Testing Major Variants (Advanced DIY Techniques)

Testing is something all mixers hate doing. Actually, for the most part, most don’t. Advanced mixers like yourself might be at the point where you can gauge your flavorings just by smell or a quick taste, and just right into blueprinting your recipes. But if you’re like me and you have the time, testing is a great tool to make sure you can jump into recipes knowing exactly how to use a specific flavoring. Recently I’ve had a bit of… Continue Reading

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Cheesecaked

Thick, Rich, Delicious Cheesecake vapes are one of the most popular flavor profiles in mixing, period. The strawberry cheesecake makes up for a huge chunk of all mixing sales, when compared to other flavor profiles. The thick, rich, and creamy body contrasted beautifully with the textured and gritty, cookie crust make for a harmony of flavors; that when paired with a topping, creates a flavor that’s hard to pass up. There’s also a huge amount of variance you can have… Continue Reading

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Diminishing Returns in Mixing

Parallels Mixing has many similarities to many other industries, hobbies, and markets. The parallels it has to the audiophile industry is one that really intrigues me. They sense of hearing and tasting are two sense that share many of the same traits. And if you’ve been following DIYorDIE for a while now, you’ll know that I often reference that sense when talking about different types of tastings. Our senses all share some types of similarities between each other, but none… Continue Reading

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Extracted: Ep. 9 – Subtraction

To listen press play What’s in this episode? I talk about the Subtraction method, how its a more efficient method, how to do it, and what is needed to do it. Also, check out the article here to get a better understanding of this method.   Music Played Manson & Method Chuki: http://www.youtube.com/user/CHUKImusic If you like Extracted and want to support the show as well as all the other content on DIYorDIE, please sign up for a DIYorDIE Membership, purchase the concentrates,… Continue Reading

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Subtraction Basics

Something all mixers know, is the trouble of finding the right flavorings to use in your recipes. It’s a difficult process that can lead to a lot of frustration. Especially when you’re a newer mixer with not much experience dealing with concentrates. All too often do we sit down at our mixing station to whip up something that’s fresh and new, and then when it’s time to blueprint the recipe, we draw a blank. Or even worse, when we mix… Continue Reading

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Melancholy Mixing

Set Once you’ve gathered a bunch of skills and techniques in your mixing journey, it’s kind of hard to screw up. Obviously not every recipe is going to blow your socks off but it’s safe to say, almost any recipe you blueprint will probably come out vapable. If you’re at a point in your mixing where you’re still struggling to put together tasty recipes at any given time, it just means that you need another month or so of mixing… Continue Reading

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Pie Crust Cheat Sheet

Pies have been a staple in eliquid since its inception. From the tradition all American apple pies all the way to the more niche and interesting “Crack” pie. It’s a flavor profile that many people love to vape. And for good reason. The pie is a profile that incorporates so many different layers and textures within its body, and each of those layers perfectly complement each other. The layers usually include the rich and flavorful filling, whether it be a… Continue Reading

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Extracted: Ep. 7 – Flavor Bending Foundations (Members Only)

To listen press play What’s in this episode? In this episode we talk about the basics of flavor bending. I talk on why it’s such a great tool, how these tools only help aid your creativity. I dive into some scenarios and give some examples of bending. And I lay the foundation on how to do more advanced bending in the future. LINKS FROM THE EPISODE The Flavor Bible (uploaded by DarthVapor) Dictionary of Flavors   Music Played Manson & Method… Continue Reading

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Peppermint + Chocolate = LOVE

So I guess I should start off by saying that as someone who isn’t a huge mint fan, I still haven’t really found any bad peppermint flavors. Most of them are nearly spot on, but each one has different properties. Some are peppermint candy, some are dried peppermint, some are fresh peppermint right of the leaf, but all have a really specific use when mixing. Chocolates on the other hand are hit and miss. Some might be spot on, but… Continue Reading

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