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  1. Trendsetter

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    Two things folks.
    First, I am looking to buy something with Burley, since I heard it smokes perfectly in cobs, which I have just purchased two of thanks to PSF recommendations, but I have yet to ever explore Burleys. In this category, I am completely a newbie, so please suggest your favorite Burley blends.
    Second, I want to buy some Samuel Gawith toby when it comes out; however my funds are extremely limited, so I only plan to buy three tins max. Top three SG favorites ppl?

    Oh and if SG makes any good Burley blends, I would be ecstatic to kill two birds with one stone.
    Thanks for everything as always PSF, you guys rock!
     


  2. ruffinogold

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

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    MacBaren Golden Extra is tops and SWR and PA are standard icons . SG stuff I wouldnt know but there's many here who will
     
  3. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    'When' is the operative word with SG, unfortunately. I actually don't know of any SG burley forward blends either. Top three SG blends to pick up would probably be some of their best sellers: 1792, FVF and Squadron Leader.

    For burley, maybe you should spy C&D's offerings out. Also MacBaren's BLB and Solani's ABF are well liked. (I have no experience with them, though.)
    Good luck, and happy shopping!
     
  4. Bri2k

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    Let me suggest CH. Good stuff and smokes easy, no bite for me ever. It's heavenly in a cob.

    While a bit OT, I think some OGS would be good in that cob too.
     
  5. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Hmm...just remembered, Tambolaka is a burley....
     
  6. Trendsetter

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    CH? Tambolaka? What are those?
     
  7. Bri2k

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    CH = Carter Hall by Middleton Tobacco.

    Other popular PSF abbreviations can be found here.
     
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    Burley does taste better in cobs for some unknown reason.

    Carter Hall, Prince Albert and Sugar Barrel are very good OTC burleys.
    Butternut Burley is an excellent Bulk Blend.

    If you want to try a light burley based English 4noggins bulk Bald Headed Teacher is quite good, and Walnut or Spillman's Mixture also fit the bill.

    As for SG:

    Full Virginia Flake, Squadron Leader and 1792 seem to be the first to sellout.
     
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    I'm starting to be a fan of burleys as well. MB Burley London Blend is good, and I just ordered tins of MB Golden Extra and Solani ABF. The Solani is supposed to be one of the best burleys out there, but everyone's taste is different.
     
  10. BradNTX

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    I just got some burley tobaccos in, but have not tried them yet. I will vouch for the Solani Aged Burley Flake, though; I love it.
     
  11. Trendsetter

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    Thanks everyone! It looks like the winner is gonna be Solani Aged Burley Flake. But is it flavored? tobaccoreviews says its coffee flavored, but the description says it has "no additives or flavos"
    As for Samuel Gawith...FVF is probly what I'll choose.
     
  12. dubhdarra

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    for a great burley, mac b london burley or uhle does a couple great burleys, one of his cube cuts (no. 44 iirc) was amazing. and i'm not a burley dude.

    SG doesnt really do burley. they do great virginias and better-than-average-but-not-spectacular-englishes imho, so i'd play towards their strengths, aka, virginias.
     
  13. BradNTX

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    I don't think ABF has any artificial topping. The "coffee" taste may be someone's person view of the flavor, although I don't get that myself. TobaccoReviews.Com says this in the write up:

    TobaccoReviews.Com
     
  14. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Tambolaka is an uber strong burley grown overseas. Hard to get, and most likely not up your alley, unless you chain smoke or have a death wish. I only mentioned it as a joke.

    Another well received flake is Wessex Burley Slices. If you're still looking around.
     
  15. sounds7

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    MacBaren Golden Extra is my favorite Burley other than Stonehaven which is a blend of Burley and Virginia.
     
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    Tambolaka ... LOL ... about killed me :death:
     
  17. IrishRover

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    As for Burley Blends - an OTC blend called Prince Albert has a good following

    SG - not sure of all their baccy but FVF is the one to get if you can find it..

    Cheers!
     
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