Scraps can be be good too!

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  1. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    A few years ago, I started a scrap jar. I'd put the remains if a tin an jar, that wouldn't add up to a full bowl in said jar without much thought. Some smoked fair and some were terrible, but I had no great smokes. Considering I didn't keep scraps of blends I didn't like to start with, I was surprised at first.

    About a year ago, I changed my strategy. Instead of a large catch all, I keep a couple of small baby food jars for specific remnants. Or I leave the partial bowl in the original jar and mix it with another specific blend of similar composition. IE- a Virginia jar, a Lat one and a Burley jar.

    I've had much better results with the range improving from smokable, to good to great. Today's smoke is a case in point for a great "scraps" smoke. I smoked a 1.5 oz jar of Peter Heinrick's Special Curly down to maybe half a bowl's worth a few weeks ago. I also killed most of a tin of Escudo.

    I imagined those flavored possibly going well together, so combined them last night. Together they added up to a single large bowl. On a whim, I adde to small pinches of Carter Hall. The Escudo was mostly the dust from breaking up coins, so I rubbed out the SC before combing. Once the CH was added, I mixed it fairly well.

    I'm smoking it now in a Hackert spool, and the flavor is fabulous! I'd smoke it again for sure. Slightly sweet, a tad malty, with a little spice, and very smooth.

    What do you guys do with your scraps?
     


  2. BernardLerring

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    I've stashed all my scraps in a decent sized jar along with those tobaccos that I've got bored with and ended up chucking in half smoked packets-worth. Figure I've got at least 100g stashed away for a rainy day when I've smoked the good stuff and have no cash left over to buy more. I've christened it the Badger's Rectum so as not to get my hopes and given it the motto "Smoked Without Prejudice".
     
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  3. ArmedOctopus

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    I toss mine in the toilet. Literally. After reading your post though, I may do something different......
     
  4. Preacher1611

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    I dumped all my scraps or "leavings" into a jar I call; Althea's Mixture #1 This has worked out to be e reasonably good smoke.
     
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    I usually either poor left overs in with newer stuff (if its something I keep on hand), or just keep it in a bag, and put it back in the jar with all my other samples and what not. Maybe I'll go through one day and make a leftovers mix...I think I'll call it "Mingy Conumbus Pipe Mixture"...
     
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    Someone just gave a brilliant idea.Thanks

    Ron
     
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  7. bubbagump

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    I've been dumping mine in a big mason jar. If I get samples and it's enough for 2-3 bowls and then some...the "and then some" gets dumped into the jar. It's a pretty neat smelling jar...a bit of everything (mostly aromatics).
     
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    I do the same. I have a big jar and put the bits and pieces in it as I empty a tin or pouch, and usually mix in blends that I find that I don't like. It is a large jar that is approaching full. So this morning I gave a good shake to mix everything and loaded a pipe with the mixture.

    It was amazing. Sure, the next batch may not be as good, depending on what I put in there, but occasionally........

    And this is all tobacco that would have otherwise gone to waste.
     
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    That's tobacco abuse.:old:
     
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