Flavor Profile: additive bakery vanilla
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WELL FUCK ME SIDEWAYS. I revisited this bullshit after over a year of not mixing it due to not having the needed flavours. Well I finally restocked and picked up a few new ideas for Drunken Pears Revisited. I was super worried that maybe the original wasn't going to be as good as I remember simply because I came up with this recipe when I had very little idea of what the fuck I was doing with my mixes. However, that first vape on this recipe was a reminder why I loved this shit so fucking much back in the day. It's tart, bright, and full of flavour on the inhale, but that back end has all the boozy throat hit, creamy bakery notes, and dark sugar that you're looking for. So lets dive into what I changed, because there's quite a bit.
Back when I first came up with this idea, I felt like I needed so much to make it work. There was Torrone, Joy, Vanilla Swirl, vanilla bourbon, FA Fuji, and two different whiskey flavours. It was a fucking mess. Shit that so obviously doesn't need to be in there. So I pulled out all of that shit and focused on amplifying the base flavours and letting things play off of each other. The removal of FA Fuji allowed me to focus more on refining the pear without the crutch that is Fuji. Adding in just a touch of TPA Pear gave so much more authenticity to the fruit, as TPA's pear option has a lot more of that earthy and sort of browned pear note, while FA Pear adds that brightness and tart flavour. Adding in HS French Vanilla Ice Cream was the best fucking decision I could have made. This allowed me to remove the Vanilla Swirl, while still adding SO much more flavour to the TFA VBIC. Honestly, I don't know what the fuck I was thinking by adding Torrone and Joy in the first iterations, because those flavours just do not work in this recipe, whereas CAP CDS, on it's own, does everything I need. Finally, the TPA Toasted Marshmallow and Brown Sugar to add that baked note. These two just work together so beautifully here.
Great as a shake and vape, but give it a week or so and the pears will calm down, the ice cream will get super fucking dense, the bourbon flavour will shine a bit more, and those bakery notes will flesh out so much better.
This recipe has always been my signature recipe, I feel. Every mixer seems to have one. And this new, revisited version just reiterates why I loved it so much in the beginning. Except now, I came at it with over a year of added knowledge about flavours and mixing, and now it's better than I could have ever imagined. Big shouts to Vurve for constantly suggesting I pick up HS FVIC, and huge ups to Rageisalotofwork for giving me the idea to add TPA Toasted Marshmallow to accentuate the brown sugar notes.
Mix this shit, yo.
This was a Shake and vape recipe mixed up on the youtube channel JFM DEVELOPMENT which can be found here www.youtube.com/c/jfmdevelopment
Rice Pudding with Cinnamon
This took me a long time and has been my current white whale. I've tried a lot of different flavorings and combinations and have finally settled on what will be my final version of this recipe. I'm not fully convinced its 100% accurate but I think I've come as close as I can to realizing the pudding in rice pudding. Nailing the rice itself would have been very hard as it is very much a texture and not so much a flavor but nonetheless here it finally is. Puddin'
CAP Horchata: I tried three different Horchata flavorings in trying to find what works and for me TFA Horchata Smooth was way to overpowering with the cinnamon. CAP Horchata is a good flavor to use since it has the rice milk note that I need to convey rice pudding. This one is more of the milk and less of the rice but it works here in conjunction with FW Horchata
FW Horchata: This Horchata flavoring to me has a bit more of that rice itself which I found weird but combining it with CAP Horchata gives me the base to work with for rice pudding.
CAP Vanilla Custard v1: I needed something to help make this more of a heavier vape and CAP Vanilla Custard does just that while adding in good creaminess and vanilla that I associate with Rice Pudding
INW Shisha Vanilla: By far my favorite Vanilla flavoring and here it helps boost the vanilla in the recipe.
JF Bavarian Cream: I wanted some more creaminess and JF Bavarian Cream is a really good flavor to use to help meld all the creams together as well as add just a bit more body
FA Meringue: I wanted to try to add some sweetness to this recipe and also add a bit of a light cream on top and this helps with that
CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream: Like in Don't Panic, I love the combo of CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream and FA Meringue as they really work well together so this helps add to that light cream.
CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl: I wanted some cinnamon in this recipe and TFA Horchata Smooth was just not doing it for me in adding the cinnamon. I admit I was hesistant to use CDS since the first BB competition but have been using it a bit more lately. This helps give a cinnamon flavor and also helps boost a bit of grain which helps convey the Rice Pudding profile.
TFA Toasted Marshmallow: This is here to add some more sweetness and helps meld the creams further together as this is a pretty heavy cream based recipe.
TFA Sweetener: I know. I am usually not a fan adding in sweetener into my recipes. Maybe it's pride or maybe its something else. Maybe the hype juice with 5% sweetener has made me weary of sweetener in general but this recipe without it just wasn't sweet enough. It just wasn't giving me that pudding sweetness that I know and love. At first I tried 1% and it was TOO sweet. But at 0.5% it gives the recipe just enough sweetness to emulate pudding without stealing the spotlight from the recipe itself.
With everything in this, I recommend a two week steep. Its pretty tasty after a week though if you are impatient like me :D. I mix mine at 80vg/20pg but feel free to let me know if you mix it at any other ratio and how it comes out. I would love to hear feedback since this has been in the works for at least like four months now which is longer than any other recipe I've worked on. <3 <3 <3
This is a lightly baked banana with caramel and bourbon notes. After a longer steep, a subtle earthy RY4 comes through in the middle of the exhale.
