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Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by user0003, Jun 13, 2009.

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  1. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is in an undisclosed Bunker

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    I read somewhere recently , and I don't remember where, that the machines that they use to slice thier flakes are very old and that is why some of the flakes are very thick and some are sliced very thin. I have wondered why that happened also. I have some FVF that is sliced thinner than other batches of it. Same with St. James Flake and Navy Flake I would also think that there weren't too many tins around in the 1750's. Tobacco was most likely packed in some kind of waxed paper but I am guessing on that.

    Paul
     
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  2. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Smoking BBF in a Nachwalter pot as I contemplate the inner machinations of my mind.

    Welp, that didn't take long.
     
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  3. Darkly

    Darkly Active Member

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    morning folks... Just woke up abit a go... so my usual.. H&H in my oldschool cob
     
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  4. ruffinogold

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

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    SWR / Jeantet Meerlined / coffee / kid wired / help
     
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  5. RS422

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    Starting the morning with Tinder Box Special Blend #2 in a cob with hot black coffee.
     
  6. Mount Mandolin

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    I think that's likely a better suggestion, as I believe I've heard that too, and the flakes are certainly irregular. Not only are some thinner/thicker than others, but often the flakes are quite ragged and somewhat disfigured, as you no doubt know. FVF seems to not be quite as bad as the more Lakeland-y ones like 1792 and Bracken Flake. I am absolutely dying to try that St. James Flake, can't find it anywhere, and I've been looking feverishly.

    And for my next trick: Skiff Mixture, in a Peterson System 303. I figured it might as well be Gawith, since we're on the topic. I like this Skiff Mixture myself, fairly light, but with a nice, unusual taste for an English. The Orientals are very sweet tasting on this one, and the Virginia's are nice as well.
     
  7. Rewster66

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    Shortcut To Mushrooms in a Grabow Sculptura straight billiard.
     
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  8. Brian Damage

    Brian Damage Member

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    Early Morning Pipe in my pirate churchwarden meer
     
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  9. ol gto

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    1-Q in a DG Omega
     
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  10. Jeebs

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    G&H Dark Plug in a Jeebs straight Dublin
     
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  11. TheKiltedOne

    TheKiltedOne Sales Account

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    University flake in my Meer
     
  12. Mount Mandolin

    Mount Mandolin Active Member

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    Jeebs, I didn't know you made pipes, too! Man, you're really the tobacco master around here! I'd love to see some of your work sometime.
     
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  13. Jeebs

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    Jeebs Pipes From Kits...Nut'in Fancy
     
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  14. Mount Mandolin

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    Hey, that's good stuff! I like 'em all!

    And now, I'm getting out the Peterson System again, because I'm about to change the strings on my mandolin, and I need a nice, light, full bent clencher, so the System it is. Gonna stuff it full of Solani Silver Flake, a beautiful, subtle symphony of flavors for a symphonic task, I suppose. God how I hate changing strings. It's kind of like pulling teeth, only I have to do it myself, and I have to do it way more often!
     
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  15. Jeebs

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    changing strings is something we all have to do at some point in time....and it's a good thing... because if not.. we would be out of tune.... and we sure do not want that...the alternative is insanity.
     
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  16. Lestrade

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    Boswell's Northwoods in the Baglan Lion.
     
  17. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Gotta love a floating bridge...:)

    Five Bros. in a beat to :poop: cob.
     
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  18. Mount Mandolin

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    Ha! Yes, well... ah, I'll just leave it be, only to say that the confounded thing has eight strings on it, and it's pint sized compared to anything the majority of people play and/or change strings on, so that makes it that much more tedious. "Back in my day, sonny, we didn't have none of those fancy string-winders and electronic tuners and all that fiddle faddle, so you just be grateful, now, you hear?" :old:

    No, really, I love playing the thing too much to let this get in the way. Although sometimes I have half an inclination to get them changed at the shop... :bag:
     
  19. Rewster66

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    Peterson's Sherlock Holmes in MM Diplomat. This stuff is not really bad, but it does not have anything much in the flavor department.:bing:
     
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  20. Mount Mandolin

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    You know, I actually really like that stuff. It's a VaBur, I guess, and I think it's got a really nice, nuanced flavor to it. Out of all the Peterson tobaccos, it's probably my third favorite, behind Irish Flake and Old Dublin. I haven't had their full lineup yet, mind you, but I liked Sherlock in the first place, and I still like it now. As to why they gave it that name, now, that's anybody's guess. I remember when I was a total newcomer to the pipe world, though, thinking how I really liked that tobacco, which is really quite surprising when I think about it because I was smoking aromatics and English's primarily at the time.
     
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