June 18, 2018 at 2:43 pm #4445
I realize that we aren’t allowed to talk about politics. It’s our duty to ignore the actual governance of our country out of deference to a vague concept of “politeness.” So I’ve prepared not just one, but THREE (?!?) introductions to this months theme: RED, WHITE AND BLUE. Choose your own adventure, folks.
It’s coming up on July… and if you know me, you know I’m a patriot. I was born on the 4th of July, but without that Tom Cruise in a wheelchair thing. My blood is full of eagle beaks and cordite. This is the annual celebration of us throwing of the shackles of a foreign monarch, and taking the reins of our destiny into our own hands. America isn’t perfect, but it is ours. Patriots have shed blood to protect our soil, and we honor their sacrifices everyday.
The theme for this month is RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. Use your American freedom to interpret what that means to you.
Why not celebrate?
America as a concept is broken. The southern strategy sloughed from a shining subdivision upon the hill. From sea to rising sea, the bile chokes. It’s poetry written in diesel and queso from Chipotle.
We are warehousing brown kids in the rotten carcasses of Walmarts. A pack of liars and criminals tell us it isn’t happening, and if it is they deserve it. Maybe if we all clutch our pearls super hard, we won’t actually have to do anything. History looks pretty kindly on people “just doing their job.” Alternatively, we can just stop teaching history… it’s notoriously hard to monetize.
The theme for this month is RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. Use your American freedom to interpret what that means to you.
Send me the white glare of a Maricopa sun off the windshield of a Ford F150 Supercab (EASY 72 MONTH FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH SOME PRETTY ROCKING DEALER INCENTIVES.) Send me Coca Cola Red and Pepsi Blue, the color of the litter on a highway median. Wrap your submission in the American flag and shove it straight down my throat. Blame me when I choke.
Send me kevlar and vocational training from an online university. Send me the sinking feeling that it really is that bad. Send me a gun and the divine right to use it however I see fit. Send me false hope, but send me real fear. Address it to the prosperity gospel and burn it on a cross in an open conference room.
Remember, submissions from property only count for 3/5ths points. We’ll ignore the feedback and find a way to prosecute you for having an opinion that doesn’t overtly endorse the vested interest of the ruling class. And remember, we can always change the rules. Don’t worry, I’m sure there will be an open comment period.
Enjoy the fireworks.
Caring about the July submission is a waste of time. Send in whatever. You just have to look at it from both sides, man. Truth is a social construct but gender is a biological reality and here are some studies to prove it. RED, WHITE, AND BLUE could be pretty fun though. Maybe like a white cake with some glazed strawberries and blueberries? Or a bomb pop. I feel like that would be pretty good.
So, that’s the theme for the month. Remember, themes are always optional. Please use this thread to post your recipes and development notes. You need details on how this all works, check out this thread right here: https://www.ejuicemakers.com/forums/topic/becoming-a-mixers-club-member-and-how-to-participate/
Submissions are due July 16th to our state of the art Texas distribution center. The mail takes a minute sometimes, so you should probably shoot for getting your awkward and forced political statement (that is about 14% as clever as you think it is) in the mail by the 10th.
June 25, 2018 at 4:17 am #4468
I’ll once again to submit this before giving up::
Bluebonnet Tea V3 [Demo]
2.75% OSDIY Blue Raspberry Slush
1.5% FLV Eisai Tea
1.5% FA Violet
0.75% HS Blueberry
0.75% FLV Vanilla Bean
Menu Description:Tea made from the Bluebonnet, the state flower of Texas.
Still a work in progress, I haven’t even had a chance to try this version yet. For all I know bluebonnets are poisonous, this tea is what I imagine bluebonnet tea might taste like, if such a thing existed. Haven’t had much time to develop it in part because I made a huge mistake on V1, an embarrassingly amateurish mistake. I wanted a touch of vanilla for that white tip on the bluebonnet and I used INW Shisha Vanilla because I love INW Shisha Vanilla. 1% Shisha Vanilla was creamy, easily identifiable in a sticking out like a sore thumb kind of way, and even a touch waxy, so I switched it from Shisha V to FLV Vanilla Bean to get it out of the base, for less of a heavy, obtrusive vanilla, and just have it playing on top with the violet and parts of the blue stuff, while parts of the tea and blue flavors formed the base.
Other changes in this latest version include reducing FA Violet from 2% to 1.5%. It was too aggressively floral while also interacting with the base notes in Blue Raz slush to be too candied. Also reduced HS Blueberry and Blue Raspberry by 0.25% each. It was just a hair too blueberry and too raz slushy, rather than just vaguely blue fruity floral. Kept the tea at 1.5%, I liked it there, hopefully it’s not unbalanced now.
