Used in 160 recipes at an average of 1.94%.
This semi sweet slightly a medium body lightly spiced tobacco blended dry raw almond notes wrapped in a nice leathery tobacco leaf. The coconut, kinako soy and vanilla add a nice creamy smooth note to the mix that rounds everything out and keeps it from being overly dry.
Optional additive: To make this mix slightly ashy you can add a tiny amount of FA black fire but careful with Black Fire because it can easily overwhelm a recipe. 1 drop per 15ML is enough for my taste. I use blackfire in recipes the same way I use sweetener it’s an additive.
Optional Additives: To reduce the sweetness in this recipe you can use 0.5% bitter wizard
I never found a coffee / tobacco recipe I liked. They all were just a mess, either not enough coffee or not enough tobacco or just off in general. I found Connecticut Shade and knew it had to be the one. This is good S&V, gets even better after a couple weeks, but I'll say 10 days would be fine.
This is a really interesting flavor to me. A slightly spiced, wet, and earthy tobacco, with a little cacao and bourbon. There is also some coffee here, and it meshes perfectly with dark bean. It's a little top heavy, but other stuff helps with that.
Red Burley / Kentucky Blend:
A perfect combo to give a little more tobacco, round out the Shade, and dry things out a bit.
Not much to say. I started with this at .4, but it seemed to fade into / blend into the Shade too much, so I bumped it up. Nice bit of coffee without that awful burned popcorn.
This is the bridge between the Shade and everything else. Shade can really take over a mix, and is hard to get into the middle. Bourbon does this really well, and adds a little warmth and bourbon for you boozehounds putting liquor in your coffee.
I like this stuff as an accent. Hell I even like it more as a main note. Here it adds just a little to the shades spices, and makes the bourbon not so bourbon-y. I know a lot of people don't like it, leave it out if you want, but it's quite nice here.
I've got a co-worker that vapes nothing but tobaccos. Problem is he found everything too sweet or it always had something extra, it was never just a straight tobacco. So one drunken night I whipped this up for him. Got lucky the first try and this has been his ADV since then. If you find yourself really craving the taste of a cancer stick or just have someone that is just wanting to get into vaping have them try this.
The Desert Ship and RY4 is what really makes the tobacco flavor that I think a lot of people miss, then with addition of the Flue Cured it gives it that slight ash flavor.