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Mystery Grab Bag

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  • Started 6 years ago by piperl12
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  1. piperl12

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    So a couple months ago I mixed up a few different combinations and put them in ziplock bags. I had planned on labeling the bags but never got back to it. So this morning when I was looking for a blend to smoke with my morning tea I just grabbed a bag and filled up my pipe. The problem is it was a great smoke and I have no idea what I did or how i blended it. Oh well, I guess I will enjoy this one and chalk it up to experiance. Anyone else ever do this?

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    I do have a jar of scraps. It is normally a OK smoke

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    @dervis did you ever get one that you though damb wish i could duplicate this again?

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    I have what I call my Metalhead blends. I use Lane and Altadis tobaccos to make them. They make for a good anytime smoke.

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    I don't "mix" blends, but I have jarred a blend, got distracted, didn't label it and then forgot what was in it LOL.

    Except for how it looked, there was no way to tell exactly what was in the jar when I pulled it out later on. Fortunately, and so far anyway, each time this happened, the blend was something I enjoy and as often as not, once I started smoking a bowl of it, I could tell what it was .. sort of...

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    Always best to make a little label and stick it on the jar of the homemade blend, of course. Since you
    have a mystery on your hands, it might be fun to reverse engineer this blend, try to list the possible
    ingredients, and then attempt to remember the proportions. Depending on your memory, this might
    or might not give you an approximation. I'd do the experiment in very small quantities; mix it in a
    little bowl, about one pipe's worth, so you don't end up with a quantity you don't want to smoke. And
    of course, keep track of what you mix, so you can go back and make a bigger quantity. I think I've
    had better luck with tobaccos with no or little-known dressing. You don't want to mix up aromatics
    much; they already have mixtures going on. A nice basic blend that often works out is Virginia and
    Perique. Or Va., Burley, Perique and Latakia if you like it. For us amateurs, simplicity is good.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    I did that once, some combination of an Aro, Nightcap, SG FBF, and McClellands oriental #8. It was great and Ive yet to recreate it. Lesson Learned, now I keep immaculate records.

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    Posted 6 years ago #

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