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Mystery blends?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Old Ted, Jun 11, 2011.

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  1. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

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    When at home - I keep filling pipes from jars or tins, and there is always a little bit too much left over on the work surface, after rubbing-out and filling. I just brush it over the edge into a pouch, and save it up for when I go 'walkabout'. Today (as usual on a Saturday) I've been wandering around Leeds shops and street markets - fifty miles from home, and dipping into that pouch a heck of a lot.....wow! sweetest smoking I've done for a long time!. Bits in that pouch from Best Brown, FVF, Condor, Night Train, various plugs and a good helping of Carter Hall LOL - no doubt a few other things too. If I could replicate todays mixture in the same amounts - I'd be one happy ole fart!:byg:.....do you make 'mystery blends'?
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  2. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    I usually dump my leavings back in the tin or jar they came out of.

    I did smoke some Blackwoods Flake last year, and didn't care for it. I ended up ordering some light Virginia and some Burley blending tobaccos and mixed them with the BWF. I like it pretty good, but wouldn't say I love it. It has a touch of Perique too, and I think I should have left that part out. I'm not that into spicy tobacco.
     
  3. OldSchool

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    I have a little 2 oz. plastic canister set aside for this. I throw in all the leftover bits of tobaccos I've sampled (especially ones I didn't care for straight) along with a few pinches of my standard ones. I pull from it once in a while and generally the results are pretty good. In a fit of whimsy, I've labeled the canister "MacArthur Park", because "I'll never have that recipe again." :D
     
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  4. Pecci

    Pecci Active Member

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    I have 3 big mason jars. One, I call an "Aromatic Mix", one an "Aro. Melting Pot", and the third, my "Box of Burley's". My Aro Mix has a mix of 5. My Aro Melting Pot, 7 and my Burleys, about 5.

    And yeah ... all 3 never to be duplicated.
     
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  5. Ol Brokedik

    Ol Brokedik Active Member

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    You know you're serious about this business when you keep all the "crumbs".

    OBD.
     
  6. Arkie

    Arkie Active Member

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    I've got a "left over" jar that I use to toss blends that are too harsh, too bland, etc. The result is that all the bad attributes of any one blend seem to be counter-acted by all the other blends. The bad news is that I can never replicate results.
     
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