Thanks guys, I think I will give it a try sometime soon ; don't think it will hurt seeing as I rarely reach for it nowadays.
That would have to do with my tastes though, as I would definitely recommend Amphora Burley to anybody looking to venture into burley blends.
Will report back when I do.
I’ve done it with burleys and it turned out great.
I just came across this thread and can remember the first CRF w/ perique I did years ago - I think I still have some. I think the only burley that didn’t turn out great was the one I soaked in bourbon, for obvious reasons. If I can put my hands on it now, I bet it could be incredible. As history has now shown, and as my instinct was back then and is still now, stoving this stuff at home using this method is going to improve (wait for it…yep…I’m gonna do it…here it goes) any
blend you use. I’ve done/tried enough of them at this point that I’m confident saying it. By the time I was done messing around with it, I think I stoved some 20-30 blends at home and, with the exception of adding copious amounts of bourbon, they all turned out better than before they went into the jar & oven. YMMV.
I’ve got a 30 year old unopened tin of Frog that I think I’m gonna stove for science. I was thinking about giving it to whomever bought that mammoth pipe by Dragon Briars that I’m selling, but it’s seeing little action, so this seems like a more viable plan. Details to follow.