Tidewater Tobacco by Flavor West – DIY Review

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I mixed up a batch of the tidewater tobacco by Flavor West, on 5-5-2013.   Today I am sampling it.  The flavor mix is at 2%, as everything stronger would gag almost anyone, on the other tobacco flavors I have tested out.

Right off the bat, first few hits are showing promising signs of a decent tobacco flavor, or possibly one…  with one major exception.  The throat hit is amazingly strong, harsh, or what ever you would call it.  Almost like a dry hit kind of strong.   I am going to take a few minutes, get a drink and come back to it.  I know the wick is completely soaked, so it is not a dry hit, but it seems a lot like it.

Ok, I am back now.   It is real strong.  A slight grassy taste to it, but absolutely none of the perfume crap that I have been tasting in their other tobacco flavors.  It is much better in that respect.  Well, only a very slight hint of that talc powdery feel to it on my inner mouth, and a super slight hint of that perfume to it, but so slight, you hardly notice it until you keep looking for it.

It is starting to look like the issue may be my new wick.  I really soaked it good now, and the harshness seems to be gone.  The vapor production is pretty darn good.  Maybe the highest for any of the tobacco flavors I have tried so far, and it is on the lowest power setting of my ego twist battery.

Now that the harshness is gone, and I got a drink to clear my throat of the burning…  The grassy flavor seems very mild, and I am starting to think this may be one of the best tobacco flavors from Flavor west.  I bought them all, and only have 3 more to test out after this one.  This may just be my new base flavor for things like bluebacco, and others.  At least until I find one better – perhaps a different brand will bring better vaping in the future, but only time will tell.

I am going to vape on this for a few hours and see if it looses it’s luster.  At only 2% flavor mix, I am surprised it isn’t all washed out, but it is actually nice.  I even had my wife take a few hits to get her opinion on it, and she said it was pretty darn good.  She liked it a lot.

Again, this is a 50/50 mix of PG and VG, and I did not put any nicotine in these test batches.   Now that the wicking issue seems to be fixed, the throat hit is very smooth and creamy.  Why did I say creamy?   Because it seems to have a very slight cream flavor going in.  The grassy flavor seems to be all but gone, and I am not noticing any bad after taste coming in to my mouth at all, after about 20 minutes of vaping this.

It does seem to have a mild tobacco flavor to it.  I kinda expected a bit more of that, but over all, this is pretty good tasting.  I will add one percent of flavor to see if it gets any better or if it takes it the other direction, but at 2%, it is pretty decent, and could be an all day vape as it is mild and not at all over powering, and is not leaving any kind of a lingering flavor in my mouth.  I do notice though, that with this flavor, if it even starts to run low on liquid, it produces that super harsh hit, quicker than any of the other flavors I have tried to date.

It is a definite one for you to try out if you are DIY vape juice mixing to find better and cheaper ways to vape.

Happy Vaping,

Tim L

Honeywood Tobacco by Flavor West – review, DIY

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Well, Here goes the test of the Honeywood Tobacco, by flavor west.

Once again, it is more of a perfume flavor than anything else.  I taste no honey, no wood, and clearly no tobacco.  What is up with their flavor testers???

It is a lighter flavor  of tobacco regular.  Good vapor production,  more of that stupid perfume flavor.

This is going to be a super short review, because I am getting upset at all these horrid flavors I bought from Flavor West.  I still have several more tobacco flavors to test out.  I hope I can stomach them.  I am only going to test one more today, then giving my taste buds the rest of the day off.  Unfortunately, they deserve a break.

Oh, in case I didn’t say it clear enough..  Honeywood tobacco flavor, from flavor west at 2%

SUCKS,,, REAL FREAKING BAD!!!

Tim L

Tobacco Regular by Flavor West – review, DIY

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I am testing out a 2% flavor batch of tobacco Regular, by flavor west today.  I sure hope it is better than the last batch I tried, as I am getting sick and tired of one perfume infested flavor after another.   I hope this review of the DIY flavors by flavor west will help people out, as I bought 27 flavors and there is not any mixing info on the net that I can find as far as how strong to make them.

Ok, here we go:

GROSS….   It is another damn perfume tasting batch of garbage.

I am really getting tired of tasting horrible tasting flavors from them.  Not one bit of tobacco flavor in it at all.  I can make out nothing but incense type flavors.  Pretty strong too.

After a few minutes the after taste is driving me nuts.  It is real nasty.  Yes, it put out great vapor clouds, but what is the point if the flavor sucks so bad.

This one goes right down the drain. and the bottle in the trash.

Not much more to be said about this terrible flavor: Tobacco Regular, by Flavor West, SUCKS!!!

Virginia Fire Cured Tobacco by Flavor West – review, DIY

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Hello,

I am going through some of my flavors today, that I mixed up on 5-5-2013.  This batch is all done at 2% flavor, since the higher amounts were mind blowingly horrible.  There are no reviews, or other info on the net that I could find, that tell you how much of these flavors to use in your e-liquid when your making it, so I am letting you follow my trial and errors.  I will be the guinea pig, and you can read along and laugh as I choke up on the bad ones.

Ok, here we go..  Virginia fire cured tobacco flavor, by flavor west. Test at 2% flavor.

Well, since I have had so many bad attempts..  I am a bit taken back, since this one is not disgusting.  Hmm,,  I will need to vape this for a while and see if it stays the same.  Off the bat, it is not bad at all.  I do think 3% may be a better choice than 2, as it seems on the mild side, but many people like the milder flavors better.   Give me a while, and let me vape just this flavor and see how it goes.

