I have to admire some posters who try several tobaccos 'back to back' in a relatively short space of time and can form a firm opinion as to their suitability etc. Personally - I have never been able to do this, some blends that have not impressed me at first, or even after the first day have proved to be satisfactory after finding the best way to handle them (pipe, packing etc.), and sole smoking of an ounce or two. We all have different methods - of course, but I always finish a pouch or tin before jumping for joy - or heading for the bin!...just a few evening thoughts - with help from the excellent produce of a certain Mr.J.Daniels! hyeah: Cheers, OT.