Why should being an expert be terminal? Life may be finite but the variables, well they are endless and variable, even for an expert.A real expert is someone who has made all the mistakes that could possibly be done in a given field.
Thank you for the info. Exactly what I was looking forAll this talk of experts and journeymen, intellectual dead ends, pronouns, terminal terms, and ten bucks to impress your friends is immaterial.
@Jaydub28 asked how others maintain the consistency of their blend from stick to stick.
Here's how I do it with what I have the ability to control:
Crops vary from year to year. Leaf position in a pillon will vary. Their processes will vary. Suppliers may vary. These are things I cannot control or focus less on controlling, in favor of the variables I can control.
- buy as many similar lots as possible of good tobaccos from a known good source I trust. For me, this is WLT/ @FmGrowit
- taste a couple half leaves from each lot by rolling a tiny puro
- sort/shake out the lots according to what I'm looking to do
- make sure all leaf has same storage conditions, and time to equalize
- weigh out filler proportionally for each bunch: a pro roller does this without an external scale, to varying degrees of efficacy. I can tell you I've been surprised many times by the external scale when putting leaf on it I thought was the right amount.
- roll ten slots, smoke, adjust
- take notes. keep a record
I would also disagree that being an expert is an intellectual dead end for acquiring a skill. I would really hope it is a higher stage in which more knowledge can be obtained and better questions can be asked.