has anyone actually made a good Boba's clone or GJ?

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  1. JoeDerty

    JoeDerty Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ive been hunting for the past week for a Boba's clone but have yet to see someone say they got it! Has there been any luck? or GJ
     
  2. kuvanos

    kuvanos Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Close but no cigar so far. Many people working on it.
     
  3. mourningshadow

    mourningshadow Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So far nothing has been close to be honest. However many amazing recipes have been made in the trying, a few of which for some are better than Boba's
     
  4. JoeDerty

    JoeDerty Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Any you would recommend?
     
  5. ardvaark

    ardvaark Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Seems #7 is going to be a good tasting alternative.


    Here are the seven (plus a Gorilla Juice) Clone recipes that were tested by at least 14 vapers. The real Boba's was always vaped first and all others were tried against it and never in the same order.

    RBA dripping atties were used.

    Other important notes,
    - not all flavorings were 100% VG
    - all bases were 12mg at 100% VG
    - 15% flavor to base
    - B&M Plus = Ecig Express
    - Tobacco Express Captain = Ecig Express
    - Black Honey Tobacco = Ecig Express
    - Coconut = Capella
    - Cotton Candy = LorAnn
    - Chocolate Fudge Brownie = Capella
    - Cinnamon Danish Swirl = Capella
    - Graham Cracker = Capella
    - Bannana Nutbread = FlavorArt
    - Cherry = Canvape Pro Series?
    - Almond Oil = LorAnn
    - Sweetner = Ethyl Maltol Crystals in VG
    - Steep time one week through to three weeks by end of trial

    Boba's Clone #1
    Black and Mile Plus 60.0%
    Cotton Candy 20.0%
    Coconut 20.0%

    Boba's Clone #2
    Black and Mile Plus 42.9%
    Cinnamon Danish Swirl 21.4%
    Graham Cracker 21.4%
    Coconut 7.1%
    Vinegar 7.1%

    Boba's Clone #3
    Black and Mile Plus 42.9%
    Cinnamon Danish Swirl 21.4%
    Almond oil 21.4%
    Coconut 7.1%
    Vinegar 7.1%

    Boba's Clone #4
    Black and Mile Plus 71.4%
    Tobacco Express Captian 14.3%
    Coconut 14.3%

    Boba's Clone #5
    Black and Mile Plus 25.0%
    Chocolate Fudge Brownie 25.0%
    Coconut 12.5%
    Vape Wizard 37.5%

    Snuck this one in there to mix the taste buds up
    Gorilla Juice Clone #6
    Black and Mile Plus 30.0%
    Black Honey Tobacco 30.0%
    Banana Nutbread 30.0%
    Sweetener 10.0%

    Boba's Clone #7
    Black and Mile Plus 40.0%
    Cinnamon Danish Swirl 20.0%
    Almond oil 20.0%
    Coconut 7.1%
    Graham Cracker 7.1%
    Vinegar 5.8%

    Boba's Clone #8
    Tobacco Blend (Alc) 25.0%
    Cinnamon Danish Swirl 20.0%
    Almond oil 10.0%
    Cherry 15.0%
    Graham Cracker 20.0%
    Cotton Candy 10.0%


    The results for "rate which is most like the orginal" scored in the following order (most to least);

    #7, #3, #4, #8, #2 #5, #1, #8

    Some comments;
    #1 "Tastes more like Bounty Hunter"
    #2 "Flat, almost tasteless"
    #3 "needs more cinamon"
    #4 "not boba's but can I order 100 ml?"
    #5 "Yuk"
    #6 "I think you messed up, that's Gorilla Juice, no really."
    #7 "Don't tell anyone, ssh!"
    #8 "Like it better than Boba's"
     
  6. FFAD214

    FFAD214 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    ETC. ETC.




    Wow! Thank you for the great info!!!
     
  7. JoeDerty

    JoeDerty Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  8. mourningshadow

    mourningshadow Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Here is my favorite recipe that came from trying to clone BB and GJ. Nowhere near a clone but I like it.

    VZ Black Cigar 3%
    TPA Molasses 2%
    TPA Graham Cracker 3%
    VZ Coconut 1%
    VZ Banana 1.5%
    MTS Vape Wizard 1%
     
  9. Barbara21

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    I've never had Boba's. But I mixed up a batch of number 7 (with a couple of unavoidable substitutions) and it made quite a good juice. Freshly made, it seems a bit weak at 15%, but I'll let it sit awhile before making any final determination.

    Thank you for the recipe!!
     
  10. brokepainter

    brokepainter Super Member ECF Veteran

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    So to make Bobas #7 I am supposed to mix the flavorings first? Like I want 30ml of flavoring so I mix that up based off the percentages but how long do I let theses flavorings steep before I mix up my batch with nic to let steep? Sorry for the dumb question but I want to get this right.
     
  11. Bryan lord

    Bryan lord Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    I'm pretty sure you just make it with everything and then it steeps.


    -Lord
     
  12. BootsElectric

    BootsElectric Full Member

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    You want to make a 30ml of just flavoring?
    If that's not what you were asking then all u need to do is break those numbers down to a 20% ratio as the op said. Get an eliquid calculator that will allow you to put in total flavor % so you can just use those percentages without having to work too hard lol There's one out there but I can't think of the name of it...maybe someone else knows?
     
  13. Bryan lord

    Bryan lord Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    E juice me up or e juice calculator. Just google e juice calc.


    -Lord
     
  14. Svt54

    Svt54 Full Member Verified Member

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    So when you say vinegar, are we talking apple cider vinegar?
     
  15. MamaTried

    MamaTried Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    >- 15% flavor to base

    does this mean 15% of total (15f +85b) or literally 15 to (15f + 100b)?
     
  16. Svt54

    Svt54 Full Member Verified Member

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    Should be 15f + 85b
     
  17. cignewton

    cignewton Full Member

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    I finally received my Boba's and Gorilla Juice today from AVE. I was a bit underwhelmed. The reason being that I made some Boba's Clone #7 a few weeks ago now, and I can say it is in the ballpark to the real deal in my opinion. While not a perfect match it certainly is just as good a juice if not better. This was sampled on a squid-style RDA.

    The Black & Mild cigar flavor dominates. If anything, I would add just a bit less vinegar next time to my #7 mix, but I agree it needs to be there. I also taste malt (aroma of malt sugar) in the real Boba's.

    The 100% VG in the real Boba's makes for a smoother, fuller vape, but you can get your clone to 10/90 or 15/85 depending on how strong you like it. You'll need a VG nicotine source if you're particular about it. My mix is about 70/30 PG/VG and it's real nice.

    As for Gorilla Juice (and Clone #6), I haven't made that clone but the real GJ has a spot on Banana Nut Bread flavor I've tasted before. I'm currently out, but I had some Banana Nut Bread Concentrated Flavor from Vaping Zone... it tastes just like it. I'm sure Capellas or FlavourArt is also very good.

    Nice recipes!
     
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