Losing sucks. But losing to someone you respect and forming a friendship out of it isn't such a bad thing. This is my tribute to Concrete River: The man, the myth, the mustache. I set out two months ago to make something delicious that didn't taste like anything in existence. This is the concrete river way and also my penance. I don't think any singular recipe has given me as much trouble as this one. I had to don my Concrete River skinsuit and it took over two months of pivoting, tweeking, and crying in defeat. I have a newfound respect for the Concrete River mixing style.
The profile is unctuous berry filled hops. If you mix this, please make sure you rewick!
This is a base for bread. Simply add your jam if you want bread with jam! I do not suggest vaping this by itself unless you're just looking to inhale a warm loaf. Full write-up coming soon on diyordievaping.com. Make sure you use the right baked bread concentrate. There is a VG one and a super concentrated version. This is the VG version.
A popular dessert in Thai Restaurants. Creamy coconut infused sticky rice with ripe slices of juicy mango.
FE sweet rice is the star of the show here and the main note of the recipe. It fades a little so we use it quite high at 5 percent.
FA cream fresh bridges the gap between our coconuts and our rice and makes the mix cohesive. It also adds a pleasing tropical dairy note on its own.
FA coco and TPA coconut candy blend in with our rice and infuse it with coconut goodness. This might look high for the coconut but it actually ends up pretty balanced throughout.
Flv mango is the mango we use here because it is the only one that will not blend into the middle of the mix or add a musky note. We use it quite low for flv without using CAP sweet alongside it because we want the rice to remain the star and the mango to be balanced alongside it when the rice fades a little in the next couple of days. You will notice the more you vape this the more prevalent the mango becomes.
Cap super sweet actually has a job here and it's to tone down the slightly bitter note you get at the end of the sweet rice exhale. This is something unique to sweet rice and this amount seems to mask it quite nicely.
This is not a recipe to throw in your steep cabinet. Great as a shake and vape.
Shoutout to ID10T, Matthew Kocanda, Rageisalotofwork, and my boy J E R R Y!
FA Carmel aka Caramel is used quite high. This is our top note and after testing it at multiple percentages all I can say is it just works at 2 percent. It just freaking works. Gives a nice soft caramel flavor reminiscent of brown butter to the mix. 2 percent might seem high to most but I just ask them to try it.
Cap Vanilla Custard is what really makes this ice cream and not gelato. This concentrate increases our steep time but also adds fresh yolks tempered in sugar lending a nice richness that is sorely needed in thick French ice cream.
INW Shisha Vanilla adds sweetness; a nice complex and wonderful vanilla that compliments our caramel and brings the mix to a whole new level.
HS French Vanilla Ice Cream is our soft slow-cooked buttery note with a nice slightly cold ice cream flavor. It has unparalleled richness so we must use it low. This also increases our steep time but it's worth it.
FLV Cream works as an emulsifier for the creams and a nice soft background creamy note that doesn't mute or lower our flavor ceiling. Truly an amazing concentrate. Also, I can't stress enough how well this and fresh cream work together.
FA Cream Fresh is the dairy brother of flv cream, This is our half and half unpasteurized and a necessary ingredient in our ice cream.
Full write-up of the process behind this recipe can be found on diyordievaping.com
You can find Jerry's version here: https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/46554
TRY IT! IT'S FUCKING FIRE!!!
What started as a cherry blossom macaron quickly turned into something else. The original mix was a bit lighter in flavor but I ended up liking certain parts of the vape so much I wanted to emphasize them. The main aspect of this is a certain in your face PINK flavor. There is also an almost cereal note with a bit of crunchberries in there.
TPA cherry blossom and CAP hibiscus blend together to create a sweet, airy, cherry pink floral note with a bit of syrup on top.
FA almond adds body to this pink note and lends it's own cherry note through our own minds associating almond extract with cherries. My best example of this phenomena is eating a big pint of ben and jerry's cherry garcia. This stuff is loaded with almond extract.
FA meringue adds a powdered sugar note, body, and acts as a condenser to the whole mix.
FA cookie adds a bit of texture and keeps the mix from being too one-note.
