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GuitarMyFriend

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PostSubject: Black XX?!?!?!   Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:48 pm

So young (in pipe years) Alex comes over, we shoot the shit for a bit, than he walks over to my Pipe shelf and says, "I want something BOLD!" I thought and thought about it, until I remembered the little rope of Black XX George Kaplan had sent me a while ago. I opened it up, let him smell it, and he said it sounded good. So I cut him off a few coins, and let it sit for a little, while he picked out a Grabow starfire. I picked out some C&D's Briar Fox to have in my Sav Straight Grain. I'll post some photos later about it (As soon as I can get my girlfriends darned Mac to do it). I told him, he's getting the full flavor when the smoke is green, and that's the best time to inhale. Let's just say I respect the fact he only salivated for 40 minutes, and coughed for 30. He done good!
Zach
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:56 pm

I will not fib... It was life changing!!!!! It was amazing.... and the good news.... the doctor told me that in 3 years I may be able to taste food again!
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:46 pm

Some of those ropes can put hair on your chest and take it off again...
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:47 am

Ropes are the best!!!! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:45 am

My favorite thing about the G&H ropes is that they are so strong you can smoke them alongside the strongest beer or whiskey and not have to worry about the alcohol killing the smoke.
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:17 am

Yup - that one is not for the faint of heart. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:07 am

So for those of you that have smoked the G&H and SG ropes, twists, pigtails, etc, which do you recommend as a starting point?
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:11 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
So for those of you that have smoked the G&H and SG ropes, twists, pigtails, etc, which do you recommend as a starting point?

I have not smoked the scented ropes. I prefer the GH Black Irish X over the SG Black XX. The Black XX I bought had to be re-hydrated so it may not be a fair comparison. But I sent a sample to a friend from another forum that smoked Black XX all the time and he preferred the GH Black Irish X over the Black XX. The GH reminds me of a good steak. The SG has some diesel like qualities Very Happy

The SG Brown Twist Brown Twist # 4 has a little more of a nicotine punch than the GH Brown Irish Twist. But the GH version is a little more flavorful in my opinion. That said its still a toss up. So I have both!

So of the Black twist I would go with GH. With the brown I would go with the best price.
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:17 pm

I had never chewed before so I decided to try with a cherry SG rope....lasted all of about a minute. Wrechid horrible taste was in my mouth for the rest of the day, brushing my tongue did not kill that taste. I will eventually try rope in my pipe, but not just yet.
Zach, you are one evil young man Twisted Evil I hope at some point he gets you back, say chocolate laxative brownies seem like a good redemptive prank.
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:41 pm

AYE!
Kaiser, no Ideas, if he's gonna get me back it's gonna be fair & Square. He'l have to spike my tobacco or something.
Zach
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:28 pm

Zach this is not for you but there has been a few people in my life whom I have considered this for....
www.crabrevenge.com

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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:29 pm

and no revenge is needed anywho.... I feel like I passed a rite of passage!
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:15 am

Thistleoak wrote:
and no revenge is needed anywho.... I feel like I passed a rite of passage!

If that is a right of passage I am glad my only mentor has been this forum and not an actual person showing me.
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:02 pm

My typical Saturday morning:



Glad to hear you're spreadin' the love, Zach.
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:23 pm

Sammy G's Brown twist is without question the most potent pipe load I've ever had the (dis)pleasure of smoking!

It delivers a powerful taste and an equally powerful dose of nicotine. So much so, that it gives me the shakes, sweats, followed by shallow breathing and a rush to the bog for the inevitable involuntary evacuation of the lower bowels!

Shocked

The black twist has similar qualities, but also has a distinct oily character of diesel fuel. Not for the faint of heart!

Suspect

And yet occasionally I do subject myself to these. Perhaps it's an attempt to challenge myself......


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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:53 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
So for those of you that have smoked the G&H and SG ropes, twists, pigtails, etc, which do you recommend as a starting point?

Either GH Brown Bogie or Sweet Rum Twist. Don't let the "sweet" scare you off. It isn't. It's just good smoking tobacco. The GH Black Irish X is good.
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:30 am

Haven't smoked the SG ropes but have smoked a bunch of the GH. Many people say that either the Brown Bogie (mid-gauge) or the Pigtail (smallest) have the most flavor, but as you see they disagree. I think the Bogie is best, but they are all very similar. I wouldn't know how to describe the flavor but do find similarities between the GH browns and their other strength tobaccos such as Dark Flake, which I enjoy much more.

Enjoying Black Irish X took years but in the end I did like it enough to want to smoke it regularly.
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:32 pm

I've got XX and Brown Twist in my cellar/ closet. It scares me, and I'm afraid to smoke it.
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PostSubject: Re: Black XX?!?!?!   Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:04 pm

The ropes are to be respected for both taste and nicotine. The taste is distinctly bold and to a certain extent unrefined, and that is speaking only of the browns; the black is quite different. I haven't smoked them in months but will reacquaint shortly and report back.
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