Cream

How do you like your Cream, hot or cold, light or heavy, shaken with froth, or just on ice? I have to admit, I am a cream addict, I love the dairy flavors Flavorah has, and they did a fantastic job of only serving the best creams to us. Thank you! Now which finger to use? haha! Thick rich cream, with lots of tricks to use it, is what I know. I like to play with them most all the time, but I can burn myself out. Hard to believe, but they are just that good!

When testing, I just jumped in on this flavor and went full out, from 2 drops .04 grams all the way up to 8 drops .16 grams in 10ml bottles, and of course, I snagged the biggest one first. Right off the bat, I knew I had a decent cream to work with, but.. I got the thick cream, with that buttery edge to it, and no lower notes. I knew I had it too high. If that is ever a possibility, but it is. At 2 drops .04 grams in 10mls I picked up a creamy milky light light taste, and it was good, just not enough. At 4 drops .08 grams I got a good rich cream, milky, and can see bits of coconut shavings, and fruits being dipped into it. At 6 drops .12 grams it was a bit much like the real deal, almost with buttery notes, and the start of what I recognize now as the chemical notes on the back starting to appear; I didn’t get that at the 8 drops.. but it was there for me at 6 drops.. go figure. 🙂

Peaches and Cream! 30ml

9 drops .18 grams Peach
6 drops .12 grams Peach Gummy
6 drops .12 grams Mango
9 drops .18 grams Cream
6 drops .12 grams Custard

A simple peaches and cream, just like here, down south in the summer! It’s just a good way to ease a craving for sweet peaches, and rich cream! You could add in some cinnamon, caramel, and cool menthol.. and if I were you, i’d make this in a 4oz size!
Enjoy!

Cranberry

Cranberry flavors always remind me of parties, celebrations and holidays. Sweet but tart, from berry fruit to desserts, it’s a versatile flavor that can be very unexpected! A powerful pop in juices, or even desserts like apple pies! I used to love picking them for my grandmother to make her famous cranberry cookies, sort of like a jammed up cookie with pineapples and mandarins.. I miss those! Will have to make a batch super soon. I also miss my grandmother even more.

You can try testing them out from 2 drops .04 grams up to around 6 drops .12 grams in 10ml bottles, 8 drops .16 grams to me was just too much for my little 10ml, but expect to taste cranberry immediately! It does tend to get top note heavy when used with a heavy hand, so keep this one low and enjoy all the ranges of notes in this beautifully done flavor!

Berry Jello Shot! 30ml

9 drops .18 grams Cranberry
6 drops .12 grams Berry Blend
6 drops .12 grams Acai
6 drops .12 grams Cotton Candy
3 drops .06 grams Marshmallow

Bet you can’t keep it to one bottle! 😛 This is a fantastic bright red fruit mix, always refreshing! You could add in some cool menthol at 4 – 6 drops too.. Let it sit at least overnight, but best after 3 days..

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy, oh joy! This one has some history. It’s not just em in a bottle, so don’t even think it. You must, must experience this flavor for yourself. The things done I have did with it haha! From using it to thicken up ejuice, to adding a touch of sweet, to using it just as a cotton candy taste, and as a texturizer, this is a versatile flavor and a must have in your bag. I have added this to fruits, nuts, chocolates as well as tobaccos, for everything under the tongue, sweet, texture, filling, and more!

I won’t go thru the testing bits much longer, I hope by now you understand, solo testing is only where you, the mixer will find your own spots. Me telling you how I did it, is only an example, and my taste buds might just vary from yours. I will say I have used cotton candy from .04 grams in 30ml all the way up to .18 grams in 30ml. This flavor does have a chem limit, but it is up to you to find your stopping points. Not me. 😉

Cotton Candy Cuppy Cakes! 30ml

9 drops .18 grams Cotton Candy
6 drops .12 grams Strawberry
3 drops .06 grams Blueberry
6 drops .12 grams Frosting
6 drops .12 grams Pound cake
3 drops .06 grams Cupcake Batter
3 drops .06 grams Cheesecake

My Cuppy Cakes need at least 3 days to sit around and become happy, even better after 5 days.. nothing special.. just mix and forget.. After a week it will really come together.. and as usual, I am not responsible for empty bottles.. 🙂

Cool Menthol

At first I wanted to call Cool Menthol an additive, but that isn’t the case at all! It really is a flavor. It has its pros, like cool refreshing and that is the best, however that menthol! It is really good, but very mild. I think most shy away from this due to the menthol in the name, but if you are looking to create a cool refreshing taste, this is the flavor you will want to use, just don’t be shy about it.

