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Throw some burly's out there

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Jayson H Bucy, May 2, 2012.

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  1. Jayson H Bucy

    Jayson H Bucy Member

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    I really want to try some burly's. I know everyone's tastes are different but are there any blend's out there that are pretty universally understood to be just good tobacco? I was thinking C&D's maybe 808 or even 108 (all though I hear 108 ghosts badly). Maybe CH or SWR?
     
  2. rlucas

    rlucas Active Member

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    I prefer SWR but just started smoking a pipe 2 weeks ago so take my opinion for what its worth. Yeah, and its cheap.
     
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  3. SouthBound

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    I'm sure Ruff will chime in with the same advice later, but I like McB Golden Extra for pure burliness. Burley London Blend is good, too. Also, their Scottish Mixture is heavy on burley and flat good. Another plus, they are all inexpensive.

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  4. jdto

    jdto Well-Known Member

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    While my experience is not vast, I can vouch for Mac Baren Golden Extra being a nice tobacco.
     
  5. Ozark Nick

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    Solani Aged Burley Flake ... but for the times my budget is a little tighter (read as: all the time) Carter Hall!

    I tried one of C&D Burley Flake blends (don't remember which one) and I thought I was being kicked in the head. Don't know what they do differently, but I hear some folks really like them.
     
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  6. Rewster66

    Rewster66 Active Member

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    Uhle's #00 Burley is tops in my book.;)
     
  7. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    Never a hassle with the Hall.
     
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  8. cobbsmoker

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    I would start with the OTC burley blends first, Carter Hall, Cherry Blend, Prince Albert and Sir Walter Raleigh etc., these are easy to find locally, reasonably priced and a good introduction to burley tobaccos. I would personally recommend you start with Carter Hall in a cob!
     
  9. Jayson H Bucy

    Jayson H Bucy Member

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    I haven't been able to find any of the OTC's locally. I'll give it another go at looking though.

    I really like the few Solani blends I've tried
     
  10. Jayson H Bucy

    Jayson H Bucy Member

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    Got the Solani.
     
  11. cobbsmoker

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    I hear Solani Aged Burley Flake is very good, haven't tried it myself.
     
  12. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    So far I've thrown out Half & Half, Briggs, Mixture #79 and a few others. :xd:

    Good ones... Uhle's Blend 00 and Perfection Plug, C&D's Burley Straight, Solani ABF, Wessex Burley Slice, SWR are all somewhere in my rotation. Mac Baren Symphony is also excellent, but is a mixture of burley and virginia.
     
  13. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is in an undisclosed Bunker

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    Uhle's Perfection Plug doesn't get enough respect in my opinion. That is one really good smoke!

    Paul
     
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  14. smokehouse

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    Uhle's Blend 00
    Solani Aged Burley Flake
    Prince Albert
    Carter Hall
    Anglers Dream
     
  15. LifeOfRiley

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    Just went through my second bowl of C&D's Crooner, which was better than the first. The cubed-cut burley is quite good (if a bit hard to light), but the deertongue is a bit much for me, particularly at the start of the bowl. It has a soapy, almost astringent character. It eventually evens out and has its moments. But it does get a lot of good reviews, so it may work for you.

    Can recommend McCranie's Old Master, however. Burley, a bit of VA, and some very light casing - maybe vanilla.
     
  16. whitebriar

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    if you want to try Burley with a bit of a twist, i might recommend Haunted Bookshop--it has a bit of Virginia, and a bit more Perique in it, BUT it is mainly a Burley show--

    should you find HB acceptable you might then try Old Joe Krantz, which has a bit more Perique--beware, it has a considerable Nic component; not overpowering, but noticeable--

    if Perique isn't acceptable to you then consider Haunted Bookshop--it has a touch of Virginia and Latakia, but the Lat is very subdued--again it's mainly the Burley that you experience--
     
  17. IrishRover

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    +1 on PA....
     
  18. Tortuga

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    My two favorites are Angler's Dream and John Patton's Stormfront. Angler's Dream is a nice, nutty burley with cinnamon and chocolate tastes. Stormfront is a very tasty burley with the addition of cigar leaf. The cigar leaf is very much in the background, but you get a taste of it now and then and it produces tons of smoke.

    I'll also second Carter Hall, Prince Albert, Sir Walter Raleigh and Solani ABF.
     
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