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OSDIY - flavors, % used and everything else

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  1. Spydro

    Spydro Sindoyen Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 20, 2013
    Ah yes, the joose bandits. The folks who buy ingredients in far greater quantities so at far lower cost than we as individuals doing personal DIY can. The 'bandits' I'm mostly referring to are those that don't have a lab, a store front, employees, insurance or the endless other extra expenses associated with a real business that might justify to some extent the ridiculous prices they want for joose that seldom fits our personal tastes as well as our own DIY does. Those who often just mix at home, on the kitchen table, out in the garage, in the family bath tub or where ever that you have no idea at all of what the quality of the ingredients are or how clean/safe they are. Unfortunately cost drives some premade users to buy joose from unknown/unproven sources that could be some of the worst sources.

    I started doing DIY when I started vaping, but I also bought premade from established sources with labs as I was learning how to get my DIY to the place I wanted it. I stopped buying premade when I figured out enough of my own nic free DIY recipes to have the variety I wanted for all of my vaping. I can't remember exactly when I last bought premade as part of my kit (maybe 4+/- years ago?). But I did do a half dozen of them from quite large samples (with nic in them) that were sent to me from South Africa to try out for my opinion/review of them about 2.5 years ago. Five of them were winners for me (an unbelievable percentage), but I did not acquire more of them. I was long out of the buying premade game and didn't want to use nic joose (although I'm 99% sure they would have custom mixed for me without the nic). They did not ship to the USA though. So any more would have had to come via the same resident there who bought/sent the samples to me for the review (who was happy to continue doing so). The joose easily earned my kudo's, was sold for very reasonable prices compared to most US vendors and he got my sincerest kudo's. But I've always paid my own way in life, and he wouldn't accept my money.
     
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  2. Foggy Road

    Foggy Road Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2015
    Garland,TX
    I'm so happy with the LL+LS combo that I've already mixed a second 20ml batch. BUT when I sat the new batch next to the 3 day old batch there was an extreme difference in color. Made me think I may have done something wrong with the new batch! No worries, 24 hours later they look nearly identical in color. Funny how this stuff works.

    Anyway I also mixed up 20ml of Arnold Palmer and it is definitely another keeper. While I can't detect the taste of tea I'm sure it contributes to what the flavor is and I like it.
    Next up will likely be trying something with the Baked Cinnamon Roll. What I had in mind when ordering it was too mix in a good dose of Fuji in the hope of getting something like an apple Danish flavor. Probably will try that first. But I also have Osdiy cherry, blueberry and blackberry untried and standing in line. Might be able to do the same with any of those. Thoughts?

    That will leave me with one untried flavor. The Choco yum cake. That might be best to try on its own the first time, I'm guessing?
     
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  3. Spydro

    Spydro Sindoyen Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 20, 2013
    Have next to no experience with BCR @Foggy Road as vaping what are to me too sweet flavor profiles is not really my thing. But I have tried the OSF BCR. I mixed it 10 to 1 with LO Cream Cheese Icing IAMA way back as a kid when I actually ate such they were drizzled with simple maiden glaze. The vape tastes like I remember the way we made them at home (but that memory is clouded by the 5-6 decades since I have eaten BCR's).

    I considered but never tried the OSF AP tea as I didn't think it would work for me anymore than Southern Sweet Tea did way back when I tried it. The only teas I have vaped for any extended period of time have been Spiced Chai and Chamomile, both made with tea, spice concentrates that I extracted myself from raw ingredients minus the sweet or milky additives (Black Indian tea for one, Chamomile flowers for the other and appropriate locally acquired spices).
     
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  4. englishmick

    englishmick Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2014
    Naptown, Indiana
    I tried BCR. I normally like sweet juice and the BCR was a bit harsh for me. I was planning to try again with something else added to it, but after it sat on the shelf for a couple of months I quite liked it. For me it's like menthol, wouldn't want to vape it all the time but it's a refreshing change once in a while. Stops the taste buds from getting stale.
     
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  5. Foggy Road

    Foggy Road Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2015
    Garland,TX
    Funny thing about these OSDIY flavors and blends. They sounds sweet but it really doesn't come thru for me. With exception of AP and Pink Lemonade. Both very lemony with what strikes me as a natural fruity sweetness from the lemon. Nowhere near obnoxiously sweet.
    Some of the flavors actually seem to benefit from adding just a touch of sweetener. I've come to suspect that is by design, to give mixers the choice of how sweet they want it.
     
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  6. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    I hope you don't mind, but I shared the fact that you really like the LS + LL combo, with Kimberly on Friday. (Didn't share your specific User name nor real name though). Had called her about something else, and then remembered your post about the LS + LL. Thought I'd just pass it along to her as another kudo for their OSB and OSF. She was pleased to hear that it's something that's working for you!

    Just a heads up on the OSDIY Baked Cinnamon Roll flavoring - It does have alcohol in it. I let my mix breathe for a day or so, with the bottle tip and cap off, to let the alcohol evaporate off. After that it's smoother and nice, to me. The only other flavoring I've ever mixed with it...was a minimal amount of the LorAnn Cream Cheese Icing. However, I like it just as well without it. You might want to try it solo first, after letting it breathe, before you try it with your Fuji Apple. To me, it definitely tastes more like a real Cinnamon Roll, than a Danish. But you know what they say about everyone's perception of taste. So....who knows what it'll taste like to you. :)
     
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  7. Foggy Road

    Foggy Road Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2015
    Garland,TX
    @JCinFLA I don't mind your sharing with Kimberly in the least. Next time thank her for me.

