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OTC burley blend for creating cake

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by PickingLeaves, Nov 13, 2012.

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  1. PickingLeaves

    PickingLeaves Member

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    My new pipe is coming in within a few days and I really want to start it good by creating a good cake, I also want this to go as fast as possible so I can get around to smoking some of my more meditative blends in the pipe. I sort of need a tip for a good OTC burley blend since I'm not too sure the pure burleys can be found without going trough a long ordering process where I live. My thoughts was to go with the Borkum Riff - Genuine Pure Tobacco that doesn't have anything added to it from what I can tell. It should also be readily available as I see it which is good for me. Any other suggestions?

    I've also given Solani - Aged Burley a thought, what do you think about this and how good is it to use a flake when caking a pipe?
     
  2. IrishRover

    IrishRover Active Member

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    I usually use PA. Most of the time it can be found in a local B&M.
     
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  3. Artistik

    Artistik Active Member

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    I break in all of my pipes with Carter Hall.
     
  4. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Prince Albert does the best job of any tobacco I've found. Maybe it's the crimp cut. Provides a quick cake that is incredibly robust.
     
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  5. Johnny

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    I like to use Prince Albert, 5Bros and Storm Front to build cake in my pipes. I've heard that burley builds a softer cake than Virginia does but I haven't noticed a difference
     
  6. JimInks

    JimInks Well-Known Member

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    My experience is that it does a little. I can ream a pipe dedicated to burleys quicker than one devoted to Virginias. The difference is not enormous, but noticeable, to me, anyway.
     
  7. PickingLeaves

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    Thank ou all for the responses, I went to another store since the pipe I wanted couldn't be ordered and was given the advice to cake with Davidoff Green Mixture. I think it will do the job for me and it does smell really good.
     
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