Aydin composer 2009-11-13 21:35:55
I like the taste and especially the smell of vanilla. Can I flavor my
ordinary tobacco with vanilla?
Good days and nights 🙂
Joe lavigne 2009-11-13 21:36:06
You CAN do anything you want, but wouldn’t it be more efficient to buy it
from the pro’s? There have been quite a few nice vanilla blends touted
here over the years. MacBarens Vanilla Cream (or something like that)
springs to mind…
Joseph M. LaVigne
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Chalatso 2009-11-13 21:36:08
Well, I know you can infuse sugar with vanilla by keeping it in an
airtight container with a vanilla bean. It could be you could jar up a
nice mild tobacco, like a burley, with a couple of vanilla beans and
leave it for a month or two. I know it’s not a quick solution, but I try
not to actually ADD anything to my tobacco. This way, you could add the
flavor without affecting the moisture conetnt or smoking properties.
As a matter of fact, I’ve got a tin of MacB VA#1 that’s not busy right
Aydin composer 2009-11-13 21:36:13
:))) Chuck, please reach that tasty MacB and enjoy a bowlful (or
several) of nice smoke. I will try that with a test-amount.
Dear Joe, I’d very much like to buy from the pro’s, but there is a
little problem that in my country there is no such thing as a pro or a
retailer. 🙁 (I live in Istanbul). I’m afraid to buy from online
retailers, because the order comes in 15-30 days minimum and I don’t
konw it will be fresh anymore. If I lived there, you could see me
talking to pipe&tobacco experts, learning tobacco recipes, teaching
food recipes 😀
Best regards and respects,
Bill 2009-11-13 21:36:16
On 1 Feb 2005 02:13:30 -0800, “Aydin Composer”
Tobacco is typically tinned ir if bulk it is sealed. No reason not to
buy online. By the way, I’ll bet you can get some killer meers over
Aydin composer 2009-11-13 21:36:24
I’ll listen to you, Bill. Wisdom who whispers solutions is always
right.. Thank you.
By the way, I read and deduced from the net that some people spray
vanilla extract on the tobacco and let it rest, academically speaking,
what do you think of that?
Bill 2009-11-13 21:36:38
On 1 Feb 2005 02:21:09 -0800, “Aydin Composer”
I would tend to agree with Joe. It’s easier just to buy the tobacco
already cased. At least you would know what you’re getting. Although
MacBaren’s tends to bite me, I have to agree that their Vanilla Cream
Chalatso 2009-11-13 21:36:41
I do not care for the idea of spraying the tobacco with vanilla extract,
for the same reason you add vanilla (and other) extracts near the end of
a recipe: Extracts are often made with alcohol, which evaporates,
sometimes taking much of the flavor with it. Not to mention the issue of
adding moisture to your tobacco. Your methods and results may vary, but
this thread has inspired me to stick a vanilla bean in a small jar of
Virginia #1 and wait a while. I’ll report my findings.
By the way, you didn’t answer Bill. Do you see a lot of meerschaums?
Corneel vermeu 2009-11-13 21:37:55
In that case you best buy tins, and let bulk or pouches for what they are.
This does not limit your choice at all.
As far as vanilla flavored tobaccoes go, I would get some Danish Black
Vanilla (by Planta Tabak).
Just my $.02
Aydin composer 2009-11-13 21:38:00
Yes, my friends. I apologize, I couldn’t at first understand “meer” 🙂
Yes, the meerschaum is native to our country, and the best crafted and
best quality ones are made in Turkey.
There are some thrustworthy online dealers here. Or if you come to
Istanbul or Eskisehir, you can purchase from the Misir Carsisi
(Touristic Gallery Bazaar).
Meerschaums really smoke nice.
Wait a sec, I will find some Turkish links who sell professional
meerschaums overseas with nice cases and in every size… As far as I
know, these places sell real and quality meerschaums.
Bill 2009-11-13 21:38:16
On 1 Feb 2005 02:51:48 -0800, “Aydin Composer”
They smoke the best in my opinion.
