Best DIY Recipes 2018

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    With the year rapidly drawing to a close, I thought it apt to post our favourite recipes published in 2018. Some of these have stayed on from my mid-year list and some sadly fell off...

    The influx of a magnitude of new and exciting flavours and flavour houses in 2018 was truly remarkable and probably one of the best years for local DIY'ers ever! Our world class vendors made it possible for us to finally mix some iconic recipes, create our own masterpieces and hone our mixing skills. We are now truly part of (and in some respects ahead of) the rest of the world and we can mix just about any recipe out there.

    This was also the year of one shots and nic salts but DIY stayed strong and continued to grow and improve.

    I have restrained myself to 5 recipes only:

    Yummy Classic
    This is absolutely spectacular and a must for custard fans! It's an adaptation of Tootall's OG 3-2-1- Creme brulee with the addition of one of the best new flavours of the year = INW Coconut Cookies. I realise that most will not be able to make it as it calls for a smidgen of the discontinued INW Waffle. I have made it without the waffle and it is still good. By warned = make at least 100ml of this at a time as it just vanishes!!!

    Buttermilk Pie
    Another bakery stunner which improves drastically with a good steep. 2 weeks minimum steep here but the wait is worth it... It is a rich and rewarding buttermilk pie and has been in my rotation since it was published in May.

    007 Cola
    A true masterpiece bar none... This represents the pinnacle in DIY and a top contender for recipe of the year. This perfectly creates a cola profile without using cola. It tastes like a Wilson's Toffee to the tee and is absolutely spectacular.

    Kawayan
    A brilliant and complex fruit SNV using 3 star ingredients. RuntDastardly describes this perfectly:
    "Inhale is juicy, full and sweet, exhale is like spinning a color wheel until it all blurs into some pleasing, blue-green, undiscovered hue"

    Looped (Looper Clone/Remix)
    Published back in January, this set the pace for 2018 and still the only cereal vape I will touch. A brilliant lesson on how to extract maximum flavour to create a full & complex experience.
     
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    Just to clarify = Please post YOUR top recipes of 2018 here.
     
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    Sorry bud, I just added the "following" comment because I've been out of DIY for a while and need some new ideas.
     
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    Now i have a new list of concentrates to buy....lol
     
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    I agree on the Buttermilk Pie, it's a fantastic recipe. Besides that, I haven't mixed much from 2018 due to the emphasis on Flv and VT flavours this year. I thought dazcole's Elevenses and Burgundy's St Louie might be from this year but they're both 2017 recipes.
     
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    It was tuff to find the good ones that I mixed this year that were also released this year but here are a few my palette gives the thumbs up.

    I'm a tobacco-head and vape MTL most of the day, but do enjoy my dripper in the evening and this is where a good bakery, custard or something strange come into play for me.

    007 Cola - I agree with @Rude Rudi here, he's said everything I would have. This was so clever that it deserves a second mention on the same page.

    Bury Me In Smoke - A well balanced, sweet and smokey tobacco. if you enjoy a tobacco forward vape, you'll probably love this. (Mild Black (TPA) is also known and Cigarillo (TPA) and is available from at least one local vendor)

    ButterMilk Pie By OPMH Project - I love a bit of cinnamon and this has it. I did mix the one that Rudi has in his list but this one had a slight edge for me.

    Maple Art - A strong and sweet Maple Tobacco. This is a Fear (DIY Tobacco Boss) recipe and it's not as good as Cardinal but it is pretty tasty all the same. IMHO this needs to steep for 2 to 3 months. It has an annoying nuance if vaped too early for me. Adding a bit of TPA Butter doesn't hurt either.

    Simon's Almond Cookie Deluxe - Great almond cookie recipe. Brought to my attention by a DIY OR DIE Youtube video. Needs 3 weeks steep for me.
     
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    It's good, but alas, it is from 2016...
     
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    Yeah I realised that after posting it. Haven't tried anything from this year.
     
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    Department of Defense? :D :D :D
     
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    drop off dead?
     
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    Yes, it counts for sure! It is a published recipe so no problem!
     
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    I will add - just need to look through the recipe book of what I've been having a lot of. So far though:

    Prickly Victory - As simple as it is, the Guava and Cactus play so well with each other. The Cactus brings out the best of the Guava and you do get that "prickly pear/ cactus texture" which is similar to Guava texture - biting into one. So I love the taste, the texture and how the two flavours bring out the best in each other. Refreshing ADV. I do add 1 drop per 10mls of Menthol though.
     
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    i actually mixed it last night. leaving it till monday to try. i don’t believe in SnV.
     
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    This one you can have a go at over the weekend. The Cactus does smooth out after a couple of weeks. But 2 days is enough steeping for this mix.
     
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    hi, don't think this is a 2018 recipe, been mixing this since last year, just saying
     
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    delivered on doorstep...
     
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    Dont over drip ??
     
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    Me too. I give it 3 days minimum. Usually a week.
     
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