Virginia Fire Cured Tobacco by Flavor West – review, DIY

May 22, 2013 by  
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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

Virginia fire cured by flavor west

March 19, 2013 by  
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This is going to be a tough flavor, if it ever works for me at all.  First off, you will notice that if you go to make your own flavors, almost none of the flavor west flavors tell you what your starting point should be.  Some of the desert flavors say start at 20% flavor, but none of the tobaccos mention anything at all.

So, knowing 20% would be way too much, I started out with 20%, and let it steep for a month.  Oh, it is so strong and perfume smelling…

No matter.  I knew it would not be where I wanted it.  I cut it into 2 batches.  A 10% batch and a 5% batch.  Both were still way too strong. So, I took it down to 2%.

At this point, after steeping for over a week, it still has a lot of the perfume smell.  Kinda like if you walk into an incense store. Kinda tingles the nose a bit with an almost flowery smell.

Virginia fire cured, just does not seem to be a flavor that I will like to use, so I fumbled through my flavors, and decided to mix up a batch with some blueberry added.

I let it steep for a whole , oh, I don’t know…  maybe 2 minutes.  LOL  and put 10 drops in my atty to test out.  What the heck.  I know I don’t like the base flavor my itself, so let’s try adding some blueberry and see what happens.

It still has some of that flowery taste to it, but it seems like it may work well with the blueberry in it.  This first try, I have 2 mils of base, the Virginia fire cured at 2% flavor, and 2 tenths of a mil of blueberry extract. That is kinda light on the blueberry, as a rule, I think it should start at 20% but I didn’t want to over power it too much.

This is a 50/50 pg/vg mix, as that is what I normally use.  If you are following my articles, please stay tuned on this one, because it seems like it may be going somewhere nice.   I will give full details now, of the mix if you are wanting to try it out.

2 mils of the base.  2 tenths of a mil of blueberry also by flavor west.  All in a 50/50 pg/vg mix.  I use the ejuicemeup calculator to get my mixtures right.  Also, note that when it started out, my nic was only 8%.  I am not worried about the nic content yet, as I blend down to see if this flavor mix works.

Review so far:   After only about 10 to 15 minutes after making, so no real steeping time.

It has a nice smooth blueberry flavor on inhale and exhale.  The flowery taste is almost killed off and mixes well with the blueberry for sure.  However, it is still there.  Maybe with some steeping, it will dissipate.  Time will tell.  I will revisit the flavor in a week, 2, and 4 weeks and see how it progresses with age.  It also leaves a nice blue berry flavor on your lips, that lingers for a little while.  So you might need to watch what your eating or drinking with it, or you could get a bad taste from the two blending together.  Just a heads up. Goes nicely with my iced tea though.

The flavor is close to what I would like for a blubacco, but not quite there.  Perhaps a different tobacco base will work better.   It has a mild throat hit, and nice vapor production, so it is headed in the right direction.  For those of you that kinda like the flowery essence that the Virginia fire cured has, you may really love this as a blubacco base.

Test it out on your own, and perhaps add more or less of each to see what you come out with.  I don’t think it is going to be my main blue berry and tobacco flavor, but it may sneak up and be great in a few weeks.  I just figured I would toss in the blueberry since I didn’t like the main tobacco flavor, and it is at least fair off the bat, and most flavors do get better as they sit on the shelf for a few weeks.

Ok, I took a batch all the way down to 1% of this flavor.  Let it steep two weeks, and it still smells like women’s perfume.   It blows a real thick cloud of vapor at a 50/50 pg/vg mix, but the flavor just, well, to me anyways, this flavor is crap, and tastes nothing like any kind of tobacco.   I gave it every chance and it disapointed me on every attempt.

However, I finally got the horrid perfume smell to a minimum, so I know it would go well with blueberry now, but why waist my blueberry on this stuff.   I think it is headed to file C…  the trash can.

I sure hope this helps save someone else the time and headache of trying out this flavor, thinking it is supposed to somehow be a tobacco flavor – Because it isn’t.

Happy vaping,

Tim L