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Personal Tobacco Traditions

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:17 pm

I just bought a tin of Grousemoor and this topic came to mind. More on the Grousemoor later.

I was wondering if there is a certain blend that you smoke only at certain times or events. For instance I smoke Penzance on the birthdays of my grand daughters. That is the tobacco I chose to smoke to celebrate the day they each were born and it continues...for as long as I can get Penzance, I rarely smoke it any other time. I have an annual meet up with the fat man on Christmas Eve and I have a selection of one or two blends that I smoke after the stockings are filled...an adult beverage and a pipe for "Santa".

So for the Grousemoor...I had wanted a blend that I celebrated the end of the day in the grouse hills. Grousemoor is a natural, but I am not big on most LakeLands (Grandma's bath salts)...but with encouragement from Morley's posts and a tin from FOP, I tried some last season and liked it a lot. So I bought another tin for this grouse season and am adding a new tobacco tradition.
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Re: Personal Tobacco Traditions

Post by Goose55 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:59 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:17 pm
I just bought a tin of Grousemoor and this topic came to mind. More on the Grousemoor later.

I was wondering if there is a certain blend that you smoke only at certain times or events. For instance I smoke Penzance on the birthdays of my grand daughters. That is the tobacco I chose to smoke to celebrate the day they each were born and it continues...for as long as I can get Penzance, I rarely smoke it any other time. I have an annual meet up with the fat man on Christmas Eve and I have a selection of one or two blends that I smoke after the stockings are filled...an adult beverage and a pipe for "Santa".

So for the Grousemoor...I had wanted a blend that I celebrated the end of the day in the grouse hills. Grousemoor is a natural, but I am not big on most LakeLands (Grandma's bath salts)...but with encouragement from Morley's posts and a tin from FOP, I tried some last season and liked it a lot. So I bought another tin for this grouse season and am adding a new tobacco tradition.
I have a tin or two of that in my cellar. Not sure what caused me to buy them. Have never tried it yet. What do you like about it?
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Post by Goose55 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:28 pm

I generally have a good McClelland VaPer every evening. So refreshing and relaxing. A few days ago I cracked a 3.5 ounce tin of their St. James Woods broken flake Virginia-Perique, and looking forward to it for sure. Very very good stuff. Highly recommended for VaPer lovers.
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Post by hugodrax » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:38 pm

Goose, I generally have a pipe of vaper in the evening as well. Like you I like the taste.

I think the intent here is to talk about more whimsical traditions. I can't say I smoke grousemoor when grousehunting or any special tobaccos on my daughters birthdays. I guess I have no tobacco traditions.
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Post by Fainn » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:21 pm

The first pipe I bought when I was 18 is a basket billiard with a military mount. I smoked the heck out of it with Swiss Chocolate until the stem and shank connection became too loose to make it a regular smoke. It happened to be the pipe I smoked when my uncle. So now I only smoke that pipe and blend when someone passes. I call the pipe, which is black, the "pipe of mourning".
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Post by SlowToke » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:28 pm

The only tradition I've followed is purchasing 4 tins of the current year Christmas Cheer around this time of year but alas that is no more. :sob:
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Post by JimVH » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:39 pm

SlowToke wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:28 pm
The only tradition I've followed is purchasing 4 tins of the current year Christmas Cheer around this time of year but alas that is no more. :sob:
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Post by sweetandsour » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:53 pm

Long story short, after a successful snipe hunt I liked a bowl of Edgeworth, when it was still around. Before and during a duck hunt I always have a cigar, both for mosquitoes and to accompany the thermos of strong black coffee. But after the duck hunt its a dry English blend, preferably a McClelland, and preferably with a small strong Toddy of some sort.
After Thanksgiving lunch, I'll smoke the strongest English-lat-containing blend I have. Westminster, typically.
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Post by UncleBob » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:36 am

On Christmas Day, I smoke my Santa Meerschaum pipe all day. That's about it.
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Post by Bloodhound » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:14 am

UncleBob wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:36 am
On Christmas Day, I smoke my Santa Meerschaum pipe all day. That's about it.
There have to be pictures...lets see one
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Post by UncleBob » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:23 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:14 am
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:36 am
On Christmas Day, I smoke my Santa Meerschaum pipe all day. That's about it.
There have to be pictures...lets see one
I am shy.

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