My first Schmalzler was from the Otto line. I found it a fascinating departure from the English and Indian snuffs I had been exploring and so I vowed to familiarize myself with this wonderful new world.
I have since tried many Schmalzlers by several manufacturers, and am appreciating the complex variation within and between different varieties - I am thinking explicitly of Bernard here.
What are your preferred methods for taking Schmalzlers? They are messy, so I use a crafted snuff spoon despite bing a fan of a warmed pinch and the boxcar method. I strongly dislike tap boxes, but those by Bernard are solid and seem to be a pretty effective way to enjoy the muddy contents.
Does anyone else tend to decant Bernards tapboxes into jars or boxes?
Any fans of Gekachelter Virginie by Bernard? Recently discovered it.
Also, thoughts on Poschl Schmalzlers? I have tried several that have been quite good, but dont rise to the level of some of the Bernards offerings. I recently procured a 100g bag of Perlesreuter Schmalzler by Poschl that im excited to contrast with Sudfrucht and Schmalzler A Brazil.
I recently expanded my Bernards inventory to now include the following:
- Polar Prise
- Brazil Doppelt Fermentiert
- Aecht Alt Schmalzler
- 285 Jahre Jubilaums Snuff
- Tiger Cherry
- Gekachelter Virginie
Although I realize that Jubilaums and Tiger Cherry are not Schmalzlers.
I realize this is a broad topic, so please indulge me in any and all talk surrounding this wonderful nuanced niche of the snuff universe!