New Tobacco Blending Seminar with Brian Levine At CPCC

Seminar Title:

“Intro to Tobacco Blending or Home Blending 101”

During this day long course you will sample component tobaccos, learn the basics of how a blend is made, learn how condimental tobaccos effect a blend and create your own blends. Each participant will leave with at least one-pound of blended tobacco, six clay pipes (or you can use your favorite smaller pipes) and the knowledge to make that blend that you already love, just a little better. The course will be led by Brian Levine of Sutliff Tobacco and Per Georg Jensen of Mac Baren. We are going to get down and dirty and smoke a lot!

-Cost: $35.00 per person (Maximum 32)

-10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday April 28th in the Smoking Tent


How the big boys create a blend (20 minutes)

Introduction to base blending tobaccos and condimental tobaccos (40 Minutes)

Taste testing the blending tobaccos and condiment tobaccos (1 Hour)

-Yes, you will smoke them straight!

Lunch and Tongue Break (30 Minutes)

Lab Portion begins: During this time you will work on the blend and can work with others, on your own or in consultation with Brian and Per. This is Lab time for you to work at your own pace with in the time allotted.

The start of a blend! (1 Hour 30 Minutes)

-Start building the blend you want to make (Aromatic, English or Virginia) 20g samples.

-Make three versions.

-Speed Marrying (cheats for blending not relationships).

-Taste Test.

Lab Portion Continues:

Start Over or Fine Tune (1 Hour)

-Make minor tweaks to your favorite version.

-Start a whole new blend in a different style.

-Speed Marrying (cheats for blending not relationships).

-Taste Test.

The Results: (1 Hour)

-How did your blend come out (are you happy)?

-How does it look (eye appeal)?

-How does it smell (tin note)?

-How does it taste (Smoke it)?

-Share your results.

Blend up some more of your favorite for aging and experience the difference later.

Now go rest your tongue for the evening!

Space is available on a first come first serve basis. To reserve your spot email Tom Dinelli @ [email protected] for payment information.

Chicago Pipe Show Pictures

Our own Richard flew up to Chicago to see what the show was all about and had a blast and met a ton of great people.  Below are some pictures from the show.