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(TPA) Red Oak


By: The Flavor Apprentice (TPA) - Buy Direct
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Used in 302 recipes at an average of 0.991%.

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32 DIY E-Liquid Recipes found


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 bourbon-chocolate liquor recipe.Not really much to say about it

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

Smooth & dark apple tobacco. Can be SNV, it might seem moist and plain at first, but let it wait!
Needs 1-2 weeks for the Dark for Pipe to come out, INW delivers.

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.

(Image courtesy of a Google Search)

Enjoy this full flavored, heavy "sticky" caramel Pistachio RY4

You MUST use Health Cabin Caramel for this mix. It is the only sticky caramel on the market(imho) currently & is a perfect mate for TFA Double RY4! No ifs, ands, or buts!!!!

TFA Toasted Marshmallow adds a great toasted tobacco' nuance. TFA Red Oak...what can I say? It adds the perfect woody aftertaste that most RY4s lack. No extra vanilla flavoring was needed here, as TFA Double RY4 has that covered! CAP Sugar Cookie adds sweetness, as well as helping the TFA Pistachio with that roasted feel I was looking for.

2 week steep recommended

70% VG

If you prefer your RY4 sweeter, you can bump up the EM to 0.75-1%

If you like it, review it. If you don't like it? Please be constructive and say why. Because through constructive criticism, other DIYers can learn. Thanks!!

Please don't use my recipe for commercial gain. Enjoy!!

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Touching base with an old friend recently, he expressed his long love affair with Castle Long. It was an old profile that I hadn't visited in a very long time. Being who I am I couldn't resist a take on the old versions we've all tried and try to do something a bit bigger and a bit bolder with it.

The Coconut: While I'm fairly positive the original used TPA Coconut Extra, I feel like it goes too quickly to hand lotion without a ridiculously long steep, and it's just less forgiving. TPA Coconut Candy is creamier, sweeter, and frankly just better all around IMO. At 5% it's bold, bright, and doesn't fade behind the wall of other stuff we got going on here.

The Almond: It's two parts here, with TPA Toasted Almond leading the way, with some CAP Cereal 27 to back up the nutty background while also giving a faint bit of grain. The grain texture also serves to boost up the Red Oak in our Bourbon Layer

The Bourbon: TPA Kentucky Bourbon is still the most buildable bourbon on the market to me. At 2.5% it's plenty bold enough to come all the way through, with a little FA Whisky to give a fair bit of peaty bite to the top end. TPA Red Oak helps it hit those woody notes

The finisher: TPA Vanilla Swirl gives us a mild body at 1.5% and a fairly bright vanilla. Along with a healthy splash of TPA Brown Sugar we get a rounded sweetness without too much extra heavy background.

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I enjoyed creating it! Cheers!

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My take on a "Jack Rose" cocktail, with applejack, grenadine, and lime. Warm, sweet, and holiday-esque.

Originally mixed for a holiday cocktail episode of DIY Downunder, I've been meaning to do something inspired by applejack for a while and this was a pretty good excuse. Applejack is a traditional-ish american spirit that was originally made by repeatedly freezing the water out of cider until it proofed, so like an ice wine but with apples. It's usually just done as a distilled apple brandy now, but it's still delicious stuff that tends to be less subtle and a bit more obnoxious than something like Calvados. I do think it fits in the colder weather really well, and it's something that feels seasonal without tasting like pumpkin spice.

Shoutout to MlNikon for putting the bug in my ear about FA Liquid Amber being the best brandy flavor out, because I completely ran with it. I think a lot of failed attempts at making an applejack were down to putting the apple first. I just flipped it, and throw an ungodly amount of liquid amber in to mix to see what it would do. I liked it. 3% is indeed a whole lot of liquid amber, but it's used as an actual flavor and probably the crux of the recipe instead of the usual sub 1% additive range. It has a decent amount of texture and a really nice warmth to it to.

The applejack is filled out with some of the amazing funk and depth of FLV Apple Cider at 1%. The good applejack, the bottled in boud stuff from Laird's, is aged in oak. So that's the last flavoring component here. Some TPA Red Oak at 1% gives a solid bourbon char. I feel like it's less dry and astringent than FA Oakwood so that's probably a good fit.

The rest of the cocktail is pretty easy. TPA Pomegranate Deluxe is fuller, sweet, and doesn't have any weird off notes. Seems like grenadine to me. I just wanted a light touch of grenadine here, so 2% seemed about appropriate. And the lime juice. Oh the lime juice. I like FA Florida Key Lime for a non-candied lime juice flavor that doesn't fade out too hard. 3% got me where I wanted to go.

So there we go, a holiday cocktail that doesn't involve LB White Chocolate Peppermint. Look upon my works and tremble.

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