This one is a tangy blend of roughly 50% flue cured goose creek red, 25-30% air cured goose creek red and 20-25% wlt perique.
Let's call it Christmas Goose.
Merry Christmas everybody!
Cheers my friend!
Do you think your flue cured goose creek is very acidic ? I growed it also but 50% with my flue cured goose creek would be way to high for a everyday smoke. I did mix it with commercial perique but i think i will need to make some of my own.
I think (with the sophistication of a garbage picking racoon) that my flue cured gcr is about as acidic as any flue cured lemon, likely as my small experimental handful of leaves was primed at that stalk level. I surely wish I had more and will definitely grow more next time, so all I can say is that it was worth doing but more tests are needed. Hope that helps.. and yes perique is very helpful in smoothing it out.
Also keep in mind that I sat on mine for over a year before I started really playing with it, that may have helped it mellow out. Have fun and let me know if you agree!
Try cooking some of your flue-cured Goose Creek Red into Cavendish for blending. That will lower the acidity (raise the pH).
I know what you mean. Homegrown tobacco is a totally different ballgame, especially since you have to blend it yourself!Yeah it helps a lot because the main problem i have with my first harvest is that i dont have comparision (its impossible to safley import the good raw tobacco from whole leaf to my country)
I had grown some virginia gold in the upper part of my field but the plants were much smaller because there was a tree. In addition the weather was quiet bad this summer in germany.
I did grow orientals which i also flue cured but they can be smoked much better alone then flue cured. I did expact it to a certain degree but its quiet a different beast in comparision to commercial stuff. The homegrown is much more potent.
I did experiment with it a little bit but i need some more testing of the cavendish. Until now i would say that it helped to tune it down, but it still needs more perique than orientals i think.
My commercial bought perqiue also seems like the last bottom of the barrel. Everything is really shredded abd sometimes almost dusty. I have to make some of my own.