Captain Black harsh on the throat?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Jomodeere, Mar 1, 2011.

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  1. VibrativePiano6

    VibrativePiano6 Member

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    CBW and CBG were my first pipe tobaccos waaay back in the late 90s.

    I don't know if anyone else has experienced this, but CBW (and CBG) seem to mellow out nicely over time. I used to just keep it in the pouch and carry it - and it would sting towards the end. I've since started jarring it, and allowing it to air a minute or so before I pack and puff. Scores better.

    Also, it's amazing in a churchwarden. Cools down immensely in the long stem.
     


  2. uncleburl

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    Because of this post I've been enjoying more than a few bowls of CBW to see what's up. I've only smoked it lately in my MM cob and I have found that smoked slow it was delicious with no goop. It is from bulk as stated in a previous post, and I have had it sealed in a jar for about 6 months I figure. However, I have smoked it from a pouch in years past in a briar pipe with the common wet, goopy results many of you have experienced.
    I really like the flavor, and will try to keep it around from bulk I guess unless the price keeps going up.
     
  3. ZuluSafari

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    It was my introduction as well, with no proper instruction. It bit, it burned, it irritated. Those around me loved it! I almost quit pipe smoking. I then found SWR, PA, and CH and got better at my technique. Those around me still thought it was OK - like Grandpa smoked or some such, and I really began enjoying this pasttime. Now, I can smoke CBW with minimal bite or throat irritation, but it doesn't begin to satisy at all. I am left with no real tobacco flavor, a harsh/nasty aftertaste, and little enjoyment.

    I moved on to the McClelland prenium aromatics, which really pleased those around me, didn't bite at all, and still give the satisfying tastes I want. I still have some CBW, but don't feel inclined to smoke it much.

    I also found English tobaccos, virginias and va/per blends, as well as the various flakes. My wallet has suffered, but my pipe enjoyment has increased exponentially!
     
  4. KeysandPlastic

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    I've felt the same way, even after drying it and still after 3 months I still have the pouch, Smells ok kind of giving it doesn't age. Harsh on my throat.
     
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