The Elusive Strawberry by Christopher Kopel

Over the course of my DIY journey, I’ve always found myself looking at strawberry recipes from a sort of jaded perspective. I couldn’t understand the hype. I had a few strawberry flavors when I first started, but I just couldn’t taste anything from them. Mixed really low, I could pick up a hint, maybe. A… Continue Reading

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Obsidian: Cookie Dough RY4 by ENYAWREKLAW (DIY E-liquid Recipes)

  OBSIDIANBRANDFLAVORING%FLVCookie Dough2%TFARY4 Double3%FACookie0.5%FWPie Crust1%FWHazelnut0.5%CAPSuper Sweet0.5%MIX50vg50pgSTEEPLong1 weekFlavor Notes:FLV Cookie Dough: This is the flavoring that changed everything in this recipe. There were tons of variations that I created to try and capture what FLV Cookie Dough does in one bottle. FLV… Continue Reading

Presence, Dynamic Range & The Loudness Wars (Advanced DIY E-liquid Tips)

E-liquid is an interesting medium, and it’s something I bring up all the time. It’s a brand new artform that’s been completely invented by people who were using a specific technology. As soon as vaping was introduced into the world, people started breaking them open to fiddle around with. And on the liquid end, people… Continue Reading

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Deep Strawb: A New “Strawberry Stone” (DIY E-liquid Recipes)

We all know my love for strawberry. It’s easily my favorite fruit profile in vaping, and in culinary, and I can’t get enough of it. But in vaping, I’ve been vaping the same kind of “strawberry stone” base for a… Continue Reading

Caramel Hunter: Search For Soft Crack

I’ve talked about caramel before. There’s a long post in InTheMix Magazine, which you can get the full collection here, about caramel and the difficulty of getting the flavor down correctly. Like I stated in the article, the difference between the “soft crack” state of caramel and hard crack state is vital to the success… Continue Reading

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Forced Muting

Muting is a phenomena that many mixers vehemently avoid. It’s a curse in the mixing game and can be the cause of much frustration in your recipe development. If you’re unaware of what muting it, it’s simply when specific notes and flavors are suppressed and don’t quite carry their full potential flavor. This is usually… Continue Reading

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Recipe Pricing Guidelines

So there are a bunch of you who have taken your mixing to another level. A level of monetary gain and commerce. You’ve attained the skills required to craft wonderful recipes, but also marketed yourself in a way to catch the eye of clients. Congrats, that isn’t easy. It’s not easy in any industry and… Continue Reading

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