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Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by Capt, Dec 2, 2011.

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  1. Capt

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    McClelland's #27 matured Virginia. A loose shag cut flake, comprised of orange-red Va, with a strong vinegar aroma. Not ketchup, but vinegar. Easy to rub out, decent moisture in this tin from 2/09. I have some drying out right now, I'll report back when I set fire to it.

    What are you cracking open today?
     
  2. user0003

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    Ahh..........purrrrfect! Enjoy is great weed.

    Peterson Sweet Killarney......
     
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  3. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Not my favorite of the brown label McClelland VA's, but a worthy one!

    Not today but tomorrow I'm cracking open a tin of SG Golden Glow that a hugely respected and mightily loved PSF member sent to me and, yes, I'm smoking it in a corn cob pipe, courtesy of same member. :th1:
     
  4. Capt

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    D, what is your favorite blend of the brown? I also ordered some #24 and some Dark Star from the personal series. I liked Blackwoods so much, I wanted to try Dark Star.

    I wish I would've known you like Golden Glow, I just gave away 3 tins cause it smelled like horse pee pee to me.
     
  5. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    In order (because I'm OCD about listmaking!)... Navy Cavendish, #24, #25, #27 and #22. The first two are very close in my ranking and the last 3 are very close. If you don't like the #24, I'll trade ya!

    I actually have not smoked Golden Glow yet. And I've smoked blends that were much worse than horse pee and survived. :D
     
  6. user0003

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    I remember Dark Star bing pretty good, my need a revisit.
     
  7. Capt

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    Horse pee pee smell goes away, but then it smells like horse hay. lol

    It is me, or does this #27 taste A LOT like Christmas Cheer 2005 without the tongue bite????
     
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  8. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Dark Star was one of the best tasting virginias I've ever smoked. If I could just figure out how to keep it lit! Some people had no trouble, so I guess I need to revisit it, too. But it was a miserable time I went through with the 2 tins I smoked.
     
  9. user0003

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    Should you find that you like Golden Glow, it's known as Medium Virginia Flake(MVF) in bulk.
     
  10. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Thanks. Any chance of the bulk hitting our shores during this decade?
     
  11. Lestrade

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    It's not just you. :) Enjoy the McClelland's #27. :puffy:
     
  12. user0003

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    Absolutly...........when in the next ten years is the ?
     
  13. TRAVIS

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    Just popped the lid of a tin of Erinmore Mixture that stuff smells so sweet in the tin. (limited options around here)
     
  14. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I'm afraid to ask how much a tin of Erinmore costs in Australia!
     
  15. TRAVIS

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    Hi dmkerr are you sitting down thirty nine dollars (spelt it out for extra dramatic effect) i only have a couple of pipes a week luckily.
     
  16. Puff The Magic

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    Two summers ago, I cracked my first tin of GG and thought it was a very acceptable smoke. With a year in the jar, it got dark and soooo much tastier and sweeter. I like it bunches.

    Tins of leaf can and often does smell weird or off-putting when first opened. I recall opening a can of C&D Vintage Burley Flake #2 and it smelled like a wet pair of schoolgirls panties, beyond musty, I thought of not smoking it but did and it was ok....put it away and tried it 2 weeks later and at the bowls end, got online and ordered a couple of pounds of it. So don't let the initial smells turn you off.....sometimes, it's worth sticking with it.

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  17. dmkerr

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    I believe I wrote that it reminded me of a combination of old gym lockers and spoiled milk. Probably the worst tin note I've ever experienced. Good tobacco, though. Not my favorite of the C&D Burley Flakes but a very worthy blend. #3 is in my regular rotation.
     
  18. TxPipesmoker

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    Thats almost disturbing.. Hmm this tin smells like something, but I can't place the scent ohh wait there it is yes yes, a wet pair of school girls panties.....:eek:
     
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  19. user0003

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    Don't ask..........
     
  20. Puff The Magic

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    I too was a young schoolboy always trying my darndest to get into the ....... Well, you all know the rest.... ;)

    Ed
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