Burley question

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  1. jason1977

    jason1977 Active Member

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    My only 2 experiences with burley have been SWR which I happen to enjoy during the day as a mindless smoke which is enjoyable, nothing really to ponder & nothing more to appreciate other than the opportunity for a smoke. I like it, it's enjoyable, but monotonous & bland. IT IS a classic and I'm not knocking it. It's a great all day smoke. I'm talking about something for the porch. Something that's not 1 dimensional.

    The other experience I've had w. burley was Borkum Riff Bourbon. Bite isn't the word. I call that stuff battery acid. Very acidic. Didn't agree at all.

    This being said, there have got to be burley blends out there, even if it's nothing BUT burley, is there anything better in the world of burley better than SWR?

    Don't get me wrong, I like SWR. I smoke it all day long & go thru a pouch in maybe 7-8 days. I'm wondering if I could be smoking something better as an all day smoke. I guess that's my question & the answer I have a feeling is YES, but where to start?
     


  2. cobbsmoker

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    Aren't you a fan of C&D/GLPease tobaccos? I hear a lot of positive comments on the C&D burley blends.
     
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  3. dwaugh

    dwaugh Moderator Moderator

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    I'm the least qualified to answer... But Wessex (I can't remember) and Solani aged burly flake are some of the ones I really like. Not supper cheap though... I like PA and SWR, but some other straight burlys I have issues with.
     
  4. Russ

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    I am a big fan PA. Its the one burly I will always go back to.
     
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  5. Scottly

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    SWR is a good one for sure. My favorite happens to be Carter Hall. Lots and lots of burleys to try out there. Some are otc's and some are boutique blends. Some dirt cheap and some $9.00 plus a tin. Some are easy and mellow smoking, some will bite. Some will give a pretty big nicotine hit. Its hard to say what any one person will fall in love with.
    Your probably gonna have to start sampling and see whats puts the big grin on your face :)
     
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  6. BradNTX

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    I'm a Burley fan, but not a big OTC lover. Solani Aged Burley Flake, Esoterica Stonehaven, Mac Baren Golden Extra, and Peter Stokkebye Cube Cut are all predominantly Burley and super tastey. These range in flavor from each other, and are worth trying if you enjoy Burleys. All the Hearth and Home Burleys are really good too.
     
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    Granger, Hearth and Home Angler's Dream, Solani ABF, C&D Haunted Bookshop, Orlik Golden Slices, and Stokkebye Cube Cut.

    Then there are several offerings from Mac Baren that are really great: Golden Extra, London Blend, Scottish Mixture, Mixture Flake, Navy Flake, and Symphony.
     
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    Wessex Burley, Solani ABF, P&W Nut Brown Burley and Uhle's #00 are dynamite burleys!
     
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  9. Jayson H Bucy

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    Solani Aged Burley Flake is one of my top 5 tobaccos right now. It's too expensive for it to be a daily smoke for me, but well worth it for special occasions like Tuesday.
     
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  10. FlatbushPaul

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    These are as good as it gets. Great flavors and complex enough to make you think and keep you interested. You'll be hooked.

    Paul
     
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  11. BradNTX

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    I have to limit myself to 2 tins per year orbi would burn it all up too quick. I have about a pound, but would like 2 more.
     
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  12. WrightwoodJohn

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    I'm working with some Wessex Burley Slice right now, it's solid rich flavor is growing on me. It's just a hassle to have a team of Cal-Tech students rub it out for me. (S**t that didn't sound right, go ahead let me have it)
     
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  13. Monkeyshine

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    4Noggins sells a burley blend with a bit of cigar leaf called Storm Front. It's the only burley blend that I really enjoy.
     
  14. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Since I discovered Uhle's Blend 00 and Perfection Plug, I've found that I don't smoke the rest very often. The 00 in particular seems 10 steps over the rest of the field.
     
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    I would say try MacB. Burley London Blend. Great cut to the toby and smokes slow with a slight chocolate taste.
     
  16. jason1977

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    I am, but I smoke Va/Per, Va, English, & Navy Blends. I'm kinda breaking out of my comfort zone of charted waters of experience.
     
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    ended up getting a 4 oz. bag of burley @ the bacconist. Gonna try mixing 1 ounce of it w. 2 oz. of turkish & a 1/4 oz. of Va no. 1. This will most definitely be a first for me.
     
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    John Patton Stormfront is like a premium version of an OTC. I think it's the best Burley out there, but it's definitely of the sweetened variety.

    C&D Old Joe Krantz, Epiphany, Americana, Walter Franklin and Old College are all top notch Burleys.
     
  19. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is located in an undisclosed bunker

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    Uhle's #00 is head and shoulders above the others for me but Perfection Plug just doesn't get the respect it deserves. PP is a terrific smoke. Maybe not as complex as 00 but a very tasty, full flavored smoke. I love the cocoa undertones.
    JMHO

    Paul
     
  20. MacNutz

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    Dang, I laughed at this. A crack team of Cal-Tech students rubbing out your baccy. Can't beat that. :):)
     
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