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bulk tobacco suggestions for cellaring.

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Thor, Apr 27, 2013.

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  1. Thor

    Thor Member

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    Hey fella's

    I would love to hear from any of you what bulk tobaccos you like and think are good candidates for aging and cellaring in mason jars.

    Let the cellaring begin = )

    Thanks,
    Thor
     
  2. woody

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    Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake
     
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  3. BriarRabbit

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    I've been reading (and listening) a LOT on this very subject. Although I'm a newbie, I keep reading/hearing that VA's age best due to sugar content, followed closely by VaPer's. Burley's apparently don't change much over time although may "meld" some with the other baccy in the blend. Lat's fade; as do orientals. Not sure about Turkish.

    In the end, I've just started but am cellaring: Bulk: H&H AK, PS LTF/LBF/LNF, SG BBF/SJF/FVF, McClelland's #2015. Tins: Escudo and OGS. I buy Leo and Presbyterian when I can.
     
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  4. muddler

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    McClelland 2010 & 2015. Both become very good with age.
     
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  5. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    Anything you like ;)

    My favorites:
    Samuel Gawith: Full Virginia Flake, Best Brown Flake, Golden Glow, Navy Flake, Firedance Flake & Skiff Mixture
    Mac Baren: Club Blend, Golden Extra, Scottish Mixture & HH Vintage Syrian
    Peter Stokkebye: Luxury Navy Flake, Luxury Twist Flake & Cube Cut
    Peter Heinrich's: Special Curly
    Cornell & Diehl: Briar Fox
    Dan Tobacco: Hamborger Veermaster
    Pipes & Cigars: Anniversary Kake
    4noggins: Bald Headed Teacher

    ...and then there's the tins. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. SouthBound

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    I've recently started stocking up on C&D's Bayou Morning and Night Train. I think BM will be spectacular with a few years age on it. And Night Train is so good, who wouldn't want a pile of it on hand?
     
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  7. Thor

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    Thanks guys. Noting all these and will sample them.

    Keep em coming
     
  8. Russell Hartman

    Russell Hartman Stay Silver

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    PS Flakes, and other Virginias seem to age nice. I have not had a lot of luck jarring aromatics.
     
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  9. Jussto

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    Kickin' Chicken does pretty well I've heard:whis:

    I'd say cellar anything you like now that is available in bulk, just in case. For current value, I have cellared a bunch of Peter Stokkeby stuff that I like now, along with tins of my favorites and/or hard to find blends.
     
  10. DaveyBoy

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    Sounds like the start of a nice cellar
     
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  11. Summit

    Summit Live Simply.

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    My cellar is a wee one but I do like the H&H Anniversary Kake.
     
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    +1 on the Bald Headed Teacher
     
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    +1
     
  14. BriarRabbit

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    I'm trying :) I got a great start to figure out what I like from folks on this forum. HUGE help in the decision process. Then I started a spreadsheet with tabs for each "type": VA, VaPer, VaBur, VaPer/Cav etc. On those tabs I list what tobacco's I've tried and my thoughts/likes/dislikes upon smoking them. Not just once, but the first several times because I've noticed my observations on tobacco's I'm just trying for the first time change on the 2nd or 3rd bowl. If I don't like it by the 3rd bowl, I'm not cellaring it. I may like it later but my previous post is what I can afford to do right now.

    That same spreadsheet also lists the baccy's I have in my cellar, where I bought them, how much per oz/lb, and when I bought them. This all may sound anal etc but I know myself and don't want to forget what I have, be able to prove it to insurance folks if need be, and lastly it helps me know what to buy next. Right now, it's easy: everything I can get my hands on and afford! Pipes will always be available and won't get taxed out the wazoo; baccy: different story.
     
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  15. BradNTX

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    I've heard for years these are good, but have never tried them. I just ordered my first batch today.
     
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  16. bosun

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    Some English, some VA's, some Va/per, some burley, some OTC. Cellar what ever you like, and cellar what you think you may like twenty years down the line. Tastes change!
     
  17. Thor

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    I just finished ripping out the guts to a roll top filing cabinet. I'm gonna built a new insert for it to use as my tobacco locker = ) I knew i was keeping that empty filing cabinet around for something :doh: one day,
     
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