I love BF#1 & 3, I just wish they came in bulk. I have a pound of their dark Burley, and will probably be getting a couple oz whole leaves of perique and DFK for my own blending purposes. If I can ever manage to make a super strong blend that comes out good, I'll share it with whoever is interested.I like C&D Big'n'Burley, Dark Burley, Bayou Night, Tuggle Hall, and Stratfordshsire, and I have heard Burley Flake #1 (tinned) is said to be sturdy and good.
I've tried every method of putting cigars in pipes, it never quite tastes very good. Haven't tried pressing coins and rubbing them out though, that's an idea. I have a bunch of cigars I rolled that are too tight to smoke, they would be the perfect candidate for this idea. And what's strang and boom juice?I like Hoosiers idea of chopping cigars. You could press these first so they resemble birds eye coins, and it might bring out some more sweetness.
Have you tried experimenting with how you smoke?
Maybe you need something like strang? Appreciate its hard to get stateside, so try making some boom juice for your blends by mixing WLT perique and dark fired 50:50
Russ Ouellette tells us that we get a large portion of the flavor of the cigar from the leaf touching our lips, and I'd have to agree. I like to put the butts in my pipe to finish off the last little bit, and there is definitely a difference in flavors when I do that. But, I do like cigar blends for pipes... I just don't ever expect them to be just like cigars though.I've tried every method of putting cigars in pipes, it never quite tastes very good.
Yep, hot a pound of Ryback and 2 of OJK, and I have a few oz dark birdseye. Looking for more, possibly stronger blendsD&R Ryback is a great high-nic DFK and burley blend. And it's cheap. G&H Dark Birdseye is another one. You're also doing well with C&D OJK (and why are so many tobacco manufacturers "X&Y"?)
Strang:And what's strang and boom juice?
Ive been using a knife, and I cut it really really thin and it still won't burn. I might need to dry it EVEN MORE, I left it out a full 12 hoursStrang:
I always thought it was a rope made 50:50 with perique and dfk, seems I’m mistaken.
By ‘boom juice’ i meant making a blending component you can add to blends to increase the nic.
With your rustica leaf, are you trying to run it through a shredder or using a knife?
I’m not familiar with rustica varieties, but with all my whole leaf and homegrown I dry out completely and then rehydrate each bowl prior to smoking by a quick gentle blow through the top of the chamberIve been using a knife, and I cut it really really thin and it still won't burn. I might need to dry it EVEN MORE, I left it out a full 12 hours