Graham Cracker flavor, by flavor west, DIY Flavor Review

August 6, 2013 by  
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Today I am set off by something strange.  I am writing this review of graham cracker flavor, by flavor west, for DIY e-liquids.  I bought this graham cracker flavor to be used for a crust flavoring, added to things like cheesecake, or other flavors with cheesecake.  I am a bit more than surprised that it is pretty good all by itself too.  I am almost at a loss for words, but I will do what I can for you.

The batch is made up at 30/70 pg/vg .   I used 15% flavor in my 10 mil batch. I know most people make 5 or less mils of liquid when testing, but I plan to use this with other flavors so I needed a good sized test batch. However, since I give the flavor percentage used, you can make your batch how ever you like, with what ever PG/VG ratio that works for you.  Just use an e liquid calculator and let it do the math for you.

When you first take a puff of this graham cracker flavor, it goes in pretty smooth, yet it has a full robust flavor at 15%.   On the inhale and exhale, you taste the graham cracker flavor and nothing else.  Then after vaping on it for a few, I am noticing perhaps a touch of a coconut flavor lingering around?  I am still trying to place my finger on it, but that is what it seems.  Almost like one of those girl scout cookies… um,, snickerdoodle I think it is. Maybe I am wrong about the name, but it has a coconut like flavor to it.

Anyways, alone, this is a nice vape.  I am quite surprised by that, as I did not buy it for a stand alone flavor.  The more I vape it, I am not sure if it is just the after taste or not, that is making me feel like I am tasting coconut, but It is really coming off as a nice flavorful vape. It has a lot of vapor, and an extremely mild throat hit even at 18 mg nicotine.  Usually I go a lot lower, but I changed a lot of things up for this batch of flavors, and the nic level was one of them.

If you like graham crackers, and coconut, this is a nice one for you.  It plays very well with flavors of things that typically use a graham cracker crust on them like the blueberry cheesecake flavor I made up.  You will have to play with the flavor ratios yourself, but my first try, I went 5 drops blueberry, 5 drops cheese cake, and 3 drops graham cracker, and it was pretty decent.  Not perfect, but decent for sure.  It was a good starting point anyways.

So, my over all review of this graham cracker flavor, by flavor west, is good.  It is a keeper, and one you should definitely give a try.

Keep vaping and I will see you again soon,

Tim L

 

Cheesecake flavor by Flavor West, DIY E Liquid Review

August 6, 2013 by  
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Now I am testing the cheesecake flavor, by flavor west for my DIY eliquids.   I will tell how I made this batch, and what flavor percentages I used, so you can duplicate this is you should choose.  Note, I bought this flavor to be mixed with other flavors, but I am also testing it on it’s own, so I can determine how strong to make it to add to other flavors, to make things like strawberry cheesecake, blueberry cheesecake and such.  Well, to my surprise, this stuff is really pretty good on it’s own.  Please continue reading to see all the info.

I mixed this batch at 30 pg and 70 vg blend.  When I do this, I am putting 2% water in the batch to help thin down the vg.  I think it needs a lot more if you plan to use it in a carto, but I would suggest going with a 50/50 blend if that is what you are doing, so it will wick good. I test all these using a dripping atomizer so I can clean it and go right to the next flavor, and it gives me a better vape than a carto, because I personally enjoy more air flow than any cartomizer or clearomizer I have tried yet.

Ok, I made this just yesterday, on 8-4-2013.  Oh, I guess that was two days ago.. how time flies.  Anyway, to get back to the point, I put in a new wick after cleaning my atomizer real good.  Then put in about 10 drops of the cheesecake eliquid.  I cautiously took a nice long drag, and inhaled the vapor of a very, and I mean a very, pleasing cheesecake.   It was smooth and good tasting.  A lot  of my flavors, I want to be stronger than this, and you may feel this is on the week side.  But use caution before making it stronger, without giving it a month to steep.  I would hate to see you make a big batch that chokes you after 3 or 4 weeks.  Time will tell how this is at that point.

