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Escudo and other coins for that matter...

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:46 pm

do you rub them or fold them or? I dug into my tin (that is about 3/4 gone) of Escudo last night and I realized that I have loaded my pipe differently every time I have smoked from this tin. That being said, I am not consistent with Flakes either...its all based on the pipe for me...but I wondered is there a way that I should be loading coinage? I know that in the same pipe I get different burn rates and thus different experiences with the flakes...but I haven't noticed this as much with the coins...the rub out is my favored method and is likely where I will settle.

how do you do it?
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Post by UncleBob » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:50 pm

I always fold them.
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Post by GaryInVA » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:26 pm

Another folder here. I will add some rubbed out to the top to help with lighting.
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Post by hugodrax » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:34 pm

Fold and smush a bit to get some airflow. Otherwise, fully rubbed out.

If they're little coins, I stack them loosely.
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Post by durangopipe » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:06 pm

Only coin I smoke at the moment is Luxury Bullseye Flake.
I fold it, but often the Cavendish center separates. When that happens, I rub out the Cavendish and sprinkle it on top.
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Post by Bloodhound » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:06 pm

I started with the folding, but the coins come apart and then they get rubbed...maybe I'll do better with the next tin :)
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Post by A_Morley » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:19 pm

Does anyone remember Mac Baren Latakia Blend? That was a coin cut. I'm glad that I was able to get in on that one before production ceased. It was really more of an aromatic Virginia than anything else, but it was rather tasty, despite its seemingly dishonest amount of Latakia.
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Post by hugodrax » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:29 pm

A_Morley wrote:Does anyone remember Mac Baren Latakia Blend? That was a coin cut. I'm glad that I was able to get in on that one before production ceased. It was really more of an aromatic Virginia than anything else, but it was rather tasty, despite its seemingly dishonest amount of Latakia.
I remember its sale, but never tried any. I do, however, fondly remember Roll Cake and lament the passing of Burley London Blend. One of the few baccies I've bought in bulk.
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Post by A_Morley » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:13 am

hugodrax wrote:
A_Morley wrote:Does anyone remember Mac Baren Latakia Blend? That was a coin cut. I'm glad that I was able to get in on that one before production ceased. It was really more of an aromatic Virginia than anything else, but it was rather tasty, despite its seemingly dishonest amount of Latakia.
I remember its sale, but never tried any. I do, however, fondly remember Roll Cake and lament the passing of Burley London Blend. One of the few baccies I've bought in bulk.
Wait, wait, wait. Burley London Blend is gone?

I bought that in bulk as recently as last year.
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Post by JimVH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:40 am

A_Morley wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
A_Morley wrote:Does anyone remember Mac Baren Latakia Blend? That was a coin cut. I'm glad that I was able to get in on that one before production ceased. It was really more of an aromatic Virginia than anything else, but it was rather tasty, despite its seemingly dishonest amount of Latakia.
I remember its sale, but never tried any. I do, however, fondly remember Roll Cake and lament the passing of Burley London Blend. One of the few baccies I've bought in bulk.
Wait, wait, wait. Burley London Blend is gone?

I bought that in bulk as recently as last year.
I didn't realize it was gone, either. I only have a couple of tins left in the cellar.

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Post by WSerad » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:02 pm

A_Morley wrote:Does anyone remember Mac Baren Latakia Blend? That was a coin cut. I'm glad that I was able to get in on that one before production ceased. It was really more of an aromatic Virginia than anything else, but it was rather tasty, despite its seemingly dishonest amount of Latakia.
Mac Baren intends to relaunch that with more Latakia and less sweet at some point.
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Post by WSerad » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:05 pm

hugodrax wrote:
A_Morley wrote:Does anyone remember Mac Baren Latakia Blend? That was a coin cut. I'm glad that I was able to get in on that one before production ceased. It was really more of an aromatic Virginia than anything else, but it was rather tasty, despite its seemingly dishonest amount of Latakia.
I remember its sale, but never tried any. I do, however, fondly remember Roll Cake and lament the passing of Burley London Blend. One of the few baccies I've bought in bulk.
Burley London was only available in the US and Germany. It was dropped in the interest of MB moving their line into more natural or less sweetened directions.
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Post by Stanley76 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:33 pm

