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Jetmech_63Jetmech_63 Posts: 3,454 ✭✭✭
Anyone mix blends and pack a pipe with it? I had a little maple street and taste master left so I combined the two and smoked it, Fantastic! Anyone have success or failure doing the same?

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  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trout stream (a butterscotch like aro) and Larry's Blend ( a med english) the latakia breaks up the sweetness and adds smokey depth. I would like to try some more parfaits too... one blend on top, another in the bottom. Havent really tried it yet.
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  • J.S.J.S. Posts: 754
    Sure, I will top off a blend that I am just finishing up. They can be good and there is nothing wrong with mixing. I don't do it too much but sometimes you are puffing and you say I wonder . . . nothing wrong in trying it out!
  • IsraIsra Posts: 8

    I've been experimenting a little and have stumbled upon a good mixture:

    2 thirds Ashton Artisan's Blend to 1 third Samuel Gawith fire Dance flake. some times 1:1

  • dr_frankenstein56dr_frankenstein56 Posts: 1,613 ✭✭✭
    I have found my sweet spot mixing the OGS and lane Q1....its like chocolate orange cake. delicious, packs the right punch and the OGS makes smoking the Q1 simple and re-light free.

    Aj
  • jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,932 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, when I got low on something I will mix it it with another blend. Usually if an aromatic loses its oomph I toss it into something similar. Usually happens because I don't smoke up what I have open fast enough. Some aromatics hold up just fine though. I have a tin of McClelland Maduro I am thinking of experimenting with.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 6,808 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mixed Sutliff Balkan II with C&D Pirate Kake, 50-50, very nice!
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  • sabujsabuj Posts: 6
    Jetmech_63:
    Anyone mix blends and pack a pipe with it? I had a little maple street and taste master left so I combined the two and smoked it, Fantastic! Anyone have success or failure doing the same?



    I agreed.
  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Almost two months ago I mixed up a batch of "Chocolate Manhood" a blend of two parts Lane BCA (Black Cavendish) and one part Sutliff Latakia to try out and stored it away in a Mylar bag to allow the flavors to marry.

    I tried it out last night in my meer, it had notes of smoky chocolate, but overall was pretty mild without much complexity.

    I went back to the drawing board this morning and mixed together 5 grams of Chocolate Manhood with 5 grams of 2008 Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake and about half a gram of Sutliff perique to add some spice to the mix. I took my electrician scissors and sort of cube cut and rubbed out the flake and mixed it up, but didn't let the flavors marry in this case, I was looking to smoke this today. I'm calling this mixture Full Virginia Manhood and smoking it now. It is more interesting, I like the addition of the Virginia and perique, but I think it needs more Virginia in the mix, but I may smoke another bowl before I try a new mixture.

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  • jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,932 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A good holiday recipe is half P&C Snowdrift and half Candycane Cocoa. Candy and Cocoa is delicious but it doesn't age at all. Buy it for the season but don't get too much because the flavor is gone in a month or two. Snowdrift seems to hold the triple chocolate flavors. Mix them equally and its a delicious chocolate peppermint Christmas wonderland in your mouth. You could sub out the candycane cocoa with Sutliff's Christmas Spice which is delicious without the minty flavor.

  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ernie from Watch City Cigar posted a blog entry on blending here: https://watchcitycigar.com/blog/tobacco-blending-part-6-basic-blending/

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  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 19

    It's been about a week since I blended up the three tobaccos and put them in Mylar and I decided to break them out and try them so I broke out three non-dedicated cobs and loaded up:

    -Sutliff 515-RC1 (Tangy Matured Red Virginia)
    -Sutliff 507-S (Stoved Virginia)
    -Arango Balkan Supreme

    The blends are (from bottom to top, foreground to background in the photos)
    1. Sutliff 1022 (equal parts 515-RC1 and 507-S)
    2. 1022 ABS (1 part 1022 + 2 parts by weight Arango Balkan Supreme)
    3. 1022 ABS CF (#2 pressed for a day into a crumble flake)

    Tasting notes:

    Blend 1 1022: nice straight VA blend with some pleasant sourness. I prefer this to blend 2, but preliminary results are that it's about even with the pressed 1022 ABS Blend 3.

    Blend 2 1022 + 2xABS: I noticed when I smoke this that the smoke coats the tongue making it hard to compare these Balkan Supreme blends to the straight VA blend. The pleasant sour note from the 515-RC1 Tangy Matured VA seems to get lost in the blend or is barely there. This is my least favorite, but I've also been noticing that my taste for Latakia is waning lately which may play a part.

    Blend 3 1022 + 2xABS CF: Stronger flavors due probably to both pressing this into a crumble flake for a day as well as the tobacco being a bit drier. Very interesting retrohale with spicy and sour notes. Have to take care on the retrohale not to overstimulate my nose. Blend equal to the straight VAs.

    I might consider lowering the Balkan Supreme to one part so that it would be equal parts for all components to see how that tastes but I know someone else playing with this blend on another forum that's looking at increasing the ABS to 4x from 2x.

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