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How many blends...?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by beammeuptothesky, Mar 5, 2012.

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  1. beammeuptothesky

    beammeuptothesky Member

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    Greetings fellow pipe-smokers!

    I have a random question that I am sure has been asked before but was not able to find any results in my search. So, please forgive me if I am being redundant :)

    How many blends or open tins do you have in your rotation at any given time?

    I am not referring to bulk tobaccos or tins that have been placed in the cellar for storage or aging -- only tobaccos that you take from regularly and are opened regularly.

    I have about 12-14 open tins or jarred bulk in my rotation that I take from regularly and was curious about what other pipe smokers thought about this subject.

    Thank you and have a great day! :sh:

    ~Aaron
     
  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Anywhere between 30 and 40.

    I have a lot of moods. :D
     
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  3. beammeuptothesky

    beammeuptothesky Member

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    Indeed you do!

    This makes me feel much better because I was feeling guilty about wanting to open this tin of Blackwoods Flake that I have sitting here. ;)

    ~Aaron
     
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  4. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Ever have too much sex? Me, neither!

    Too much of a good thing is a good thing! ;)
     
  5. Capt

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    Hahaha!

    I probably have 120ish blends, I've smoked a tin of each one, the rest are sealed and cellared.

    I try not to open anymore tins, I'm trying to finish what is open.
     
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  6. Preacher1611

    Preacher1611 Active Member

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    Money's pretty tight for me right now, I have 4 open cans, (2 of which I got for Christmas), and 1 tin hiding in my safe for the future, (which I got for my birthday), for a total of 5. No cellar as of yet but I do have some Mason jars screaming for bacca! ;)
     
  7. RTOdhner

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    Right now I have a jar of Velvet, a jar of Presbyterian Mixture, a jar of Best Brown #2, and a jar of 10 Russians sitting out for my regular smoking enjoyment. I've also got a jar of Irish Oak sitting out for St. Paddy's Day. Then there's the never ending pouch of Sir Walter Raleigh that I have going. Then I probably have 30 or so sample jars containing different blends that I nibble on.
     
  8. Brian Damage

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    As of this moment I have 12 different blends open that I smoke on a regular basis.
     
  9. Beale

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    I have about 8-10 that I smoke on a regular basis, Beale.
     
  10. jpberg

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    My first hunch was 4 or 5, upon further review, probably 20.
     
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  11. Rodfather

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    I have 60 - 70 8 oz. jars open at any one time. They have been opened and closed for 5 years or more with no detectable change in the tobacco. Variety is the spice of life.
     
  12. Albert

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    you will be glad if you do, especially since BWF gets better and better once the tin is open and breathes a bit...:toast:
     
  13. beammeuptothesky

    beammeuptothesky Member

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    Thanks, Guys, for all the responses! The little green man on my shoulder has been given the "go-ahead."

    Well then, I had better get right on that!! Wouldn't want it to get too stuffy in there :beck: You know, flakes just need to be free!

    ~Aaron
     
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  14. Hawkwood

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    I thought I had only 3 tins and a tub of Walnut open but over the weekend I rediscovered an open container of HOW Briggs mixture and a tin of Liberty flake. :)
     
  15. smokehouse

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    I have around 40 right now. I keep telling myself to not open anymore, but I don't listen. Its a sickness I tell ya.
     
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  16. IrishRover

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    Open blends right now.. about 5
    There's another 3 that I dip into here and there..
     
  17. soundlzrd

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    I have over 70 blends in rotation, anything being aged is in separate jars or tins hidden from view.

    I have over a dozen blends I have yet to open. Only reason I haven't opened those yet is because I am out of half pint jars, the wide mouths are hard to find!
     
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  18. kb7get

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    Up to 8 now. Before I joined the forum I only had 3 for years. Smokers pride Black Cav, whisky and 1# regular smoker friendly. Also I would flop between the smokers pride and smoker friendly 12oz bags of BC and Whisky. Did not notice any real dif. between them. I have now added CH, SWR, Granger and Kentucky Club Mild since I finally got around to ordering online and got some of my old favs. from the past. Even through learning here about the blends in the local stores I checked and and found one of theirs was really Lane 1-Q so picked up 4oz. to try out. I would be a shoe-in for a test like RTOdhner just did. For years I would only smoke 1 or 2 pipes daily and the same tobacco in them for the time it would take to use that 12/16oz. up then either dump the same or move to one of the 3 flavors I had in stock into the tobacco jar.
     
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  19. Bear84

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    I have 7 or 8 at a time. In theory I'm supposed to be cellaring some of it.. Oh well smoke it if you got it!!
     
  20. Steve Dennis

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    I've probably got about 30 open. Some of them I have written off as not being for me so they will probably remain open for quite some time as I aquire new blends to sample.
     
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