I've finally been able to test a couple of the FLV tobaccos that Brendan was kind enough to send me.
I mixed up 2% test batches of the flavors, and they have been steeping a month.
So far I've tried Virginia & Cured.
The Virginia was good. Light, with a bit of sweetness. I vaped a few tanks of it, as a stand alone, single flavor, and enjoyed it. I also used it as a complimentary flavor, added with others, in a mix. I feel it brought 'positives' to those mixes as well. I want to increase it from 2% to 3% on my next test batch, and see how that works. Over all, a so far.
The Cured to me, at 2% said 'cigar'. I'm not a huge fan of cigar vapes, nor was I a huge cigar fan when I smoked. However, they do have their moments, in both vaping and smoking, when a cigar is 'right' for that particular moment. Cigars for me have an appeal span of about 10 minutes. After that, they get a bit overwhelming. With the cured, that same appeal span held true. What I actually enjoyed, was having a tank of Cured at 2% available to hit, when the mood struck me. I found myself reaching for it 4 or 5 times a day, and vaping it for 10 - 15 minutes, then going back to what I was originally vaping. I can see having a dedicated, small tank (I used a Nautilus Mini) for the Cured, just to have it available when the whim struck. It is a decent cigar flavor to me. I didn't pick up on any fruits, spices, floral notes, etc. Just a nice, clean cigar taste, that hit the spot, a few times a day. True cigar lovers with a better trained palate may find reasons to critique Cured, but I give it a
I still have the FLV NET, and Kentucky Blend to test. They are just waiting for a cleaned & freshly wicked tank to test them in.
It sounds like I need to get my hands on some Red Burley.
More to come!