Help with C&D Blends

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  1. jason1977

    jason1977 Active Member

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    Blockade Runner: Virginias soaked in Jamaican Rum for 7 days then pressed. Awesome.

    Black Frigate: Royal Navy Blend. English, but reminiscent of Plumcake. VERY enjoyable Navy blend.

    Red Odessa: Red Virginias, Turkish, Latakia, Perique. Awesome.

    ~Been scouting the thread & I think I may be the 1st to recommend these. I just learned about Red Odessa from PipeWife & I'll tell ya it came in today & absolutely love it.

    The Blockade Runner is one that kinda needs to decant. When you get the tin, you gotta crack it open & wait a few months for the moisture to get where it needs to be. I'm finding that if it's not flake or rub, then it needs time to breathe a little bit to decant.
     
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  2. LostDog13

    LostDog13 Yes, I'm a New World Samurai

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    Find out for sure in a few months, but I have a cob and 2 tins of Briar Fox waiting. With this recommendation how can anyone resist?

    I have to ask though, has anyone tried Black Duck? Been debating that one as well
     
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  3. LostDog13

    LostDog13 Yes, I'm a New World Samurai

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    Blasphemy!! :D
     
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  4. fogpipe

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    I have bought a couple and was put off by the big hunk of wood in the bowl, i think i even remember trying to cut it out and still getting the taste of charred wood. I have been thinking lately about getting another and trying to cut the stem that protudes into the bowl.
     
  5. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    I just received a mystery package full of C&D blends.
    No name or note, but the return address is in Washington.
    I scrolled through my "known associates" addresses and couldn't place it.

    So, THANK YOU mystery C&D Blend Giver from Vancouver Washington.
     
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  6. Trippwire

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    My new favourite is bayou morning, I love the sour perique. It is sorta like OJK but not quite as rough. Awesome in a cob and it seems to burn pretty slow, I got a decent smoke out of my tiny missou corn cob. Another one to stockpile, along with OJK and Exhausted rooster.

    C&D does the best perique blends I have smoked.
     
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  7. jason1977

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    try any G.L. Pease yet?
     
  8. whitebriar

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    just leave it and burn it out--it actually protects (to some degree) the bottom--after a few smokes you won't notice it unless you're hyper sensitive--

    Old Joe Krantz
    Haunted Bookshop
    Big & Burley
    Morleys Best
    those are my favorites--they keep swappin' #1 spots almost weekly--

    Bayou Night
    Star of the East
    Mountain Camp (my least favored C&D) (but it's gainin' favor all the time)
    Crowley's Best
    //a note here: Mountain Camp and Crowley's Best; 50-50 by volume make a good mix for me--improves both in my opinion////

    these are just about all i smoke these days
     
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    What I do is fill a new cob with something basic like CH or PA for the first 5-6 bowls, and leave the filter in for the first 2-3 bowls. After about 5 bowls the wooden shank get's nice and charred and the "wood" taste goes away.
     
  10. Eric Pierson

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    Ericwinpa beat me to suggesting Golden Ash. But I will also suggest it. It is a lesser known tobacco of the pantheon of C & D smokes, but it is one of my favorites. Funny, I have never smoked it out of a cob, but think I will try it tonight. It seems like it would be great out of a cob as it is primarily a burley blend.

    I also really enjoy Back Porch and have an 8 oz tin en route as I type. Although it has the same ingredients as OJK it is a little less full and I find it better to me anyway. Sunday Picnic is great, but needs a dedicated pipe, or at least one dedicated to VA IMO. It doesn't ghost but is a thin veil to anything you would have smoked before it.

    Epiphany is fantastic! I have just received some Briar Fox, but have yet to open it. But on the strength of suggestions and reviews I am expecting a great smoke from that as well.
     
  11. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Another mystery package of C&D blends and a sweet old Bueschers Cob showed up today. This time from Meridian MS.

    Don't know who sent it or why.
    THANK YOU
     
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  12. Buckshot

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    I was surprised with a package yesterday from the same location. :th1:
     
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  13. Malcontent

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    Golden Ash and Habana Daydream
    I'd recommend getting the 5 or 8 pack sampler. You can include G.L.Pease mixes as well. It's a pretty good deal.
    Has anybody tried the Nutty Virginia or Woodstock Races?
     
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