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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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    I do that except when I forget.:)
     
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  2. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Good name:lol:
     
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  3. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I want the FLV Rum Raisin. That just sounds really good to me.
     
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  4. classwife

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    A rum raisin cheesecake would be goooooood !
     
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  5. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The flavor name is Raisin Rum but yes it would be good in a cheesecake or a boozy mix I think.
     
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  6. Nate5700

    Nate5700 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 22, 2014
    Jenks, OK, USA
    I dunno. I think I'm getting plenty of berry, just sweeter than I expected. And I'm getting just the right amount of coolness, not sure if I want to back it off if I don't have to.

    I have both lemon and lime now (FW I think). What do you think for a touch of tart with the berries? 1%?
     
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  7. dc99

    dc99 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2014
    earth
    A tiny amount of lemon can brighten fruit. I mean like .15-.25.
     
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  8. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    I don't have either from FW, but imagine if they aren't candy citrus 1% would be a good starting point. Fa dragon fruit 1-2% would be good as well.
     
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  9. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    With some brands yes.
     
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  10. IDJoel

    IDJoel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    Some random thoughts for you, @Fidola:

    -- There are 25 Jungle Fever recipes on ELR. Of those 25, the single most popular recipe has only three people who liked it enough to enter a rating. Only 9 have any rating what so ever. I would question if this is really a recipe worthy of my time.

    -- Hardware influences flavor. Make sure you are trying higher and lower power/temperature settings (if using a regulated device), and also airflow restriction (from wide open to nearly closed; if available on your Atty), as you are vaping your current mix. If you have different atomizers, you might want to try it in a couple of different ones.

    --The Sweetener is much too high. I would at minimum cut that back to 1% or even 0.5%. Better still; I would first mix this recipe without it, then test vape a little, to see if I even wanted it. Sweetener is easily added to a finished mix, and doing so can give you a good idea, how it might help/hurt a recipe.

    -- Looking at this, and then ELR, I am guessing that this is a screenshot of the recipe as you adapted, saved, and mixe) it. None of the public Jungle Fever recipes use CAP-Golden Pineapple; instead, call for TFA Pineapple (EDIT: I take that back; there is one, posted by crixx, that looks like your copy. They didn't even give it a rating... I would not have chosen to mix). CAP-GP, at 10% is high, even for a stand-alone. I would cut that back to 5% (or even 4%) and try again.

    --Once the pineapple is in line for the concentrate you are wanting to use; I would probably adjust the coconut, and mango, as well. I would start with the TFA_Coconut at 2.5% (Note: TFA Coconut is not the same as TFA Coconut Extra; pay attention to which you are using), and the TFA Mango to 3.5%.

    So, with all that taken into consideration, I would make my first trial this way (a 10mL sample size ought to be plenty):
    4% CAP Golden Pineapple
    3.5% TFA Mango
    2.5% TFA Coconut
    (no sweetener)

    This should be pretty much shake-n-vapeable; though the mango may take a week or two to fully bloom.

    I would not make any adjustments to recipe for at least a week (2 would be better). Then, based on how it has settled, and what I wanted from it, I would consider the following:
    -- If any flavor(s) is/are too dominant; lower the one(s) that's too strong (vs. raising the weaker one(s)).
    -- If it is lacking sweetness; now I would consider the addition of TFA-Sweetener at 0.5% (or CAP-Super Sweet at 0.25%). (remember to compensate for the volume you already vaped;))

    Disclaimer:
    It has been a while since I worked with any of these flavors, so please keep in mind this is coming from my pathetic excuse of a memory. Follow at your own discretion.:D
     
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  11. PJReid

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    FA is tart and authentic. INW White Grapefruit is also tart and heavy on the bitter zest - in a good way. My favorites are FW Ruby Red and FLV Pink Guava as they are juicier (FA and INW are pretty dry) and full of wonderful zesty sweet/tart flavor. If you want tart, your FA should be good but you need to add some yucky cactus. ;)
     
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  12. PJReid

    PJReid Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I got my last Wizard Labs order today and I must have been high on my boozy vapes when I placed it. I wanted 120mls of TFA Raspberry Sweet and 10mls of Ry4 Double. I ended up with 120mls of RY4 Double and 30 of Raspberry Sweet. Not even close. I have zero use for the RY4 Double. ZERO! What am I going to do with 4 ounces of that stuff? I got small of bottles of TFA Mojito and TFA Havana Mojito which I need to single flavor test. I have high hopes for those - maybe too high. LOL
     
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  13. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Good idea. Start low. Easy to add. Hard to take away.
     
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  14. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oh,thank you much. I'll leave the FW Ruby Red but get the INW White or more FA. LOL on the cactus.
     
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  15. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    OMG.I sympathize,I dislike Ry4d.
     
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  16. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    @PJReid Instead of using the yucky cactus i could also use a bit of sweet grapefruit along with the tart...........:) Guess I'll leave the Ruby Red in.
     
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  17. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Still haven't used my Cap lemon and Lime. Didn't buy it for a certain recipe but because I think it will be a useful flavor. I do have one recipe worked up for it's use and going to try to mix today. It's another boozy one.......LOL.
     
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  18. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I mixed and vaped coffee juices for years. Then came the day I couldn't vape coffees anymore--still can't. I turned to cheesecake mixes and some tobacco blends. Now I'm mixing the boozy stuff. The variety should insure I don't get sick of anything else. Not to mention @Letitia has me vaping a couple floral mixes. Also @PJReid has brought my attention back to coolants which I'm liking (At the right percentage----LOL)
     
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  19. NatashaTMT

    NatashaTMT Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 14, 2018
    Nashville, TN
    I might have to try this also. Thank you!

    I love these simple mixes that turn out well. This one’s inspiring me to do one to my taste starting with your berries. I LOVE real berries! Often times they replace a meal for me:p Hope you get this perfect for your taste and please share what works for you.
     
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  20. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    @NatashaTMT It's not a berry but have you tried Kiwi?
     
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  21. sk25411

    sk25411 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 8, 2017
    San Diego, California
    Not a fruit guy, but I rolled the dice and found a really nice one! I made 30ml, and I don’t see it lasting long.

    Osdiy succulent strawberry 6%
    Osdiy blueberry pomegranate 2%
    FA Fuji 1%
    Purilum super sweet 1%

    Quite nice! Most of the fruits I’ve tried lacked “body” and seemed thin. I do not like adding marshmallow or other body enhancers. This one seems nice and thick, with a discernible tart from the pomegranate and Fuji. I think I’ll back down the sweetener to .5%.

    But overall, I’m quite happy with that mix. That sugary apple exhale is amazing.
     
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