Taste - It's All In The Snork

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  1. Dimik

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    You know, it's weird. I've been trying "snorking" on a variety of blends and for some it really makes the experience very enjoyable while for others it maker it feel like one's smoking wet dog hair. I guess it depends on how good the tobacco and casing quality is. For some I can smell the fine and complex tobacco notes for a long time after finishing a bowl and then for others I just have wet dog following me around. Guess this technique is really good for picking tobacco that one is going to enjoy. Man, I love learning from the collective wisdom from this forum!
     
  2. skylarmacrae

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    It makes sense that they did though. It was simply indecisiveness on which way they wanted to inhale the smoke.... this time their indecisiveness actually was good for something. :gjob:
     
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  3. Mister Moo

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    A snork will give you both the good and the bad. It will reveal nuances which would otherwise go unnoticed. Tobacco a bit too wet may come off badly compared to the same thing on the dry side. I also find snorking tells much about the suitability of a given pipe for a given tobacco; ghosts and favorable melds will be apparent with snorking in a way that mouth-smoking may never present, in my humble experience.

    And then, sometimes, stuff just doesn't taste good no matter how you smoke it.
     
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  4. Dimik

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    Like Caramel Rush for example! Hehehe.
     
  5. Mister Moo

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    Well, that. It would be Stanwell Melange for me. :D

    But I meant sometimes stuff you enjoy Monday-Friday suddenly tastes like worms on Saturday. It happens... unless the pipe needs cleaning I never know why for sure. Maybe the pipe or the tobacco is too wet; maybe a headcold is just getting started; or maybe it was just a rotten tasting wad of tobacco... dunno.
     
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  6. Lukasaurus

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    An art I'm still trying to master, alas still a slight burning sensation if I'm not v careful :P
     
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  7. Dimik

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    Probably nobody cares, but I feel like sharing another snorking experience.
    I was sitting outside last night, smoking C&D Engine 99 in a Liberty cob and even though I like it, it just felt a little uneventful and the flavor was just dominated by leather and somewhat medicinal profile. So I decided to try snorking. I can confidently say that I've had the most flavorful smoke to date. My senses were immediately loaded with sweetness, earthiness, camp fire, floral/flowery notes, stuff I don't know how to explain... I mean it was just amazing. Ended up doing it so much that I had to stop due to an onset of nic induced headache (it is on a heavy nic side for me), but for a long time afterwards I was sniffing around just to get that sweetness. Really cool. Considering that in the pouch Engine 99 smells like burned leather doused with turpentine, I was really shocked at how sweet it actually was.
     
  8. Lukasaurus

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    I find that another way of getting a different perspective on a tobacco is to take a gentle sniff from above the bowl (say with your nose a couple of inches above the bowl)

    I love this smell, I often try it to emulate a room note and eliminate taste from the equation for a moment.

    I was tempted to start a thread in this regard, but decided it was on a similar tangent to snorking.
     
  9. Dimik

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    I also do that! It's very pleasant.
     
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  10. Sodbuster

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    How have I been smoking pipes for 5 years and missed this?? I guess, in my defense, I am pretty new to the internet-side of it. Hell, it's only been in the last year that I realized the way you pack your pipe affects tongue-bite. Neat info here.
     
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  11. Sodbuster

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    Went over to my buddy's house today after getting my standard Cavendish/Burley mix from the local smoke shop and lo-and-behold he had a tin of Dunhill 965 for me from his trip to N.C. I started getting my snork on and man oh man..peppery! Very cool though, much different than I'm used to and it certainly does clear out the ol' snotpipes.
     
  12. CthulhuDawg

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    I haven't thought to do that yet but I think I will either later tonight or early tomorrow morning.
     
  13. Sodbuster

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    I do this too, that smell is intoxicating.
     
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  14. Hofnar

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    I do that all the time. You learn to sniff gently. A noseful of hot ash is not a pleasant experience.
     
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  15. JKenP

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    Being a heavy VaPer, I think I will stick with the Doctor Seuss version of The Snork. As mentioned by Moo and JDev, it clears the sinus cavity with gusto with a VaPer.
     
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  16. thedismaltrade

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    Have always done this with cigars and now with the pipe. I only do it a few times per bowl/stick. Some baccy will burn your sinuses for days!
     
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  17. ChristTiger

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    I snork all but Per. A bit too nippy for me.

    +2 It's all in the snork!
     
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  18. Sodbuster

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    I love the virginia/perique snork, but for me, the lat-heavy blends are too much
     
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    I will have to give this a try.
     
  20. conroygc

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    I've tried exhaling the tobacco out of my nose (I think with FVF), but it just makes my eyes all watery and wasn't a pleasant sensation. I tried it with 1792 and it was like a Mac truck driving through my face. Anyone else not able to snork?

    I try to catch whiffs of the tobacco as it escapes my pipe and my mouth. That's where I find most the flavor.
     
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