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Gremberry Solo One-Shot testing

I am in the middle of a move and all flavors packed down, when I won surprisingly some Gremberry Solo one-shots. After @SessionDrummer was already enthusiastic after reading Imp Dust on one of the bottles I knew I had to post some reviews.

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:star: GRM Imp Dust       ( Overall Grade: A )

Hardware RDA / RTA Sweetness :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle:
Style DTL Juiciness :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle:
Concentration 15% to 16.67% Mouth Feel :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle:
Steeped 1 - 10 days Throat Hit :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle:
:small_red_triangle:PROS Great already of the shake, very interesting with temperature control
:small_red_triangle_down:CONS
:small_orange_diamond:TAGS
:small_orange_diamond:USES : All by Itself :

  • TARGET FLAVOR
    A nice, simple blend of Blackberry and Custard for those that like a Berry Custard flavor.

  • ACCURACY :   :red_circle: :red_circle: :red_circle: :red_circle: :red_circle:   EXACTLY LIKE THE DESCRIPTION


:small_blue_diamond: Flavor Description :small_blue_diamond:
Direct off the shake it has a nice strong blackberry on the inhale and a smooth creamy custard on the exhale. This was unexpected for me since I normally require some steep for this flavor profile to be enjoyable for me.
After about 10 days the blackberry starts to mellow in and the custard comes out more with a mild almost creamy pudding-like texture and just the hint of the right eggy undertone.
I like vaping Imp Dust in temperature control, where lower temperatures support the custard more and higher temperatures bring more presence to the blackberry.

:small_blue_diamond: Comments :small_blue_diamond:
This concentrate is available at Bull City Flavors, Chefs Flavors or directly at Gremberry Farms. Recommended usage is 15%-20% and it settled nice for me at 16.67% (5 ml in a 30 ml mix), where it is fully present and not middle in your face.

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My review of Grem’s Samoan Dreams isn’t as complete as yours but I just copied it from where I posted it on their website…

Absolutely wonderful! I used this flavor concentrate at 10% strength with a touch (1%) of CAP Super Sweet and it is amazing!

The caramel is front and center. The chocolate is a solid second. I don’t taste much coconut, so in my opinion, it could use a bit of a boost with a little more coconut, but that is just MY opinion. Overall, a well balanced, tasty flavor blend for a variety of uses!

My sister called it “a whole meal” when she tried it. Said it is very rich.

It’s great immediately, but gets better over time. After about two weeks the coconut is obvious but still not “kick you in the mouth” obvious.

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Thank you! I have it at 15% atm and it is still not coming through for me. I will wait a few days and maybe try to retest it at 10%. For me currently it’s still chalky and dry and far from enjoyable.

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Oh no! I’m sorry it’s not working out yet! I find it to be amazing! It’s been my ADV since I won the drawing about 6 weeks ago or so. I was SO excited to receive this one specifically because it’s my absolute favorite cookie, ever! :sweat_smile:

I use a Smok Vape Pen 22 with the .3 mesh cartridges and the hubs says he gets more flavor from mine than he does from his VooPoo with the U2 cartridges.

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Thanks for the review.

From your review it sounds like it’s light on the vanilla: What I like.

I think I may give it a go and add it to my next Chef’s order.

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I really like the way you formatted this review. Good job! :sunglasses:

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Thank you very much for your reviews. I was hoping that Chefs stocked the Samoan Dreams because it sounds like something I would like but unfortunately they don’t seem to have that one. I did recently pick up the Vanilla Overload but I haven’t gotten around to trying it yet.

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Great review @SteveTC. Compelled me to buy a few, and THAT’S saying something !!!

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Thanks for the time taken and the review @SteveTC.
If I’m thinking about buying a new concentrate I always come here first to check for reviews as I believe the vast majority are completely unbiased and can be trusted.
I do look around too but here is my go to so thanks again.

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As promised (or threatened LOL) @SteveTC your review of the Imp Dust really was the motivation to check out some of these “Solos” (One Shots) from Gremberry Farms. Mixing these up now @ 13%, and will let them steep for 1-1.5 weeks before testing. ALL testing done on the SteamCrave RDTA v.1 using 7 wrap, single wire, Kanthal vertical coils, with fresh cotton and dry burned coils before every test. Mixed @ 70v/30p/3mg.

