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Welcome, peanut butter junkies! Have you recently converted to the church of DX Peanut Butter? Well then, I’ve got the recipe you need to use up your stock of OG peanut butter. The one you need to vape while you reassess your questionable life choices in clouds of chocolatey peanut butter goodness.

This recipe started as a simple peanut butter custard that turned out pretty baller on the first shot. Then I spent over a year and 12 more versions trying to beat #1. I’ve finally settled on version #9 to go into my rotation of 100ml batches.

The reason I like this recipe so much is because it has this subtle Reese like quality. The vape has a noticable chocolate taste and room note despite the utter lack of a chocolate flavoring. More on that later when we talk about Peanut Butter DX.

PB Custard Cups

Vendor Flavor Percent
TPA Peanut Butter 3.5%
CAP Vanilla Custard 1.5%
TPA Sweet Cream 1.5%
TPA Ethyl Maltol (EM) 1.5%
TPA Marshmallow 1%
FLV Peanut Butter 1%
TPA Butter 0.75%
TPA Acetyl Pyrazine (AP) 0.25%

Flavor total: 11%

Recommended steep: 20 to 30 days. Starts coming together around day 12.

Suggested accents: Tobaccos, Chocolate, Banana, maybe Coconut, Almond, Hazelnut, any kind of nut flavor really. (Except INW Hazelnut, that stuff is horrible and so green it tastes like hops)

All TPA version: Use TPA Vanilla Custard and sub FLV Peanut Butter for TPA Peanut Butter DX. I haven’t tried this exact combo but it should still taste great.

Lessons learned: Sometimes you have to add EM after a flavor reduction

Development Notes

I started out with the popular 5:1 ratio of TPA to FLV PB because it worked so well for me in other PB recipes, including the tasty Peanut Butter Ice Cream by /u/MrColdOne. Flavorah Peanut Butter is fantastic and also has a nice saline note going for it. CAP VCV1 was a no-brainer for the custard base, but I did try INW Custard in a few versions and deemed it a bad fit here.

Sweet Cream and Marshmallow were added because I was imagining a jar of whipped marshmallow frosting with the peanut butter and custard blended in. #1 is almost colorless after mixing with just a slight tint of yellow and is very kind to the wicks. I still come back and vape this on the regular despite all the work I’ve put in improving this recipe.

PB Custard #1 – A lucky first shot

Vendor Flavor Percent
TPA Peanut Butter 5
FLV Peanut Butter 1
CAP Vanilla Custard 2
TPA Sweet Cream 2
TPA Marshmallow 1

Immediately I wanted to jump straight from 10ml to 100ml batches but my hate of lopsided recipes was holding me back. Lopsided, as in 1 ingredient is used at a much higher percentage than everything else. Using my 10ml of TPA Peanut Butter at 5% meant that I would only get 2 100ml batches before having to reorder.

The second problem with this recipe was that I would sometimes get a waxy roof-mouth feel when chain vaping it in certain atomizers. I knew this was from overflavoring – more specifically from too much TPA Peanut Butter which does a good job replicating the smooth, oily consistency of real peanut butter.

The last problem was that this mix left me wanting more nutty peanut butter taste as I found it to be a little too emulsified and lacking in hard edges to make it stand out from the base flavors. So began my long journey of trying to perfect this recipe.

At first the solution was obvious to me: drop the amount of TPA PB to reduce the waxiness and the PB flavor should improve because it won’t be muting itself. Brilliant! Or so I thought – until I tried my first diet version of this recipe. It was empty, dry, gritty, and lacked the sweetness of the original.

Things didn’t really get back on track until #6. This is where I realized I had cut my EM content too much by scaling back on the PB. TPA PB contains between 5 and 10% EM. #9 was based on #6 but with tweaked EM and Marshmallow levels as well as the introduction of TPA Butter and Acetyl Pyrazine. This addressed 3 areas: more nuttyness, more sweetness, and less dryness. All the problems of #1 had been addressed but at the expense of the ingredient list growing from 5 to 8 – something I could live with.

Around this time I was reading all the DX Peanut Butter hype and had convinced myself that my recipe wouldn’t be perfected without it. So of course way too much DX Peanut Butter showed up in my mailbox and I got to work. I tried a 1:1 substitution of OG for DX as well as a few blends of both.

Overall it was really underwhelming in this recipe. It vaped drier and grittier and wasn’t as smooth and sweet. In hindsight that should be somewhat expected since DX Peanut Butter lacks the DAAP in the original. The final nail in coffin was that the recipe seemed to lose that subtle chocolate reese vibe when using DX Peanut Butter. I wanted to preserve this accidental characterstic of the recipe even though it wasn’t a design goal.

So there you have it peeps – PB Custard Cups. Feel free the mix them both and let me know which one you like better. Did I succeed in beating lucky #1?

