December 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm #4890
2018 existed, right? I feel like this entire last year was held together by bare sinew and dream logic. Causality is essentially broken and I’m starting to think that maybe it’s not just me.
This is about mixing though, right? I can make this topical. Uhhhhh…..
2018 was a year where things happened in mixing. A lot of those things were recipes? I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t try enough stuff this year. I feel like most of my creative energy was devoted to avoiding catching up my mixing chores, and actually mixing was pretty far down on the list. Despite being fully my own fault, it rankles.
But you, you beautiful people, you mixed things. Maybe you liked things? Or you liked the idea of things. That’s what this month is about. Remixing. All “art” (shut up, I put it in quotations) is a dialogue with what came before. Nothing creative exists in a vacuum, and remixing just brings that conversation to the surface.
January is REMIX MONTH
A big part of mixing, or at least the weird self-aware mixing that happens in DIY, is breaking down recipes. It’s about stealing the parts that work and re-contextualizing them to fit your own purposes. Something novel becomes de rigueur.
Did you find an idea that wasn’t fully realized? A remix isn’t just about dunking on someone, declaring you’ve actualized their ideas more fully. A remix is an ode, an appreciation, even an homage. It can be elucidation, a statement of purpose that sharpens a narrative.
We’ll ring in the new year with a critical reappraisal of the old. It could be your own work, it could be the work of someone else. The important part is that you call out your references, you credit the inspiration and show how you’ve changed and adapted the things you’ve learned.
As always, the themes are optional. Feel free to claim your independence from all that came before.
Submissions are due to our state-of-the-art Texas distribution center by the 15th of January. You probably want to get them in the mail by the 10th.
January 17, 2019 at 7:24 pm #4903
1.25% WF Crispy Wafer
1% FLV Eisai Tea
1% FW Sweetener
2% CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream
3% FW White Chocolate
2% FLV White Chocolate
Menu Description: Green Tea Kit Kat
Unless you’re a pepper taster who can’t vape TFA White Chocolate, there was nothing wrong with ExclusiveGirl’s Green Tea Kit Kat recipe from October 2016. It was a great idea, well-crafted from the best ingredients at the time. But “at the time” was more than two years ago. We’ve got better tools for this job now. FE Green Tea is better than TFA (grass) or FA (ass) but it’s still too floral, thankfully we now have FLV Eisai Tea, which tastes much closer to the matcha flavoring in those Green Tea Kit Kats. Crispy Wafer does a slightly better job than CAP Sugar Cookie in getting that crispy inside. I’ve replaced TFA White Chocolate with a combination of FLV and FW White Chocolates – no more black pepper – and added some sweetness. Earlier versions were missing some creaminess, so I carried over one ingredient from the original recipe. The last version was then close enough that I believe in these ingredients. I’m still working on balance but I think this version might get there with a little more steeping.
January 17, 2019 at 9:14 pm #4904
1% TPA Bavarian Cream
1.5% JF Biscuit
1% FA Cocoa
1% FA Cookie
1.25% FLV Creme De Menthe
2% DFS HOLY HOLY GRAIL RY4
I tried Creme de menthe and immediately thought thin mint cookies. What I wanted was a dark wafer cookie, Chocolate and a steady but not overpowering mint taste. I started from the ground up and tried six different versions side by side and let them battle it out. I knew I wanted to keep CDM low. I tested it at 2% and thought it was perfectly delicious but dominating. I don’t have much experience with bakeries so I found myself torn between biscuit and cookie with a preference for biscuit. I felt it added a wafer like crunch that cookie didn’t have, but cookie had that cookie sweetness that biscuit didn’t. I had some other things in there that had to go and I ordered a bunch of flavors to try in the mix but hadn’t had a chance to mess with them much. At the time I started mixing this, the only chocolatey flavor I had was FA cocoa. At 1% it keeps it all dark which is how I feel the shell and the cookie are for a thin mint. The bav cream was to tie it all together and the HHRy4 was to add a rich carmel to sweeten the cocoa and darken the cookie.
At the time of the posting here for the submission, I felt like I had a decent enough idea of what I liked to look around and see what others had done. I saw that Cheeba had posted a long time ago that HS Australian Chocolate with cremem de menthe gave him a thin mint. Ok, so i was not alone there. Chrisdvr1 had two versions on atf. One that used cookie and biscuit together and one that had just cookie with some custards added. I felt like I was coming to the same conclusion that clearly a mix of biscuit and cookie was in order so I settled on these percentages. He used CDM at 2% but I’ve kept mine lower. I also upped both my bakeries after looking at what he had, and flipped them to make biscuit a bit higher than cookie. I liked the way it felt more like a wafer to me. Overall, he used way different chocolates and I didn’t have any of them. I wanted to try HS AC and FLV Milk Chocolate later on. I wasn’t going to send it out but amouthforwar send send it out, and here it is. I didn’t add any sweetener but I feel as it is now it needs just a small amount. I leave that up to you.
