It's easy to resist. If you've ever tasted real Latakia, home-fired will be disappointing regardless. I'm expecting that. My goal is for it to be "better than my last attempt." That's a pretty low standard. So I'm giving it every opportunity to reach it.
As a reminder to those few folks actually planning to submit home-fired Latakia for the taste tests next June, write down a list now of the firing materials (woods, herbs, etc.) that you used, along with some notion of the amount of each--while you can still remember them. Once your sample Latakia is submitted with your list (and how you would like your name to appear on your wall certificate), this information will remain with @Jitterbugdude until after the distribution to all participants, and tasting reports have been returned to him. Then all the tasting impressions, along with the lists of firing materials will be compiled for everyone to see, and certificates will be created and sent.