It took me quite a while to understand what shake and vape actually meant. Just like you, I thought I can throw flavor A and B in a box, shake and have that most realistic awesome juice nobody was creating. Boy was I wrong lol.
Shake and vape means, that you can get a hint of the flavor combination you’re aiming for, and not fall off the chair wanting to kill yourself.
If you noticed most shake and vapes say, good right off the bat, but gets creamier/juicier/stronger/richer/better (insert any other word here) after x amount of days…
I’m not even saying more too this. However there are flavors that as indicated above, aren’t bad right after a shake and vape, but they are also not the holy grail of juices. Most even fade after a week or two or turn in a muddled mess, including the ones I’m going to suggest right now, but will keep you vaping till either your order arrives or/and 7 days till your other juice is aged.
I know nothing about your vape style, so I’m assuming its a sub ohm setup, if not please let me know because then we would have to adjust percentages or/and flavor profiles.
A good “shake & vape” is always a ice cream of some kind, not because its authentic right from the start but because it brings, in most cases a good vanilla with a thicker cream/dairy note too the table, right from the start.
Adding a “supportive” vanilla with a medium body too it, will lead to the impression of either leaning towards a custard/pudding or a richer more complex ice cream. That will change with a steep, not always in a good way so, and this recipe is not going too be good after 14 days but mimicks that impression above from the start till 7 days after.
Adding a fruit or two, does make it less monotone and boring, but fruits normally do take at least a 3 day steep, the ones we gonna use are no difference, but because these fruits in particular have high notes right from the start, that this is going to work in favor in this case.
And because one of them contains a crap load of EM, which makes it fade rather quickly, but also gives us some sweetness or sweeter impression, without adding sweetening additive of any kind, we do need too give it even more support. As well as making that whole thing a bit brighter and juicier.
I felt I needed too explain why we doing this, but now that we did, here’s a good example of a “shake&vape”, based on your stash.
- (FW) Vanilla Bean Ice Cream - 4%
- (TPA) Vanilla Swirl - 1.65%
- (TPA) Strawberry - 3.5%
- (TPA) Strawberry Ripe - 2.5%
- (FA) tanger (Mandarin) - 0.23%
- (TPA) Raspberry (sweet) - 0.5%
You could add extreme ice to it or koolada, if you want more of a gelato or/and cooler cream vipe, 1 drop per 20ml I would suggest, but you can go higher if you want. With the extreme ice, I would start at 0.75% and work up.
I know lots of people probably go with wtf? Well the reason is that the raspberry together with the strawberry combo, covers the exhale and makes it a bit jammier (is that even a word? Lol)
The mandarin will just pop and brighten the fruit (SB), as well as give it a bit body in the middle part of your vape, strawberry ripe and strawberry cover the inhale. The ice cream with VS thickens it a bit, pulls it together and cuts out the citrus/floral bite from the mandarin. I know its counter productive but it does work lol.
I would suggest not adding more sweetener, because most FW products contain tons of it already, strawberry ripes EM is on top of that, vanilla swirl does a muting effect as well, hence I would say we’re at the border of muting/sweetening ingredients already. Also the reason I’m not adding marshmallow too this.
Anyways, don’t mix 200-500ml of it, but try a 10-20 ml tester. Try vaping it within a week, because as I said, its a horrible mess after and not intended at these percentages too last. Hope it helps.
(Edit, I should get banned for my ultra long posts all the time, I wish I could just write one or two sentences. Not meant ironical, I’m sincerely sorry tho lol)