Also working on a second submission, “Retaliatory Tariffs” if I can get it to come together in time.
July 3, 2018 at 1:52 pm #4529
I’m going to submit my latest public recipe, Retaliatory Tariffs
* 2.25% TFA Kentucky Bourbon
* 6% TFA DX Peanut Butter
* 1.5% TFA Bavarian Cream
* 0.75% FLV Bourbon
* 0.75% FLV Caramel
* 0.75% FW Hazelnut
70/30 VG/PG from Essential Depot, no Nic.
- This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by ID10-T.
June 25, 2018 at 8:27 pm #4495
American Pie Blend
FA Apple Pie @ 0.75%
PUR Country Apple @ 2.5%
HS French Vanilla Ice Cream @ 0.5%
FLV Kentucky Blend @ 1.5%
FLV Turkish @ 0.5%
Menu: Apple pie tobacco
Notes: What’s more AMERICAN than apple pie and tobacco? FA Apple Pie makes a great apple pie crust but it lacks in the apple department. I picked PUR Country Apple for the apple note because it resembles a cooked apple without all the spices that FLV Apple Filling would bring. Used the HS French VBIC to add some creamy texture. I picked FLV Kentucky and Turkish as my tobacco combo. Kentucky is one my favorite FLV baccos but the lovely spice note it has fades rather quickly so I used the Turkish to help it out, and tobacco spice they bring goes well with the apple.
June 25, 2018 at 8:56 pm #4499
Red Hot American Summer Blend
FLV Boysenberry @1.25%
FA Red Touch @1.25%
RF SC Strawberry @ 0.5%
INW Tobacco Absolute Oriental @ 1%
HS Tobacco Blend @ 1.5%
INW Shisha Vanilla @ 0.75%
I really wanted to use FLV Boysenberry in a tobacco, and I know it plays well with strawberries. So I used a Red Touch & RF SC Strawberry combo. For a semi-authentic strawberry note. In my opinion INW Shisha Vanilla goes good well with just about any fruit as well as tobaccos so it was a no brainer. Ckemist recommended me to buy HS Tobacco Blend and I am glad he did it is a solid tobacco blend. It has a fairly strong bacco taste with just a hint dryness & grassiness. INW TA Oriental had this flavor for months now and have yet to mix with it in a recipe. It reminds me a lot of INW TA Virginia with out the grassy tobacco notes. I tried it in this mix and it worked out great.
- This reply was modified 8 months ago by Ebc88.
June 28, 2018 at 2:19 pm #4522
Hello everyone! Newish mixer here, about 8 months in. I’m excited to join this group and get some real feedback. My friends haven’t said much other than they really like it haha. Anyway, here is my first recipe I will be including in mixers club.
I posted a remix of cheeba’s summertime on the subreddit, my notes can be found here: http://reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/8sexo1/fuji_funk_a_refreshing_bright_summertime_vape/
I’ll copy and paste as well for posterity as the sub might get nuked one day:
This is a remix of /u/cheebasteeba’s Summertime. I posted the first version of this recipe in the most recent weekly recipe thread, but I’ve developed it a bit and it received a positive review from /u/cheebasteeba on the most recent Noted Podcast at about 1:40min in. I thought I might give y’all some full development notes on the first recipe of mine I think is good enough to share.
Fuji (FA) @ 1.25%
Elderflower (FLV) @ .5%
Pink Guava (FLV) @ .75%
Yakima Hops (FLV) @ 1.25%
Cactus (INW) @ .33%
WS-23 (BCF) @ .75%
For this recipe I set out with the goal of making a light refreshing ADV that would taste decent with an IPA. After reading about FLV pink guava and Yakima hops, I went ahead and bought the ingredients for cheeba’s summertime and fell in love with the guava, hop, and elderflower combo. I found that I tired of the eucalyptus but I still very much enjoyed the cooling effect. This led me to want to move the recipe to a more classically fruity profile while still maintaining the funky intrigue of the original. I started out with combination of FA Fuji with either FA Blackcurrant or FA forest fruit. I ended up dropping the berry aspect in the end as I found I the Fuji really shines when not weighed down by the dark fruit/berry. It takes on an almost pineapple profile that I prefer. If you want some berry, add some FA Blackcurrant .5% that was my favorite version before trying the Fuji solo.
