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Post by Jonno » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:03 pm

Bigwill wrote:
sleepinggecko wrote:Bigwill, PA stands for Prince Albert*. It's one of the "codger burley" blends (I think...someone will be along shortly to set me straight if I'm wrong), meaning it's a pretty straight burley that's been around a long time. Like many of the older blends, it's useful for pipes and RYO cigarettes because of the way it's cut (they call it a Crimp Cut).

I really like it, as do a lot of people, but there are some people who think it is horrible. One person went as far as to say he refused to throw his leftovers into a trash fire, as he feared it would legitimize PA as a tobacco, which he refused to do. Opinions range widely on the subject.

It's cheap, it's consistent in recipe, it's widely available, and I have gotten consistently great smokes using it with little special attention.


*some Prince Albert ads mentioned "P.A." This was their double-acronym, for Prince Albert and "Pipe Appeal."
Much obliged. I've seen some post some of their old ads (at least I assume that they're from the 50's and 60's, but it could just be an attempt at manufactured nostalgia).

I've never tried smoking Prince Albert. Every time I think about it, it makes me cross my legs . . . ;) Maybe I'm too young.
Come now, it is worth a shot. I bought a tub of it awhile back and I have just been slowly working my way through it. I believe it was only $20 or so at the Walmart. It is a straight burley, very easy to smoke and keep lit. Perfect for starting a cake in your pipe as it doesn't ghost the pipe with any flavors. Also won't bite you unless your smoking it like a chimney, even then it is tough to get it to bite. Very nutty and smooth. Try it. You might regret it, but what do you have to lose?

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Post by TNLawPiper » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:32 pm

If you hate the tub, you can always send it my way! Some people say the tub is better than the luxury pouch, but it all tastes nice and cheap to me.

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Post by ChildOfGod » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:38 am

Yeah.... at like $2 or $3 you have to try the Luxury Pouch if only to join the ranks of history - to have smoked what just about every pipe smoker has smoked at least once.

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Post by sleepinggecko » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:32 pm

I had a big bowl of Momoyama last night, and may repeat the deed tonight.

If the air is still enough, I might make some more smoke rings tonight, too!

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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:53 pm

Yea, I would be one of those leaning towards really not liking PA, I've tried it a few times, and it always has this nasty chemical taste... I dunno, and there just doesn't seem to be any real flavor to it.
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Post by ChildOfGod » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:39 am

Dunhill London Mixture in a Dunhill Bruyere Bulldog

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Post by Gabriel » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:44 am

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:Yea, I would be one of those leaning towards really not liking PA, I've tried it a few times, and it always has this nasty chemical taste... I dunno, and there just doesn't seem to be any real flavor to it.
My thoughts exactly, had to try it though.
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Post by ChildOfGod » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:21 pm

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Post by ChildOfGod » Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:08 pm

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Post by Rusty » Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:14 pm

ShellBriar wrote:Dunhill Standard Mixture Medium in a Dunhill Shell Briar Rhodesian
I think you could devise a coding scheme that would economize on typing. Each Dunhill mixture is given a code (2 digits) and each pipe is also given a code (2 digit number). Then you could just type a 4 digit number and we'd understand.

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Come to think of it I could do the same but I'd need three digits for tobaccos and three digits for pipes.

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Post by ChildOfGod » Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:46 pm

Alright Rusty Alan Turing, I'll give it a shot: 01 in an 02

Now that was about as satisfying as one slice of wonder bread with no crust :wink:

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Post by ChildOfGod » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:14 pm

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Post by Thunktank » Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:37 pm

On the way out the door this morning I went to grab my MF only to discover it wasn't there. :?

So I grabbed the bag of Old Tavern instead. Smoked it after breakfast at the office while checking emails. Now that this stuff has a few months of age on it, I really found it quite good. But I still need to figure out where my MF is.
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Post by fridayer » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:08 pm

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Post by ChildOfGod » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:57 pm

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Post by ChildOfGod » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:19 pm

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Post by Pipeden » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:52 pm

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Post by broc_s » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:48 pm

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Post by fridayer » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:14 pm

Deep Hollow in his Blatter rhodesian. mmm
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Post by ChildOfGod » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:36 am

Dunhill Early Morning Pipe in a Dunhill Bruyere Bent Dublin

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