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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

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As has been touched on, there is such thing as a bad codger burley. Granger, for instance. I somehow doubt that Granger was ever any damn good, but it may have changed over the years.

Does anybody have any other nominations for bad/worst OTC codger burley?
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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

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Anyone have any experience with Heine's Blend by Sutliff?

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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

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Anyone have any experience with Heine's Blend by Sutliff?
It's very good. I have nothing but fond memories of it, though it's been some years since I smoked it.
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Post by hugodrax » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:41 pm

I have been grossly, shamelessly unfair to BLWB in the past. I atone for it several times a day now.
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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

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I have been grossly, shamelessly unfair to BLWB in the past. I atone for it several times a day now.
It really is good, isn't it? I don't know why Ii thought I didn't like it for as long as I did. The recipe has always been the same, no?

I'd smoke it all the time now.
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:44 pm
hugodrax wrote:
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I have been grossly, shamelessly unfair to BLWB in the past. I atone for it several times a day now.
It really is good, isn't it? I don't know why Ii thought I didn't like it for as long as I did. The recipe has always been the same, no?

I'd smoke it all the time now.
It is. I thought it insipid. No, it's just good. Cheerfully working my way through a few oz. There will be more. Also that delightful sounding cherry blend you were talking about. What was that called again?
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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

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hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:00 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:44 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:41 pm
I have been grossly, shamelessly unfair to BLWB in the past. I atone for it several times a day now.
It really is good, isn't it? I don't know why Ii thought I didn't like it for as long as I did. The recipe has always been the same, no?

I'd smoke it all the time now.
It is. I thought it insipid. No, it's just good. Cheerfully working my way through a few oz. There will be more. Also that delightful sounding cherry blend you were talking about. What was that called again?
Blood Red Moon? S'alright. Amazing how it tastes just like a red Tootsie Pop. It's mild to the point of being almost insipid, but it does taste just like the candy of our boyhoods.

I thought BLWB was better.
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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:54 pm

A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:21 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:00 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:44 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:41 pm
I have been grossly, shamelessly unfair to BLWB in the past. I atone for it several times a day now.
It really is good, isn't it? I don't know why Ii thought I didn't like it for as long as I did. The recipe has always been the same, no?

I'd smoke it all the time now.
It is. I thought it insipid. No, it's just good. Cheerfully working my way through a few oz. There will be more. Also that delightful sounding cherry blend you were talking about. What was that called again?
Blood Red Moon? S'alright. Amazing how it tastes just like a red Tootsie Pop. It's mild to the point of being almost insipid, but it does taste just like the candy of our boyhoods.

I thought BLWB was better.
BLWB was one of my standard daily smokes for years. I’m rediscovering it myself.
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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

Post by 7formy1911 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:38 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:54 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:21 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:00 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:44 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:41 pm
I have been grossly, shamelessly unfair to BLWB in the past. I atone for it several times a day now.
It really is good, isn't it? I don't know why Ii thought I didn't like it for as long as I did. The recipe has always been the same, no?

I'd smoke it all the time now.
It is. I thought it insipid. No, it's just good. Cheerfully working my way through a few oz. There will be more. Also that delightful sounding cherry blend you were talking about. What was that called again?
Blood Red Moon? S'alright. Amazing how it tastes just like a red Tootsie Pop. It's mild to the point of being almost insipid, but it does taste just like the candy of our boyhoods.

I thought BLWB was better.
BLWB was one of my standard daily smokes for years. I’m rediscovering it myself.
A student who smokes with us just gave me a few ounces as a gift at the end of the term.
It’s been years since I’ve had BLWB. I believe 6 to be exact. I’ll be sure to revisit this one!
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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

Post by hugodrax » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:56 am

7formy1911 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:38 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:54 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:21 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:00 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:44 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:41 pm
I have been grossly, shamelessly unfair to BLWB in the past. I atone for it several times a day now.
It really is good, isn't it? I don't know why Ii thought I didn't like it for as long as I did. The recipe has always been the same, no?

I'd smoke it all the time now.
It is. I thought it insipid. No, it's just good. Cheerfully working my way through a few oz. There will be more. Also that delightful sounding cherry blend you were talking about. What was that called again?
Blood Red Moon? S'alright. Amazing how it tastes just like a red Tootsie Pop. It's mild to the point of being almost insipid, but it does taste just like the candy of our boyhoods.

