Parfait Baccy Layering

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Auxsender

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Jul 17, 2022
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Dudes. I just did it for the first time. I used Sutliff Crumble Kake VA/Per on top and Seattle Pipe Club’s Galloping Gertie on the bottom. Both excellent tobaccos that are right up my alley. I like this a lot. I’ll do this again. Anyone else making layered bowls?
 
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Briar Tuck

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Nov 29, 2022
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I'll sometimes do this if I have a small amount of tobacco in my drying tray and have something else compatible to mix with it. I'll also sometimes top off a half finished bowl with a different blend. I've had pretty good results the few times I've tried it.
 
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Auxsender

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I'll sometimes do this if I have a small amount of tobacco in my drying tray and have something else compatible to mix with it. I'll also sometimes top off a half finished bowl with a different blend. I've had pretty good results the few times I've tried it.
That’s what I did. I thought I had more G. Gertie than I did so I added its distant Sutliff cousin, C. Kake VA/Per on top. So good. Man, I love pipe’n.
 
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Ahi Ka

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Feb 25, 2020
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My favourite by far was when I filled a bowl 2/3 with mick mcquaid plug and then the top 3rd with white knight. I regularly mix blends, but normally in a dish before loading rather than parfait.
 
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NomadOrb

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Feb 20, 2020
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The only times I layer is when I don't have enough of a particular tobacco to fill a bowl. Did it yesterday with Embarcadero and Velvet. I prefer both on their own more.
 
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rmbittner

Lifer
Dec 12, 2012
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Dudes. I just did it for the first time. I used Sutliff Crumble Kake VA/Per on top and Seattle Pipe Club’s Galloping Gertie on the bottom. Both excellent tobaccos that are right up my alley. I like this a lot. I’ll do this again. Anyone else making layered bowls?
Never. But I’m a stickler for smoking blends as the manufacturer intended. If I don’t like the blend they created, I don’t try to “fix” it; I move on.
 
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HawkeyeLinus

Lifer
Oct 16, 2020
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I have a few times with what I assume to be complementary blends --- I can't claim the experiences were magical but they were enjoyable. Whether I got something I hadn't gotten before or really stood out? Haven't been able to verbalize it beyond, "hmmm, this is pretty good", maybe I can't tell the difference anyway, lol. I tend to get out a tall-ish stack.
 

vosBghos

Lifer
May 7, 2022
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3,461
Idaho
Interesting. Do you use blending tobaccos or blends that simply feature these elements?
Bright would be either F&T golden mixture or G&H Kendal Gold, Red McCrannies, Dark G&H Kendal dark, or Black Twist. more flavor and Nic as you go.
 

mso489

Lifer
Feb 21, 2013
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I've had some luck mixing tobaccos, adding cigar leaf or Cavendish, or mixing burley and Virginia. I haven't played with the parfait layering. I feel like the ember would end up mixing the blends anyway, but I should do that adventure one time to find out.
 

Auxsender

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Jul 17, 2022
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Nashville
Never. But I’m a stickler for smoking blends as the manufacturer intended. If I don’t like the blend they created, I don’t try to “fix” it; I move on.
Dig that. I’m never interested in fixing a blend either because I don’t know enough about blending. I was just having a pipe adventure.
 

Architeuthis

Can't Leave
Jan 17, 2021
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I've layered a bright virginia with St. Bruno with great results. It diluted the St. Bruno in a bed of hay/grass flavors. Worth repeating...
 
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