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    I have a winner with this new stuff and bout time. Low level sweetness with just a touch of background tart

    Basil Rhubarb
    FLV Basil .25%
    INW Rhubarb .75%
    FA Lemon Sicily 1%
    INW Strawberry shiska 1%
    VT Whiskey 1%

    This was too sweet when first tried. Don't know what made me add the Whiskey but it worked.

    Looks like I checked back in at the right time ... very interesting mix Francy!

    I'm curious about the VT Whiskey in this though, is it the Scotch Whiskey or the Bourbon. I'm guessing it's the former and that causes some consternation for me ... I love bourbon but have never been able to acquire a taste for scotch. Okay, I'm going to make up a word here for the purposes of my question to you ... how 'scotchy' is this flavor in your opinion? :D

    Oh one more, that is INW Shisha Strawberry right? Otherwise I'd have to think it was German Flavors brand instead, lol.
     

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      Looks like I checked back in at the right time ... very interesting mix Francy!

      I'm curious about the VT Whiskey in this though, is it the Scotch Whiskey or the Bourbon. I'm guessing it's the former and that causes some consternation for me ... I love bourbon but have never been able to acquire a taste for scotch. Okay, I'm going to make up a word here for the purposes of my question to you ... how 'scotchy' is this flavor in your opinion? :D

      Oh one more, that is INW Shisha Strawberry right? Otherwise I'd have to think it was German Flavors brand instead, lol.
      Glad you stopped at the right time,Haze. The VT Scotch Whiskey Probably is too much scotch for you. I'd go with the Bourbon. Yes the Shisha Strawberry is INW
       

      stols001

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        How about information specialists instead of informant......

        LOL my license came.

        Man I'd be all ready to go but (albeit, I'll admit I've been anxious) the husband's job related PTSD, (while, it shouldn't raise HIS, ME getting a job) it seems to. All day I've been like "We're gonna sit down this afternoon and do benefit allocations, rite?" I mean, multiple times....

        He says I never did and etc. I KNOW he doesn't hear some stuff when I talk in long sentences but he refuses to hear it's trauma/anxiety and gets mad at me for like, stating, "This afternoon again I am saying we will do benefits allocations and if it GOES well, after I'm hired I'm willing to a budget." (For the first time ever.)

        Those were my literal words. Apparently I am doing them alone. Tomorrow. I know he's gonna calm down but right now I shall chill a bit, then taste some of my new juices with my new mech. Because when I go to the trouble of writing down, "I will write down important things," and he crumples it up, LOL.

        It's probably time for me to get out of the house more. Etc. LOL.

        Now, I suppose I have to figure out the scanner, too, unless he chills but jeez. JEEZ.

        Just your typical day when *I* am getting hired. Guess it could be a bit emasculating, too, I'm not sure.

        Pdoc is out of the country but I have an appointment Friday the 13th. LOL.

        Anna
         

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          Glad you stopped at the right time,Haze. The VT Scotch Whiskey Probably is too much scotch for you. I'd go with the Bourbon. Yes the Shisha Strawberry is INW

          Thanks Fran, I'm definitely going to try this but I'll have to make some substitutions and not just the whiskey portion either. I'm also missing FLV Basil :-x but I may have something that I could sub for it. Am I correct in assuming that you are either the cause of or, at the very least, a contributing factor in the current OOS situation of this flavor at BCF? :lol:
           

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            I’m still not super happy with my cranberry recipe. I’m not sure what it’s missing.

            10% cranberry Tfa
            3% cactus inw
            1% Fuji

            Fran, I was starting to update my flavor list and found a few that I ordered twice by accident. It’s easy to forget what you have when I don’t keep my list updated.

            Last night I mixed up one I found on ELR with great reviews. People say it tastes like Cran-Apple juice and Loaded Cran-Apple juice by Ruthless.
            The recipe called for CAP Supersweet and I used EM instead, based on the comments. I definitely don't think the Fuji is too strong - it probably takes that much to get any apple flavor with the cranberry. Anyway, I like it a lot (and didn't really expect to) so thought I would share it with you.

