The "ghost" gave me an idea

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5H4N3

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Yesterday, I started the day with a bowl of Dunhill London mixture.
As I have stated before on this forum, I find the Latakia a bit overwhelming and in your face, as it were, but I still like it in small doses.
Later in the day, I decided to have a bowl of Carter Hall (one of my favorites), in the same pipe.
There was just a little something left over from the previous smoke. A mild smokey goodness in the background, that was VERY pleasant and good. Almost like a hickory flavor.
I loved it!
Now I am wondering about adding just a touch of Lat to some CH, to duplicate the experience.
What I don't want to do is overpower the CH.

Has anyone ever experimented with this unholy alliance? How did it turn out?
what kind of ratio did you use?
 

5H4N3

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I've added latakia to burley blends before and a little goes a long way. Start with 2-5% and go from there
I'm glad you said that!
I was thinking like 90/10. I would have WAAAAY overdone it! I just want a little slap, not a punch in the nose LOL.
 

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My first try was PA 50/50 with Latakia. It was like smoking paint :bangin:
Storm Front is pretty good with about 10% Latakia but I'm thinking the cigar leaf helps a lot.
 

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Yesterday, I started the day with a bowl of Dunhill London mixture.
As I have stated before on this forum, I find the Latakia a bit overwhelming and in your face, as it were, but I still like it in small doses.
Later in the day, I decided to have a bowl of Carter Hall (one of my favorites), in the same pipe.
There was just a little something left over from the previous smoke. A mild smokey goodness in the background, that was VERY pleasant and good. Almost like a hickory flavor.
I loved it!
Now I am wondering about adding just a touch of Lat to some CH, to duplicate the experience.
What I don't want to do is overpower the CH.

Has anyone ever experimented with this unholy alliance? How did it turn out?
what kind of ratio did you use?
I had some Larry's Blend, that I believe is a Latakia, and also found it a bit strong tasting. Instead of not smoking it I mixed it with some Prince Albert and now enjoy the blend.
 

5H4N3

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Well, as a starting point, I decided to just mix the London mixture with CH, since I didn't have any pure Latakia to work with.
I knew, I would be getting more added flavor than just Lat, but like I said this is just a starting point.
I mixed 3/4 CH with 1/4 DLM and fired it up.
The result is very interesting. The Lat was much more subdued, as you would expect, but also, both tobaccos were transformed.
What I mean is, I don't taste CH anymore, and I don't taste DLM either. Together they make something entirely different.
To be honest, it has a little bit of a cigar flavor, especially past mid bowl.
Not bad. I'm certainly not ready to mix up all my CH into this, but I might try it again sometime.
What I really need is some pure Lat to play with, so I can retain the CH flavor, but add a little smokey to it.
Guess I'll have to visit the B&M again. :D
 

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I've tried this and enjoyed it very much. Yes, only 2-5% Lat. Just make sure you mix it very well. I pressed mine for a few days.
 
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