Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by user0003, Jun 13, 2009.
McB GE in a MM Dip with a hot cup of coffee is hard to beat.
SWR ina MM hardwood
Oh my stars and garters [ xmen ... beast ref ] ........ Am I seeing two SWR and an MBGE in a row ! I can see the the universe is aligning for the good of mankind .... today will be a great day for us Burley Smokin Men [ Thats BSM to the rest of ya ] . SWR in a Marxman Bulldog .. coffee
Deep Hollow in a Boswell poker with the a.m. coffee.
Good morning folks,
GH Bright CR Flake in an Ascorti billiard, followed by C&D Briar Fox in a Stanwell billiard and coffee on the side.
CB Gold in a MM egg
Boswell's Pipers Pleasure in a MM General.
I dried out a slice of FVF from '09 overnight and stuffed it into my Davorin Billiard and am having it with Kenyan Reserve black coffee. It's gonna be a GREAT DAY!
CH ina DrG Savoy
PPP in a Ben Wade freehand in front of the fireplace. Nice. Nuf said.
Mac Baren Original Choice in a Stanwell. All quiet on the northern front.
3Ps ina DrG grand duke
Boswell Chocolate Cream in MMCG.
Lane 1-Q in a DG Lark
Finally opened up the half pound can of Exhausted Rooster to jar it up. I was low enough on my old jarred up tin to justify it...not that it takes much justification to get into that stuff. First smoke of the day was Exhausted Rooster in my beloved Stanwell 40. Left for work half an hour early even though it's only a 10 minute drive, so I could smoke about half the bowl before I clocked in. On break I got to go out and light her back up for another 10-15 minutes or so....after work I could have smoked it again for another 10 minutes or so but at that point it wouldn't be worth it for a short and not-so-yummy-anymore smoke.
It's only my second purchase of the blend, and the presentation was a little different between the 2oz can I bought a few months ago and the 8oz can I bought recently. The older stuff had denser, more cohesive flakes. This newer can looks a lot shaggier, and doesn't stick together very well. Looks more like a broken flake or even close to a ready rub. The constituent leaf itself is lighter in color, also. It still smells and tastes great, though. The topping is subtle and unobtrusive, and the flavor is very familiar - lightly sweet, very smooth, and just enough body to satisfy. Great first smoke of the day, even if I had to "DGT" (which I generally hate doing).
It's chilly, windy and unpleasant outside (not bad, but I'm just really ready for proper weather) so I'm just staying inside with some General until I can muster the strength to go out for a bowl of McClelland Oriental #14
Called Rocking Chair from my local pipe shop. It runs hot in my Cob and I'm not sure how I feel on this one. It's not aromatic, but I'm trying to be explorative. Seems lackluster, but it could be my minimal experience.
Okay...McClelland Oriental #14 in a generously proportioned Trevi billiard.
Smoking my own blend...bulk burley/bulk va/bulk cavendish..in the peterson 106 donegal rocky...This is a big bowl for me, so Im sitting here thinking about it. With my eyes closed and smoking it slowly. I can taste the nuttiness of the burley, the rich zestiness of the va and the sweetness of the cavendish..It is this last part that causes me to open my eyes.. I look over at my wife, and she is smiling at me. She says that smells so good, and you are sure enjoying that...more than me? And to which I say no way baby this is a recent romance, and I wouldnt trade 22 years of you for anything. She smiles and asks what I want for supper... To the good lord above, I thank you for a simple life and simple pleasures, for I am truly blessed.
7 parts Prince Albert
2 parts Latakia
1 part perique
I recently whipped up 20 ounces of the stuff, and I have the makings for 20 more.
At present I am burning it in a Buescher's World Famous corn cob.
SL in a kaywoodie