FA Fuji @ 1.25%: The bright, crisp Fuji combines excellently with the elderflower for a complex and sharp top note. At first I felt this stepped on some of the other flavors at 1.25%, but I tried it at 1% as well but I felt it made the Fuji taste like a dehydrated apple chip. I upped the % on the other flavors a little to compensate
FLV Yakima Hops + FLV pink guava: these are possibly my favorite concentrates I’ve bought so far. They basically taste like chinook and Citra hops. Easily ties up problem of making a non-tobacco vape go well with an IPA. The pink guava is a sorta tropical/funky grapefruit. Not really guava. The Yakima hops are piney, dank (but not skunky/diesel-y), and floral. Yakima hops also provides a very full, almost bready mouthfeel. I can’t get enough of his combo.
FLV Elderflower: musky, almost chemically, but very reminiscent of summer. Too high and it quickly becomes your grandmas perfume. It’s low enough here so that it just alters the apple flavor a bit. It pairs excellently with the Fuji for a complex and bright top note.
INW Cactus @ .33%: we all know what this does here. It moistens up that Fuji and Yakima hops, giving us a wetter refreshing vape. Speaking of refreshing…
WS-23 (30% solution): I still wanted to maintain the coolness of Summertime without the eucalyptus and this coolant is pretty perfect here. I started out with koolada but I found the soapy/chemical taste compounded with that aspect of the elderflower and made things gross before it actually got cold. This percentage maintains the coldness of cheebas’s recipe with basically no off-notes.
Lastly, I’d just like to thank /u/cheebasteeba and all the other awesome and extremely helpful people in this community. There’s just so many knowledgeable people willing to help people out with this hobby. I’ve been mixing for about 8 months and I’m finally happy with what I’m mixing up because of all of you. Thanks guys.
Bonus: Fall Fuji
I’ve tried out another version to make this a fall/autumn vape and I’m looking forward for the colder weather already because of it. To make it a warm vape, I took out the ws23 (obviously) and I added some FA Anise to warm it up even more. Anise also screams fall to me and at .25% it punches up that apple and warms the vape up without being overwhelming. You can leave the elderflower in or take it out, i like it either way.
July 10, 2018 at 7:09 pm #4535
hello, all! this is my first submission and actually a brand new trial so be gentle. just kidding, give me your critiques!!
INW Cherries 2.75%
FW Maraschino Cherry 2%
WF Lemon Lime Soda 1.5%
INW Lemon Mix 1%
FLV Lime Wedge 0.5%
FA Strawberry 2%
TFA Ethyl Maltol 0.5%
Cherry Lemon Lime Soda:
Oh wow…finding the right cherry was a bigger challenge than I thought and I know I don’t have it quite right yet. I was put on an awful nostalgic journey when I started with INW Cherry and FLV Cherry Filling. You know what I’m talking about: straight cough syrup. I picked up INW Cherries, FW Mary Cherry, and RF Cherry. After taste testing the three, I decided I would pair up Cherries with Mary Cherry. RF Cherry was delicious but it doesn’t have that cherry slushie flavor I am aiming for.
My challenges right now are having the lemon lime (soda) presence blend with these cherries; and the sweetener. I’ve recently started researching sweeteners and for this trial, decided to do without TFA Marshmallow. I realized it was pointless in this recipe and was probably just muting the other flavors. But, I’ll be finding that out with you guys because I still have yet to try this trial without it!
July 10, 2018 at 9:09 pm #4536
INW Gold for Pipe- 1.5%
RF SC Molasses- 1.5%
FLV Raisin Rum- .5%
TFA Red Oak- 1%
FLV Tatanka- 1.5%
60/40 Nic River VG/PG
Menu: Thick, sweet chew with a raisin sweetness. Just like Red Man.
This one has already been run through the Mixers Club discord a little bit, so I figured we could all see how it turned out. Been something I’ve kicked around going back about a year or so after I got the molasses flavor. Red Man tasted like raisins with molasses to me, so I wanted to try something similar. First trial was a big failure. Got Tatanka and tried again, and it was better, but still nothing worth putting out there. Even in the last month I was never quite satisfied, but I got some ideas from the discord, stripped the recipe down to what I think is the bare minimum, and I’ll see what you guys think. As I was mixing it up, I gave it a little smell test with just the Tatanka, raisin rum, and molasses, and it smelled very similar to what I remember Red Man tasting like. Might need stripped down to just those three, but I’ll see what everyone says first.
July 10, 2018 at 9:12 pm #4537
Alrighty, I have a fun, tasty lil recipe I have been working on. Is it red, white and blue? Kinda sorta. I can manipulate my words enough to make it work. And since our wonderful government is built on the principle of manipulating language to suit whatever the hell they want, I feel I am consistently representing my country by doing so also.
