Crystals, Powders and Thoughts..

They say I am a legend. I don’t see where anyone can say that. I am just me, and yes, I am a flavor chaser. I love to play in flavors and make my world full of tastes!
This is not what this post is about, but I get a laugh when I hear legend.. 😉

Crystals and powders, oh my, what to do?
Well good friends don’t allow other friends to mix with junk! So let me tell you, why I pick what I do. From flavors to nicotine and additives, even base, for the best possible fresh tasting effect. For the thrill of good juice and even better times!

By choosing the crystal and powder form of additives, you choose when you mix them, you know they are the freshest, and your satisfaction of a better than decent outcome. What sparked my interest in these forms? Dealing with resellers and manufactures that had these mixed in ready to go forms, and not knowing how long they have sat on someone’s shelf. When I found out that Driphacks had some, I checked them out and was tickled to find even more than I thought. So yes, a shout out to them over in the UK! <3

You can mix these up at 10-25% per volume, to obtain something like what The flavor apprentice (tfa/tpf/fa) has, or you can do it my way. I like to take things by the tablespoon, and yeah I know what you will say, wtf! but it is true, simple fast, no measurement except for a tablespoon. You see, I like to mix my additives by the 4oz (120ml) so I am not mixing them up all the time. I probably use more than the average diyer, as well. so.. but rule of thumb, add till you see no more, and then add some more, for total saturation. You do not want to add so much that it can not be completely dissolved. If that happens, wait for it all to settle, around a few days, and then decant from the top. Dealing with crystals, you can grind them up or use whole chunks, like menthol crystals, and watch them melt into your base.

Once you get used to this method, you really will not need as much as what you would with the additives you buy from anywhere else. If less is more, and less is better.. shouldn’t your additives be just that as well? the way I use ws-5 is 3-6 bottle drops, or from .02 grams to .12 grams, and with AP,  and the rest of their crystals and powders,  around the same amount used. Mega strong! and you will save time and $ doing it this way. 🙂

If anyone has any questions, needs me to go into further detail, or runs across something new, be sure to give me a shout and tell me all about it.. I love to experiment! So far, drip hacks is the best! I will be back for more soon, I have a few on my list now!

Pastry Zest

Open the top of Pastry Zest, go on! The first thing comes to mind, is the smell of zesty sugar? Oh wow, Additive, for sure!

This is something pretty sweet! Break down on Pastry Zest, with my handy dandy 10ml bottles! Using 2 drops .04 grams I can pick up something muddled but there is some kind of taste there. Upping it to 4 drops .08 grams and it is definitely there! It is hard as a solo to detect exactly what it will do, but you can and do get the feeling for this sugary zesty bit. I tossed it into a few bakery juices I have, and yes, powdery, sugar without the sweet, zesty citrus type flavor helper. Backing it down to 3 drops .06 grams with some graham cracker and donuts flavors, you can almost feel the textured help this will give to your juices.  Pushing it to 6 drops .12 grams or 1.2% is too much, at least for me. I get a powder, dry and my mouth feels like I am too dehydrated. Keep this in mind when flavor pushing! You don’t want people to feel like it is ever too much!

Good for all bakery type mixes, cuz I said so!  Have some fun, try even adding this to just fruits, you might be surprised! Other than this, I do have a big bottle coming! Beautiful additive and happy to add it to my collection! Mix on! 🙂

Carrot

Hey carrot heads, what is up, Ya’ll? haha!
I’d never ever thought I’d be vaping, as a solo flavor, a carrot! Never! Gee, thank you, the good peepz at Flavorah! I can now say I have!

This is “The Carrot” Yes! Orangy, earthy, with a tiny, yes, tiny touch of green. I do get that green from this, but, it is in the very background! It’s aww heck, let me do a break down first! Then maybe you can see where I am going with this one.

