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 Post subject: Aniseed.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:58 am 
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Have tried a few different flavours,with orange juice being the favorite so far.
Coke was also not bad,,,that's the cola one ok !
I just dribble a bit of either in as I chop the baccy up with my wifes EX blender that I took ownership of because it does such a good job.
Well tonight as I was prepairing the next few days smoke,I spotted an old bottle of pure Aniseed oil I bought a few years ago.
The usual half a cap of orange juice went in,followed by one drop of Aniseed oil.
A good mix an the dry Baccy was at the right consistancy and I retired to the smoking room,which just happens to be my office.
Roll up an give it a good toke,,,Wow I've found a winner.
Has made my rather harsh Baccy nice an mello with just a hint of Aniseed flavour.

Remember you read it here first.
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 Post subject: Re: Aniseed.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:06 am 
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Sounds like you are on the right track... licorice is a common sauce ingredient.
Of course the coke will have a huge ingredient list !

Invert sugars are also common... bring your sauce mix up in temp, cool before applying.
The acidity in the orange will invert the sugars.

and I would sure get a 2nd opinion on that! lol

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 Post subject: Re: Aniseed.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:48 pm 
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Thanks Rusty,

I've stopped blending with store bought since I worked out the right chop or shred to get consistent burning, so it's now all about the flavour.

I have quite a list of things to try yet, the A was just something I spotted in the fridge an though "why not ? ".


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 Post subject: Re: Aniseed.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:37 pm 
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Thanks for the tip.
Did you add the flavor, when bringing it to case before shredding or after?

I still mix my homegrown with store bought, homegrown is milder and better tasting, but the store bought stretches it until I get some more homegrown.

I remember Lonnie planting a huge crop for years of smoking, I wonder how that worked out for him?

With lots of tobacco, we could do a lot of experimenting with flavors.

I am considering growing mint, and blending the mint leaves into the mix, what do you all think? Will it work?


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 Post subject: Re: Aniseed.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:02 am 
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Hello Ozark Lady,
Good to see you.

I miss Lonnie being around... great guy, helpful, and knew lots of stuff he was willing to share with others!
Certainly hope he is doing well.

I think it would be a good idea to grow the mint! Pls post pics. :-)

I don't think it will do so well blending in a ciggie, though. I suspect harsher and dryer with a 'hint of mint' .

I have done eucalyptus menthol into my leaf using a trout steamer. It works well.
Toss maybe a dozen leaves in the water, put in the rack, pack it loosely with dried leaf, and set the top on it.
I turn it off quickly as it begins to steam.
Works really well.

A small amount of euc seems to take the edge off burley. Using more euc brings a distinct menthol note.

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 Post subject: Re: Aniseed.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:11 pm 
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Ozark Lady,I put one drop in after I shredded.

That was with 4 big leaves, it would be VERY easy to over do it though so be carefull .

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