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Favorite WLT blends

Mathaious12

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Filler:
1 T-13 Viso
1 corojo ligero
1 olor seco
Binder:
1/2 - 1 CT shade 2006 crop ( if one of the two half's have a lot of holes I use a whole Leaf)
Wrapper:
Sumatra

I've only tried this as a fresh roll though. I have one I forgot about that's three weeks old I will try later today to see how it holds up to aging.
 
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Hey, @PressuredLeaf, great topic by the way! This has been long overdue.
Thanks! The inspiration came from the “picks of your sticks” thread. A lot of user casually drop really nice recipe info in there. I thought it would be cool to have its own thread. Kind of like the ‘pipe tobacco blends you can make’ threads.

Note on the “padron clone” I found this stick hiding in my humidor. I rolled it back in May. Uses Nic viso and Nic ligero as the filler, with a Sumatra binder and Ecuador maduro wrapper. Really nice after a couple of months.

Give one of these to anyone who likes “Nicaraguan” cigars.
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Thanks! The inspiration came from the “picks of your sticks” thread. A lot of user casually drop really nice recipe info in there. I thought it would be cool to have its own thread. Kind of like the ‘pipe tobacco blends you can make’ threads.
It is indeed cool, and very helpful. Well done

Note on the “padron clone” I found this stick hiding in my humidor. I rolled it back in May. Uses Nic viso and Nic ligero as the filler, with a Sumatra binder and Ecuador maduro wrapper. Really nice after a couple of months.
Number of guys have posted nicaraguan style formulations now, have to get a few more tobaccos in stock here and start playing with them: their construction can be a bit rustic at times, but I've always enjoyed the unique and excellent flavor of Padrons.
 

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Lots of us have been using wrapper, wrapper trim scraps and seco filler leaves as binder. I think the innovation and/or use of what would otherwise go in the scrap pile is good, but maybe it's not as novel a technique as we think and others may have already been doing it for a long time. Don't know, but it works for me, so I'm going to continue. I got the seco binder idea from @waikikigun.

All of us, I'm sure, also use conventional binder as actual binder. Here are are a couple blends logged as having excellent flavor that also punch that ticket:


Forza Vuelta Abajo

1 cv vuelta abajo seco
3 corojo ligero
sumatra binder
corojo wrapper

Notes: excellent in the corona gorda vitola, tends to be stronger but still retains balance and nuance.


Chateau Cotillion

1 rene seco
1 corojo viso
1 san vicente ligero
dominican (olor) binder
sumatra wrapper


Notes: same filler as La Crème de Moisson, but the different binder & wrapper changes it considerably. Different, spicier, more sweet but still the mildness and hint of cream, good in 36 through 46 rg.
 

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It is indeed cool, and very helpful. Well done


Number of guys have posted nicaraguan style formulations now, have to get a few more tobaccos in stock here and start playing with them: their construction can be a bit rustic at times, but I've always enjoyed the unique and excellent flavor of Padrons.
I am definitely biased towards Nicaraguan cigars, especially Padrons. They are pretty much the only cigar I’ll fork over $ for. With that in mind, I can definitely say the WLT series of Nicaraguan tobacco’s are excellent.
 

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dang it Chaco, now I have more tobacco to add to my list. haven't had a don carlos, but also haven't turned down a Fuente yet

good post, different from what's been posted so far (y)
 

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this is my first custom batch:

Pelo d'oro seco
T13 dom criollo 98/piloto viso
San vincent lingero
PA binder
habano 2000 wrapper

Im having slight buyers remorse about the PA binder, was wanting the best binder to offer subtle sweetness to the blend and thinking i shoulda went with Connecticut but I had a hell of a time with Connecticut when I first started rolling. Hopefully someone can chime in an give me some reassurance lol
 
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