With my handy dandy pile of 10ml bottles, I started at 2 drops .04 grams and did not taste anything, then I went to 4 drops .08 grams and yes.. something was there, sweet muddled something. Ok, I can be brave! 6 drops .12 grams and there! behold the first taste of.. drum roll, it is a carrot, bam! Earthy not quiet dirty, carrot! So, to explore it more, I went to 8 drops and same carrot taste, a little heavier with the earthy carrot, and no it is not a dirty one, just with that carrot taste, like a fresh clean one. Moving on to 10 drops .20 grams, (Oh my gosh, let’s do it!) the sweet part comes out more, but so does this green I get. I wonder if this is part of the chemtrails I get when taking a few too high? It’s like the carrot top part, weird. Will be curious if I get any responses once this is released. Let’s push this 12 drops .24 grams or 2.4% oh no. Just No! NO! I get a bitter bit in my nose and mouth. No. So my threshold for carrot is under 2.4% and yes that was the chemtrail effect I find 99% of FLV has.. some can push and skip over this amount if they so choose, but for me and mine.. will keep this one at 2% and under.. 🙂

Less is more, less is better and I do not want a bunny to think I am in competition! 🙂

Now as far as what to do with this flavor, why cake, creams, maybe nuts.. but I can see a few fruits overpowering it.. so be careful in what you add this beautiful flavor in. I happen to like carrots, maybe with a brown sugar glaze, basil and cinnamon. Happy thoughts and mixing!

Carrots

Custard

Custard, I swear Flavorah must have gotten this recipe straight from my mother, who got it from her great grandmother. Tastes just exactly how a good custard should be. Thick, but thin, rich decadent and omg so delish in anything I toss it at. This is what I would call the stove top method to creating a good custard.

How I tested it: from 2 bottle drops .04 grams in a 10ml, up to 8 drops .16 grams in a 10ml. Verdict, can really taste it at 2 drops, 8 drops is too much; for a blended recipe, from 2 drops to 6 drops will be your average, with 4 drops .08 grams or .8% usage in a recipe. I see a lot of folks using this flavor way too high, and by doing that, you will be missing out on the brown sugar, the nutmeg, the lower and middle notes in a lot of Flavorahs flavors.. so please be kind to yourself and try small amounts. It won’t hurt much to lower and test. 🙂

Recipe time!

 

Strawberry Custard 30ml

12 drops .24 grams Vanilla Custard
9 drops .18 grams Custard
2  drops .04 grams Alpine Strawberry
3  drops .06 grams Butterscotch
1 drops .02 grams Cookie

The Vanilla Custard is the start here for lush creamy thick and rich vanilla egg custard. The plain custard provides the topping to the mix, and lends more credibility. Alpine Strawberry here give the best sweet ripe and omg delish strawberry ever. It’s my fav one to work with. The cookie give the entire mix some texture, and hints of chocolate. It just works out together.. 🙂 Let this sit for a few days and remember, don’t hold me responsible for empty bottles!

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.. 🙂

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!

Chocolate Deutsch

Melts in your mouth, not in your hands, chocolate deutsch! One of my first chocolates I drool over from Flavorah! Talk about sweet goodies jumping into your mouth, this is it! So many uses for the German chocolate flavor, I lost count after 30!

For this flavor, if I can think back on my testing, I was using percentages. Totally all wrong, way over did it, all because my weakness is a good chocolate! I ended up with a mouth full of nutty coconuts and waxy chocolates! I admit it!! But since it’s been awhile since I played with this one, I did my drops like the rest, running from 2 drops .04 grams to 6 drops .12 grams in my 10ml bottle. at 2, its a light chocolate with the coconut far in the background, not much cakey bits at 2, but at 6 drops in a 10, look out, a pure thick german chocolate cake (with the help of some ap, to bring out the bread bit and some creamy bits) and light coconuts with yeah a touch of pecans! I didn’t get the almonds some say, just a nice pecan note. Beautiful done, and hey, Flavorah’s chocolates will not burn your coils up, no matter what your watts are! No funky tastes either, unless you way over do this one like I did!

Chocolate Deutch PB Kups

12 drops .24 grams Chocolate Deutch
9 drops .18 grams Peanut Butter
6 drops .12 grams Beer Nuts
6 drops .12 grams Cream
6 drops .12 grams Marshmallow

I decided on a peanut butter cup, something with thick chocolate and the cake bit helps with the gooey peanut butter, and the beer nuts helps with the salty taste, while the cream and marshmallow smooth everything out and give body and texture to my kups. I like to let this one sit around for a few days to a week, but after that, it’s bottles up and emptied! Make extra for reserves!

