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The Magic of Perique

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  • Started 2 years ago by newbroom
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  1. newbroom

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    I just brought in my first ever blending perique. I got the McClelland's.
    I've got some other blending tobaccos I've been experimenting with and wasn't sure how the addition of perique would go.
    I EXPECTED spicy, robust, tangy, and a necessity to properly proportion the burleys, VA, Izmiir, and Latakia I already had.
    Well...my first few additions to a couple of my experiments tells me that this perique adds sweetness, smoothness, and helps all the others to reach their potential.
    I've not added much, and still taste the difference and it is good, so good that it might be called magical.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Don't be afraid to try some by itself. It really is surprising. The taste can be quite delicious by itself, but very acrid. If you like acrid, which I do, you might like it. It's definitely not something to work into the rotation, but it's nice to dispel some of the myths surrounding straight perique.

    I like to spice up some of my blends with it also. I go through phases where I become a bit of a perique freaque.

    Michael
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Soaked in Rum, it is truly great... but you may see worlds beyond (although not as far as with Royal Yacht, the "tobacco of the seer.")

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

    The Metal Mixtures
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    Ha ha, I just found a youtuber talking about blending tobacco. I pick it up right when he gets to the
    perique....he says exactly what I said, almost.
    almost

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I suspect it would "work" better if what you blended it with were allowed to age for a couple months to allow the flavors-exchange to happen. Like lasagna always tastes better warmed up from the flavors having time to "marry."

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    Marriage of tobacco flavors can be accelerated by placing the tobacco, sealed in a mason jar, in a dark warm place (not the rectum; it adds a Mixture 79-like flavor).

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    Rap Metal, leave to the man to chose his own dark warm moist place.

    Nate @ Moody AL
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    ...moist...

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    ... moist...

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    ... moist...

    "The weez..."
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    ...sweaty...

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    ...Nasty...

    It's not my position nor want to help another man. It's his responsibility to help himself, as where he can learn to dig down deep enough to save himself. -I. Kidd
    Posted 2 years ago #

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