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Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by FranC, May 27, 2018.

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  1. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 1, 2010
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    This is the Grape floral I mixed

    Grape Dreams

    INW Cactus .5%
    TFA Kiwi 2%
    Pur White Grape 4%
    TFA Honeysuckle 2%
    FA Jasmine 1%
    FA Concord Grape 1%
     
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  2. Nate5700

    Nate5700 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 22, 2014
    Jenks, OK, USA
    On the subject of floral vapes, I mixed an apple-honeysuckle recipe the other day. I meant to do my 3-day drip test on Tuesday but didn't get around to it. And yesterday I tested my new heat-steep equipment (sous-vide cooker) on another test batch of my tobacco mix so I didn't taste test yesterday either. (I easily could have while the steep was in progress but didn't mess with it) So I may just wait until they're sitting at a week old. I have high hopes for the apple-honeysuckle. I don't know how much I'll like a floral vape but I tried not to overdo the honeysuckle. Hopefully it will compliment and offset some of the tartness of the apple. Be a nice change up.
     
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  3. PJReid

    PJReid Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    That sounds interesting, @FranC. I hope it turns out to be something you love! I hate the flavor of Cactus personally which is a shame because of the juiciness it adds.

    As for the Rhubarb, you might want to save it for bakeries, if you like them. Apparently goes well with custards, raspberry, and strawberry. If you do add Blood Orange, PLEASE don't add VTA Blood Orange Champagne or else you will end up with Rhubarb-Blood Orange prison wine. :eek:
     
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  4. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    West Frankfort, IL
    My last floral grape mix is a bit over flavored with grape this time. Time to rework my recipes again. I am still amazed by how often I have been lowering flavor percentages. I read about this happening to others but did not expect it to be needed in so short a time frame.
     
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  5. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    West Frankfort, IL
    FW blood orange is such a good one. Has the extra bite that natural blood oranges do. FA to me is just a good plain orange.
     
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  6. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    West Frankfort, IL
    Apple and honeysuckle are beautiful together. I don't get much but sweetness from honeysuckle below 3%. Pear and honeysuckle are a spot on pairing for me. Add 1-2% dragon fruit and it's not as sweet.
     
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  7. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Pam, try quince for some juiciness in place of cactus. Strong flavor, .25% is a good starting point.
     
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  8. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    LOLOLOLOL on the prison wine. I do like custards sometimes,as long as I can keep the sweet down.
     
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  9. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have had to cut percentages down on all for old favs.and now I mix at 10% flavor or less. Once in a great while I may go as far as 12%..This is just in the last 6 months. Took a long time for me.
     
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  10. Nate5700

    Nate5700 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 22, 2014
    Jenks, OK, USA
    I sort of was going for sweet on this one. The Signature Apple Tart I used is pretty sour but I found in my apple standalone that ethyl maltol offsets it a bit and it just ended up tasting like regular apple juice. So there's some ethyl maltol in the honeysuckle mix but I'm hoping it's just enough to take the edge off the sourness, I expect the honeysuckle to be sweet on its own.
     
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  11. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have both of those.If I end up liking the orange vapes I'll have to get a bigger bottle of the FW Blood Orange though.
     
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  12. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    West Frankfort, IL
    It taking a long time for you surprises me. Your palette is much more sensitive than mine. Every time I mix a recipe under 10% I break a sweat thinking I won't be able to taste any of the flavors.
     
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  13. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The Apple/honeysuckle sounds good. Unfortunately I can't taste apple vapes
     
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  14. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Took over 6 years,Been mixing for almost 7.
     
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  15. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    I started last September.
     
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  16. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The grape floral I mixed at 10 1/2% flavor and I'm thinking I may like a bit more grape in it. Or maybe just a different grape?
     
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  17. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    West Frankfort, IL
    I'll have to pickup the apple tart. I use honeysuckle at 1% often to sweeten a juice.
     
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  18. Nate5700

    Nate5700 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 22, 2014
    Jenks, OK, USA
    Just can't taste them? I wonder if there's some compound they use to get that flavor that you're not sensitive to. Seems odd, you'd think some manufacturer would have one you could taste.
     
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  19. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You've come a long way. I started slow,was still into my fav vendor stuff back then. I'm 100% DIY now.
     
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  20. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I've tried more vendor apple juices and apple flavorings than I can count. No taste of apple at all.The same with caramel.
     
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