Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Mister Moo, Jul 26, 2009.
That's a technical term. Don't over-moosh, though.
OH no, never over-moosh, ever...
Over-moosh has been the downfall of many a fine man.
Believe me, the last thing I want is to be known as on this forum is an overmoosher.
True! If you moosh too hard you will start dancing like this.
She looks a little mooshed into those clothes...
I'd really like to know what's going on in that shot. The guys behind her look a bit freaked out about something.
That is the famous "Mosh Pit Girl" . Google it and you will see all the photoshop pictures made of her over the years.
She's probably just a big flake. Har har.
Just googled her.....some funny photos....
I finally got around to smoking my first flake last night. SG Best Brown. I had a good number of relights . and had to draw a lot more than I normally do. The bowl never got overly hot, and there was no problem with moisture, so all in all I guess it was OK for my virgin run. It did taste good, even with my over aggressive puffing. Quite different from what I have become familiar with so far. Need to work on it now.........
Fourth time is the charm apparently. After the three aromatic duds I picked up MB Navy Flake.
Finally, I got a good smoke with nice tobacco flavor out of my pipes. I had to keep relighting, but that will improve in time.
Btw it smells like ketchup.
Congrats! Some VAs can smell a bit like ketchup... not my favorite, personally, but I enjoy 1-2 "ketchup-y" blends from time to time.
Ketchup is usually associated with McCelland blends. Two of my favorites are Blackwoods and St. James Woods. Both are broken flakes which can be a good intro for new flake smokers and both have a very sweet flavor.
I thought that was just the natural smell of fermented tobacco...
That's my understanding as well, but I've noticed this aroma seems to be particularly strong with VA leaf. Anyone else have similar or different findings?
I noticed it with FMC and FMOTB a little bit but I got the ketchup smell much stronger from NC and EMP.
Smoked Dunhill flake for the first time yesterday and again right now. This is really pretty different from other straight VA's. I've had. It doesn't have much of the the grassy brightness of FVF or GS, it's got a lot of carmel flavors and just seems more complex somehow.
Does anyone else experience throat irritation with MacBaren Navy Flake? I really enjoy this tobacco but afterwards I feel like I've been swallowing fire. No tongue bite though.