I recently received a pouch of Five Brothers, and though not a bad smoke, it just doesn't do much for me on its own. Does anyone have any suggestions of what to blend this with to perk it up a bit?
I'm in the same boat as you Calvin. I got the free sample from Lane, and while it tasted decent, it wasn't killer and it burns up faster than anything I've ever smoked. I haven't tried it yet, but have been thinking about mixing it with a rubbed out Virginia flake.
I plan to get a tub of CH and a few pouches of Five Brothers with the idea of blending 2oz of CH + 1oz Five Brothers. I'll play around with adding perique, latakia, or Va into this until I get the blend I want and then blend and jar it up.
I changed my mind on this experiment, and decided to purchase 5 pouches of each and plan to mix pouch to pouch (1.5oz CH to 1.25oz of 5B). I'll jar some of this to smoke now and jar the rest to smoke at various increments just to see if aging (a few months or years) has any effect on it.