I have been asked to trial run an idea I posted last month about running a monthly competition on here for ELR mixers. Due to @Ken_O_Where new mod position and lack of time to run the old Monthly Mix This Thread. That people seemed to enjoy on here.
The idea is to run a friendly competition amongst mixers on here that would mean every participant uses the same ingredients (except one bonus sweetener/enhancer of their choice) to produce a finished mix.
Details as follows
Everyone uses the exact same 5 ingredients Plus a Sweetener of their choice if you feel it needs it) to make a finished mix that everybody could try from the entries . As we are all starting practically from the same point and have the ingredients already.
It would all be ingredients from the first 3 pages of the most popular concentrates on here. Meaning people on here hopefully having most, if not all of the ingredients already and of course it will give more people to sample your recipe, if they have the ingredients already and hopefully show new mixers (and old) how using the same ingredients can produce a different finished flavour, by varying the amounts,
If there is enough interest for it, I certainly would be happy to kick off this months effort with the following suggestion for the concentrates to use.Which would enable participants to get any missing ingredients in and start mixing and steeping, so people can post there results and efforts before the end of April.
Strawberry Ripe (TPA)
HoneyDew Melon (TPA)
Pineapple (Not the Juicy One) (TPA)
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (TPA)
Cream Fresh (FA)
I will have to limit it to 10 people as I will be judging the recipes and declaring my favourite and anymore than mixing and sampling 10 recipes would require help from another member on here. The Mods on here are aware of this and back the idea and hopefully if it takes off, the monthly recipe judged the best could be given some prominence on this site?
So basically the only rules are the first 10 people to declare they want to enter on this thread before 31st March will be judged and gives you a week to order any missing ingredients you may have to give you the full month of April to produce your finished juice. But you can still submit your recipe if you are not one of the 10, I just won’t be able to make it up and sample it myself and consider it as an entry.
The 5 ingredients listed above are the list for this months entries, of which at least 4 of them need to be used in the recipe and you can add 1 of these sweeteners/enhancers also to your mix if you so wish.
Capella Super Sweet,
Ethyl Maltol (10% in PG),
Loranns Sweet and Sour .
Stevia (I will be using Stevia REB A 98% in VG) I am in the Uk so Pyure and ready mixed stevia is not really an option for me. So you can still use whatever Stevia you want but I will be substituting it with just REB A unfortunately.
You will have til April 30th to submit your entry . It will need to be posted in the ELR recipe database with a link in this thread for me to click so I can make the recipe from that and steep it for how long you recommend (no more than 2 weeks steeping time though) and a natural steep will be done, no hot baths, crockpots or milk frothers.
Then April the 1st I will make all 10 entries or however many enter, so long as there is enough interest and declare the best tasting one, based on my tastebuds by April 30th.
If it takes off all well and good and can look to continue it over the coming months and hopefully create some interest among the ELR family here, to how we all differ in the way we mix the same flavours to get a finished mix.If it doesn’t then it will die a death, but hopefully it might inspire others to come up with a more manageable idea in the future.
I am open to any further ideas or amendments to the above. But it is just a bit of fun and we need to start somewhere, so nothing to complicated.
I am based in the UK and have checked these two vendors stock all of the concentrates needed
Flavourexpress (Vapables new flavour only website) they also have 20% off all concentrates till Monday with code LAUNCH20 with free delivery over £10
chefsflavours You would have to choose there renamed Flavourart Fresh Cream from the flavourcreative selection
I have checked some popular USA vendors and both these stock them all