chips in the cookie and it gives LB white chocolate peppermint a little more of a minty edge. My cookie is a combo of fa cookie for its drier crunch and wf cookie butter for its butter goodness it adds to bakeries.