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Peterson's University Flake vs. Irish Flake

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Mington, Nov 4, 2010.

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  1. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know the difference between these 2?
    I have (and enjoy) the University Flake/
    Just curious on the difference.
    (I am sure I will buy some Irish soon).
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Sasquatch

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    University Flake is a pretty "flat" burley based flake with a medium strong blueberry topnote added to it. Fairly strong on nicotine. Irish Flake has no detectable toppings, is much stronger in nicotine, and has a much rounder flavor profile to me - flue cured leaf, kentucky I think, all kinds of strong flavors, but it's punchy - snorked this is like Keen's mustard to me.

    Anyway, one's an aromatic, though a macho one, and the other's not, would be the broadest stroke, though you could also say that one is more burley-ish and the other more virginia-ish, but it's Grampa's "dare ya to smoke that, boyo" kinda virginia.
     
  3. Mike Pomery

    Mike Pomery Active Member

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    I love Irish Flake... but I haven't tried it since I learnt to snork.

    This will be interesting.
     
  4. dubhdarra

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    i smoke irish daily... basically its some flue cured kentucky and some unholy strong VA, and has a bitter, coffee-esque nose to it, and when i've let people try it 2 of 3 (all three heavy smokers) nearly threw up before finishing the bowl. it is one of my absolute favorite tobaccos, and benefits greatly from a bit of ageing, even a few months.

    uni flake is a nicotine strong mildly aromatic vabur, that burns well in small pipes and tastes like nothing in larger ones. it will definitely give you a buzz, but it wont kill you, and can be very bitey if smoked too fast.


    so, pretty much what sas said.
     
  5. tsgourley

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    I'm a huge fan of University Flake. I love the gentle berry topping, and it will definitely put hair on your chest if you're not careful. I haven't had the balls personally to try Irish Flake yet, but I think I want to get a tin just to try it out when I'm feeling daring. There's some good praise for it here in this thread.
     
  6. Falconeer

    Falconeer Active Member

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    Hi All,

    Again learned a lot from this thread - both of these are added to my "must try" list - they both sound fantastic; thanks lads!

    Gerry
     
  7. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Irish Flake is the bomb. Sas and Dubh covered it well. I haven't tried Uni Flake, but now I may just have to. Well, that, and PPP.
     
  8. Puff The Magic

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    Don't let Uni fool you! It does have the potential to be a strong nic-hit! I recall my first few forays with Uni and I had to go lay down for a while before I felt normal again! The entire experience (two of them) made me dislike the toby so much that I tossed it right into the trash! That was many years ago with some 10yr old sealed tin (this experience happened about 5 years ago btw). Looking back, I should have just taken it slow and enjoyed rather than puff my way through the bowl. Stoopid me! Always learning.........

    I haven't the "scrot" to even look at a tin if Irish Flake........wimpy I know but I'm not a nic-hound and don't smoke "heavy" 'baccys much at all.



    :velho:
    Ed Puff!
    cogito ergo puff
     
  9. ryan65

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    yah when i first started smoking the irish flake 4 or 5 months ago i too had to put the pipe down for a break but now i just love it and finished my tin, hoping to acquire some more soon.
     
  10. Tsurugi

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    I have wanted to try Irish Flake for a while but been a little intimidated, however I don't have any problems smoking one of my favourites G&H Brown Irish Twist which is really strong.
     
  11. dubhdarra

    dubhdarra Active Member

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    IMHO the brown rope is stronger, you have nothing (much) to fear.
     
  12. Philthy

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    Well if you wouldnt disappear off the face of the earth, but wandered over to yer friendly (somewhat local) B&M on a Saturday evening ya might locate some. :whistle: as well as that stinkin' tin of Squadron Leader I been holdin onto fer ya. :startle:

     
  13. Sasquatch

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    Phil I dare you to load that rustic right to the rim with Uni and let 'er rip. My guess is you'd die after 78 minutes. Maybe we can do an over/under??
     
  14. dubhdarra

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    speaking of comically large bowls of nicotine heavy tobaccos... that bent billy does GREAT with IF.
     
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