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Fabulous Scraps

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by BradNTX, Jan 7, 2012.

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  1. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    I've used the leavings in the bottom of a tin, jar or bag to combine into a bowl's worth lots of times. Sometimes they are bad tasting, sometimes decent, and a couple of times were pretty good. I thought I would try something different, and start putting leaving of similar type together instead of a total hodge podge.

    This afternoon, I had a jar with some well aged SG FVF leavings in it. This stuff was exceptionally good, so I couldn't bring myself to dump it. I also had a jar with some well aged McClelland 5100 scraps, and while perusing the cabinet, picked those two at random.

    The FVF was not enough to even be a partial flake, but I still rubbed it out a little finer to somewhat match the 5100. I then dumped it in the 5100 jar and mixed it up. Together, they equaled a little over a bowl full.

    I loaded my Neerup, Virginia dedicated briar and went out on the back deck for a smoke, while my wife sucked on a cup of coffee. The weather is perfect at 68* and little to no breeze. After my first tamp, I was so surprised at the flavor that came through. The malty, molases flavor of the FVF mixed with the slightly sweet, traditional flavor of 5100 and produced a fabulous combination! Incredibly smooth, rich and flavorful. I thought I was in store for a decent smoke, and being frugal, but ended up with a great evening smoke.

    I've now got babyfood jars set up to dump Burley, Virginia, VaPer, Lat leaving individually. I'm really curious to see how the others work out.
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    TRAVIS Member

    Nov 26, 2010
    I do this pretty often but i don't wait for scraps i just throw a few together. I win some i lose some :) sounds like you won one.
  3. Lestrade

    Lestrade Active Member

    Nov 2, 2011
    Its great when that works out!
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