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First Cob Tobacco

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by WVDAVE, Sep 27, 2011.

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  1. WVDAVE

    WVDAVE Active Member

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    Got my first cob a Legend. On about my fourth bowl of Carter Hall and I'm not liking it at all. I find it to have no flavor. I do smoked a pipe every once in awhile and have order some tabacco from my favorite tobacconist in Baltimore. Also have an Egg and Pride on the way. What OTC would you guys recommend other than Carter Hall?
     
  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I find Sir Walter Raleigh regular and aromatic, Prince Albert, Kentucky Club Mild, Sugar Barrel, Walnut and Granger to have more flavor than Carter Hall.

    The next question would be whether you like the extra flavor they have.
     
  3. WVDAVE

    WVDAVE Active Member

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    Always a learning process.
     
  4. Ozark Nick

    Ozark Nick Member

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    My fav lately is Middleton's Cherry Blend. But I also love Carter Hall so maybe you won't like their cherry either.
     
  5. ruffinogold

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

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    +1 on the Cherry Blend .

    I like the cherry alot in a cob , as well as Sail Green , which has alot of flavor . Walnut is so damn good .... it smokes great in anything !
     
  6. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    I hate breaking in a new cob; Carter Hall or not it can take 5-10 smokes to burn in a cob and start to enjoy the tobacco. Somebody somewhere in Pipe-World started a rumor that cobs don't need break-in time (and that they don't ghost). Not! I don't think anything tastes good in a cob for quite a few fills.

    Expect more and better flavor after that shank is charred down, WVD'.
     
  7. MakDragon

    MakDragon Illegitimi non carborundum

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    +1... I too did not like CH in my cob. Only tried it a few times but just couldnt do it. Now I have been smoking the SWR Aro in the same cob and enjoy it. I am assuming it is now broke in. And it does ghost the SWR Aro.
    Maybe we could get a group to pre smoke cobs and sell them to us!! Just kidding of course.
     
  8. Paul

    Paul Member

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    maybe thats why i gave up on a cob after i got a briar and had only smoked the cob 3-4 times? (when I first started)
    i have since gifted my cob to a friend so she could try smoking a pipe (and has gotten really into it!)

    maybe i should grab another one and give it another go..
     
  9. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    1) Pipe Truth #1: They do need to be broken in
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    2) Pipe Truth #2: They do ghost, but the only tobacco that I've found that does it are those with Lakeland Essences. (Damn skippy I like Lakelands!)
     
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