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PostSubject: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:59 am

I've got a 14 oz tub of Edgeworth with 11 oz remaining.

I'm working this up as a Christmas present for a Burley lover...what should I add to make it 'interesting'?

I was thinking maybe Peretti Oriental #40? Or should I use a different Burley to soften the granular Edgeworth?

Help me out Burley Blender's!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:32 pm

I guess it depends on the direction you want to take with the base tobacco. Should you want to lean towards warm and cozy, perhaps a bit of Lane BCA, or McClellands VBC. If you want to go with nuts, Edgeworth) and fruits, (no end to flavours there)... Wouldn't go more than 6 or 7 to 1, Edgeworth to Cavendish.....

Perhaps a bit of zest? Something bright to carry on? A bright sweet yellow Virginia helps liven blends up. I have also been known to rough chop some Yenidji and toss it into darker tobaccos, for not just visual play, but it can help turn a darker/sweet weed into a soda pop version of the original...

Perhaps a 4 to 1 mix on the Ginny, about 10 to 1 on the oriental....

Oh, and of course, a little Perique never hurts.....
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:31 pm

So I will have 11 oz of Edgeworth. To me it's always been a bit harsh with notes of molasses/raisin. So some Cavendish to sweeten it would make sense. It's also very one dimensional so adding some Oriental to give it some unique flavor notes also makes sense.

Anyway, thanks for your suggestions on ratios. I agree with you.

If I added 1 oz of Peretti Oriental #40 (which is 100% Oriental...no VA or Latakia) it would add interest for sure. So I'll start by taking 1 oz of the 11 oz total out to experiment with and try some micro mixes. I have a centigram digital scale to help. At least it will tell me if I'm heading in the right direction. Then I can get tricky from there

At least it's a plan.

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:38 pm

Sounds like a great plan to me!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:13 am

BH...I would guess the mix depends on your friends likes/dislikes. If he is a Burley lover, does he also enjoy Orientals? If not, perhaps a sweet Ginnyweed or Cavendish would suit him better. It'll be interesting to hear what you decide!! cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:04 pm

Me too!

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:05 pm

Blackhorse, the new Lane version of ERR, if that's what you have, is not cube cut like the older stuff. The leaf is just cut in small pieces, with a lot of very fine dust in it. It burns very fast. The flavor profile still has the molasses dominating note, but there is an underlying note that is different from ERR. Jim Inks did a very good comparison of the two.

I don't know what I'd mix with it, because I don't know what is out there with the same type of cut. Perhaps something from C&D, because they also use that type of cut often, but I don't really smoke their blends and can't give you an educated guess.

I was really disappointed with Lane's version of ERR and could not finish my can. I sieved it to remove the finer specks, but even that was very unsatisfying. But those wanting blends that burn easily and fast might like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:17 pm

Thanks, good info.

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:17 am

I bought some ERR match from 4noggins recently (not Lane) and I like it but find it a bit too heavy on flavor. I've been mixing it 3 parts ERR to 1 part Carter Hall and really like the result. But then again, I think everything is better with a little CH, so consider the source Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:30 am

I've got some 5 Brothers around here. That should kick some butt. Or perhaps just some Burley Cavendish for smoothness. This might be fun!

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:36 pm

Hmmm. Just toying with some ideas this morning...


I wonder what the ERR Lane would do mixed with some McClelland #2000 Fragrant Matured Cake.

From multiple comments that the new Lane is really nothing like the blending they did when it was called ERR...I need to await having the goods in hand. But I've got some Peretti 333 that is as Grape Nuts nuggety as you could want. It's got that ERR molasses/raisin quality and smolders well. I've always wondered what it would do if some McC 2000 were added...thinking 3 parts 333 to 1 part McC 2000 as a baseline test. maybe I'll try that out today.

Edit. 1: That was easy. Turned on the digital scale, spooned in 0.30 oz of the Peretti...added McC 2000 to the 0.40 oz. point. Good. Rubbed them together well, set on the counter to dry in a low flat bowl. I'll let it sit an hour then come back and do 'em. It's pretty humid around here today. Likely the 333 will gain and the 2000 will lose a little humidity. Even things up a little. Shouldn't hurt it any. Smells pretty wonderful as it is.

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:29 pm

OK - the above blending of 3 pts Peretti 333 and McClelland #2000 has been gravity fed with a light assist into my treasured Corncob Snob Society naked Freehand. Not bad, but not earth shaking. Wants to burn hot...slow puffing to keep it under control. The aroma off the bowl is great, fragrant plus straight Burley. If this was all I had to smoke, I would. Decent N level, given the components. Middle third of the bowl is the best. Thinking a Prince or Pot would be good for this. The tall narrow Freehand cob lends itself to forge-like burns. But there are no 'bad' things going on...just the feeling that either of these on their own would be better.

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:21 pm

Sometimes blending tobacco is like mixing drinks.....

Not every concoction turns out as sweet as a top shelf Long Island Ice Tea.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Edgeworth Blend ???   Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:28 pm

Exactly so. When I was working on the details of the Dark Horse blend, giving instructions to 4 Noggins...questions going off to John Patton re this-n-that...the issue re how much or what ratio of this component vs some other was discussed at length. I guess that often the difference between 5% vs 6% of some condimental ingredients can make a huge difference. It is a world of subtleties, to be sure.

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