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Blackwoods Flake

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Stonewall, May 3, 2012.

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  1. Stonewall

    Stonewall Active Member

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    Bought a tin of this recently and opened it up a couple of days ago. The tin note really wasn't working for me. I thought it smelled like steak sauce. However, when I smoked it, that flavor or topping wasn't predominant whatsoever. I really like this stuff in the bowl....not so much in the tin. :D

    Anyone one else tried this tobacco?
     
  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    It's excellent. And McClellands virginia tin aroma has replaced new car smell as the second best smell in the world for me. :ohyh:
     
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  3. Stonewall

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    I think I'll try it in a clay, too. Yet another $100 to the cellar. Man, this is expensive. :cool:
     
  4. Albert

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    Best U.S. made pipe tobacco blend. imho. keep smoking that tin, and by then end, you'll agree. if not, pm me ;)
     
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  5. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Ok, here's your enablement, right here.

    McClellands virginias age incredibly well. I stopped smoking in the mid-1990's to raise my kids in a smoke-free environment, but I still kept the 80+ tins of pipe tobacco I had on hand, knowing I'd be back.

    When I returned, I cracked open a tin of McClellands #24 that was about 19 years old. It was by far the best tin of tobacco I ever smoked. Better than Sullivan Powells, better than Sobranie, better than anything else I could name.

    So drop $100 on BWF. Hold one tin back for several years. You'll be rewarded 100-fold. That is a promise. If I'm lying, I'll take that last fully aged tin off your hands for the current market price for a new tin. :ohyh:
     
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  6. jpberg

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    Your wisdom and generosity know no bounds.
     
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  7. Stonewall

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    I hate the tins they come in. Would it be wise, and find the same results if it were cellared in a jar? Which brings a good question: Does it age better in the original tin, or in a mason jar, or does it matter one way or another?
     
  8. Albert

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    whats your beef with the tins?
     
  9. Capt

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    I truly believe the tin will age better. No sunlight, and no accidental opening like a jar.
     
  10. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I'd leave it in the tin. Those are food-grade liners that are vacuum sealed. Unless the tin starts to bulge, I'd leave it there. But to answer your question, I doubt there would be any difference in aging as long as both are kept in a cool, dark environment.
     
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  11. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    It's just another cross I have to bear. :ohyh:
     
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  12. Stonewall

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    Thank you, sir. I will do that.
     
  13. Tortuga

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    The only thing I have to say about BWF is, "Yes, please!"

    I've got a ton of this cellared, and a friend that works at one of the local smokeshops that calls me anytime he gets in tins with some age on them.
     
  14. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    That's approximately 9,143 tins... unless you're counting the weight of the actual tin in your ton. Whoa! :eek:
     
  15. Stonewall

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    Just ordered a half dozen 100gr tins.
     
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  16. Sundown

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    I spend a lot of time trying other bulk blends hoping I will find something as special as BWF that is less costly. Although it is not a high dollar blend. I am just a little cheap and smoke too much.
     
  17. Tortuga

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    Oh, crap, I don't have a ton. I've only got 9,141 tins. MY CELLAR IS INCOMPLETE! AHHHHHHH!
     
  18. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Still, that's impressive as heck! :ohyh:
     
  19. jpberg

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    Kerr gets touchy about stuff like that because he actually does have a ton of it cellared.
     
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