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Minor Strawberry Discussion (technically applies to all flavors)

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by Boogenshizzle, Feb 1, 2018.

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  1. Boogenshizzle

    Boogenshizzle Registered Supplier

    May 8, 2017
    Ormond Beach Florida
    Please remember, it's not JUST about throwing a bunch of strawberries together. You still have to understand your flavors and percents needed to accomplish the TYPE of strawberry you are looking for. Each strawberry brings a different aspect of the berry to the table. I use almost all strawberries I can find, but each one is used for the specific accent that it can give to the berry I'm looking for as a whole. From Syrup to Fresh ripe berries, it CAN be done.

    a few examples.

    Body strawberries: TFA Ripe, FA red touch,
    Poppy strawberries: Cap SS, TFA strawberry,
    Syrup: Real Flavors SC, Flavor Revolution Sweet Strawberry.
    INSANELY bright: Inawera Wild strawberry (somewhere between candy, syrup, bright, just delicious, just NOT by itself).

    So do your homework on how the strawberry in YOUR recipe is going to taste and use the strawberries needed to accomplish the taste you want.
     
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  2. englishmick

    englishmick Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2014
    Naptown, Indiana
    I'm sure this is a good approach for some people, but honestly, way above my head. My taste buds aren't that discriminating and I don't have a huge amount of time and energy to put into designing recipes.

    I read the idea of mixing several versions of a fruit to get a better result. I tried it with banana once. mixed 3 different banana flavors at 4% each. It turned out quite nice so I stuck with that recipe for a long time. Could have tried varying the %'s or figuring out what did what, but after 50 years of smoking I don't think I would ever be able to tell the difference.
     
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  3. dc99

    dc99 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2014
    earth
    I completely agree. To many times people just use the wrong one or substitute and wonder why there recipes never taste quite right. I dont think I have a single recipe with strawberry that only uses one. Actually almost every fruit flavor takes more than one. Sometimes its not even a strawberry that gets blended to get to a particular flavor profile. For instance, dragonfruit for wetness, fuji for mealiness and so on. Just throwing a couple of SB's together may not get you to where you want to go. It takes some time to learn your flavors but in the end it is well worth the trouble.
     
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  4. Boogenshizzle

    Boogenshizzle Registered Supplier

    May 8, 2017
    Ormond Beach Florida
    and you know what, for a lot of people. THAT WORKS! I get it. Smoked for a very long time. Didn't realize I was muting my tastes... Go figure...

    That's what it's all about is just not smoking. I love it. DIY. Beauty of it. Do it yourself. If it works for you and keeps ya off the stinkies, then BADASS!
     
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  5. j122068

    j122068 Full Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Ravenden springs AR
    Would you be willing to share your strawberry recipe? It sounds like you might have a good one and as complex as it sounds it would be nice not to have to experiment
     
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  6. dc99

    dc99 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2014
    earth
    Most of them are online in one of the more popular sites that is called by three letters and the first one is E
     
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  7. Boogenshizzle

    Boogenshizzle Registered Supplier

    May 8, 2017
    Ormond Beach Florida
    sure. I'd be happy to build a strawberry for you. What are you looking for? Fresh? Syrup? Bright? Dark? Slightly syrupy? Overly sweet? For cream? etc.
     
  8. j122068

    j122068 Full Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Ravenden springs AR
    Thanks!! Im just now getting into DIY with the exception of simple tobaccos. I had a cheese cake from tasty vapor and it was to strong, and I havent liked the cupcake flavoring and waffle juice I tried. I just assumed I didnt like cream or custard because of those experiences. I have only tasted strawberry a couple of times from a friend and it was a light but flavorful artificial type strawberry. it was the only fruit that ive thought, hmm that was good. Im getting strawberry milk shake from V3 today, they claim to use 5 different strawberry flavors for a realistic taste. Ill probably know a little more of what I like after the mail runs.
     
  9. j122068

    j122068 Full Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Ravenden springs AR
    i did not like any of the 500ml of e liquid i bought lol. i think i dont like their strawberry cause i tasted one called fairies blood one time that was good. i think I want a good flavorfull candy strawberry. actualy i just tried their blackberry cream it wasnt too bad.
     
  10. j122068

    j122068 Full Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Ravenden springs AR
    my mom says it tastes like fresh strawberries but I dont get it. maybe my tongue is broken. I guess Id like a hard candy strawberry. syrup sounds good but I dont know how that would translate with my taste buds.
     
  11. Snicks

    Snicks Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 7, 2013
    Riverside, CA
    I have three different strawberry flavors and I usually combine sweet and ripe to get the flavor I prefer.
     
  12. j122068

    j122068 Full Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Ravenden springs AR
    What brand are those?
     
  13. Letitia

    Letitia Therion/Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    I've found TFA strawberry ripe and INW shisha strawberry 2/1 respectively makes a good strawberry for bakery and creams.
     
  14. Snicks

    Snicks Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 7, 2013
    Riverside, CA
    Capella and Signature
     
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  15. dc99

    dc99 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2014
    earth
    TFA SB ripe 2-Cap sweet SB 3%

    I do really like OSDIY succulant SB. 5-6%
    Just base flavors. Tweak them for your own taste
     
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