Vanilla caramel “tobacco” with notes of toasted almond. I’ve been chasing the cafe racer lucky 13 / lucky bastard RY4 profile. I can’t remember the original actually tasting anything like tobacco. It was just a pretty rich and satisfying RY4 profile. Working from sense memory here as I’ve not had the original for a few years.
This is a stripped back version; the original is said to have contained “13 flavours”. I’m not convinced about that. Although the versions I made with 13 flavours were delicious, I wanted to hit all the main notes with as few flavours as possible here. Like the original, this pairs beautifully with an IPA. My personal favourite pairing is the Gunpowder IPA by Innis & Gunn. But anything with Cascade or Citra hops will work well with this stuff.
Steep: works surprisingly well off the shake, but I’d suggest leaving it 4-5 days before digging in, as FA Ry4 does develop some interesting notes over time.
TL;DR if you bought FA RY4 and don’t know what to do with it, this is a good way to use it up.
Photo from the Rustbelt series by Kalie Frisky
The Camellia Grill in New Orleans makes an amazing dessert called a "Freeze".
It's like a sweeter milkshake. It's made with milk, ice cream, ice, simple syrup, and a flavored syrup(chocolate, strawberry, etc).
So the ice and simple syrup provide a distinct flavor that a milkshake doesn't have.
So I give you my approximation of their Double Scoop Chocolate Freeze.
Well it's been almost a year since I crafted this recipe for the Vegas show. We were told liquid barn, and Chef flavors, we're going to carry all of the recipes as one shots, and so I have been sitting on it. Pretty clear that's not going to happen 😅 hope you guys enjoy I really think this is one of the finest recipes I have crafted. It is missing the honeydew if your honeydew fan a little bit of FLV honeydew will probably do the trick. I was happy with it the way it was and so....
love just jam and wanted to create something based on that profile - and I am really pleased with this. On the inhale you get a sweet buttery jam that finishes with a toasted warm note .
Tested on a reload RDA with a .16 ohm alien at 76 watts
Thanks to fresh03 for the suggestion of OOO strawberry jam as this is a truly the best strawberry jam available and really needs very little help. it is a full sweet well balanced jammy strawberry
RF strawberry jam and toast does the heavy lifting for this mix and provides a bright top strawberry with a toasted note that is a bit light
The combination of biscuit and breakfast add the warm dark toasted note that that is noticed at the finish . The SA breakfast is VERY predominate off of the shake but give it a week to 12 days to settle in and it is spot on.
VT butter base is spot on fresh creamy sweet butter and just blends into the strawberry and fill in the middle of this mix
Cap supper sweet at .05 gets the strawberry to pop out on the inhale a bit which I like
I was inspired by Grimm Green beer tasting to create an eliquid based on the profile of the beer he tasted on the VLOG . I really enjoy this but the yakima hops may not be for every one - I find it really unique and interesting and the pairing of guava and yakima hops is perfect for me.
Tested on a reload RDA on a .17 alien at 70 watts
On the inhale you get the bright guava and pineapple that transitions to the hops and sweet gauva. It is sweet and juicy and just works
Sugar loaf pineapple is my Swiss army knife of pineapples it is ripe sweet and juicy and had a great body . it is not really a top note pineapple though and does sit a bit in the middle
pink guava provides a nice almost bitter tart bite to this mix that comes out at the finish
Sweet guava adds body and sweetness and creates the base for this mix
Fizz pop provides a life to some of the top notes
Hops add that sweet bitter note at the finish
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My first abstract profile, it is not really a tobacco and not even tropical. Can appeal to non tobacco lovers, as it is non smokey or leafy, but it is complex, dense and satisfying with a tropical sweetness that makes you smile (quite rightly!).
Sweet Guava is such a staple, but has little to do with an actual guava fruit (which is too pungent and weird). This is a sweet, non descript dense, fruity flavor with a delicious ripe banana note. This note pairs great with the chocolaty additives Red Burley and Connecticut Shade are, Virginia is in the background to smooth out and give a little somewhat.
Like the supposed meaning of Donovan's song, as he put it: "being mellow, laid-back, chilled out." Nothing to do with smoking banana strands or electrical bananas, for that matter.
Profile: A nutty biscuit
For the biscuit part, my obvious go-to biscuit is here JF Biscuit. I decided that over INW Biscuit, as I find INW Biscuit to be just a tad too dry for what I wanted to achieve here.
To add a little pow-wow to the biscuit, I paired it up against a slight touch of AP, which helps the biscuit to feel a little bit more crunchy.
For the nuts, I went for my go-to FA Hazel Grove as I really enjoy the nuttiness it brings to the table and the slight taste of praline really works well in a nutty bakery type. I added in some WF Butter Pecan Pie to do a little dance with the hazelnut and it brings a warming creamy element to the mix along with some buttery and creamy notes, that goes really well with the biscuit.
Lastly, a finishing dash of FLV Cream and FA Carmel to add a further round touch, some rich mouthfeel and to help the warming touch.
Let it steep for a minimum of 2 weeks to get this recipe to reach its full potential.