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Wooday's FNG smoke-along

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wooda2008

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Alright, so as many of you know AhmedOctopus hooked me up with a crap ton of different tobaccos to try.
I will be documenting my successes, failures, and experiences with every one on this thread.

Starting off with Carter Hall. Pony express unfinished cob
Packaging: fairly dry not brittle does not seem moist at all. Bounces back after pinch.
Packing: fairly easy. didn't seem to have too much spring to it.
Lighting: lit easy no charring light.
First third cool dry smoke sort of like a Hemingway short story cigar
second third: same
Last third: a little harsh right at the end. May have been the pipe
Ash: all the way. 75% reduction.


Nightcap. MM Ozark.
Packaging: smells delicious. My mouth watered.
Packing: very springy did not want to stand the bowl. packet with the three-step method
Lighting: took two charring lights. tobacco expanded a lot. I was pretty surprised.
First third: thick, juicy smoke. Best comparison is high quality primo shisha.
Second third: dried out and smoothed over.less sugar more meat.
Last third: more spice notes. Definitely a nic hit. Still light and smooth.
Ash: mostly black, some grey, very little dottle.
 

wooda2008

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Woops, didn't realize I can't edit posts.

Next is Mac Baren's Honey and Chocolate
Packaging: A little dry; can't really tell it's cased by its texture. distinct "Cocoa" smell, no trace of honey
Packing: Easy. left fairly loose. Codger method of take a wad and shove it in there.
Lighting: matches. Charred easy, lit easy. nice coal across the top.
First Third: Where's the chocolate? smooth, easy smoke. Might just be the day I've been having, but this sihts got some nicotine.
Second Third: I found the chocolate. Hint of it at least. Lots of pepper on the snork. Still pleasant. Other tastes are... not there.
Last Third: heavy on the pepper, said goodbye to the Cacao. Going to let it burn out on its own lest the Nic keeps me up all night.
Ash: Even, grey and granular
No relights, rare tamps.

Not bad, I'll give it another couple shots and try rehydrating it a smidge. This is probably going to be traded to the next Nooblet.
 

wooda2008

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The amount of pepper you're reporting on the MacB Honey & Choc makes me think you're over-driving it. Try packing it a bit tighter and slowing w-a-a-a-a-ay down on your draw.
dBear, I took your comments under advisement and packed it tighter and slowed way, way down.
I found the cocoa. Lasted through the whole bowl and made me salivate the whole time. My friend mentioned the room note was fantastic.
Relit it once or twice and tamped lightly but regularly.

Next I will be sampling Lane's MV-1000. I'm giddy
 

dBear

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dBear, I took your comments under advisement and packed it tighter and slowed way, way down. I found the cocoa. Lasted through the whole bowl and made me salivate the whole time. My friend mentioned the room note was fantastic.
Relit it once or twice and tamped lightly but regularly.
Well done! :th1: Looking forward to your future smokes.
 

wooda2008

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Lane MV-1000 Me likey. In the MM Diplomat, which is now tied for my favorite pipe with the longchamp and the blocky nosewarmer.
Packing- standard ribbon cut, smells vaguely sweet in an understated way. packed easy. Packed it a little at a time until the draw felt just right.
Lighting- One charring light, tamped and lit for real. Moderate expansion, but nice, even cherry. Tamped it down to the top edge of the bowl.
First third- barely sweet and 'nilla wafer, lightly toasted nut. Nice and mellow, no sting on the snork. Zero Nic buzz.
Second third- Light. Had a real tough time singling out any flavors. Snorking had a slight bite, but I blame that on smoking it hard for a minute.
Last third- Flavor tapered off gently. No new flavors but still pleasant. I set it aside when the "burning wood" flavor overwhelmed the tobacco.
Ash- mostly black, dark grey on the top. knocked out easily. No dottle.

Three relights, owing more to getting caught up in The Dark Side of Camelot and forgetting to tamp.

Thoughts:
This seemed like a really simple smoke, and it was very enjoyable. I'm noticing some general similarities with CH, but it's...different...
 

User3940

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ArmedOctopus was a peach and left it out of the mix. I'll have to spend my own money on it, or beg it as a freebie sample on an order.
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Or not. I'm definitely leaning towards not.:puke:

That's not being a Peach. AO never shares his M79. He is bogarting the world supply of M79 in hopes that he can hold us hostage. Wait until he finds out that collecting the worlds supply of M79, and getting it off the streets, will actually earn him a Pulitzer.
 
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Alright, so as many of you know AhmedOctopus hooked me up with a crap ton of different tobaccos to try.
Hmmm....Ahmed makes me sound Arabic. Interesting.....

Anyways, I don't have any M79. I figured I'd get on here to defend myself. And truth be told, Coastie is still hoarding blue marbles, keeping the biggest and best for himself. You can see how he taunts us with pictures.
 

wooda2008

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Louisiana Red in my maple bushpipe.

Package- ziploc baggie. long cut. fairly dry.
packing- packed pretty well, didn't seem to want to stay in the bowl, kept trying to spring out. Packed a smidge lightly so I could tamp it to perfection
lighting- Lots of work, charred 4 times before it settled down and lit decent
First third- SPICY!! not cracked black pepper.... like if someone candied a jalepeno. Sweet heat is best I can describe it, deeper. Snork cleared my sinuses.
Second third- Smoothing out, less sweet and seems too complicated for me to pick apart. It's easier to describe by what's not there. No leather, no citrus, no herb. Puffing extra slow to keep it cool here.
Final third- Nothing new. Draw's opening up as i get right to the end and there's a little more Jal heat, but nothing sweet about it.
Burned my tongue on ash. Guess it's finished but damn that was quick
Ash- practically fell from the bowl with one tap. No dottle, no soupiness. Very dry
No relights, responded very well to the occasional tamp.

Final thoughts: I need to smoke this in my vintage cob. This bushpipe is good for a quick smoke, but at 5/8x7/8, there's not enough room for this to breathe. I need it to last longer than 30 minutes, give it time to do more than intrigue me. I'm very frustrated with myself for not being able to put a name to the flavors.

Also, I forgot to mention that I have no clue what these are supposed to be. In the interest of staying impartial, I'm not reading any descriptions past whether a given tobacco is an Aromatic or not, or any reviews before the first bowl. LA red, I won't be reading anything for another 5 bowls at least. I just hope I can taste everything it has to offer before this sample is gone.
 
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