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GeoffC

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PostSubject: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyMon Sep 02, 2019 11:56 am

Two more 100g plugs out of the press.  This is my daily go to blend of Virginia's (mostly red) and well aged perique.  Shared with folks at the local B&M and people what to buy it.  So now I have to figure out some arrangement with the shop owner.

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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyMon Sep 02, 2019 1:03 pm

Those look very good. Great blending and pressing
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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyMon Sep 02, 2019 1:32 pm

er...process? blend? I know. I probably wouldn't share them either, but for all of us who want to ask, I'll be the jerk and ask.
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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyMon Sep 02, 2019 2:49 pm

Will you also be supplying the NHL with this seasons official game pucks? Laughing
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GeoffC

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Age : 52
Location : North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyMon Sep 02, 2019 5:41 pm

Don't mind sharing.  Don't plan on getting rich on this . . .

42g Sutliff 515 RC-1
32g Perique (see notes)
13g Sutliff TS-3 Unflavored Cavendish
13g Sutliff 507-C Stoved Virginia

The mystery component of this is the perique.  I was given this when a B&M shutdown in my area.   It is like 6 years old and is more stewed fruit then spicy which is why the blend has a higher percentage then what most blends would use.  TS-3 is really nice and is made up mostly of matured Virginia's.

507-C adds some savory characteristics to the blends.  If you do it without the blend is more sweeter like plum / red wine.

I usually have 4 parts 515-RC1 to 3 parts perique pre-blended in a quart jar as the base.   That may sit around for 4-6 weeks before it is used up.  So those two marry first before I do the final blend and press.

The perique is the secret sauce because I have no idea where it was sourced.  Maybe you guys can help out and tell me where I could get something in a similar flavor profile.   For all I know the perique is St James but lost the spice over age.

Carolina Hurricane's have ordered several pucks for their games. cheers cheers cheers cheers

I was thinking about making whole leaf plugs at some point and curious what Ozark Wizard's setup is for doing whole leaf pressing.


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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyMon Sep 02, 2019 5:49 pm

Nice work! Those pucks look great!
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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyMon Sep 02, 2019 7:26 pm

That looks way tasty Geoff!

Cool


Cheers,

RR

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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyTue Sep 03, 2019 12:58 am

Nice looking pucks! They can get pretty hard if you slightly case the tobacco, warm it a touch and then leave it pressed for a week or two.
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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyTue Sep 03, 2019 2:38 pm

Thanks for the recipe and notes! Very kind and generous of you.
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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyTue Sep 03, 2019 4:45 pm

Anytime. Glad to help
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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyWed Sep 04, 2019 9:46 pm

That looks good enough to eat! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyFri Sep 13, 2019 5:28 pm


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Put Sutliff 515 RC-1 in the noodle press to make a 50g plug for 14 days.  This is pretty amazing stuff.  Like smoking French Pastry with dark fruit preserves.
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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptyFri Sep 13, 2019 6:47 pm

GeoffC wrote:

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Put Sutliff 515 RC-1 in the noodle press to make a 50g plug for 14 days.  This is pretty amazing stuff.  Like smoking French Pastry with dark fruit preserves.

I can almost smell and taste it from here!

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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptySat Sep 14, 2019 12:47 pm

Aging in your pasta press, do you use heat? I was wondering if one of those hot/heated rocks they use for amphibious pets would add anything to the process. I don't know if they produce enough warmth to do a darn thing or not. Or a heat lamp?
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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptySat Sep 14, 2019 7:01 pm

Zeno Marx wrote:
Aging in your pasta press, do you use heat? I was wondering if one of those hot/heated rocks they use for amphibious pets would add anything to the process. I don't know if they produce enough warmth to do a darn thing or not. Or a heat lamp?
No heat at all. Just pressed and tighten daily. Sat on the bookshelf of an air conditioned house
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PostSubject: Re: Plugging away   Plugging away EmptySun Sep 15, 2019 2:23 am

Thanks for the idea. I’ve just done myself a Virginia plug with 25 grams of yellow VA shag rolly tobacco. It is a terrible smoke in a pipe when unpressed as it burns too hot and too fast. Pressed however its a wonderful, slow, flavoursome smoke. The subtle liquorice casing has disappeared as well.

I highly recommend grabbing a noodle press and having some fun if you’re that way inclined as an easy way to get into making your own flakes and crumble cakes.

Cheers

Tim
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