BlameReligion on reddit (not sure if he’s on ATF- I did some lurking, it is @MrZigglesworth) sent me a little sample of Ripe Vapes’ VCT to see if I could help identify the tobacco used in the recipe. Upon opening the bottle, I thought Holy vanilla bomb, Batman. It was obviously a capital V in the name and a tiny T.
But anywho, I gave the thing a try and my first thought was TFA Turkish, but not super strong, and I got a little bit of ashy grass that made me think of FE Tobacco Absolute. As you see, I didn’t change my mind.
I eventually got busy with other projects and kind of forgot about the VCT, but then BlameReligion gave me a little nudge to see where I was at with it, so I filled up a tank and took the real stuff to work with me. It didn’t really go all that great. The Toasted Almond that I’m fairly certain is in there is just a bit too much for me. Kind of tastes like it’s CAP Toasted Almond at like 2.5%. Just a bit too funky. And I reckon they probably use CAP Vanilla Custard V2, which I don’t have and don’t really care to have. Pretty sure the French Vanilla V2 is also in there, and I’ve never had v1, but I like V2 plenty enough to not feel like I’m missing out.
So I know this isn’t a 1:1 clone of the real thing, but I don’t think I’d want a clone of it because it’s just too much Almond for me. Might be ok MTL, but my recipe here works better for the way I prefer to vape.
Absolute bare minimum steep is 5 days or else the Turkish will be just a hair too up front to taste right. Gonna like your life a lot more of you just give it at least 2 weeks though.