Prince Albert

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Re: Prince Albert

Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:10 pm

This thread is making me want to open a pouch of the Prince.
Maybe tomorrow.
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Re: Prince Albert

Post by Gabriel » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:05 pm

I'm afraid I suddenly find myself out of PA. :(

I thought I had another pouch, but alas, no. Time to head to town...
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Re: Prince Albert

Post by Rusty » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:26 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Rusty wrote:
SteveH wrote:
Hovannes wrote:The Prince is the best I know of for building cake in a new pipe. :pipe2:
That's worth knowing!
Yeah, but it's utter BS. He wants to believe that. I think we should let him believe it but we don't have to.

Steve, what causes cake to form? Where in your pipe bowls do you see cake? There is a big ring at the top of the bowl and then smaller rings below. It's not uniform in the bowl unless you do something to even it out. Why isn't it even or uniform? Hint: it's connected to something you do, and it's not a property specific to a particular blend. It would be much more even if it was the blend. Though the blend or its packing may make you do more of the activity.
The thickness of the cake wasn't the only feature of the cake I was referring to, old chap. I've built cake using aros, Lats and Orientals and they add dubious flavors while the Prince makes for a quick, neutral cake which doesn't compete with whatever tobacco you later choose to puff away on. Nor did I suggest that the Prince's cake was going to be uniform, only that it can be built up quickly, more quickly than any other geezer tobacco I've tried.Exactly how uniform the cake is of course up to the nut at the opposite end. Try it yourself, if you dare.
So do Virginias, which I note are missing from your list. That omission is significant for a British pipe smoker. I don't have a problem with the neutrality argument. It's the blend making cake that is dubious. Haven't you ever wondered why the chamber exhibits the pattern of cake rings where it does?
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Re: Prince Albert

Post by saltedplug » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:37 am

Until now Carter Hall was the only OTC whose praises I have heard sung, Will have to add PA.

I'm smoking some CH now and am liking it. Unless swallowed up in a blend, I avoid burley. To me it seems less refined than VA. But in blends like MB Latakia Flake I taste it as a non-standard element that is additive. And Dark-Fired is always a favorite. I don't think I've met a version I didn't like: Cumberland, Commodore Flake, Condor (I guess) and Triple Play to me are all quite good.

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Re: Prince Albert

Post by Goose55 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:44 am

Cracked a 1/2 pint jar crammed with PA recently, and it's almost gone already. It's so fluffy it takes a lot to fill the large bowls that I like.
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Re: Prince Albert

Post by A_Morley » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:24 am

There is simply no other tobacco I'd rather smoke. I wonder if and when this will change?
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Re: Prince Albert

Post by Roadmaster » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:45 am

PA is getting hard to find locally.
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Re: Prince Albert

Post by wosbald » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:11 am

+JMJ+
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:45 am
PA is getting hard to find locally.
Everything has gotten hard to find locally. I used to get tubs of Mix 79. No longer. Tubs of Walnut? No. Tubs of SWR? No. Granger? Nope. Middleton Cherry? Paladin? Sail? Buzz!!!

Borkum Riff? Increasingly not.

Pouches? Count yer blessings.

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Re: Prince Albert

Post by A_Morley » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:06 am

wosbald wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:11 am
+JMJ+
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:45 am
PA is getting hard to find locally.
Everything has gotten hard to find locally. I used to get tubs of Mix 79. No longer. Tubs of Walnut? No. Tubs of SWR? No. Granger? Nope. Middleton Cherry? Paladin? Sail? Buzz!!!

Borkum Riff? Increasingly not.

Pouches? Count yer blessings.

Val-U-Rite's Lubricious Lug o' Leaf Generic Cavendish? Only if yer good.
I was able to find tubs of Prince Albert locally, but I considered that to be a fortuitous anomaly.
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Re: Prince Albert

Post by John-Boy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:07 am

A_Morley wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:06 am
wosbald wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:11 am
+JMJ+
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:45 am
PA is getting hard to find locally.
Everything has gotten hard to find locally. I used to get tubs of Mix 79. No longer. Tubs of Walnut? No. Tubs of SWR? No. Granger? Nope. Middleton Cherry? Paladin? Sail? Buzz!!!

Borkum Riff? Increasingly not.

Pouches? Count yer blessings.

Val-U-Rite's Lubricious Lug o' Leaf Generic Cavendish? Only if yer good.
I was able to find tubs of Prince Albert locally, but I considered that to be a fortuitous anomaly.
I've been wanting to get a PA tub for my shelf. Would just make me feel better to know it's there.
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Re: Prince Albert

Post by A_Morley » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:13 am

John-Boy wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:07 am
A_Morley wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:06 am
wosbald wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:11 am
+JMJ+
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:45 am
PA is getting hard to find locally.
Everything has gotten hard to find locally. I used to get tubs of Mix 79. No longer. Tubs of Walnut? No. Tubs of SWR? No. Granger? Nope. Middleton Cherry? Paladin? Sail? Buzz!!!

Borkum Riff? Increasingly not.

Pouches? Count yer blessings.

Val-U-Rite's Lubricious Lug o' Leaf Generic Cavendish? Only if yer good.
I was able to find tubs of Prince Albert locally, but I considered that to be a fortuitous anomaly.
I've been wanting to get a PA tub for my shelf. Would just make me feel better to know it's there.
Truth to tell, P&C does have what I've found to be the best price.
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Re: Prince Albert

Post by TNLawPiper » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:26 am

A_Morley wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:06 am
wosbald wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:11 am
+JMJ+
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:45 am
PA is getting hard to find locally.
Everything has gotten hard to find locally. I used to get tubs of Mix 79. No longer. Tubs of Walnut? No. Tubs of SWR? No. Granger? Nope. Middleton Cherry? Paladin? Sail? Buzz!!!

Borkum Riff? Increasingly not.

Pouches? Count yer blessings.

Val-U-Rite's Lubricious Lug o' Leaf Generic Cavendish? Only if yer good.
I was able to find tubs of Prince Albert locally, but I considered that to be a fortuitous anomaly.
In 2010 or so, I could find it at Wal-Mart. Whether one's local Wal-Mart would still sell it, or whether one would enter such an establishment to find out, may vary.

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Re: Prince Albert

Post by A_Morley » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:35 am

TNLawPiper wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:26 am
A_Morley wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:06 am
wosbald wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:11 am
+JMJ+
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:45 am
PA is getting hard to find locally.
Everything has gotten hard to find locally. I used to get tubs of Mix 79. No longer. Tubs of Walnut? No. Tubs of SWR? No. Granger? Nope. Middleton Cherry? Paladin? Sail? Buzz!!!

Borkum Riff? Increasingly not.

Pouches? Count yer blessings.

Val-U-Rite's Lubricious Lug o' Leaf Generic Cavendish? Only if yer good.
I was able to find tubs of Prince Albert locally, but I considered that to be a fortuitous anomaly.
In 2010 or so, I could find it at Wal-Mart. Whether one's local Wal-Mart would still sell it, or whether one would enter such an establishment to find out, may vary.
My local Fred Meyer/Kroger carried it in pouch form. They stopped doing so for a while until I threatened them with a reckoning and then they brought it back. I moved to the other side of town and was pleased to see that the Fred Meyer there also had Prince Albert in pouch form. Then they stopped carrying it shortly thereafter. I haven't the time or energy to distribute so many reckonings.

As I said, it was odd that a local pet food and discount cigarette outlet also carried Prince Albert in large tubs, but I chose not to question.
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