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PipedJimmy

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PostSubject: Processing Perique   Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:56 am

I'm not sure whether this has been posted before, but I found it informative and fairly interesting - from the folks at C&D



Found this just afterwards

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huffelpuff

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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:40 am

Nice find! Thanks for posting this great information.

Jim
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:56 am

Charred oak barrels? I'll drink to that. Knew there was something about it I liked.
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:29 pm

Been looking all over and have not found any source that says Perique is a variety of tobacco like virginia or burley rather a process which turns the tobacco into Perique. They don't mention that in either of the videos. So what variety of tobacco is it produced from? Inquiring minds want to know! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:04 pm

Pretty sure it's a varietal of red burley.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:09 pm

At about the 25 sec. mark in the first video, I believe the word "Burley" is mentioned. Would that Mark Ryan were on here to fully answer the question! Google "Perique Tobacco" to get to the Wikipedia discussion on the subject. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and note the link to the 'Pipes Magazine" interview with Mark Ryan aka Mr. Perique!! This should answer most questions and perhaps create a few more!! cheers FTRPLT
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PipedJimmy

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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:10 pm

Yep, definitely concur with the gents above. I guess the peppery magic is imparted in the fermentation. Makes me think actually, I've got a tin of Kajun Kake cellared, anybody tried it?
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:16 pm

Went to google ( EVERYTHING is on Google Twisted Evil ) and found a list of the varieties of 'baccy as listed by the USDA and lo there was Perique !! So it is a separate variety of tobacco as well as a process!! YEA I answered my own ?  Twisted Evil

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Types_of_tobacco
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:38 pm

I suspect most people from the outside would see that and think "Disgusting!" Just made my mouth water. All about perspective.
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:38 pm

PipedJimmy wrote:
Yep, definitely concur with the gents above. I guess the peppery magic is imparted in the fermentation. Makes me think actually, I've got a tin of Kajun Kake cellared, anybody tried it?

I love it and will start hoarding some for my cellar soon.

I think it's fantastic fresh and should only improve with some age on it. If you like perique and musty/earthy tobaccos you'll enjoy it.
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:24 pm


I'm Hermit and I endorse this product.  Twisted Evil
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PipedJimmy

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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:49 pm

Thanks for the info, SourMilk. I look forward to loading it into me pipe.

Hermit, that's a great photo. You got your pipe stuffed with the stuff that you make?
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:38 pm

Hermit, the smell coming off those barrels must have been incredible.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:14 am

huffelpuff wrote:
Hermit, the smell coming off those barrels must have been incredible.

Jim

It was lovely. Twisted Evil
I've lived a half hour away for almost twelve years.
I finally got the make the pilgrimage.
It was open to the public for the Drew Estates BarnSmoker Event.
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:18 am

PipedJimmy wrote:
Thanks for the info, SourMilk. I look forward to loading it into me pipe.

Hermit, that's a great photo. You got your pipe stuffed with the stuff that you make?

Perique in the pipe, but I didn't make it. I was a guest.
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:24 pm

Great vids, thanks for putting these up! I do rather like a pinch of Vit P, especially when subtly blended with a fine Va. Mmm Mmm.
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:12 pm

Way great vids. Thanks for sharing Jimmy!

Cool


Cheers,

RR

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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:40 pm

Zeno Marx wrote:
I suspect most people from the outside would see that and think "Disgusting!"  Just made my mouth water.  All about perspective.

Laughing Laughing Glad you said something, because I literally had that same reaction when I saw the video!
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PipedJimmy

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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:23 am

You're welcome gents Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Processing Perique   Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:45 am

There are two tobaccos used in making Perique. The first is Perique, which, as noted above, is an offshoot of Burley. Mark has a number of farmers who grow it in an area called the "Golden Triangle" in St. James Parish. When processed, this is the only tobacco that can be referred to as St. James Perique. Because Perique is a sensitive crop, the yield varies a lot from year to year. For that reason, Mark brings in some dark Burley from selected growers outside of St. James Parish and it is processed in the same manner as Perique. This is called Acadian Perique. Pretty much everything you get in blends is a mixture of St. James and Acadian Perique. This has been done for more than 40 years so it's nothing new, and it serves two other purposes - it makes for a more consistent product on an annual basis; and, it cuts the cost of Perique in about half.

Russ
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