Non-Aromatics

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  1. user3610

    user3610 Member

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    Having recently picked up the pipe & some aromatics I am realizing 2 things:
    1) I have to smoke outside.
    2) I really have no decent sense of smell (never have)

    So, this would lead me to believe that the non-aromatics might be good to try out.
    Can anyone suggest an non-aromatic w/ a flavor that would knock my socks off- without any tongue bit?
    -Matt
     


  2. TXPiper

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    My first non-aro was Dunhill 965. It's a nice smooth smoke. I initially thought it smelled like crap in the tin, but once i smoked it, I was hooked.
     
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  3. MainePipe

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    I would try Carter Hall or something along that line, its not an aromatic per se, it still smells good and has a nutty taste...straight virginias such as McCranies red ribbon are also very good...my first non-aromatic was Dunhill Early Morning Pipe, which is a little toned down compared to the 965 (which also isnt a bad suggestion).I am sure you will get plenty of other suggestions as well...:bing:
     
  4. user3610

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    Thanks pipe dudes!
     
  5. Fbones24

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    I think any of the Frog Morton blends would be good to cross over. I happen to love Frog Morton's Cellar.
     
  6. user3610

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    Samples are headed my way- looking forward to them.
     
  7. Raffxr7

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    I always suggest Smoker's Pride Black Cavendish. Technically, it is an aromatic. It has a strong flavor, it's very cheap (~14-15 dollars for 12 oz) and it's hard to make it bite. Cavendish tobaccos are often stronger in flavor, and make a good backbone for mixed blends such as Captain Black-I recommend it as well.
     
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  8. PipeWife

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    Try out H&H Obsidian. It has black cavendish, latakia, perique, and stoved virginia ... sweet with a lot of flavor, but not an aromatic.
     
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  9. Raffxr7

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    ^^Never tried that blend but it is making my mouth water. I bet you'll have luck with it!
     
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  10. Waino

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    Capstan Navy Flake, Three Nuns, Scottish Cake and Orlik Golden Sliced.
     
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    I can't recommend the Scottish Cake enough, it's one of my favorites! I have too many things open right now or I'd open a tin of that...the only thing is I know once it's open, it will disappear fast....Orlik is also pretty good, and a great value!

    Never had Capstan, so I can't comment on that, but I recently got to try the Three Nuns Ready Rubbed, and it was pretty nice. Sadly, these aren't available in the USA :(

    I'd add to the suggestions Old Joe Krantz, which is a very robust burley based blend with a big cigar-like flavor. Be careful though, it's pretty strong! Also very good if you think you might like an "English" mixture, try Rattray's Red Rapparee....hard to find a better blend :)

    And hey, you can't go wrong with Sir Walter Raleigh, and sometimes I enjoy Prince Albert, too
     
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    I'll throw Anniversary Kake out there. Burns great, readily available, forgiving if push a little bit, burns great in a cob, tastes great, and a all day smoke IMO.
     
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    You can't smell the roomnote from an aromatic when you smoke.

    I don't know why.

    Try some Mac Baren Plumcake. Has a good roomnote, a touch of latakia, and a great taste.

    It's really the best of both worlds.
     
  14. user3610

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    Here is my wish list so far, maybe I should add the plumcake:

    Squadron Leader (Tin)
    Old Joe Krantz (Bulk)
    Plum Pudding (Tin)
    Mclelland Red Cake (Bulk)
    Petersen Irish Flake (Tin)
     
  15. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    You could go on an OTC run . Check out the old American classics
     
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  16. user3610

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    I've tried Smokers Pride, Captain Black & Sir Walter Raleigh.
    The latter of the 3 wasn't bad- they just all taste a little "light" to me.
     
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    True. I don't know why either. So, Thelogomat when you smoke an aromatic, you're smoking it as much for those around you as for yourself. If you like the smoke it delivers, fine -- but if you're not enjoying it then you have to weigh whether you're smoking for you or for those around you.
     
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    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Have you been a cigar smoker ?
     
  19. user3610

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    Yes, I quit drinking on Aug 1st, had a 2 month rendezvous with cigars, and moved on to the pipe.
    Tried a cigar again this week & hated id- guess I'm hooked on the pipe (better than booze).

    Since I smoke outside- usually alone- I could care less what it smells like, just wanted it taste good- not bitter or musty, etc.
     
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    Maybe try some English blends then . I like Dunhill Standard Mixture medium , PS EOS and SG Skiff . Theyre not Latakia heavy and have plenty of flavor .
     
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