Mixed live for Fresh's 2-9 Charity Stream for the Guardians Foundation. (https://www.theguardiansfoundation.org/)
Fresh is a very good person who does nice things.
I'm a hack who has been playing with BIG DUMB PERCENTAGES.
I've been messing around with obscene concentrations on simple mixes. As far as I can tell, it's pretty viable as long as the concentrates don't really have profound off-notes to them. It's like a foundation for a house and the weight just exacerbates the flaws.
Or at least that's a metaphor that sort of seems like it works? How do I justify my brutality?
I was feeling out a simple mix, and I wanted to use Ripe Pear. It seemed like a good flavor to push. Seems pretty fundamentally sound, and what I'm not getting is too much tannic dryness or acetone quality. Should you use Ripe Pear at 6%? I don't know. Can you? I'm going to say yes. Fight me.
Caramel seemed a like a pretty cool complement, and I remember Jimmy the Juice Man having a good caramel pear. I'm not claiming to even remember how that tasted, but It seemed like a good profile to jack. FLV Milk & Honey is a dulche de leche flavor. And it's good! So many caramel flavors end up having weird burnt, soapy, or cardboard notes. FLV Milk & Honey doesn't. So we cranked it. 3% was my first guess, and it worked!
Also, I figured that I'd throw some sweetener in there. Sub with .5% CAP SS. Or no sweetener. It's your life.
I get a realistic fresher pear, and I get a soft, rich caramel. Together. I didn't really want to go the "baked pear" route, and this is pretty tasty as is. I'm surprisingly into it for a quick, obscene mix. I'm not 100% sure how this is going to steep, but that's the peril of posting early draft recipes. If it turns into poison at some point, I'll take the recipe down.
|(FLV)||Milk & Honey|
|(WF)||Ripe Pear SC|
|Total flavoring: 10.0% Steep Days: 2 (SNV) Best VG: 70% Temperature: 450|
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