It is a bit on the week side, but still, a very very nice flavor.  No funky after taste at all.  Not quite like a real slice of cheesecake, but almost.  It may need up to 5% more, or more pg to carry the flavor better.  For those of you that do not know, VG is a poor flavor carrier, so many things made of pure vg, or mostly vg will need added flavor amounts.   I generally go with 50/50 pg/vg , but doing things different this week, more or less to say I did.  LOL   No, really, it is because VG produces more thick vapor than PG, and I just wanted to do some and see how it goes, since I am using a dripping atomizer anyways.

Recipe I followed:

15% flavoring , then 70 vg and 30 pg.  The vg has 2% added distilled water, which could go up to perhaps 5% water.  That would help carry the flavor better, as well as help it to wick better in a carto, but mostly just to ad a higher amount of vapor to it and thin it a bit more.

Mixing flavors:

I mixed this with some blueberry, and another batch with some chocolate.  The blueberry I added 50/50 with the cheesecake.  It was pretty darn good, but the blueberry is a real weak flavor right now.  I also mixed with the chocolate, and that was okay, but not great.  The chocolate is a very mild silky milk chocolate and I think this would be much better with a richer or even a darker chocolate.  I did not try it with the cherry flavor, simply because the cherry did not work out so well.  However, I do have graham cracker, which I got for the crust flavor, and put it in the blueberry and chocolate cheesecake mixes and that was nice too.  Less is needed for the chocolate than the blueberry.

Well, I hope you get some of this and enjoy playing with it to come up with a great flavor or, a set of flavors for you.  I have to say, this cheesecake, even though real mild right now, is a winner, because it has such a good flavor to it. I will know if I need to go to 20% flavor after it steeps for a month.

Happy vaping,

Tim L

Cherry Balsom, by Flavor West, DIY e liquid flavor review

August 6, 2013 by  
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Today I tested the flavor of the cherry balsom by flavor west, and here is my review.  First off, you think it should be cherry blossom, but that is the way they spelled it on the bottle…  so no, it is not a typo on my end.  When I think of the name, it makes me thing first, well, that is wrong… then I think that it sounds more like a fragrance than a flavor.   After trying it – well, let’s get on with the review.

This batch was made up on 8-4-2013 , using a 30 pg / 70 vg mixture, so I could get more vapor since I am dripping it right now anyways.  It is a nice almost completely clear, and nice smelling cherry,  and leads you to think you have a winner upon first impressions.  After taking a few hits, here is what I think about it. Please note, it is still in my atty as I write this, so  can keep things fresh on my mind and give the review properly.

Sadly, it is not all it is cracked up to be.  This flavor starts out with a nice smooth cherry flavor, on the mild side.  Then after the inhale, I noticed something like a feeling almost like talcum powder in my mouth.  I am not sure what that is all about, but that is the best way I can say it.  Also, on the exhale, I get a fairly pronounced perfume type smell, almost like a cherry incense.  That is 100% what it reminds me of.  Just a light cheap incense that you can get at the gas station.

The odd thing is, that it does have a decent cherry flavor going on.  This batch was made at 15% flavor.  I am not sure if going up or down will produce better results, with with the powdery and incense things going on, I am not going to find out.  I will find another cherry flavor for my e liquids for sure.   It has a nice pleasant after taste of cherry.  If it did not have that talcum powder like feeling in my mount, I would likely experiment some more with this, but I have a couple of other flavors that have that same sensation going on, and I just do not personally care for it, so there is no need for me to take this one any farther.

I hope this will help point others to a different type of cherry flavoring, as it will be a big help in not wasting your time.  In case you didn’t catch that,,, you probably do not want to waste your money on this flavor.

Thank you for coming by.  Let’s hope my next flavor is a better one.

Tim L

 

 

Banana flavor review, DIY Flavor west flavors

August 5, 2013 by  
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Fruit01_from_Danjones.jpg  Fruit Banana

Hello,

This evening, I am trying out some of my flavors I mixed up yesterday from Flavor West.  I will review each one, as well as some combinations that have worked real nicely.  Most of these flavors, I planned to blend with others to start off, but testing to get the original flavor recipe is an important first step.  So, this is my review on the banana flavor, by flavor west.

