I recently decided to join everybody here with the whole diy process.
On my first venture, I decided to pick up an assortment of flavors
and didn’t necessarily go with strictly following a recipe (my fault)
A few flavors that I picked up, which I’ve tried a couple of attempts
of mixing were FACantaloupe, FAWatermelon, and TFAHoneydew…
At first I had my FA percentages too high, but I recently tried:
FA Cantaloupe: 1%
FA Watermelon: 1%
TFA Honeydew: 4%
0% nic (at the moment)
The rind taste, even somewhat floral, is very, very, prevalent, of course. It’s only been a day since I’ve made it, and I know that it should steep quite a bit longer. I’ve been looking through the forum a bit, on how to get more of a mouth-watering juicy melon type of sensation.
Would ethyl maltol bring this out to really shine? Are my flavors too one dimensional?
Do I need more than one of each melon flavor?
I’m basically looking to create a tre-melon that is similar to the one juicemafia has.
I have some fresh cream, I was actually thinking of getting some marshmallow from bullcityvapor, i’ve read that it adds that little bit of extra body/sweetness to the mix without going for the sucralose. So the cream would pretty much round it out right?
I have a shopping cart somewhat put together, but a lot of the flavors in it are following a desert recipe.
I really want to get a fruit-based mix established for the summer but i’m just not getting it so far with these melon flavors that I have picked out.
Another question, do you think that it may be preferred to double up on a watermelon rather than the cantaloupe since it is more of a sharper flavor, & watermelon tends to be on the softer side on the pallet?
One of the first mixes I tried was using Honeydew, and found that it had a very strong flavor that was hard to vape, I found it was best to use it sparingly and up the percentage from there. Also I have seen a lot of users mention using Cactus (Inawera) to make a ejuice more “watery/juicy” and while I do have that flavoring and have intended to use it… I just haven’t as of yet, so that advice isn’t from first hand usage but I would suggest starting at about .5%
I used to do a melon ball juice that benefitted tremendously from a tiny bit of TFA Sour. I would add 1/4 of 1 percent and then steep for at least 7 days. You might also consider using Capella Sweet Watermelon, it sees to bring out the best in the FA Cantaloupe while adding a fresher more realistic melon flavor. IMHO DO NOT USE Capella Double Watermelon it has a candy like taste. You could also add a tiny bit of honey here again 1/4 of 1 percent TFA honey is insanely intense. for my uses I have made a 50/50 diluted version of it with VG. and still use the same amount. IF you use the honey you’ll want to steep it for at least two weeks longer is even better when it comes to honey flavor
Hi Welcome !!! I love watermelons juices too ! Your percentages look kinda low on the FA watermelon it is a real tasting one and not a candy type. I would consider bumping it up to around 3-4% in a mix, keep the cantaloupe FA like you have it at 1% it’s a strong flavor that takes over quickly. As far as the Honeydew TFA that’s a powerful flavor and is up to you if you’d like to keep it at the highest % in the batch. I tend to use it around 3%.
Ethyl maltol would make it sweeter but if you don’t vape it fast enough it will fade your flavors with in a few weeks. Try to only use it sparingly and only if your making a small batch for the fading issues.
Try Marshmallow for mouthfeel and sweeteners around 1%.
Thank you so much TUT! I’ve come to realize that it’s a pretty heavy flavor. It shined through at 2% when I had my FA%'s up to about 4% each! I realized later that FA’s percentages shouldn’t be too high. thankfully Amy2 clarified in how some %'s vary in a way.
I’ll definitely have to check that out! thanks brother! I see in the comments section that people say the same about it, that it really brings the “melon” flavor to pop.
I will definitively have to try them each out!
I think I will go for FA’s right now and see how
it is thank you. I went well over the 75$/
mark at bullcity. did you ever get 4oz flavors
when you began? I did for the fresh cream,
but i don’t know that if i can get through it all before
it expires. lol
I’m sure you’ll have more than enough uses for fresh cream ! Besides I have had a majority of my flavors over 2 years now and never had a problem. I keep them out of heat/cold/sunlight tucked away and they are just peachy don’t be fouled these are flavorings that are meant to last but they want you to buy more every year !
I buy some flavors in 4 oz bottles but not as many as you’d think. I like to keep my stock flipping over but I will say I have used many of my older ones and they’e just fine.