I’m approaching my 2 year cig free mark and looking back it occurs to me that I would have had a much easier time had I not jumped on the “top rated” recipe (competitive) nonsense and instead found flavor products that were simple and easy to work with. For example, I found a zillion recipes that contained Cap VC1 and numerous strawberry mixes only to find that I can’t tolerate Cap VC1 even at 1% and “strawberry” flavor was from nonexistent to like taking a drink of water from a river next to a chemical factory or fracking area. But when you have 4 or 5 other flavors, its very hard to tell the offending one.
I tried other “top rated” mixes that I now know were developed for outdated and very different devices which to me are waaaayyy over flavored. I spent my first month vaping unflavored mixes with pretty high nic levels while I went down the rabbit hole of buying what are now more than 300 flavors and doing single flavor tests. I also focused on methodology which I’ve already written a ton about.
So my idea for this thread is to list simple flavor pairings that may or may not be the be all end all recipes but nonetheless will help the beginning DIYer satisfy their cravings while they dive in to more complex mixing.
I’m also noticing a trend with some flavor companies where their products are fairly complex which can really help as long as the beginner keeps it simple. Nicotine River’s house mixes are a good example. Wonder Flavors also makes some complex flavors that make things simple to find the right % and mix well with anything else you might like try.
I’ve posted one such mix which is about as simple as could be. 3.5% NR Kilanca with 3% Flavorah Vanilla Custard. But believe it or not I went through several iterations before settling on this. FLV VC to me was the flavor that put it over the top.That’s it, and to my taste buds needs nothing else.