Toasted Coconut, Mixed Nuts, Sweet Brown Sugar, Toffee Undertones
A remix, with tobacco added.
This is the basic description of the commercial juice this is inspired by. I went on a business trip and did not take enough juice for the entire week. I wound up checking for a B&M but the only things near the hotel in that part of upstate NY sold their own house juices so I picked the one that looked more professional. This juice of theirs was the only one that resonated with me so I did their special for the day of 3x30 for 30$ From the minute I tasted it to the end of the third bottle all I could think was DAMMIT THIS NEEDS TOBACCO.
I went about this a bit different from my normal approach which is to get my tobacco profile and build on it. I went with an established profile, got as close to it as I wanted to adjusting for my tastes and added the tobacco. This is a darker rich profile, I wanted to keep in that vain keeping it rich and dark. I do not know that this is ADV material. But it is really good for me, I have been vaping this in the evenings.
I was working on a different profile for the upcoming "remix month" and happened to have FLV Mango and Peach on the desk next to the bottles of flavorings I was working with. Thought it would be an interesting combo. I am not going to break the flavors down here, read this as not even pretending to have a goal in mind with this, I thought it would be interesting and good, and it is ;)
I have only done two versions of this one just as is and one with .3% Super Sweet. I really like both versions. This version is a bit more interesting in that as you change your wattage, airflow different aspects of it will shine through. The version with super sweet seems to be a bit more in your face but more linear losing a bit of it's complexity.
Have a mix, have a vape, enjoy
I am starting to get in the mood for some fall vapes. Having said that time for the truth.... The inspiration for this mix came from accidentally mixing some of my Prapple Bacco into a squonk bottle almost half full of @rageisalotofwork https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/23772#sadlad_toast_crunch_by_rageisalotofwork
This is to me a fall vape, it evokes some of the fondest memories of mine with my father and uncles, shotguns, flannel, pheasants and food. This is NOT a tobacco vape, it is a woodsy dessert ensemble that changes a bit to more desert or more woodsy and even a good tobacco hint depending on wattage and airflow.
It got me thinking for a combo of the two, while that accidental mix was really good I felt the abundance of bottom of the bowl thickened sweet milk was too much for the tobacco.
FLV Red Burley and Turkish for the tobacco note in Prapple.
FLV Granny Smith and Toffee for the combo that I loved there.
From Rage's Sadlad we have the bakery cinnamon components leaving out the cereal (for now)
I added FLV Cream in to give the entire recipe some cohesiveness and bring everything together limiting to 1% to keep it from going creamy again.
I have done several versions of this over a few weeks. I keep coming back to my original idea of the modified mix of the two recipes. Raising the tobaccos to get them to break through more made the mix too heavy, lowering the desert profile made the mix weirdly watery.
A nuanced, almost complex super simple aromatic pipe tobacco.
(I suck at 3rd person ego stoking)
Inspired by the Aromatic Tobacco episode of NOTED our Hero woke early the next day (5amFML) sat down with his morning cupa coffee and an atomizer full of God's own Cardinal... He began pondering the aromas from the night before, doing some quick foggy headed math he knocked together a simple banger.
INW Black Cherry for Pipe
INW Vanilla for Pipe
It's Cherry Vanilla Pipe Tobacco, needs no notes, just mix it, vape it, enjoy it, modify it.
Disclaimer. I literally knocked this together before work. It is fantastic on the shake, it will deepen a bit and develop some more complexity over time should you choose to steep it.
Every since I did the cantaloupe peach tea for the DIYorDIE mixathon I wanted to play around with the peach and cantaloupe pairing more. To me it was really close to an heirloom melon by the name of Charentais. The Charentais is a a really rich, sweet, thick and slightly floral cantaloupe-ish melon. Anyways, I wanted a Cantaloupe forward vape that wasn't just a boring melon. This has some nuance and is really close to my target.
Up front, I have been through a few iterations of this since the mixathon. The only thing missing from my testing is TFA Honeysuckle. It is good with it in it, it is good without the cactus, it is good without the cactus with honeysuckle. I used honeysuckle at 1.5% and at 2%. This is the funky odd version I cant seem to stop vaping. It does work without the WS-23, I have been enjoying it quite a bit lately, Above 0.5% the WS-23 becomes too distracting to me but other people might enjoy it higher.