    Thanks for the heads up on the alcohol. Will follow your advice.

    FYI. My Innokin VV/VW V3 is scheduled to deliver Tuesday.

    Also just about to step out and complete a trade for 3 litres of nic with a trusted member who I've dealt with before. Thought I'd never have a stash of the stuff.
     
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  8. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    I'll do that for you. :thumb:

    I forgot to mention in my last post, that I'd also told her you'd wondered about their 2 tobaccos:
    Since you vape 24mg nic eliquid with an older set-up like she does at 1.5-1.8 ohms...she recommended using 10% or maybe even a little higher, when making each one. As far as the 2 tobaccos they have - The RJ4 OSB is their version of a RY4 (tobacco, vanilla, and caramel). The one that used to be called "Tobacco Blend", is now called "T/A Blend" instead, because Canadian buyers were having trouble with their Customs not letting it go through because of the name. So, they changed the name to "T/A Blend", since it's really a Tobacco Absolute Blend anyway. Now it goes through Canadian Customs with no trouble. ;) She also mentioned that some people like the T/A Blend with a little fruit flavoring or vanilla in it at times, so you might want to give those a try sometime, too.

    :thumbs: I hope it works out great for you.

    :thumbs: :banana: :thumbs:
     
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  9. englishmick

    englishmick Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2014
    Naptown, Indiana
    I've been doing that as well. I have 9 tanks in action and ended up with 10 flavors, so I decided to combine those two. I like them both but the combination is really good. Of the two I prefer Lucky Shot so I mixed 2 parts of that with one part Lotta Latte.
     
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  10. Foggy Road

    Foggy Road Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2015
    Garland,TX
    :) I'm going the other direction. First mix was equal 50/50. Second mix I bumped up. The LL and cut the LS a bit.
     
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  11. Foggy Road

    Foggy Road Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2015
    Garland,TX
    Actually did add some Mandarin orange once. It was tasty.
     
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  12. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    Did you all notice there's a new Blend now...Pumpkin Spice Cream? Kimberly said Shane's been working on it for quite awhile, to get it just like he wanted it. Depending on how it sells, it may be a permanent new OSB or only a seasonal one. I asked if it was fairly heavily spiced in her opinion, or on the milder side, since I don't care for strong. She said I'd probably like it then, because she didn't consider it to be heavy. I told her I'd give it a try in my next order.

    One Stop Blends - Pumpkin Spice Cream - 10mL

    By the way, they usually have a Halloween Sale each year. Forgot to ask her about this year though.
     
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  13. Spydro

    Spydro Sindoyen Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 20, 2013
    I came up with a Spiced Pumpkin Velvet DIY (with no crust) around 4-5 years ago that I do vape when it starts to cool off here on the desert. It is used from about Halloween to Thanksgiving every year. I do like strong flavor, but by turkey day (if not before) I've about had enough of it until the next fall because the enjoyment from vaping it goes from being a happy.......

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  14. Spydro

    Spydro Sindoyen Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 20, 2013
    Another new recipe is worked out and added to the list that uses just two flavors that I like individually... Cocos and the Green Fairy (Cocos is coconut and The Green Fairy is absinthe).

    Typically the best Absinthe concentrates come from Europe But I just used TFA Absinthe in my blend along with FW Creamy Coconut and it came out fine. Percentages are to taste so you'll have to figure them out for yourself if you decide to try it. Absinthe is the strong flavor of wormwood, anise, sweet fennel and other herb additives that if mixed at too high of a percentage can be sharp and will be over the top sweet. Rec you start low-mid percentage in a blend, you can always add more to your taste.
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    Of interest maybe.... Absinthe was first distilled into a liquor from the leaves, stems and flowers of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) in the 18th century by some of my ancestors in the Val-de-Travers area of Switzerland.

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  15. sk25411

    sk25411 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 8, 2017
    San Diego, California
    Placed an order for blue raspberry slush, as I misplaced (well ruined) my first one.

    First, I want to sub BRS in for INW grapes and make “grack juice” with it and see what happens.

    I’ve honestly been vaping nothing but grack juice lately, and I’m excited to see how it could turn out with the BRS.

    Also trying the pumpkin spice cream, excited to see what can come of it with some ry4, soho, black honey, and biscuit, etc.
     
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  16. Spydro

    Spydro Sindoyen Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 20, 2013
    Liking the Green Fairy Coconut, so made a full batch of it for the long weekend.

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  17. sk25411

    sk25411 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 8, 2017
    San Diego, California
    Mixed up “Grack Juice” with a straight replacement of BRS for INW grape @4%.

    Also Pumpkin Spice Cream @8% solo, and a small tester of RY4D 7% and Pumpkin Spice Cream @3%.

    Will try the BRS in a few days, but am going to give all the pumpkin stuff a week +.

    Happy thanksgiving everyone!
     
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  18. IDJoel

    IDJoel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    In case anyone, like me:facepalm:, missed it. OSDIYS posted their sale info here:
    Sale!
     
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  19. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    I hope you're going to post that in the DIY Good Deals & Sales thread, too. Thanks for posting it here, as I surely would've missed it.
     
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  20. IDJoel

    IDJoel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    Completely CRSed that.:facepalm:
    Thanks for the reminder!:thumbs: I'll check right now.:blush:

    EDIT: Done!:D
     
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