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Brunei Kodo Kit (#2) Coming Friday 10/9/20 @ 5pm Pst

Discussion in 'Kodo King' started by KodoKing, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. KodoKing

    KodoKing Oud Fanatic

    Hey Ouddict Members! New Kodo King Kodo Kit being prepped for Friday Release - details are below and I highly, highly recommend trying these woods, they are specimens that do not become available often.

    Welcome to Brunei - Independent since 1984 however, rich with historic turmoil since the fall of the Bruneian Empire in 1888. Brunei is known to produce a uniquely spicy Aloeswood scent profile. This has become so popular over the years that there are imitations all over the place. Here is the opportunity to score 4 exemplary Bruneian woods - each unique but true to region.

    Kodo Kit includes 1 gram each of the below 4 woods;

    Brunei Heartwood - Solid with resonation through both sides.

    Top Notes include: Intense Spiciness, cardamom, allspice, clove, as well as dried fruit incense

    Brunei Carving Excess - Solid as a rock, fully resonated Brunei Black carving excess.

    Top Notes: Rich buttery purple spice - cardamom, cumin, saffron - with a touch of hay

    Brunei Nirvana - Soil Tigerswood - resin throughout, pure exotic bliss, smell is fabulous even at room temperature - a personal favorite.

    Top Notes: Rush of Spice - Vintage, Nutmeg, Allspice, Dried Cherry Incense

    Brunei Soil - Rock Solid, unbreakable, crystalized resin within the grain patterns - old stock Brunei.

    Top Notes: Kinamic Undertones on low heat, invigorating Brunei Blue, Spiciness, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black Pepper - Dried Fruit Incense

  2. Mustafa

    Mustafa Oud Fanatic

    Thanks for the heads up. It would also help if you give us suggestions about the optimum temperature.
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  3. KodoKing

    KodoKing Oud Fanatic

    I can do that for sure! I will update for the last kit and the new one - but if you’re using an Abdenbi burner then general rule is LOW heat - his heating element is much larger than what I use.
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  4. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

  5. KodoKing

    KodoKing Oud Fanatic

    So I pulled out the laser thermometer and took some readings - I like to start out at about 130-150* Celsius - and creep the temperature up every 10-15 minutes or so to my ceiling which is about 300*C.

    Note that Soil woods will do well with higher heat generally - these for example, I would start at 150 rather than 130 for more delicate, softer woods.

    Kyaras and Borneo, Brunei, China, Cambodia Kinam I would lean more towards starting quite low - even closer to 115* - but again, True Kyara and Cambodi seem to require lower heats while the Borneo / China woods can handle higher heat (higher meaning okay to start around 120*)

    This will always be a judgement call - more oil heavy woods will thrive on lower heat to not burn the oil. Whereas resin heavy (usually older infection, vintage) woods will like higher heats - I find these to be the most fun because you can typically get a completely different scent on low heat from higher heat.

    If you have access to an infrared thermometer (inexpensive on Amazon.com) - I recommend taking some readings - I found that measuring the temp of the wood after leaving at same temp for about 10 minutes works well since the IR doesn't always get a consistent read from mica - and be sure to create a table for reference of the temps at various voltage readings from your dial.
  6. Mustafa

    Mustafa Oud Fanatic

    Thanks you so much brother
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  7. Proust Madeleine

    Proust Madeleine Oud Fanatic

    Sounds fantastic.
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  8. KodoKing

    KodoKing Oud Fanatic

    Last edited: Oct 10, 2020
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