This is a complex cavendish with peanut butter and caramel. Dark, mysterious, sweet, and nutty. Like David Attenborough.
This is probably the 10th version of this recipe that started simple, but became a pain in the ass. All I wanted was a strong cavendish, with a little caramel and moderate peanut butter. I kept trying to force it to work with only INW Cavendish as the main note, and it just wouldn't happen. It smells great, but it doesn't translate. Picked up FLV Cavendish, even worse. Smells amazing, but has this horrible cloying cherry in the background that is almost nauseating. So I ended up making my own cavendish, which is what I want to taste when I smell INW Cavendish and FLV Cavendish.
INW Tobacco Cavendish Type - This stayed in, because it is still a solid 'cavendish'. It's a little spiced, sweet, and smooth.
INW Tobacco Kent - This was the breakthrough. All attempts up until I realized this was what I was looking for were trash compared to the attempts with it. I love this stuff. Dark molasses, a little anise, spices, and almost burned brown sugar. It's perfect. Unfortunately though it has been discontinued. I apparently bought the last two 30mls from vaperstek, so if anyone really wants to mix this hit me up on reddit and I'll send you some. I should be able to mix a few gallons with what I've got.
INW Gold Ducat- Topping for the cavendish. This is mild and syrupy, a little bit of plum or raisin back in there, with some light leaf. I wanted those dark fruits and they come through after a steep.
FLV Cured Tobacco - Dry, nutty, and woody. I needed everything this has for the cavendish.
INW Classic for Pipe Black - Pretty much a standard for down and dirty tobacco mixes. I didn't get too crazy with it because I wanted to keep it cavendish rather than a cigar dunked in a jar of peanut butter.
INW DNB - I push it up to 1.5, but for the masses I think 1 is good. Ashtray.
TPA DX Peanut Butter - One of if not the only DX that is way more kickass than the OGs. Regular PB will work but obviously not as awesome.
DFS Holy Holy Grail RY4 - So this was the bastard that made this happen. All I get from this is caramel. No vanilla, no tobacco. Just an amazing, melted, gooey caramel. I did another RY4 that needed TPA RY4D, and I had to do something with this. It was a serious bitch to work with. Any higher and it's cloying and sticky and buries everything. Much lower and it disappears into the peanut butter and Kent. 2% is perfect and it took many attempts to get it right.
I hope you all enjoy this as much as I enjoy everything about Mr. Attenborough. It needs minimum 3 weeks, more won't hurt.
I got back into fruits thanks to an old bottle of Bombies Cold Press I found, so i initially dove into citrus. This is the result. Terrorhawk is awesome, and was an inspiration for this, but I enjoy this much more. It's a sweet, floral grapefruit backed up with some dark berries.
FLV Pink Guava - Not much to say, it's an awesome grapefruit. Very sweet, almost sticky, I needed the brighter, more realistic grapefruit notes.
FLV Lychee - This stuff is great. I enjoy it at 1% on it's own or with a little WS-23. Very sweet lychee, more of a syrup.
INW White Grapefruit - If you've never tried this solo do it. It is intensely floral, concentrated grapefruit pith. So, so good. It's super potent, so .25 brings that bitter pith I wanted for the grapefruit.
FA Forest Mix - An easy choice for berries. Good on it's own, here it blends into and mellows the sharpness of the citrus.
FA Sicilian Mix - Another one I would vape solo. A very good mix of lemon, lime, and syrupy orange. Not too tart, but pushes the citrus further.
FW Ruby Red Grapefruit - A Pretty accurate grapefruit juice. Dry and bright, with a little pith bitterness. I really like this stuff, and here it rounds out out our grapefruit, bringing it more into candy / juice territory rather than an accurate grapefruit.
TPA Honeysuckle - I wanted more floral but more INW White Grapefruit could be lethal, so in comes Honeysuckle. Lightly floral, sweet, and wet.
WS-23 - This can obviously be increased to taste. The goal here was to have the mix chilled, not cold. Any higher and it was muting top notes for me.
