When faced with the assault of cold months ahead I really wanted a warm and decadent tobacco to shepherd me through the winter winds.
TFA RY4 Double - I mean when you hear "decadent" you know you have to go with RY4 Double, a nice easy bakery-esque flavor with a hint of tobacco. Really one of the best go-to flavors for when you want a mild, non-offensive tobacco.
FW Butterscotch Ripple/ FW Butterscotch (Natural) - Ripple is the go-to Butterscotch for just about every application you need. Its wonderful, rich, and creamy. Butterscotch (Natural) is used to boost the main butterscotch flavor of Ripple. Ripple is fantastic but sometimes can be lost in a complex/dense mix and either needs to be mixed dangerously high or it needs to be reinforced with other flavorings.
FW Butter Pecan - while RY4 Double is a great tobacco flavoring, it wasn't nutty enough for me. Added Butter Pecan to fill out that nutty tobacco note. I didn't want to go too high with this because I've found this flavor will REALLY take over a mix if you go slightly too high.
TPA Brown Sugar/FLV Milk & Honey/ FA Bourbon (Vanilla) - These flavorings are blended together to bring a darker sweetness to the mix. The butterscotch notes are reinforced by the Brown Sugar and Bourbon (Vanilla). The latter also brings a warmth to the mix. FLV Milk & Honey adds a dark sweetness while accenting the pecan.
Mix it up and throw it in a dark cabinet and let it sit there. I'd leave it for a few weeks BUT if you are impatient (like me) it can be good to go in a week.
Personally I mix this at 60/40 and I would probably not go much higher than 70/30.
USED CAP FUJI FOR THE RECIPE
This is a mash up of two of Shindo's recipes I've enjoyed( D Cream and Cantrips). Took the VBIC and lowered it a little to tone down the density and DAP, paired the FA Pear and CAP Fuji to create a bright apple (CAP Fuji has less of the alcoholic note than FA Fuji and is also a bit softer) and then put in a dash of Honesuckle to boost the fruit florals and a bit of Key Lime to brighten the fruits.
Shake and vapeable but you will probably like it best after a 3-5 day steep.
I really love CheebaSteeba's simple mixed berry recipe Berry Creamy ( https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/7840#berry_creamy_by_cheebasteeba ) so I decided to use his cream base to create my own SnV mixed berry cream.
I used the more "realistic" fresh FA Red Touch at 3% because I really wanted the full bodied red flavor to be right up top and really stand out in the mix.
FA Blackcurrant brings in the lower end of the fruit profile with notes simulating darker berries. At 1.5% its not strong enough to overtake the Strawberry but still very noticeable.
Then of course we have the TFA Dragonfruit at 0.75% to bridge the fruits and allow them to brighten a little more.
SnV all the way, best after a few days steep. Cream will come out a bit more and the fruits will dull slightly. Still very tasty though.
A bright, wet pear vape.
FA Pear/FA Fuji/CAP Lemon Lime : The thick broad pear flavoring brings the base while the Fuji brings the bright tartness. Lemon lime helps to mesh these two flavorings together.
INW Cactus: provides a wet/juicy density to the vape.
TPA Meringue: Brings an ever so sweet note to the mix will also taking off a little of the "pledge" note of cap lemon lime.
Definitely shake and vapeable, best giving it a few days to let everything blend and allow Lemon Lime to calm down.
So there I was, sitting in a strawberry cinnamon Danish induced daze, surrounded by all of these strapple danishes and strapple cinnamon cookies. My will was almost completely broken and I had almost given up mixing altogether. When, in my highly receptive and broke state, I had a fleeting "what if" thought.
What if I embrace the strawberry ripe, instead of trying to hide it? Wear my hatred on my sleeve per say. What if I paired it with something that would accent it instead of mask it all but the sweetness of the EM? Fucking cheesecake.
A strawberry cheesecake topped with cinnamon baked apples.
I chose to use ripe at 4% because the flavoring (as you know) is weak and I needed it to last long enough for the steeping of the rest of the flavorings. I used JF Fuji at 0.5% because I needed to find the percentage where the Fuji was just light enough to be perceived as a "topping" but still be there and not be overwhelmed by the cheesecake. Any higher and the Fuji is present throughout and any lower it is lost in obscurity. CAP CDS, my arch nemesis, is at 0.5% as well. I needed to find a percentage where the cinnamon would come through lightly and play with the apple and cheesecake but not so much to where the cheesecake tasted like it was a yeasty strawberry cinnamon mess. Any lower than 0.5% and it disappeared in the mix.
