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Psmith

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PostSubject: Burley Quest   Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:57 am

Curious about burleys I will begin my quest with:
-2oz of John Patton Storm Front (burley and cigar leaf)
-2oz 4Noggins Weybridge (burley, virginia, perique)
-2oz Prince Albert (straight burley)...curiosity got the better of me...gotta try one of these OTCs sooner or later.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:33 am

Seek and ye shall find. Hey, if you don't like Storm Front at first, try it in a cob. That was my experience. Kind of a harmony thing goin' on.
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Psmith

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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:59 am

Thanks for the tip.
Don't actually have a cob in my collection. Shall have to get one now. Maybe the MacArthur which I can also use as a croquet mallet.
After I try these out I will post my 2 cents about them.
I asked Rich to throw in a sample of the Sutliff ERR match which he graciously agreed to.
I must admit aside from Mixture 79 I have never met a tobacco I didnt enjoy on some level....anxious to check out these American burleys.
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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:49 am

Richard Burley wrote:
Hey, if you don't like Storm Front at first, try it in a cob. That was my experience. Kind of a harmony thing goin' on.  


Dead on.
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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:46 am

I'm not very experienced with burley blends, and I haven't tried the three that you purchased. The description and reviews sound great though!! I have heard really nice things about Uhle's and LJ Peretti's burley blends. I've been meaning to give them a go
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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:56 am

So Psmith, what did you think of John Patton's Storm Front? I find this to be a blend I can smoke 2 to 3 times a day.
Now give John Patton's Crossroads a try with your next 4Noggins order.


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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:55 pm

Weybridge is a good enough blend. PA on the other hand. I smoke nearly every day. It tastes good and has excellent smoking qualities.
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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:14 pm

I'll be the dissenting opinion here - as a fan of burley blends, I thoroughly enjoy Carter Hall, and tend to pick it over PA in the OTC category. PA is pretty great mind you, I just find Carter Hall to be better. Exceptionally mellow, full of the rich, smooth nuttiness that only a burley blend can give you. I find it to be a bit one-dimensional, but for my intents that's absolutely perfect. I like to smoke it daily and not think about it, so it's perfect.

It's got Virginias present, but by present I mean there's maybe a dozen ribbons sprinkled on top of the 14 ounces of burley in the big can.
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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:59 pm

I prefer Carter Hall as well. It's still my favorite drug store burley. It has a subtle topping on it but it's there specifically to enhance the room note.  98% of the flavor is that of burley tobacco. Most of the other drugstore blends in CH's class are a bit more flavored.

D&R's Two Timer is a very good burley blend too.
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Lonecoyote

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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:06 pm

As far as the OTC Burley tobacco's I too prefer Carter Hall. But I will still push Storm Front to those Burley lovers that are looking for something a bit different. Two Cube cut Burley tobacco's with just the right amount of cigar leaf. You won't be disappointed.



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WarlockBob

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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:08 pm

Lonecoyote wrote:
As far as the OTC Burley tobacco's I too prefer Carter Hall. But I will still push Storm Front to those Burley lovers that are looking for something a bit different. Two Cube cut Burley tobacco's with just the right amount of cigar leaf. You won't be disappointed.



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I agree with Storm Front. It's pretty good on its own, and delicious in a cob. Can't beat it!
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PostSubject: Burley Quest   Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:16 pm

If you like Carter Hall you need to try H & H Midtown Chatham Manor. Like Ch only better.
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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:16 pm

The new lane limited ready rubbed isn't bad either. Although, that may not count as a otc blend anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:36 pm

Hi fellas,

Just got my parcel on Friday. Took about 3 weeks to arrive. So far I've tried the Storm Front, Edgeworth RR and Prince Albert.

After I have had more smokes of each in various pipes I will write my thoughts on them. Biggest surprise so far has been the Edgeworth. Smells exactly like chocolate to me. Never expected that.
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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:39 am

Yup. And the PA also has a strong note of cocoa for me. Not flavored mind you, just what I pick up. The edgeworth is a bit more robust.
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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:06 pm

So I have had a few smokes of each in a couple different pipes (Peterson #86 Army, GBD bent billiard, Vauen bent apple, Peterson X106 billiard). I'm not great at waxing eloquent on tobaccos but have developed opinions of each.

