Used in 211 recipes at an average of 1.945%.
Edit 5/3/20: This was made just as HHG v1 was going out of production. If you have v1, you wont be disappointed in this one.
The theme for mixer's club was Duets. I decided to take my love for Cardinal and try to see if I could get more tobacco out of it. My problem with Cardinal was always that it was just never enough tobacco flavor. So I decided to try it with Brigade 2506 by @ChemicalBurnVictim as like a peanut butter and jelly tobacco blend.
The results were strange. I first just lifted the holy holy grail ry4 and mixed it with BFP and TA CC. That wasn't working so I added back in everything on both recipes until I had a straight mash up of the two. For one tester, I just threw in some Am4a on a whim at 1%. for some reason that mix worked better than the others. The two recipes needed a bridge to pull them together and I'm guessing that the slightly creamy Am4a was able to bridge that gap between the caramelly HHG and the darker brigade flavorings.
Based on feedback from @ID10-T, I experimented with the levels of Am4a to get it right. I sent him some samples to try with Am4a at 0/0.3/0.5/0.7/0.9% His feedback being that the Am4a stood out too prominently at 1.0 and I was inclined to agree. Testing at various levels we both agreed that 0.5/0.7 were indistinguishable.
So, here it is at the 11th hour as Holy Holy Grail Ry4 v1 fades into diy history... Sacrilege (Amped brigade 2506)
- I do like the 0.9 version as well. It leans more to that creamy bacco side than a mash-up and you can try that out too if you like more bacco and dont mind the distraction.
- just want to take a moment to thank the Mixer's club for encouragement and feedback and to ID10-T for helping me to get the levels perfect and trying out some samples to nail it down.
Based on a suggestion by @Fear on Noted, on how great a (INW) Am4A mix with some apples could be, and he was absolutely right. I gave it a bit of a punch, so it is not overly sweet.
INW Am4a - the base of the sweet tobacco for the recipe, wich calls for apples naturally
FA Apple Fuji - a great apple, but can be too noticeable or evident
FLV Sour Apple - another good apple, drier and green
FA Pear - gives the apples some juice
INW Absolute Virginia - Was afraid it might be really strong, but as it is an extract I find it really subtle (needs steeping!)
FA Black Fire - gives the spice, some great smoke (non ashy) without dominating all
Needs to steep 4 days (a week better) so it all comes together!
Blueberry Trinity Tobacco.
The BlueTrinity is more of a darker, real Blueberry taste (no candy here!), and it doesn't reveal itself untill at least 1 week steep (for 70% VG).
Other tobaccos tend to overwhelm (will post when satisfied) but this mix of sweet (INW) Am4A and (INW) Absolute Virginia pairs nicely, keeping it sweet and gentle, letting the berries shine through.
My Idea here was to get a bold Strong tobacco without it being dry or scratchy on the throat or exhale but still leaving a strong tobacco after taste.
It was a bit difficult to soften the harsh/dryness until I found:
Holy holy Grail, Such a nice smooth and Thick profile to 'cream' up a stronger tobacco in this case taming the Kentucky and Burley down a bit without taking form their profile.
The Shisha vanilla adds a further smoothness and 'warm' feeling while with just a tough of sweetness (a soft vanilla Sweetness, not sugary sweetness)
This has been through Many versions so far and is now at a point I would share it, BUT.......Its not done yet!
Let me know if you like it!
This is a recipe that I mixed up so many times but could never get it right to where I liked it.
My Wife tested it the one day and when I got home, there was a new version. She used the tiniest adjustments and additions, but made it work Very Well!! I like this as part of my Tobacco rotation
A simple smooth tobacco
I Shake n Vape EVERYTHING, But this as all tobaccos only gets better with time