CAP Cantaloupe - Seriously good cantaloupe, only flaw is the slight to heavy leaning towards candy depending on usage.
INW Cactus - Just enough to pull the melon back towards fruit instead of candy, the little extra juiciness does not hurt the profile.
FA Pear - For some juice and as well to lean even further towards fruit.
INW Peach and JF Honey Peach - This pairing brings some more flesh and thickness into the mix as well as bringing a slightly floral edge to the mix.
INW Custard - An easy button for mouthfeel, texture, body, thickness, etc, etc, etc, Also useful in many other applications. Used here to thicken and add that almost custardy thick note that a really ripe cantaloupe or charentais will have.
This does need the 2 days for the cactus to die down and the custard to find it's place.
Fun Food Fact - Diacetyl is present in really ripe Cantaloupe. It is mostly produced through fermentation, a good many fruits/melons/berries start fermenting the second they ripen.
One for the cold cigarette fans out there.
This was an idea I had been bouncing around with the amount of people here lately talking about a Newport, Kool, Marlboro Menthol etc recipe.
Cured and Kentucky blend with Kentucky taking the upperhand for the enjoyable (for reals) ashy note that it has. This pairing is more cigarette-ish than cigar-ish.
INW Natural Miint @ 1.25% I did not want to use menthol. I just cannot stand it anymore. But at the same time I wanted some flavor other than "cold"
WS-23 because it is cold AF and boosts natural mint.
I am releasing this now and will update on the steep. Honestly I can see maybe manipulating the tobaccos a little bit but I really like the cold/mint aspect of this.
P.S. Dont be scared of the ash statement. I love tobaccos and hate ash, if that makes sense, and this is great.
P.S.S Drop the Natural Mint by half or down to your liking if you are scared.
P.S.S.S. Drop the Natural mint to .25 and add 1.25 of INW Shisha Vanilla.
Update! I am a maniac and love INW Natural Mint at 2.5% as a vape. Not everyone will, this recipe is high on mint. If you are not a serious mint lover you probs want to drop the natural mint AND the Kentucky blend to a level you think is sane. Dropping the natural mint alone will leave it too ashy. This is realy good woth both of those halved but I still like this version more.
I was browsing the interwebs for inspiration for a summer fruit treat to serve during a get-together we had here. Came across this recipe that I wound up not making but still might.
But, I had to vape it.,
Give a google and you will find some interesting recipes for it, they all call for either lemon or lime juice with it. I tried several here and it just got too much on the citrus for me.
As for the rest, I LOVE FLV MANGO, but it can be thin at times and is super juicy. I used FLV Peach (which is AMAZING) to give it some more body. If you have FLV Pear and are not afraid to use it drop peach to 1% and add .5% of FLV Pear. It provides that amazing texture without it's godawful flavor.
I used FLV Marshmallow here because I have it and it is <3 I needed something to provide the sorbet softness and add sweet, so here you go.
FLV Blood Orange, I have been eager to use this in a mix since I smelled and tasted it. Much over 2% in mixes and it gets REALLY rindy, to me. At this level it is enough to stand and sing with the Mango.
Polar Blast and Sweetness, YES, cold and SWEET. Feel free to get CAP SS in here, I would not add any extra Maltol with TFA Sweetener... If you dont have FLV Sweetness you should, it is a bit different.
Steep time, this is really good as a SnV, full body comes in after a few days.
Cooling: This is really good without the Polar Blast, I tried it with FLV Ice and I get a weird note with that one, not as bad as straight Koolada but still. Also good with WS-23
This is a steeper. I took one for science and tried the iterations day by day. Sometimes I can SnV CAP Sugar Cookie, sometimes not.
So, recipe is pretty straight forward and does not need a ton of explanation.
LB WCP Super good you should have it if you enjoy that profile, it is good.
CAP Sugar Cookie, yeah, cookie
JF Biscuit, wanted to crisp up the cookie without adding AP, this worked well for me.
INW Shisha Vanilla, used for both the cookie and to prop up the white chocolate against the bakery.
CAP SS, it's a cookie, put sugar in it. You can sub this, or leave this out. Your juice, your choice. The mix is not as good without it and I have no idea how TFA Sweetener will effect it with it's maltol.
Optional, but not necessary, 0.4% FLV Arabian Tobacco. This is a fantastic concentrate, totally worth having, but it is spendy thus not a lot of people are going to have it on hand.
