Alpha Puffer Fish
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Los Angeles Area
You're right in asking the question about blends that might require more experience. I've come across a few blends that I struggle with. It's not that I don't enjoy the taste, it's that they taste really bad, or get ashy super quick, and I don't know if I'm packing them right, smoking them too fast, not letting them dry etc....I think I know enough to troubleshoot the problem (although I haven't been able to yet) but a less experienced smoker might not be able to figure things out.
But you won't know until you try them, so I say smoke everything and see what works. If something doesn't taste right, jar it up, and revisit it when you've had more practice.