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Sweet Virginia tobacco spiked with some peppery perique.
My original intention here was to just create perique, and I think I got pretty close to that, but then I realized that there’s a reason people don’t really smoke perique all by itself- it’s pretty intense.
There’s a somewhat fermented dark fruit taste with a peppery kick. For the dark fruit, I put a little splash of INW Dark for Pipe. To get a little bit of that fermented taste, FA Liquid Amber just seemed to make sense. To get a little bit of spicy, peppery kick, I’ve got INW Black for Pipe, FLV Kentucky, and FA Black Pepper. The Kentucky also helps give a bit of depth and body.
VAPers are pretty popular blends, so I figured I’d toss in some sweet Virginias. To get some authentic tobacco leaf taste in there, I went with the INW Virginia Tobacco Absolute. To get things a little sweeter, I went with HS Virginia. I think FLV Virginia would also work pretty well here in place of the HS. They are pretty similar in taste, but the FLV might have a bit more bite to it.
Definitely required a nice, long steep. I tried this final version after about 10 days and prepared to go back to the drawing board. Got busy with other things and tried it after a month and it was perfect.
Eggnog, gingerbread, and tobacco. Nothing better to get you ready for the holiday season.
INW Falcon Eye and HS Gingerbread together make a really nice gingerbread. The HS is a bit dry, but it works really well here.
FLV Eggnog is a really tasty eggnog flavor, but needs a bit of help in the eggy department, so INW Custard helps with that.
Black for Pipe adds a really nice smokiness and HS Elder Captain has some nice holiday spice notes.
Lovage root in there to help with how dry it ends up being. The Elder Captain and Gingerbread are fairly dry, and the Lovage helps with that.
Years ago, in days of old, when magic filled the air, 'twas in the darkest depths of Mordor..
Yes, the immortal rock gods of Led Zeppelin were also blatant Lord of the Rings nerds, with numerous references in lyrical content and song titles, so uh, if you don't enjoy Tolkien's masterpiece, let's take it up with them!
Okay fanboying aside, leaves are turning and falling, apples and pumpkins are spontaneously erupting into the external world, logs are being burned, palettes are craving something appropriate to match the change in season.
May I humbly introduce this most Autumnal inspiration, an apple and butterscotch pipe tobacco, a flavor that immediately sent me flying through time, space and possibly dimensions into the coziest slice of land in all of Middle Earth. I could feel myself enjoying this as I rest on a nice patch of grass in the sunshine, or as I warm my feet beside the fire.
"Apples for walking, a pipe for sitting."
The apple is the center of this vape, strong upfront and carrying throughout, the tobacco note creeping in spicily and growing throughout the exhale, the rest of the cast build a nice background for this flavor to shine.
Any thoughts, suggestions, tweaks, criticisms, etc are most welcome as always.
Spiced tobacco blended with whiskey-soaked oak wood and topped with smoke and ash.
Black Jack Tobacco is a nice medium tobacco with hints of liquorice. It's a little lacking in the fullness department, so I used the bold taste of Black for Pipe to boost it up. Clove isn't too strong at 0.5% and it adds a spice friend for the liquorice.
INW Whisky is a flavor I've really fallen in love with. It's quite strong, so even at 0.75% it is very noticeable. I'm amazed at how Oak Wood seems to have "soaked" up the whiskey and created a booze-infused wood taste.
Black Fire and DNB add smoke and ash respectively. These two flavors pop up in tobacco recipes for a reason- they're delicious!
This tastes a lot more complex than it is. Am4a is a flavor that seems to give different vibes to everyone, and changes with each pull. Some get chocolate, I personally get more of a rum type of flavor from it with maybe a hint of chocolate. INW Tobacco C is a fairly complex flavor as well. It's a creamy, smooth tobacco, but tends to get a little lost in the mix, so I went a bit high with it, but it works. FLV Fig I have not played with much, but it is a really nice fig flavor that plays really well with the tobaccos here. INW Black for Pipe is here to give the tobaccos a little smoky boost, but also has a nice, dark fruit vibe that blends with the fig really well.
