Used in 345 recipes at an average of 0.983%.
My name is Rafael and I am from Portugal. I smoked two packs a day for six years and I have been vaping for almost seven years now, three of them mixing my own liquid and buying mixed liquid only now and then. I consider my vaping journey to be quite long. I have vaped on CE2, CE4, Genesis, tanks, rta's, rda's, pods, low end, high end, you name it... I have accompanied the industry almost from the beginning once it has become a massive industry.
A while back I was looking to my shelved gear and liquid and I noticed how "off track" I was. I had forgotten the reason why I started to vape and, to be honest, I think most of us experienced vapers have. Vaping has made a lot of enthusiasts, either for the gear or the mixing, but we all started for one thing. To stop smoking. From super expensive gear to extremely sweet juice, the market is over-satured.
A while ago, DIYorDIE has interviewed Tom Klark (https://youtu.be/IS8Twv5ODk0) and if you are into mixing, I highly advise you to watch it. Tom Klark's point of view about the industry and mixing made me realize even more how off track I was. With this feeling and strongly inspired on Klark's work, I have decided to create my own DIY line, SLIM. A DIY line bringing me back to the roots, when there were no super saturated liquids but yet incredibly satisfying, satisfying enough to make me stop smoking two packs a day at a time I thought I would never stop smoking. SLIM was not only a challenge but also a goal. Having 1% total flavoring target with no added sweetener on the recipes and still achieve a balanced and saturated flavor.
SLIM is a line of DIY liquids with the core idea of being starter liquids. With all recipes with 1% total flavoring, SLIM promises to deliver you an authentic and genuine cig-alike/shisha experience. All SLIM recipes have been designed to be vaped on MTL devices. SLIM recipes are simple and shake and vape ready, allowing you to quickly get your fix and/or quickly mix it for a friendly smoker in need.
SLIM is a different point of view from the current state of the industry but looking to please every ex or current smoker.
Important note: Since all the total flavouring percentage is 1%, VG and PG play an important role on the mix. All recipes were created with Chemnovatic's VG-0 and PG-0, topped with our dear NicShots (18mg/ml) also from Chemnovatic.
SLIM Yellow is a heavier tobacco mix. SLIM Yellow is best fit for someone who smokes/smoked pipe/cigars.
Once more, this recipe exists because of Foment_life's spectacular pear trinity, as found in his recipe DAAPled Pears. The combination of FA Pear, TFA Pear, and FA Fuji is hands down the best, most realistic pear I've ever had in vape form. I'll, again, repeat what I said in my review of DAAPled Pears: it is a smooth, sweet, crisp work of art. Using it in a take on Charlie Noble's Commodore Peary ( recipe released in 2017: https://charlienoble.com/blogs/the-not-so-discontinued-series/the-not-so-discontinued-series-commodore-pearry ).
Yes, the name is long and flowery . . . no, this is probably not a recipe for the percentage minimalists out there. However, this was a recipe I envisioned while drifting off to sleep last night (which has become common practice in this time of safer-at-home). It is Foment_life's pear utilized in a Commodore Peary-esque recipe, where Holy Holy Grail RY4 acts as the caramel note (instead of FW Caramel Candy). VT Vanilla Cream instead of the FW Bavarian Cream and CAP French Vanilla V2, FLV Sweet Coconut instead of CAP Coconut, FA Custard Premium instead of CAP Vanilla Custard V2, and TFA Red Oak just because I like the way it plays with custards.
The painting is from N.C. Wyeth's cover art for The Bounty Trilogy . . . the emblem is from the book cover beneath the dust jacket. I just thought it went well with the ideas of dissent against a boat's captain and what not. Great off of the shake . . . this 15mL will not see tomorrow. Enjoy!
Y'all just don't know . . . and probably don't care right now (I get it), but I've been trying to get somewhere with a strawberry RY4 for a long time. I'm finally content. Yes, it's a massive amount of flavoring . . . yes, it's made up of 10 different flavors. However, I've finally scratched that itch! I approached this in much the same way as my Long Gone Lonesome Blues recipe, in terms of layers. It's a custardy, strawberry cheesecake with a beautiful tobacco backdrop. The Vanilla Ruyan, Graham Cracker, and Red Oak kind of serve the purpose of bridging the gap between the two flavor profiles. When I look at where my recipes usually shine, in my opinion, I'm pretty decent at dessert tobaccos. This is exactly where I want it to be. It was okay as a SNV, but , man, 3 days later it was absolutely shining (according to my palate). This was a labor of love . . . I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
A custardy RY4 to celebrate the end of upper 90 degree temps here in Tennessee. I flipped the percentages on the Hangsen Caramel Toffee and WF Caramel Popcorn and Peanuts from Alfred Pudding's 1 2 3 Cracker Jack . . . cranked the WF Vanilla Ruyan Custard all the way up and mixed in a little OOO Burnt Sugar with FA Custard Premium, to bring the smoky vanilla up to play nice with the heavy caramel note. A touch of FLV Sweet & Smokey with woody TFA Red Oak to help the tobacco play the back to the caramel/vanilla front.
Made for a pod system (the Innokin EQS pod system, to be exact). I wanted something woody and smoky with a heavy-handed pour of vanilla. The Ylang Ylang edges the vanillas in a spicy, floral direction, which meshes well with the Red Oak and sandalwood of Wood Spice. Black Fire adds the char. Vanilla Ruyan, also, helps bring this into the realm of a smoked vanilla essence. Butterscotch is there as deeper note underneath and to bring a level of richness to the table. Even with other devices charged and filled, I keep reaching back for this. It's a welcome change of pace. It's not really like anything else, it just is what it is . . . smoky, woody vanilla
A super smooth woodsy type tobacco with a sweet shot of Honey.
Western (TFA) - An old school tobacco flavour that just seems to have a timeless tobacco nuance. This makes up the primary note of this recipe at 3.5%
Red Oak (TFA) and Graham Cracker (CAP) - Used here to bend the main tobacco note with a touch of spice and coconut
Honey (FA) - This just brings in the delicious note to this recipe.
As always, the feedback from those that mix this up would be greatly appreciated.
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