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!

Blueberry

What’s blue and can go squish in your mouth, it’s a blueberry! Flavorah got it right with this one; it’s one of my favorite berries I love to play with I have tossed it into all sorts of recipes and have even used it in sugar cookies, cakes, yogurts and ice creams. Will have to work up my tutorial for adding our flavors to actual food and drink recipes soon, so keep your eyes out!

Before I get too far ahead, let me tell you all about this cool blueberry! at 2 drops .06 grams in 10ml bottles, it’s light, however, if you add other fruits, you can tell it is there. at 4 drops .08 grams it starts to perk up and say hi; it’s right there, the magic begins! at 6 drops .12 grams it’s a mouth full of gorgeous blueberries ready to burst into your mouth, down your chin and make your girl friend gasp! 8 drops .16 grams it starts going funky to me, so I will stop there for now..

Recipes.. I had a hard time picking out a simple recipe, as most of mine are rather complex.. but try this and see how it will spin out for you!

Blueberry French Toast 30ml

12 drops .24 grams blueberry
6 drops .12 grams red raspberry
9 drops .18 grams cinnamon roll
6 drops .12 grams sweet dough
6 drops .12 grams cream
1 drop .02 grams biscotti

Alright, let’s get down to this one.. I didn’t use the full in my face flavor level here for the blueberry, as I know using other flavors, I want to watch how much I use total, and If the blueberry is in your face, how can the other flavors play nice all together? It won’t, it will become a chemical, muted juice real quick!

The red raspberry is added because yes, I love that one just as much as blueberry lol.. it’s also there for a bit of tart and sour sweetness.

Cinnamon roll and the sweet dough go hand in hand together here,  the biscotti I used as an accent for a smoky note for the french toast edges. If you are brave, bump it up a drop! If you want more bready note, remember our friend, ap 5%, use that at around 4 drops .12 grams in your 30ml bottle. I used cream for the whipped topping, however, when it does sit around, it tends to soften the french toast effect. You can add more, but then it’s be a creamy doughy blue raspberry.. gee.. haha! Oh.. if you’d like to really make it pop, add 1 drop .02 grams of pineapple or lime!

Hope you enjoy my recipe for blueberries, and if you have one you’d like to share.. pop it up in comments! ~S.

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.

Apple Pop

Gee, Apple Pop. This is in my opinion, this flavor I never ever expected to turn out the way it has. As a solo, eh.. if you like sweet and tart apple peels, this is your taste, not mine. However, don’t toss the apple out the cooler because I am not a big fan; you might like this, just as a solo, its limping along. I guess I expected a apple soda or a candied apple. Will keep this short and sweet, heading on to the recipe I made with this one.. 😉

*edited… I used 9 drops .18 grams and then 18 drops .36 grams in a 10ml and both I just was not a fan of.. it could be allergies that have kicked in, or just me.. I don’t know.

Candied Apple Pops 30ml

12 drops .24 grams Green Apple
12 drops .24 grams Apple Pop
6 drops .12 grams Red Apple
3 drops .06 grams Butterscotch
3 drops .06 grams Caramel
3 drops .06 grams Cream
1 drop .02 grams Candy Roll

You could add in malic and citric acid, some vanillin, maybe a light touch of kentucky bourbon, or even white chocolate, there are a lot of options if you think on this flavor that tastes like red apple peels.  🙂

The outcome with this, a candied apple with hints of dulce de leche, after a 2 day sit time. Sweet, but tart with the apple pop. Left to sit for week, it’s beautiful and does change my respect for the apple pop flavor. However, as a solo, apple pop won’t do it for me. I tried. 🙂

Apple Cranberry

Apple Cranberry doesn’t go well with coffee in the morning! Good thing I finished my coffee before trying this one out! I ran my bottles, from 3 drops .06 grams to 15 drops .30 grams (all 10ml bottles) and you would know, I picked up the one with 9 drops this morning and put it on my dripper! Just for giggles. Kind of glad I did it that way, as the flavor that hits me the most is cranberry, then the apple. Not saying bad at all, just expected the apple to say hi first. Tart, yes please, but it’s also a sweet taste, gorgeous really. I can see this in bunches of recipes like with other mixed fruits, tobaccos and creams.

I’d think this would really be more appreciated in the fall, right around Halloween thru Valentine’s day. Light but with full body, and I might even take this up a touch higher, say  around 12, but no higher than that. The aftertaste has left me hungry for the apples I have sitting on my counter. I was going to make apple cranberry chutney, as a vape, however, I have a craving for oatmeal cookies, so cookies it is, and my chutney recipe is a bit more advanced. I want to keep things simple for now, so you too must like my cookies! 🙂 Without waiting more.. here is…

Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies! (trust me, you will love this!)
30ml

12 drops .24 grams Apple Cranberry
6 drops .12 grams Oatmeal Raisin
6 drops .12 grams Cheesecake
3 drops .06 grams Banana
3 drops .06 grams Yogurt

Now for what I think of this one.. it’s not a in your face, isn’t meant to be. If you want to raise up the taste, do it in increments of 2 drops only! Pushed too far, this will turn chemically. It’s also why if you keep things low, the flavor will grow on you, it wont take long to steep, and the way I have it, it’s good enough for me! In 3 days, once it’s had time to sit and mingle, it tastes like a good cookie with some fluffy bits, and the apple cranberry and raisin are all happy in my tank. I think I might take this one out to paint my porch today!

Try it out, spin it around and see what you think! You might want to add a dash of blood orange to this mix, to make the fruits pop out even more! There are other add ins you can do, but for now, this is a simple cookie recipe! 🙂