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Newbie needs tobacco suggestions

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by icedad, Feb 25, 2013.

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  1. icedad

    icedad Member

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    My name is Randy and I'm new out here. I have some corn cobbers on the way, a couple of Ozark Mountain hardwoods from Aristocob.com. (All I have is 1 Ozark for now, but it works). One cheaper variety Meerschaum is also coming. I have tried and like Frog Morton :), Peter Stokkebye Black Cherry:), and of course CH. When I smoked cigarettes, I like Camel straights because of the Turkish tobacco flavor, so I also have some PT turkish tobacco coming, good or bad I don't know. WTH, thought I try it. Sonny boy recommended McBarren Golden extra, so that's on it's way also.
    With all of that said, I was hoping that I could get some other recommendations for other tobaccos I might like based on what I like. What I don't like, I'm sure someone else here may, and maybe I could get into trading. OBTW, where do you guys get those super small sampler bags that i see my son has?
     
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  2. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Hello and welcome to PSF.
    Given that you like CH and are coming off cigarettes, I bet you'd like Prince Albert.
    And though it is not at ALL like a cigarette, medium English blends generally include Turkish and Latakia tobaccos over a Va base, all of which often appeal to cig smokers (this is just my theory). Maybe give Dunhill London Mixture or Standard Mixture a shot.
    You might also like some quality burley blends like Uhle's 00, Solani Aged Burley Flake, and/or Hearth & Home Classic Burley Kake.
    Then there's straight Va's. Give McClelland red cake (5100) a shot.

    Cheers.
     
  3. icedad

    icedad Member

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    I haven't smoke cigarettes in 10 years, I just remembered the only cigarette tobacco that actually had a flavor was Camels. I couldn't smoke them cause I always got a buzz on them. lol
     
  4. Arkie

    Arkie Active Member

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    The 3 blends you have tried are very different from each other so it's tough to suggest a mixture to you. If you have a local "brick & mortar" (B & M) tobacco shop near you, I would recommend visiting it. You can sniff all the different blends they have and they will usually let you sample one or two blends so take your pipe with you. I would recommend you avoid flake tobacco until you get a bit more experience. Somethimes they can be difficult to light and keep lit.
     
  5. MakDragon

    MakDragon Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Welcome from Pa.

    Good suggestions above.

    The cobs are great for SWRA and CH
     
  6. Tony Malerich

    Tony Malerich Sales Account

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    As to baggies, I picked up a box from JoAnn's, and I suspect they could be found at other fabric/craft stores. I believe this is the exact product I got and I've shared a lot of samples! It's about time to buy a new box. JoAnn's had them in the jewelry making section.
     
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