Refreshments

This has been a particular hot few weeks here in Philadelphia. Of course, one of the main things I like to do is mix depending on the season and subsequently, the current weather. So of course, with it being hot and muggy, I’ve been leaning more towards refreshing flavors and profiles. A thick hot custard… Continue Reading

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LB Blue Raspberry

Flavor Profile: Blue Raspberry is a profile that is asked about all the time. Fortunately, the answer is LB Blue Raspberry. The profile itself, is an artificial profile, developed by flavorists (more specifically Flavor Ice) where they took a raspberry flavor, added blue food coloring (because it was cheaper) and sweetened it up a bit.… Continue Reading

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Balance in E-liquid Recipes

The definition of balance states “a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.” Balance is the key to life. But more importantly, balance is a very key part of e-liquid mixing. It’s the difference between a good and a great recipe. But when it comes to flavor, sometimes It’s much… Continue Reading

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The Soprano: The Driving High Note

If you’ve been following DIYorDIE, you’ll know that I’m constantly finding ways to talk about flavor through the use of music and audio. To me, they are absolutely one in the same, and maybe I’m more of an auditory learner, but I find the similarities even closer than with painting or color. This article will… Continue Reading

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The Sorbet Secret: Easy Way to Sorbet

Sorbet’s are quite popular in vaping – especially lately – and now that spring is upon us, it’s the perfect time to make some sweet, refreshing, sorbet vapes. The problem is, it’s pretty difficult to get that profile to translate well into vaping. Only a couple of e-liquids I’ve tried have been able to effectively… Continue Reading

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CAP Juicy Orange

Flavor Profile: Capella’s Juicy Orange is one of my favorite oranges, but it’s not always been. The flavor is reminiscent of freshly squeezed orange juice, not from concentrate, and not from a carton. Just like taking a bunch of oranges, squeezing them into a cup, and adding a touch of sugar. It’s nice and bright,… Continue Reading

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TFA Caramel Candy

Flavor Profile: Caramel isn’t easy, especially in vaping. As I’m sure you can tell since there isn’t one caramel flavoring on the market that captures the velvety, sticky, soft nature of a melted caramel. But what I think TFA does with Caramel Candy is interesting. Instead of going after that “soft-crack” state, they decide to stick… Continue Reading

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Extracted: Ep. 2.10 – Cytotoxic Flavorings and Compounds

  To listen press play What’s in this episode? This video I talk about a big piece I’m currently writing looking at all the science claming what flavorings and compounds could negatively affect our health. Links to Studies: Cherry-Flavoured Compounds Benzaldehyde Inflammatory and Oxidative Responses Induced by Exposure to Commonly Used e-Cigarette Flavoring Chemicals and… Continue Reading

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Extracted: Ep. 2.9 – Texture & Mouthfeel (Members Only)

  To listen press play What’s in this episode? This video I talk about how important Texture and Mouthfeel is to a great recipe and I give you some flavorings that provide them.     If you like Extracted and want to support the show as well as all the other content on DIYorDIE, please… Continue Reading

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Jamming Out: Creating Jammy E-liquid

Jam is a profile I’d say most popularized with the Jam Monster e-liquids. While I don’t find them particularly “jammy” I do enjoy them and I think they serve as a close enough juice to fill that jam profile out. But we’re mixers. We have the luxury of studying a profile and being able to… Continue Reading

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