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PostSubject: SG 1792 Flake   Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:52 am

A while back I bought a tin of this tobacco. It's nice strong flavour suited my taste, so I ordered 8oz in bulk.

The bulk tobacco I received, is quite different from what was in the tin. It's tinder dry but........I can't get it to burn properly! Extremely difficult to light, needing 4 to 5 lights with a match And even then I've got to keep on puffing, otherwise it just goes out.

I've jarred most of the 8oz and added a some brandy. After 2 weeks, it was easier to light but still difficult to keep lit. It's also very strong tasting and makes me cough.

I've now added some perique to a small batch and it tastes much better. I'm wondering if I should add perique to the rest of what I've got or just leave it alone for some time? I don't want to waste good tobacco (perique) to try and save a batch of bad stuff  Question 

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PostSubject: Re: SG 1792 Flake   Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:58 am

I love 1792, but it is a pain in the rump to keep lit. (Seems to be a problem with SG flakes in general.)
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PostSubject: Re: SG 1792 Flake   Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:17 pm

Yup, a tricky one to be sure. I like it dry too, just to get an easier burn.

Counter-intuitive, it tends to go out with harder puffing, IMO. I just chalk it up to being one of those stubborn ones. So what if I need to relight as long as I have a lighter?

Not good for absentminded piping, but whatever. Rolling Eyes There are so many more tobaccos in the world, it almost doesn't matter that there stubborn ones...
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PostSubject: Re: SG 1792 Flake   Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:34 pm

I love the Gawith flakes. I rub them out. Seemingly moist, or dry, I have no difficulties really. I don't count relights as a problem, as that is usually not keeping it properly tamped. Minor differences between tins and bulk packs are not really noticeable to me. At least not on this modern blending.

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PostSubject: Re: SG 1792 Flake   Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:30 am

I love 1792 but for some strange reason it gives me heartburn. Like a feeling in my chest like I have to burp. Only get this from 1792 and brown flake and dark flake. It's not a nicotine issue because I smoke plugs and ropes. Is it from the tonquin? Strange question sorry. I love the tonquin topping by the way...wish it was more common
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PostSubject: Re: SG 1792 Flake   Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:02 pm

Bugsahearn wrote:
I love 1792 but for some strange reason it gives me heartburn. Like a feeling in my chest like I have to burp. Only get this from 1792 and brown flake and dark flake. It's not a nicotine issue because I smoke plugs and ropes. Is it from the tonquin? Strange question sorry. I love the tonquin topping by the way...wish it was more common
I guess it could be the tonquin. I don't have that reaction to it myself. I like Bracken Flake quite a bit. It's in the family of those. Give it a try if you can get your hands on some. PM me if you can't.
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PostSubject: Re: SG 1792 Flake   Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:46 pm

I haven't tried bracken I've always wanted to. Thanks juan that's might nice of you but since it's not available In the us I couldn't ask you that. I will have to order from synjeco sometime along with some SG black cherry I'm dying to try
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PostSubject: Re: SG 1792 Flake   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:52 pm

Let me know what you think when you get around to it. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: SG 1792 Flake   Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:59 pm

I also love 1792. I dry it to the point of crispy which is deceptive as there still ends up being a good amount of moisture in it. Unlike FVF or SJF, it retains its flavor in a drier state and becomes much easier to deal with. Rubbed out, it's less focused, less sweet. I rip the flakes into strips, cube it up and gravity fill my pipe with it, with very little tamping.

I agree with Josh, 1792 is meant to burn like church incense. If you puff insanely hard on it, it works against you. Over-heated it tastes awful. Low and slow, it's sublime.

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PostSubject: Re: SG 1792 Flake   Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:38 am

It also benefits subtly from aging. I can't detect that pipers are very concerned with aging it vs other blends but I do think it can benefit some. Imho, sometimes in the very fresh tins the flavoring note is a bit wild and separate from the tobacco whereas in a tin with a few years on it the flavoring is closer to that smooth near vanilla taste and melded better with the tobacco. Again, it's not a world changing difference for sure but something I've noticed. I imagine also that some might find they only prefer the freshest versions too. I can go both ways, myself.
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PostSubject: Re: SG 1792 Flake   Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:04 pm

Bugsahearn wrote:
I haven't tried bracken I've always wanted to.

It's the same casing as 1792, but less intense, if I remember well.
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