Fresh Tin of Squadron Leader

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  1. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    I finished-up the last of a four ounce jar of MacB Solent Mixture when I got home from work, and just now cracked a tin of Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader (SG SL). I tried the steam trick, and transferred the SL label from the tin to the tobacco bar jar. It looks pretty sharp, and I'll have to do that all the time.

    So now I'm sitting in my smoking chair and puffing on a Pete full of SG SL, and really enjoying the peace and quiet. SL is my favorite "English" blend, and for me it's the standard by which to measure all "English" blends. It's not really Earth-shattering, and it offers no life changing Latakia experience. It's just a really well-balanced blend where all the constituent tobaccos all sing together in perfect harmony. Slightly sweet and smokey, and kind of intoxicating. I feel sorry for those who just can't seem to slow down and be able to savor a pipe, because an experience like this is just wonderful.

    Happy piping, y'all.
     


  2. Jimmy Bukowski

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    I just had my first SL today.Love at first bite! It was so good that I kinda went a little crazy puffing.Ouch.... I'd say this is my favorite so far. I also smoked a bit of Frog Mortons Cellar.It's good, no doubt about it. However I just can't get over SL. My next tin to crack open is Dunhills Nightcap. Excited to give it a try, but might hold off so I can enjoy my new discovery.
     
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  3. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Well-Known Member

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    SL is like the "steak & beer" of the tobacco community.
    (and I want to try that steam trick for the label as well)
     
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  4. Jimmy Bukowski

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    What is the trick?
     
  5. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Well-Known Member

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    Not entirely sure, but I would imagine if you hold the tin over some steam from boiling water you can "lift" the label off. Then apply it to a nice canning jar.:bing:
     
  6. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. You can steam the label off the tin and transfer it to a jar, and the glue backing won't be ruined and label won't tear.
     
  7. Tortuga

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    I just received some of this in trade. I was a little worried I wouldn't like it. Definitely not the case. Adding this to my top five.
     
  8. SouthBound

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    This thread caused me to break out a jar of my stash. Glad I did, too. Thanks, Roy.
     
  9. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Ive got two fresh tins I'm
    about to jar up! SL is third
    in line for me right behind
    RRR, and Dunhill's Durbar.
     
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  10. WrightwoodJohn

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    That does it. I'm gonna be crackin' & steamin' soon !!
     
  11. WrightwoodJohn

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    Ok RTO, it's not perfect but what da ya think? (besides the pic being too big)
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  12. Bman64

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    Sweet on both accounts. As I'm officially over the half-ass efforts on my ONLY B&M to gain or even maintain decent stock, I'm going to buy online. This will be on my first order....if its instock.
    Thanks
     
  13. Goat

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    What size jar did you use there? The thing looks huge.
     
  14. SteveH

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    If you want to remove the health warning sticker on the front of a tin, but leave the main label in place, soak it in 'Zippo'-type lighter fuel. I dare say that'd work for removing the main label as well, without risking scalded fingers.
    I too love Squaddy!
     
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  15. WrightwoodJohn

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    It's only 5 inches tall, (getting used to my camera, it just came out that way)
    But that's a fresh tin of SL in there!
     
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