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Beginner VaPer?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Moonrover333, Jul 14, 2013.

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  1. Moonrover333

    Moonrover333 Member

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    So I don't think I've ever had a perique. And I see a lot of people love vapers so what's a good one to try out. Something cheaper or mild. I tried latakia and that's just not for me so I figured I'd try all the styles eventually
     
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  2. Coda

    Coda Well-Known Member

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    Cant go wrong with Orlik Golden Sliced. Its light on the perique (some say it doenst have any at all, and it may not, but its worth it, nonetheless). Peter Stokkybyes Luxury Navy Flake is another good one...a great one, actually. Both are great values too...most OGS tins sell for around $6 online...and LNF is widely available in bulk at great prices. Granted, these are both flakes. If you want something in ready rubbed form, I would suggest Aj's VaPer from Hearth and Home...Peretti Park Square is a good one too, although it is also weak in perique...not as much so as OGS, however...
     
  3. Moonrover333

    Moonrover333 Member

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    I've had ogs and it was kinda boring. I know a lot of people love it but it was just bland to me I will check out the others thanks!
     
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  4. Waino

    Waino Active Member

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    Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture, Dorchester, Haddo┬┤s Delight, St. James Woods, Escudo Navy Deluxe, Ashton Black Parrot, Scottish Cake...
     
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  5. Lukasaurus

    Lukasaurus Active Member

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    I think Dunhill's Deluxe navy rolls are a good way to go. I'm not a huge Va/Per fan but I quite enjoyed this, really smooth.
     
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  6. BernardLerring

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    Germain's Royal Jersey Perique is a good mild one. Not a massive VaPer myself but this one is a good smoke full stop.
     
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  7. David Emond

    David Emond Active Member

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    What about frog on the bayouuuuuu.
     
  8. Moonrover333

    Moonrover333 Member

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    Lol i see what ya did there. I have tried that once before and it was nice
     
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  9. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

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    If you want to see what VaPers are all about, Escudo is where you should start.
     
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  10. krusty

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    Escudo.
     
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  11. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is in an undisclosed Bunker

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    I'm of a different mind when it comes to VaPer's. Escudo is a terrific VaPer but to start off with, I would recomment HH AJ's VaPer. It has all that a VaPer should have and is quite reasonable in the price department.

    If you like AJ's, then you will like any VaPer.

    Paul
     
  12. BigJ

    BigJ Active Member

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    Escudo for sure!
     
  13. KingsTarantula

    KingsTarantula All about having fun!

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    I also have been curious about this. I think I am going to try some of these recommendations. Thanks guys!
     
  14. Eric Pierson

    Eric Pierson Resident Giant

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    In addition to the many good suggestions above I would add the Rattray trio of Old Gowrie (lightest in perique), Marlin Flake and Hal O' the wynd.
     
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    subscribin
     
  16. javajunkie

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    another BIG vote for OGS and PS LNF. love some escudo, but possibly not to start out with. and i have enjoyed H&H louisiana red and 4 noggins prairie wind for great bulks. actually, all of these (except escudo) are pretty cost effective, really.
     
  17. Capt

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    I will 3nd Escudo!
     
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  18. Slow Tri

    Slow Tri Is it Friday yet?

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    For an easy beginner VaPer I would recommend these two:

    Hearth & Home - Anniversary Cake
    Hearth & Home - AJ's VaPer

    Both are cheap, super easy to smoke, and both great VaPers. They are both mild and then I would move into Escudo, Scottish Cake, and Elizabethan (when it comes back out).

    Also, not tooting my own horn, but check out the VaPer Showdown that I posted a while back:

    http://pipesmokersforum.com/community/threads/vaper-showdown.10515/
     
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  19. ruralhipster

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    Escudo. If you don't like it then jar it up and try it again in 6 months to a year. I tell anyone who starts smoking a pipe to buy a sleeve of escudo and put it away, sooner or later you'll be glad you did and if you really don't enjoy vapers they trading value of aged escudo is solid.
     
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