Fire cured reconmendations

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  1. Jeebs

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    I would like to try some good fire cured tobaccos....any sugestions ?
     
  2. nesta

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    Kendal Dark.

    Irish Flake, in a pinch. If you want to put on airs.
     
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    I have had the kendal and I buy the Dark Plug by the # I'll have to try the Irish flake. Air's ?
     
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    While I love Kendal Dark, I've never tried Kendal Kentucky. It has some avid fans. It is 100% dark fired Kentucky leaf, if I'm not mistaken (I may well be)
     
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    You know, acting all stuck up like, smoking more refined tobaccos! The Kendal Dark, while a favorite of mine, has teeth. It's wild, unruly, super old fashioned in it's fine cut and lack of additives. It can bite if you push it just a little.

    Irish Flake is just as strong, but smoother in taste. Refined. Dignified. You know, snobby :D
     
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    I was gonna say dark flake...but that is just lazy man dark plug.

    Dark Birdseye is pretty good as well...
     
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    Dark Birdseye doesn't use any fire cured, does it?
     
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    Does anyone make a good fire cured besides GH ?
     
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    I think that I read that. Kendal Kentucky is fire cured.I think more often than not Kentucky leaf is fire cured, but I don't know why.where's dmkerr when ya need him.



    Paul
     
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    Pretty sure Old Joe Krantz has a little fire cured to it, but I wouldn't swear by it. Irish Flake does for sure, and that's Peterson and a very fine smoke. Mac Baren recently released a new blen: HH Old Dark Fired (flake)

    Pretty sure Condor has some, but that's hard or expensive to get in the USA
     
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    Apparently not...I just looked it up.

    Until I looked it up I would have sworn that it did.

    My bad.

    I think you should try it if you haven't especially since you like GH tobaccos. It's good stuff.
     
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    It is good. And, in my opinion, a more well executed blend than Kendal Dark. But I love my Kendal Dark something fierce, and for some reason always buy it instead of the Dark Birdseye. I like the smokey quality which is so different from the smoke quality of latakia. What can I say, I need to try more tobaccos with the stuff in it.

    Even one of my favorite cigars (actually a cheap machine made stogie!) features Kentucky leaf, and the cigars are cured with hickory smoke. Gives it a really nice, unique taste!
     
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    I have some Kendal Kentucky that I jarred in 2009. Talk about smokey flavor. It almost has a chipotle taste to it. Truly a terrific smoke. But watch out for the nic! It is potent.

    Paul
     
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    Anyone tried the MacBaren HH dark fired yet?
     
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    Jeebs.. I'm a bit lost.. Seems as if you got answers before you finished the question...
    Do you want to try smoking some flue-cured tobacco, or
    Do you want to MAKE some flue-cured.. ? I cannot help with the former, but can help with the latter............. ted
     
  16. Jeebs

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    I was interested in trying some differant fire cured tobaccos
     
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    Dark Birdseye is fire-cured African Va.
     
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    OJK contains no fire cured tobacco as far as I'm aware. More that do: GLP Jackknife Plug, GLP Triple Play, SG Bracken Flake, 1792, Brown Rope #4.
     
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    I wouldn't be at all surprised if some of the burleys in OJK are fire cured, the flavor profile is such that it seems plausible. However I have never seen it specifically listed as an ingredient in the blend. Jack Knife is a great blend - I've got a tin of plug on hand, but I've been smoking from a tin of Ready Rubbed for a while. Great stuff! And 1792 is, obviously, a fantastic smoke. I can only assume the Bracken Flake is good, too, but I've never tried it.

    You might also try your hand at finding some chewing tobacco which is suitable for smoking. Most are too goopy and sweet to smoke easily, but some make fine smokes if you shred them well. Many contain dark fired Kentucky. I had an acquaintance once open up a tin of my Irish flake and exclaim "man, that smells disgusting. It smells like chaw."

    Well, it doesn't smell disgusting to me....but there's a reason it smells like "chaw" :ohyh:
     
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