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What Are You Smoking? February, 2013

Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by jpberg, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. Old Codger

    Old Codger Well-Known Member

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    1792 cradling Hyde Park in BST Christmas Pipe. Spruce beer that a friend brews so that it hits like a two x four across the forehead, made of the same wood. -4C(26F)H41%
     
  2. RS422

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    Condor Long Cut in a pride cob.
     
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  3. nesta

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    Old Joe Krantz in the Astas billiard. I still really like this blend, but I either got a batch heavier on the perique than I've gotten in the past, or I'm becoming a lot more sensitive to the stuff than I used to be and picking up on it more - which is very likely, I'm also finding Scottish Cake a lot spicier than I first did.

    I like this blend, but I'm not sure I'll buy it again soon. I want to explore some of C&Ds other burley blends, anyway
     
  4. Bear84

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    Squadron Leader in a Duca Carlo.. loaded the pipe too tight, been relighting this thing all night...
     
  5. JimInks

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    Try Haunted Bookshop or the Burley Flakes 1-3, which have less perique, but still has some of its strength. Three Friars is good, too; a full burley with less spice than the ones I've mentioned.

    The last flake of the evening (but not the last smoke) is 1985 MacBaren Navy Flake (thanks Flatbush Paul) in a smooth three quarter bend early '70s Stanwell Design Choice 837 sitter.
     
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  6. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

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    I've tried Haunted Bookshop before. I liked it, but at the time I tried it I was also trying OJK for the first time. At that time, it tasted spicier to me than OJK, and I assumed it was due to a higher perique content - while realizing others got a different impression from them than did I. I haven't gone back to it since I finished that tin, but knowing that others say it has less perique than OJK makes me suspect my impression will be different than it once was.

    I'm really interested in trying Pegasus and also Big and Burley, though.
     
  7. JimInks

    JimInks Well-Known Member

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    Big and Burley is good, but I found Three Friars to be a little deeper in taste. Big and Burley was a little ashy past the half way mark every time I smoked it and a little more cigarette-like. It's a decent smoke, but C&D makes better, in my opinion.

    Speaking of burley, I just lit up a bowl of P&W Nut Brown Burley (thanks Flatbush Paul) in a 2003 matte finish Karl Erik freehand.
     
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  8. Old Codger

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    Enjoyed that last pipe too much with the Spruce Beer on the side to not have another small one of each. 1792 cradling Hyde Park in a Peterson Canadian. -5C(23F)H61%. Good night all.
     
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  9. JimInks

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    Uhle's 00 in a medium bend straight grain 2000 Winslow C silver spigot. And ice tea.
     
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  10. Greengrass

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    Mystery mix (leftovers from sample packs) in Rattray's Marlin. There must be 6+ different blends in this, liking it so far
     
  11. JimInks

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    Probably my last smoke of the evening/morning is the last of my sample of Boswell's Apple Strudel (thanks Stormy) in a smooth straight late 1970s Tinderbox Selected Grecian Briar Dublin.
     
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  12. SidStavros

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    J.M. Boswell Countryside.
     
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  13. SidStavros

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    http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y301/basco69/dracula_12.jpg

    Here they are. :sh:
     
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  14. Wicker Man

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  15. jpberg

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    Good Morning,

    Some quite old SG Balkan Flake, in a Doug Erwin cob. 31F here this morning, going to be another warm one.
     
  16. Lithua pipe

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    CH in a MM Spool
     
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  17. Greengrass

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    Woah, that was one of the best bowls I've ever smoked. Slightly nutty, earthy, but sweet and light. There was atleast EMP, FVF and HOTW, probably silver flake too. Now the blend is lost forever, with only one bowl left :(
     
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  18. porshcigar

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    C&D London Squire in a blasted, bent freehand.
     
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  19. Artistik

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    1Q, Falcon, Coffee.
     
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  20. buistd

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    Just finished making my first pipe that I plan on selling so celebrating with a bowl of Larry's Blend in the Blakemar Pipe Club of London POY 2012. Great combination.
     
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