Blending with Five Brothers

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  1. Calvinandpipe

    Calvinandpipe Member

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    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?
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    Michael
     


  2. Slow Tri

    Slow Tri Is it Friday yet?

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    I know some other guys have specific recipes that you can follow. I have found that it will spice up or bulk up just about anything. I don't blend it with aromatics however.
     
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  3. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  4. Calvinandpipe

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    Let us know how that turns out Brad.:)
     
  5. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    If nothing else, I can use to top off a moist, folded & stuffed flake. It's fine as dried peat moss, and burns like dry cedar.
     
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    Yin Yang really liked that stuff ... I have yet to try it
     
  7. LostDog13

    LostDog13 Yes, I'm a New World Samurai

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    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.
     
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  8. LostDog13

    LostDog13 Yes, I'm a New World Samurai

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    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.
     
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  9. Biggles

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    I like to mix it with SWR pretty much 1:1. Great all-day type smoke.
     
  10. LostDog13

    LostDog13 Yes, I'm a New World Samurai

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    I ended up blending it with Carter Hall (1 pouch of each), and absolutely love it. I have a few jars of it, and plan to replace them as I empty them.
     
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  11. Calvinandpipe

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    I'll have to give that a try.:)
     
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