My humble attempt at recreating this famous profile. It's as close to the original as I'd like to get. (I went off Pancake Man during this process.) I think this is better.
If you have FA Maple syrup, I'd recommend subbing that in at 1% for TFA's offering here. I ran out a while ago and am yet to restock. I left TFA's in because I know it works here at this percentage, and this is a good way to use it up.
You don't actually need TFA Pancake to make this work, but it works here at this percentage (no more!), and again, it's a good way to use up what is otherwise a completely useless, if not outrageously offensive concentrate.
Everything else should be fairly self-explanatory here. The JF Strawberry Sweet is a better option than CAP's version here, because of the steep time on this. (It doesn't fade.)
Yep. Steep this biatch. Shake and vape it makes zero sense. 7 days in, the cakiness starts coming in from Zeppola. Around 14 days in, the elements start coming together, but it doesn't all cohere into that "Pancake Man" experience until you get to somewhere towards 21 days.
So by all means, mix it, try it, review it, but try not to come in here and dump all over it with a shitty review until you've at least tried it at the 21 day mark.
This is an adaptation of my Black Smoke recipe. I came up with the original when I was just starting out in the world of tobaccos. I've now had a lot longer to play around with various combinations, and until my next order, this is the best I've come up with, using what I've got.
It's a black liquorice / licorice tobacco. I used to smoke either Gauloises or Halfzware tobacco in licorice papers before I started vaping. This is my attempt at replicating that in vape form. After 30 days, it comes pretty close.
INW Black for Pipe has some licorice notes to it, to my palate, at least. This tends to fade a little, as the smokiness dies down and the leaf comes through after 30 days steeping, so I added FW Black Licorice to keep that licorice note present.
FW Black Licorice is ridiculously strong, to my tastes. So you might even want to make a dilution. I usually just do one drop per 10ml, 'cause I'm lazy.
Garuda and Virginia bring some sweet leaf notes, and Vanilla for Pipe adds an extra dimension of subtle sweetness, whilst keeping this firmly in tobacco vape territory.
This really does benefit from a long steep, but it's pretty damn good straight off the mix. After a week, it's better. 10-14 days even better etc.
I'll very likely be remixing this soon, but until then, enjoy.
Image from the Florida Heartland by Brian McSwain
Pancakes with lemon juice and sugar. Just like I used to have them when I was a kid.
NCM's cake batter base from Batter Up works wonders for the pancakes here. INW Biscuit is here to add a little crispness to the edges, and INW Waffle is used very sparingly (0.1% of a 10% dilution) to add just a subtle hint of fried dough.
Dark tobacco with licorice
Little more needs to be said, I reckon. This is an absolutely astonishing vape after a 30 day steep. It's good straight away, but really improves with time. I used to smoke Gauloises tobacco rolled in licorice papers, and since I started vaping, I've been wanting to replicate this for the days I'm really craving my old habit. This is the closest I've come.
Image by Brian McSwain from The Florida Heartland