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Recipes for Dummies

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by PapawBrett, Jan 14, 2017.

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  1. PapawBrett

    PapawBrett Travelin' Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2012
    Monroe NC
    Yes, I actually started this thread :confused:
    The idea here is to assemble recipes that are easy. uncomplicated. basic.
    I would ask that anyone who joins in please post your most basic recipes. Maybe four flavors, or less. And no decimal points please.
    The Goal is to gather recipes that DIY newcomers, and people who lead active lifestyles, can find quick and easy recipes that can be mixed easily.
    Allow me to post a few examples. None of these are my own recipes, but rather recipes that I have found that I really enjoy.

    White Rabbit ;
    French Vanilla (TFA) - 12%
    Creme De Menthe (TFA) - 7%
    Whipped Creme (TFA) - 5%
    Sweet Cream (TFA) - 2%
    Easy. Simple. Four basic DIY flavors, no decimal figures. And I like the taste !

    Caramel Surprise ;
    Caramel (VZ) - 5%
    English Toffee (VZ) - 5%
    French Vanilla (TFA) - 5%
    Bavarian Creme (TFA) -5%
    Doesn't get much easier that this. Four flavors, all at five percent. And I was able to use a few Vaping Zone flavors a young lady on the ECF gave me. It is one of my favorites.

    Vanilla Lovers Delight ;
    Vanilla Swirl (TFA) - 14%
    Bavarian Creme (TFA) - 3%
    French Vanilla (TFA) - 3%
    Love a good Vanilla flavor. And it does get much easier- three flavors and done.

    Brandy Alexandra ;
    Chocolate (TFA) - 8%
    Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (TFA) - 6%
    Brandy (TFA) - 4%
    Cinnamon (TFA) 2%
    An interesting flavor that I occasionally vape along with an extracted tobacco after a long day behind the wheel.

    Again, none of these recipes are of my own making. These are a few I've found along the way. These are all simple recipes, as I prefer the K.I.S.S. method. This is NOT a knock against those who can mix eight, ten or even a dozen or more flavors into delightful concoctions. If you can do all that, more power to you. But I prefer to Keep It Simple.
    If anyone else would like to share some very basic recipes, it would be appreciated. Thanks, Papaw.

    EDIT : it has been pointed out to me that I should post the following abbreviations that might be used in some of the following recipes.
    TFA - The Flavor Apprentice
    CAP - Capella
    FW - Flavor West
    FA - Flavor Art
    INW (or INA) - Inawera
    HS - Hangsen
    LA - Lorann
    LAN Lorann Natural
    SM - Seedmans
    VZ - Vaping Zone
    TFW - The Flavour Wizard
    Forgive me if I left any out, or just correct me along the thread.
     
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  2. Breezy Dawn

    Breezy Dawn Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2015
    Virginia
    Love this idea because i need help! I am a diy dummy so thank you!
     
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  3. Rule62

    Rule62 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Florida
    OSDIY Lucky Shot. 10%
    80VG/20PG
    Doesn't get any simpler than that.
     
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  4. PapawBrett

    PapawBrett Travelin' Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2012
    Monroe NC
    Just a play on the "PC for Dummies" concept. ;)
    I am hopeful that some of the Veteran DIY'ers can come by and share some of their more basic recipes. I remember struggling mightily when I started mixing, and even now still prefer the more basic recipes.:thumb:
     
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  5. Breezy Dawn

    Breezy Dawn Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2015
    Virginia
    There alot of "for dummies" books out now. I am going follow this closely and hope to find something I love!

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
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  6. pwheeler

    pwheeler Just Vaping Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 14, 2013
    Weimar, TX
    OSDIY Blue Raz Slushy 10%
    VG/PG 50/50
    One of the best single flavors I've ever had. Super easy, 1 flavor!
     
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  7. Rule62

    Rule62 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Florida
    Yep. I use that one too. Good stuff!
     
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  8. Breezy Dawn

    Breezy Dawn Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2015
    Virginia
    Oh please add if you post a recipe the steep time. That always seems left out. I tried the OSDIY strawberry milk and blue note at 10 and i dont like them :(
     
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  9. pwheeler

    pwheeler Just Vaping Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 14, 2013
    Weimar, TX
    The blu raz is shake and bake. Most fruit flavors are usually good right out of the gate. It's generally the bakery and tobacco flavors that require a good bit of steep time.
     
