The Beautiful Pirate

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  1. MacNutz

    MacNutz Active Member

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    Once again I have experienced true love at the first light. I must speak of it but I can't call this a real review, just the ramblings of an old pipe smoker waxing over a new found delight.

    Pirate Kake, smoke of the gods. Valhalla has nothing better, I'm sure. :) I like strong English blends such as 10 Russians and Capt's Earle's Private Stock but I think Pirate Kake is my favourite of the crumble kakes I've tried so far.

    Yossarian gave me this. I was thrilled when I got it and decided to wait until a good night to try it the first time. Most glad I did. It's worth the proper mind set, esp. the first time.

    It is everything I want in this kind of tobacco. The Kake crumbles nicely, no problem removing what I want from the block. I love playing with the stuff, checking out the different textures and colours. Being a lat lover that recently learned to love burley, Pirate Kake pushes all my good buttons. The block I'm working on required no drying time and smoked right to the bottom of the bowl leaving nothing but ash.

    The burley gives strength to the campfire smokieness that I love in Latakia and the orientals give nuaces to the main flavours. Verily, I love this stuff. Like it more each time I smoke it.
     
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    After reading your post I'm now really excited. I just picked up 4oz last week and haven't had a chance to get into it.
     
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    And the list grows...I'm going to wind up with a 100 lb cellar that doesn't have more than two tins of anything in it if I keep listening to you guys!
     
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    Sounds like a winner. I'll be looking into a tin of this to sample! Thanks for the suggestion!
     
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    Well, you convinced me. I think I'll throw a tin in on my next order.
     
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    I guess I'll have to crack that tin I keep looking at...
     
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    Why is that a problem?
     
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    My favorie English by FAR. I've been recommending is for years, so far everyone liked it.
     
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    You da man Mac, my favorite as well. We are latikaholics. I love it.
     
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    Ya can't beat the price either!
     
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    Smoking Pipes has PK at 36 in their top 100. Other smokers have discovered this wonderful, tame lat-bomb. Best buy for the money.
     
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    I don't like it as much as Ten Russians or Stimulus Package, but it's 28 bucks a pound, what are you gonna do?
     
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    Jp, where do you find it for 28 a lb? Cheapest I've seen is about 37.
     
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    Smokingpipes.
     
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    Pirate Kake has become my favorite after-dinner smoke. Wonderful full flavor. Before dinner, it's Star of the East.
     
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    I have been looking for some strong english tobacco. Can you get it in smaller amounts so I can try it strenght. Thanks
     
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