Absolutely @Canjam I won’t even show you MY early recipes. Dump Trucks of flavor. I thought MORE was MORE hehe.
What you can do on the ELR calculator, and very quickly is reduce the overall flavoring by clicking the blue wrench, then “Adjust Total Flavor %”, and cut in half or whatever you want, for a quick easy, compare/contrast with the other full flavored recipe.
This confirms a couple of things. Steeping time depends on the flavours. Fruits not long at all. Creams maybe a week. But I find after 4-5 days even those flavours starting to drop off on a taste test.
I think it’s like you said the carrier flavour becoming dominant.
Again it’sy lack of experience. With multiple flavours trying to get certain nuisances to come through just right ain’t easy, lol.
Plus I’ve learned I’m over flavouring so back to the drawing board. But at least everything is vapable now, just need tweaking.
I’ve read a ton of other people’s recipes to see what percentage they used of each so that is narrowing things down a bit. I read the notes on each new flavour I buy. I make a 10ml sf at the recommended avg. Getting to know them and imagine how they may work together is helping a lot. I’ve got some flavour combos I like now at least. Feel free to check out my recipes.
Researching the flavors and studying what percentages other people have used is all well and good. But you should also make time and do SFT for the flavors you own. Read up on that. Take notes as you’re testing. Flavor percentages can vary wildly so SFT gives you an intimate understanding of what is too much or not enough, what works with what, and what doesn’t.
@St3v0 you’re right. Apparently capellas strawberries and cream is one of those. And I find malted milk a little weird.
It would be good to have a list of flavours like that. Ones that make off tastes or ones that cancel out other flavours.