My newby cellar...

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  1. beammeuptothesky

    beammeuptothesky Member

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    Howdy all,

    I joined this forum back in March when I decided to renew my interest in pipe smoking. And, since then, have really enjoyed these few months with PSF. Thanks guys! :)

    When I first joined the forum, I had a few misconceptions about my own personal taste in tobacco and had not yet found what I was looking for in pipes. At that time, I was mostly on an Aromatics quest and had not discovered the variety that is to be had in pipe smoking. While I still do enjoy Aromatics very much, I have really branched out and found some great tobaccos that I would not have otherwise found if it had not been for the wonderful folks on this forum. ;)

    I received my latest order from SP yesterday and was jarring up my bounty when it occurred to me that this pipe-smoking thing had really blossomed into one, sweet "thing" -- or whatever you want to call it! :byg: So, to commemorate this occasion/epiphany, I figured that I would share my story and give you guys a big thanks along with an updated list of what I have in my Newby Cellar. It's not much but I think it represents a good, basic variety of tobaccos to get me started. What do guys think??

    Dunhill Flake
    Orlik Golden Sliced
    PS LNF
    PS LNF (aged 6 yrs.)
    MacBaren Club Blend
    MacBaren Virginia No. 1
    SG 1792

    McClelland Tastemaster
    McClelland Deep Hollow
    C & D Green River Vanilla
    C & D Autumn Evening
    MacBaren Vanilla Cream Flake

    MacBaren Plum Cake
    Erinmore Flake

    MacBaren Golden Extra

    SG Squadron Leader

    Thanks for looking!

    ~Aaron

    BTW, my TAD list is four-times as long! I think there are reasons they call it a disorder! :eek:
     
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  2. Tenthgate

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    Good stuff, I reckon I'm somewhere on the same page as you minus the aromatic thing. I found out about the best kept secret back in Feb and now have a handsome little collection of my own for aging.

    It really is some good times being a pipe smoker and collector :)
     
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  3. IrishRover

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    Great cellar you've started. I can understand you TAD -List is 4x as long.... me too!!:) My wife thinks I am crazy-
     
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  4. BradNTX

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    That's a great looking list of startups Aaron. If you ever get to the point where you feel compelled to reproduce original tin art for your jar labels or put your TAD list on an Excel spreadsheet, you might want to seek counseling. That would be a bit extreme. :whis:
     
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  5. nitehawk

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    LOL...I wish I had the funds to cellar the tobacco I like.....maybe, sometime in the future.
     
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  6. davidmackv

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    I want to label my jars. I have always been anal about things like that for some reason.
     
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  7. RTOdhner

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    Good taste in toby. At least half your list is on my list of favorites. I like MacB and Stokkebye bulk tobies, since they seem to bridge a gap between OTC's and tinned tobies. Don't get me wrong. I like OTC's but oft times I need a smoke with more umph. I loved tinned tobies from Dunhill and the likes, but I can't afford to smoke those on a regular basis. MacB and Stokkebye offer great smokes that fall in between. They are very good, and priced right for cellaring purposes.

    You can keep the fanfare that goes with Pease and C&D "artisan" blends, as most of the time I just want a satisfying and relaxing bowl of toby. And in that respect, MacB and Stokkebye tobies really shine.

    However, I don't get all anal on the labels. The cheap white labels from Walley World work just fine for me - as do the labels that come with the canning jars.
     
  8. Beale

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    Congrats on a very nice cellar list! Well done, Beale.
     
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  9. jpberg

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    Um, yeah, wouldn't it?

    Aaron, that's a good selection you've got going. The more you pay attention to the compositions of the blends that you have now, figuring out what tobaccos (VAs, burleys, cavendish, etc.) you like and dislike, the easier it will be to make future purchases.
    It's a fun trip, I'm glad you're along for it.
     
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  10. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Excellent start, Aaron! Next, you'll start working on
    multiple tins of your favourites. At least, that's what
    I did.
     
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  11. beammeuptothesky

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    Thanks everybody for the support and warm-wishes!!

    Like I said, I have you all to thank for this chronic disease....in a good way. ;)

    Brad, that WOULD be kind of extreme! With such supportive mentors(enablers) such as yourself, I might just find myself going down that road before too long. :byg: BTW, I have seen the pictures you posted of your cellar; Did the little man on your shoulder tell you to do that?? :rolleyes:

    ~Aaron
     
  12. BradNTX

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    That little man shows up now and then, especially after a C&D blend with lots of nicotene. :bing:
     
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    That's a fine load of leaf you got there! I'd be proud just lookin' at it! Even more proud owning it! Congratz! Way to go..... but don't stop now ;)

    Ed
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  14. HCraven

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    That's a well-rounded cellar, Aaron! Hard to get bored with so many different things to choose from. Good job! :gjob:

    Herb
     
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    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Nice !!! Just reading that list makes me want to light up !
     
  16. beammeuptothesky

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    Thanks again guys! If I had the money, my cellar would be vast and, like Brad, I would have to move all the household furnishings out into the garage to make room for more tobacco! :confused:

    ~Aaron
     
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