To test it out, I ran my 10ml bottles out, from 2 drops to 10 drops, just to be a bit freaky, and what I discovered is, that I must crave, at least in the summer, a higher amount than my normal usages. In the 2 drop .04 grams bottle, I found it extremely light, but it was there.. at 4 drops .08 grams, it is a light, coo. and refreshing bit.. but it tends to fade out within a few weeks (that is one of the issues using things like this as well as koolada and ws23, ws3, etc as it will fade out) at 6 drops .12 grams it becomes a bit stronger, and in the range of what I really crave right now, but it leaves a bit of a taste back I just cant stand. Using 8 drops .16 grams in 10ml is just way too much and maybe it might be me, but it zeros itself out and totally mutes within a few days.

So the con is that used too much, it can not only mute itself, but other flavors in the juice too.. slow and steady with this one.. find your own limit.

Poolside Slushy 30ml

9 drops .18 grams Dragon Fruit
6 drops .12 grams Blueberry
3 drops .06 grams Acai
6 drops .12 grams Cream
2 drops .04 grams Alpine Strawberry
6 drops .12 grams Cool Menthol

Let it sit up over night, then take to the pool.. nice on a hot summer day to kick back with friends, while enjoying the summer blue berry days, just chilling! 🙂

Flavor Overuse – My Opinion!

I run across this at least a few times a day, flavor overuse. What is it? It’s when you do not do solo tast testing, starting from low flavor and raise it up, keeping notes on what you taste, when and where and even equipment matters. It’s when you guess at a starting point and then think: well it taste good here, only to discover now you can’t taste certain other juices. It’s when you see other people using it at that amount and assuming it is good right there, they like it, so you must like it too.  Hydration, medicine, diet, exercise too, all plays a part.

Example: Can’t taste juice -ecf. <More for zombie tongue, not flavor overload. but the effects of over flavoring are very very similar!

Taste bud damage is more than when you vape one particular juice profile repeatedly, rather your “buds” no longer taste that one flavor or juice. I have seen this happen with blue raspberry mixes, as well as other flavors and juices around. Flavor overload can and will do damage with repeated use of over flavoring. Are you over using your flavors? How do you know? If you do not test them from the very lowest to the very highest, you will not see the zombie effect this particular manufacture has, so how can you tell? By reading every recipe every review, talk to people that use this flavor line!

I have almost 2 yrs working with ultra concentrates, so yes I can base all of this on my own experiences. More on taste buds, up next, so please hang with me and keep reading!

Your taste buds regenerate every 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months and 3 years. At the 3 year mark, the entire “live” buds will have completely regenerated. There are some that die off and never ever come back. I can not prove the link to zombie tongue, but it does follow that pattern. I believe this is why your “tastes” change, but I could be wrong.

What I have noticed with Flavorah, is if you follow my blog here, and use drops, starting from 1-2 drops in 10ml and work up, you can easily find where you like a flavor at. From there, look at the amount. Then if you feel all froggy, and want to experiment, raise the flavors higher and higher, then maybe you will believe me, it will lead you back to what I have coined, zombie flavors.

You can push past the chemical and mutation parts, using more flavor than you really need, and have the flavor “come back”, bringing out only the higher notes of the flavor “peeking” or topping up, and then the lower notes disappearing, yet still achieve the same taste as you would using 3-7 drops .06 grams – .18 grams, because your tongue can’t tell the lower notes are gone, but they do disappear. This is what I call flavor waste. Too much flavor and spending too much money on something, if you had experimented with, could save you money, time and flavorings. It will also kill off your “buds” to where you will not taste flavors you like at lower amounts, unnoticed, until you end up with a juice from me or others that mix with my levels.

Once you go high on flavors, your taste buds change to reflect this. We can become so accustomed to those mixes that are “in your face”, that when juice testing or even vaping favorite juices, your taste buds are in a constant state of shock. It will make you feel like you can not vape anything below a higher threshold.

How to fix, or repair the damage? By stepping down slowly, just like how you would do to step down from nicotine in your eliquids. It’s that simple, and go slow.

I just know what works for me, and what and how to turn out top shelf juice. I want to taste my juice, the high and low notes, and I want it rich and just decedent to my tongue! I know that if I keep it at a reasonable amount, being that Flavorah is an ultra concentrate, not a standard flavoring, lower is better, less is more, and less is better for you. I also see it as this, if it cost me “x” amount to get the full high and low notes of each flavor, and when someone else is using a higher amount, cost comes into play. You spend more, to use more, when you need less, and spend less. Out of all of this however, you and your tongue as well as judgement on what tastes good to you,  might be different from my views and tastes.