I noticed first, that it puts out a great vapor cloud at a 50/50 vg/pg mix, which is generally what I go for.  I have vaped some flavors that you can’t hardly see the vpapor, but this one puts out a good cloud.

After vaping for a while, I am trying to pick out the flavors.  I seem to be getting a more pure version of it’s flavor at this point, and my opinion is changing on it.

I notice a kinda of talcum powder taste to it.  I don’t mean perfumed baby powder, but the unscented kind.  Then, on top of that, it is getting a bit of a perfume smell to the vapor, and once I noticed that, I can start picking out some of that in the taste as well.  This one kinda creeped up on my taste buds.   The more I vape it, the more pronounced the flavor is.    I have yet to notice a bit of tobacco flavor at all.

I thought I may have been onto a good flavor, but that too was my fault.  I almost changed the wick out when I was cleaning my corsair atty, because I was vaping some JC Island flavor before this, and it takes a bit to flush that stuff out.  I thought it was clear before I vaped this, but it clearly was enough left to mask the true flavor of this garbage.  Yes, I said garbage…  It is like a perfume baste talcum powder flavor.  Kinda leaves a powdery feeling coating on my tong. Kinda odd if you ask me.

After leaving it sit for a few minutes while I typed this, I am getting an almost grass like aftertaste in my mouth.  I don’ t know about being fire cured tobacco, but I sure wish they would have let the fire burn this one up.  It has no tobacco flavor to it that I can find, and I have vaped 30 drops at least.

I give up on this flavor.  It also SUCKS!!!

I sure hope one of my other flavors will be good.  Stay tuned, as I am cleaning my atty now and going to try the tobacco regular by flavor west next.

Tim L

Vanilla Tobacco by Flavor West – review

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On 5-5-2013 I made up a batch of all my tobacco flavors from flavor west.  Since the higher numbers failed, I started at 2% this time.  That way if it is strong, it can be cut to 1%. If it still sucks at that point, it will likely hit the trash.  This post is about the Vanilla Tobacco by Flavor west. I make my e-liquids as a 50/50 mix of pg and vg.   The nic level on this starting batch is 0, zilch, nadda…  after tasting the other tobacco flavors, I figured I would do my search for a good flavor, before wasting my time and nicotine on bad flavors.  So, I made up all the flavors with no nic for now.

The vanilla tobacco was a pleasant surprise as far as flavor goes.  At just 2% it seems a bit weak, so I will mix it at 3 and 4 and see if those are any better without going over board.   The flavor as it stands though, is quite a nice vanilla, with a tobacco undertone.  But, like I said, it seems a bit on the weak side, so I look forward to the 3 and 4% batches to see how it does.

I let it steep for 10 days to see if that would help, but it is pretty much the same as I remember it being the day after it was made.  I like that, in that it seems like it is stable 24 hours after it is created.  This may or may not be the case with more flavoring added. Time will tell.   With the horrid flavors I have tried, this one is at least a nice twist of things.  I really look forward to trying it again tomorrow at a higher flavor mix to see how it is then.

Note, that I mention flavor west, and the flavor, a lot when I talk about these flavors.  That is because after hours and hours of research, I can’t find a dang thing about them on line.  Looked all over the place.  In all the major e-cig forums, on the site where I bought it, on flavor west’s site, and nothing.  Not a damn thing…   So, I figured since I bought like 27 flavors, I would test them all out and make a review on each and every one of them for anyone else that is thinking about buying them.

I did not buy them because they were any cheaper than other flavors.  I just wanted to try them out, so here I am.

Stay posted – I will update this as soon as I vape the vanilla tobacco at 3% and 4% flavor by flavor west.

OK,   Here is the review of Vanilla Tobacco by Flavor West at a 3% mix of flavor.

At 3%, the flavor is coming through much better.  I think I will stay there, instead of going up to 4%.  Your mileage may very.  If you are looking to make this flavor, it tastes pretty good, at 3 percent flavor mix.  You may want it a bit stronger at 4 or 5%, But it would be wise to start at 3 and work your way up slow to make sure you don’t shoot past the sweet spot for you.

I am almost in shock that this is a good tobacco flavor.  I do taste much more of the vanilla than tobacco, but it is a good tasting vape juice.   I am sure I will experiment by adding caramel,  blueberry, and other flavors to see how it mixes in with them.   I am just glad I found something with a tobacco base that I like from Flavor west.  I still have a few more to try out, but so far, the results have been more than dismal.

I decided to go ahead with the 4% mix on the flavor, just for the heck of it.  Kinda glad I did.  It didn’t seem to add more vanilla flavor, but seems to maybe brought out some of the tobacco in it a little better.  Strangely, a little bit of a fruity flavor coming through at this point as well.  I am not sure what that is about, but it is a very little bit like maybe a light juicy fruit gum.   I have not vaped any of my jungle juice since changing the wick and cleaning it all out, but to be sure it is not lingering from before, I will vape this for a while and make sure this is the actual flavor I am vaping, and that there are no cross mixing of flavors that I have vaped in the past. There shouldn’t be, since it has been cleaned out a few times since I vaped the jungle juice. Not to mention the wick changes too.   However, it was not there when vaping at 3% flavor mix, and I went from that, right to this 4% mix.

Any way you look at it..  I like this flavor.  At 2%, 3% and at 4% they are all good, while giving completely different flavor experiences. If you are a DIY flavor mixer, you need to give this one a try.  Hopefully it will be as good for you as it is for me.

Tim L