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An amazing cloned recipe by u/project_twenty5oh1 he put in a ton of work into this spot on clone a few years back and is one of my ADV. I have found that the menthol that works for me is .5%-.7% fw extreme ice to make the Polar Bear clone. Personally I don't use the heating mixer and I just mix and shake and it's perfect for me.
I've been working for the past several months solely on a polar bear clone. I've talked to many juicers, many diyers, and had many people test it, and I'm happy enough with it that I feel comfortable sharing the fruits of my labor. For those who don't DIY, TFA = The Flavor Apprentice (or the Perfumer's Apprentice) one of the main companies used by juice vendors.
6.0% TFA DK Base
5.0% TFA Banana Cream
3.0% TFA Banana Nut Bread
1.0% TFA Bananas Foster
3.0% TFA Peanut Butter
0.3% TFA Koolada
0.2% TFA Coconut Extra
0.3% TFA Smooth
1.0% Strong Mint/Menthol Concentrate
Take out the mint/menthol and you get Nanner. My suggestion is to use Axiom's Icicles (the concentrate of which is used as the mint/menthol in Polar Bear) - you could order 0mg from Axiom and use it as a flavor ingredient, reducing VG appropriate to even out the concentration; Icicles is 20% concentrate, so if you made a 100ml bottle you would need 5ml of Icicles juice to reach 1% concentration in the Polar bear.
Now, some notes on process. After discussions with some juicers, we came to the conclusion that a heated magnetic stirrer is the likely culprit for the "process" that Grizzly uses for their juice, and that it's not really completely ready right away after mixing (as I'm sure they'd like us to believe) but that you mix using this process, and then 3-4 days later it's reached shelf stability. The juice I made last Saturday is exactly the right color of Polar Bear now (bonus reusing polar bottle!), so I'm pretty sure i've got it right. This process works for any juice you mix, and makes trying a mix you're fiddling with much, much faster.
Basically, I cook the juice for 4-8 hours in a heated magnetic stirrer at a constant 75c. The stirrer has a temperature probe which will equalize the temp inside the flask with the temp of the hotplate, so there's no guesswork as to whether you've hit the right temp (such as using a water bath or heated ultrasonic). Here's some before and after shots of a 1500ml batch I made:
Ingredients initially mixed and the vortex stabilized, temp reached, begin cook time
Four hours later
The end result is a Nanner/Polar clone that has the following attributes:
1) It doesn't gunk up cotton or coils. Myself and others have found that you can go at least two weeks without changing cotton, and when you remove it there is no discoloration. What this says about nanner/polar may be that it has some ingredient that contains a sweetener, or sweetener is added, I don't really know.
2) This relates to 1; it's not as sweet as the real thing, which I've found I quite like, while retaining all the inherent flavor attributes that make it such a good juice.
3) It costs $1.20/30ml.
If you have any questions about using the stirrer or anything about the process please feel free to ask. My entire plan for this juice was to open source it, and I've been selling it for $10/100ml (up to 1L) plus shipping. Really just double the cost of materials, I'm just happy people have been enjoying affordable juice I made. I encourage you to try this recipe and see if you can figure out what is missing to make it a really true clone, or make your own improvements! Let me know what you come up with :)
Here is a link to the heated magnetic stirrer I've been using- you will need to buy stir bars and flasks separately, but they all can be found on amazon. This is also a nifty gadget for other things that require constant mixing and fixed temperature.
Here's what my fridge looks like after I cooked up 4L last weekend, 2L 6mg Polar and 2L 3mg Nanner:
Polar Bear was the first juice I found (after trying HUNDREDS) which I could vape and vape and vape and never get sick of. I bought easily 80+ bottles of it. I've vaped more than a liter of my own version in its current iteration, and I love it. I won't be going back to buying juice, ever.
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EDIT: This recipe works GREAT at 0mg!
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This is a alcohol infused banana nut bread. The TFA Banana Cream, and Banana Nut Bread create a great base for this profile. The JF Bavarian Cream is in there first of all because it has to be for competition requirements and to create that soft moist center. The FA Liquid Amber helps add a yeasty fermented flavor helping on the barkery side and the FA Vanilla Bourbon with the alcohol notes. The vanilla from the FA Vanilla Bourbon and FA SOHO work very well together to add a nutty, caramel, almost brown sugar vanilla aspect to the bakery notes and the SOHO seems to work well in sweetening recipe as well. Mix at (((70/30 with a 6 day steep)))Thanks guys I hope you all enjoy it.
