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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 55
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PostSubject: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyWed Dec 02, 2015 8:46 pm

Sent some of my cured leaf off to an associate that focused on Virginias these last few years in trade for some of his stuff. Even trading, pound for pound. My 'Perique' will be ready by the 15th, and I thought, hey, why not twist up some rope?

Anybody ever try this?

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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 55
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyThu Dec 03, 2015 9:12 pm

All I hear are crickets.................

OK, well, I'll keep y'all posted........
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Location : Laramie, WY
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptySun Dec 13, 2015 4:28 am

Ozzy was looking into this myself to make a dark fired rope. Haven't gotten around to actually trying it though. Keep us posted on this one as I'm seriously intrigued.

Jim
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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 55
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptySat Jan 02, 2016 1:04 am

Oh, hey, guess what finally showed up???

That's right folks, a few pounds of Ginny leaf from a fellow grower. Finally ready to get to business, making enough rope to hang myself...

Versions as follows:

Strict VaPer twist
Citrus VaPer twist (some oriental added)
VaPerBur twist (some of my crop added)

Now, if the Queen would give me a couple of square feet of counter space and a bit of elbow room, I can play. The Ginnies are pretty dry and need a bit of rehydration before I start roughing them up.....
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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 55
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyWed Jan 27, 2016 12:47 pm

Here are some pics. I can see that for what I want to do I will need a longer rattan screen, as the sushi roller is a bit short for my purposes.


OK, so no pics. The Host server is not responding today...

Schnitzel!
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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 55
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyWed Jan 27, 2016 1:06 pm

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The Ginny


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My Burley


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My "Perique"

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Roll it and roll it and mark it with a 'B'



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Now to push the wax paper in the ends, wrap it in twine, and put it away. I think maybe I'll open it on my birthday............

Had some odds and ends left over, of course. Chopped it up, and jarred it, about an ounce MAYBE. Put some in a pipe and did a test. A little raw. The VA is bright and sweet, the Burley pretty nutty and mellow, the 'Perique' a bit piquant.

I should have eaten something first. Feel a little swimmy, and now I'm wondering if this might be too much for me. Time will tell I suppose.
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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyWed Jan 27, 2016 1:34 pm

Nice work. And excellent re-purposing of that bamboo sushi mat.
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huffelpuff

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Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyWed Jan 27, 2016 2:08 pm

Looking good there Wiz. Looking forward to your reports once they have a bit of age on them.

Jim
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juanmedusa

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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptySun Feb 07, 2016 3:17 pm

How industrious. Super cool.
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptySun Feb 07, 2016 4:29 pm

Wiz,

I find it fascinating and very impressive that you grow and process your own 'baccy. What a great thing to be able to do. How do your 'baccys compare to the larger brand name's?

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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptySun Feb 07, 2016 8:38 pm

Dunno how I missed this thread the first time around!

Very fascinating Ozzy. Very fascinating indeed! With your inclination in blending this should prove to be a fruitful move in a completely different direction.

And taking on the production of twists puts you in in another category altogether! You've more Chutzpah than many, mate!

I'll be all ears to learn how this works out. What a great experiment!!

rabbit


Cheers,

RR

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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 55
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptySun Feb 07, 2016 11:01 pm

Stick wrote:
Wiz,

I find it fascinating and very impressive that you grow and process your own 'baccy.  What a great thing to be able to do.  How do your 'baccys compare to the larger brand name's?


In a word, Sir..............

Immature....

For the most part anyway. I have some 'hands' of various grows from each year stored, but I feel I lack the facilities to properly age leaf like the major players. Would that I could pull off what McClelland does. I get close, but still nothing like their 5100. I have some Virginias that I sequester, three pounds, that rotates from my first grow to present. I also have two pounds that are five years of age that I rotate. The older batches are getting the smoother sweet action going on, finally. Any of my burley and cigar leaf change naught. Though I do guard them against the future........
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Dutch

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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptySun Feb 07, 2016 11:45 pm

Neat stuff Ozark! I missed this thread the first time around as well. Neutral
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyFri Mar 25, 2016 8:03 pm

Nine more days to go........... bounce bounce bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyFri Mar 25, 2016 8:07 pm

Good on you to update this thread Ozzie. I'll be very interested to learn the outcome!

alien



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RR

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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 55
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyFri Mar 25, 2016 8:12 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Good on you to update this thread Ozzie. I'll be very interested to learn the outcome!

alien



Cheers,

RR

With any luck it won't be a tube of compost!

It whispers to me in the night. "Only a week early, what difference will it make?"
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptySat Mar 26, 2016 1:42 am

Don't listen to those voices Ozzy! You'll be glad you waited.
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptySat Mar 26, 2016 5:57 pm

2 months in the tube tomorrow........
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyWed Mar 30, 2016 3:43 pm

5 days remaing...........
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyWed Mar 30, 2016 8:48 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
5 days remaing...........

tic....tic...tic.....


tongue



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RR

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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyWed Mar 30, 2016 10:54 pm

im getting ready to plant some ginny and some burley if I could get my hands on some of wizards perique I would be set I wanna make some ropes my self and btw good Idea with the sushi roller
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptySun Apr 03, 2016 11:08 pm

Well, as it seems tomorrow is my birthday, and it has been planned out..

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO............................

I grabbed one of the experiments to try tonight and leave the other two for later in the week. The one I opened is the plain VaPer.
First off came the rope........
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Then the rolling mat.
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Finally the wax paper is removed.
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Sliced off a few coins. It's not as moist as I thought it would be. I might sauce the next one a bit.....
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Load up the horn and go blow. Back in a bit!
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyMon Apr 04, 2016 12:07 am

OK........

The first bowl reminds me immediately of Stokkebye's luxury twist flake, but with the Perique pepperiness...Gave me the same nicotine feel of McClelland's 2015.

I can live with this!
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyMon Apr 04, 2016 2:06 am

Nice, glad to hear it turned out well!
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PostSubject: Re: Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope   Waiting to twist up a VaPer rope EmptyMon Apr 04, 2016 2:50 am

Looks yummy Wiz.
It might remind you of other tobaccos but they don't have the advantage of being 'Ozark Wizard's ......' Smile
Have you got a name yet?
'Ozark Wizard's Luxury Tortured Flake' ?

Now we just need JimInks review Very Happy
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