Gone but not forgotten
Right now I'm smoking my way through my second pound of Patton's 'Virginia Squire', a nice 'all-day' VA - especially (for me) when a little Carter Hall is tossed into the pot too!, 'Best Brown' - it ain't, but I like it, and the price is right!. Well this stuff is billed as "dry - by design", which it certainly is, and that's how I've been smoking it so far. As a lifelong smoker of 'Brit.' flakes I'm well used to giving most a bit of drying time before loading up, and the dryness of this ribbon cut blend was quite a surprise at first - but like I said, I've been enjoying it!, but a couple of days ago I thought about experimenting a little - tossed a few ounces into a plastic sandwich box, laid a wet piece of toweling over the top opening and left it for a night and a morning. Well, to me it's a different blend! - smells delicious in the jar, smokes sweeter, cooler and lasts longer!. So to newbies I say play around with the moisture aspect - some need it, some don't!