            Cotton Candy (EM) (TFA) 2%
            Cranberry (TFA) 7%
            Fuji (FA) 4%
            WS-23 .5% (certainly optional)

            I mixed up another test batch of Cran-Apple today using 2% Fuji, a bit of INW Pear and a bit of FE Lemon. After it settles, I will test it and see which one, to my tastes, is better. If nothing else, I can mix the two together and maybe make some magic. :D
             

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              Last night I mixed up one I found on ELR with great reviews. People say it tastes like Cran-Apple juice and Loaded Cran-Apple Juice by Ruthless.
              The recipe called for CAP Supersweet and I used EM instead, based on the comments. I definitely don't think the Fuji is too strong - it probably takes that much to get any apple flavor with the cranberry. Anyway, I like it a lot (and didn't really expect to) so thought I would share it with you.

              Cotton Candy (EM) (TFA) 2%
              Cranberry (TFA) 7%
              Fuji (FA) 4%
              WS-23 .5% (certainly optional)

              I mixed up another test batch of Cran-Apple today using 2% Fuji, a bit of INW Pear and a bit of FE Lemon. After it settles, I will test it and see which one, to my tastes, is better. If nothing else, I can mix the two together and maybe make some magic. :D
              I'm going to try cran-fuji-dragon fruit.
               

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                Last night I mixed up one I found on ELR with great reviews. People say it tastes like Cran-Apple juice and Loaded Cran-Apple Juice by Ruthless.
                The recipe called for CAP Supersweet and I used EM instead, based on the comments. I definitely don't think the Fuji is too strong - it probably takes that much to get any apple flavor with the cranberry. Anyway, I like it a lot (and didn't really expect to) so thought I would share it with you.

                Cotton Candy (EM) (TFA) 2%
                Cranberry (TFA) 7%
                Fuji (FA) 4%
                WS-23 .5% (certainly optional)

                I mixed up another test batch of Cran-Apple today using 2% Fuji, a bit of INW Pear and a bit of FE Lemon. After it settles, I will test it and see which one, to my tastes, is better. If nothing else, I can mix the two together and maybe make some magic. :D

                In spite of my experience with Inawera apple tasters I have no fear of apples under 5%.
                My Inawera Bahraini taster is 10%:lol:

                OK, I learned. The Cinnamon apple is 1% INW Bahraini 2% TFA Candy Apple.
                But my INW Two (caramel) Apples is used solo at 5% and I have no regrets. I might back it down but it will be gradual.
                 

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                  In spite of my experience with Inawera apple tasters I have no fear of apples under 5%.
                  My Inawera Bahraini taster is 10%:lol:

                  OK, I learned. The Cinnamon apple is 1% INW Bahraini 2% TFA Candy Apple.
                  But my INW Two (caramel) Apples is used solo at 5% and I have no regrets. I might back it down but it will be gradual.
                  INW two apples is a very good snv, but the skin gets so strong to me after a few weeks.
                   

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                    INW two apples is a very good snv, but the skin gets so strong to me after a few weeks.
                    It does get stronger but it is so good with FA fuji
                    If you like apple then you need to try diyordie reds clone. Its really good
                    FA fuji 5%
                    Cap double apple 3%
                    INW two apples 1.5%
                    .5% sweetner
                     

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                      It does get stronger but it is so good with FA fuji
                      If you like apple then you need to try diyordie reds clone. Its really good
                      FA fuji 5%
                      Cap double apple 3%
                      INW two apples 1.5%
                      .5% sweetner
                      I haven't tried those percentages yet, love Cap double apple with fuji. Going to sub honeysuckle for sweetener tho.
                       

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                        I definitely agree with this. I've noticed fairly big differences in flavor from tank to tank and a couple of times I've noticed a difference when switching the same tank between different devices. Could be the batteries in the devices but I definitely have noticed a difference.

                        I notice it just switching between different RDAs too then tack on different power/temp settings. That’s why I do all my recipe taste tests on the same RDA.
                         

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                          but a straight up comparison head to head PG vs PEG400.... I'm not sure.
                          Thanks Anna, for sharing your impressions (and you to @Letitia; sorry that I forgot you were another DIYer with personal experience):thumb:.

