What Are You Smoking? January, 2013

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  1. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

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    Second, and probably last, of the day is a big bowl of Kendal Dark in the L'Anatra billiard. Big heavy blend for a big heavy pipe. Seriously...sometimes I think that if you put this in the right pipe and give it just the right care, there is no finer smoke. I doubt many people agree with me, but I can hardly get enough of this.

    On the side, 30% orange/pineapple juice, 70% seltzer
     
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  2. SouthBound

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    I have yet to try that one, for some unfathomable reason. Is it similar to well rubbed Dark Flake, nesta?
     
  3. muddler

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    For me the best smoke of the day is very early in the morning - before dawn when the birds are just starting to sing & the day is full of promise. Like right now. Chelsea Morning in a Pete Mark Twain. Cup of good sweet tea on the side. Just doesn't get much better.

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  4. nesta

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    Somewhat. It is the same blend of tobaccos, but as far as I can tell it's totally unscented. I've not had Dark Flake unscented, but from what I hear it isn't truly unscented, it's more like Brown Flake unscented - in that it has a tiny bit of flavoring added.

    It used to be a shag cut, just like Dark Birdseye, but due to recent changes in UK regulations, it's now a ribbon cut - they no longer sell shag cut tobaccos as pipe tobacco.

    I wish I could still buy it as a shag, but I do think it burns cooler and smoother this way, and it is overall an improvement. Still, I liked it the way it was.

    Mars Cigars claims to still offer the shag cut version though. GH may possibly still produce it in the finer cut for export, I don't know....but I do know when I get it from SP, Smokers Haven or P&C, it is now a ribbon cut.
     
  5. Tony Malerich

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    Enjoying some SG Commonwealth in my Ferndown (**) Reo Lovat
     
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  6. conroygc

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    Prepping to head out for my first pipe in a few weeks! I'm very excited.
    It'll be Anni Kake in a LE Tinsky Bulldog
     
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  7. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    I've got some drying right now!
     
  8. Imrandy

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    Think im gonna have to get a couple tins to stash away

    Some 7seas black in my Medico meer
     
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  9. Scurvy

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    Brown X in a DrG Viking
     
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  10. JimInks

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    Minutes away from lighting up a bowl of John Patton Virginia Squire in a 2000 thin stem rusticated black silver band Ardor Urano S. Holmes #68/100 D.R. briar calabash.
     
  11. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    Germain's plum cake in a gbd bulldog.
     
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  12. BigJ

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    Tambolaka in a MM pony.
     
  13. JimInks

    JimInks Well-Known Member

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    Old Companion in a slight bend rusticated 1979 Savinelli Estella 310 poker.
     
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  14. fordy

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    Morning all,
    Bulwark Flake in my pride & joy, a Pete 221 silver spigot.
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  15. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    Good Morning,

    Dark Flake Unscented, in a little Holbek.
     
  16. porshcigar

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    Odyssey, in a blasted dublin.
     
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  17. Artistik

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    Starting the day with SWR in a slightly bent Peter Kent Prince with coffee for the ride in to work. I don't know much about these Peter Kents. I own a couple and the are good smokers. I prbably purchased them in the early 70's.
     
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  18. Monkeyshine

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    LBF in a meer
     
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  19. Smokingmiami

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    Yesterday I had some Blue Mountain in a cob. It was my first bowl in a couple of days. This morning I am having some SG Chocolate Flake in a sandblasted GBD Collector Militaire. Good day to all.
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  20. MikeInMaine

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    Forced myself to go to the gym this morning. Now I'mrewarding my good behavior with some Erinmore Flake in my Invicta Rhodesian.:)
     
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