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Old 10-23-2012, 04:16 PM   #481
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Any of you guys dedicate pipes to blends?
Most of my pipes are dedicated to catgories, aromatic, latakia/English, Virginia/VaPer or Lakeland. The only pipe I've ever dedicated to a single blend was a pony cob dedicated to 1792 Flake.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:30 PM   #482
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Most of my pipes are dedicated to catgories, aromatic, latakia/English, Virginia/VaPer or Lakeland. The only pipe I've ever dedicated to a single blend was a pony cob dedicated to 1792 Flake.
I think I'll do that, although I'm very tempted to dedicate my Boswell to Boswell's Best blend. Of course then I'd have to buy more pipes...
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #483
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I keep a pipe for cased blends (pretty much just cherry, and I can't find the cherry I used to love anymore), a couple for Balkans, and one for Perique, and the rest for mixtures.

I'm just getting back to smoking a pipe- gonna try to put an axe to the cigs soon. Lo and behold, I find this in my closet at my part time law office gig:



All of these tins were purchased right before I re-started cigarettes, and therefore cut way back on pipe smoking. MacBaren Latakia Blend, Vintage Syrian (!), and Club Blend. Orlik Scotch Type. Alyesbury Scottish Blend. Bentley (just found that the pouch in the tin is sealed with a sticker...grr...). Cornell & Diehl Kajun Kake, Sunset Harbor Flake, Autumn Evening, and Ten Russians. W.O. Larsen Classic.

At least all but the Bentley are completely sealed, so this stuff should be nice and aged. They were packaged between 05-07. And the prices...well...times have changed, but I got these at about 25% below 2007 retail from a fellow who shut down a tobacco shop.

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Old 10-23-2012, 04:36 PM   #484
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Oh, yeah, I do have one pipe just for cherry blends.

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Old 10-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #485
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I haven't read the whole thread, but I wanted to stop by with my $0.02. Since I went to college in Boston, I got used to the blends at L.J. Peretti and I get it shipped out to California pretty cheaply. Great blends and cheap shipping, but they get a little dried out in the mail and flakes don't usually make it intact.

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Old 10-23-2012, 04:40 PM   #486
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It was really tempting to order the cherry sampler but I don't recall ever trying a cherry blend so I opted for the Captain Black sampler instead which has a Black Cherry pouch. I've tried the white, which is great blended with Prince Albert.

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Regarding cherry- I've only found one that didn't have either an oily taste or an overly sweet taste. The best one I had was a uniform color, I think maybe all Burley. It had the best tart cherry taste you can imagine. It came from a shop in Ft Lauderdale- it might have been a blend from one of the bulk manufacturers, but none I've ever tried came close. (The shop also sold the common Altadis stuff if I recall)

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No worries Dan. I'm glad you like the tobacco. There was a reason it stuck out in my mind after 10 years!

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Like it? I love it! I smoked 3 bowls last night and I don't think I had a single cigarette all evening, which is impressive for me. Thanks again!

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Bad news... Shank on my churchwarden is cracked and growing. Going to have to give that pipe a rest until I can take it into the city for repair. Feels weird to pay at least 20 bucks if not more to repair a 60 dollar pipe though. It's the one I was planning on dedicating to English blends too so now have to take a hiatus.

Any of you guys dedicate pipes to blends? I want to but I also don't have enough pipes to do so and don't feel like dropping the cash to load up on more.
That sucks. Hope you can get it fixed cheaply. I'm still working on my first (and only) pipe, so every tobacco goes in. I've been looking at some of the pipes made by the father and son who run one of the shops downtown make, and I was thinking of using one for the more mild smokes and one for the English/latakia smokes.
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Also- do any of you know an online retailer with bulk tobacco for blending? I'd like to try my hand at making a good smokey balkan blend.

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Like it? I love it! I smoked 3 bowls last night and I don't think I had a single cigarette all evening, which is impressive for me. Thanks again!

That sucks. Hope you can get it fixed cheaply. I'm still working on my first (and only) pipe, so every tobacco goes in. I've been looking at some of the pipes made by the father and son who run one of the shops downtown make, and I was thinking of using one for the more mild smokes and one for the English/latakia smokes.
Downtown Chicago or St. Louis? My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and I'm planning on spending the day in the Iwan Ries smoke lounge watching football. I know they're family owned. Would be happy to check out any pipes or tobacco and get them over to you if you're interested.
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