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  10. PapawBrett

    PapawBrett Travelin' Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2012
    Monroe NC
    Paul is right, it is usually bakery and tobacco that require steeping.
    I usually let all of my mixes steep a week or so, and shake every day/ every other day just to help the components mix.
    Here is a recipe I enjoy, but it takes two to four weeks to mature ;
    Honey Nut Tobacco
    555 DK Tobacco (TFA) - 5%
    Honey (TFA) -3%
    It makes for a tasty flavor, but it takes a while to get there.
     
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  11. pwheeler

    pwheeler Just Vaping Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 14, 2013
    Weimar, TX
    Another along the same lines as Papaw's:

    Nude Nicotine's Honey Tobacco
    Can be used as a single flavor. Their recommended concentration is .5-2%, but I prefer 4% in a 50/50 mix of VG/PG. I've used it straight from mixing and shaking and it's good, but should be steeped for at least a week, 2 is better.
     
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  12. Rule62

    Rule62 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Florida
    I like a good Classic style RY4. This is my favorite. It takes a little steep time, the longer the better.

    TFA RY4 Double 7%
    TFA RY4 Asian 3%
    Ethyl Maltol 2%
    Acetyl Pyrazine 2 drops per 10ml
     
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  13. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    HS Vanilla
    Hangsen Vanilla - 5.5%

    Vanilla Surprise
    Hangsen Vanilla - 2.5%
    FA Vienna Cream - .5%
    Hangsen RY4 - 2.5%

    Virginia
    FA Virginia - 3.0%

    Chocolate Cream
    FA Chocolate - 5.5%
    FA Fresh Cream - 4.5%
     
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  14. Breezy Dawn

    Breezy Dawn Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2015
    Virginia
    Only recipe ive mastered is RY4 double at 10% :thumbs:
     
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  15. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Blueberry Cream
    FA Bilberry - 4%
    FA Fresh Cream - 3%

    HS Delux
    Hangsen Delux - 4.75%
     
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  16. Vicman

    Vicman Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 6, 2014
    Chicago
    Cinnamon Danish
    Cinnamon Danish (Cap) 7%
    Vienna Cream (FA) 2%

    Personally, not something I vape as I am not a pastry guy and it is heavy with cinnamon for my tastes. However, made this for my neighbor and he could not get enough of it. I taught him how to make it a few months ago and he is still vaping it along with making a few of his own mixes now. He likes it shake and vape but since it has cream and pastry, would bet a 2 week steep would be nice. Like I said, I do not vape it but have made up over 500 mils for the neighbor before teaching him how to mix.

    Old Captain
    Old Captain (Super Concentrates or SC) 3%

    Been my go to tobacco vape for around a month now. Shake and vape it is a real nice tobacco with caramel and smokey notes. I find most of the SC line to be good at 3% (YMMV). For me, they are real nice, realistic tobacco vapes.

    Edit was had the wrong cream. Oops
     
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  17. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    If you care to get a little more involved with Hangsen tobacco's, here is an experiment of mine that I actually liked quite a bit and vape everyday.

    Hangsen Delux - 1.7%
    Highway - 1.7%
    Desert Ship - 1.7%
    USA Red - 1.7%
    RY4 - 2.5%
    Vanilla - .9%
     
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  18. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    OOPS! Sorry about the decimal points. Wasn't paying attention.
     
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  19. PapawBrett

    PapawBrett Travelin' Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2012
    Monroe NC
    No biggie. Me personally, I would just round them up to the next whole number and hope for the best....
     
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  20. PapawBrett

    PapawBrett Travelin' Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2012
    Monroe NC
    Apparently I named this thread properly....

    Looking through some of my DIY materials, wondering what I might try next, I found something I hadn't tried yet :confused:
    This 10ml sample was mixed on 9/17 ( I date my labels)

    Boston Creme Pie ;
    Bavarian Cream (TFA) - 8%
    Vanilla Cupcake (TFA) - 7%
    Chocolate (TFA) - 5%

    It actually tastes pretty good. I might have to mix up some more...:thumb:
     
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