The TLDR; A Perique tobacco blend, or as close as I could get in this effort. It is also a tobacco vape, very much a tobacco vape. (for that one person who is going to mix it expecting it to be something else.) ENJOY!
FLV Heat, it can get away from you, it will become too hot to vape unless you are dead inside. A drop too much in a 50 is no big deal, a drop too much in a 10mL might be a big deal for you. This concentrate will stay on the tongue and lips. It does work higher in other profiles. Just beware.
Variations: if you are wanting a less ashy version drop Kentucky Blend to .5 and increase Native Tobacco what you dropped it by. For a more "pipey" mustier version add 0.2% or so Lovage Root.
This was a long chase for me. I loved Perique Tobacco. I liked pipe blends with it, I loved St James Perique and I really liked Acadian Perique. Read the below for the difference. One of the things that hampered my chase of this is that I have to go off the foggy remembrance of perique. It has been some years, a bit more than half a decade since I have smoked any and I am not smoking to find how close I am. This is as close to memory as I care to get.
Anyways... There is no true way to replicate the actual tobacco or the blends of them. FLV got freakishly close to uncured St. James tobacco with their Red Burley concentrate. However, replicating that intense highly complex profile of Perique is nigh on impossible. You could just as easily recreate Tahitian vanilla without using vanilla or vanillin, impossibruh... It is hard to explain the need for these specific concentrates and what they do in the profile. To be honest I have been swapping and tweaking percentages on this with the idea of ordering FLV Heat when I got close enough to make that final effort. I will say that I had gotten as close as I could and had a talk with HIS BEARDED HOLYNESS AKA Kopel, AKA HOCUSKROCUS and we batted a Kopel of ideas around... Mainly wanted to tell him how hard doing an Homage to Perique is without looking like I ripped Hinterland off. :)
I am sticking with the recipe that I ended on but adding the optional FLV Arabian. I feel it adds a good bit to the recipe and gets a good bit closer with it's spice and other notes. Specifically those darker fruit/raisin notes. I also know that it is expensive as heck and most people are not going to have it.... If you do it is great, if you don't and will not use it for other mixes don't bother. It is wonderful, but expensive. :)
Perique, traditionally small leaf Red Burley tobacco grown in the small area of St James Parish. The soil and climate there along with this old heirloom tobacco make a wonderful leaf. The Choctaw Indians of the area took this tobacco and pressed it in old hollowed out tree trunks, "turning" the leaves every few months for a year. Settlers in the area took to cultivating this tobacco and following the millennia old method of curing made their own. They used jack screw presses and oak barrels instead of hollowed out tree trunks.... Cut leaves, hang to dry, remove all stem from the leaf leaving the leaf intact leaves are then formed into torquettes and placed in a barrel. The barrel has a lid placed on and the jack screws are turned. Each day the pressure on the jack screws is checked and kept tight. At least three times during the process the leaves are removed from the barrel with top going to bottom and bottom going to top...
What ends up happening here is a multilevel fermentation process. You get the initial aerobic fermentation follow by an intense and deeper anaerobic (malolactic) fermentation. This brings out that deep dark complex profile. Dark, spicy, nutty, slight hints of fruit.
Perique is a blenders tobacco, not used 100%, those few nutcases that claim they smoke 100% perique are either pulling one over or they are using the tamer Acadian Perique. This is a blend that is done for high volume buyers, processed the same way as St James Perqiue but using tobacco from all over the country.
Obligatory: Best at 50% to 60% VG, this is good as a shake and vape, it gets way better and more complex as it steeps. This is also a tobacco lovers vape. It is tobacco.
Creamy, rich, complex, complete vanilla ice cream that mimics several types of ice cream and even frozen custard at different percentages.
This is a very strong Coconut flavor that can go from crisp cream modifier to heavy coconut to WAX very quickly. Best used under 1% for blends can take over at 2%
NOT A FLAVORING. This is not Pear, it is NOT a flavor. This has a ton of Butyric in it and playing main stage or solo that is what you are going to taste. What this flavor does and does an amazing job at is providing texture. It is the texture of really ripe pears or soft apples, it can be the texture of mangos, melons, etc. It also does a really good job of texturizing sorbet/slush/smoothie type recipes. I would recommend keeping this under 1% in recipes and even at that it will need to be a flavorful recipe to work at 1% Around .5% is golden for me.