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Good Virginia

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by TxPipesmoker, Aug 16, 2011.

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  1. TxPipesmoker

    TxPipesmoker Active Member

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    He guys I'm looking for a good Virginia. I was looking at MacBaren HH Matured Virginia. I've smoked just about everything, but I want to focus on Virginias for awhile. I'm trying to wean myself from Sam Gawith. I don't have the time or money to stockpile it.
     
  2. user1975

    user1975 Active Member

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    I highly recommend Rattray's HOTW. It's a really good VA.!
     
  3. BluesGuy

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  4. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    TxP,
    Straight VA, or VA heavy blend?
    Off the top of me bonce I'd say:
    GAF
    MacB Virginia no. 1
    Capstan (oops, sorry)
    HOTW (as suggested by Mark ^)
    Old Gowrie
    Union Square
    OGS
    Uni Flake
    Irish Flake

    to name a few
    dp
     
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  5. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    Have you tried any McClelland Virginias?
     
  6. basil

    basil Member

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    How about Samuel Gawith full virginia flake?

    I hear good things about it.
     
  7. Puff The Magic

    Puff The Magic Active Member

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    Basil, Tx is trying to avoid SG blends.......

    GAF (DH Flake)

    Rattrays:
    Marlin Flake
    Old Gowrie
    Brown Clunee

    Hamborger Veermaster (Dan)

    John L Patton:
    Quad Virginia
    Va Squire

    Fribourg & Treyer's
    Vintage
    Cut Blended Plug
    Cut Va Plug

    Ed
    Puff
     
  8. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    McClellands Blackwoods Flake
    C&D Opening Night

    Hmm... just realized that I don't smoke too many straight virginias anymore. Nowadays, it's mostly Lakelands or Vapers or Burleys. But the above are two of my non-Gawith faves.
     
  9. basil

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    Oops you are correct! My bad!!
     
  10. TxPipesmoker

    TxPipesmoker Active Member

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    no I haven't/ The only one I have tried would be Rat..Marlin Flake.
     
  11. TxPipesmoker

    TxPipesmoker Active Member

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    I was looking at the GH dark flake and was wondering if its as heavy as 1792? Im interseted in Veermaster, but afraid it would be another one I would have trouble finding on a reg. basis
     
  12. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    Hamborger Veermaster is my favorite Virginia, and I would not be that concerned about availability yet. Availability seems to be the opposite of SG. Samuel Gawith stuff is rarely available, and comes in stock in small quantities 2-3 times per year. HV is available most of the year, is available in bulk and only runs out between shipments 2-3 times per year.

    If you are a real HV nut, you can order $90 bulk load from Dan in Germany direct. Well, you might need to know a little German too. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Puff The Magic

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    Dan is sort of "iffy" now........ no US distributor to carry the leaf. So, what's on the shelves is what's there until a distributor comes forward.

    Ed
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  14. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    Try some Blackwoods Flake (tinned), or 5100 (bulk). Those two will give you a good intro to McC. virginias.
     
  15. TxPipesmoker

    TxPipesmoker Active Member

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    My brother-in law works for John Deere in Germany. How much do get for 90?
     
  16. TxPipesmoker

    TxPipesmoker Active Member

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    I was reading about the 5100. I couldent decide between the 5100 or MacBaren HH mature.
     
  17. BradNTX

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    It was a lot, but it was in metric, so don't remember exactly; more than a pound. I have a secret eTailer squirreled away that has some HV in stock. I have almost 2 pounds in the cellar, so I don't mind sharing. You should keep it a secret though.

    http://pipesandpleasures.com/beermaster-veermaster.html

    I'll probably buy some more poundage either when it is shipped back in or direct from Dan in Germany. If your B-I-L is in Germany he can buy it in smaller quantities. Dan's site just indicated you had to buy a minimum bulk if they were shipping to another country.
     
  18. Jeebs

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    You ever tried Dan's Limerick of Ireland, A good Virginia flake, I also smoke alot of Mcbarren Virginia #1, It's cheap in Bulk...
     
  19. BradNTX

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    No, but I have a tin on the way... :)
     
  20. Jeebs

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    At first maybe you don't know, but Limerick kinda grows on you..
    Ya'll hold the Fort down, Gotta head out of town for a few days....Jeebs...
     
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