1. Sutliffe ERR Match. Pouch note: Chocolate syrup...like Hersheys chocolate syrup. Smoke: Harsh at first because of the choco topping then...bland.
Thought this would be favorite of bunch but turned out least favorite.

2. Prince Albert. Pouch note: Mild cocoa and burley tobacco. Smoke: Simple and pleasant. Mild at first and then hits a sweet stride. I appreciated it because I was hoping for a mild smoke but not bland. In its simple way it enables you to appreciate bolder and more complicated smokes and cigars.

3. Weybridge. Pouch note: Plummy..maybe alcohol topped..in a classic pipe tobacco way. Very reminiscent of Prairie Wind by 4N. Smoke: Deep, rich and spicy. Its like a VaPer that is subdued by some added burley. Best thing is the aftertaste...rich tobacco comprised of equal parts zingy virginias, earthy burleys and perique. Who can complain?

4. Storm Front. Pouch note: Plummy and earthy. Smoke: Classic pipe tobacco plum or alcohol topped with a bass note I guess added by the cigar leaf. Awesome! Aftertaste is riiiich. This is great stuff...classic old style aroma with just the right amount of added bottom to please me.

My burley quest brought hits and a miss. Pipewise...maybe I'm easy to please but the ones I liked were good in anything.

Storm Front guys...if you haven't tried it yet give it a go. Its a modern classic I think.

Cheers all! Happy piping.
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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:28 pm

Psmith
Yup, I knew you would enjoy Storm Front. It's a blend that will get even better with a minimum of 6 months of aging in a Mason jar. For me it can be an all day smoke after proper aging.
Glad your enjoying your Burley quest... cheers cheers

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I was never a cigarette smoker, maybe that's why I can NOT smoke Prince Albert...absolutely hate it. But on the other hand Carter Hall with a few years of aging would be right up your alley!! I'm in the beginning stage of smoking just over 10 year aged Carter Hall and I'm really enjoying the smoke. You can push this blend with absolutely NO bite or harshness.


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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:05 pm

Having recently tried some ERR Match blend from Sutliff, I have to agree I'm underwhelmed by it as well. Smells nice enough in the jar but I found it really boring to smoke. May play with it a bit to see if adding a pinch of something bolder will wake it up.

For OTC burley, my money so far is on Carter Hall, though I haven't tried them all. My most recent burley purchase as C&D's Crooner, which I'm enjoying too.
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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:40 pm

I need to revisit CH. The one time I tried it years ago I was underwhelmed and didn't even finish the pouch. Maybe my tastes have changed. My current OTC go-to Burley is PA, and is what I like to use to break in a new pipe. Plus I just like its uncomplicated straightforward flavor, when nothing more than a simple bowl is required.

Also need to check out Half and Half, which I've never had. AJ had great things to say about this a while back and have been curious about it. And this is not a mooch attempt, as I can get this locally.



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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:29 pm

Rande
You will enjoy Carter Hall aged for a while. I don't enjoy it fresh. Also remove the tobacco from the pouch and mix it up well in a glass bowl or tray. Leave it in a covered tobacco tray or back in the pouch if you intend on smoking it fresh. Pick up two pouches and store in a small Mason jar for a minimum of one year. Make all the difference.
Now, Half & Half is NOT what it use to be years ago. They use a totally different topping. I would not smoke it for free, even with aging.



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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:44 pm

Give Solani 656 a go. It's a flake with no topping whatsoever, and will change your perspective on Burleys, especially if OTCs are your only reference.I don't believe the Peretti's blends are available any longer either.

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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:08 am

Agree with MisterE.....^^^^^

Definitely give Solani 656 ABF a try.

I highly recommend Uhle's blend #00. It's great fresh and even better with some age, which I'm doing now. A wonderful all day Burley blend enjoyable smoke. Might blow your mind just how good...lol



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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:56 am

Lonecoyote wrote:
Agree with MisterE.....^^^^^

Definitely give Solani 656 ABF a try.

I highly recommend Uhle's blend #00. It's great fresh and even better with some age, which I'm doing now. A wonderful all day Burley blend enjoyable smoke. Might blow your mind just how good...lol



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Too bad Uhle's doesn't ship to Canada. I'd like to try a few of their blends.
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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:34 am

OP

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PostSubject: Re: Burley Quest   Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:33 pm

6 months???
That Storm Front won't last 6 weeks.




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