About half way through this bowl of year 2013 Stonehaven in a straight black sandblasted 1957 Barling Exel 249 Fossil T.V.F. black billiard with a silver banded military mount and a black ebonite tapered stem. Watching Central Park starring Joan Blondell.
A third of the way through this bowl of year 2016 Sutliff 507-C Slices in a black sandblast PSB medium bend 2021 Peterson POTY 4AB No. 228/500 military mount with a silver cap and a vulcanite black tapered AB stem. Just taking it easy.
Half way through this bowl of Watch City Elf Dandruff Christmas 2021 in a 2003 medium bent Ural meer with a lined and etched egg shaped bowl with a brown pearl acrylic saddle stem. Working on a review of this blend.
some old Dublin in my Viprati and feeling glad that I work from home.
Finally I managed to smoke my Viprati correctly in the last few weeks. It was a real pain to hear that gurgling sound every time and not being able to pass a cleaner while I smoked due to its shape. I must have done something in the way I smoke, because it smokes great now. I’m no longer afraid of it, we understand each other finally.
Not far from finishing this bowl of Angler's Dream in a 2018 natural smooth medium bend Peterson 03 apple silver spigot military mount with a tapered black acrylic fish tail stem. I'll end the day with this smoke.
1. 50% MacBaren Old Dark Fired with 25% Sutliff Red Virginia and 25% Newminster Virginia Flake, smoked in a James Barber B127 Ruby Billiard.
The Old Dark Fired seems too one note here, I think it needs more tangy Reds and less of the plain VA slices.
2. SG Skiff in a second James Barber Ruby Billiard.
Same as last time, still quite moist, full flavor smokey and savory from start to finish.
3. "Blueberry Cheesecake" home blend in a Missouri Meerschaum Freehand.
Equal parts Sutliff Vanilla Custard, Stokkebye English Oriental Supreme, and Sutliff Mature Red Virginia, then 17% Perique mixed in, and topped generously with Royal Jamaican Blackstrap Molasses Rum, and finally extracts of Almond, Anise, Orange, and Vanilla.
This blend holds its flavor quite well, full flavored through the first half and while losing fullness it is still quite fruity in the second half. This is one of my favorite blends and I was really lucky getting it right in the first batch.