So there has been some talk a bit about tfa banana nut bread and how good it is so a couple months back I decided to order it and try it out. This stuff is so good even on its own. It inspired me to try to create my grandmothers homemade banana nut bread. She made this delicious bread with chocolate chips in it. I am not talking just a few chips, no no, she made sure there was chocolate in every bite of this amazing treat. Now I took her recipe and tweaked it a bit. I always though when eating her bread that it would be good with frosting on it since I have an insatiable sweet tooth and think everything needs to have more sugar lol. I am extremely happy with how this recipe came out, I am reminded of my grandmother with every puff. I hope you enjoy!
TFA Banana Nut Bread - 5%
INW Chocolate Cream - 1.5%
LA Cream Cheese Icing - 2%
CAP Vanilla Cupcake - 2%
Total Flavor: 10.5%
TFA Banana Nut Bread: This stuff is amazing right on its own if you like sweet thick bakery flavors. The banana is very present but not overwhelming. It blends in so nicely with the bread. The nuttiness is there, though a tad weak for my tastes which is why I helped it along in this recipe you will read about next.
Inw Chocolate Cream: I used this as the chocolate chips because of two reasons. The first is the slight nutty flavor this chocolate has. Tfa Banana nut bread, while good on its own, was lacking in the nut department. This recipe isn't super nutty but I wanted more of an impression of nuts than the banana nut bread was giving me on its own The second reason I used chocolate cream is because, like its sister, it is a very creamy, milky chocolate that translates well into chocolate chips.
LA Cream Cheese Icing: I wanted to do something a little different than traditional banana nut bread and thought that a little cream cheese icing would be a great addition and I was right. This flavor bumps up the over all sweetness of the mix while also adding a bit of tangy cream cheese.
CAP Vanilla Cupcake: This flavor is helping boost the body of the cream cheese icing as well as the bread. I don't get much cupcake from this flavor at this percentage and get mainly delicious frosting to help round out the cream cheese icing.
A bit different guys from a typical pudding. I had some hard time trying to put this together. One of the reasons, was having the right bread pudding flavor to start this recipe. In our country this bread pudding and it probably sounds weird, but is made with the oldest left overs pieces of bread that you can get. It needs to be very decomposed and hard for the pudding to turn out absolutely flavorful. I'm also missing the raisins that is a must have in this recipe. All the flavors in here are in the actual recipe on way or another. I'm not an expert on this, but I'm trying my best for this mix to be successful and for who ever that wants to vaped becomes enjoyable in there daily rotation. I'll keep updating you guys as I get results. This is my first shot at it, so hopefully we have the right percentages in. I'm looking for the Vienna Cream to blend with the Custard and give me that hint of sweetness, creamy profile. I added a bit of brown sugar which is totally up to your pallet, to add some more sweetness to it. I'll think that the Salted Caramel will hide a little bit of that. The Condensed milk will help to round off all this creams, at least IMO. The clove and the anise should be pronounced, you must feel that hint of them in it. Last and not least the Vanilla Custard will surround all this aromas to not let the other flavors overwhelmed the mix. The Bananas are pretty straight forward, Banana Nut Bread and Banana Cream I think they are delicious flavors. I just need to find out how well they lay out with each other. I'm expecting for the Butter Cream to do some great things in here. So here it is guys, some Budin from the heart of Puerto Rico Typical Desserts. Any comments or suggestions are always welcome people. I hope you enjoyed as much as I will! Thanks...
Steep: I figured at least 3 or 4 days with the help of the Ultrasonic or what ever you want to use. I want to know as soon is possible, that's why I use this method + a really good shake.
Mix at: 80VG/ 20PG
Bath in ultrasonic cleaner: 1/2HR Cap off
Breath Time: 5 1/2HR Cap off
Inspired by Skiddlzninja Bangin bourbon bread definitely have to him all the credit.
So why take a classic recipe and try to make it easy. Truth is I drunkenly ordered 4 ounces of TFA banana nut bread and had to figure out a way to use it.
It worked out well this is been in my ADV rotation for a while now and thought I would share.