I smoked it last night, going to eat it today. (Couldn't help smoking all of it, about 4 grams, leaving .5 for chewing)
Sadly the buds I used are lacking in potency, I knew that once I tested the jar cured buds, but the cob has been already made. Straight buds are good smoke taste wise but lacking potency for me at least and obviously what you put in is what comes out...
Smoke-wise is a different league, what a experience! While "dismantling" it for grinding the scent reminded me of top quality natural fermented tobbacco leaves (I was raised in the Canary Islands and fell in love with cigars since I was young).
I refer to the ones used for hand-rolling premium cigars (Cohiba, Montecristo, etc i.e. best of the best, creme de la creme).
The result made me think of a cannabis "cigar-yfication": original "slightly fermented citrus" aroma was kept, but was super-charged and became an "overtone"; body became thicker and deeper, like light cedary wood rounded with leathery and peppery spices. Delicious!
Even being slightly moist and plyable after being drying for 8 hours at least, it smoked absolutely slooow, uniformly and smoooth, with the whitest ash. Made me think on rolling them like cigars, i.e. 5-6grams rolled using also cob
) or cannabis for the outer skin, I would have one stapled to my mouth all day
Loving this curing method! For me, a truly Gourmet finish for the proper buds!
I should note that my cobbing ended up being more "pressed slab" style than a malawi cob (rolled); due to the really powerful vacuum machine I used, vacuum acted like a press and the cob was pressed flat since the sweat stage, like a hash slab.
I suspect this could impart a different character/effects to the curing, as we are preventing air pockets inside the cob vs cob rolling. Thinking it's similar to how tobbacco is fermented, leaves are placed flat on top of each other making piles, looking to prevent air pockets, so could be the key for cigar-like curing.
After drying (eight hours), the chunk I cut looked like a hashified bud, but was still plyable, leather-like.