Mild Navy Flake?

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  1. natek

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    I'm interested in trying a navy flake, but I don't want to get super nauseous. Right now I have only tried CAO Moontrance and a couple house aromatics which have never made me nauseous. The only time i ever got nauseous was after smoking a strong churchill maduro cigar. Any reccomendations on a navy flake without copious amounts of vitamin N?
     
  2. muddler

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    Peter Stokkeby or Macbaren. The PS is lighter than the MacB. Definitely stay away from GLP Navigator - strong enough to strip paint.
     
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    +1 on the Peter Stokkebye. Very mild, but wonderful flake.
     
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    Put another vote towards Peter Stokkebye.
     
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  5. D-Pap

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    MacBaren Navy Flake is great.
     
  6. RevSmoke

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    Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake. Good stuff!
     
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    PS LNF not too strong at all. BUT NO RUM.:(
     
  8. RevSmoke

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    Why does it need rum? It is great without the rum... Better, in fat.
     
  9. capt dave

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    it was a joke, i was asking someone earlier about a navy flake that had rum.
     
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    Another vote for Luxury Navy Flake here. Very mild, very tasty. I'm also, like pretty much everyone else, a big fan of Escudo.

    That said, I still don't quite understand what makes something a "Navy flake". Is it basically just any VaPer flake, or what? It does not seem to require the inclusion of rum, and thank god for that because I can't stand tobaccos with rum in them. So yeah, the two that I named are understood to be Navy flakes, and they are both excellent.
     
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    Either of those Navy flakes will do just fine for you, although you may have to make a permanent spot in your cellar, because you won't want to be without it after you try it..
     
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  12. JuJu McMojo

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    Rotary is my favorite.
     
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    I like Superior Navy Flake by Newminster/Villiger. Has a nice full, natural sweetness. Nothing overpowering, great flavor and very economical price.
     
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    BTW, for those in the know, a quick question: how does McC's tinned Navy Cavendish compare to their bulk Dark Navy Flake? Any rum in the DNF?
     
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    Typically people flock to flake BECAUSE they want vitamin N. Try Peter Stokkebye's Luxury Navy Flake. It's mild, natural, full of flavor.....probably won't knock you back as much.
     
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    That video is chock full of navy tobacco history!
     
  18. jeff394

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    I'm a MacB Navy Flake man myself. The PS Navy Flake makes me sneeze and sneeze and sneeze. Not exactly sure why.
     
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    No one has mentioned SG Navy Flake? I don't find it high in nicotine, and I like the flavor. Unlike some of those already mentioned, it has a little Latakia, just enough to make it interesting...
     
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  20. RevSmoke

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    That is exactly what I thought. If it is true, then there is no present day Navy Flake that matches what sailors smoked. There were no Virginias or Burleys like there are today. Is that true? No Latakia then either? Nor any Perique? Hmm, that means any NF version we have today is different. I personally think that, according to the video, what makes it navy flake is that it was tobacco, pressed together to take up less space on board ship. Common practice was that they used sugar and water to get it to bind together. How about they stored these pressed "plugs" of tobacco in rum casks? Or, the may have used rum as the binding agent when pressing?

    This is all speculation of course, but it sure is fun to speculate.

    Personally, I like my Navy Flake best with Perique and no rum. Although, a NF with both Perique and rum might be an interesting thing to try. Is there such a thing?

    Peace of the Lord be with you.
     
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