have the following Banana concentrates and have tried them all SFT at median percentages, and also in recipes, but fail to taste banana or they come out really harsh… is it just me or am I missing something?
Not sure where your harshness is coming from in that but I would say the nana nut bread is perhaps a little high I found it works ok for me between 3 and 5 (depending on what it is being mixed with). The nana cream is at the top end of the spectrum but still ok at that %. The Cap vc1 is ok there too.
The cap VC is going to push your sleep time on the mix out by a lot at 6.5 it is going to need 3 weeks to a month if you are hand shaking.
I would put it back to bed for a little and see how it is in 10 days ish. Judging by the % i would say that recipe is from around 2015 - tanks etc are better now so % tend to be a little lower
The FR Banana Ripe is an outstanding banana but used too high it will get a chemical note if you played with it around .5 - 1 you are in the ballpark
Flv Banana is also pretty good push this a little if you want to. It is quite a subtle flavour if you use around the .8 - 1 mark you get a nice ripe banana if you push it up to 1.5 you will find yourself with a little bit of candy - no green notes
Banana Puree WF is also good but i did find it dropped off significantly (i used at 2.5 and i think i was too high)
Banana Cream LA (colourless) is quite similar to the tpa of the same name but LA is a little brighter while the TPA is creamier (a combo of the two works ok 2% tpa to 1% la if you want a creamier banana reverse it if you want a brighter one)
Bana (Banana) Flavour Art
Nice banana little on the unripe side and not exceptionally strong
I guess there isn’t much to say after @woftom answered. I’ll say this though, I have yet to find a banana concentrate that doesn’t taste like an artificial banana. The only banana I have is TPA’s Banana cream and I like it as a cream.
Banana Cream TFA I haven’t used on ages, The Banana nut bread I haven’t tested yet, the other I have is Banana Purée, I like that at 1.8% combined with FLV Banana at around .4
I recently mixed the Banana Purée at 3% and really like it but haven’t steeped long enough to see how it hangs in there.
All in All I would Suggest getting the FLV, thats the best I have and very versatile
I love my flv Banana!! haha!!
My usage runs from .2% for a tiny “slice” up to around 1.4% and our Woftam is right… higher you go… it’s more of a candy… no green, but I do pick up the middle part of the banana on a fresh to 3 day steep, till it settles down… it’s a spot on soft banana… and pars nice with anything you can toss at it
Too much at that percentage? Have heard of so many people who like it as SF, but I thought it was meh when I did that. Thought I would try it high with the supporting flavours but obviously that isn’t working.
Would be very disappointed if it didn’t…
Have tried with strawberry, but gets drowned by it so all I taste is the strawberry even at low percentages.
Of course it is, I don’t have any pineapples…
I can do this, just not with FLV…
I know the TPA Ripe Banana is supposed to be strong, but that may make it tastier? What percent would you recommend I try it at with say Cream Fresh FA or perhaps even some French Vanilla CAP?
Hey Paul ( @Steampugs ) or Simon ( @woftam ), have you guys done anything on Bananas before in the shows? If you have already, can you point me in the right direction please? If not, reckon you will at some stage?
Will try some different combos over the weekend and see what happens.
Apple and pear I found didn’t dominate the banana like strawberry that was a nice smooth combo, turned out more like a fruit juice though.
I thought there was one from Golden Circle but no that must have been my imagination because it has mango
Banana Split (Cap) works nice for what I want, which is a nice chocolate banana vape. Tastes a lot like the old foam banana sweets when mixed with a bit of either Chocolate (FA) or White Chocolate (FW). Only posted it as nobody else here has, and although some people might think I’m crazy, I actually like the banana flavour I get from these mixed, even if the banana split by itself can seem a little, sweetshop.