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Trying to find a certain flavor so I can make my own liquid!!

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  1. Kelly1988

    Kelly1988 Senior Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    Buffalo
    Hey everyone.. hope all is well. So I've been putting a lot of thought into making my own eLiquid. I got the basics down but now I have to find that perfect flavor. One in particular.. does anyone happen to know where VISTA VAPORS buys their flavors? I'm in LOVE with one called " ice cream " .. it's more like a vanilla but definitely some ice cream too. I've tried probably 100 different vanilla flavors over the years and I stuck with one as my all day vape for 6 years until it was discontinued. But now I found Vista and the ice cream flavor and I couldn't be happier. Any tips or leads would be AWESOME! Thanks everyone! - Kelly
     
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  2. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Making a 1:1 Clone of an e-Liquid can be Tough sometimes. Very Tough.

    Reverse Engineering a commercial E-Liquid

    But that Doesn't mean that you can't get pretty close with some Basic trial and error. And come up with some Great Variants along the way.

    My advise would be to start with a "Base" that is Close to the finished e-Liquid you're trying to make. Then Bend It by adding whatever you think it needs.

    I don't know what the e-Liquid you mentioned tastes like? But I do know that Many retailers will use Vanilla Bean Ice Cream as a base.

    I've used this one with a touch of TFA Sweetener...

    Flavor Apprentice - Vanilla Bean Icecream* - 30mL

    Flavor Apprentice - Sweetener - 30mL

    ... and it is Very Tasty. Tasty Enough to be used as a Stand-Alone.

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    Word of Advise Learned the Hard Way:

    You have to keep Detailed and Accurate Notes on everything you do. Because there is Nothing Worse then finally getting that Perfect Mix, only to find that you Can't Remember if you Added more Butterscotch and used less White Chocolate? Or if you used More White Chocolate and Less Caramel?
     
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  3. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    You might get lucky with some of the recipes in the DIY section. Someone may have already cloned it or made something else you find just as tasty. Juice mixing is not unlike cooking. Following a recipie is easy. Creating a recipe can be quite difficult.
     
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  4. Kelly1988

    Kelly1988 Senior Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    Buffalo
    That's some good advice. I was thinking I would only have to buy pg/vg and the nicotine and ONE certain flavor.. yah maybe I'll just buy it instead lol. Thanks for the wisdom
     
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  5. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    That can happen. There are flavors that are designed to be used alone. They’re often called one shots.
     
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  6. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    You never know. Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (VBIC) is a pretty Damn Good Single Flavor.

    So maybe it Isn't exactly the same as the e-Liquid you would like to Copy. But it might be something as Good. Or maybe even Better.

    VBIC also works Great with all kinds of "Brown" Flavors. Like...

    VBIC and Caramel
    VBIC and Waffles
    VBIC and Chocolate
    VBIC and Butterscotch
    VBIC and Almond
    .
    .
    .
    And one of My Favorites, VBIC and Pralines n' Cream
     
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  7. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    Before i made my first batch of juice, i read LOTS of recipies. To find out what percentages of flavorings were commonly used in particular profiles. And also to see which brands of flavorings people favored. Then, i threw all that to the wind and made a batch of strawberry cheesecake that was spot on a particular commercial juice i had been using. Got lucky, and then a little cocky. Made a black cherry cheesecake next and it was unvapable. Lesson learned, black cherry flavoring is no bueno. But my point is, research what youre looking to imitate or even create. The process can be as easy or as complicated as you want to make it. Single flavors are fine, and easy. But the magic occurs when you use several flavors to create the profile. One of my best was a lemon custard cookie/cupcake. I used at least 6 different flavorings in this one and i made 3 different variations until i got what i was looking for. This is where note keeping pays off. All 3 were equally awesome but the last tweaking was outstanding. Hope this info and insight is helpful for you.
     