I mixed this batch of banana flavor at 30 percent PG, and 70 percent VG.  I mixed this batch up at 15% flavoring to begin with so I would have a good starting reference point.  It seems that most non tobacco flavors from Flavor west are in the 10 to 20 percent area when you are into making your own DIY eliquids.  This banana is pretty good at 15 percent.  Not too strong, but not what I would call weak, but it has only steeped over night, so no real steeping time yet.  It may finish out much stronger, or smoother, or change all together.

The banana flavor to me tastes a lot like banana laffy taffy.  If you are not sure what that is,,, it is like a banana syrup flavor that some places that do no know any better, try to put into their shakes and malts, instead of using the real thing.  Idiots… Same goes for the fools that use malt syrup instead of powdered malt, but I will try to stay on topic with the banana flavoring, by flavor west, since that is what this review is about.

I am vaping it at 3.5 volts, and the flavor is pretty pronounced, but not over bearing at all.  It is kinda mild, which I expect it to be right now, since it has so much VG, and it was just made yesterday.  I will check it again in a week and a month to see how it progresses over time.

So far though, the 15 percent seems to be a good starting point and the banana flavor is coming through just fine.  It is a banana candy flavor though, so keep that in mind when looking for a good banana flavor.  To mix in other things, you may want to use a more natural tasting banana, which I have not found yet. However, this is a pretty darn good banana candy type flavoring.

Mixing with chocolate, that I made at the same time, it has a great chocolate / banana flavor to it, but it is a bit on the mild side.  I will love to see how it goes in a week or two when this stuff steeps out better.  I will hold off on making the review until this stuff steeps for at least a week, so I can get the formula correct for the blog post.  If you like chocolate and banana, you will clearly like this.

Oh, for the recipe, I did add 2 percent of distilled water to help thin the VG.  I think it should have been 4 or 5% though, but it could be just me.  I think this stuff is pretty thick, and I know it wouldn’t wick for a carto or clearomizer.  I am testing it using a dripping atomizer, so keep that in mind.  You will need it a lot thinner to go into a carto or clearo.  I generally make those batches at 50/50 and it works great in both.

Do I think you should try the banana flavor by flavor west?  Yes.  It is a pretty decent banana flavor, and it hasn’t even had time to steep yet.  My review should hopefully get better when it does steep in more of the flavor.  Stay tuned.

I will keep you posted after some steeping time.

Thank you for stopping by my electronic cigarette blog.

Tim L

Chocolate, by flavor west, DIY flavor review

August 5, 2013 by  
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Hello,

The first of my new flavors up for a test on it’s own, is the chocolate, just since it is sitting closer to the keyboard and the first one I saw was chocolate.  This is a DIY flavor by flavor west.   I mixed this up yesterday, and got impatient, so please excuse the lack of steeping time.  I will revisit these posts next week, and next  month about this time for another review of the flavor once it has had sufficient time to steep.  This is the almost right out of the bottle flavor review of the chocolate, by flavor west, first.

Alone, and with a new wick, at 3.5 volts, in my corsair atomizer.  I have turned the air holes to find the best place to taste this flavor.  The chocolate flavor was mixed at the following:  30 pg/70 vg, with 15 percent flavor.  The flavor is a very delicate milk chocolate.  For those that have tasted something like the Dove milk chocolate, I think this comes real close.  It is a light chocolate flavor, but it is very tasty if you are a fine milk chocolate lover.   It is not very rich, but is sufficiently sweet, without any hint of being too sweet.

I turned up the voltage to 3.8 and the flavor definitely popped a bit better.  It seems like a dry flavor though, and I thought with more vg than I am used to, it would not be so dry tasting.   I turned it back down to 3.6 and it seems better.  Still light and milky, but not a creamy flavor in it that I notice.  It is definitely a milk chocolate. Like a Dove

dove-bar

Yes, like that bar pictured above..  a fancy smooth milky chocolate bar.

I can’t wait for this to steep more and see how it turns out with more time.  I know VG does not carry the flavor as well as PG, so it may take more steeping time than I am used to.  Time will tell, but so far it is looking pretty good.

Happy Vaping!

Tim L

 

 

Blueberry cheesecake, all Flavor west flavors

August 5, 2013 by  
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Hi,

I will be reviewing each flavor on it’s own, but I started to test the blue berry, and with me going with a 30/70 vg/pg blend, it did not carry the flavor well with just one day to steep.  So, I had to bump the flavor of the blueberry up to 20% from 15%, and thinned it to 40/60 with adding more PG to hopefully bring out more flavor sooner.  Worked okay, but still needs to steep for some time.  I will retest next week and see how things go with it on it’s own.