I've been eating bananas every morning before I leave the house, and for some reason whenever I smell anything that is supposed to have a "Bourbon Barrel flavor" I think of banana. This flavor association seems like it would be a delicious thing to inspire an e-liquid profile This time of year my beer of choice is a Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout, so I wanted to create a vape that not only paired with them side by side but also had enough nuance to vape all day and enjoy it.
The core concept: TFA banana cream/TFA toasted marshmallow/TFA Kentucky Bourbon
These flavors come together to create that flavor association I keep getting in real life. It's smooth, creamy, and predominantly banana. The TM/KB combo serves to enhance that banana into something interesting. It almost gets a bit baked by the combo. I landed at these percentages because any higher on the TM/KB and it got to "warm." The 3-1-1 ratio here is the sweet spot, at least for me. Play around with those a bit if you want to adjust the bourbon to your liking.
I wanted to add a touch of earthiness and a boatful of dark sweetness into this recipe, so caramel and butterscotch bolster the sweetness of the cream base. I didn't want to go completely tobacco, RY4 double along with the Butterscotch Ripple was a great couple of flavors for that. If you let this steep closer to a month and beyond, those tobacco notes show up in the middle, subtle enough to really add something nice to the profile.
Enjoy folks, and long live winter!
Smooth earthy whiskey followed by warm vanilla cream.
TFA kentucky bourbon/FA whisky/FA oak wood - The two liquiors mix together well though both tend to fade, the oak wood is here to get them to hold their flavor longer while adding a subtle smokey note.
FLV cream/HS French vanilla ice cream/TFA toasted marshmallow/FW butterscotch ripple - the cream and French vanilla ice cream combine for a nice heavy cream for the whiskey to sit on. The toasted marshmallow and butterscotch ripple add to the body and mouthfeel, keeping it thick through the exhale.
FA maple syrup/FA torrone/INW shisha vanilla - the maple syrup flavor is barely detectable, which surprised me at 1% but it adds not only sweetness but richness as well. The torrone lends a hand to the texture and shisha vanilla is strong enough to fall in line behind the whiskey but not be overtaken by the creams.
This doesn't need long to sit, tastes fine right after mixing though the whiskey will mellow after a few days as the creams develop.
Original artwork done by Matthew Kocanda at http://matthew-kocanda.com/
This is my take on Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Its pretty god damn good. Lots of stuff in it. Some cinnamons. Some crunches. Other things too.
I've been forcing people to try different versions of this recipe for the last month and this is by far the best and most authentic. A sharp cereal with a touch of milk, works as a Shake and Vape but really forms after two or three days. I recommend it to everyone.
Let me start by saying this is sort of a hack mix, it wasn't my profile and it wasn't my recipe to begin with. I liked the profile and I wanted to make it my own. I enjoyed the original a lot, but what I really wanted was a hard crunch cereal with marshmallows in between. I used the notes from ENYAWREKLAW and set to work changing his original profile to be something different. This is by no means the exact same mix, this one has more of a crunch speckled with marshmallows.
The Cereal Base: FW Cake (Yellow), CAP Sugar Cookie and Acetyl Pyrazine is the perfect hard crunch cereal base, it isn't overwhelming or distracting, it creates the perfect hard crunch cereal base without adding any off notes to the mix.
The original had a great milk base to begin with, a strawberry milk base was perfect for this kind of cereal, but what I wanted was more of a malt milk note. I also felt the need to remove a lot of the original creams as I wanted the cereal upfront and milk and marshmallows between those cracks. I used FA Vienna cream, FA Meringue and TFA Strawberry (Ripe) the same way as it was used in the original. I also added in FW Hazelnut to create more of that malt note, The Hazelnut also helps highlight the cereal base.
I needed a marshmallow that would stand out and note just mix in with the creams. TFA Marshmallow and TFA Toasted Marshmallow was perfect for this. Toasted Marshmallow helped bring the cereal base forward and create a frosted type taste to the cereal. The TFA Marshmallows were perfect to add the small bits of marshmallow between the cereal and stand out more than other marshmallows I tried.
Now to me this is Shake and Vape, but Vienna Cream and the Hazelnut really needs a week to be a lot less malty.
Buttered Toast + Blueberry Jam. POW!
Jam Monster Blueberry clone. Still tweaking but liking it very much so far. Suggestions welcome!
UPDATE 1/27/17: add 3% TFA Butter to prev recipe and it's even better (β testers are telling me it's amazing). But. As tasty as it is, it's not the clear, precise clone I'm looking for. Not yet. I'm thinking of starting over, greatly simplifying, just bc right now it's blending very nicely and that makes it hard to discern where the "problem" lies. For me, this isn't just to make another tasty juice. The goal is to sharpen my skills at making a specific target. One that can at least somewhat be objectively verified - as much as a decision from taste buds between different individuals can be rendered objectively, anyway.
To this end, I'd be immensely grateful if some of you very experienced mixers out there would give this a try and share your comments? Thank you very much in advance...
This is one of my attempts to see if FLV is actually useful. And I guess it is this time. This is a Blueberry apricot vanilla muffin. The blueberry is the low note, while the apricot is the high note, and a touch of vanilla somewhere in between with a muffin finish. I was actually surprised with how much I liked this, but its still an early version.
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