This one is pretty decent as a shake and vape, but that Am4a likes to change a bit as it steeps. So enjoy it fresh and watch it change as the weeks go by.
Dark tobacco with licorice
Little more needs to be said. I came up with this a few years ago, but have since modified it to fit more recent tastes.
This is amazing after a 30 day steep. It's good straight away, but really improves with time.
I used to smoke Gauloises tobacco rolled in licorice papers, and since I started vaping, I've been wanting to replicate this for the days I'm really craving my old habit. This is the closest I've come.
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When I got my first batch of tobacco in the mail for doing NETs, I was very excited with the way the Dunhill Early Morning Pipe smelled. I really didn't feel like waiting for a month to taste that beautiful tobacco, so I decided I would try to create it with some of the flavors I had on hand.
Garuda- fresh tobacco leaves. What kind, exactly, I'm not sure. I emailed Inawera (or what I thought at the time was them, I'm not so sure now, but I digress) to see if they'd tell me what kind of tobacco they use for this tobacco absolute, but got no answer. Either way, I'm using it here to represent the sweet Turkish leaves that's found in Early Morning Pipe.
Virginia- a bit grassy, but pretty good. I find it to be a tad weak, so I use it a little higher than you would use something like the ECX Tobacco Absolute. Obviously, this plays the role of the Virginias in the Dunhill.
DNB, Black for Pipe, Black Fire- While EMP may not be very heavy on the Latakia, there's still going to be a little something missing without these three. The Black Fire will need plenty of time to settle down, or else it's going to completely overshadow the Tobacco Absolutes.
This is basically a Tobacco remix of Castle Long. I took out anything vanilla, and added some tobaccos. It's rich and complex. It needs a couple weeks to mix, but I could tell right off the bat that it was a keeper. After an over night steep, I mixed up 60 ml to let it sit for at least a month because I'm thinking that's where it's really going to shine.
This is a personal favorite of mine. It's smoky, dirty, and has a hint of some dark fruit, but not what I'd call sweet. Wouldn't call it fruity either.
Mostly what you'll be tasting is the Black for Pipe. It is currently my favorite flavor I own. It's got a fair amount of smokiness to it on its own, and this is where the hint of dark fruit comes from.
The Tobacco Absolute Cuban Cigar adds a bit of dryness to the mix, along with some real tobacco taste. Makes it really feel like a smoke.
Dirty Neutral Base is there doing what it does best- making it dirty and ashy.
All together they make a wonderful, simple combo. Great for a drunk vape. Any time I'm going out, this is what's in the tank. Really, it never leaves the tank.
I'll suggest a 10 day minimum, but it does continue to change a little after that. I usually start digging in after 10 days though. Before 10 days is still pretty good, but it's pretty strong and smoky.
Wet and juicy apricot tobacco. Just enough tobacco to add a bit of smoky feel on the exhale. The apricot sits right up front though. If you're in to fruits, this could be a bit of a dirty break from all that sweetness. If you're in to dirty tobaccos, this could be a break from all that filthy ash. A little something for everyone.
This is a tough one for me, as I am by no means a tobacco connoisseur, but this concentrate blows me away with its authenticity! Back when I smoked a pipe and rolled cigarettes with pipe tobacco, one of my favorite tobaccos was this nordic spiced blend, a dark black tobacco with various spices and a touch of sweetness. This reminds me exactly of smoking that tobacco. If I were blindfolded and were smoking that tobacco out of a pipe and vaping this side-by-side, I feel I'd have a very difficult time telling the two apart. You get this smokey quality from it that is very pleasing and reminiscent of smoking pipe tobacco, but not a sort of ashy, overpowering, super dry smokiness. The tobacco itself is a deep, dark tobacco, with subtle spices, and a touch of sweetness from the smoked-plum. I don't get any of that "plastic" or "barber-shop-powder" flavor I get from a lot of tobaccos... it just tastes like a f***in delicious dark pipe tobacco. They nailed it with this one, and I get the feeling their whole "for pipe" line is going to have very similar qualities about it