INW Cactus - This adds just a touch of that cactus 'wtf is that' and some wet. I think it adds a little complexity that was missing without it.
FA Lime Tahity Cold Pressed - I wanted to push the sharpness of the citrus even further, and was having a hard time doing it until a reddit conversation gave me the little light over my head. This stuff is intense, and I'd say pretty floral. I love it. Too much and it will choke you out though.
The Burninator because it will punch you in your little bitch throat. I enjoy the harshness of the citrus fresh, but if you want to avoid that i'd give it a week or more.
This was created with my first press of the 'random recipe' button. It's a pretty fantastic ry4, but I can't really take credit for it. Our computer overlords can, for sure.
Red oak is a little woody, but it's mostly dark sweetness. I typically use FA Oak Wood, but they are pretty much interchangeable.
DNB is ash, and a good amount of it keeps this dirty, instead of full on sweet.
Cohiba is really good stuff, sweet, a little bit of leaf, and nutty. Not an in your face tobacco, but I really enjoy it.
Tab Blended is essentially a nutty ry4, and it either has no vanilla, or I can't taste it, thank god. It's a very smooth, light caramel, and the 'tobacco' in it basically just makes it dirty.
FYI numerous additional presses of the 'random recipe' button yielded garbage, but this is a nice change of pace from more authentic tobaccos. It's fine after 10 days, but tab blended get reeeeeally good after a few weeks.
I really liked TPA RY4 Double solo when I got it, but it got boring quick. Obviously not enough tobacco, top heavy, and just kind of flat. I was working on another variation with DFS Holy Holy Grail, but that needs to be something else completely. I tried a few existing recipes that were using additional tobacco to bolster RY4Ds, but they were still lacking in my opinion. INW Dark for Pipe was an obvious choice, and is a perfect match with RY4D. I really like this stuff fresh just because of how potent Dark for Pipe is, but after 3 weeks everything has come together and blended wonderfully. If you want an RY4 that has some serious punch this is what you are looking for.
INW Classic for pipe Dark:
This stuff I awesome. Dark, earthy, skunky tobacco with some dark fruit and a little cacao. It's an absolutely perfect match with RY4D, and the cigar / fruit / cacao make this a perfect base for a stanky RY4.
INW Classic for pipe Black:
A legit full bodied, smoky tobacco to add a bit more depth and authenticity to the Dark.
TPA RY4 Double:
Not much that needs to be said about this. A really fantastic RY4, I get loads of smooth caramel, and almost no vanilla or tobacco. Which is great because I really don't like vanilla. This started high, but after a couple variations it ended up at 4%. At first it really stands out, but after some time it comes together with Dark and they blend perfectly.
FA Oak Wood:
This was the perfect way to add a little more body while also adding some wood and a little more sweetness that I wanted but wasn't quite getting after dropping the RY4D to where it is. Also doesn't add any additional gunkyness while bringing a little more authenticity to the tobacco base.
I never found a coffee / tobacco recipe I liked. They all were just a mess, either not enough coffee or not enough tobacco or just off in general. I found Connecticut Shade and knew it had to be the one. This is good S&V, gets even better after a couple weeks, but I'll say 10 days would be fine.
This is a really interesting flavor to me. A slightly spiced, wet, and earthy tobacco, with a little cacao and bourbon. There is also some coffee here, and it meshes perfectly with dark bean. It's a little top heavy, but other stuff helps with that.
Red Burley / Kentucky Blend:
A perfect combo to give a little more tobacco, round out the Shade, and dry things out a bit.
Not much to say. I started with this at .4, but it seemed to fade into / blend into the Shade too much, so I bumped it up. Nice bit of coffee without that awful burned popcorn.
This is the bridge between the Shade and everything else. Shade can really take over a mix, and is hard to get into the middle. Bourbon does this really well, and adds a little warmth and bourbon for you boozehounds putting liquor in your coffee.
I like this stuff as an accent. Hell I even like it more as a main note. Here it adds just a little to the shades spices, and makes the bourbon not so bourbon-y. I know a lot of people don't like it, leave it out if you want, but it's quite nice here.