I know this is a repeated post, but the more I keep seeing people using Flavorah at higher amounts, the more I cringe! However, in the end, how you want your flavors is on you. You are in control of how your flavors react, and it does make a difference. If you like it at 3%, 5% 9% and even 13%, go for it. I just wonder, am I coming in loud and clear yet? Is anyone out there paying attention?

FLV Bottle Caps!

Issues on the FLV bottle caps. I have heard already even tho I am not in “all groups” or sites, there have been a few complaints on the caps, bottles and tips. I too have had a few problems, but resolved them rather well. There is a secret to opening them, without the cap falling apart, the bottle ripping open, and even with this tip, the nipple tip might still get stuck inside. You won’t lose a single drop, if you do this careful, I swear!

When you are attempting to open it, don’t force it, if it wont snap the security tab off with a light, and I mean light twist, Try my method. If you look carefully here, your cap is connected to your security tab. (this is not a childproof bottle, but it is there to show you your product has not been tampered with, after filling and capping it) There are tiny connectors in between, around 5-7 of them total.

Here is how to uncap your bottle, without cap damage, Fan Girl style..

 

Now, while this is not be “the right way/sterile” you can sterilize a knife or a pair of scissors to break the seal for you. This is the easiest way, and the quickest I have found, where you will not spill one drop, nor damage the bottles and caps! Remember to be safe, watch what you are doing, and if anything spills, it is not my fault. Practice makes perfect. We are all human and you know I care about the flavors and keeping it all happy! 🙂

I hope this helps a bit.. leave a comment one way the other. One last thing to say, I have found no bottle as safe, great for storage or as efficient as these, if you take care of them! Not saying anyone is at fault, things do happen. <3

More flavor reviews sometime this week, as I do have a bunch more coming! Stay cool!

Help with Recipes, using math!

I have had a few people asking me, Smoky, just how do I put in my recipe to calculators like “ELR” so.. mini tutorial for you all.

First, I picked out a recipe from here, using my drops and grams, Butterscotch Pudding.

Here is the recipe for it, as I posted it on the butterscotch page:

 

Butterscotch Pudding 30ml

9 drops .18 grams Butterscotch
6 drops .12 grams Marshmallow
6 drops .12 grams Vanilla Pudding
3 drops .06 grams White Chocolate

Ok, so this is the heart of the recipe, where all the numbers are! Now what?

Head over to ELR and create a new recipe, like this:

Help
I added in all of my info. I don’t use nic, not often. and my base is all vg. So check that done. Enter your flavors, and recheck the recipe for butterscotch.

help

 

Using the numbers from the first flavor:
9 drops 9 drops .18 grams Butterscotch

I also added in, my drops are 50, to create 1ml. (You might want to measure yours out to see how many you get) No, all drops are not the same, however, I use the FLV bottles for my dropper tips and always come out on the right side of things.

EDIT: Thanks to my bestie vaper BonBon, she noticed and posted on the fb page:  It’s not showing up right on there. What you have to do is divide your drops by 3 so u can figure out how many drops per 10ml. Then take the drop amount and times it buy 0.2….0.2% equals 1 drop. So 9 drops dived by 3 equals 3. Then multiple that by 0.2 and you get 0.6…0.6% is what your percentage is for 9 drops in a 30ml.

So whatever your weight is, divide it by “3” to get your percentage.

It’s still a bit rough, but it should help you out a bit better to share the recipes you create to anyone needed.

 

 

 

Cookie dough

Everybody loves cookie dough, at least in my house, we love it! One of my very best ideas come from using this totally melt in your mouth flavor! It just goes right, right into my tank or dripper! Of course, if you want to use this flavor in foods and drinks, please start it off at 1 drop, it can overwhelm your coffee in the morning.

When testing this flavor, keep it low, don’t get a heavy hand or it will increase in maple syrup and then go chemical. I started with my standard 2 drops .04 grams in 10ml and got the beginnings of a doughy cookie dough, with hints of caramelized sugar. <Hint, higher you go, the more it turns out like a maple cookie dough! at 4 drops .08 grams in 10ml it is more maple/molasses than caramel, the cookie dough is mushy and wet. That’s fine, don’t worry, but it is my stopping point. Anything higher than .08 grams to me, just bottoms the flavor out the way I enjoy using it. Note: just like cookie, there isn’t much leaning towards chocolate chip cookies or dough, but you can add in some and enjoy that tollhouse taste you might be looking for, with a triple play on the chocolate deutsch, the milk chocolate and the white chocolate. Stay low on the chocolates and you too can grab your own spoon!

