Rope advice

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  1. David Emond

    David Emond Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    So this week i got my 1st experience with rope thanks to Pipesimmo. Id like to try some more.

    What should i try ? Are there any ropes made in the states ? Or is it just sg and gh that are popular?
     
  2. gahdzila

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    SG and GH are the only ones I know about.

    What did you try?

    I'm a big fan of GH Sweet Rum Twist
     
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  3. PipeSimmo

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    I think the little piece of the Strang is just not enough to find out the perfect method to smoke it. You need more Strang. :beck:

    What you can easily do, if you got troubles to keep it lit or if it doesn't burn nicely - prepare it like you do with a plug. Cut thin slices, cut it into cubes - the smaller the better (at least for that particular tobacco) and let it dry 30 min. Pack the pipe - enjoy. That should work.
     
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  4. David Emond

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    A burley perique virginian log. Nice but i want to try other types of twists now.
     
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  5. David Emond

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    Your right, you need to send me some more lol :-p i didnt have any problems smoking from the twang. I cut 2 slices off and created a ball. That filled up half of my altinok lvc bowl.
     
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  6. PipeSimmo

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    ...Alright...just don't say the A-word :beck:
     
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    Lol sorry
     
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    http://tobaccoreviews.com/blend_detail.cfm?ALPHA=C&TID=5248
     
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  11. gahdzila

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    Intriguing!
     
  12. ruffinogold

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

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    We invented the rope here in the USA . Our ropes are mainly chewed but it wasn't always that way .. kinda like people weren't smoking Black Cavendish Aros back in the 20's . You can , no doubt smoke American Rope blends ... just make sure youre sitting down. Most of the brands that I get around here are Kentucky tobacco .The old timers smoked this stuff , they worked 16 hour days most every day of the week ... they were some tuff dudes ...kinda like the opposite of a well manicured metro sexual today . Theres quite a few brands still made and theres a good following that buy them here in North Georgia and probably the rest of the real South . Theres a bunch my B&M carries but Food Lion has the two best , imo .. Cumberland and Cave Twist . Actually , Cumberland has a sweetened version that is better yet . They are powerfull , rich and strong . SG 1792 is as far as I go and I only do that rarely .. Ogdens Walnut if perfect . This stuff is for men .. for sure

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  13. bubbagump

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    Yup. The Food Dog has a huge pipe tobacco and snuff selection. I'll have to look and see if my local store has that rope stuff.
     
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    Man, I used to chew Days Work like it was going out of style. Actually, it was already waaaay out of style when I started. I wish I could find it here in the city. I only knew one old timer that sold it in his little country store. I always felt like Clint Eastwood when I cut a piece off and slid it in my mouth.
     
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    Did you spit on some metro-sexuals white suit and ask, "How's it work on stains?"


    Outlaw Josie Wales is one of my favorite movies. Ever. It's just that good.


    I reckon so.
     
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    [quote="ruffinogold, post: 548407, member: 136"

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    Ruff that is a great shot
     
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    Ruff that is a great shot[/quote]

    That's nothing compared to the B&M here ... they have rows of the stuff
     
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    I miss east Texas... it's soo much more like deep south B&M's and just generally. A ton more "old school" baccy that the Dr. Harley-Davidson set wouldn't set their eyes on.

    Call me a redneck; don't care... I just like my baccy in whatever way anybody feels they think it can sell: rope, plug, snuff, chew, flake, etc etc. Revenuers be d@mned.
     
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    FWIW the Cotton Boll tastes to me much more like an air-cured burley than fire cured. Also. it arrives extremely dry and really benefits nicely from a little home-style flavouring & hydration - I usually go with a dark rum, but whisky or brandy work well too. :th1:
     
  20. Dubble Bubble

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    I have a real fancy for air and fire cured twists. Chewing and some times smoking. Makes Five Brothers seem like a metrosexual smoke. I moisturize it to make it smokeable. My favorite is Futurity which says "A mild burley twist" on the carton. It's about as mild as drinking Tabasco sauce straight out of the bottle. I'm getting kind of low on it but I have to order it online and it's not cheap. Sliced in coins it really ramps up my PS pipe cut tobacco.
     
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