Latakia bitter burnout?

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ltstone

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It seems if I smoke alot of Lat bombs like Lancer Slices or Billy Bud I lose the smokey flavor and get a bitter taste. Anyone else experience this?

 

deathmetal

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Sort of like sound... too much loud and everything peaks. This is why I opine that Latakia is better in a condimental role, maybe under 5% of a blend.

 

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deathmetal

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Cosmic is always worth listening to. My guess is that he is correct in this case, -or- he ate at Taco Bell too much.

 

jabo

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Love my lat.although I do try to mix in other blends. Haven't ever noticed any strange tastes but will keep that in mind.

 

ltstone

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Yeah , I used to smoke mostly aro's but now I enjoy alot of heavy lat mixtures. Its ok though forces me to mix things up I guess :)

 

davet

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I've been smoking mostly VA's & Vipers for months and just cracked a tin of Old San Francisco. Wow,LATAKIA ! The first bowl was almost overpowering. After a couple of days/bowls the taste seems to be mellowing.

 

fitzy

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I definitely build up a tolerance to it and it loses some of it's strength so I take a break once in a while and when I come back to lat it's stronger.

 

judcole

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I smoke a fair amount of lat blends, but I don't smoke anything back to back - I much prefer giving my palate time to recover.

Have you tried sipping on a glass of water while you smoke?

 

hakchuma

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I alternate a month of aromatics, a month of Latakia, a month of straight vaginia and/or vapor. I literally must else everything starts to loose its luster.

 

ltstone

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Thanks guys that makes me feel better, I'll just lay off the heavy lats for a bit. Got some Black Irish x drying out as we speak :)

 

cosmicfolklore

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No one ever mentions Biotene any more. I know that this mouthwash has changed its formula a bit, but it still the best way, for me, to cleanse my palate. It's worth a try. I rinse with this just before I brush teeth 2-3 times a day. And, sometimes when I get a bit of a rough tongue or taste overload, I will rinse with this and fir up another pipe. YMMV

 

macaroon

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One of the benefits of smoking infrequently (only a few times a week, in my case) is that there really isn't any chance for your taste buds to become worn out. I love camp fires and wood smoke, and that translates directly to my love of latakia. My favorite blend of the few that I have tried so far is Star of the East, which claims to have 50% latakia content. Delicious!

 

ltstone

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Mmmm Star of the East, another great lat bomb where the virginias shine through.

 

shutterbugg

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I find Latakia gets bitter if smoked too fast/hot. I also find I burnout on any blend if I smoke it exclusively, like to change it up.

 

mso489

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I think rotating between tobacco blend genres improves the taste of everything. Two bowls in a row of anything probably won't give optimal taste, for me.

 
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