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    Also, at one time, Bob Runowski (RIP) sent me a pack of Partagas cigar tobacco for blending - alas now long gone.
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    At the moment I'm mixing Hamborger Veermaster with GH Brown Flake u/s in an effort to purge the cellar of HV. The trouble with that plan is that quite like the combination.
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    Hello,

    I followed Thomas' lead and also enjoyed the HV with his earlier idea, Dark Flake Unscented. But for me that is just a little experiment. The main brew at the moment is still MB Virginia No 1, John Aylesbury Own Mixture (a Latakia blend), a Turkish cigarette shag and G&H black pigtail. This was put on top of the existing goto brew, which had other VAs etc inside, but not documented. Then there's the living blend, right now asleep in a jar, where I've been taking notes with every new addition.

    My general idea is to keep Virginia at ca. 50% of the whole, and the other half can be a Latakia blend, any other condiment, or even a crumbled cigar, usually more than one tobacco to go with the VA.

    I started mixing seriously in early 2012 when I read Jim's recipe above on Smokers Forums for the first time and tried to imitate it with tobaccos I had at hand. In recent months I've smoked a lot of tobaccos straight again, and haven't experimented with mixes a lot. The current goto brew mainly aims at turning the Danish-style VA No 1 into a more British-style outcome, with less honey and bite.

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    I've not had any positive outcomes whenever I've experimented. No amount of mixing makes the ones I don't like any better and I prefer to keep the ones I like as they are. The only one that kind of worked was when I was forced to make my small amount of Condor Flake last longer so I mixed it with FVF and kept it in the Condor pouch.

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