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Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:42 pm
by rgcurrey
UncleBob wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:05 pm
3lbs of PS Luxury Navy Flake
And here I am thinking a pound of something is a lot.

Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:57 pm
by UncleBob
rgcurrey wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:42 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:05 pm
3lbs of PS Luxury Navy Flake
And here I am thinking a pound of something is a lot.
Which weighs more? A pound of feathers or a pound of lead?

:chili:

Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:20 pm
by rgcurrey
UncleBob wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:57 pm
rgcurrey wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:42 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:05 pm
3lbs of PS Luxury Navy Flake
And here I am thinking a pound of something is a lot.
Which weighs more? A pound of feathers or a pound of lead?

:chili:
My pound of LNF weighs more than either the pound of feathers or pound of lead because I had to put it in all these little glass jars. :bacon:

Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:40 pm
by Adam Z
Tobacco tale of woe: So I picked up a clay pipe today in Colonial Williamsburg. Through research I found that these clay tavern pipes they sell all over Colonial Williamsburg are in fact made by Old Dominion Pipes - it's their “Williamsburg” model. I was excited about trying this out, having read some positive stuff about clay pipes. I also visited Havana Connections a couple miles away. They're a small cigar shop that also carries some pipes and pipe tobacco. I saw they had in a large bulk jar a tobacco they call “Commonwealth” which, to my eyes, looks just like Stokkebye Luxury Bullseye Flake (the only really similar looking flake I've seen is Escudo, but that doesn't have the cavendish center. Also, the store stocks “Proper English” bulk, so I can't imagine this is anything other than LBF) So I asked the guy working the counter if he could confirm that this is LBF being called by a different name. I couldn't get a straight answer from him - IDK if he was being evasive or ignorant.

Anyway - I got back to the motel and loaded a bowl of Commonwealth, noting how dry the tobacco seemed. Oh, my gosh - it was incredibly tasteless. Idk if it's all the air getting into the massive jars (air that was likely regularly permeated with cigar smoke - 4 people with Cigars burning when my wife and I walked in) The Virginias seem almost non-existent, and the perique is the most noticeable thing here. I wasn't all that impressed with the taste of it in the clay pipe. So upon finishing the pipe, I loaded some Star of the East flake from a jar I've been smoking, and found the taste to be noticably different as well, and not necessarily in a good way. The bowl gets hot, and the clay gives off a cool, dry smoke, but it just isn't the same taste as a briar or cob pipe. I don't know exactly how to describe it, but the overall smoking experience isn't at all what I'm used to enjoying. I guess the pipe just needs some breakin-in.

I decided to give the supposed LBF another try, this time in my Peterson 999. It was better than out of the clay, but it still not an enjoyable smoke, and I'm probably going to trash the rest of the bag. ImageImageImage

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What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:34 pm
by JohnnyMcPiperson
Adam Z wrote:Tobacco tale of woe: So I picked up a clay pipe today in Colonial Williamsburg. Through research I found that these clay tavern pipes they sell all over Colonial Williamsburg are in fact made by Old Dominion Pipes - it's their “Williamsburg” model. I was excited about trying this out, having read some positive stuff about clay pipes. I also visited Havana Connections a couple miles away. They're a small cigar shop that also carries some pipes and pipe tobacco. I saw they had in a large bulk jar a tobacco they call “Commonwealth” which, to my eyes, looks just like Stokkebye Luxury Bullseye Flake (the only really similar looking flake I've seen is Escudo, but that doesn't have the cavendish center. Also, the store stocks “Proper English” bulk, so I can't imagine this is anything other than LBF) So I asked the guy working the counter if he could confirm that this is LBF being called by a different name. I couldn't get a straight answer from him - IDK if he was being evasive or ignorant.

Anyway - I got back to the motel and loaded a bowl of Commonwealth, noting how dry the tobacco seemed. Oh, my gosh - it was incredibly tasteless. Idk if it's all the air getting into the massive jars (air that was likely regularly permeated with cigar smoke - 4 people with Cigars burning when my wife and I walked in) The Virginias seem almost non-existent, and the perique is the most noticeable thing here. I wasn't all that impressed with the taste of it in the clay pipe. So upon finishing the pipe, I loaded some Star of the East flake from a jar I've been smoking, and found the taste to be noticably different as well, and not necessarily in a good way. The bowl gets hot, and the clay gives off a cool, dry smoke, but it just isn't the same taste as a briar or cob pipe. I don't know exactly how to describe it, but the overall smoking experience isn't at all what I'm used to enjoying. I guess the pipe just needs some breakin-in.