However…

My wife walked in, and saw that I mixed up the following flavors yesterday;

  • Blue Berry
  • Cheese Cake
  • Graham Cracker
  • Banana
  • Chocolate
  • Cherry Balsom ( I think this is supposed to be blossom, but they didn’t write it that way on the bottle)

So, with those flavors on her mind, and the blue berry in the atty already, she was like,,,  make up some blueberry cheesecake.  So, I put some cheese cake on the wick, along with a touch of the graham cracker for the crust, and added more of the blueberry, after I remixed it with 5 percent more flavor and 10 percent more pg.

blueberry-cheesecake-2

At first I thought, there is no way this will work just winging it like this.  Then I took a nice long puff, and WOW, was I wrong.  It was a dead ringer.   Just a lucky shot in the dark for sure.  I will play hell trying to make up this recipe so I can duplicate it in large batches.  You just watch and see…

Another mix I added into the atty was banana, blueberry and cheese cake. No crust.  It was pretty decent.  I think the crust (graham cracker) leaves an after taste in my mouth, but I am not sure about that, since I have not tested it on it’s own yet.   The banana really stands out, and it is also made at 30 pg and 70 vg.   I was just trying that blend to see if I get more vapor.  I think I need to add a bit more distilled water to thin it more, as it is very thick this way with only 2% water added in.  But very tasty.  Again, I can’t wait to review it on it’s own.

Next test is the banana and chocolate.  Please note, I haven’t tried the chocolate by itself, so this could fail…  I like chocolate covered bananas, and love chocolate/banana malts, so I have my fingers crossed that this is a good chocolate.  Here goes.  About 50/50 on the flavors combined, again, right on the atty.  Oh man,,  the chocolate and banana mixed is pretty nice.  Still has a touch of the blueberry in it though, so I need to change out the wick and get these separate reviews under way.

I just couldn’t wait to mention the blueberry cheesecake made up in the atty.  It was such a lucky fluke that she walked in when she did and said to give it a try.  I wouldn’t have tried that before testing each flavor on it’s own, first.   Now to find the correct recipe so I can put it in it’s review for you.

Stay tuned and vape something good while your waiting. I am just trying to finish vaping this wick dry before I change the wick out. I can’t wait to test the chocolate banana mix on its own without blueberry cheesecake trying to work it’s way into the blend.

Tim L

 

Signature flavors, MLB type, DIY flavor review

July 18, 2013 by  
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2% flavor added to 50/50 mix of pg/vg at 8mg nicotine.  It smelled so good, that I went ahead and added nic in the test batch.

So far, this MLB type flavor by Signature flavors is on the interesting side.  Note, that I have only made it 2 days ago, and this really needs to steep for a week from what I heave read.  So far, it comes closest to what I have been searching for.  My Marlboro flavor that I get from the flea market…   I am not sure where they get theirs from, or what the real flavor is, so I am slowly searching for the base flavor.

Off the bat, I notice it is lighter in color than what I normally vape.  Actually it is light yellow, like urine…  However, some e liquids do get darker as they steep, but it is still yellow.  Also, I only tried a 2% blend as I have been gagged by too many tobacco flavors at 5%.  I will revisit this review next week with an update after it steeps for a week, s0 I can give you the scoop then as well, but for first impressions, here you go.

When mixing this flavor, you definitely smell the tobacco smell.  So far so good.  It smells a lot like my other stuff.  Ok, so I mixed it at 2% flavor, at a 50/50 pg/vg mix, and let it sit for 2 days before trying it.   The first vape is always scarey, so I use extreme caution.  Without really steeping long, it has a very interesting flavor to it.  Not quite what I am looking for, but who knows what next week may bring.  It has a very nice tobacco flavor on the inhale, and I read that someone thought the woody flavor was along the cedar side – I have to agree with that.   When I vaped and let some out to breath in my nose, I can pick up a nice nutty blend in it as well.  I am not sure, but I am thinking perhaps a hazel nut, or perhaps an almond with I don’t know,,, chocolate or carmel.

