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hmhaines

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Just jarred my first attempt at a home blend. Went real blunt, just imagined the flavors and had fun. The same way I make my homemade jerky. If it goes half as well as that, we'll have some bloody awesome tobacco in a few weeks. (Don't really brag about too much, but I make some awesome beef jerky. In case you were wondering.)
Anyway, I call it the 3-2-1 mix:

Three Parts McC Perique

Two Parts C&D Izmir Turkish

One Part C&D Cube Cut Burley
I'm not sure what to expect.
How long should I keep that jar closed up? I'm tempted to try it every Saturday to see how it progresses on a weekly basis.
Also tempted to weld up a cake pressing rig, but that's waaaay down on my list of things to do.
Anyway, fingers crossed.

 

hmhaines

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I smoke the stuff straight, so no issues there. I think the fruit and spice of the Perique will be calmed and complimented by the cedar-pine from the Izmir.
I only recently tried the Burley, but found it a fun little smoke that might add some mystery to this mix. Like Perique, it had some spice, so it won't dilute things too much.

 

pipesmokingtom

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Sa'll good. I don't know how much of anything else you're going to be able to taste over the Perique by the time it melds, though. I look forward to hearing back on it.

 

jefff

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Most folks seem to think it takes a few months for flavores to begin to meld. But I don't know for sure.

 

uberam3rica

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Sounds like it should turn out good. I made a mixture of several different blends once. It was varying amounts of different samples I had left from the box pass. Most were a bowl or two worth. I let it sit for two years before I got to it. It ended up being quite good.

 

perdurabo

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Uh oh! Rum/Per potential. Soak that perique in some rum and Enjoy!
Your blend sounds delicious.

 

hmhaines

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Not a big rum guy, sorry. Maybe a moonshine spritz wood be good.
Actually, I have the perfect moonshine to mix into some Perique! Has a figgy flavor.

 

hmhaines

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Not a big rum guy, sorry. Maybe a moonshine spritz wood be good.
Actually, I have the perfect moonshine to mix into some Perique! Has a figgy flavor.

 

jitterbugdude

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Start smoking it right away. Store some and try in a month. Most of this "melding" people talk about is really about the flavorings added to tobacco and not the tobacco itself.

 

newbroom

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I'm in agreement with 1coyote as to the order of your mix. My 'base' is typically burly, but after getting in 5lbs of various D&R tobaccos, I'll be using more VA bases experimentally. D&R has a lot of VA stuff.

Perique to me is like a seasoning, not a base.

The idea of allowing a mix of tobaccos to rest together for a few days always seems to pay dividends.

I smoke my mixes right away and they improve with time. I suppose I 'learn' them too, but I do think that there is something almost indefinable about what a few hours resting together does for a blend.

 
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