                          I understand PEG400 is most commonly used as a substitute for PG. However, in this instance (Fran's trying to "de-sweeten" some of her mixes/concentrates), if the PEG400 might be used in place of the VG. Maybe even as the sole carrier (just flavor, Nic, and PEG400).

                          Is the PEG400 thick enough to prevent catastrophic flooding? And, is there any (too much) harshness to it, to prevent solo use?
                          Less sweet? I may need to try that.
                          That's why I was asking. If you were able to minimize/eliminate any inherent sweetness that might be coming from your base, maybe some of your "too sweet" recipes/concentrates might become acceptable.

                          But, instead of using it as a sub for PG (which I get no impression you have any problems with), I was thinking as a VG substitution. The NR description says:
                          "Polyethylene Glycol 400, USP is a clear, colorless, viscous liquid, the USP grade,..."
                          That made me think maybe a PG/PEG400 blend, or all PEG400 base, could take the place of your current PG/VG base.

                          Just thinkin' out loud... feel free to ignore me. :D:lol::lol::lol::D
                          Suggested mixing % for INW Grapefruit?
                          Here's PJ's grapefruit post: Random DIY mixing and More
                          I have a winner with this new stuff and bout time. Low level sweetness with just a touch of background tart

                          Basil Rhubarb
                          FLV Basil .25%
                          INW Rhubarb .75%
                          FA Lemon Sicily 1%
                          INW Strawberry shiska 1%
                          VT Whiskey 1%

                          This was too sweet when first tried. Don't know what made me add the Whiskey but it worked.
                          I have always perceived a sweetness from the INW Strawberry Shisha. I once tried @AndriaD's strawberries & cream recipe that called for SS to be used at a whopping 18%. At that extreme, the shisha notes (predominantly honey, and a bit of incense(y) tobacco) really came out. But even at much lower (1-3%) percentages, I have found it to be a sweeter, more candy-like, strawberry.

                          As for the lemon note; I feel about lemon concentrates, the way you feel about lime concentrates... they all have some (some more; some less) semblance of "sweet" to them (including FA Lemon Sicily). It very well could all just be in my head; in the absence of any real "sour" note, my twisted brain tells me they must therefore be sweet.:rolleyes::facepalm: But, right or wrong, that is my perception.:D
                          the current OOS situation of this flavor at BCF? :lol:
                          I don't know if you ever use any other supplier besides BCF; but I found it still in stock at Nicotine River (and bought some:cool:) this holiday. The price was the same. :D
                           

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                            This is the only recipe I ever took it that high but it is good. Interesting twist with the honeysuckle
                            I don't think I've taken fuji over 3%. Going to go with your percents tho. Apple & honeysuckle pair well together, somehow it isn't too sweet. Should be but...
                             

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                              Last night I mixed up one I found on ELR with great reviews. People say it tastes like Cran-Apple juice and Loaded Cran-Apple Juice by Ruthless.
                              The recipe called for CAP Supersweet and I used EM instead, based on the comments. I definitely don't think the Fuji is too strong - it probably takes that much to get any apple flavor with the cranberry. Anyway, I like it a lot (and didn't really expect to) so thought I would share it with you.

                              Cotton Candy (EM) (TFA) 2%
                              Cranberry (TFA) 7%
                              Fuji (FA) 4%
                              WS-23 .5% (certainly optional)

                              I mixed up another test batch of Cran-Apple today using 2% Fuji, a bit of INW Pear and a bit of FE Lemon. After it settles, I will test it and see which one, to my tastes, is better. If nothing else, I can mix the two together and maybe make some magic. :D

                              Thanks for sharing that. I will give it a try. I saw another one with 4.5 of kiwi and cranberry along with some sweetener.
                               

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                                Thanks Fran, I'm definitely going to try this but I'll have to make some substitutions and not just the whiskey portion either. I'm also missing FLV Basil :-x but I may have something that I could sub for it. Am I correct in assuming that you are either the cause of or, at the very least, a contributing factor in the current OOS situation of this flavor at BCF? :lol:
                                Nope,not me. I only got one bottle. You could use FA Zen Garden if you have it.
                                 

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