Chocolate chip, Cookie Dough Cheesecake 30ml

9 drops .18 grams Cookie Dough
9 drops .18 grams Cheesecake
6 drops .12 grams Greek Yogurt
6 drops .12 grams Cookie
2 drops .04 grams Vanilla Custard
1 drops .02 grams Chocolate Deutsch
1 drops .02 grams Milk Chocolate
1 drops .02 grams White Chocolate
1 drops .02 grams Peanut Butter
1 drops .02 grams Biscotti

If you are ready for rich taste, High class smells wherever you go, teasing and tormenting everyone around you, this is your vape! Best to sit for 3 days to a week, depending on how long you can stop yourself from touching the bottle. If you try this.. give me a shout out! 🙂

I do like to “spike” it to really make the cheesecake turn out right, and with the help of yogurt and.. any citrus, it will make this recipe pop. (2 drops .04 grams for citrus flavors)  Remember your friend, coconut too!

Cookie

Who has cookie? I have it! Ha! This is one that flavor that will not crumble in your hands, just melt on your tongue. Tall, cold glass of milk, or just lounging around, you too can “eat” (vape) all the cookies you want, but I am not sharing mine!

Alright so let’s get to the bottom of this flavor Flavorah has gifted us with! My break down of it goes like this (quick ha!) by using 2 drops .04 grams in 10ml, the flavor is light, with potential. Using 4 drops .08 grams in 10ml, gives me a good taste, almost with the golden brown edges, this is a good general basic cookie. It has a hint of some chocolate chips, but only if you concentrate really hard. You could help it out and add in some milk chocolate and white chocolate for that chocolate chip taste you crave. At 6 drops .12 grams, I get a dry cookie, with the beginnings of funk. Raise this one up too high and it will do a few things, and funky isnt what I am after! This flavor can mute out other flavors, showing it’s high notes and swallowing up the golden edge, and flipping the golden to a burnt cookie, and no one likes burnt cookies! It can also completely mute out over time, when used too high, so keep an eye out for that!

Add in’s can vary, from chocolates, fruits, nuts, and some tobaccos. You will have to toy/play with this and find out what you like in or with your cookies! Are you up for the challenge?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 30ml

9 drops .18 grams Cookie
6 drops .12 grams Peanut Butter
2 drops .04 grams Milk Chocolate
3 drops .06 grams White Chocolate
3 drops .06 grams Vanilla Custard
3 drops .06 grams Greek Yogurt
** Vanillin helps out, if you want to add in.

There you have it, a simple PB Chocolate Chip cookie dough! You might want to make a larger batch of this, like me, I keep a 4 oz bottle mixed for on the go! Good luck!

Connecticut Shade

What history lies behind this beautiful flavor, Connecticut Shade. When Flavorah brought out the tobaccos, I researched them all. I smelled all my bottles and honestly, did a happy dance! They are that good, and something I know Flavorah is proud of! So let me help highlight some of the best known bits on this flavor. It is not a sweet tobacco, by any means, however, it can help out any tobacco becoming a rich slide flavor. This is the wrapper you really want on your cigars and stoggies!

History of the shade tobacco is really rich, and in the states here, very hidden, as we all know the cost of tobaccos on our health! Not to mention, it really only grows well in certain areas, for certain uses. With cigars like Davidoff , Macanudo, and Arturo Fuente, you can have old world taste, in a new style of vaping! Go slow, don’t rush, learn your tobaccos and the uses, and styles they come in!

Off topic, in case of bee stings, tobacco is the fastest and safest way to ease the burn of the sting. Just wet it and apply to your bee sting!

New World Cigar 30ml** with add ons!

3 drops .06 grams Cured Tobacco
6 drops .12 grams Commercial Cigarette
2 drops .03 grams Connecticut Shade
3 drops .06 grams Pralines
6 drops .12 grams Cream
1 drop .02 grams Bourbon

Fine cigar this afternoon. It’s been sitting for about a week now, as I actually forgot I had this and wanted to share it. If you notice how I “built” it up, The cured tobacco and commercial, give it a burning cigar taste, with the wrapper coming in light, to “wrap” or become a side flavor, while the nut, cream and bourbon become the body of the cigar, allowing you to become transported down south to the tropics.

Add ons:
3 drops .06 grams coconut< to make it become more fluid
Mixed fruit, use any between 2-4 drops .02 grams to .08 grams, as you do not want to overpower the full cigar.
Irish cream (3 drops .06) can be added in, making it become more smooth, with an alcohol “kick”
Nuts: you can use any sort of nut, but experiment before handing out your cigar. There are some people that are more sensitive to nuts than others, and you want to keep within the realism.