I've discovered the secret to Grousemoor!

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by AndyLowry, Sep 28, 2011.

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  1. AndyLowry

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    Got a couple tins of Grousemoor lately and have been trying it out in different pipes. It always wanted to burn hot and then go out (go figure), and the flavor was interesting but so subtle that I couldn't quite get hold of what it was.

    On a whim, I stuffed a smallish corncob with it and WHAMMO! Yes, that's right, I said WHAMMO! Completely changed everything-- burned steadily and coolly, and the flavor was right up front. What a delightful, haunting little tobacco this is. It's like walking through a field of fresh-cut hay that some tiny flowers were growing in.
     
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  2. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    I must try this Grousemoor.
     
  3. BradNTX

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    I got a sample, and still thought it had the Lakeland essence, of which I am not fond. I'm glad you guys enjoy it. Maybe it will keep you off my HV. :)
     
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    HV?
     
  5. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Hamborger Veermaster?
     
  6. HCraven

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    Cool, Andy! I may have to give it a try. At least we can still get some.
     
  7. Jay

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    Riiiight, should of known...
     
  8. jpberg

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    So, Andy likes Ennerdale and Grousemoor.
    It's way too late for an intervention.
     
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  9. AndyLowry

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    And Kendal Flake and Condor. And Marmite. I'm a complete Philistine.
     
  10. ATXPipe

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    Hey Andy, did you let it dry before you stuffed it in the cob? I have a tin of this at home, I've been wanting to start playing around with it this weekend & any tips would be appreciated!
     
  11. AndyLowry

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    Yes, though not thoroughly. It is a little on the damp side straight from the tin. I'd use a tall/narrow bowl in preference to a short/wide one, too, that seems to work better for this one.
     
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    Thank goodness ... err ... and AristoCob for MM's.;) I haven't even used a briar in quite a while. They seem to bring out the best in the toby's I like.
     
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    I've smoked GH #7, GH Bosun Cut Plug, Condor, and St. Bruno, and I think they all smoke better in a cob. (I'm still undecided about GH Coniston Cut Plug, but it seems to smoke better in a cob). I've got a MM Spool, and that pipe's combination of a cob bowl and thick walls makes it a truly great smoking pipe. I think that the four Lakeland tobaks that I like (so far) smoke better in that Spool than in any of my briars. Then, again, I'm a lot like Pecci in that the tobies that I like seem to smoke best in a cob.
     
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