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Cool Hand Fluke-Revisited

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  • Started 4 months ago by zitotczito
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  1. zitotczito

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    I first tried this in 2014 and my first impression was so-so. The blend has 4 VA's, 40% Perique and the blend was somewhat smooth for the percentage of Perique and not very spicy.

    So I jarred it and now at over 4 years old I decided to try it again. I like it a lot better then when I first tried it. Much smoother and the blend has melded. The hay and grass notes are still there but more subdued and I seem to get a richer smoke then before. Time has helped this blend.

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    I agree that age helps tremendously.

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    A few years of age on perique completely changes its flavor profile for the better. As soon as i figured out which va/pers I liked, I started a rotation based on age.

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    Good report! I recently found a half pound that I jarred 3 or 4 years ago (it had been in storage since we moved). I expected to smell what one would think heaven smells like, but it smell more like dirty fishing socks. I was nearly heartbroken so I closed the lid and put it back on the shelf. A couple of weeks passed and I opened the jar again to smell and it was heavenly! Maybe I’ll smoke a bowl tomorrow!

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    I would love to buy this blend as i am big VaPer head, but 4noggins doesn't make it anymore.

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    A John "The Cobfather" Patton blend. I think the guy passed away. I'm unsure if he left his recipes to 4Noggins.

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    Va and Va/Per will improve with aging if anything will. Glad to hear this worked for you with this blend.

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    I smoked a lot of this blend in the effort to smoke budget tobacco, but I finally gave it up, and I really can't say why I lost interest. If I had to do it over, I'd smoke something of higher quality, perhaps a C&D VA/Perique as they are cheaper. The blender didn't like perique but still wanted to do a blend, and pronounced the outcome a "fluke."

    Posted 4 months ago #

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