Escudo Navy Deluxe

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  1. Indianapuff

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    Hello everybody,
    I was just wondering on how different people prepare the above tobacco for smoking. Do you rub it out fully, just stuff it in, smoke in a cob, briar, dry it out, smok it moist, or anything else I didn't mention? As we all know the flavor of a tobacco can sometimes depend on the preparation, and pipe smoked in, and I was wanting to find out which combination brings out the best flavor for YOU, and thats what I want to know what works for you. I'm sure there will plenty of different responses, and anyone that responds thanks for you input.
     
  2. Puff The Magic

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    I rub it out and if I have time, I let it dry a touch 20 min-ish +/- and commence to burnin' haven't folded & stuffed yet. May have to try that and see.....

    Try it the ways that interest you and rings your bell the loudest. :)

    Ed
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  3. Beale

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    On this one? I try to make little balls and then put them in my pipes? I dunno seems to work well. Very good tobacco! Beale.
     
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    I smoke all my Navy and English blends in a cob, I think they taste best that way. I do have one briar dedicated to such blends. It is all a matter of personal taste.
     
  5. HCraven

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    I've tried it both rubbed and stuffed, and I tend to prefer it rubbed, if only for the burn characteristics. Excellent taste either way.

    Nice to see you back from summer camp, Indy!
     
  6. WillH

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    Escudo! ME likes my precious! My favorite tobacco blend! I partially rub it out - not completely. I leave it a little course. Roll it into a ball and stuff it down the barrel.....;)

    Will
     
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  7. Ravenwhyte

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    Currently, I am loading this and PS Bullseye flake in the manner Beale mentioned. I seen it called the cannonball or knuckleball method. It seems to work well for me as well. That said, my method could change... :) I do seem to get a decent burn this way. I've tried drying it for 15-30 minutes and that doesn't work as well for my tastes.
     
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  8. HCraven

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    Oh, as far as the pipe goes, I've got a Sav Dry System, sort of Author-shaped, that is dedicated to this tobacco. I admit, it's not what I thought would be the ideal shape for it, but it really works better than anything else I tried it in.

    HC
     
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  10. tsgourley

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    For Escudo, I fold the coin in half and stuff it into my pipe. I don't even really bother drying it out as it's not super moist in the tin. And it smokes amazing! It's great paired with a flake of Irish Flake, too. Yummy!
     
  11. yinyang

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    Fold n stuffed in a briar or clay(lately now). Cobs doesn't work for me with vapers. Rubbed out is fine, but folded seems to intensify it a smidge...i think, anyway.
     
  12. Ravenwhyte

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    I received 1 lb of BEF from a new supplier the other day. It seemed very fresh and very.... wet. The BEF I had form a different source was a lot fryer and seemed to smoke well out of the gate. This batch, however, does require drying for 15-20 minutes, go figure!
     
  13. clm42

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    I smoked it in a Savinelli with a rather large bowl so i fold and stuff two coins. Worked pretty well for me this morning.
     
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