Recipe Blueprinting

Morning gang! I wanted to say thank you to everyone that has joined our FaceBook group, Discord, and visited our website in the last few weeks and to the people that have been apart of my mixing journey over the last few years.

There is something special about the DIY community that doesn't really exist in other fields of endeavor. There is a comradery and the desire to help others that's rare in this world. I love to see new people come along and watch them bloom as a mixer, developing wonderful new and exciting recipes. There is a friendly competiveness that spurs mixers to push themselves to discover new ways of combining flavors to create rich, vivid profiles while helping others to do the same. And after all, that's what this is all about, creating wonderful profiles at a fraction of the cost, hopefully, finding that All Day Vape that keeps us healthier and off of cigs. It truly is a wonderful thing to witness.

I want to try to do my part as well. I'm posting a Recipe Blueprinting outline that I hope will help new mixers break down the recipe development process into a manageable format. This is what I used as a beginning mixer to try to wrap my head around the process and understand the different layers in vivid, flavorful recipes. I found it very helpful as an exercise in recipe development and once I had used it many times, it became intuitive. So now it's second nature to go through this process as I develop my recipes and I hope it will be the same for you.

 

 

I also wanted to thank everyone for the warm response I've received from my Boss Reserve clone recipe. I am truly thankful for everyone mixing, reviewing, and commenting on the recipe. The recipe has received over 20,000 views and that just blows me away! Thanks to all of you, I was able to market it as a one shot in the UK and EU. A big shout out to Richard Harkness from NomNomz.co.uk for making this happen! Being able to offer this recipe as a one shot to the greater vaping community has been a wonderful experience. Now vapers from around the world that don't necessarily want to go down the rabbit hole of recipe development, can now enjoy a great profile created by Cuttwood, but at a fraction of the cost! Thank you again everyone for making this possible. 🙂

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Keep Mixing, keep helping others, and I love you all!

folkart

 

Recipe Blueprinting

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Profile:  Describe what your desired end result will be. Don't think about what flavorings you're going to use yet.
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Top Layer:  This should be the first note that you taste in the recipe. So in a Strawberries and cream the Strawberries is the top note. In a apple pie it could be the apple. Describe what type of apple or strawberry. Is it a candy or authentic fruit? Is it a sweet or tart fruit? Anything that best describes the top note. Use this description to select your flavorings based on your SFTing.
Top Layer Flavorings:
Flavor and %:
Flavor and %:
Make 2 to 3 different flavor combinations.
After selecting flavorings, mix the layer and TEST it! Pick the one that best describes your layer description.
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Body Layer: This is the layer I normally start with. If you start with the Body or Base layer first, you can then build around it. Describe the underlying tone of the recipe. Is it a cream? What type of cream? Is it a light cream? A heavy cream? Does it have any accents like a caramel note or vanilla? Maybe it's a darker base like a buttery brown sugar. Describe the texture, flavor and sweetness. With pies and bakeries, this layer could have 2 layers in it like a cinnamon danish. You have the pastry and the cinnamon as the body. Use this description to select your flavorings based on your SFTing.
Body Layer Flavorings:
Flavor and %:
Flavor and %:
Flavor and %:
Make 2 to 3 different flavor combinations.
After selecting flavorings, mix the layer and TEST it! Pick the one that best describes your layer description.
After you have mixed and tested your top layer and body layer, combine them and test. At this point, if the layers do not play well together, you may need to start over with flavor selection in your layers.
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Accent Layer:  If you wish to add a little something extra to your recipe like nuts, a touch of marshmallow, cinnamon, describe what side note you're wanting to add. Use this description to select your flavorings based on your SFTing.
Accent Layer Flavorings:
Flavor and %:
Once you have tested the combined top and body layer, add your accent layer and test. If it doesn't pair well, select a different flavoring based on your SFTing.

folkart

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