Cherry Filling

Goodness, cherry filling is something else! If you use this, remember, it’s not really a solo flavor to be playing with, at least I found it to be in need of friends in the bottle! It really is a bold beautiful cherry filling, but go slow! I think my main issue with this one is I wanted it to be a solo. In order for that to happen, I had to put my taste buds to work and see what was going on with this.

I have a solid vape family, and we bounce ideas and taste notes all the time in private, and the one thing that keeps popping up in my head is one has a taste perception that this is something close to playdough. So to try and resolve this, I tried 1 drop in 30ml, as cherry is hard to work with, however I will just share my recipe and I know BonBon will see this one!

I personally like to use this flavor in a 30ml between 2 and 4 drops .02-.08 grams,  rainier cherry at 6 drops in a 30ml, and toss in some red raspberry around 3 drops .06 grams. Seems it tames it down a bit better for me, along with cotton candy 9 drops .18 grams and marshmallow at 6 drops .12 grams for a cherry cotton candy type..

Cherry Pie 30ml

6 drops .12 grams Rainier Cherry
3 drops .06 grams Cream
3 drops .06 grams Greek Yogurt
3 drops .06 grams Crunch Cereal
3 drops .06 grams Cookie
3 drops .06 grams Red Raspberry
3 drops .06 grams Vanilla Pudding
1 drops .02 grams Cherry Filling

It’s good after an overnight sit period, but a few days to 5, it’s truly magnificent! I never got the playdough or play clay smell or taste, but then we both probably do not eat drink and vape the same either.. but, I hope more speak up on this beautiful cherry filling and the things you like to do with it as well. It is strong, so start low and work up!

Caramel

Sticky, sweet and oh my gosh so good, caramel! I know this flavor and what all it can do, by experience. I see it being overused and abused, but I won’t go there, as it does depend on the recipe and who is mixing it at what level of mix experience they have. For me, it’s a smooth caramel, delicious in most things I add it to, either as a supporting flavor or a main, this flavor is fantastic!

How I found my spots, is the same as all the rest. I grabbed up about (5) 10ml bottles and went thru my drops, 2 drops .02 grams, 4 drops .08 grams, 6 drops .12 grams and 8 drops .16 grams. I let these sit for about 3 days, shaking them every few hours; no other steeping tricks. The 2 drops was a very light caramel, and can see that being used as a sweetener at that level. Going to 4 drops, I got a good caramel type, not quiet as a solo, but then I rarely see caramel used as an only flavor, but it is possible it has been. at 6 drops, it starts to get really thick, way too much in my face type, with a taste on it that reminds me of burnt bits, def overdoing it there at 6 drops! So then I went 8 drops, and I just knew i’d be in trouble, but no I was not, not as bad as I thought, and it brings me again, back to my article flavor pushing zombies.

So this brings up, less is more than you really think, especially using it at more than needed. If you ever noticed, those full in your face flavor type juices going bad faster, if you keep a light to moderate hand making juice, it will last longer, and you will enjoy it better. You can retrain your tastebuds. YES! If you do a slow step down, like you would do with your nicotine intake. It is possible, and please do not give up, just practice more! Now how about a good recipe?

Caramel Coffee Brulee 30ml

12 drops .24 grams Caramel
9 drops .18 grams Vanilla Custard
3 drops .06 grams Vanilla Pudding
3 drops .06 grams Cinnamon Crunch
1 drops .02 grams Coffee

Creamy, rich, smooth and oh so good! You might want to let this sit around for a few days to mingle and play. Go big so you won’t run out of this one too fast! 😛

Edit: if you want more cinnamon/pumpkin spice/ginger then increase the recipe to at least 60ml, if not 120ml. Use 1-2 drops per 60ml for pumpkin spice, 1-2 drops per 120ml for more cinnamon.. If you’d like, sub out either or the creams for some good Irish cream, or Cream de Menthe! 🙂