From @Queuetue : I find boston rounds to be the very best bottles for mixing and temporary storage. I use them for my VG and PG as well as on the scale while I'm making a mix. With a top that's easy to fill, easy to cap and with minimal access to air, I keep a bunch on hand for unflavored base, or whatever project I may be up to for handy, quick access.
The tip is small enough to use with most top-fill RTAs or RDAs as well.
I wanted to mix INW Cactus into CAP sugar cookie and make something tasty. After quite a bit of work, I managed to create a warm, soft, cactus cookie with a sugar glaze. Full recipe notes here: https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/5rybyl/phucker_cookies/
This balancing act requires some patience, so give it 10-14 days to steep.
Here we have an imitation of a Kasugai Kiwi Gummy candy from Japan. The source material is a sweet, soft, and juicy gummy that features actual kiwi puree in a gelatin + pectin based candy. Kasugai gummies are softer gummies that are more in line with a gummy lifesaver than a Haribo gummy bear--almost like a thick jello.
The flavor: The kiwi in the candies is a blend of kiwi puree with artificial kiwi flavoring. My task, then was to make my kiwi candy-like with a hint of realism. TFA Kiwi Double hits the candy kiwi in this mix. The actual gummies feature the occasional kiwi seed from the puree and therefore present a more realistic element. E-liquid is a homogeneous mixture though, so I modified the fake, cloying taste that Kiwi Double can impart by brightening and lifting it up with a touch of TFA Quince. The result of the Quince addition adds a missing 'tart' element provided by the seeds that would otherwise be lacking.
The gummy: The source candy is a sweet, soft gummy, with juiciness overriding much of the stickiness. To suggest this, I used a combination of CAP Jelly Candy and TFA Swedish Gummy. CAP Jelly Candy provides volume for the profile without the chemical off-notes that something such as TFA Gummy provides. TFA Swedish Gummy suggests the waxy texture found in Swedish Fish and so was used to provide a bit of structure and softness that Jelly Candy can lack.
Overall Profile/Conclusion: The candy is very sweet and I relied on the flavors themselves to provide much of that. A bit of Ethyl Maltol was added to smooth it all over and keep the candy vibe alive. The Kiwi Double/Quince combo infuses itself into the gummy base to provide an illusion of juiciness that might not otherwise be present with weaker, duller flavors. The overall vape may be a little bit tastier than the actual candy, but that cannot be helped--flavor is paramount here.
Think cantaloupe with a bit of rind, situated at the bottom of a light melon salad.
Mixed at 70/30 vg/pg
This is the spawn of an effort to make INW Exotic Roots palatable. Here, Exotic Roots is up front and personal with its ginger and spice notes (if you have had the pleasure of meeting it, you know what I mean). INW Black Currant plays with Exotic Roots to tame it a bit and lend some creaminess that sinks the whole thing into the sweet base (Guanabana). INW Rhubarb takes up the very rear in this recipe to provide a fresh taste to the finish. A little spicy, a bit sweet, a tad earthy, and wholly satisfying, it takes just 3 days steep to fully appreciate the mouthfeel on this random beauty.
This one just found me as I was browsing the 'Suggest a recipe' thread in r/diyeJuice. Here we have a rich, warm, sweet, and fulfilling combo to go with a nice doppelbock. I am floored that I haven't seen this combination of flavors before now. They just make sense. TFA KB + TFA TM is an amazing pairing. CAP VCv1 + TFA RY4 Double are known to play very nicely for a dessert-style custard-tobacco. TFA GCC brings a bit off sweet body and depth to the profile. This recipe is complete in its simplicity, but feel free to add a bit of butterscotch, torrone, brown sugar, or some sort of nut flavor. Go crazy. Props to /u/ID10-T for planting the seed here: https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/5jws9b/weekly_suggest_a_recipe_for_my_flavors_thread/dbkjcte/?context=3
This is just the result of playing with plum and various flavor pairings. Plum pairs with hazelnut and with peach (which also pairs with hazelnut). Black Currant pairs with pear (which also pairs with hazelnut) and peach. I chose INW Plum and JF Honey peach here simply because they are tasty flavors that I wanted to mix with. I wanted this mix to have a unique finish and I have found myself really enjoying FW Hazelnut so I had to use it after I noticed that it paired with plum and peach. FA Pear is here as an attempt to juice things up and remove some of the harsher elements that the plum/peach combo present. FA Black Currant is here to brighten everything up and provide some background 'tart' notes.
The end result is an intense, fleshy fruit flavor that suggests plum and peach. The hazelnut finishes and rounds out the bottom of the vape with a darker, creamier element to provide an experience that extends beyond mere 'fruit salad.' There is some initial throat hit that subsides after a few pulls, but I feel that the results of this sacrifice are worth it. I recommend steeping this for at least 3 days for proper homogenization.
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