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lb



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PostSubject: latakia    latakia  EmptySat May 30, 2015 1:59 pm

Very interesting article on google regarding a study of the constitutes of latakia smell. For my surprise , 90% is given by a substance called mastic (pistacia lenticus). Pine , oak , myrtle , etc. are secondary players.
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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 1:16 am

lb wrote:
90% is given by a substance called mastic (pistacia lenticus)

Hello lb,
Unfortunately I did not see the article.  Did it say that the wood from the mastic tree was burned to smoke the Latakia tobacco or mastic itself?  Mastic is a resinous substance derived from the sap of the mastic tree.  If mastic is used, I wonder what process would be employed to transfer the aroma from mastic to the tobacco - is it burned?  I would be interested in reading the article.  I would be grateful if you could provide a link.
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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 8:45 am

lb wrote:
Very interesting article on google regarding a study of the constitutes of latakia smell. For my surprise , 90% is given by a substance called mastic (pistacia lenticus). Pine , oak , myrtle , etc. are secondary players.
lb, do you have a link to the article you are referring to? I would enjoy reading it.
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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 10:59 am

http://www.google.es/url?
sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=occ.QFJAB&

The essay is by Leffingwell , so you can look on google with that name. It is also on pipesmagazine.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 11:05 am

Give this a shot:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.leffingwell.com%2Fdownload%2Flatakia2013.pdf&ei=4yJrVaTQB8SbyASM-oCoDQ&usg=AFQjCNEGnBxLQnb692S88lGftXK0JENR_A&sig2=SHeaT--LqVn0HZWZB6jAQg&bvm=bv.94455598,d.aWw
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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 11:13 am

I'm not able to read it without downloading it, but it sounds informative. Suspect
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 11:31 am

Dutch wrote:
I'm not able to read it without downloading it, but it sounds informative. Suspect

Did it twice. Live dangerously, Dutch. I skimmed it. Shrug. I'd still smoke it even if flavored with dog scheisse.
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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 2:25 pm

Ok, interesting, of course more information than I needed. Perhaps a degree in organic chemistry would have helped.. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 3:46 pm

eklektos44 wrote:
Ok, interesting, of course more information than I needed. Perhaps a degree in organic chemistry would have helped.. Shocked

This for sure!! And as it said at the start of the article these substances are introduced to the leaf by the SMOKE from the burning of the different woods. Nothing is injected. But looks like the old wives tale about camel dung fires is just that !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 7:40 pm

Camel dung?


Crack me up.................
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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 7:49 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Camel dung?


Crack me up.................

Maybe the dung is the 1% unknown. The 1% reported as "other".
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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 7:54 pm

I thought maybe that 1 percent might be children of the Infidels, or something...

smirk, kidding of course
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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 8:26 pm

An interesting and thorough analysis using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.

It would have been much more interesting to us smokers if they had performed some comparisons looking for significant variations in lots of latakia from different sources. I mention this because I have noted distinct differences in (what my palate detects as) the latakia component from one batch of a given mixture to the next. I have no idea what criteria the blenders use to choose their suppliers, or even if they have any latitude for choice.
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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 8:35 pm

mikesan wrote:
An interesting and thorough analysis using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.

It would have been much more interesting to us smokers if they had performed some comparisons looking for significant variations in lots of latakia from different sources.  I mention this because I have noted distinct differences in (what my palate detects as) the latakia component from one batch of a given mixture to the next.  I have no idea what criteria the blenders use to choose their suppliers, or even if they have any latitude for choice.

THAT's what I'm talking about....... like wine...........
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PostSubject: Re: latakia    latakia  EmptySun May 31, 2015 11:19 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:

THAT's what I'm talking about....... like wine...........

Yes, indeed. As a matter of fact I have a good friend who is a chemist working in the wine industry. He uses this same technology (GC/MS) to examine and compare wines. Very interesting differences between wines from the same grapes but different vinyards.
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