Does your tobacco choice change with the seasons?

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  1. Capt

    Capt Active Member

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    Just curious if your choices change with the weather. I tend to smoke Va's and VaPer's almost year around, but mostly smoke Latakia blends in the fall and winter. Spring time brings out burley blends. There are aromatics that I only smoke certain times of year, like Town Topic in the winter, Melange in the summer, etc.
     
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  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Tobacco "types" aren't weather-driven but certain blends are. For example, I rarely smoke a heavy latakia blend outside in the dead of summer nor an aromatic in the winter. And specific blends, such as C&D Epiphany work best for me in warmer weather.
     
  3. YOJiMBO20

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    I live in a city without seasons. I smoke pretty much the same thing year round.
     
  4. Ol Brokedik

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    I have a man cave. I don't smoke outside so I'm not exposed to drastic temperature changes. I sit and puff at a comfortable 75 Degrees. I smoke everything I have year round.

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  5. TxPipesmoker

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    I smoke everything year round, but I do lean to heavy Latakia blends during winter.
     
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  6. Lestrade

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    Same here. :bing:
     
  7. beaupipe

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    I do, lately. Since I moved to Vegas 3 years ago, I've pretty much gone off Latakia mixes except in the brief "winter" period. For me, Latakia was made for gray, rainy days, and snowy nights--the times when the smell of woodsmoke cheers the heart. It doesn't work very well in the desert inferno of Las Vegas.
     
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  8. Slow Tri

    Slow Tri Is it Friday yet?

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    My tastes didn't used to differ between the seasons. Usually Virginia and VaPer all year round with maybe a maple aro in there in the fall. However, this year I have jumped head first into Latakia blends and they seem to be taking over my fall/winter rotation.
     
  9. user0003

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    I lay in extra RRR and Blockade Runner, a C&D Plug, for winter binging.
     
  10. Kiowapipe

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    Heavy Lat blends just seem unappealing somehow when it's 105* with 98% RH. I don't know why, but they seem almost oppressive or cloying or something. When it's really hot I tend to stick to lighter fare. This time of year, though, a nice full English seems particularly satisfying. Otherwise not too much difference for me, VAs/Burs/Pers/turks/etcs. work for me year round.
     
  11. user1975

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    Ditto.
     
  12. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    I'm leaning more towards darker VAs and lat
    blends these autumn/winter days.
     
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    I'm beginning to start thinking about Lat blends now that the colder weather's here.
     
  14. yinyang

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    When you have ADD, seasons are really just a heartbeat away! :)

    I'm still 'evolving' when it comes to seasonal preferences, but I am finding, personally, that temperature...weather...etc., actually doesn't influence me as much as I figured. So far, anyways. Winter is coming...again, so maybe i'll be eating words again, too. Until I change my mind, I'll state still that VA's are just as yummy in the cold as they are in the heat.
     
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    It's starting to heat up over here, I've been smoking aromatics and virginia for the last few days. Peterson's gold on a hot morning goes very well with coffee, enough nic to satisfy, but light enough to enjoy.
     
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  16. user1975

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    Must be nice, it's 33 here now, and dropping into the 20's by sunrise.
     
  17. Beale

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    My taste seem to change daily! Beale.
     
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    To some extent: I smoke English/Orientals and Virginia/Va-Pers all the time, but trend more to the former in cold weather and the latter when it's warm. No burleys here and just the occasional aromatic.
     
  19. cigarsarge

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    Same here...I smoke what I crave on that day. Woke up today and needed a Prince Albert fix. We will see what tomorrow brings.
     
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    I have noticed I enjoy my C&D Bowlegged Bear more now in the colder temps than I did in the warmer months. That smoky, nutty, peppery taste seems a little soothing.
     
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