Some would say CAP NY Cheese Cake is a better, more authentic cheesecake than the TFA variant I chose, but I've always found TFA CGC to go especially well with strawberry and have a fuller mouthfeel. It just needs a little help fleshing itself out. So I used my other 2 free ingredients supporting the cheesecake.
TFA CGC @4% because I needed that full bodied cheesecake flavor. Below 4% you get a creamy mouthfeel but it doesn't quite taste like a cheesecake anymore. More than 4% and you are playing with fire, the flavoring becomes a balancing act over a sweaty socks pit. FW Graham Cracker, I chose this over its more popular cousin (TFA GCC) because I get less of a cinnamon note from this than the GCC. CDS is dishing out all the cinnamon my body can handle in this recipe so I wanted to avoid more if at all possible. At 1% FW GC provides a little more crust to the CGC while also giving the cinnamon something besides Fuji to latch onto, evening out the CDS so it's not as concentrated and overpowering in one area. And finally the standard quirky ingredient, TFA Coconut. This flavoring is added in to provide a sweet creaminess to the cheesecake. While being low enough that it doesn't consume the profile and make it a coconut vape, it's high enough to add a unique sweetness to the cheesecake and enhance the creamy texture. I highly suggest playing with coconuts in creams at low percentages if you haven't already.
Altogether what you get is a cheesecake base flavoring throughout the vape with the sweet creamy coconut. Strawberry prominent on the inhale giving way to a cinnamon apple graham cracker exhale.kind of reminiscent of the order you would taste a recipe like this if you were eating it with a fork. Steep it 5 days to allow for the cheesecake to settle in, strawberry to calm down a little, and Fuji/CDS to properly place itself in the recipe.
After thought: I believe that if I were able to use different flavorings and omit some require (I'm looking at you CDS) I would have been able to better obtain the desired profile. I've also dabbled in adding .25% EM, but I think there is already enough EM with the strawberry ripe and adding it for sweetness is pretty unnecessary with the coconut. Even though I didn't hit the profile as close as I could, the vape is enjoyable (to me) and I will probably work on the recipe sans restrictions at a later date. Enjoy!
For those days when you just want to throw something together that works and can be vaped right away. There's no complex layering or deep profiles to be found here. This is just an easy, smooth candy strawberry/watermelon that you can throw together in a rush and not have to worry about steep times.
This has been my go-to recipe for the past month or so when I just want to mix high VG and drip for a day or two while waiting on my other mixes to steep out.
No catchy recipe name or extensive notes or meticulous master crafting here. Threw a bunch of tropical flavorings together to see if I could get a tasty shake and vape. And voila, it's pretty damn tasty. Even better after sitting over night. If you have he flavorings and the hankering for a smooth/sweet tropical fruit/mango juice then definitely give this baby a shot. Also could replace TPA meringue with FA Meringue at 0.75%
This is the beginning of one of the many attempts at using Watermelon Crack ingredients somewhere else so I can use them for something. I enjoyed watermelon crack but my time with it is over and I'm left with some pretty niche flavors to try to use up.
SO, this is a shake and vape recipe. Tastes pretty good with the cactus being very prominent. After a few days steep the cactus calms down and everything kind of meshes together.
If you don't have INW Anton Apple, bump FA Fuji to 3%.
This is a version of my sweet blueberry lemonade that has a more natural or "tart" taste to it. Replacing the more sweet CAP Lemon Sicily with its more natural FA counterpart and adding a touch of FA Bilberry to help flesh the blueberry out. Replaced TFA Sweetener with Ethyl Maltol to cut the "sugar on the tongue" taste of the sucralose while still brightening the berries. EM is more optional in this version than the TFA Sweetener in the original. 2 Drops Koolada per 30ml or to taste. Overnight steep to help the FA Lemon Sicily and Bilberry settle in.
No nonsense sweet blueberry lemonade. Shake and vape. Optional 2 drops koolada per 30ml or to taste.