So I’m not one that really enjoys warm/hot vapes. I generally do fruit/beverage flavours and it’s because there’s usually an ice/cooling effect with it. Now a common problem with that is that the cooling can sometimes be too harsh a higher wattage.
I recently started mixing and made Koolada part of my shopping list. I do however notice that at 1% I detect a strange chemical note. Higher percentages doesn’t make it cooler, but the chemical note increases and spoils the recipe. Lower than 1%, I don’t notice any cooling.
I’ve read that 2% is supposed to be cool, 4% is cold and 6% icy? For me, the cooling doesn’t increase, but simply the severity of the chemical note to the point where the entire vape becomes unbearable.
I’ve not used ws-23 or any other cooling agents yet, but am worried it may have the same effect. I do not like the taste of menthol at all so that would be a very last option for me.
Thank you @fidalgo_vapes for your reply. So it’s not just me that notices the off taste. I did my research prior to buying koolada and it seemed to be the preferred additive to buy. I must say that I feel like a lot of my very basic recipes have been spoiled as a result.
Though I don’t tend to use WSs much, like @fidalgo_vapes, I view WS-23 as the better option.
I’d suggest starting low and giving it at least 48 hours to start to marry with the other flavours. Using this approach will allow you to increase the amount, if needed, and adjust the other flavours as all WSs do mute flavour.
It was the first choice DIy mixers had for cooling , ws 23 came around later …I think for the most part the switch has went to Ws 23 . Definetely off notes , but yiu will find that some things will work great for others and not so good for you
Let’s not forget FA Polar Blast, (WS3+ Fresholat ML) FLV Ice (unknown composition but I think it’s got some WS23 inside) and FW Extreme Ice (definitely WS23 inside) , all three are a lot better then Koolada, but it’s IMHO.
It depends on what you have to do with it? Fruits? WS23 and similar no doubts, teas, drinks, mojitos and things like where you might need a menthol based cooler, I’d go with Polar Blast.
What about INW Eucalyptus and mint?? don’t need a cooler after that…