Captain Black Gold

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  1. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Once again, I receive a pouch of this from a well-meaning but non-pipe educated person.

    Once again, I smoked a bowl of it. Bland, but inoffensive.

    Once again, I mixed the rest of it 70/30 with C&D's "Kelly's Coin" and got a very nice blend.

    I'm telling you, a strong burley (Five Brothers should work as well as KC) can solve many ills. The KC soaked up the excess goop and added a nice tobacco taste, as well as some serious nicotine. This mix is something I could smoke all day, if I wanted... but thank God I don't wanna! :D
     
  2. Rewster66

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    But have your tried Kelly's Coin and Paladin? :ngty:
     
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  3. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    Mixing lime juice with castor oil don't make a margarita, son.
     
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  4. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Not yet but that's a 95/5 split, guaranteed! :ohyh:
     
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  5. Nuck81

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    Just wanted to post before someone says that if Captain Black was all that there is they wouldn't smoke....

    It shouldn't take long
     
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  6. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    The sad part about CB products is that goop. If they just cut it by 25%, they'd have a quite passable blend.
     
  7. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    I think that you're right, and we might just think that $20 for a pouch isn't too bad of a price... which is a good part of the reason why I'm building a pipe tobacco cellar/vault.
     
  8. cobbsmoker

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    I'd like to see this "goop" everyone talks about with CB blends, I smoke them on occasion and have NEVER had a goopy pouch of Captain Black and I just bought a pouch last week, smokes to a dry grey ash straight from the pouch... where's the goop?
     
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  9. Nuck81

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    You have to turn your nose up a lot more when you smoke. And instead of happy thoughts like in Peter Pan, you need thoughts of your superiority.

    Then like magic, it turns to goop.
     
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  10. colorduke

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    I have smoked a few can's of the Capt and never saw the goop everyone bitches about,are you guys sure your Capt isn't green your smoking?
     
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  11. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Sticky stuff. It's been in every pouch I've ever smoked. Very pronounced in the Gold, pretty prevalent in the White, and less prevalent in the Blue. It's like the PG (which is in just about all of the OTC's) doesn't mix well with the flavoring agent, and creates a sticky coating on the tobacco. The only thing that I've seen that is close is the sticky stuff that covers Altadis Tobacco Galaria tobaccos (and it's far worse on those).
     
  12. cobbsmoker

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    Damn, I find pouches around here on the dry side and when I do get a fresh pouch it seems to dry out pretty quick, when I get to Shreveport, LA I'll drive over to Longview, TX and see what kind of CBW they're sending ya'll... :laff:
     
  13. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    Your pouches might be aged. Every one I've gotten has been a little sticky, until I let it air out in a hot car. Then it was much better.
     
  14. cobbsmoker

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    Nah, I've got a local store that has fresh pouches and they are never sticky, moist and fresh yes, sticky no!
     
  15. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    The kind of pouches running $9USD a pop... no, I'm not making that up. The truth is that my views on Captain Black products are based on memory, since it's been a few years since I tried any - I'm not willing to go $9USD for a pouch of OTC. (At least not while I still have other options open to me).
     
  16. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    Maybe moist pouches become sticky with age and that's what we got? Mine are never super sticky, just moister than I like. I meant it about airing out. It helped my pouches a lot.
     
  17. Darkly

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    Ive never had a problem with CB "goop".. I mean, when I first started smoking cbw, and I was smoking it like the pipe was gonna run away from me.. the bowl would get a little wet, but once I learned to slow down.. It stopped *shrugs* Never had a goopy bowl after CBR either.. Unfortunately I haven't tried CBG, and at what they charge for a pouch of the stuff here anymore? I'll likely not get to. Lane works just as good for me.. and it's cheaper.
     
  18. TedVig

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    I'm not saying its bad stuff. I've sure smoked plenty of it. Good is good, I think I prefer white or blue.
     
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    I have the answer , Cob . Those guys that get the " Goop " mainly smoke other stuff and when they taste an Aromatic and realize it tastes great .... they just get over excited ... and puff like theres no tomorrow . When it gets goopy , they blame it on the aromatic and post how crappy aros are . With alittle restraint and practise , they'll get it . :)
     
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  20. JescoWhite

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    Nice one :rofl:
     
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