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MM CG + JFH STM

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Stonewall, Mar 13, 2012.

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  1. Stonewall

    Stonewall Active Member

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    I am about to load up an MM CG with Shortcut to Mushrooms. I've never smoked this pipe yet, so I thought I'd dedicate it to this blend to get the best first impression of STM.

    Has anyone smoked this blend from a cob before? Cobs are usually best with flakes or Burley blends, so I'm told. I'd hate to mix-match the two and spoil the experience as well as a new cob.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Ozark Nick

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    Well, just keep in mind that new cobs often taste a little funky. So give it several good smokes (5-10) before you pass judgement on either the pipe or the baccy!
     
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  3. TRAVIS

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    I've smoked it in a cob didn't notice much difference to smoking it in a briar the cobs got no ghost in it that i can tell anyway, enjoy.
     
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  4. Lestrade

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    STM is great in a Cob, Clay, Briar or Meer.:puffy:
     
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  5. Stonewall

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    Well, considering the STM was shipped in a cardboard envelope and I could smell it as soon as I took it out of the mailbox, and the fact that it has my man-cave room in the basement completely smelling of it even after I packed it into a mason jar, and that I smoked a half bowl on the way to work and still smell it on my clothes, I'm glad I decided to smoke it in a Brooks #599 Poker that only had a half bowl of flake smoked in it for break-in.

    I appreciate the feedback, but I'm holding out on that cob for something in the flake department. :puffy:
     
  6. TRAVIS

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    Yeah it overpowered my delivery when i first had some shipped over. I usualy add a little black cavendish to mine.
     
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  7. Stonewall

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    I was a little surprised to see it in an envelope rather than a box; but the packages weren't ruptured or opened. By the initial smell I thought I'd have tobacco loose in the envelope.

    One thing I can say for JFH, they are generous in their weights on bulk tobacco sales. Thats good customer service, imo. I wish now I'd ordered some Penzance from them when they had it recently. All gone, now.
     
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  8. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is in an undisclosed Bunker

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    You got it right! it's great in any pipe!

    Paul
     
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  9. t-bear

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    My mail carrier tells me that he can usually tell when I get a new tobacco shipment...the post office smells wonderful! LOL
     
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  10. TRAVIS

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    mine was sent privately from one of my facebook pipeclub mates about 6 different tobaccos each in thick plastic zip locks all 6 smelled like the shortcut or and ruins for the first day or 2 settled down after though.
     
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  11. Stonewall

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    I am so tempted to try Ruins. Does it compare to anything else I might be familiar with?
     
  12. TRAVIS

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    I don't know if anyone agrees with me but i found the Ruins and shortcut pretty similar i hadn't tried any tobacco at all similar to either before. I think i was overwhelmed by that already smoked smell in the pouch i didn't realy enjoy the ruins that much. Spent about 18 months of my 2 years pipe smoking on a few basic OTC's *(Amphora and Borkum Riff's) so these types of tobaccos are completely new to me. Just realised a couple of months ago that i could get a few orders through the post from the states and mainly run with the Tobacco Barn at the moment.
     
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  13. Stonewall

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    Well, that's kind of the dilemma I'm in at present. My palate isn't that sophisticated. I started out with Amphora (which I still love) and then to aros. It was just since finding this forum that I branched out from OTC's and sweet aromatics, albeit I have become quite fond of flakes and English blends; but when I'm smoking I try to determine what I'm tasting other than the obvious casing notes. I read about how complex a certain tobacco is or how it changes from light to mid-bowl and then to finish. I hope this comes with time and experience as I really look forward to that developement I read so many others experience when smoking.
     
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