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Recent KWK Loa Waka

Discussion in 'Kalm With Kava' started by ThePiper, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. aviavieu

    aviavieu Member

    And how the tests came out :) ?
  2. Kapmcrunk

    Kapmcrunk The Kaptain of Crunk KavaForums Founder

    This batch is a good bit headier than the last few batches. Less sedative, and much coarser grind. I love coarse kavas because they're easier to knead and squeeze out completely. It's a great daily drinking kava. It's not going to make you walk sideways at 40 grams, but I'd call it a good medium strength kava.
  3. Firedog

    Firedog Member

    Been trying to get proper banged up in this one the last few days. 5tbls didn't do it so I might have to go up to 6
  4. Skywalker

    Skywalker Kava Enthusiast

    I had a bag of KWK wake from a few years ago I opened. And BAM, insta happy. So I ordered more, and it was about 1/4 as strong.

    So yes, the strength went down. A lot.
  5. ThePiper

    ThePiper Kava Enthusiast

    Dang I was thinking it was just my tolerance.. Wish I could get kava like 2015-16 Loa Waka.
  6. recentreturn

    recentreturn Kava Enthusiast

    I wish I could get 2015/16 Mo'i; stuff never made me sleepy back then.
  7. Kavashua

    Kavashua Mmmm Kava

    Me too, it had an amazing effect. Energizing yet calming at the same time, absolutely loved it
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  8. kavamehameha

    kavamehameha Magnum's 'awa drinking bird

    Interesting. I wonder what @Kalm with Kava says to this diminished strength (note that I'm completely aware that it's not Mike's fault, just would like to have his opinion/impression on that).
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  9. Ricardo Piquant

    Ricardo Piquant ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    My guess is there's more demand now so the growers are maybe pulling younger plants. I've noticed top shelf quality to be much more elusive to acquire these days across the board. The best stuff probably is kept from being exported now.
    There's really not a whole lot of verifiable QC as it relates to growers. I think in the future we may need to move to the way they grow blue agave - another rare crop that takes many years to mature but has a better standard in place.

    Just my guesses
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  10. Kavashua

    Kavashua Mmmm Kava

    Agreed but I don’t think it’s solely demand. I believe they have had enough weather catastrophes in the South Pacific that the farmers have no choice but to pull young plants till they get back into a good crop rotation. This is all conjecture on my part and I know nothing of the actual trade but based on what I’ve read this is my conclusion
  11. SelfBiasResistor

    SelfBiasResistor Persist for Resistance!

    Blue agave is another very special plant and an interesting comparison when you consider it's prime growing conditions. Also similar to kava, the people I've met that don't like it have only bought from the lower quality producers. For me beverages from either are plant are top shelf amazing or just meh.