Used in 507 recipes at an average of 0.887%.
This is a true cigar experience, with its dark and ashy smoke, and a dry brown leaf taste, not your commercial vanilla Cigar E-juice, but its sweet (without sweetener) and savoury.
Fa Black Fire + INW Dirty neutral base Give the perfect black ashy smoke, they are used high as they lose a bit of strength as it steeps.
FLV Connecticut Shade+ Flavorah Cured make our Cigar wrapper, body and filling with brown leafy notes and a light smoke ring.
FA Oak Wood adds woody notes and some dry mouthfeel and aftertaste finished by INW TA Cuban Cigar Which adds more smoky dryness and some actual cigar flavour.
VTA Cigar Leaf Serves as the base and background notes, wrapping everything together, adding light caramel sweetness and subtle cigar leafy notes.
The more you let it steep the smoother it gets.
It needs around 7 days to smooth out and let dnb and Black fire to settle down.
60/40 is the highest ratio of VG i recomend or it feels strange, 50/50 is best.
There’s a version of this recipe on ELR from January 2017 that used INW Fortuna Strike (RIP to the original) and TFA Graham Cracker Clear. I don’t know what I was thinking with the graham cracker in there, but it used to be my ADV for a good while. I did this remix a couple years ago, but kept it private for some reason. Really have no idea why. I was mixing it real quick to have a MTL for chilling at home. Then I got real lazy with mixing and pretty much just ran and mixed something when I was out. Starting to maybe get back in to it a little bit, so I mixed this back up for myself, and figured I’d share the damn thing since I probably should have 2 years ago.
I’m sorry that it uses one of those damn INW flavors that’s impossible to get in the States. I floated the idea to my wife of buying them in bulk and having a monopoly on the good INW tobaccos, and she didn’t say no, so maybe I’ll just do that so people can keep mixing my recipes.
The Two Rivers make the best tabac world wide. I think I found their secret recipe.. RY4 Double is the base, I was told that Turkish and Navajo make a good tobacco. The vanilla brings a sweetness and dark creaminess to the mix. The DNB has the ashiness that most tobacco users like.. Can be mixed without the DNB for a softer flavor.
Tested on a Elder Dragon with a fused clapton 2.5 mm 1.9 ohms, 65 watts power. Vaped in a podmod 1.5 pnp coil at 65 watts
A small tribute to ChemicalBurnVictim's Brigade 2506.
Having adapted the Brigade little TFA Western to make it less forward and pipe-y, making it the Western Brigade, this is the other way around.
Using my favourite INW Dark (more leathery/aromatic than Black) and INW Garuda (leafy cigar).
TFA Western brings a "nasty" cigarette-like leathery note that blends together with the smoky pair of INW DNB and FA Black Fire.
For MTL/POD would up by 50% the 3 tobaccos.
When Bond is served more of what Col. Smithers describes as "rather disappointing brandy." M asks what's wrong with it, and Bond replies,
"I'd say it's a 30-year-old fine, indifferently blended ... with an overdose of bon bois."
While not really caring what all that means, this is quite a nice, full, sweet tobacco with heart-warming brandy notes.
INW Tobacco Coctail is the fine brandy note but with very little tobacco (it might even go in a pumped-up creme brulee, or dessert)
FLV Sweet Cigarette compliments nicely as it gives a lighter touch adding some bright tobacco notes (and needed funkyness).
FLV Kentucky Blend and INW DNB give the adecuate ash such a meeting should have.
I was looking for a tobacco blend that wasn't sweet, but didn't want to go all the way into ashtray territory either. I wanted to capture the deep, rich aroma of a freshly opened pouch of Drum rolling tobacco and add a little smoke to that, and this comes close enough for government work.
FLV Red Burley and FLV Kentucky Blend are the body tobaccos and establish a deep "brown" foundation. FLV Oak Barrel dries things out a little bit and accents the woody elements, while FLV Beer Nuts adds just enough saltiness to push things a bit further into dry/savory territory.
INW Tobacco DNB adds ash and smoke, and helps counteract the sweetness of the VG.
OOO Smokey Bacon pushes things further into savory territory and enhances the smoky/ashy notes from INW Tobacco DNB. It adds some of the missing elements I was looking for in dry tobacco profiles.
This recipe sounds a little scary at first blush with INW Tobacco DNB at 1% and the presence of OOO Smokey Bacon, but I promise it doesn't taste like an overflowing pub ashtray seasoned with scorched bacon bits. Instead, it's a very pleasant, dry, savory, smoky tobacco. It's vapable straight from the mixing table, but if you let it sit overnight after mixing, it gets even better.
It's tailored for MTL builds, and my reference build for this recipe is a 1 ohm 26 gauge Kanthal coil, 3mm internal diameter, in a QP Gata RTA, running around 18-20 watts. For additional reference, I mixed this using Liquid Barn's 12mg premixed base, which is 80% VG and 20% PG. After mixing, it comes out around 75ish% VG.
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.