Welcome, peanut butter junkies! Have you recently converted to the church of DX Peanut Butter? Well then, I’ve got the recipe you need to use up your stock of OG peanut butter. The one you need to vape while you reassess your questionable life choices in clouds of chocolatey peanut butter goodness.This recipe started as a simple peanut butter custard that turned out pretty baller on the first shot. Then I spent over a year and 12 more versions trying to beat #1. I’ve finally settled on version #9 to go into my rotation of 100ml batches.The reason I like this recipe so much is because it has this subtle Reese like quality. The vape has a noticable chocolate taste and room note despite the utter lack of a chocolate flavoring. More on that later when we talk about Peanut Butter DX.PB Custard Cups​VendorFlavorPercentTPAPeanut Butter3.5%CAPVanilla Custard1.5%TPASweet Cream1.5%TPAEthyl Maltol (EM)1.5%TPAMarshmallow1%FLVPeanut Butter1%TPAButter0.75%TPAAcetyl Pyrazine (AP)0.25%Flavor total: 11%Recommended steep: 20 to 30 days. Starts coming together around day 12.Suggested accents: Tobaccos, Chocolate, Banana, maybe Coconut, Almond, Hazelnut, any kind of nut flavor really. (Except INW Hazelnut, that stuff is horrible and so green it tastes like hops)All TPA version: Use TPA Vanilla Custard and sub FLV Peanut Butter for TPA Peanut Butter DX. I haven’t tried this exact combo but it should still taste great.Lessons learned: Sometimes you have to add EM after a flavor reduction​Development NotesI started out with the popular 5:1 ratio of TPA to FLV PB because it worked so well for me in other PB recipes, including the tasty Peanut Butter Ice Cream by /u/MrColdOne. Flavorah Peanut Butter is fantastic and also has a nice saline note going for it. CAP VCV1 was a no-brainer for the custard base, but I did try INW Custard in a few versions and deemed it a bad fit here.Sweet Cream and Marshmallow were added because I was imagining a jar of whipped marshmallow frosting with the peanut butter and custard blended in. #1 is almost colorless after mixing with just a slight tint of yellow and is very kind to the wicks. I still come back and vape this on the regular despite all the work I’ve put in improving this recipe.​PB Custard #1 – A lucky first shotVendorFlavorPercentTPAPeanut Butter5FLVPeanut Butter1CAPVanilla Custard2TPASweet Cream2TPAMarshmallow1​Immediately I wanted to jump straight from 10ml to 100ml batches but my hate of lopsided recipes was holding me back. Lopsided, as in 1 ingredient is used at a much higher percentage than everything else. Using my 10ml of TPA Peanut Butter at 5% meant that I would only get 2 100ml batches before having to reorder.The second problem with this recipe was that I would sometimes get a waxy roof-mouth feel when chain vaping it in certain atomizers. I knew this was from overflavoring – more specifically from too much TPA Peanut Butter which does a good job replicating the smooth, oily consistency of real peanut butter.The last problem was that this mix left me wanting more nutty peanut butter taste as I found it to be a little too emulsified and lacking in hard edges to make it stand out from the base flavors. So began my long journey of trying to perfect this recipe.At first the solution was obvious to me: drop the amount of TPA PB to reduce the waxiness and the PB flavor should improve because it won’t be muting itself. Brilliant! Or so I thought – until I tried my first diet version of this recipe. It was empty, dry, gritty, and lacked the sweetness of the original.Things didn’t really get back on track until #6. This is where I realized I had cut my EM content too much by scaling back on the PB. TPA PB contains between 5 and 10% EM. #9 was based on #6 but with tweaked EM and Marshmallow levels as well as the introduction of TPA Butter and Acetyl Pyrazine. This addressed 3 areas: more nuttyness, more sweetness, and less dryness. All the problems of #1 had been addressed but at the expense of the ingredient list growing from 5 to 8 – something I could live with.Around this time I was reading all the DX Peanut Butter hype and had convinced myself that my recipe wouldn’t be perfected without it. So of course way too much DX Peanut Butter showed up in my mailbox and I got to work. I tried a 1:1 substitution of OG for DX as well as a few blends of both.Overall it was really underwhelming in this recipe. It vaped drier and grittier and wasn’t as smooth and sweet. In hindsight that should be somewhat expected since DX Peanut Butter lacks the DAAP in the original. The final nail in coffin was that the recipe seemed to lose that subtle chocolate reese vibe when using DX Peanut Butter. I wanted to preserve this accidental characterstic of the recipe even though it wasn’t a design goal.So there you have it peeps – PB Custard Cups. Feel free the mix them both and let me know which one you like better. Did I succeed in beating lucky #1?​

Submitted November 06, 2018 at 02:45AM by bigtidder
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