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Fight'n Hampsters

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PostSubject: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:34 am

It dawned on me last month that I tend to gravitate toward VaPers and Perique heavy blends.  What to ask you fine folks what your favorites and "must tries" are.

I love Haddo's Delight and am falling for Chenet's Cake.

What other good ones are out there when you get the Perique itch?

Edit: Forgot to add that I do not like Latakia. So if it has some in it then, for me it is disqualified. Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:52 am

My go-to VaPer is McC 2015. Quite full-bodied without a lot of lady-nic.


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RR
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:34 pm

McC St. James Woods, Escudo, Dunhill deluxe navy roll, SG cabbies mixture and St James woods are my go to va per blends.
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:29 pm

Easy! Samuel Gawith's St James Flake. Sublime! V curious about McC's Va flake and Per though...
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:14 pm

2015, St. James Woods, St. James Flake, Hearth and Home Louisiana Red, GH Louisiana Flake, Escudo,all good for sure!

I do enjoy Pebble Castle for a bit of Oriental influence to the blend though... But that's just my bias....
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:51 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
2015, St. James Woods, St. James Flake, Hearth and Home Louisiana Red, GH Louisiana Flake, Escudo,all good for sure!

I do enjoy Pebble Castle for a bit of Oriental influence to the blend though... But that's just my bias....

And lovely it is too brother. Just had some today aamof!

Very Happy


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RR
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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:09 pm

McClelland 2015
C&D Night Train
Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:46 pm

I've been smoking SG Cabbies Mixture for a while now.
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:49 pm

Zeno Marx wrote:
McClelland 2015
C&D Night Train
Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake

I smoke NT regularly and would never consider this a VaPer! Although it has p-weed it's very much a burley forward blend to me. And a fine one at that.


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Fight'n Hampsters

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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:58 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Zeno Marx wrote:
McClelland 2015
C&D Night Train
Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake

I smoke NT regularly and would never consider this a VaPer! Although it has p-weed it's very much a burley forward blend to me. And a fine one at that.


Cheers,

RR

It is neat how subjective this hobby can be. For example, I can barely take any Latakia in my tobacco anymore, but love perique. I read an old post by the great Kyle Weis where he describes the horrible reaction he has to Perique. It sounds like how I react now to Latakia!

As always YMMV. One of the cool things that makes this fun cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:54 pm

Seconding most everything mentioned (at least what I've tried!), especially SG's St. James Flake. Even better than that, if you can find it, is St. James Plug. I scored a brick of that in a Synjeco group buy and man oh man is it good. At the same time I picked up Holker Twist and Greenodd Rope, a pair of delicious and fun-to-prepare VaPers made for Synjeco by Gawith and Hoggarth, IIRC. Maybe remaining pressed in those forms assists with the fermentation process or maybe it's just because I love plugs and ropes in general, but those would definitely be my top three VaPers--sweet, spicy, and rich but without being overwhelming.

On the milder end I think Peter Heinrich's Curly is pretty good, maybe a step up from Dunhill's Elizabethan Mixture and in a cut I prefer, but some people seem to really dig it.

And while I wouldn't call it a VaPer, Mac Baren's Acadian Perique is a groovy blend with a lot going on.
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:55 am

Lots of good recommendations here. I'm going to throw a couple new ones into the fold, GLP Fillmore and Telegraph Hill... I love how rich Fillmore is and it ages like a champ! And I'm going to second Dunhill Deluxe Navy Rolls - very rich and spicy. And of course St. James Woods and St. James Flake are excellent... and last one of my favorites, Beacon Extra - so good!
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:25 am

Thanks guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:33 am

Hampsters, some previous conversations make it seem like we probably have some similar tastes in VaPers. Based on that, I second Old Nate's suggestions of Fillmore and Telegraph Hill (Fillmore has a tiny bit of latakia, but it doesn't taste "latakia-y", if that makes sense), and the St. James options.

I still like to smoke something different from time to time, but I'm primarily a VaPer guy and my go-tos are:

1. Telegraph Hill
2. St. James
3. Haddo's
4. H&H Louisiana Red
5. More Telegraph Hill

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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:42 am

My go-to is GH Louisiana Flake, but it might not be Perique-forward enough for this list, and it does have a very mild topping. I also like Synjeco's 'Bad Nun II'
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:28 pm

idbowman wrote:
Hampsters, some previous conversations make it seem like we probably have some similar tastes in VaPers.  Based on that, I second Old Nate's suggestions of Fillmore and Telegraph Hill (Fillmore has a tiny bit of latakia, but it doesn't taste "latakia-y", if that makes sense), and the St. James options.

I still like to smoke something different from time to time, but I'm primarily a VaPer guy and my go-tos are:

1.  Telegraph Hill
2.  St. James
3.  Haddo's
4.  H&H Louisiana Red
5.  More Telegraph Hill


Yeah I didn't want to scare him away from Fillmore w talk of Latakia. Smoking a bowl of it right now. I just love it!
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:09 pm

mcconnell "scottish cake" and sg's "cabbies mixture" are my two favorites
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:21 pm

Old Nate wrote:
idbowman wrote:
Hampsters, some previous conversations make it seem like we probably have some similar tastes in VaPers.  Based on that, I second Old Nate's suggestions of Fillmore and Telegraph Hill (Fillmore has a tiny bit of latakia, but it doesn't taste "latakia-y", if that makes sense), and the St. James options.

I still like to smoke something different from time to time, but I'm primarily a VaPer guy and my go-tos are:

1.  Telegraph Hill
2.  St. James
3.  Haddo's
4.  H&H Louisiana Red
5.  More Telegraph Hill


Yeah I didn't want to scare him away from Fillmore w talk of Latakia. Smoking a bowl of it right now. I just love it!

You know me well Very Happy The good thing is, I think that is a pre '07 blend so I dont have to rush in to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:17 am

Right on... plenty of time to explore Fillmore... at least at the present.
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:30 pm

Old Nate wrote:
Right on... plenty of time to explore Fillmore... at least at the present.

I have a tin of Fillmore open at present and I can't smell or taste any latakia? 'You sure about the latakia?
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:11 pm

SpeedyPete wrote:
Old Nate wrote:
Right on... plenty of time to explore Fillmore... at least at the present.

I have a tin of Fillmore open at present and I can't smell or taste any latakia?  'You sure about the latakia?

Yep...it's in there. But just a little bit. It gives it some extra depth and that (very slight) leathery note - doesn't come across as Latakia at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:57 pm

Read a few reviews of Filmore. How have I missed out on this one?? It sounds so good! Also noticed Telegraph Hill. That looks really good too...
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:22 am

I go back and forth with some of the blends, but I think Fillmore and Quiet Nights are two of the best blends made by Greg Pease. Granted I haven't tried them all, but of the many I have, I think those are the best.
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PostSubject: Re: Your VaPer and Perique blend Recommendations   Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:44 pm

Lately I have been smoking Dunhill Dark Flake. It's like STG's finest weed had a threesome baby with McClelland's 2015 & Blackwoods Flake.

One of the best dark Virginia and Perique flakes that I have smoked, period. Personally I like it a bit better than 2015 &  Sam G. St. James Flake.

Sucks that it is going away....
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