First let me say I know there is a very good cheesecake trinity out there and has been for a long time. It is still to this day one of my favorite trinities to use, that being said I want to make this recipe be a little different and not just another "strap on fruit" and call it a day cheesecake.
(My Cheesecake Trinity):
INW Yes, We Cheesecake: A full bodied creamy cheesecake with a "slight coconut aftertaste that fades with steeping" followed by a light graham on the exhale. This will be the base we build off of for our trinity.
PUR New York Cheesecake: This flavoring changes it's profile after a good steep. SNV its coconut forward with graham cracker, however once steeped it transforms into a thick creamy vanilla cheesecake with a bit of a tangy exhale while the graham crust becomes a little more pronounced with a buttery mouthfeel. Very well rounded flavoring to add more body to our trinity.
JF Cheesecake Graham Crust: A robust graham crust that is "softer" then most others "like it has absorbed cheesecake into the crust". Has a slight but accurate cheesecake in the background that finishes off our cheesecake trinity.
Before we get into this cherry trinity I would like to point out that these cherries are the best I've used imho however and if used to high will bring out off notes that we don't need. Thus we will be going sub percent's on all three to build a full rounded flavor.
(My Cherry Trinity):
Ripe Cherry: This flavoring is more bright and upfront then the other two. Brings forth a nice sweet/tart flavor very much like a cross between a jar of Maraschino Cherries and a cherry juice to me. This will be the best one to build off of for the trinity imho.
Compote Cherry: This is authentic cooked cherry with a nice syrupy vibe with just the slightest tartness on the backend that surprisingly enough has a bit of a juicy mouthfeel unlike most cherries that can be dry. It is however a little light on flavor. I'm using it here as the syrup around the "Ripe Cherry"
Juicy Cherries: The name on this one is a little misleading to me as it's not very "juicy". I'm picking up on a "skin note" here that used low enough should add to the natural "fresh" cherry note we are missing. Has a bit of a darker profile then the "Compote Cherry" however that I like. This will bring a more "real cherry" vibe to the trinity while darkening the profile a little and finishing off the trinity.
Last comes Grammy's secret ingredient:
(FA Brandy): Used low @ 0.25% to make them cherries taste just a tad juicier. "Not to mention we can't use any more brandy than that cause Grammy dun went and drank it all" :P
Sweetener Suggestions: This is already a sweeter type vape as it stands but I do suggest 1 drop of "Cap Super Sweet per every 15ml" just to add that "POP!" to the flavorings.
Steeping: This one is not a SNV folks it needs time to let the off notes fade so 21 days min is my recommendation one month if you have the patience.
This is my take on Fresh's "RY4 Smoov" over on ELR & an acknowledgement to one of the best members of the DIY community.
@Freshepies thank you for all you do for us from a long time viewer of your channel.
This recipe was adapted from: https://e-liquid-recipes.com/recipe/3946311?
This recipe takes Fresh's "RY4 Smoov" and infuses the RY4 (FLV) with the Bourbon Aged Cream (SC) (WF).
Next I added Vanilla Ruyan Custard (WF) to smooth the line between the RY4 (FLV) and the Vanilla Custard 2 (TPA) & to add a more "dark woody undertone".
Last I decided to add a little more depth and richness with 0.5% of Biscuit (INW).
IMHO this recipe is perfect for kicking back and just relaxing with those dark smoky flavors as the creamy custard just mellows out with you into the darkness of the night.
Note concerning steep time: I've yet to have time to allow a proper steep of this mix due to the RY4 having only been released for a couple of days.
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This is my baby, my love, my heartache, my greatest vaping achievement & my biggest failure time and time again.
We all know as mixers what it's like to flavor chase to be so close yet so far off time and time again.
This is my Dragon and I've chased it since I started mixing, one would think such a simple profile would be easy but I can't begin to count the batches that I've went thru over the years.
What's so hard about it I'm sure your thinking...welp let me explain.
The profile that I'm looking for is a custard that is:
A: A Vanilla Bean top note that is not just vanilla but an actual "Authentic Vanilla Bean" that stands tall over the creams.
B: Has the tartness of a yogurt but not to tart I want to keep it in the back just so you know its there.
C: Is rich and thick just like a custard one would drink during the winter holidays.
D:A body that just fills your mouth with cream same as you just ate some ice cream.
E: has a lingering sticky sweet mouthfeel akin to having just ate a spoonful of jet-puffed marshmallow creme.
F: Like I said this is my Dragon aka "The ADV" the one profile that I vape the most.That being said my goal is to keep the recipe @ or below 7 flavorings "not including a sweetener" to avoid muddling while also keeping the total flavoring below 10% if able .....because I'm cheap lol.
Ok so now that you have an idea of what we are going for let's apply where I currently stand in the recipe in relation to the above profile.
A: (FLV) Vanilla Bean: This hits the "Authentic Vanilla Bean" note very well but it's a delicate vanilla at the same time that we will be addressing shortly.
B: (OOO) Creamy Yogurt Cheesecake: This flavoring has a hint of yogurt that finishes with a cheesecake note that I think covers this spot very well.
