I have always visualized something like this in my own approach to Mixing, but the basis always hung on Steep Times. If indeed the new GC Homogenizer can perhaps eliminate steeping, then many of us can approach Mixing in a more rapid-fire way. What would that look like? What would an ideal software approach deliver/require? Allow me to start the discussion.

Keeping it simple lets just say we’re working on a Blueberry Milkshake. Let’s skip details like warming VG or operating hardware and just focus on how we would finalize our flavoring %s and what an ideal Recipe Tool could offer to speed your result. You might begin with your braintasted best guess of BB%s and Milkshake base% …then you homogenize and test. Hmm needs some more Blueberry or another Blueberry. How could we improve the current Tool which clearly can handle these changes already.

The intuitiveness I believe could stand a new approach. Your decisions would be like “Hmm it’s kinda weak …needs 15% more Blueberry flavor”. Now you’re on your calculator doing Maths (heh). I envision a slider that can instantly calculate that intuitive boost into mg …but it gets more complicated, especially if you happened to go overboard. Hey this is supposed to go fast, no starting over …one bottle and only forward moves.

Another component would be “Ooops too much Blueberry, but the Milkshake is perfect!!” so you slide the tool back to -10% BB. How much of the other ingredients and PG/VG would you need to add to bring all ingredients to a matching *larger volume* for the final juice? Working on a 120ml? Start with 100ml experimental total to compensate for this scenario. It’s easy to see the need for fractional%s to get that perfect juice, so increments of 0.1%?

It also seems clear that 15% more Blueberry (Cap) from a tastebud perspective might not have the same predictable result as a 15% boost of a Super Concentrate from Medicine Flower or Flavorah, so perhaps these could be tied to/limited by existing Median%s already in the database. Realizing that if you started with the Median% the result would be the same. However as you went up and down more than once, that subsequent intuitive “hmmm *still* a little weak” 15% *more* slide would actually be 18% from the original %boost mg amount.

Of course this approach is a whole new learning curve, discovering exactly how 10% more extract of FlavorA affects the final juice. Now that knowledge could be minutes away with an homogenizer and an Ultrasonic Cleaner for instant degassing. So do we need a slicker tool? Something faster to slide into this new development arena no longer limited by weeks (month!) long steeping?

Thanks guys and gals. What do you think? Feel free to come up with an entire different approach, as I am sure I’m not the only one who can see what’s possible… Hey? The Game just *Changed*!