Any feedback on what to try, what to swap, which way to go, I’m all ears. It’s been a fun journey for me and I think this was easier because CDM is such a lovely flavor to me that no matter what I put it seemed to be an enjoyable vape. just swapping out different accents to see what I liked more than the other. If you try this, i hope you enjoy it.
January 18, 2019 at 1:59 am #4905
A remix of Boss Reserve Clone #remixmonth by folkart https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/76822
FLV Banana 0.25%
PUR Bananascotch Cream 1%
FLV Milk & Honey 1.5%
WF Crispy Wafer 1%
WF Hazelnuts & Cream 0.75%
Acetyl Pyrazine (AP) 0.25%
Menu Description: Cereal with banana and dark sugar
This rendition is miles away from the real Boss Reserve. I remember it being something like honey nut cluster/graham cracker cereal with banana and a ton of dark sugar (caramel, brown sugar, etc.)
In folkart’s recipe there is TFA Banana Cream. I don’t have that flavor and always made his recipe with FLV Banana. I thought it was an amazing recipe. One day I went to mix it and read the recent reviews for the heck of it. Our own amouthforwar said the high AP percentage gave him a Fritos taste. I remember vaping the recipe right after, and dang it I got Fritos, too. Oh well, my tastebuds are now better. The AP was clearly the culprit. Instead of complaining, I’m going to attempt to make a version with zero Fritos taste!
FLV Banana is the strongest smelling concentrate I’ve smelled. It will stink up a few feet around it, bottle closed. Anyways, it’s a strong artificial banana to me, reminds me of circus peanuts. You could put 0.25-0.75% in this recipe IMO, I just didn’t want to over-banana anyone.
I always thought the Bananascotch cream I had was a WF flavor. Turns out it’s PUR. Not familiar with that brand, but this seems pleasant as it is a pretty mild banana and butterscotch cream. I haven’t played with it much. The butterscotch aspect will hopefully merge successfully with the world class FLV Milk & Honey to create the dark sugar aspect.
There’s the banana in the recipe so far- now we need the cereal grain. I’ve tried both INW Biscuit and JF Biscuit in the original Clone and thought INW’s was better suited. I seem to get tired of that flavor so I gave my unused WF Crispy Wafer a try. How bad can that be in a sweet cereal? The AP at 0.25% should be adding to the grainy aspect of the cereal, also it could help the nut I added as well. Hopefully there is no Fritos taste.
In amouthforwar’s review, he also recommended adding a nut flavor. The madman is clearly on to something. I made a mix of all of the previous flavors I’ve mentioned and it was solid. I added some WF Hazelnuts and Cream, and oh my. It made my recipe a lot more interesting, that’s for sure. It may be too creamy now, but the extra cream actually reminded me of having whole milk.
Hopefully this mix is as fun to vape as it was to come up with. A lot of my recipes end up being on the dry side and I’m not exactly sure how to fix that without adding something like INW Cactus. I’d like to hear your honest opinion and what you like/don’t like. We could probably remix this profile over and over. Enjoy!
January 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm #4906
Hemidall’s Toll Road (Bifrost Remix) by kitus (posting for kitus while he’s locked out of the forum)
% Vendor Flavor
0.35 (CAP) Italian Lemon Sicily
0.45 (INW) Lime
1.5 (TPA) Orange Cream
0.75 (TPA) Raspberry (sweet)
0.5 (FA) Vienna Cream
0.75 (OTHR) WS-23
Cribbed most heavily from https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/2huwtr/botboy141s_rainbow_sherbet/ with permission.
Friend found out I was getting into DIY, and before I could say, “And my first mix is now steeping,” he asked me if I could clone him a dead flavor from his favorite shop. Said it was called “Bifrost” and described it as a menthol rainbow sherbet. So, after picking his brain about the flavor, I found this, thought “Hey, pineapple or lemon for the extra notes?” He said lemon, hence the Sicily. He did say menthol, so yeah, I followed the original recipe, and just added in the lemon.Can be SNV, however, by day 2 and using koolada, he said it was just like the original, right down to the cold factor. Cool, job done.
But then I said to myself, “Icy..” and thought, “Bifrost…vikings…so, cold, huh?” and went straight for the WS-23. And after tossing out a fast question in the noob mixer forum, and a helping hand from https://alltheflavors.com/users/ID10-T as to my thoughts on the amount later…
My buddy and his friends LOVED that. And still can be SNV, but is best after a 21 day steep. Unfortunately to my palette, the original is muddled as shit, so, I streamlined it some.
If it’s still muddled here, and there ain’t a good fix, I’ma go vape shop dumb with a diy twist. .5% polar blast, 5% FW Rainbow Sherbet, .5% WS-23. But, wanna at least try this first.
VG from bull, PG from LB.
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