Creamy Coconut (Gremberry Farms)(One Shot) 13% (9-24-21) – This one was a super rich treat, and I had to wait till a second tankful to get a good grasp on it. I couldn’t decide if it was more of a Creamy Coconut, or a Coconut Custard. I think I’m leaning towards the Coconut Custard. A good ratio would be about 55% Custard, 45% Coconut. The custard seemed like a mix of maybe CAP’s VC and one or two others, that was perfectly suited for pairing with a Coconut. The overall impact was a super rich, and delicious custard, that flowed into a somewhat receded coconut. The coconut was similar to TPA’s Coconut Candy, which leaned towards more candied than natural, but not entirely. It was hard to completely identify the coconut because the custard base completely enveloped it, and, in a good way. The super rich, and almost perfect pairing of these two elements cannot be overstated here, and it really needs to be tasted to be fully understood. Very skillful on the balancing act between the two. Sweetness was above average, but felt where it should be, and @ 13%, it was very full, rich, and present, without being overbearing. If you are a coconut custard fan, this one WILL work out for you. Only minor takedowns, not for taste, but for it presenting more as a coconut custard, than a creamy coconut, and for the lighter, more recessed coconut notes. Very good mix here, and I’ve already polished off two tanks, if that’s any indication. 9/10.

Dryad (Gremberry Farms)(One Shot) 13%

Imp Dust (Gremberry Farms)(One Shot) 13% (9-24-21) – After reading @SteveTC review of this one, it actually COMPELLED me to buy a few of Gremlin’s “Solos” (One-Shots), and try them out. I think his review of this one was spot on. I found this not only an interesting pairing choice by Gremlin, but also a nicely executed one. Because of the custard/pudding elements, a 2 week steep seemed to be a wise choice. The Blackberry greeted you right out of the gate, and in the middle and end, the creamy, almost pudding-like custard carried throughout the finish. The Blackberry although tempered by the creamy custard, still held it’s own, and while missing some of the bright sparkly punchy notes, did not get lost in the mix. The custard (as SteveTC said), was almost pudding-like, with maybe just a HINT of eggy-ness, but it was soo low in the mix, it really did present as more of a pudding. At the very end, there was almost a smidge of dryness or bitterness, and I’m sure Gremlin could have erased that by adding more sweetness, but they didn’t, and that restraint, was well received. Sweetness was at, or just below mid level, and you COULD enhance if you felt it necessary. The pairing of the two main elements was skillfully done, and neither overpowered the other. I can see why this is one of their better sellers. While trying to deconstruct the Blackberry element, it almost seemed as if there was maybe some rich blueberry in there, to round out the blackberry. All in, this was a great Blackberry Custard, that was just fruity enough to keep it interesting, and creamy enough to keep you interested. Nicely done by Gremlin. Easily 9.8/10.

Pink Sunburst (Gremberry Farms)(One Shot) 13%

Purple Gremlin (Gremberry Farms)(One Shot) 13% (9-27-21) – Having never been a HUGE Grape Vaper, I am always anxious in trying a new one. This one, actually surprised me, and actually DID present, JUST like a Grape Bubblegum. Now I haven’t bubblegummed in years, so I won’t be able to precisely nail down which exact brand, BUT, it was an impressive, accurate representation of an American Bubble Yum-ish bubble gum, but tempered with a really good grape. Both the BBG and Grape were candied (duh), and I could almost pick out the pink in the gum, just below the grape. Gremlin did a skillful job of mixing the elements again, as they WERE perfectly paired. You could almost pick out the white (starch I think) coating on the outside of the gum. Was def. above mid level sweet, but what would you expect in a sugary gum. At this testing weight, it was nice, and in your face, but not overblown, and I actually liked the fact that I could pick out the pink gum, BUT, also the grape. Wow, actually, very spot on, and this is coming from the guy who doesn’t vape grape much. If you like bubble gum, and in the grape variety, I think you will not be disappointed with this one. This one might just make you want to vape the grape. 9.85/10.

Vanilla Overload(Gremberry Farms)(One Shot) 13%
White Gremlin(Gremberry Farms)(One Shot) 13%

https://www.bullcityflavors.com/gremberry-farms/

@SteveTC I hold you responsible !!!

Back into the frey my mixing mentor @Mikser.

https://forum.e-liquid-recipes.com/t/gremberry-solo-one-shot-testing/261092/11

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Imp Dust (Gremberry Farms)(One Shot) 13% (9-24-21) – After reading @SteveTC review of this one, it actually COMPELLED me to buy a few of Gremlin’s “Solos” (One-Shots), and try them out. I think his review of this one was spot on. I found this not only an interesting pairing choice by Gremlin, but also a nicely executed one. Because of the custard/pudding elements, a 2 week steep seemed to be a wise choice. The Blackberry greeted you right out of the gate, and in the middle and end, the creamy, almost pudding-like custard carried throughout the finish. The Blackberry although tempered by the creamy custard, still held it’s own, and while missing some of the bright sparkly punchy notes, did not get lost in the mix. The custard (as SteveTC said), was almost pudding-like, with maybe just a HINT of eggy-ness, but it was soo low in the mix, it really did present as more of a pudding. At the very end, there was almost a smidge of dryness or bitterness, and I’m sure Gremlin could have erased that by adding more sweetness, but they didn’t, and that restraint, was well received. Sweetness was at, or just below mid level, and you COULD enhance if you felt it necessary. The pairing of the two main elements was skillfully done, and neither overpowered the other. I can see why this is one of their better sellers. While trying to deconstruct the Blackberry element, it almost seemed as if there was maybe some rich blueberry in there, to round out the blackberry. All in, this was a great Blackberry Custard, that was just fruity enough to keep it interesting, and creamy enough to keep you interested. Nicely done by Gremlin. Easily 9.8/10.