Cap Butter Cream works really well here, it actually has this unique taste when combined with meringue where it creates an almost delectable creamy filling and separates from the powdered sugar.
The suggested steep time brings out complexity but this mix is good day 1 for me.
A slight variation on ID10T's longing. I made this for myself just out of simple curiosity and because I wanted to see what florida key lime did in a mix. Surprisingly this ended up being too good not to share. I find myself (a person who almost never has an all day vape) vaping this literally all day long.
FA Florida Key Lime brings some delightful top note acid into the mix and fuses with the honeysuckle to make one complete and interesting top note. This simple addition completely changes the recipe up in a new and interesting way! It is used a little high because the flavor fades; however because we use it high, it fades to the perfect amount.
TFA Honeysuckle infuses the cream flavors with a delicate floral perfume. It’s carefully balanced at 3% to work as a shake-and-vape recipe here. Any higher would be overdoing it – we want the just the sillage of this summery fragrance, nature’s magnet for birds and bees, left behind after steeping in the ice cream base. Failing to strain out the flowers themselves would spoil this elegant dessert.
INW Shisha Vanilla brings a sweet, creamy vanilla, very reminiscent of a homemade, non-custard vanilla ice cream. This could almost be a two-ingredient recipe with just these two flavors, but some additional creams pick up where Shisha Vanilla leaves off.
TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is a tricky but essential addition. It’s tricky because it has something we don’t want, those custard notes, as this is an egg-free, AKA Philadelphia-style or American-style ice cream. Used low enough with these other ingredients, eggs can be avoided while still providing what we do want – that dense body and luxurious mouthfeel of churned heavy cream. that Shisha Vanilla doesn’t have enough of, and a more robust, truly vanilla bean flavor as opposed to Shisha Vanilla’s flavor that sits somewhere between extract and bean.
FLV Cream adds more neutral creamy body to the mix and binds and blends the honeysuckle, vanilla, and creams together. It enhances the heavy milk taste of Cream Fresh as well, but alone, it lacks enough dairy flavor to complete the milk and cream mix used to make this ice cream.
FA Cream Fresh brings the milk, but too much of it seems to react poorly to Honeysuckle in souring way, as if the ice cream had been made with milk that was a day or two past its sell-by date. To complete this ode to longing, Cream Fresh and FLV Cream need each other.
A simple springtime vape with a classic pairing of pear and honeysuckle.
FA pear is closer to an apple and more succulent and tart. TPA pear balances it out with flesh, water, crisp, and slightly floral notes. Honeysuckle blends with TPA pear enhancing the floral note, adding complexity with no downside, and enhancing the refreshing aspect of the overall flavor. TPA Dragonfruit works as an emulsifier; blending our pairing together and helping hit those middle notes of the fruit. FLV cream brings down the highs and mellows the notes out a little bit turning this into a nice subtle all-day vape.
I wanted to just enjoy a nice crisp apple cider paired with butterscotch. After playing around with the profile for a while this is what I came up with that feels balanced, satisfying, and flavorful. It ended up veering a little bit from the profile due to the cinnamon danish swirl but in a good way.
Apple Mix and Fuji create a really nice tart baked granny smith apple with a nice layer of slight spicy cidery goodness. The Fuji helps the apple have texture and crispness while the Apple mix completes the darker layers of the fruit and adds heat to it.
Liquid Amber used in small quantities adds an almost slightly fermented spiced sour aspect to our apple and really turns it into an all-out cider. The authenticity this flavor adds just amazes me.
Butterscotch ripple adds a nice counterbalance to our apple top note and forms a nice soft crack butterscotch glaze. Bolstered with a tiny bit of bavarian cream helps it stand up to the apple. There's a bit of inherent cream in both of these flavors that really helps to mellow out the whole vape a bit which it needs.
Cinnamon Danish Swirl completes our mix and really bridges the gap between the butterscotch and the apple cider making this a vape worthy of its name. The only way i can describe what it does is it fills in the gaps in the recipe. It adds a bit of cinnamon and a bit of mouth tingling warmth that really adds to the mouth feel of the recipe overall.