Bitter taste

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by mrpipster, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. mrpipster

    mrpipster Member

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    I'm smoking some Britts Balkan out of a MM and its good up until I get near the bottom of the bowl where it get bitter.
    This is a MM I only use for this blend.
    Its well broken in and I have ran a pipe cleaner thru it and changed the filter.
    Any suggestions for me?
  2. Arkie

    Arkie Active Member

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    Some blends simply get bitter towards the end of the bowl. Burley blends are generally accepted as being the worst in this regard but I have found heavily cased blends that also have loads of propylene glycol in them are the worst.

    There is no cure. If things start getting bitter I would change blends. If the blend was enjoyable in other respects and I really liked it anyway, I would simply dump it when it started getting bitter.

    All of this is likely not what you wanted to hear but old pharts like me don't always sugar coat advice.:old:
  3. SouthBound

    SouthBound Clearing the Grassy Knoll

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    I agree with Arkie. Smoke it while it's good. Tip it when it turns bad.
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  4. mrpipster

    mrpipster Member

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    ok. thanks for the advise.