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!

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!

Blood Orange

OMG!! Finally, my favorite out of everything, blood orange!! Then again, I say this about almost every flavor! I do have a few I have to sit back and say, do I really want to claim this as a favorite? ha!
So, with all that said, let me get right down with this flavor, as it is one of the best representations of the citrus family, with it’s lush bright orange, the bloody sweetness, and the almost candy tones of this one.

Going thru my ranges again, at 2 drops .06 grams, its light but good! Easy on the mouth, but you will need to raise it more! At 4 drops .08 grams, it’s a fantastic blood orange being on the verge of juices running into your mouth, and at 6 drops .12 grams, look out!
9 drops .18 grams, you can probably make aspirin, that chewable kind, combined with Tangerine. Remember, less is more and it doesn’t take much with these flavors, at all! So, let’s see what recipe I can share..

Blood Orange Cake Batter 30ml

12 drops .24 grams Blood Orange
9 drops .18 grams Cake Batter
6 drops .12 grams Red Raspberry
6 drops .12 grams Vanilla Pudding
6 drops .12 grams Caramel
6 drops .12 grams Cheesecake

Let sit for at least a few days, but after a overnight sit you can try it out. Just remember to stop after a taste or two, or you will find yourself with an empty bottle. Go big or stay home!
Not responsible for empty bottles!

Note: I like to add in pineapple, 1-2 drops, to make this pop. it’s optional!

Edit: 5/23/2017 Yet another recipe I want to share!! It’s really simple yet so good!

blood orange basil
Blood Orange Basil Cocktail
12 drops .24 grams Blood Orange
3 drops .06 grams Cotton candy
2 drops .04 grams Marshmallow
6 drops .12 grams Cream
3 drops .06 grams Basil

This is simple, fresh and omg too good. If you want, you can add 1-2 drops of bourbon to this too, for a more realistic cocktail taste. The basil just makes this all come about, so cool calm and a touch of spice.. it’s really a must try! 🙂

Black Cherry

Nothing finer than playing around with black cherry! The drinks and pies, along with creams, shakes, nuts and tobaccos you can dream up, come out amazing! Be careful tho, using too much of this one will result in a chemical and or a mutation, so go easy! This cherry is not for everyone!

Running the range, from 1 drop .02 grams (show some respect for this flavor!) up to 8 drops .16 grams (yes I went there!) in my 10ml bottles, after letting them sit for a few days, 1 drop was very weak, but I did pick up the cherry. At 3 drops .06 grams a spot on black cherry, with skin and a touch of that black cherry body; while 6 drops .12 grams, I can tell I pushed it too much, and picked up a wang to the flavor. At 8 drops .16 grams in my 10ml, I had a definite black cherry with a funky chunky monkey sitting on my taste buds! So my advise is to keep it around 3-5 drops. Pushing it further than this will result in either mutating the flavor as either time goes on, or as a chemical note.

Black Cherry’s Shirley Temple 30ml

12 drops .24 grams Black Cherry
3 drops .06 grams Lime Wedge
6 drops .12 grams Lemonade
4 drops .08 grams Sour Apple
4 drops .08 grams Sweetness
4 drops .08 grams Cool Menthol* Optional

Absolutely perfect after sitting up all night, and gets even better after a few days. I like to add my cool menthol a night before I am ready to really vape this one out. It’s really good fresh, and keeps a chill on this drink vape, just the way I like it!

Berry Blend

Berry blend, is really a good mix and the things I have done with this one amaze me. One mix right after the other, smooth, sweet, tart, bold, light, and tangy, it’s got it all wrapped up inside the bottle!

What to do with all this berry goodness? Well, mix with it, of course! From water, to jello and cookies, even cakes and e juice, there is no limit with berry blend! I took it from 3 drops up to 9 drops in my 10ml bottles. At 3 drops (.06 grams) , it’s a light mixed berry, nice but could be stronger. 6 drops (.18 grams) was very good, fresh berries just bursting in my mouth, and it was closer to the edge when you can pick up something funky; might want to keep this one closer between 3-6 drops in any given recipe, as 8 drops was too much funk! 🙂

Mixed berry Yogurt Bars 30ml

12 drops .24 grams Berry Blend
12 drops .24 grams Yogurt
9 drops .18 grams Sour Apple
6 drops .12 grams Cheesecake
6 drops .12 grams Cool Menthol*
3 drops .06 grams Coconut

This is one of my favorite go to recipes, and for me, it’s a perfect yogurt bar! To thicken it up and give a good mouth feel, you might want to add 6 drops crunch cereal, as well as 6 drops marshmallow. If you like cool pops, the cool menthol will behave as a cool feel, but for colder, up to around 9 drops .18 grams. Do not add the cool menthol until a the day before you want to try this, as cool menthol does have a habit of fading out after a week or more+, at least for me.