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I'm a big fan of Virginia's,

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Preacher1611

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so my question, (whether it should be here or in the Tobacco section), is this; what's the difference, if any, between Virginia's and "stoved" Virginia's? Thanks in advance everybody. :puffy:
 

woody

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There is an excellent page online that discusses the different varieties of pipe tobacco and I bet it has the answer. I am searching for it, maybe someone
knows the page I am referring to and knows the link?

I'm looking...
 

Preacher1611

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There is an excellent page online that discusses the different varieties of pipe tobacco and I bet it has the answer. I am searching for it, maybe someone
knows the page I am referring to and knows the link?

I'm looking...
I will gratefully await the response!
 

dmkerr

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The link is pretty good.

I'm just finishing up a bowl of McClellands #5105 Stoved Virginia. It's very similar to Rattrays Black Virginia but quite different from their own Black Shag (which I highly recommend).

The main thing is that you're going to get deep flavor but not a lot of flavor from a straight stoved VA. Very subtle and requires patience. The temptation is to overpuff. The good news is that you won't get too badly bitten if you do but it'll create less flavor, rather than more.

5105 is an excellent mixer. I mix it with a straight red VA and perique. It really brings out additional tang. But the best mix is for guys like me that think lemon VA is too citrusy. A healthy addition of the black stoved really tones it down and brings out some interesting flavors in the mix.
 
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