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Strawberry Custard

Discussion in 'Recipe Discussion' started by walks, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. walks

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    I've been playing around trying to create a nice strawberry flavoured custard. Added a bit of caramel to sweeten slightly.

    This is by no means a finished article yet and I haven't put any nicotine in either at the moment as I'm just trying to get the flavour right. The custard flavour is a triple strength concentrate so took me a few goes to realise I didn't need to put as much in, good job I was only making 1ml samples to start!

    All flavours have come from the UK Flavours website.

    Strawberry 20%
    Vanilla Custard Triple Strength 2%
    Caramel 2%

    So far this has tasted quite nice in a dripper at 0.5ohms but the flavour seems a little muted in my Nautilus mini.

    If anyone has any thoughts as to what else I could add to improve it, feel free to share them here.
     
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  3. rughead121

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    I would try adding some vanillin. UK Flavours has 30ml for £3.99. If you find the strawberry muted try their triple strength strawberry or Capella Sweet strawberry

    It might be worth trying it with nic added as I find that zero nic juice doesn't carry flavours as well.
     
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  4. bob salter

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    Im currently using:-

    10 capella VC ver 1
    10 capella sweet strawberry
    5 vanilla swirl
    5 dragonfruit

    I agree with the nic comment above, I mix some at 6% and some at 3% for the subtank and the lower nic is definitely muted flavour.

    Bob
     
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  6. StuPot

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    It makes more sense to be the opposite.. Less nicotine = tastier juice.

    It's mainly the pg carrying the flavour, the nic strength shouldn't make any difference unless it's crap tasting nicotine.

    You do get a lot less throat hit though and if you usually vape high nicotine juice then maybe you have being tasting the nicotine and like it.
     
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  7. walks

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    I usually vape at 3mg or 6mg, so I'll make a larger sample in the week and add the nicotine.

    I'll also look at getting some vanillin, see how that works. How much of that should I use as a starting point?
     
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    Just what i was going to say but you read my mind :)
     
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  9. Ment

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    I got some concentrates from UKF (not strawberry) and I've found them a little disappointing. They're a food flavourings company and are just marketing their stuff as ejuice, which may work for some flavours but not all. It's probably why Capella introduced an ejuice range.

    I found the same thing with Cupcake World - their custard is the best I've found but most of their fruit flavours are dull.

    Leave your mix to steep for a couple of weeks, this can make a huge difference, and take bob salter's suggestion and add a bit of Dragon Fruit.
     
  10. rughead121

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    Yep I know it makes no sense whatsoever but thats what I found. I use nic, my mate doesn't. My mixes were very muted without the nic.

    Start at 1% vannilin and see how you go. A little adds a lovely creamy vanilla taste, A lot tastes like an accident in a chemistry lab
     

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