- Feb 21, 2013
I think the first Va/Per dark-fired blend I tried was Russ O.'s Fire Storm. Today I'm trying a second bowl of a sample from the Chicago pipe show of C&D Bluegrass that is a nicely balanced version of the genre. I went right through the tin of Fire Storm, so it never made it to a jar. Fire Storm is a lively and full strength blend. Between the two, I don't know which I'd order ... maybe both. I still have on hand some of the classic Va/Per blends, so I will eventually go back and compare. I think the dark-fired adds something that a burley smoker like myself particularly appreciates. I'd recommend either of these, and I'd happily try other blends in this genre.