It puts out a nice cloud of vapor, and the vapor smells nice too.  Some flavors really smell bad in the air, but this one is quite pleasant.  I also notice, that after vaping it for a few minutes, that there is a lingering, nutty after taste hanging around.  Not sweet or sour, just like if you sat and ate some hazel nuts or almonds. I wish I could figure out which one it is.

Over all, first impressions are looking good.  This is a very good flavor at 2% with no real steeping time.  I may make up a 3% or 4% batch to sit while this steeps and try them both next week.  It is interesting as a stand along flavor, although it is not what I was looking for at all.  It is the closest I have come though, so perhaps it is used in the base with some other flavors added to it.  I will hop out of here for now, and make up the stronger batches to see how they go.

Stay tuned, as I will post back next week with more on this MLB type, by Signature (The Perfumers Apprentice) brand flavor.

Ok, a revisit of the 2% after it steeped for 10 days.

The flavor is actually very much the same as before.  Nothing really came out of letting it steep for a while.   It is a very interesting flavor, but not quite what I was looking for.  It is however, the closest that I have came so far, so that is encouraging at least.

It has a real nice bold tobacco smell to it, if you smell the liquid, when you open it.  When vaping, you still get that nice tobacco flavor, with a slight bit of a perfume smell and a slight hint of sweetness in there.  On the inhale, you get that full tobacco flavor, and on the exhale, that hint of the perfume comes out.   The odd thing, is you can’t smell that perfume smell at all when smelling the bottle.   It is a nice tobacco flavor, a lot of you may really enjoy.  I like it a lot, but I am in search of something that I can’t seem to find anywhere but the flea market, and that is unsettling, as I have no idea what is really in it, or where it is actually being made.

1% flavor test:

Ok, now I have the flavor at 1% and 4% to see how this flavor does.  Crossing my fingers that I don’t gag myself.  LOL

This is very interesting at 1%.  I thought the flavor would wash out more, but it is still quite nice.  On the lighter side of course, but still quite good.  It has a little more of the sweetness being pronounced, but the tobacco flavor is still pretty rich and super smooth now.  Also, I do not notice the perfume smell or taste to it at this point.  This is turning out to be pretty decent of a flavor.  I can’t wait to see how the 4% batch changes the flavor.

4% flavor test:

Well, I am quite disappointed with it at 4%. No two ways about it.  At 4%, the rich tobacco flavor is missing completely.  Go figure..  However, to replace it comes a sweet, kinda lemon flavor.  Kinda like the taste of lemon drops, and that perfume smell is back with a vengeance.   The funny thing, is that when you smell the bottle of  e-juice, the perfume smell is gone, and the tobacco smell is real strong.  But at 4%, on a 2.0 ohm atty with the volts set at 4.0, it tastes way different than it smells for sure.   I notice off the bat, that the vapor production was much better with the 1 and 2% batches than with the 4% also.    I turned my voltage down as low as my ego twist will go, (3.2 volts) and it still tastes like a lemon drop with a hint of tobacco in it.

It looks like the 4% batch will hit the sink drain as soon as I am done typing this out, and I will vape the heck out of this stuff since 1-2% works great.   That little bottle of flavoring will go a long ways at 2% mixing.  And it is a real nice, full flavored, great smelling tobacco that will blend with any other flavor you may want, like apple, cherry, blue berry, etc.

Over all, I say this MLB type, from Signature  (Perfumers Apprentice) is a real good tobacco flavor. Just make sure to use your e-liquid calculator to get the percentages right, and keep it around 2% for best results.  I use the e-juice me up, e-juice calculator from  http://breaktru.com   because it is easy to use, and makes saving your recipes a snap.

Happy Vaping!

Tim L

 

DIY (Do It Yourself) Flavors

July 10, 2013 by  
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Many people I have read about in the e-cig forums, make their own DIY, e-liquids to vape. There are a number of reasons that people do this. Some do it to save money, and others may just like to do things themselves to know what all is in it. Others, do it just for something to do. After reading about them making their own flavors, and having fun doing it, I started reading up, so I could start making my own. It does take some reading to learn what to do and what not to do. Please read a lot before considering having a go at your own DIY e liquids, to keep you and your family safe.

