Post by booknpipe on Sept 24, 2020 19:02:45 GMT -5
I was just sitting out on my deck trying out the first bowl of a new mix I conjured up. H&H Delta Days with a not-quite-equal amount of Carter Hall. Something in the Delta Days (red VA?) just bothers my palate so I wanted to cut it with something. Bingo! Smoothed it out for me with a hint of sweetness but still retains a little bit of peppery-ness from the perique. Behaved extremely well (even though I have a habit of 'freight-training') and not a relight until it was nearly gone. I was staring into the cornfield across the road, solving the world's problems (as you do) and these big dragonflies kept flying past so choosing a name for this concoction was easy. Dragonfly!
Post by briarpipenyc on Sept 26, 2020 8:28:41 GMT -5
Love stories with happy endings. Enjoy "Dragonfly" for a long time.
I think starting with two-three, commercially available, professionally blended, well balanced mixtures, and hybridizing them.... can bring more success as opposed to scratch-blending from individual components. The commercial blends are more stable, more flavor-consistent, and cheaper.
I do a lot of "50:50" hybrid-blending. I've had some failures, but many triumphs, also. Note: Sometimes just adding a little cigar-leaf to that special 50:50 mixture, can take it into a new zip-code.
BTW...that name "Dragonfly" ....makes me think, quiet solitude, sitting, alone, in a row boat, fishing rod in hand, or... a quiet back porch, trees, breezes, buzzing bees sipping flowers, sweet clover, and.... no one around to break the spell.