Starter tobacco suggestions?

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pauljmjr

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I went light and only got a 50g tin of each, just enough to get a full impression. Reading the description and reviews I have a feeling, and high hopes, that I will like the Frog Morton On The Town the best. I saw it repeatedly described as "almost having a vanilla flavor". Several reviewers said it was great for transitioning from aeros to non aeros. Hearth & Home has come up quite a bit also so that may be next in line.
I think you'll like the Frog Morton. All of the Frogs are qute good and a great step to something a bit more complex than Aromatics. I'd also suggest the original Frog Morton and Frog Morton Cellr.
 

KN092011

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I'm stunned at the generosity of some of the members on here. I posted a question in another thread about lighters and was contacted by a well known member who is sending me a lighter to try, along with a handful of samplings of some other tobaccos! I'm excited and blown away! Here's the samplings he sending...

Kendal Kentucky
Ennerdale
Kajun Kake
Frog Morton Cellar
Penzance

I read up on some of them and I'm pretty excited about trying them! Looks like a pretty good selection to try out a variety of tobacco types!
 

KN092011

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I've used that several times to find quick answers to simple, objective questions. I use the forum more for the experience, the community, the knowledge base and to answer subjective questions, which I get the impression is what it's here for!
 

KN092011

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For anyone still interested, my Frog Morton On the Town and Dunhill Early Morning Pipe came in today. Had one bowl of both so far and I really enjoyed the Frog Morton. The Dunhill is not being as nice to me, kinda biting a little but has a better room note. I think it has more moisture in it because of the way it's packed, though. I still enjoy the room note of the aeros better but I figured out a great compromise; went inside and hi jacked one of my wife's vanilla candles. Now I get a little vanilla for my nose and great tasting tobacco in my pipe! I can see why starting on non aeros is actually better, it's easier to smoke and more forgiving. I smoked the Frog Morton earlier, just finished the first bowl of the Dunhill and about to pack my last pipe with a second bowl of the Frog!

P.S. I had to google search "how to open a tobacco tin" to get into the Dunhill. Made me laugh when I figured it out.
 
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Lol. I remember encountering the same quandary when I picked up the pipe. The first tin I opened happened to be EMP as well. I remember twisting it with force and having it open, then discovered how much help a pocket knife or a coin helped in opening tins:$

That is an excellent list of samples btw, I'm sure you will enjoy them. Best of luck!
 

jhguthlac

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Lol. I remember encountering the same quandary when I picked up the pipe. The first tin I opened happened to be EMP as well. I remember twisting it with force and having it open, then discovered how much help a pocket knife or a coin helped in opening tins:$

That is an excellent list of samples btw, I'm sure you will enjoy them. Best of luck!
I have a very small screw driver on my smoking table. Works well!
 

MainePipe

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KN092011 said:
For anyone still interested, my Frog Morton On the Town and Dunhill Early Morning Pipe came in today. Had one bowl of both so far and I really enjoyed the Frog Morton. The Dunhill is not being as nice to me, kinda biting a little but has a better room note. I think it has more moisture in it because of the way it's packed, though. I still enjoy the room note of the aeros better but I figured out a great compromise; went inside and hi jacked one of my wife's vanilla candles. Now I get a little vanilla for my nose and great tasting tobacco in my pipe! I can see why starting on non aeros is actually better, it's easier to smoke and more forgiving. I smoked the Frog Morton earlier, just finished the first bowl of the Dunhill and about to pack my last pipe with a second bowl of the Frog!

P.S. I had to google search "how to open a tobacco tin" to get into the Dunhill. Made me laugh when I figured it out.
I too had to do some research on how to open a tobacco tin on my first tin (EMP)
 
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