Your Personal Blend Recipes

Discussion in 'Blending' started by jamie7, Mar 28, 2010.

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  1. jamie7

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    Hey Fellas,

    I wanted to start a thread of your personal blend recipes that you're proud of and would like to share. This is not a highjack of the other thread - not a way to use up tobaccos you don't like, rather blends you've made fully by choice and with tobaccos you like.

    Here's one from me:


    50% Anniversary Kake
    40% Red Raparee(or english of your choice)
    10% McClelland 5100 Red Virginia


    Play with the amounts to suite your tastes but you get the idea.


    Looking forward to seeing/trying everyones' creations.
     
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  2. user0003

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    75/25 - PA/RRR
     
  3. GlassSculptor

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    50% Solani Aged Burley Flake
    50% Anniversary Kake

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  4. Marc

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    McClelland Red Cake with a pinch of their blending perique.
     
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    5 to 1 ... SWR / IRC Buttered Rum ...... Love it :wub:
     
  6. jamie7

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    This is getting good, Gents. Keep 'em coming!



    Here's another one of mine:


    20% MacBaren Vanilla Cream
    80% Light Virginia or Burley of your choice

    Bam! Tons of Vanilla flavour - you'd be surprised how it comes out.
     
  7. Marc

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    My own personal favorite is a pouch of Carter Hall and a Pouch of Prince Albert tossed together. Good fresh and even better after a week or so. ;)
     
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    Here's a blend I made years back using bulk lane products .... from memory ... 5 parts bca , 1.5 part blwb , 2 part rlp6 , 1 part 1q , 1 part HGL [or something that began w/ H ] and 1 tin of erinmore[ depending on amount of blend ] ........... the blwb is what made it burn nice and the erinmore just rocked when diluted w/ the reast of the blend .I guess a full tin to a pound of blend +- . This was my biggest selling aromatic .... sounds like alot going on but was real nice to smoke and a killer aroma .......... Most smoke shops have lane bulks and these were all popular ones . I guess you could use a scale at shop and have .25 oz as a part . Just kick back the erinmore and let sit a week
     
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    Another was using P.S. Aromatic dutch slices and adding straight red vir. and a LITTLE perq. I dont remember amounts ... just something we played with . When ya mess about blending make sure you write it down in a log .... cause ya might hit the jackpot . I never blended an english mix cause there's so many good ones already that I didnt think I could make anything better . i wish I had my old log but it was sold w/ store . I made half the blends in th shop and tweeked them for people and the other half I renamed bulk blends ..sounds lame but alot of shops do it and its cool . Hell 1q prob has 500 names .. lol
     
  10. Neuromancer

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    Here's a good one...

    2 parts McClelland #5100
    2 parts McClelland #5100 stoved (220 method = 2 hours 20 minutes at 220°F)
    1 part McClelland Perique

    Mix well and store for at least a month before smoking (better yet, let it age)
     
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    I'm tempted to try that out, Marc. I really like CH and PA a little less so. I've got all the ingredients for this blend and about 1/2 pouch extra of CH. Do you think I should up the CH ratio by 50%?

    Bri2k
     
  12. Marc

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    If you like the flavor of Carter Hall more than Prince Albert I don't see why not? Blend to your taste there is no hard and fast set rules, experiment and create your own unique blend. I do know the Middleton blends blend well together. Let me know what you think? Have some fun! Nothing ventured is nothing gained.
     
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    I read this and thought I'd give it a try. One of the things with MacB Vanilla Creme is lots of folks don't seem to get much of the vanilla flavor. I was like that the first couple times I tried it but then I kinda 'found' it. It is my favorite aromatic.

    I was playing around with some MacB Burley London Blend and BCA mixing them and trying that. I got to thinking about what you posted here. Just for S&G I mixed 1/3 BLB, 1/3 BCA and 1/3 VC. Holy smokes, the vanilla flavor was STRONG. What a difference. I am going to play around with that one some more. Maybe just mix the VC with a virginia and a burley like you suggested.

    Very interesting how that worked out. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    Yeah. It's almost like they over-flavour it and you have to cut it to taste it. Maybe there are some guys out there with no taste buds left from smoking Mixture 79 or something.
     
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    Another favorite blend I throw together from time to time is a 50/50 mix of McClelland’s #2010 Classic Virginia and #2015 Virginia Flake + Perique. The 2010 consists of lemon, orange and orange red virginias, a sweet, tangy and zesty smoke. The 2015 consists of orange and red virginias and St. James Parish perique, a deeper, darker and richer smoke. Both of these broken flake virginias use the same base virginias, I do not care for the 2015 by itself, I find the perique to heavy handed for my taste, so I blend these two together 50/50 which tones down the spiciness of the perique to a level I can enjoy. :deadhorse:
     
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  16. Legend

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    I can vouch for the PA/CH mix, I love it! A member on another forum turned me onto that. I can't say why it is so good, but it is. He also does Hearth and Home Butternut Burley/Prince Albert 50-50. He raves about that one as well, though I have yet to try it. I just got some McC 5100 in my Mars order, and by itself I love it! I have put it in a mix, equal parts Lane BCA/PS Balkan Supreme/PA/5100. I got it melding in a jar now. I'll let you guys know in a couple of weeks when they're married how it goes.
     
  17. Marc

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    McC 5100 is a very versatile red virginia for blending.
     
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    Here's an approximate (like my cooking I don't really measure) recipe for a couple of cigar blends I made up. It started out as one blend, but the ratio of cigar leaf was way to high, so I divided it in half and took each in different direction. One I consider a sweeter more aromatic blend, and the other a strong smoky blend.

    Base (first mix before dividing):
    one CAO Camaroon robusto and your choice of maduro robusto finely sliced into ribbons. Mix about half and half with PA. Add about 1/4 oz of McC Smyrna #1 for some good oriental spice, and 1/4 oz of your favorite VA for sweetness (I used McC #24). Divide in half.

    Sweet:
    Add 1/2 oz of a light aromatic with nutty/caramel/chocolate type qualities (butternut burley for me, WOL blends would be good as well). Also 1/4 oz VaPer such as anny kake or Escudo. Add a dash of black cav for sweetness.

    Smoky:
    Add 1/4 oz latakia blend (ex: balkan supreme). Another 1/4 oz each of VA and PA.

    A full recipe makes a lot!

    This blend just begged to be given a name so I thought about the origin of the various tobaccos. OK, we have Cuban leaf cigars for a good base flavor. A little something from the Near East thrown into the mix, and some good old American tobaccos keeping everything in line. Simple, Gitmo Sunrise (sweet) and Gitmo Sunset (smoky) :D
     
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  19. Legend

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    Over the past two days I've been mixing McClelland 5100 with Lane BCA. This is great-it has decent strength, taste, and aroma. I need to order in some RLP-6 and mix it with the 5100.
     
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    50% CH
    50% NorthWoods
     
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