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    Hey fellow juicers, I am new to the board and am really happy to see many very experienced mixers actively helping noobies (like me)....

    I am new to DIY and have realised there is a lot more to making a juice than using one shots!

    Where I need help is, looking at the expanse of concentrates available through dozens of manufactures, well, to figure out what to get is daunting! I would like to stock up with some essential/versatile flavours in 30/100ml quantities and then experiment with the remainders in 10ml sizes in time .....

    My tastes are mostly fruity with ice and loads of sweetness on hot days, and bakery/puddings on colder days, so call it a mixed bunch.

    Here's the question, can the gurus advise on what flavours from which manufacturers should make up the starter mixing kit? Which are the most versatile?

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    That is a very difficult one. It all depends on what you like and what you want to mix. And even that can change overnight.

    To start off with I would suggest to look up recipe's on ATF and ELR. Get a couple of your favourites and order those concentrates. In a month or 2 try some more. Start small and move up. Before you know it you will have a drawer full of concentrates.

    I did that and stuck to a budget of R500 a month (my previous cigarette budget). After 6 months I basically just topped up. Last year I only bought concetrates 3 or 4 times.

    In my personal stash I always have extra CAP Vanilla Custard, TFA RY4 Double and FA Soho. But that really changes from person to person. For fruits it can also change. I use to have TFA Strawberry Ripe in big bottles but then I got really tired of strawberry as well as the taste of strawberry ripe.

    Good luck. It's really an exiting journey.
     
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    Starting out and having a liking to fruits,I don't see how you could go wrong starting with just fruit concentrates. And of course some menthol/mint. You can always add others later once you get the feel for it.
     
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    hi Mark, welcome

    I would check out the recipe threads here on the forum and see what you think you'd like. Then purchase concentrates accordingly.

    A "starting mix kit" doesn't really exist.

    regards
     
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    This is the page I would recommend. It's the top 100 flavours used in recipes on ATF. Those are all staples and you really can't go wrong getting any of the top 50. Although of course it depends on your preferences. If you don't like blueberry then you wouldn't buy any of the blueberries on the list, and so on.
     
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    That is a fantastic resource, thanks @Richj8 ....
     
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    I have this funny feeling I am going.to need something bigger than a shoebox to keep the supplies in
     
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    I already have a couple of shoeboxes. Going to put up some shelves now.


     
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    My shoebox changed very fast into a whole bookshelf...:facepalm:
     
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    The real trouble is only when you start thinking that something like this:
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    would be really handy storage solution. Pops up in my head more often than I like to admit.
     
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    A nice small countertop fridge would be awesome.
     
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    A very quick review over the flavours brought me to this - I might have missed a few, but this list is quite decent if you want to start:

    TFA - Banana Cream
    TFA - Bavarian Cream
    * Inawera - Biscuit
    FlavorArt - Black Currant
    Frandy - Black Currant
    FlavorWest- Blue Raspberry Cotton Candy
    Frandy - Blueberry
    TFA - Blueberry Extra
    TFA - Blueberry Wild
    TFA - Brown Sugar
    Capella - Bubblegum
    * Clyrolinx - Bubblegum
    TFA - Butter
    FlavorWest - Butterscotch
    * FlavorWest - Butterscotch Ripple
    Inawera - Cactus
    FlavorWest - Cake (Yellow)
    FlavorWest - Cake Batter Dip
    FlavorArt - Cantaloupe
    TFA - Caramel (Original)
    TFA - Champagne
    Capella - Cinnamon Danish Swirl
    Capella Silverline - Cinnamon Sugar
    Clyrolinx - Clyrocool
    Clyrolinx - ClyroEnhance
    * Clyrolinx - Clyrosweet
    * FlavorArt - Cookie flavor
    Inawera - Creme Brulee
    Inawera - Custard
    FlavorArt - Custard Premium
    * Cloud Burst - Double Mango
    FlavorArt - Forrest Mix
    * Capella - French Vanilla
    TFA - French Vanilla
    * FlavorArt - Fresh Cream
    * FlavorArt - Fuji Apple
    TFA - Graham Cracker
    TFA - Graham Crust Cheesecake
    DIY Flavor Shack - Holy Vanilla
    FlavorArt - Kiwi
    FlavorArt - Lemon Sicily
    FlavorWest - Lemonade
    * Frandy - Lychee
    Capella - Marshmallow
    * TFA - Marshmallow
    FlavorArt - Meringue flavor
    Capella - New York Cheesecake
    FlavorArt - Pear
    Capella - Pink Lemonade
    TFA - Raspberry (sweet)
    Inawera - Shisha Raspberry
    FlavorArt - Strawberry (red touch)
    TFA - Strawberry (ripe)
    * Inawera - Strawberry Shisha
    * Capella - Sugar Cookie V1
    * Capella - Super Sweet
    * TFA - Sweet Cream
    Jungle Flavors - Sweet Strawberry
    Wonder Flavours - Tahitan Vanilla Cream (WF)
    Capella - Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
    * TFA - Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
    FlavorArt - Vanilla Classic flavor
    * Capella - Vanilla Cupcake
    * Capella - Vanilla Custard V1
    Capella - Vanilla Custard V2
    * Inawera - Vanilla Shisha
    * TFA - Vanilla Swirl
    Capella - Vanilla Whipped Cream
    TFA - Vanillin
    TFA - Whipped Cream
    Capella Silverline - Whipped Marshmallow
    * WS-23

    How much of each depends on what you want to make. The ones I marked with a * I use more often than the others.
     
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    I built this for myself and guess what... I am out of space yet again. :facepalm:

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    Hi @Aperfectimperfection, have a look under DIY E LIQUID AND MIXING for DIY PRIMER by @RichJB (3rd from the top) Hope it will help.
     
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