I'm not a big Virginia/Perique fan. I have a jar of PS LNF and a couple of jars of C&D Exclusive that have been sitting since 2015, not because I was trying to age them but because I only rarely smoke either one. Tonight I smoked a bowl of Escudo that I bought a month or so ago and I really liked it. It's good stuff but I will stick to burleys for the most part. I am impressed though.
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Post by UncleBob » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:50 pm

I now roll the coins and insert into the bowl.
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Post by philofumo » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:52 pm

I'm not much of a VaPer guy either, but sometimes it'll hit the odd spot on the rare occasion that I may have a hankering for it, but I try to stay away from the peppery variety because I can't handle the spice.

I haven't tried many of the different coins, but there ain't much to choose from in the dept.

I wish they still made the small curlies --- I think 3 Nuns is the only one? Any others?

I do make my own though. I cut up Hoggarth black pigtail.

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Small curlies are the ideal size to load them pancake stack style, just on whole curly on top of another...

...just like as prescribed in the old 3N adverts:

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Post by Stanley76 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:07 am

philofumo wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:52 pm
I'm not much of a VaPer guy either, but sometimes it'll hit the odd spot on the rare occasion that I may have a hankering for it, but I try to stay away from the peppery variety because I can't handle the spice.

I haven't tried many of the different coins, but there ain't much to choose from in the dept.

I wish they still made the small curlies --- I think 3 Nuns is the only one? Any others?

I do make my own though. I cut up Hoggarth black pigtail.



Small curlies are the ideal size to load them pancake stack style, just on whole curly on top of another...
Savinelli Doblone d'Oro is small coins and it's very good tobacco too. It sounds like something you would like. In fact, I heard about it here and it sounded so good, I tried it. Here's the description from Tobacco Reviews.

"The choicest Virginias, burleys and dark fired Kenyan leaf are enhanced with an impeccable addition of spicy perique, then aged to perfection before being spun into enticingly beautiful, zesty coins"
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Post by philofumo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:18 am

Stanley76 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:07 am
philofumo wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:52 pm
I'm not much of a VaPer guy either, but sometimes it'll hit the odd spot on the rare occasion that I may have a hankering for it, but I try to stay away from the peppery variety because I can't handle the spice.

I haven't tried many of the different coins, but there ain't much to choose from in the dept.

I wish they still made the small curlies --- I think 3 Nuns is the only one? Any others?

I do make my own though. I cut up Hoggarth black pigtail.



Small curlies are the ideal size to load them pancake stack style, just on whole curly on top of another...
Savinelli Doblone d'Oro is small coins and it's very good tobacco too. It sounds like something you would like. In fact, I heard about it here and it sounded so good, I tried it. Here's the description from Tobacco Reviews.

"The choicest Virginias, burleys and dark fired Kenyan leaf are enhanced with an impeccable addition of spicy perique, then aged to perfection before being spun into enticingly beautiful, zesty coins"
Thanks.
I may try some at some point. It is reputed to be a more accurate match to the 3N of yore than the current 'official' 3N.
Both made by Mac Baren.

A while back I found an oddball private-label tin of some curlies that I suspect was made by Mac Baren. It hadn't aged well plus it was bitey on top of that. They were a little bigger than the size of a quarter.

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I also have a tin of SG Cabbies stewing away in the cellar, might need to open it soon.

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Post by GaryInVA » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:04 pm

philofumo wrote:
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I also have a tin of SG Cabbies stewing away in the cellar, might need to open it soon.
SG Cabbies is a favorite of mine. I found it to be a decent stand in for 3 Nuns.
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Post by arank87 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:53 am

How is everyone buying SG? I’m on the email alerts and always seem late to the party. I’m going to try folding flakes and coins as I feel running gives a very inconsistent cut.
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