I thought BLWB was better.
BLWB was one of my standard daily smokes for years. I’m rediscovering it myself.
A student who smokes with us just gave me a few ounces as a gift at the end of the term.
It’s been years since I’ve had BLWB. I believe 6 to be exact. I’ll be sure to revisit this one!
You know, I was pleasantly surprised. The older I get, the easier I seem to be to be pleased. I'm still a Virginia flake guy, but I genuinely enjoy lightly sweetened burleys. Lanes Ready Rubbed and the BLWB hit the sweet spot as all rounders--passers-by enjoy them, I enjoy them, everybody's happy except the dink who likes to scream at me for smoking. The thought I might be giving him lung cancer by smoking on the street makes me tingle with happiness.

Anyway, I ramble. I'm interested to know what you think of it. I respect a man that prefers the .45.
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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

Post by 7formy1911 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:19 am

hugodrax wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:56 am
7formy1911 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:38 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:54 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:21 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:00 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:44 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:41 pm
I have been grossly, shamelessly unfair to BLWB in the past. I atone for it several times a day now.
It really is good, isn't it? I don't know why Ii thought I didn't like it for as long as I did. The recipe has always been the same, no?

I'd smoke it all the time now.
It is. I thought it insipid. No, it's just good. Cheerfully working my way through a few oz. There will be more. Also that delightful sounding cherry blend you were talking about. What was that called again?
Blood Red Moon? S'alright. Amazing how it tastes just like a red Tootsie Pop. It's mild to the point of being almost insipid, but it does taste just like the candy of our boyhoods.

I thought BLWB was better.
BLWB was one of my standard daily smokes for years. I’m rediscovering it myself.
A student who smokes with us just gave me a few ounces as a gift at the end of the term.
It’s been years since I’ve had BLWB. I believe 6 to be exact. I’ll be sure to revisit this one!
You know, I was pleasantly surprised. The older I get, the easier I seem to be to be pleased. I'm still a Virginia flake guy, but I genuinely enjoy lightly sweetened burleys. Lanes Ready Rubbed and the BLWB hit the sweet spot as all rounders--passers-by enjoy them, I enjoy them, everybody's happy except the dink who likes to scream at me for smoking. The thought I might be giving him lung cancer by smoking on the street makes me tingle with happiness.

Anyway, I ramble. I'm interested to know what you think of it. I respect a man that prefers the .45.
As we all get older our preferences change, including caliber of choice. For any sort of social work I prefer 9mm but nothing beats an accurate match load in .45 for just the pure pleasure of shooting. Hopefully my lot has not diminished due to my preference change :wink:
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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

Post by hugodrax » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:38 am

7formy1911 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:19 am
hugodrax wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:56 am
7formy1911 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:38 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:54 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:21 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:00 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:44 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:41 pm
I have been grossly, shamelessly unfair to BLWB in the past. I atone for it several times a day now.
It really is good, isn't it? I don't know why Ii thought I didn't like it for as long as I did. The recipe has always been the same, no?

I'd smoke it all the time now.
It is. I thought it insipid. No, it's just good. Cheerfully working my way through a few oz. There will be more. Also that delightful sounding cherry blend you were talking about. What was that called again?
Blood Red Moon? S'alright. Amazing how it tastes just like a red Tootsie Pop. It's mild to the point of being almost insipid, but it does taste just like the candy of our boyhoods.

I thought BLWB was better.
BLWB was one of my standard daily smokes for years. I’m rediscovering it myself.
A student who smokes with us just gave me a few ounces as a gift at the end of the term.
It’s been years since I’ve had BLWB. I believe 6 to be exact. I’ll be sure to revisit this one!
You know, I was pleasantly surprised. The older I get, the easier I seem to be to be pleased. I'm still a Virginia flake guy, but I genuinely enjoy lightly sweetened burleys. Lanes Ready Rubbed and the BLWB hit the sweet spot as all rounders--passers-by enjoy them, I enjoy them, everybody's happy except the dink who likes to scream at me for smoking. The thought I might be giving him lung cancer by smoking on the street makes me tingle with happiness.

Anyway, I ramble. I'm interested to know what you think of it. I respect a man that prefers the .45.
As we all get older our preferences change, including caliber of choice. For any sort of social work I prefer 9mm but nothing beats an accurate match load in .45 for just the pure pleasure of shooting. Hopefully my lot has not diminished due to my preference change :wink:
Hah. No, sir. Better not to be a dinosaur and the mark of the man is the ability to change his decisions with experience. I like the platform, that's all. I also loved my old M9 and covet a Hi Power.
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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

Post by 7formy1911 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:05 am

hugodrax wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:38 am
7formy1911 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:19 am
hugodrax wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:56 am
7formy1911 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:38 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:54 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:21 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:00 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:44 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:41 pm
I have been grossly, shamelessly unfair to BLWB in the past. I atone for it several times a day now.
It really is good, isn't it? I don't know why Ii thought I didn't like it for as long as I did. The recipe has always been the same, no?

