Last Tin Opened

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Goose55 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:03 am

A 2006 8 ounce tin of GL Pease Fillmore I won on eBay for a semi-reasonable cost. Rust inside the tin and the leaf is almost black. Very different smoke from fresh. Very creamy soft.

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Goose55 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:53 pm

Here's that 8 ounce tin of 2006 GL Pease (Fog City Selection) VA/Per Fillmore spread on a plate. It's turned almost completely black and with rust in the can. Its definitely changed, for the better, I think. Very silky smooth and creamy soft

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by jasonsilver » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:50 pm

I opened up a tin I bought at the SmokingPipes.com store when vacationing in SC this winter, but when I finally opened it, it was all dried out.

The tobacco is named Dunhill My Mixture 965, and it was in the clearance bin for 6.95! Normally this would be 30 or 40 dollars in Canada, just to give you an idea of the big deal the price is.

Last night I put it all in a tea strainer, over a pot of boiling water, hoping to soften it up some, and I think it worked!! I might do it again, because today it seemed just a tad dry still, though much better.

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Goose55 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:38 pm

A 50g tin of McClelland - Pebblecut (Ashton Revival) left open for 30 minutes and then for a few minutes every other day for a week to 10 days

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:06 pm

jasonsilver wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:50 pm
I opened up a tin I bought at the SmokingPipes.com store when vacationing in SC this winter, but when I finally opened it, it was all dried out.

The tobacco is named Dunhill My Mixture 965, and it was in the clearance bin for 6.95! Normally this would be 30 or 40 dollars in Canada, just to give you an idea of the big deal the price is.

Last night I put it all in a tea strainer, over a pot of boiling water, hoping to soften it up some, and I think it worked!! I might do it again, because today it seemed just a tad dry still, though much better.

Any other recommendations?
There's lots of options, really, for re-hydration procedures/techniques. I'd look in the "library" forum here, for reviews, etc.


My latest tin to open was the Dunhill Durbar this morning. Excellent tin note, and an excellent smoke.
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Jester » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:48 am

Jester wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:32 am
Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture dated 7/1/15 that I received from my Secret Santa.
I opened this tin August 31st. Only two bowls left and I will finish it today.
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by j1n » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:08 pm

8 oz tin of GLP Haddo's. It is not as good as I remember Haddo's being.
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by SandPiper » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:27 pm

Popped a 2010 tin of GLP Blackpoint today. I dig it a bunch...

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:36 pm

SandPiper wrote:Popped a 2010 tin of GLP Blackpoint today. I dig it a bunch...

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That there is the good stuff!


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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Goose55 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:31 am

Cracked open another tin of this absolutely stellar tobacco the other day. It'll only get smoked every other evening or so, as that is when I smoke McClelland. With my evening libation.

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Goose55 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:11 am

Opened a 2017 tin of McClelland Kansas City Pipe Club Beacon Extra yesterday. A yummy, skilfully crafted VA/Per seasoned liberally w/ Perique

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by rgcurrey » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:10 am

A beautiful tin of Squadron Leader courtesy of SweetnSour.
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Goose55 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:56 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
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A beautiful tin of Squadron Leader courtesy of SweetnSour.
Those are very attractive tins. Makes me want to try the blend someday soon.

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Goose55 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:01 pm

Opened a 2011 tin of McClelland Aurora this afternoon. To stop the fermentation process I emptied it, spread out, onto a plate for about 20 minutes. I then put it in a 1/2 pint Kerr jar. Will begin smoking it after about a week or so, taking the lid off the jar for a few minutes every other day or so.

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Re: Last Tin Opened

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Goose55 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:55 am

A 50g tin of Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown #2, which has a couple years on it. I'm all out of their bulk Brown Flake (unscented) and only have this one tin of #2...

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:27 am

Frog M. On the Town. I think I have 3 or 4 50-gr tins left, and a 100-gr tin also.
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Goose55 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:48 am

Cracked a 2015 tin of McClelland - Tudor Castle (Collector Series) a few days ago and immediately rubbed out all the flakes and left it on a plate, spread out for about 20 minutes, and then put it in a 1/2 pint Kerr jar. Last evening I poured out the jar on a plate but only for about 5 - 10 minutes.

Aging Virginia tobacco, fermenting in the tin is "dumb." Decanting it stops the fermentation so the tobacco will really sing. How many here have ever noticed that the tobacco mysteriously improves after the 2nd or 3rd day? That's why.

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Last Tin Opened

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:48 pm

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Sitting here on the porch smoking it while listening to Steeldrivers in the cool night air, perfect!


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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by coco » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:54 pm

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