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PostSubject: Got the "FUNK"   Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:51 pm

For the past week or more I've had the "funk".

All to say that whatever I smoke tastes like nothing, or pretty close to it.

No cold or flu, and food and beverage tastes fine.

I've gone through this before with cigars, and the usual routine is to stop smoking for a while. Then the taste comes back.

Haven't done this yet on the pipe thing, but think the funk is on its way out.

Currently smoking a bowl of my favorite VaPer 2015 w/15% added perique and it's performing pretty good. Not 100%, but I can taste it.

Time will tell if it's passed. Hate not being able to enjoy a good smoke!

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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:53 am

is "the funk" something common? never had it, myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:08 am

Mr. Doody wrote:
is "the funk" something common? never had it, myself.

doody.

James Brown had it.
I believe the cure was to step back, and kiss himself... afro
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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:23 pm

Grow an Afro and get some platform shoes and wide bottom bell bottoms and it'll all be better Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:31 pm

I know often I'll smoke either too much, or too much of the wrong thing, and my palate simply goes dead. Everything tastes the same. I think we've quasi-colloquially called it "fatigue," but I'm not sure if this is what you're talking about, Rande.

Is your sensory system in a funk (depressed), or does your tobacco taste funky when you smoke?
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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:39 pm

I'm going through bouts of something similar. I can taste the tobac for two-three days and then nothing for a week or so. I say if "I can't taste it I waste it" so when that happens I switch to Carter Hall and can taste something...barely.
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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:54 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
I know often I'll smoke either too much, or too much of the wrong thing, and my palate simply goes dead. Everything tastes the same. I think we've quasi-colloquially called it "fatigue," but I'm not sure if this is what you're talking about, Rande.

Is your sensory system in a funk (depressed), or does your tobacco taste funky when you smoke?

Call it "fatigue" or whatever you prefer. I call it the "funk".

It's a term I picked up on my cigar forum indicating nothing much tastes of anything.

Whatever..........



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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:53 pm

I like the term "funk", it makes me want to listen to some George Clinton

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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:18 pm

kaiser83 wrote:
I like the term "funk", it makes me want to listen to some George Clinton


Ja ja, alvays mit ta chokes.........


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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:54 pm

Well, the funk seems to continue.

What was that mouthwash that some claimed to help with tongue bite? Oxi-something or other? Maybe this will help.

Really hate to not being able to enjoy pipe 'baccy properly.

Mad

TIA


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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:59 pm

Drink a Guinness. Smoke some Flake.

Call me in the morning.

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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:35 pm

I think the mouthwash was "biotene" ("biotine" ?)

FWIW

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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:40 pm

Yak wrote:
I think the mouthwash was "biotene" ("biotine" ?)

FWIW

What a Face

Yup that's it.

Gonna get me some of this tomorrow.

I'll report back.

Thanks Yak!


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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:38 pm

Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:51 am

Ouch! Doesn't sound nice. Mad

I sometimes have days on any tobacco tastes like glue. Can't really explain it otherwise, just like glue.

Hope you regain your tastebuds soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:30 am

The only time I've really had that happen was when I have a cold or sore throat...

Hopefully the Biotene works for you, RR!
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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:05 am

some of rob's nyquil blend should do the trick. or some blending perique will wake you up... try a spritz of tobasco for the real louisiana experience. all kidding aside, let us know what works.
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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:25 am

jefe1037 wrote:
some of rob's nyquil blend should do the trick

Here you go, Brewdude. This will cure what ails ya:

Tequila and shot of Nyquil added to a mixture of Paladin, Captain Black Cherry, and Mixture #79 - along with a little ground-up Swisher Sweet for that Fine Cigar Leaf 'something special' Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:24 pm

I was not kidding about the Guinness. It brings out a lot of flavor in tobacco. At least for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:44 pm

Kelhammer wrote:
I was not kidding about the Guinness. It brings out a lot of flavor in tobacco. At least for me.

Andy

Most darker beers will--same reason coffee will--there's something related to the smoke/heat/fire process (and application) of it all that is interconnected with most people's palates.

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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:44 pm

Got the Biotene this morning. Dosed myself with it twice today so far.

Didn't have a pipe all day today (unusual for me on a Sunday), until just now after supper.

Lit up a bowl of P&W #78, and tastes pretty good. So far.

I'll continue to use the Biotene for a couple days before saying anything further.

And I like Guinness just fine, but prefer my own draught nitro Snoqualmie Falls oatmeal Black Frog Stout.

Rob_In_MO wrote:
Here you go, Brewdude. This will cure what ails ya:

Tequila and shot of Nyquil added to a mixture of Paladin, Captain Black Cherry, and Mixture #79 - along with a little ground-up Swisher Sweet for that Fine Cigar Leaf 'something special.

Thanks Rob, but I've been off distilled spirits for maybe 4-5 years. The rest of this admixture sounds.........well..........exotic..............

Perhaps not for me...........

Suspect

Frankly I think continuing with the Biotene, as well as reducing the frequency of bowls might be the best course of action for now.

More later..........



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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:30 pm

I have had this issue before. It can be caused by medication changes or taking allergy meds
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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:18 pm

ITSETTLE wrote:
I have had this issue before. It can be caused by medication changes or taking allergy meds

Excellent point. Often I'll have to double-up on my Singulair by also adding Claritin to the mix...I always notice a deadening of the senses for a few days until my system adapts. Since allergy medications seem to systemically "target" the mucous membranes as well as act as affecting histamines in the body, I'm not surprised.

Lately, though, I've been flushing out my nose with water every night before bed. Uncomfortable, but effective.

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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:40 pm

Kyle,

A Netti Pot does wonders, it nasty but helps.
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PostSubject: Re: Got the "FUNK"   Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:09 pm

When I get the pipe funk I switch to nasal snuff. When I get the snuff funk I switch to the pipe. It's a delicate balance. Razz
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