I'd smoke it all the time now.
It is. I thought it insipid. No, it's just good. Cheerfully working my way through a few oz. There will be more. Also that delightful sounding cherry blend you were talking about. What was that called again?
Blood Red Moon? S'alright. Amazing how it tastes just like a red Tootsie Pop. It's mild to the point of being almost insipid, but it does taste just like the candy of our boyhoods.

I thought BLWB was better.
BLWB was one of my standard daily smokes for years. I’m rediscovering it myself.
A student who smokes with us just gave me a few ounces as a gift at the end of the term.
It’s been years since I’ve had BLWB. I believe 6 to be exact. I’ll be sure to revisit this one!
You know, I was pleasantly surprised. The older I get, the easier I seem to be to be pleased. I'm still a Virginia flake guy, but I genuinely enjoy lightly sweetened burleys. Lanes Ready Rubbed and the BLWB hit the sweet spot as all rounders--passers-by enjoy them, I enjoy them, everybody's happy except the dink who likes to scream at me for smoking. The thought I might be giving him lung cancer by smoking on the street makes me tingle with happiness.

Anyway, I ramble. I'm interested to know what you think of it. I respect a man that prefers the .45.
As we all get older our preferences change, including caliber of choice. For any sort of social work I prefer 9mm but nothing beats an accurate match load in .45 for just the pure pleasure of shooting. Hopefully my lot has not diminished due to my preference change :wink:
Hah. No, sir. Better not to be a dinosaur and the mark of the man is the ability to change his decisions with experience. I like the platform, that's all. I also loved my old M9 and covet a Hi Power.
Experience has certainly been a very good teacher. Almost 8 years of LE work helped a lot too. You get to see a lot of mistakes as well as things that went right as it pertains to the defensive use of firearms.

In any case I’ll add some BLWB to my next order and post a review.
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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

Post by KYBURLEY » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:16 pm

A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:31 pm
KYBURLEY wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:19 am
Anyone have any experience with Heine's Blend by Sutliff?
It's very good. I have nothing but fond memories of it, though it's been some years since I smoked it.
I'm gonna have to try it out. Hopefully I can find a smaller sample than the 14 oz. tub. I'm a sucker for the chunky cut Burley blends. Do you remember anything about the topping at all?

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KYBURLEY wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:16 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:31 pm
KYBURLEY wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:19 am
Anyone have any experience with Heine's Blend by Sutliff?
It's very good. I have nothing but fond memories of it, though it's been some years since I smoked it.
I'm gonna have to try it out. Hopefully I can find a smaller sample than the 14 oz. tub. I'm a sucker for the chunky cut Burley blends. Do you remember anything about the topping at all?
Sort of a coconut, root beer, baby powder type of topping. Not candy sweet like German or contemporary American and not at all sticky. The pluggy, cube cut burley gives it a woody, nutty tobacco flavor would be good by itself if you like burley. It's very similar to Mixture No 79 by the same company, but not soapy in it's aromatic quality.
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Post by hugodrax » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:55 pm

Mixture 79 is delightful. On the rare occasions I encounter it, I smoke it happily.
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Post by A_Morley » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:54 pm

I've actually left off the codger burley for a while to get myself to smoke something else.
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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

Post by KYBURLEY » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:41 pm

A_Morley wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:46 pm
KYBURLEY wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:16 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:31 pm
KYBURLEY wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:19 am
Anyone have any experience with Heine's Blend by Sutliff?
It's very good. I have nothing but fond memories of it, though it's been some years since I smoked it.
I'm gonna have to try it out. Hopefully I can find a smaller sample than the 14 oz. tub. I'm a sucker for the chunky cut Burley blends. Do you remember anything about the topping at all?
Sort of a coconut, root beer, baby powder type of topping. Not candy sweet like German or contemporary American and not at all sticky. The pluggy, cube cut burley gives it a woody, nutty tobacco flavor would be good by itself if you like burley. It's very similar to Mixture No 79 by the same company, but not soapy in it's aromatic quality.
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Re: The Codger Burley Thread

Post by Auroraboy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:08 am

Over the Christmas break, I finally ordered a pouch of Lane's Ready-Rubbed, which I'd been meaning to try, and several pouches of Carter Hall, which has completely disappeared from stores in my area. I'm very excited to get into the Ready-Rubbed!

Happy New Year to all us codgers--

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