I just jarred up new tins of SG FVF and St James Flake, and decided to combine the shake from both and smoke that in my Big Ben Ranger. Well, once I get it to stay lit…
Thanks for the reply.Age will not benefit EGR or any aromatic in a tin long term, which is why I'm smoking through all my tins before I get back to the tubs. So far, no problems with the 2014 tins. I've seen a little change in the tubs over a few years time (you should sampled the 20 year old tub I had!!), but not much in the tins outside of the burley being a tad more prominent. Eventually, the toppings will weaken in the tins, which is not uncommon, so I decided not to take any chances. As EGR toppings are mild, I was concerned about losing any.
The Councilman was an interesting follow to the Peretti Cambridge Flake earlier today. Both are "Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia" blends, with the Lat way in the background. Similar concept? The Flake was spicier, and a richer smoke. More cocoa in the councilman? Similar, but definitely different!
You're welcome.Thanks for the reply.
I’m going to open up a fresh tin to smoke and jar half of it. If it’s one I really enjoy, I’ll replace them as I go, to always have a stock “on deck” In the cellar.