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Year of the Ox: Invent the Pipe Blend

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Technically, it's now the year of the iron ox. Notice the blacksmith through the doorway. This particular ox is in the process of being shod. (Yes. That's a thing. There is also a boy pumping the forge bellows.)

Your pipe blend should be composed of tobacco currently available from WLT. Anything goes. Casing, top dressing, ice cream coating--whatever strikes your ox heart. Post your blend, along with any specific instructions, in this thread. Take your time. A photo of the completed blend would also be nice.

Bob
 

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Each member who submits a blend that also includes a photo of the completed blend will receive an 8½"x11" pdf certificate similar to this. The label on the certificate will be a hi-res 3½" rendition that includes the submitted blend. Print two. Frame one; cut one out for your tobacco tin.



Everybody will be a winner.

Bob
 

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There's nothing more humble than an ox.
My simple offering is 3:1 dark air cavendish to Latakia.
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I've been playing with this for weeks now. It started as shredded straight dark air cavendish, which I love as just a sultry rich tobacco that reminds me of the flavour of Redman chew.
I then tried every which way of adding cigar binder cavendish, flue cured and oriental and ended up hating it. It even made me queasy at one point during testing.. (By the way, it does pack quite a nicotine punch, so if you try it, smoke it slowly and let it rest from time to time). So pretty basic here, in fact, the addition of latakia really just sort of encourages me to slow down with it, maybe a bit like reigning in a plowing animal, and of course adds that delicious smokey tang.
There's lots of room for improvement and personalization here, so have at 'er. This is really all about a nice cavendish, which could probably be any that you happen to like. After all, isn't an ox pretty much a 'cavendished' bull?
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