Extracted: Ep. 4 – Critiques & Criticisms (Members Only)

To listen press play What’s in this episode? In this episode we talk about critiques, and criticisms, and how they can positively affect your work. We dive deep into why criticisms matter, why you shouldn’t get defensive about them, and how the person giving the criticism is the most important part. We then talk more about specific mixing criticisms and how to utilize them in your recipes.     All instrumentals and beats produced by Chuki http://www.youtube.com/user/CHUKImusic If you like Extracted and want… Continue Reading

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The Holidays with Rage

  Fall/Holiday Seasonal Flavors Happy ‘Non-Judgmental Trading Of Vegan Presents That Help You Cross-fit Better’ day everyone, or whatever bastardized version of Christmas you celebrate. I know its a busy time of year for everyone whether you’re taking your children trick or treating at the mall, or gathering with your family for Thanksgiving and pretending you all still love each other. It’s that rare time of the year where you can go to the store, buy a $3 carton of… Continue Reading

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JF Coffee

Testing Setup: Tested at 2% Narda RDA single coil 24 AWG 0.6ohms@40 watts 2 weeks steep Flavor Profile: For a coffee flavour, Jungle Flavours have done a pretty decent job here in creating the impossible. If you strive for that coffee aroma this is fitting. It does the job to its best abilities. I’m not going to say this is perfect, but in a recipe, this is fitting if you enjoy coffee profiles. It’s best described as a filtered style coffee… Continue Reading

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The Deep Blue (DIY E-liquid Tips)

Are you guys sick and tired of strawberry dominating the fruit game? Let’s turn our attention to strawberry’s best friend: the blueberry! Today, I’ll be discussing 5 of the more accessible blueberry flavors on the market, as well as highlighting their merits and faults when we’re trying to achieve that perfect blueberry taste in a recipe.   FW BLUEBERRY:   SOLO 2-6%      MIX .5-4% Dark, syrupy flavor. Fake (in a good way), overly ripened blueberry taste. Can be used as the… Continue Reading

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CAP Yellow Cake

Background: Yellow Cake holds a certain fondness in a lot of DIY’ers hearts. It’s a classic bakery flavor that is ideally neutral in flavor and can be used in a wide array of applications. Anything from as simple as a base for birthday cake to as complex to adding a layer of softness to a chewy cookie. However, there has been an outcry from the DIY community for a Yellow Cake flavoring that does not contain fructose, an ingredient known for… Continue Reading

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Scary Sucralose (Advanced DIY)

A Bad Rep Sucralose and sweeteners have gotten a bad rep over the years of vaping. The reason being is the extreme over use of the compound in almost every eliquid released. Time after time I’ll pick up a bottle of eliquid at a B&M, and it’s completely destroyed with tons of sucralose. I mean, it’s nearly 90% of the time. So I understand the backlash against the compound for those that mix their own. As a matter of fact,… Continue Reading

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Extracted: Ep. 3 – Body of Work (Members Only)

To listen press play What’s in this episode? In this episode we talk about how the integrity of what you do, often comes at a price, we listen to some wise words from David Choe, and we talk about curating a body of work and its importance to your vision   All instrumentals and beats produced by 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… Continue Reading

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Understanding Criticism (Advanced DIY Mixing Tips)

BETA Mixing Now that mixing has grown into more of a sport, where mixers are constantly putting out amazing recipes to try and get their peers to take note of their skills, things have slightly changed. Back in the hayday of DIY mixing, many people mixed solely for themselves. Mixing for yourself, criticism doesn’t really matter and whatever you like, you like, and there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying any recipe in the world. This style of mixing, while absolutely… Continue Reading

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The Curious Case of the Strawberry Cream E-liquid

The Pound for Pound King Strawberry and cream. In vaping, this is as synonymous as peanut butter and jelly, chicken and waffles, chocolate and watermelon, etc. It’s a match made in heaven, a pair made perfect. To me personally, it’s my favorite flavor profile as well. I can’t get enough of that sweet, bright, and soft strawberry mushed against the rich and creamy vanilla ice cream or sweet cream foundation. I can vape Strawberry and Cream e-liquids for the rest… Continue Reading

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EXTRACTED Podcast: Ep. 1 – Givaudan and the Morals of Addictive Flavors (Members Only)

  To listen press play What’s in this episode? The start of EXTRACTED and how it came to be. Givaudan and how the best flavorists in the world create their art with science and method. The morals of creating addictive flavors in an industry that fights addiction. 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, or classes, and share… Continue Reading

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