Aydin composer 2009-11-14 00:53:03
I dared to try something. I cleaned my little air-tight ceramic jar
which I’ll use for everyday storage. I put it in near-boiling water to
heat it. When the air inside warmed enough, I put some tobacco(just 1-2
bowlfuls) in it. After that I cut a circular shaped wax paper. The
paper’s diamater was a little smaller than the ceramic jar’s. I put a
little teaspoon of real vanilla powder on the top of the wax paper.
Finally, I closed the air tight lid firmly. As the jar’s heat
decreased, it caused a vacuum-like effect and I began waiting.
I have luckily learned all of these methods from the kind gentlemen
here, I am proud of that. The wax paper and vanilla thing is my own
stupid invention. It may fail, or not 🙂 but it is fun. The jars are
Kilted1 2009-11-14 03:58:32
Aydin, welcome to our little world!
I for one encourage your experimentation! There is probably some wise
advice that has been shared on the topic so far. I do remember that once
everyone thought Chrisopher Columbus was looney, mad as a hatter, until the
powers that be in Spain said, “H*** boy, I believe you might have something
there. Here’s some cash, 3 ships now go find it!” Of course someone had to
go off the edge of the world to prove it wasn’t there. Said one caveman to
the other, “Hey, I think we ought to put that mastadon over this here fire
and see what it tastes like!” “Oh my GOD you ain’t doing that with MY
Though I think that there are already some fine vanilla mixtures out there,
where is the harm in trying it yourself? We have a lengthly thread going
with other “loonies” (c’mon guys I’m playin) baking tobaccos in tins in
their ovens! The thing I find facinating is the inventive ways we all play
with out pipes and tobaccos. Who amoung us hasn’t fiddled a bit with their
pipes, their tobaccos? I know many of us have tried our hand at “blending”
with mixed degrees of success. Some “open up” their stems and chambers,
some even try their hand at carving. I think it’s very natural for us to
‘play’ a bit, it’s also just a h*** of a lot of fun!
Keep us all posted, we want to know if it turns out well, or you just
invented something which makes “Blue Note” taste GREAT!
Inquisitor 2009-11-14 09:57:38
It is certainly worth a try, Aydin. Let us know how it works if you attempt
Juan 2009-11-14 09:57:57
Yes, I’ve always wondered how did people discover some food. For
example: salt. You had those 2 cavemen with that mastodon. How did they
discover salt? Did they get some seawater in a vassin and waited until
it evaporated? What did they want that seawater for??, now what’s
worse… God only knows what other things they put in their hard earned
mastodons before they discovered salt… and they eat it!!. Of course,
they also could have trown that mastodon to the sea while saying “I’m
Wait, imagine 2 cavemen watching a chicken and saying: “Look, next
thing that goes out that b***, I’m gonna eat it”.
Aydin composer 2009-11-14 09:58:00
Vulgumpecus 2009-11-14 09:58:06
There is no such thing as a nice vanilla flavoured tobacco… 🙂
Kilted1 2009-11-14 12:12:31
Most likely using salt and other things like that came from observation of
other creatures licking salt deposits. The things I’ve wondered about:
Who was the first person to eat a tomato? I mean for a long time they were
cultivated as an ornamental fruit, fearing that they were a poisonous
“nightshade” Oddly tobacco is also a nightshade as is the potato!
Who amoung the Japanese was the persistant one who successfully prepared
blowfish for the fisrt time? If it’s not prepared in an exacting maner it
is deadly poisonous!
There are lots of really strange and intriguiging cullinary mysteries.
Juan 2009-11-14 12:12:43
Yes, fugu is a good example. I’ve also wondered that.
Chalatso 2009-11-14 12:15:34
It was a brave man who ate the first oyster.
“Hey Ug! I found a rock with a gigantic booger inside! I’m-a EAT it!”
Russ a. 2009-11-14 12:15:47
You nailed it, Chuck. He was either brave, or stupid, or the victim of some
pre-historic college hazing ritual. Whatever the reason, God bless him!
Ed stephens 2009-11-15 19:17:26
How about Clamato? I guess someone was drinking tomato juice one day and
said “Huh. This definately needs more clams.”
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Ed stephens 2009-11-15 19:17:57
Neat idea – let us know how it turns out!
Why did you vacuum-seal the jar? To keep the flavour in?