2017 Secret Santa Thread

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by GaryInVA » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:01 am

Is it too late to get in on this? Sounds fun.
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Post by JudgeRusty » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:52 pm

Enjoyed my first SG Chocolate Flake yesterday. Thanks ID.
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Post by Jester » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:31 am

I have enjoyed C&D Seersucker for the past couple days. It needs time to flake out a bit before smoking. I didn't have time before work so I grabbed the pouch of 5 Brothers Pipe Tobacco. I must say that shag is a first for me in pipe tobacco. I have had similar roll your own but not nearly as thin or long cut and definitely not pipe quality. I really like this stuff. It burns a bit faster so I got good use from my new medical grade titanium tamper.

Really I smoke so little that I buy tins and don't mess with anything in a pouch. Had it not been for the SS I would probably not tried it. I am glad i did. Thank you Secret Santa.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by JimVH » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:02 pm

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

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Jester wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:31 am
I have enjoyed C&D Seersucker for the past couple days. It needs time to flake out a bit before smoking. I didn't have time before work so I grabbed the pouch of 5 Brothers Pipe Tobacco. I must say that shag is a first for me in pipe tobacco. I have had similar roll your own but not nearly as thin or long cut and definitely not pipe quality. I really like this stuff. It burns a bit faster so I got good use from my new medical grade titanium tamper.

Really I smoke so little that I buy tins and don't mess with anything in a pouch. Had it not been for the SS I would probably not tried it. I am glad i did. Thank you Secret Santa.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:44 pm

Jester wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:31 am
I have enjoyed C&D Seersucker for the past couple days. It needs time to flake out a bit before smoking. I didn't have time before work so I grabbed the pouch of 5 Brothers Pipe Tobacco. I must say that shag is a first for me in pipe tobacco. I have had similar roll your own but not nearly as thin or long cut and definitely not pipe quality. I really like this stuff. It burns a bit faster so I got good use from my new medical grade titanium tamper.

Really I smoke so little that I buy tins and don't mess with anything in a pouch. Had it not been for the SS I would probably not tried it. I am glad i did. Thank you Secret Santa.
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Post by Jocose » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:03 pm

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Post by ReverendThom » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:47 pm

Santa Durango was just crazy generous to me. He had originally sent some tobacco, which was turned away by a Canadian border agent who didn't understand their job. So when that was returned to him he sent me TWO pipes. Then when he found out I could easily drive to North Dakota to pick up parcels he sent some tobacco again. I went and picked it up today. Thanks Santa!!! I'm really excited to try these.

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by durangopipe » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:44 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
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Santa Durango was just crazy generous to me. He had originally sent some tobacco, which was turned away by a Canadian border agent who didn't understand their job. So when that was returned to him he sent me TWO pipes. Then when he found out I could easily drive to North Dakota to pick up parcels he sent some tobacco again. I went and picked it up today. Thanks Santa!!! I'm really excited to try these.

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The day I was re-shipping the tobacco, I ran into a friend who asked me what I was doing. I told him I was mailing some pipe tobacco to a friend in Canada.

“Tobacco to Canada from Colorado?” he said, “no way that doesn’t get searched.” And he laughed.

Well, sorry it was such an ordeal, but glad to hear it arrived okay, you've got it, and best of all - no duty! Enjoy it Michael.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:49 pm

Trying some Tobac Manil Semois from my SS tonight, I think it’s more of a summer smoke for me, but giving it a shot, been wanting to try it!


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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:40 am

So glad to have Elizabethan Mixture back in rotation, an old favorite, the smell alone is transporting for me! So good.


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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:25 pm

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
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So glad to have Elizabethan Mixture back in rotation, an old favorite, the smell alone is transporting for me! So good.


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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:14 am

DepartedLight wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
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So glad to have Elizabethan Mixture back in rotation, an old favorite, the smell alone is transporting for me! So good.


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I was going to ask you if you knew about the 30% added peyote effect.

Clearly, you're good to go.
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Post by Jocose » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:35 pm

J-B's package went to some guy in Adamstown instead. Dude wound up with some nice knives.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:34 pm

Finally got a chance to relax for a few hours and sunny afternoon to do it in. Broke out my cigar from my SS. Great times.

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:55 pm

Gabriel wrote:
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Finally got a chance to relax for a few hours and sunny afternoon to do it in. Broke out my cigar from my SS. Great times.

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That's a good looking rig right there, cigar included.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by DepartedLight » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:56 pm

I had 2 bowls of my SS gift of McCl 2010 today.

Thanks for making this thread easy to find.

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Jester » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:15 pm

I cracked open C&D Bayou Morning Flake last night. Wonderful!! Very strong taste of raisins. Has a very sweet and smooth smoke.
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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:43 pm

Jester wrote:I cracked open C&D Bayou Morning Flake last night. Wonderful!! Very strong taste of raisins. Has a very sweet and smooth smoke.
Love this stuff


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Post by DepartedLight » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:30 pm

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:43 pm
Jester wrote:I cracked open C&D Bayou Morning Flake last night. Wonderful!! Very strong taste of raisins. Has a very sweet and smooth smoke.
Love this stuff


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I am now interested.

Usually any blend that references bayou in anyway; I avoid completely.
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