Strawberry was one of my favorite go to liquids when i was buying store bought liquids. Ever since i started DIYing, every single strawberry recipe i have made, i cannot taste any strawberry at all.
Every once in a while ill try a new recipe posted online. This month i tried Vanilla ice cream with sweet strawberry syrup by ENYAWREKLAW. This guy went into so much detail on the flavors he was picking up with vaping this liquid that i expected it to be awesome.
It smells great but when i vape after the recommended week of steeping and i’m getting hardly any flavor from this liquid. Same with many strawberry recipes i’ve made before. It’s getting annoying because i’m buying new flavors for these recipes only to find out i’ve wasted more money.
I never had a problem when i bought strawberry liquids in stores, always picked up the strawberry notes. Any advice.
Including the recipe:
JungleFlavors Strawberry Sweet 3%
CAP Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 6%
CAP Vanilla Custard 1%
CAP Vanilla Cupcake 2.5%
Ethyl Maltol (Cotton Candy) 1.5%
All the advice above is excellent. There are some great threads about layering flavors and deciding what you want to be your prominent flavor that have helped me a lot.
The cake and custard to me are very strong and I would keep those at 1% or less and cut the VBIC way down too. Cotton Candy can cancel out any flavor and even in my candy recipes I never go over 0.5%.
If you want strawberry to be the main flavor in that recipe, I would more or less reverse it, mix about 2-3% of each of your strawberries and cut way down on the other ingredients. Curious to know what you come up with.
I’ve had the same issue with strawberry, I taste something but not a good nice strawberry, and I do have a few recipes I keep mixing trying to get the flavor to work correctly. The recipes I have used still have a good vaping flavor and are nice to vape, but just missing the mark for me (I have Alpine Strawberry on my to get list as we speak to attempt to boost the berry profile). One of the few recipes that I do get a nice strawberry vape from I posted over in another thread… might be something to look at and play with.