Nearly Identical Monster Melons or Mega Melons Clone Recipe
In an attempt that I was making to create a better version of this flavor, I made a version that was pretty much spot on for the original. The little bit of honeydew adds in more of that bubblegum note that I get from the TFA melon flavors that made it more on par with what Cuttwood had done. If I were going to mix this flavor I would replace the sweetener with Erythritol now, about 4% of it to equal the same amount of sweetness…or combine EM at 0.5% and 3% Erythritol. To me the recipes using Marshmallow make it too creamy and too thick. I was very familiar with the TFA flavors so I knew immediately upon smelling the bottle of the OG that it was TFA flavors.
Steeping Times and Methods
The recipe continued to change and smooth out until about the 6 week point of steeping. While you can vape this immediately after mixing it, and it’s vape-able all the way through the steeping, the point at which all the flavors seemed well blended and was pretty much identical tasting to the OG bottle was at 6 weeks steep time. I also found mild heat applied for about 10 minutes opened container at 170F seemed to mellow out some of the harsher notes of the melons and papaya, I did this on my magnetic stirrer, however it would work with a hot water bath and vigorous shaking. When compared to a bottle that didn’t have applied heat and only stirred on the magnetic stirrer and then time steeped for 6 weeks, the unheated version was a little more pungent and had slightly more throat hit.
My thoughts on this flavor
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of the OG commercial juice of this flavor, and I’m not one who’d actually vape this recipe beyond testing it. I like the flavor profile idea, but I don’t like TFA’s melon flavors. They are too much like bubblegum and banana for me, and not enough melon. I will be posting one of my recipes that I feel is far better tasting for this flavor profile very soon. So if you are like me and not a fan of the original melon e-liquid, but would like the overall flavor profile with better melon notes, then stay tuned for the next version of Mama Melons v2