Been trying ever since I ran out of that holy grail V1 to find some sort of suitable replacement to the deliciousness that is Cardinal. I've tried all sorts of things and quite literally all of them found themselves to be washing the pipes down my kitchen sink.
Got a new shipment in a few days ago and as I was single testing JF RY4 double found it great and just thought fuck it, why not throw a drop or two of red Burley in there and see what happens.
What happened is it was fucking delicious. I've yet to make it past day two of a steep, but even on day 2 it's just a superb desert tobacco vape .
To say it's better than Cardinal would be some straight sacrilege, but to me at least it's comparable. A different vape, but satisfying and ticks all my boxes. And, as these concentrated aren't going anywhere soon, hopefully... Something we can all enjoy for many years to come.
I've been making my own juice for about six months now and with all the great recipes out there and my own admitted laziness I just never spent all that much time making my own recipes for juices. Tried some 1-2-3 recipes and a lot of them were okay, but it always just made more sense to head on over to popular and make something that I knew would be good. My girlfriend however has been hounding me for a caramel apple vape juice for awhile now and I thought it would be nice to try and make something for her.
I've made enough of other people's recipes to have a pretty basic understanding of some flavors. I went off of that mostly and my own nose. I wanted the apples to have a little bit of a spice note and for that thought cinnamon apple danish would be a good choice. I started out with it at 2%, but the cinnamon was too prevalent and I wanted it as more of a background note so I dropped the percentage down a bit. At 1% it's noticeable, but doesn't overpower anything else in the mix.
Of all the apples, I prefer double apple. Just taste juicy and delicious and is more of a non discriminate apple flavoring. Fuji is my jam too, so I chose that just to add some extra crisp juiciness to the apple profile.
I'm not a huge fan of FA caramel, but I thought I could push it a bit and add some FLV cream to offset some of the offnotes of it while adding a dash of nice creaminess to it as well. I added Ry4 double to help with the caramel notes as well. I think it has more of a traditional caramel flavor and that, with the caramel and the cream are my nice caramel coating.
Off the shake I'm really surprised and happy with it. It fucking taste like a caramel apple. The cream does a good job of adding some depth and mouthfeel to the flavor which makes the experience more authentic. If you mix this up I hope you enjoy it. This is my first recipe and after this, I think I'll try and make some more. it's kinda fun.