Going on a TAD trip!

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Old Ted, Nov 28, 2011.

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  1. Old Ted

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    Oh dear!.....getting ready to board in a couple of hours, and the weather forecast says - 'strong winds, and rough seas!'.......I usually sit on deck at the rear end.....sorry sailors - stern!, and smoke my pipe, but this time I may be 'feeding the fishes' over the rail!....maybe a milder tobacco is called for! :(
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  2. Puff The Magic

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    Have a safe trip Dave and indulge your heart out! :D

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    Enjoy Ted. I'm jealous of course...
     
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    THE BEUROCRATS STRIKE AGAIN!:(
    The last time I was here - about eight months ago, the rear of this excellent B&M was a full, comfortable smoking lounge, where you could relax with pipe or cigar while perusing the well stocked shelves. It's still there, but the smokers have been relegated to a small 'greenhouse' with sliding glass doors - at one side of the room, my wife - a non smoker used to enjoy the previous environment, and happily sat with me, while we had drinks and my pipe, and I made my tobacco selections. This time the little smoke room was full of cigarette smokers, and the air foul, we declined the invitation to join them - that the young waitress made, when she came over to ask me not to smoke my pipe. Other than this, Jerry's Cigar Bar is well worth visiting - if in Brugge.
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  5. Ol Brokedik

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    You're livin' large, Old Ted.

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    I know how you feel, OT. What the hell is the world coming to?
    Hey, let's start an "Occupy the Smoker's Bar" movement and dare the SoBs to pepper spray us.
     
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    I made a mistake, that did not turn out too badly!, while looking around the shelves in this B&M ( help yourself and take it to the cashier ) - I spotted an oblong 100gram tin, with a sailing ship label, and marked 'Veermaster'. Thinking it was the VA flake that so many of you enthuse over, I slipped one in my basket, but later examination showed it to be made by 'Planta' - and consisting of little black and brown cubes.
    This strange ( to me! ) tobacco turns out to be quite a decent smoke - once you can get the darn stuff to burn LOL!, very fruity, and aromatic.....not my usual style - but satisfying as the bowl progresses. I solved the burn problem by throwing some of the cubes into a blender to make kindling, as they are a bit too hard/sharp to rub smaller. I wonder if anyone else here has smoked this stuff?, I've never seen it mentioned.
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    Bummer Dave! Hope you snagged the Semois, I'll trad ya some "real" Hamborger Veermaster for some...just to try, you know...I wann know what leaf is worth crossing the Channel on a ferry in high seas in the winter! It's gotta be darned good!

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    Yes I stocked up on Semois, I like the stuff - and it's cheap over there, mixes well too!, but the trip was not just about TAD Ed.....I have a wife that could 'shop' for England!....so.....:(
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  10. shadow

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    Hi, Ted!
    It's good to hear that you're actually enjoying a tobacco made by Planta. So far I've had nothing but crap from this maker: The Banker's, and yes, even Presbyterian!
    They must have altered the mixture of that one!!!!!
    But as long as you enjoy it... great!:bing:
     
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