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Erinmore?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by user3610, Oct 14, 2012.

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  1. user3610

    user3610 Member

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    Finally took the risk & bought my first tin (Nutty Cut) instead of just purchasing bulk samples. I love it & now have my eye on a tin of Erinmore- based on a sniff from my local shop. They only offer a large tin- so I'm going to purchase a smaller one online.

    I'm noticing there are 2 types I'm interested in: "Mixture" and "Flake".

    Can anyone explain the difference or suggest either?

    -Matt
     
  2. buistd

    buistd Active Member

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    I have only smoked the mixture, but have a tin of flake in the cellar. I actually didn't much care for the mixture. It reminded me a bit of Stanwell Melange in terms of the fruity flavour, but I would far rather smoke the Stanwell. I have heard that the flake is superior to the mixture, as seems to be the case with other blends. If there was an option I would always go for the flake version of a blend - the only reason I may buy a mixture/ready-rubbed over a flake is that they are sold in 25 gram packs, and flake versions are only sold in 50 gram packs here.
     
  3. Ol Brokedik

    Ol Brokedik Active Member

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    Erinmore= OMG!!...........WTF!!!

    I can't drink scotch either.
     
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  4. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    Flake is 10 times better (or more) than the mixture.
    IMO
     
  5. dwaugh

    dwaugh Moderator Moderator

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    I like both. The word on the internet is that they are "totally different". I don't get that, but I have not smoked them side by side. So, based on experience David, I would say they are fairly similar. "Repeat was he has heard on the internet parrot David" would say they are very different.
     
  6. dwaugh

    dwaugh Moderator Moderator

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    Oh, yea, what Ming said :laff:
     
  7. muddler

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    I was given a tin of Erinmore mixture early in the year. It found it's way into my fishing bag - I smoke it at the water. Uncomplicated, good smoke with fruit flavour very much in the background. If my friend gives me more, I'll gratefully accept but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy more. Orlik Golden Sliced is my preferred fishing tobacco.
     
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  8. DocB

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    Both Mixture and Flake are good IMO, but the flake seems better. More of a natural tobacco taste, and it seems to burn much better than the ribbon cut version. I wouldn't turn down either, but would probably spend money on the flake.
     
  9. redskull13

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    I've smoked both. I like the flake a bit better than the mixture.
    I have a large mason jar full of mixture and no flake.
    So I guess that's saying something there.... am gonna whittle the mixture down a bit in that mason jar before I buy anymore flake.
     
  10. Goat

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    I bought a tin of flake a few weeks ago. Smoked it all in about two weeks. :thu2:
     
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  11. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    I've got about four tins of flake just waiting to be opened... Might have to do that right quick.
     
  12. MikeInMaine

    MikeInMaine Well-Known Member

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    I haven't tried the mixture but I love the flake. So much so that I have no desire to get the mix.
     
  13. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I dislike both of them with the fire of a thousand suns but the flake is preferable. It seems to perform better than the mixture and seems more natural tasting. I would disagree with the "totally different" thing but they do have subtle differences.
     
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  14. IrishRover

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    Now that's a serious dislike... ;)
     
  15. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Ah, not really. I don't dislike them anywhere near as much as I do Paladin or Neil Diamond's music. :D
     
  16. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    I totally dont understnad your taste Dm , lol , I just cant imagine whats so bad about Erinmore flake :eek: But thats what makes the world go round and it's good :) If it were all about me , for example , their would be no such thing as a Lakeland sauce . Whatever ingredients are used in it's making , I'd have banished . Well , I couldnt do that cause I guess .... mankind needs soap , just not for smoking .
     
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  17. BradNTX

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    Ah, you may have just enlightened me. I though Erinmore did have the Lakeland sauce. If it does not, I may have to give it a shot. I'm with you on smoking geranium-Ivory blends!
     
  18. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    Not Lakeland, Juicy Fruit. Erinore Flake has the sauce of chewing gum.

    I prefer Flake to Mixture. But I prefer flakes in almost all cases, anyhow.
     
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  19. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    If you taste soap in Lakelands, I don't get your taste, either! :D The only time I tasted soap was when I was bad and no way I'd ever want to do that again! :fpalm: But yes, different tastes are what makes the world go 'round. I was a big Lakeland hater for a long time and then it just hit me. Now I can't get enough! But I couldn't smoke any one style to the exclusion of all others, which again is what makes the world go 'round - variety! :beck:

    But don't go developing a taste for Lakelands - I have a hard enough time finding them in stock! I don't need anymore competition.
     
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  20. SouthBound

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    Damn straight!
     
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