I went to a site that sells bulk flavors, and the VG, PG, and nicotine, and a few of the tools needed for the job, and waited… I did a lot more reading in the mean time, trying to find recipes for the 22 flavors I ordered. (why start simple…)

It came in in just a few short days, and I had to get myself busy to see how it would go. I set up a table in my garage, which is also my office. I went to the store and picked up some glass measuring beakers, and some rubber gloves.

NOTE: You should probably ware safety glasses or goggles, and a long sleeve lab type coat for skin and eye protection. The reason I say this, is because I bought 100 MG nicotine liquid, and when it is that strong, it is also very deadly. Even from splashing on your skin. It soaks in, and your screwed. So BE VERY CAREFUL… You do not want to end up in the hospital, or with a dead pet, or child.

My wife loves this banana nut bread mix we get down at the flea market, and I love a Marlboro liquid that they have. It is a good 75 miles or more round trip, so we can’t just run down whenever we want. This prompted me to make sure to try making good flavors that we could vape instead of having to drive all that way, every time we ran low. The drive in my truck is pretty costly, before making any purchases. I made sure to get her banana nut bread, along with every tobacco flavor they had for one brand, and a bunch of other flavors that just sounded good.

If your going to mix your own e liquids, make sure to get a good calculator like one by e juice me up. Available for free here: http://www.ejuice.breaktru.com   It will make the nicotine and other calculations very simple, and you can save all your own recipes so when you have one that works, you can simply open it back up and do it again.  Also, it comes with a ton of recipes at their website that you can download for free, and use.   They allow users to send in their recipes for others to use as well as many that are posted by the software developer.

Oh man,,, when you first open that 100 mg nicotine, make sure you are in a well ventilated area, and/OR, wear a vapor respirator. That stuff will sting your nose now, let me tell you. Also, after reading more, I see many people dilute it down and store it at about 50 mg. I left mine at 100, because it is real simple to figure the math that way. I may change over at some other time, but for now it remains the same, 100 mg strength.

Read my other blogs to see my flavor reviews, and product reviews. I have a ton of flavors to review, and more will be on the way as time passes, so there should always be fresh postings on the site.

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Vaping!

Tim L

Orange dream Bar, by Flavor west, DIY flavor review

July 10, 2013 by  
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Another success was my flavor..  Orange dream bar, by Flavor west.  I like the ice cream bars, so I figured I would give this flavor a try first.  It is a pre made flavor mix, so I just add it to my eliquid base, put in my nicotine, and walla..  At 15%, it turns out pretty darn good.  I set my first batch to 10mg of nicotine, then have gone down from there to 8, and 6mg.

I am working on slowly getting off of the nicotine entirely due to heart problems.  Nicotine restricts your arteries, and well, mine are in bad shape.  So, finding great tasting flavors to vape is more important to me, as I work on my over all health using e cigs instead of real cigs.  I can feel a big improvement, but that is another story.  Back to this review…

This flavor is amazing, to say the least.  I stayed with the 15% flavoring that worked well for the banana nut bread, and I really like this a lot.  The orange really stands out when you take in your vapor, then as you inhale, you feel the creamyness flowing down your throat, and you really taste the cream flavor too. Nice and smooth, and not real sweet.

The orange dream bar flavor has a good amount of throat hit, without being too much.  It is kinda on the mild side I guess, since that creamy feeling hits at the same time, when you inhale.  But I noticed that after vaping it for several hours, you do feel more of the throat hit.   The vapor production is real good too, for a 50/50 blend of pg and vg.   It isn’t a super thick cloud of vapor, but it is about the same as a regular cigaretts smoke cloud.

If you like orange dream bars, or orange ice cream bars, then you should really enjoy vaping this flavor.  This could easilly be an all day vape for me, but I keep going back to my Marlboro flavor from the flea market.  Hopefully one day, I will find that flavor and be able to make it myself and save the trip.

I found no reviews for any of the flavor west flavors, so I figured I would work my way through them all, and share the results with you.   I hope this information helps someone out, as I searched the web for days, and found nothing from anyone about them.  So if you enjoy DIY vaping, then keep reading my other posts as I work my way through my first 22 flavors from flavor west.  I will put the mix info in each review so you know where to start.  Your taste buds may vary, but I will at least give you a good starting point.

