Cabana Boy: Redux

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  1. ddirtyvapes

    ddirtyvapes Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2011
    Portland, ME
    This is my all day, every day vape. I make and use other juices but I probably use this 90% of the time. It is a not-too-sweet, slightly tart, tropical blend that began as a half-clone of Propaganda's Illuminati but went well off the rails.

    I have posted this recipe before but this is sufficiently different to be posting again, I think. A number of ingredients have either been added, changed, or altered in amount. Because it's my ADV, I am constantly tweaking, and I can't promise it won't change again. However, in my opinion, this is a vast improvement over the original.

    This recipe does not contain diketones. Certainly as far as I know, anyway.

    Cabana Boy
    5% TFA Orange Mandarin
    1% CAP Sweet Tangerine
    2% TFA Pineapple
    2% CAP Golden Pineapple
    3% CAP Yellow Peach
    2% TFA Ripe Strawberry
    1.5% TFA Sour
    optional 1-2% TFA Koolada

    Recommended 35/65 PG/VG, but do what you will. Shake and vape.

    If you are missing ingredients, here's some help: Previous versions used 6% TFA Orange Mandarin and no Tangerine, 4% TFA Pineapple can be used, as can 2% TFA Strawberry (not ripe) in a pinch. The above recipe is definitely recommended, though, as is using the Yellow Peach.

    Enjoy.
     
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  2. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Sep 11, 2010
    between here and there
    I love the Dragon Punch. Bet I am going to like this also.
    Thanks for posting. Have to order the Yellow peach so it will be a while before I can make it. Currently traveling so will have to wait until I get back home.
    :)
     
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  3. ddirtyvapes

    ddirtyvapes Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2011
    Portland, ME
    No problem! Please let me know what you think of it when you try it out! You could probably use another peach flavor if you just wanted to try, but CAP's is quite different IMO. It is unusually tart for a peach flavor; it's not inauthentic necessarily but lacking the sweetness of a real peach. I happen to like that, and use that particular peach more than any other.

    That being said, I purposely try to make recipes that can use substitutions and this is no exception. I just think (as I said above) that the posted recipe is superior to my other versions, and there were many other versions. There may still be more!
     
  4. Road King

    Road King Super Member ECF Veteran

    I just updated my wish list with CAP Yellow Peach & TFA Orange Mandarin. The rest I have.
    I make your Dragon Punch often. Good stuff. :thumb:
     
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  5. tazzle

    tazzle Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 5, 2014
    Athens, Greece
    Ha! this sounds fantastic, and I have exactly zero of these flavors! My luck! Nevertheless, I've added them all to my list of flavors to look out for. (many Capella flavors, especially, can be difficult to source over here)
     
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  6. ddirtyvapes

    ddirtyvapes Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2011
    Portland, ME
    Sorry it's been a few months but did you get to try it @Road King and @tazzle? It's still my ADV!

    Ed: also Road King I missed that you use my Dragon Punch often. So happy to hear that :)
     
  7. tazzle

    tazzle Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 5, 2014
    Athens, Greece
    I have more than I had before, but still not all the flavors! Still missing
    TFA Orange Mandarin, TFA Pineapple (I probably won't get this anyway; I think my inawera pineapple will probably be okay to sub!), TFA Ripe Strawberry, and TFA Sour.
     
  8. ddirtyvapes

    ddirtyvapes Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2011
    Portland, ME
    Yeah, you definitely need the Orange Mandarin I think. That's essentially the base, and as I mentioned in the original post you could definitely get away with all OM and no Sweet Tangerine for the orange but it sounds like you have ST?

    I agree that INW could be subbed but I've only ever used a tiny bit, had an 8 or 10mL and never reordered but I seem to recall liking it. Do you find it similar to any other company's pineapple? Originally the recipe just used the TFA but that doesn't really taste like pineapple. I like it for other reasons but it doesn't taste like the real fruit. The CAP also isn't SUPER authentic but better. I just haven't remembered to order INW or FlavorArt's but I have a feeling a truly authentic pineapple could replace the two in the recipe; the CAP has some authenticity the TFA is missing whereas the TFA has the sweetness the CAP is missing, so a really good Pineapple should have both.

    Well, good luck amassing them all and let me know if you're able to try it or a similar subbed out alteration :)
     
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  9. tazzle

    tazzle Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 5, 2014
    Athens, Greece
    Actually, I do have a mandarin flavor that I love, but it comes from a no-name local company that apparently repackages other flavors. It might even be TFA. Still falling short on ingredients for this at the moment, though. I have white peach and inawera peach but not yellow peach. I have six kinds of strawberry, but not strawberry sweet. But most critically, probably, I don't have TFA Sour, or any kind of Sour. I would try this with my subs (until I do get the right ones) if it weren't for that.

    I have around 230 concentrates, yet rarely find a recipe that I have all the exact ingredients for!
     
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  10. ddirtyvapes

    ddirtyvapes Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2011
    Portland, ME
    Lol, isn't that always the way!! I have so many flavors and I am ALWAYS missing one, or two.

    I would tell you to just try and sub but the sour is really important :( If no sour, Yellow peach. None of those fruits are inherently tart so I think without either of those flavors it will be super off from mine. But it happens! You'll just let me know if you have the opportunity to try it out :)
     
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  11. tazzle

    tazzle Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 5, 2014
    Athens, Greece
    I will, and thank you for sharing it! <3
     
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