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  8. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Assuming you have been vaping for over 6 months and have your ADV equipment pretty much established, DIY can be a challenge.
    Here is a quick look into DIY, might like to visit:
    DIY Vape Juice: How to make your own E-Juice (In Depth Guide)
    Getting Started: DIY 101 – Mixing Your Own eLiquid
    The Ultimate Guide on How To Make Vape Juice & E-Liquid
    https://www.thevaperstable.com/e-liquid-mixing/
    diy_beginners_guide - DIY_eJuice
    Please read the stickies below in:
    DIY E-Liquid
     
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  9. classwife

    classwife Admin
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    Moved this to DIY E-Liquid :)
     
  10. DeloresRose

    DeloresRose Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2014
    toledo ohio
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    Yeah, that’s what I thought too. Just one flavor lol.
     
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  11. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Why do you have a box labeled “eat farts”? It looks unopened, thankfully.
     
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  12. DeloresRose

    DeloresRose Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2014
    toledo ohio
    Lol that’s a deck of cards by Effin Birds. They’re hilarious and very heavy on the Effin part. I gave those cards, and coffee mugs for gifts this Christmas.
     
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  13. Kelly1988

    Kelly1988 Senior Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    Buffalo
    Hahaha that seriously looks like my vape stash! A bunch of flavors that suck but at the same time I think.. wait a minute! I just paid $15 for this, maybe it will magically taste better.. lol. Then a month later it tastes exactly the same :facepalm::nah:
     
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  14. Kelly1988

    Kelly1988 Senior Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    Buffalo
    So I see you have a ton of flavors there, and so do I but I have a new dilemma. I found a new all day vape but my husband hates it. I've tried SO many vanilla's over the years and they are too custardy or too sweet. Or just not intolerable.. so I'm happy but he's miserable any suggestions on a new vanilla vape? We are both MTL vapors so Vapes that have low nicotine are not an option which really sucks
     
  15. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    There’s a good thought for PIF: weed out the flavors you hate and will never use. And PIF them to someone just starting DIY. When they discover they hate most of them but love one or two (as is always the way) and then they can PIF them on. Eventually there will be a permanently circulating collection of awful flavors that no one has to pay for to find out they’re awful anymore.
     
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  16. IDJoel

    IDJoel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    Why do you both have to vape the same thing? One of the big benefits of DIYing, is that you can customize it, to the individual who is vaping it. Vape the vanilla you like, and mix something else more pleasing to your husband. Or, better yet, tell him he is welcome to make his own. ;)
     
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  17. DeloresRose

    DeloresRose Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2014
    toledo ohio
    Have you tried vanilla bean ice cream? I have the TFA, and it’s a light vanilla, not a very strong flavor. I haven’t tried it alone, but I use 3% vanilla bean ice cream and 1% vanilla cream and that’s not too heavy on the custard.

    Thing I find with any vanilla is it needs a lot of steeping and I add other flavors to it after it’s done.
     
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  18. dc99

    dc99 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2014
    earth
    If you can describe the actual flavor of it in as much detail as you can maybe we can get close to what is in it. I seriously doubt its going to be a single flavor. Almost all commercial recipes are made from the same flavorings that we use, they just buy bigger bottles. haha
     
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  19. IDJoel

    IDJoel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    I am looking at Vista Vapors website, and I am not seeing anything labeled as "ice cream."
    Buy Best E-Juice | Top E-Liquid | Vape Juice | Vista Vapors

    I may have the wrong site, or you may have the wrong name (a link could help). The more correct/specific information you can provide; the more likely we can help you figure out what might go into its makeup. :)

    Being as descriptive as you can be (as @dc99 requests); is going to help us help you the most. Our effort can only match yours. :D
     
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  20. Kelly1988

    Kelly1988 Senior Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    Buffalo
    Yah they re named I to vanilla cream just a few days ago..
    Vanilla Cream

    I'm also interested in the Blu e cig vanilla e liquid.. that's the reason I had to find a new vape because they discontinued it with out saying a word. Went to order it and it was out of stock and discontinued. Scums. Blu e cig is a bunch of jerks. Ive used their vanilla for years and then one day it's gone with no warning. Terrible company.. I wish I never invested a dollar with them. Never again but I wish I could clone their vanilla more than anything
     

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