I am not sure what flavor I will try next.  I am looking for more recipes on line, and hopefully I will find some that will work with the flavors I have.

I will keep you posted, but so far I have 2 flavors that came out great.  I want to find about 10 to 20 more, then I will be set.  Heck, I might even open a site to sell some of my USA made e-liquids, since all of my ingredients are from the USA.  That e liquid from China just makes me feel uneasy, so I would prefer 100% USA made, eliquid with all USA made ingredients for myself.  I know, some of the good flavors come from Italy, but I haven’t tried those yet.

Happy Vaping!
Tim L

Stag leaf tobacco by flavor west, review

June 30, 2013 by  
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Hello,

Today I am breaking down and writing another tobacco flavor review for Flavor West’s, stag leaf tobacco flavor.   I mixed this batch at 2% flavor back on 5-5-13, and it is now 6-30, so it has had almost 2 months to steep.  That is plenty of time for any flavor.  Most of these have not needed that long at all.  I have just been busy doing other things, and just finally getting back to this.  Oh, also, there is no nicotine in this test batch at all.  After so many bad flavors, I decided to stop using nicotine in it until I find a good flavor to put it in.

As I opened the bottle to get it ready, it almost has a bit of a cinnamon smell in it.  Not really, but kinda like that, along with perhaps some berry incense or something along that line.  Not too appealing before I ever got a puff of it, but at least it isn’t knocking me against the wall like some flavors will.   It is really a hard to explain smell…  not horrid, but not what I would call good.  On to the taste testing..

Ok, I have vaped this for about 30 minutes now, and I am not really impressed.  It is not as bad as it could be, but at just 2% flavor, it has a very odd taste for something that is supposed to be a tobacco flavor.  I come up with a mild tingle, like when you eat a red hot, with a potpourri flavor mixed in.  Kinda an earthy floral taste going on in this one.  Not like the incense it smells like, but more of one of those bags of potpourri that you pick up at the store to put in those candle heated bowls.

One thing I can say for sure, is that it is not horrid tasting.  It is on the interesting side, but it would definitely not be my daily vape, or an all day vape for me.  There is something about it that peaks my interest, but there is enough oddity to it, to put me off a bit.

After vaping on this stag leaf tobacco for a while now, I tend to think that they were going to that flavor you get when you have your first cigarette in a long time… that kinda tingly spiciness, that soon goes away with just another cigarette or two.  Maybe this is it for some other brand of cigs, but not for the ones I have smoked in the past.   It also leaves a bit of a grassy after taste in your mouth.  Almost like an eggnog spicy flavored grass.  Yet the flavor it leaves on your lips is more of the flowery potpourri flavor.  It is real hard to explain this one.    I mean, everyone’s taste buds are going to be a bit different, and this is not my cup of tea, but it may hit the mark for you.  Or, it may be a good addition to another flavor.

I keep trying to think of how this would work for me.  I think if put with a chocolate, and custard, this would be good for making a boston cream tobacco flavor..  That is about all I can come up with as I vape this flavor.

It is clear to see what they were going for, with that first smoke in a long time kind of flavor, but that after taste just looses the battle for me.  I will be saving this one though, and trying it some day with a good chocolate and custard to see if I am right about the boston cream tobacco mix.  Or perhaps with an eggnog flavor it will work well.  It kinda has an eggnog hint going on in there somewhere.   Maybe that strange flavor I am coming up with is more along the lines of a ginger flavor..  That makes more sense to me than cinnamon and eggnog… Then you have a bit of that flowery maybe citrus type flavor on the exhale.  It is an odd one for me.

It is not at the top of my list, but it is a keeper for trying other mixed flavors to see if I can get something good to come out of it.  However, it is not at the bottom of my list of flavors I have tried either.  Due to the distinct different flavor sensations I am getting from this stag leaf tobacco, by flavor west, I would say it has my curiosity peaked, as to what I can do with it, because it is clearly not a stand alone flavor for me.

I hope this review of my 2% mix of Flavor West’s, stag leaf tobacco is helpful to someone out there trying to find out what flavors will work for them.   I can neither recommend or condemn this one.   Good luck with your DIY mixes!

Tim L

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