Hitting the like button isn't enough. Beautiful post.To me, trying to reproduce manufactured cigs is like trying to brew Budlight. Way to hard And for what? I can brew anything I want. Why would I spend time making an american light lager when I can make a saison? There are easier, better beers to make. If you are into bud then try making a bohemian pilsner or maybe a cream ale ( with rice and saaz hops). It will be a way better beer. (Sorry for the diatribe but this is pretty much my response when somebody finds out I make my own beer and asks if I can make budweiser.) Keep in mind we have different (and better) ingredients. I can't smoke manufactured cigs or drink american light lagers anymore (unless I have to). For marlboro reds I would try 75% red virginia and 25% maryland. Adjust the ratio to your taste. Maybe throw in some katerini or prilep or mix in some bright leaf to taste ( all available from WLT) . I never liked marlboro but my goto is around 60% bright leaf 25% burley, 15% Izmir. Don doesn't sell Burley or Izmir so I substitute in katerini and maryland or use my home grown..