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desertpiper

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PostSubject: La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars   La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars EmptyTue Jun 02, 2015 5:24 pm

First, I've either read about this in a post here. Or I read it in one of my books, not sure which.
Does anyone have any input? From what I remember this was suppose to be a magical tobacco. Something really special. But I'm not sure if this is the same stuff. Can anyone enlighten me?
Thanks
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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars   La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars EmptyTue Jun 02, 2015 6:01 pm

Desert,

I thought it was a solid burley-like smoke, with good flavor and strength. An interesting tobacco, but it wasn't earth shattering. It comes pretty dry so you do get a good amount of it. You're not paying for water weight, that's for sure. You need to puff very slow with it as it burns quick and somewhat harsh otherwise.

That said, I do believe it's special. It's a single sourced tobacco grown, processed and packaged by one very small operation.

And yes, the Vincent Manil Semois green label is the same stuff that was written about in the NYTimes article that came out a while back.
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Dutch

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PostSubject: Re: La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars   La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars EmptyWed Jun 03, 2015 2:51 am

Here is a link to a PipesMagazine.com review on this offering.

http://pipesmagazine.com/blog/pipe-tobacco-reviews/play-misty-for-me/
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Psmith

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PostSubject: Re: La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars   La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars EmptyWed Jun 03, 2015 5:02 am

I bought a brick of it about a year ago. Its very raw and earthy. The first thing that will grab you is the cut and appearance of it...its bushy because its totally dry in kind of crimped cut. The smell is quite fragrant with a kind of wine-like character to it which is quite something considering it is neither cased or topped. It is au natural, just cut and dried.
Smoking wise I found it reminiscent of a mild cigar but with a definite burley character to it. I tend towards virginias so I can't say I was enamored by it.
It's definitely old-school in its rusticity and I think one might enjoy it more in the autumn. Its a bit harsh for a hot summer. If I didn't live in Korea I would send some to you so you could try it before shelling out for the whole brick.
Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars   La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars EmptyWed Jun 03, 2015 8:39 am

A friend sent me some in a baggy to sample. It is a dry and crunchy tobacco. I've only smoked one bowl of it and enjoyed it, but it's been awhile so I need to revisit it.
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PostSubject: Re: La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars   La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars EmptyWed Jun 03, 2015 10:38 am

I'll second the cigar-like aspect. Ditto for not earth-shattering. Didn't care for it all that much, but it was not bad. Just not for me.

A few years ago, samples were given at the Chicago show. One of the variants was a "clump" wrapped like a cigar. One end is set into the pipe and the other sliced for lighting. Interesting concept - like a coloring bowl for a meer.
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PostSubject: Re: La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars   La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars EmptyWed Jun 03, 2015 7:54 pm

I've tried again and again to figure this one out.

First received a sample of it from scotties and later got a bunch in the bombing run last year.

Tried it in a number of pipes, different packing methods, re-hydrating vs not, etc. Some of the time I thought I'd maybe have "gotten it" for a few puffs and then that would disappear and leave me wondering.

So perhaps I just haven't come across the right approach. But I'll keep on slugging away until I figure out if this is truly for me or not. Normally I know right away if it's a go or a no-show. This one however is elusive.

So there ya go....



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RR

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PostSubject: Re: La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars   La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars EmptyFri Jun 05, 2015 10:28 pm

I was gifted a pound from a fellow smoker a few months back as he didn't enjoy it. I quite like it out of a cob pipe and use it whenever I feel like having a cigar in summer.

I'd recommend smoking it from either a briar you don't care about or a cob as it will ghost for several bowls afterwards, though I enjoy the ghost it gives escudo. Also pack it as hard as you can and sip it, as being bone dry, it burns quickly.

In fact it's such a lovely winters day here, I may pack my cob and have a bowl when I finish off the churchwarden I'm currently puffing.

Cheers

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars   La Brumeuse Semois from pipes & cigars EmptyWed Jun 10, 2015 11:02 am

There's gotta be a bit nch of posts about this via the search function. Been a bunch a buzz about it. Dry, strong, slightly floral, works well in small pipes (think clays), yadda, yadda, yadda. I'm a fan as are a lot of other guys here.

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