This recipe is a Work In Progress.

It might be amazing, but its creator doesn't think it's finished yet.

About a week ago, I came across a thread on the DIY subreddit where a user was asking if there were any good remixes of one of my very first DIY recipes, Nebula. I realized that I hadn't worked on, vaped, or even thought about that recipe in probably a year, so I went ahead and mixed up a bottle of my final iteration of it. While it wasn't necessarily bad, I felt as though it had a lot of room for improvement. So here it is, a reimagining of one of the first mixes I had ever put together. What started out as a clone attempt of Habu Vapor's Stargazer (a strawberry/pineapple mix with a cold exhale), has evolved into something nice that I am quite happy with.

This is nebulæ, something nice and refreshing for the unbearable heat of the summer.

CAP Sweet Strawberry / FA Red Touch - this combination is simply perfect. The CAP Sweet Strawberry brings about some really tasty notes of candied strawberry syrup. I used to dislike this concentrate until I was informed that I was essentially just using it wrong. This one has some really nice flavour when pushed to higher percentages. It does require a small steep in order to mellow out, but after that, we're just left with some very sticky and bloody red strawberry syrup. The FA Red Touch is used in here to bring back some authenticity to the mix, and remind us that we're not vaping on some sugary ice cream topping, but just a very sweet and overripe strawberry. Red Touch has the accurate and slightly seedy notes, while Sweet Strawberry brings the candy.

TPA Pineapple / TPA Dragonfruit - While I believe CAP Golden Pineapple is an objectively better concentrate all around, I think TPA's option is utilized best here. The bright tartness of TPA Pineapple helps cut into the thick sweetness of the strawberries. TPA Dragonfruit shares almost the same volatile structure as most pineapple concentrates available, but helps round out the fairly one-dimensional offering from TPA Pineapple. The dragonfruit helps add some sweetness, while also bringing some slight tropical undertones.

FA Apricot - I've said it a million times, but this is easily one of my favourite concentrates. It's potent, vibrant, and is the perfect replacement for any peach concentrate I have. In the original recipe for Nebula, I was using TPA Juicy Peach, which is like vaping razorblades. Then I moved to FA White Peach, which is significantly nicer to my throat, but still just wasn't right. I wanted the peach notes in here to bring some wetness and added tart brightness to an otherwise deeply sweet mix. As soon as I came back to this recipe, I knew FA Apricot was the best option.

INW Cactus / FA Polar Blast - the cactus is here to add some more "juicy wetness" to the recipe. The subtle aloe notes aren't really noticeable at lower percentages, but every so often I'll pick up just the slightest little hint of it on the back end. I'm tempted to push this higher into the mix to accentuate that aloe note just a bit, because it does seem to play around nicely with the tropical notes from the pineapple and dragonfruit. Finally, Polar Blast. I like my fruit mixes cold, and Polar Blast is just infinitely better than Koolada.

Steep Time - this one is a quick steep. Shake and vape is still going to yield an enjoyable experience, but give it about two days, and the off notes from CAP Sweet Strawberry fade away to let all the other flavours get to know each other just a little better.

There it is, a reimagining of one of the first recipes I ever produced. I hope you enjoy.

Created: June 17, 2017 (about 4 years ago)

% Vendor Flavor
(FA) Armenia (apricot)
(INW) Cactus
(TPA) Dragonfruit
(TPA) Pineapple
(FA) Red Touch (strawberry)
(CAP) Sweet Strawberry
(OTHR) WS-23
Total flavoring: 10.0% Steep Days: 2 (SNV) Best VG: 65% Temperature: 0
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User: Deschain Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Normally I don't immediately review a liquid I mixed only a few hours ago, but I have to make an exception here. Very lovely recipe, even without steeping. For the record, didn't have FA Polar Blast so used Koolada at a lower percent. Very tasty!
User: ParkusMaximusIII Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
Holy fuck. This shits good. I'm weird and normally can't fucking stand TPA Dragonfruit or Pineapple, but these two just work beautifully in here. This is my first mix with FA Apricot and I've gotta say it's very pleasant. Also my first mix with FA Polar Blast and I was pleasantly surprised that at 1.75% it was not ridiculously cold, just a tad bit like a real drink. This is very well thought out and very well put together and I'm hitting myself on the head for waiting until the beginning of fall to have just now mixed this up. This is a stellar juice, thanks for the recipe brother!
User: Uncletattoowhat Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
Great summer vape. I’ve torn through 200+ ml already.
User: cdaniell30 Score: 4 Entered: almost 4 years ago
I need to try this without the polar blast so I get a clearer picture of the flavor profile, but it's damn good stuff with the ice in there too. I wonder if the cactus might be a little too far forward in the mix if we take the polar blast out? Either way, I'm making more of this and playing around with the recipe some as well.
User: Skywxp3d Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
Wow, mixed this up as a SNV and am so delighted- absolutely delicious! One of the best I've tasted in years of diy mixing! Cudos!!
User: crisk Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
This is great, loving it. :)