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Added to the list. I am going to need to get Wifey a Harrod’s advent calendar to offset my vapey purchases.

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Is a Harrods advent calendar expensive then?
Silly question I know as it Harrods but my point is I take it that’ll soften the blow.

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Harrod’s is infamous for being ridiculously over-priced. Luckily Wifey accepted all of the Asian profits on a series I’m making. So, I may be safe to sneakily get a Vapesmarter mod made for me.

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I went there a few years ago expecting some sort of palace and quite honestly it didn’t impress me.
There was a shrine to Princess Diana and Dodi Alfyad ( or however you spell his name) on a particular floor by the escalator which I found very sad for obvious reasons.
My kids loved the toy department as there was so much more than was available in Australia and I remember the food court but other than that I must admit I thought “what’s all the fuss about?”.

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I think we agree on it, though taking the kids to Hamley’s would have been better: they encourage play in order to drive sales. Harrod’s is only really useful if you need the private floor: If it is essential to get two tigers in a tank of jelly in three days, then their team can handle it. Or, if you insist on having a .50 cal semi-auto rifle to deal with your rat problem: Well, they’ll make sure you are an RFD [Registered Firearms Dealer].

The floor makes things happen.

Edit: The UK is limited to shotguns and .22 rifles under two separate licences.

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Creamy Coconut (Gremberry Farms)(One Shot) 13% (9-24-21) – This one was a super rich treat, and I had to wait till a second tankful to get a good grasp on it. I couldn’t decide if it was more of a Creamy Coconut, or a Coconut Custard. I think I’m leaning towards the Coconut Custard. A good ratio would be about 55% Custard, 45% Coconut. The custard seemed like a mix of maybe CAP’s VC and one or two others, that was perfectly suited for pairing with a Coconut. The overall impact was a super rich, and delicious custard, that flowed into a somewhat receded coconut. The coconut was similar to TPA’s Coconut Candy, which leaned towards more candied than natural, but not entirely. It was hard to completely identify the coconut because the custard base completely enveloped it, and, in a good way. The super rich, and almost perfect pairing of these two elements cannot be overstated here, and it really needs to be tasted to be fully understood. Very skillful on the balancing act between the two. Sweetness was above average, but felt where it should be, and @ 13%, it was very full, rich, and present, without being overbearing. If you are a coconut custard fan, this one WILL work out for you. Only minor takedowns, not for taste, but for it presenting more as a coconut custard, than a creamy coconut, and for the lighter, more recessed coconut notes. Very good mix here, and I’ve already polished off two tanks, if that’s any indication. 9/10.

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A tempting option. And, another dent in my finances: I will see if @SessionDrummer insurance is an option.

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:star: GRM Creamy Coconut       ( Overall Grade: A )

Hardware RDA / RTA Sweetness :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle:
Style DTL Juiciness :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle:
Concentration 15% to 16.67 % Mouth Feel :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :white_circle:
Steeped 0 - 14 days Throat Hit :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :large_blue_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle: :white_circle:
:small_red_triangle:PROS Great of the shake
:small_red_triangle_down:CONS
:small_orange_diamond:TAGS : :1st_place_medal: Super Star :
:small_orange_diamond:USES : All by Itself :

  • TARGET FLAVOR
    Simply put, this is a nice creamy coconut flavoring. Simple and delicious.

  • ACCURACY :   :red_circle: :red_circle: :red_circle: :red_circle: :red_circle:   EXACTLY LIKE THE DESCRIPTION


:small_blue_diamond: Flavor Description :small_blue_diamond:
This is a smooth, full-bodied vanilla sauce wrapped in a creamy coconut. This is not just any creamy coconut, but precisely this soft, creamy part of the coconut between the pulp and the coconut water. On a higher percentage, I could get a hint of the pulp on the exhale. Being not the coconut guy I enjoyed this and had to go through 3 testers to finally be sure that there are no changes after two weeks. Yes, the first two testers were finished just within days.
This is already a great off-the-shake.

:small_blue_diamond: Comments :small_blue_diamond:
This concentrate is available at Bull City Flavors or directly at Gremberry Farms. Recommended usage is 15%-20% and it settled nice for me at 15%.

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