C: (FA) Custard Prem & (INW) Custard: What can I say about this pairing that has not been said before it just works I'm using them @ a 2.5/1.75 ratio that I enjoy.
D: (TPA) Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: the OG of VBIC "sorry to all the pepper tasters" this is a no brainer that covers the ice cream spot while also being a very good vanilla to accompany the "(FLV) Vanilla Bean".
E: (OOO) Marshmallow Vanilla: The mouthfeel of this flavoring is just jaw dropping and even has a slight vanilla note that forms the final part of the vanilla trinity.
F: As it stands now we are @ 6 flavorings "not including a sweetener" & @ 9.55% total flavoring. Mission accomplished... for now.
One would think that makes it finished but like I said I'm constantly chasing this profile, have been for a long time. With that being said I'm releasing it as is in hopes that I get some feed back from the vaping community. Maybe even some suggestions on improving it? Who knows but here she is for better or worse....My White Dragon.
Sweetener Suggestions: (Cap) Super Sweet @ 0.2%-0.5% depending on how sweet you like it, myself I use 1 drop SS per every 15ml I make just to make the flavorings "pop".
Steep time: It's a custard so it will get better as it ages imho it's shines after three weeks but due to the quick steep time of the custards it can be SNV but it's not 100%.
Sticky sweet apple filled enchilada with a cinnamon sugar coating and a light cream cheese drizzle.
Recipe break down:
"Sugar Cookie V1 Cap" I'll be using this to add a plain sweet cookie dough with sugar sprinkle.
"Pazzo Burlone Joker" A sweet dough taste to back up the "Deep Fried Pastry Dough SC WF" coupled with some hints of cream to help the "Vanilla Custard Cheesecake OOO" when used low as we will be doing.
"Deep Fried Pastry Dough SC WF" brings that greasy deep fried mouthfeel to our dough.
"Brown Sugar NF" @ 0.25% just to add a little more darkness to the cinnamon sugar coating.
"Country Apple PUR" is well known for that "cooked apple" flavor profile.
"Apple Filling FLV" makes for a perfect cinnamon apple sticky filling to wrap those apple chunks from "Country Apple PUR" in.
"Vanilla Custard Cheesecake OOO" used low @ 0.8% for a perfect cream cheese drizzle dripping down all over the enchilada.
One drop of "Rich Cinnamon FLV" per 30ml to infuse cinnamon to that sugar coating.
The sweetener used is up to you but i would suggest "Super Sweet Cap" between 1 drop per 15ml all the way up to 0.5% depending on how sweet you want it. Personally I use 1 drop per 15ml in most my mixes just to make flavors pop as I find that to much sweetener is just that....too much.
If you were anything like me as a kid, you probably used to think, “When I’m a grown up I can have ______ for dinner every night!” (insert: ice cream, cookies, pop tarts, cotton candy etc.). But now that I finally am a (sort of) grown up, I know I have to suppress my inner-child demands in favor of not weighing 500 lbs.
Lucky for me vape has no calories so....Introducing one of my new ADV's :P
This is one of my ADV's that I've been working on since the beginning of the year it's not perfect yet, but I felt it had come along far enough to release it as my first public recipe on ATF to be able to get feedback, suggestions & critiques from the vaping wizards out there.
The profile I'm going for here is a thick soft sugar cookie with hint's of almond, topped with a rich crème brûlée custard.
The Recipe's Breakdown as I see it so far.
The Cookie Base:
WF Almond Cookie SC: This is hand's down the best almond cookie I've tried. Almond sandy perfection however I'm looking for a softer cookie so.....I need to begin to soften this cookie with...
CAP Sugar Cookie: The OG sugar cookie that we all know, a nice warm buttery flavor that is similar to a warm & puffy cookie that perfectly supports the almond cookie and just embraces you with a soft warm dark buttery hug.
WF Cookie Butter: This is butter not cookie butter as you would expect to quote ID10-T "this is like they extracted the butter from the cookie". This is exactly what I want to add more butter not only to the cookie base but also to bring more butter flavor to the custards.
TPA Toasted Marshmallow: The toasted part of this is mild however it should support the already dark caramelization of the INW Creme Brulee enough to just push that toasty flavor a little higher while the marshmallow brings a better mouthfeel to the recipe.
The Crème Brûlée Custard:
INW Creme Brulee: Some say the caramelized/burnt sugar note is out of proportion to the custard. After a SF batch test I tend to agree however this pairs well with our next flavor in the custard.
INW Custard: using it as our main custard sitting under the brulee to bring egg, thickness, a mild vanilla note and a creamy butter note that is much needed for the recipe.
WF Cream Custard SCs: A creamy custard that leans more towards a diary note to me. I'm using it here to add more cream to the INW custard without adding more vanilla as I'm wanting a mild vanilla in this buttery custard.
Cap Super Sweet: Finishes off the recipe by adding a little more sweetness that needs to be there imho. Use your preferred sweetener of choice or none at all. Suggested min steep of 2 weeks but it continues to improve beyond that as it ages.
All reviews, feedback, suggestions & critiques are welcomed with open arms.