Solani Aged Burley Flake

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Simmerdown☕️

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10 min limit stopped me from addressing Solani....

I just smoked some fresh ABF a few days ago. I want to like this because according to almost everyone, everywhere... I should.

I don’t dislike it. It’s very mild. It just doesn’t click for me in flavor delivery. Try as I might, I just don’t taste much from it. I’ve folded and stuffed, rubbed it out, tried different pipes, tried Cobs. It’s very mild and pleasant but..

I had a smoke off. Two pipes. I finished the granger. The ABF was giving me relight issues and I left it to Smoke the following day.

But flavor-wise? Don’t hurt me.... Granger *AKRC was tastier.


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I’ve felt the same about many popular blends. Jar it and revisit it in 6 months. And, no one is gonna expect you to like anything more than Granger my brother. But, give em a chance...it’s a deliciously mild to medium strength blend that is delightful. ☕️
 

pantsBoots

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10 min limit stopped me from addressing Solani....

I just smoked some fresh ABF a few days ago. I want to like this because according to almost everyone, everywhere... I should.

I don’t dislike it. It’s very mild. It just doesn’t click for me in flavor delivery. Try as I might, I just don’t taste much from it. I’ve folded and stuffed, rubbed it out, tried different pipes, tried Cobs. It’s very mild and pleasant but..

I had a smoke off. Two pipes. I finished the granger. The ABF was giving me relight issues and I left it to Smoke the following day.

But flavor-wise? Don’t hurt me.... Granger *AKRC was tastier.


*Aged Kentucky Rough Cut
There seems to be a sweet spot for drying it out to my taste. Too dry and it loses some character, too wet and it loses some character.
 

saltedplug

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Nice review! I've been putting off trying this blend due to the price tag. I don't want to fall in love with something I can't afford to have alot around of. I can't see it doing anything a more affordable burley blend can do (HH burley Flake)
I know what you mean about curtailing costs by avoiding buying expensive tins. When I smoked I smoked about 2/3 bulk and a third tin. This practice was buoyed by my love for Dark Flake. Nonetheless over the course of my smoking career I probably spent $20K on pipes, tobacco, cigars, humidor, hygrometers, humidifying beads, Boveda packs, etc., etc. Especially pipes. I couldn't stay away from them.

So I was conservative about tins. like ABF, but not Escudo that I smoked throughout.
 

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