I decided to give the supposed LBF another try, this time in my Peterson 999. It was better than out of the clay, but it still not an enjoyable smoke, and I'm probably going to trash the rest of the bag. ImageImageImage

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Interesting. Clays do smoke very differently that briars. The coins look similar but not identical to LBF to me... could just be very old tobacco. This is why I don’t like to buy tobacco from jars in B&Ms.


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Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:50 pm
by Gabriel
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:34 pm

Interesting. Clays do smoke very differently that briars. The coins look similar but not identical to LBF to me... could just be very old tobacco. This is why I don’t like to buy tobacco from jars in B&Ms.


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Yep.

Clays do taste like... clay. Not necessarily unpleasant, but if you're expecting the same experience as briar, you'll be disappointed. Ditto Johnny's comment about jarred tobacco at a store. I've been known to buy it, used to buy it a lot, but always check it for being old and dry first.

Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:55 pm
by Goose55
Five 100 gram tins of McClelland 40th Anniversary I was blessed to pick up for a song on eBay. I now have sixteen 100 g tins and am deeply grateful for them

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Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:31 am
by rgcurrey
Small order came in today, but, it made me VERY HAPPY!

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Now, check out the manufacture dates on the Acadian and the Bold Kentucky

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Acadian - Dec 2015
Bold Kentucky - Jan 2016

Kind of fun to get two tins with 2 1/2 years age on them fresh from the store.

Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:15 pm
by JohnnyMcPiperson
Well, I told myself I wasn’t going to buy any more tobacco, but With Dunhill going away again I had to grab some bull. EMP


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Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:25 pm
by JimVH
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Well, I told myself I wasn’t going to buy any more tobacco, but...
Famous last words (of most of us).

Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:06 pm
by tim_witten
I got a tin of pelican and had Milan’s mail it to one of my favorite pipe makers, John Hines. I should have got one sent to the Judge.


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Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:22 pm
by Goose55
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Well, I told myself I wasn’t going to buy any more tobacco
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But as you smoke and enjoy the tobacco, you have to replenish it. As we discover blends that are stellar, we must get more. There is no sin in that.

Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:21 pm
by JohnnyMcPiperson
JimVH wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Well, I told myself I wasn’t going to buy any more tobacco, but...
Famous last words (of most of us).
Indeed


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Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:26 pm
by JohnnyMcPiperson
Goose55 wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Well, I told myself I wasn’t going to buy any more tobacco
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But as you smoke and enjoy the tobacco, you have to replenish it. As we discover blends that are stellar, we must get more. There is no sin in that.
Except when you get to the point of having more tobacco than you’ll ever smoke...


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Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:53 pm
by Goose55
Couple more 100g tins of McClelland 40th Anniversary from a CPSer. Love this stuff. Best tobacco I ever have, or ever will have savored. As our 'ol Rusty would have said, it doesn't have any Perique and it doesn't need any.

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Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:30 pm
by rgcurrey
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Some Navigator from G.L. Pease.

Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:01 am
by JohnnyMcPiperson
rgcurrey wrote:Image

Some Navigator from G.L. Pease.
Mmmm Navigator, so good!


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Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:34 am
by rgcurrey
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:01 am
rgcurrey wrote:Image

Some Navigator from G.L. Pease.
Mmmm Navigator, so good!


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I had a couple of bowls and have jarred it up. The tin was only 3 months old when I popped it and I think it might be better with at least 3 more months in a jar (but probably 6 more). I have realized I like PS LNF a lot more after 6 months in a jar over fresh, so, I am hoping the same here.

Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:24 pm
by Eruannu
Some bulk stokkebye Black Coffee. Not my cup of tea (pun intended,) I'm going to save it back for winter it may be better then.

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Re: What was your last tobacco purchase?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:00 pm
by JohnnyMcPiperson
rgcurrey wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:01 am
rgcurrey wrote:Image

Some Navigator from G.L. Pease.
Mmmm Navigator, so good!


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I had a couple of bowls and have jarred it up. The tin was only 3 months old when I popped it and I think it might be better with at least 3 more months in a jar (but probably 6 more). I have realized I like PS LNF a lot more after 6 months in a jar over fresh, so, I am hoping the same here.
Indeed I’ve got some with a few years on it.


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