I searched for where and can’t find it but I think somewhere I read that these have a short shelf life, like 4 months after you open it. Is this your experience? (Meaning anyone)
not my experiance at all , its funny you say that someone over on fresh03 show said that as well , the girl thats his sidekick , i do store my flaves in a refer not sure if that helps
Refrigeration is recommended for these extracts when not in use. I haven’t had a single flavor fail as far as degradation. They also outlast most flavors I have mixed. Most MFs tend to hold up as other flavors fail around them… That’s why I start with a very low %. I consider some of these to be what I call a upsteeper, because they seem to get stronger over time.
i do think one rhing people need to undertand is that these flaves do need extra time to steep ime anyway
absolutely , i think some think this is fading and dont understand whats going on
1 drop per 15ml is about .15%, so two drops is approximately .3%. That seems to be the perfect range for me specifically for mf lemon. Any higher and it gives me heart burn…
then that wld be puuuuurfect ty
drops always confuse me
Thanks for the research… In most cases 1 drop doesn’t even register on my scales. That’s why I enter a note for drops per ml. I have made 240 ml batches and only added 8 drops of some MF extracts.
I surprised kiwi mf didn’t make the list or their melon/cantaloupe.
I was hoping others would list their favorites also.
I’ll say… not necessarily. I’ve had some seriously great results with mf grape specifically as a snv. More often than not yeah, steeping is good. But some of their fruits are good right off the bat. And I’m not gonna pretend that I’m a mf expert by any means, but I don’t think they all require a lengthy steep in every application.
i have the honeydew and cantaloupe i just havent used them enough to make recommendation
i could see a flavor being good right out if the gate , but ime most are strong or have a weird taste that need to steep out , the grape is one i have and havent messed around with , im just not sure what to do with the grape, also i like to use creams in almost everything so i usually dont test my mixes right away , but when doing the SF test i have found the longer most steep the more authentic the flave is
What are your thoughts on diluting these so to better control the percentages rather than using drops?
I really like the honeydew mixed with a small amount of milk and honey flv (I think I only use 0.25%) and some graham flv along with a few other accent flavors to round the edges.
i think you shared that with me b4
i got a real strong floral note from the cantaloupe , but i think i used that too high
It can be done. I think @Joy does this. But I think she does this to help with the long term flavor fade issue. Which I something I have been thinking about lately and have been waiting to call joy to a thread. Lol.
I know someone once said, which I agree, some flavor concentrates don’t store well on the shelf…like wild raspberry.
any thoughts on blackberry ??? anyone ?