This started life as my attempt to see what all the Placid fuss was about. Having never actually tried Placid, I was not remotely interested in accuracy. I just thought it sounded like an interesting flavor combo. So Placid is basically pear-honeysuckle, strawberry, and lime. So it’s red, white, yellow, and green. Blue and yellow make green, so some version of my recipe could be called red (strawberry), white (pear flesh), and blue that accidently got turned into green (lime) when it mixed with the yellow from the honeysuckle. How’s that for a bunch of convoluted bs?
Alternatively we can call this a political statement that is pro-cannabis. I am changing blue to green because our federal government is too fucked up to remove cannabis from it’s schedule 1 classification and make it available to us. So the freak flag I am going to wave is red, white, and green for the ganja they don’t want us to have.
Now, on to the recipe. I liked the basic profile when I initially mixed those 4 flavors, but I wanted to make it my own. So I dropped the honey-suckle pear combo so it wasn’t the dominant flavor. I kept the strawberry subtle but definitely there, and I made the lime the star of the show cuz I love me some lime. As a general rule, straight up fruit flavors are not my thing. Love the flavor but I need some interesting mouthfeel to keep me interested in vaping something for more than 10 or 15 minutes. So I considered marshmallow, vanilla swirl, or a cream of some sort and knew it still wasn’t going to be what I wanted to be. And then I remembered VT Fizzy Sherbet. I had never mixed with it before but it sounded good in my head! But what to support it with? What could I use to push that mouthfeel I wanted out of this particular flavor combo? And inspiration struck again with FA Oba Oba.
So, here’s my notes:
Looni’s Strawberry Stone: I pulled this off FB a long time ago and it is my go to strawberry if I am creating my own recipe. It is made up of: 5% TFA Dragon Fruit, 5% FA Pear, 55% TFA Strawberry Ripe, 15% TFA Strawberry, and 20% INW Shisha Strawberry.
TFA Honeysuckle/TFA Pear: A deliciously popular flavor pairing (or pearing if you prefer).
TFA Key Lime/FLV Lime: TFA Key Lime is a great flavor. If I just want a nice, fresh lime flavor, this is my go to. I wanted lime to be dominant though. Without the addition of FLV, the lime would have sunk down into an amalgamation of honeysuckle-pear and strawberry. I wanted the lime to carry a punch and stand apart from the other flavors.
VT Fizzy Sherbet/FA Oba Oba: This is where all the body and texture are coming from. It is a great little combo that I will definitely be using again in other recipes. It’s slightly creamy without tasting like I used a cream, with just a hint of fizziness.
Menu Descrition: A nontraditional take on a float made with a lime-forward sherbet with notes of honeysuckle-pear and strawberry in a cream soda base.
(TFA) Honeysuckle @ 4%
(Looni) Strawberry Stone @ 4%
(TFA) Pear @ 3%
(FLV) Lime @ 0.5%
(TFA) Key Lime @ 2%
(FA) Oba Oba @ 1%
(VT) Fizzy Sherbet @ 1%
70/30 VG/PG from Essential Depot, 0 mg Nic
Hope you all enjoy this one. Looking forward to hearing what you all think in terms of possible tweaks and improvements.
July 14, 2018 at 11:59 pm #4545
In a Sense
INW Custard 1.5%
INW Creme Brulee 2%
FLV Milk & Honey 1.5%
WF Hazelnuts & Cream 2.5%
This recipe was inspired by 3-2-1- Creme brulee and Butter Nut Custard by Tootall.
I wanted to make a simple recipe that I think everyone can enjoy. I have a hard time thinking many would find custard and creme brulee being gross. They’re pretty self-explanatory and tasty, as well as Milk & Honey (although I get a dark sugar taste instead of honey). Hazelnuts may be an issue, but it’s not an abrasive nut flavor.
In a Sense is a play on words of the word innocence, which I think describes my childhood growing up in the US, mainly being at school. It was a bunch of kids from every background you could think of, and we didn’t worry about the BS, we just had fun. The negativity we see on the news doesn’t reflect real life, in my opinion.
So here’s to people reliving that innocence and finding peace, instead of being humorless malcontents.
July 15, 2018 at 10:24 am #4547
Here’s the recipe for my second submission, Mango Funk. Same as Fuji Funk, except with mango.
Cactus (INAWERA) .33
Elderflower (FLV) .50
Mango (Flavorah) 1.25
Pink Guava (Flavorah) .75
Yakima Hops (Flavorah) 1.25
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