This is my attempt of making a guide for picking your flavors when you start your DIY journey. This is merely a guide, you don't have to get every flavor listed, just meant to give a general idea of where to start. These are flavors I have found to be easy to work with and versatile, but it's just what I have personally found, hopefully other mixers who know more will chime in. Alright, let's jump into this, yeah? Disclaimer: It does not take a genius to mix e juice, no matter what anyone says. If you can do basic figuring, you can make e-juice. This thread was an idea from @Squonk full credit to him. This is not a full discussion of each flavor listed, it is just a simple list. Fruits: FA Raspberry - This one tastes the closest to the real fruit IMO, while some like the INW version better, I find the INW version tastes closer to candy and don't always blend well with other fruits, so that's why the FA is here. If the FA version gives you problems with coughing and whatnot, go with INW. The Peach Bros. (FA Peach and FA White Peach) - These two used together at a 2 peach to 1 white peach ratio will make the closest thing to eating the actual fruit. While some like FW Peach are more of a standalone, these play with others nicely. FA Peach is the sweetness of a the meat of the fruit, white peach is the slightly bitter outside layer, they work together to give you that feeling like your biting into a fresh peach. The Blueberry Boys (TFA Wild Blueberry and FW Blueberry) - Blueberry is a difficult flavor to work with, anyone who works with these evil little blue things will tell ya the same. The TFA version is more of a natural blueberry while the FW version is more artificial, but still doesn't reach candy levels. I personally found FW is more of a standalone than other blueberries, but that is mainly because I feel it is too weak to truly work without something giving it a little more oomph. The TFA one is stronger, but not overbearing, and is slightly more sour (not enough to notice a real difference though.) Use them together at around 4% FW and 2% TFA as a start place, and you should get a decent blueberry base or standalone. Bananas - I can't really suggest one, because the one people have said is the best I haven't tried yet. I like FA banana, though many say it's like licking monkey butthole and not exactly nice to work with, thus I won't suggest one, sorry. The Strawberry Triplets (FA Juicy Strawberry INW Shisha Strawberry FA Strawberry) - These are the best pure strawberry flavors, no discussion. Juicy strawberry is slightly better than shisha, with it being damn near identical to eating a strawberry, it don't play with flavors as nicely as the others, but it don't want to fight others in the mix. Shisha strawberry is more versatile than juicy, so if you're wanting creams or whatever, than this is the one for you, it also is great as a standalone. Finally the poor malnourished younger sibling FA Strawberry, I find this little guy to be a tasty flavor, but not exactly a standalone, he constantly needs help from others to reach his full potential, but that's okay, he is still a staple in many people's flavor stashes. The Mango Mistakes (FA Mango and TFA Mango) - The TFA version is often overshadowed by FA, but I find it is better, slightly sweeter, and generally more usable with other fruits. FA mango is a bit more tart IMO, but that is no reason to avoid this guy, he loves to play with creams and vanillas more than his cousin and provides a fantastic stage for recipes. FA Fuji Apple - One of the best apples around, while INW Two Apples is indeed a better flavor, I don't find it as adaptive as fuji. Great in desserts, standalone, with other fruits, whatever your need, Fuji will get the job done. Rather strong, use at low %'s. Creams Vanillas & Custards: The Vanilla Custard Twins (Cap Vanilla Custard V1 & V2) - Without a doubt the best custard around. One of the two custards I can vape (personal tastes and issues) wonderful, tasty, and irreplaceable in a mixer's stash. While not as eggy as some other custards, there is still some there, it is however a vanilla custard, meaning that it is not a lemon style. V1 contains diketones, so if you are worried about those use V2. I find V2 not as good, but more versatile than V1 IMO. FA Custard - The only other custard I can vape. More eggy than the vanilla custards, this is a true Italian-style lemon custard. Makes a great base for puddings and desserts, but not really a team player, so use him sparingly. FA Fresh Cream - Among the best creams around, whether it's just to add a creamy note or perk up a recipe, this fella will probably be your go to. Works great with fruits and other creams without wanting to take over. HS Cream - The closest damn thing to milk currently available that doesn't want to take over. Works great with cereals or whatever to give that elusive milky mouth feel. FA Vienna Cream - A great flavor in general, though not as universal as FA Fresh, it still has it's place. I find it shines when you use it with vanillas and other creams. Requires a good airing out before use though. Cap Vanilla Bean Ice Cream - Do you like vanilla ice cream? Then this is for you. While I personally like the TFA version better, many find it to be pure pepper, so use Cap instead. A true ice cream flavor, can be used with damn near anything that you want a cream and vanilla in, works great with fruits or by itself, this flavor can do a whole lot. The Vanilla Trio (FA Vanilla Tahity, Vanilla Classic, & Vanilla Bourbon) - Indispensable in at least my recipes. Many prefer Classic the best, but I like tahity better. Classic is more artificial than tahity, but if you want like a vanilla cake juice or something, then you will want to use this one. Tahity is more geared towards fruits and creams than the others, but can be used in whatever, it is more of a "natural" vanilla than the others. Bourbon shines the brightest when it is with something like a cola, or other drink-based flavor. TFA Vanilla Swirl - A fluffy vanilla, used mainly with creams and other vanillas to give a good little a slightly fuller mouth feel of vanilla, not as much of a shining star though. TFA Bavarian Cream - A light yet somewhat "thick" cream. Used mainly to give a pleasant smoothness to desserts mainly, but also benefits with vanillas and other creams and custards. While it is fantastic in those regards, it is usually better to use another cream if fruit is the main focal point, but there are exceptions. Use in low to medium strengths, likes to overwhelm if used at high levels in complex recipes. Thoughts by me, added by @Mykreign Drinks: FA Cola - The best cola around, realistic and tasty. Can be used with many other flavors to give you that unique flavor that cola brings, standalone, or whatever you think it would go good in. LB Root Beer - The only root beer that's worth fuckin' with. This is the only one I have found that works good by itself and doesn't want to take over the entire recipe if used in more than a tiny amount. FA Mad Fruit - Red Bull in vape form, simple as that. While fine by itself, it'll pick up the slack in any fruity or citrus based juice you may have. Use in small %'s likes to take over at higher ones. TFA Citrus Punch - Mtn Dew, nothing else to say. FA Green Tea - Works great with damn near anything fruity, floral, or whatever. The only green tea, that tastes like green tea with nothing else. Enhancers: FA Jasmine - In my mind, the perfect floral note in any mix, a little pricey, but worth it if you want a good floral. Will work with citrus & fruits, teas, creams, and a lot of things you wouldn't figure. FA Marshmallow - More of a sweetener than anything. At low amounts it will sweeten most mixes without taking away from the real star. FA Meringue - Kinda fluffs and sweetens the mix. Really only works in creams and vanillas though, kinda situational. Cap Super Sweet - What the name says. Mainly duplicates commercial e-juice, will do nice if you are coming from over sweet "premium" juices. More of a gunker than the rest of the sweeteners. Don't go above 2% or else it will mute your mix. INW Cactus - I am only including this one because of what it can do to other flavors, it isn't a friendly flavor to get to know, it is that asshole you hung out with in high school and asked yourself why you two were friends. Smells a little strange, but don't let that deter you, this is a fantastic addition to citrus notes, will perk up any fruit it's with. Use in very low amounts, will enact a coup if you let it. If you don't want to fool with something this hostile, just avoid it. FA Magic Mask - Reduces the acidic mouth feel of citrus flavors without changing the flavor. I have also noticed it will hide the smell of certain mixes in the bottle and on the exhale. Use in small amounts or it mutes your flavors. FA Spearmint - The most violent of mint flavors. Sweeter than some mints, but a cool refreshing mint. Koolada & FA Polar Blast - Adds a cooling effect without mint. Koolada gets a bitter taste after a bit for some reason. Use low doses. So whatcha think? I do good? I left out tobaccos and certain other categories because I either don't use them or haven't used enough to fully test, if you have, please say something and I will add it. Let me know how I did. Go here for abbreviations http://vapingunderground.com/threads/rps-master-list-of-diy-flavor-supplier-abbreviations.38743/ See post#20 below for more flavors.