Welcome to Newbie: The Place for New Snuffers
Right off the bat, let me say that the following text is addressed to folks who are already familiar with the pleasures of tobacco. I do not wish to incite anyone to do something they do not wish to do. If tobacco talk offends you in anyway please leave this page.
Let me introduce myself. I am a relatively new snuffer but what I lack in experience I more than make up for in enthusiasm. Snuffing has added pure pleasure to my life. The adventure in tasting a new snuff and enjoying that nicotine rush is pure unparalled joy.
What I would like to do is share some of this joie de vivre with all my fellow snuffers.In order to do this I will offer up a few of my choice snuff picks and maybe a snuff recipe or two.
If you are new to snuff or are thinking about trying it, please let me share some advise. First of all don't be afraid of a little burn( burn: the sensation in the nose) when first trying snuff. You will initially feel a little prickling sensation, you may even shed a tear but it's nothing compared to the buzz. It hits your brain like gangbusters within a few seconds. After a while you look forward to that sensation.
Next is the eternal question of how often do I snuff? Well that's up to you. Your body has a nicotine level that it's comfortable with and you'll reach for the snuffbox when you feel like it! It's not a mystery it's just a better and safer way to enjoy nicotine.
Snuff is also a bit of a collection thing. I have on my desk in front of me a nice little array of cans. Some indispensible Dholakia Ganga (don't use this as your first snuffing experience. It's quite dry and has a considerable burn), McChrystal's S'Nuff, some lovely Wilsons Apricot (a medium snuff and quite moist.Be sure to eventually try some) and some Poschl Cherry that is a perfect mix of fruit and menthol and is a perfect beginner's snuff. I keep my reserves at home and never stray without a can or bullet. Bullet? What? I'm gonna shoot someone! No, no, no. It's just another way of taking snuff. A little mechanism that you load with snuff hold up to your nose and sniff. It's actually pretty efficient, like in a car when you're driving.
I love to snuff while enjoying a brew, the best way to accompany one vice is with another. Those golden suds (sorry mates I'm partial to lager) just taste better with a snout full of snuff. It can be great fun to mix and match beer and snuff. For example, if you have a sweet beer you may want to try a bitter or pungent snuff and to a bitter brew you may use a very floral or fruity snuff. You can try and match the flavor of hops with McChrystal's Hopfen Schnupf. It's really a personal preference and now I'll share a few of mine.
What I don't understand is why isn't it more popular nowadays? But I meander, that's a whole other topic.
Some Personal Favs
These are a few of my favorites. Get this straight, I'm not preaching for or against anyone. These are my personal favorites. I would urge you to gimme some feedback at this address.
- All time favorite Fribourg & Treyer's High Dry Toast
- Second place W.E Garrett's Peach Snuff
- Runner up Dholakia Ganga
- Honorable mention Fubar Grunt
If I was a beginner this is what I would recommend
- Any flavor of Poschl
- Any flavor of Rockit!
- Dholakia Swiss Chocolate
- QWS Irish Coffee
Now let me invite you into my Snuff Kitchen and share a few recipes.
Mild and Mellow
Blend about 50/50 some Ozona Orange and McChrystal's Mild Lemon. It's a fresh pick me up.
Crash and Burn
Blend about 50/50 some Wilsons Vanilla and Dholakia's Ganga. The result is mega hit with full flavor.
Mix about 50/50 Rockit! Naked with some Rockit! Orange Fuel. It gets you where you're going to!