Took my favourite INW tobaccos (the pair) and FLV ones (another pair) and mixed them, resulting in a surprinsingly balanced smooth real tobacco/cigar.
INW Classic for pipe Dark - gives bold character
INW Tobacco Absolute Garuda - adds the smooth cigar leaf
FLV Native - one of the greatest
INW Shisha Vanilla - adds smoothness, but hardly stands out
FA Black Fire - great smoke touch
Was going to use it as a base, but my pal says its great as it is. Enjoy!
Photo by Wesley Souza (https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-standing-near-white-wall-2038115/)
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!
Finally discovered that the infamous V-GOD Silver vanilla profile was: custard! (plues some vanillin, and a ton of sweetener). This is no clone, it is way better (checked with buddys) and the tobacco is really present.
This (INW) Custard lets the tobacco shine, with different accents that make it interesting on each vape.
(FLV) Cured and (FLV) Kentucky give it the spice and smoke
(FLV) Red Burley adds tones of dark, sweet cocoa
(FLV) Connecticut Shade is an intense, full tasty accent (do not overdo or it reigns all!)
and (FLV) Native is the sweet connection to the vanillas.
(DFS) Holy Vanilla delivers (specially for the slightly vanilla blind, like me!)
(INW) Custard is the hidden ingredient, which loses its desert profile to support the tobaccos brilliantly.
Vanillas need to steep, tobaccos are great on SNV but will evolve pleasantly. Give it at least 4 days for 70% VG so it all blends well.
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.
Simple but nuanced cherry tobacco.
Having great expectations on Classic For Pipe Black Cherry (INW) as other Inawera tobaccos really stand out bold, a buddy and me where surpised to detect no tobacco! So I decided to add some, simply with:
INW Classic For Pipe Captain Jack - a serious black tobacco with notes that resemble black licorish, but which blends with the cherry and steeps like a beast. Let it steep, it really comes out!
INW Classic For Pipe Gold - bright, sweet tobacco to fill the gap between pipe darkness and the fruit
INW Classic For Pipe Black Cherry - the dark, full cherry that gives some sense to it all
oh, and no Gingers where harmed during this recipe!
Having failed with many vanillas for tobacco (and I have like 8 now), being a bit vanilla blind (but loving the stuff!) was looking for a profile that hit like infamous V-GOD Silver. This $$ juice has an excessively sweet vanilla profile (saturates on my Entheon clone!) but is not too bad on an RDA, the tobacco is hidden in the back but is regrettably enjoyable. This recipe being far away, but IMHO much better! SNV okay, but vanilla rises in 4-7 days.
INW Biscuit - an amazing sweet, full, delicate vanilla biscuit which holds nicely with the tobacco
DFS Holy Vanilla - I'm afraid for a slightly vanilla-impaired like myself it is amazing, as hyped!
The rest is a classic Flavorah tobacco, which comes alive after 1 week steeping. I went with:
FLV Kentucky Blend - the ash profile, wich needs a little help from its colleagues
FLV Native Tobacco - probably my favorite from Flavorah, spicy bright (I vape it at 4% with no shame!)
FLV Red Burley - gives it the dark, chocolaty profile and connects with the heavy vanilla
A sort of Gin-fizz-let with citrus and lime. Refreshing and satisfying!
VT Botanical Gin is aromatic, grassy and delightfully strange. CAP Juicy Lemon tries to stand out but FA Lime Tahity Cold Pressed and VT Bergamot tie it down. Might use a better lemon (FE lemon) when I get it, but its fine as it is.
Could use a little fizz? We'll see if I don't ruin it all by adding some.
When I decided to quit smoking it was because I didn't like the taste, but still appreciated a good cigar. In La Palma (Canary Islands) they grow great leaves!
This is what I tried, and without steeping it is a great Cuban Cigar base, aiming to be amplified with some vanilla, or honey.
Gold for Pipe (INW) bring necessary sweetness, Absolute Cuban Cigar (INW) the basic spice and Absolute Garuda (INW) the leafy part.
Will mess it up with a vanilla base, when I get to one I like (vanillas are playing hard, or I am just too picky!)