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Lonecoyote

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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:40 pm

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Lone coyote-- everything tastes better with latakia or bacon

Yup, A fine red Carolina ribbon cut like McCraines or the wonderful brown sugar and molasses in Solani ABF would be wonderful with Latakia... scratch 5) 5)
Naaaaaaa, just not for me cheers



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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:08 pm

But they wouldn't have any taste without latakia. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:15 pm

Slowroll, in all honesty....
You should just smoke straight Latakia so you enjoy every smoke to perfection.

PS
Why would you smoke any tobacco other than Latakia???



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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:33 pm

Lonecoyote wrote:
monbla256 wrote:
dedicate ALL my pipes to the current blend I'm smoking

Does that mean you'll smoke a Latakia blend in the same pipe you previously smoked a Burley or Virginia? I had a pipe buddy that smoked ALL of his blends using any of his pipes.



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YEP !! 'Cept I don't smoke Burley blends. My approach to smoking and life is the K.I.S.S. principal. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:55 pm

monbla256 wrote:
YEP !! 'Cept I don't smoke Burley blends. My approach to smoking and life is the K.I.S.S. principal

Yup, that principal works for many.



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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:11 am

[quote="Lonecoyote"]Slowroll, in all honesty....
You should just smoke straight Latakia so you enjoy every smoke to perfection.

PS
Why would you smoke any tobacco other than latakia?


Well, it does need to be blended with a little something else to round it out after all, esp. Orientals, no burley.
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:20 am

Slowroll

Have you ever tried to make your own Latakia with the proper bacon oil to make your own pressed cake/kake? Sounds like that would be one I'd try one day.
I've made my own cakes/kakes for years cheers



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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:36 am

Lonecoyote wrote:
Slowroll

Have you ever tried to make your own Latakia with the proper bacon oil to make your own pressed cake/kake? Sounds like that would be one I'd try one day.
I've made my own cakes/kakes for years  cheers



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Some things are just better done by other people who've been at it for their whole lives. ---wine, whiskey, tobacco, beer. Although I have pressed a few commercial blends with good results. I'm close to packing it in on blending my own. Done about 30 blends and none were as good as I can buy.
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:50 am

Slowroll wrote:
Some things are just better done by other people who've been at it for their whole lives. ---wine, whiskey, tobacco, beer. Although I have pressed a few commercial blends with good results. I'm close to packing it in on blending my own. Done about 30 blends and none were as good as I can buy.

That's one good thing about living down South now. I can get my hands on many " top " leaf tobacco's down here. It's all about the quality of the 🍃 leaf 🍃 as well.



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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:50 am

Lonecoyote wrote:
Idlefellow wrote:
Nope. I jstuff 'em with whatever strikes my fancy at the moment.

Does that mean you'll smoke a Lat blend from the same pipe used for burley or Virginia blends?



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Yup!
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:39 pm

Lonecoyote wrote:
Slowroll wrote:
Some things are just better done by other people who've been at it for their whole lives. ---wine, whiskey, tobacco, beer. Although I have pressed a few commercial blends with good results. I'm close to packing it in on blending my own. Done about 30 blends and none were as good as I can buy.

That's one good thing about living down South now. I can get my hands on many " top " leaf tobacco's down here. It's all about the quality of the 🍃 leaf 🍃 as well.



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It certainly is. I have a lot of varietal tobacco from one notable manufacturer and they all taste and smell as though they were already burnt. Maybe the blending tobacco offerings are over cured seconds.
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:24 pm

Slowroll wrote:
It certainly is. I have a lot of varietal tobacco from one notable manufacturer and they all taste and smell as though they were already burnt. Maybe the blending tobacco offerings are over cured seconds.
How was the tobacco cured? If air cured they are then usually cased or steam pressed.



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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:57 pm

Lonecoyote wrote:
Slowroll wrote:
It certainly is. I have a lot of varietal tobacco from one notable manufacturer and they all taste and smell as though they were already burnt. Maybe the blending tobacco offerings are over cured seconds.
How was the tobacco cured?  If air cured they are then usually cased or steam pressed.



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Don't know the answer to that, only that they tasted like ash from the get go.
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:43 pm

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Don't know the answer to that, only that they tasted like ash from the get go.

Sounds like it was heat cured without proper ventilation. That will make the tobacco leaf have an ashy taste.



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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:20 pm

Good to know, although I have no way to know that beforehand. Oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:11 pm

I keep a very simple piper’s diary — pipe ... tobacco ... brief note on like / dislike. After a couple dozen entries, I can get a good idea if a given pipe likes any particular blend. If so, it gets dedicated. Some pipes seem willing to give any blend ago. I give these longer rests between smokes. If a pipe is too picky, I usually find it a new home. I agree with the POV that size and shape of bowl are the best predictors of what tobacco will do well in a pipe. I get plenty of blowback on this “What!You think you can tell how well a pipe will smoke without smoking it!” Bla bla, bla.
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:20 pm

KevinM

Absolutely overall superb theory on matching blends with pipes, very smart... cheers

My book is called " My Pipe and Prayer book, the perfect match ".
My personal book of notes and scriptures.

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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:41 am

After reading all of these posts I was surprised by how many use the same pipe to smoke the different genres of tobacco. I was naive enough to think I was the only one that did this. I even use some of the same pipes to smoke Lakelands followed by any of the other types of tobacco. The added sweetness from the ghost sometimes really goes well with the blend being currently smoked. A word of caution though, Smoking a pipe that has been heavily ghosted by Lakelands doesn't result in a pleasant smoke when attempting to smoke a Lat. blend in that same pipe. Just saying... No pale No

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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:51 pm

Slowroll wrote:
Lone coyote-- everything tastes better with latakia or bacon Razz

Where is that like button!?!? This is such a true statement (IMO).
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:36 pm

I don't dedicate any one pipe to a separate tobacco. I smoke what appeals to me and which pipe I want to smoke at that time. Although, I have noticed that some tobaccos smoke and taste better in certain pipes than in other ones. I keep a mental note of that and sometimes I will smoke that particular tobacco in the same pipe as noted.
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:33 pm

Corncobcon wrote:
I have noticed that some tobaccos smoke and taste better in certain pipes than in other ones.  

Yep, go with it!
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:04 pm

I'm most like Lonecoyote in my smoking/pipe dealings; one blend for each pipe. It gives me a good excuse to (a) buy a new pipe and (b) buy a new, untried tobacco. Those of you with mathematical inclinations can easily spot the geometrical progression I've set up for myself with this "system".

On occasion I will smoke similar Virginias or VaPers in pipes that are in the spectrum, even though they were not dedicated specifically to it. No sweat, really. I don't smoke many English/Balkan blends these days, but I really enjoy those that I do and there is NO WAY I could put one of these blends in a pipe otherwise dedicated to a Virginia flake and not IMMEDIATELY taste the anomaly. Likewise, if I finished the bowl and then switched back to the original Virginia flake you can be sure I'd be spitting out the smoke in a useless attempt to rid the taste of the lingering "ghost" of the last bowl's English blend.

Finally, I have to chime in where this thread began and join AJ in praising Ozark Wizard's Pebble Castle. The good Wizard graced me with some of this blend last summer and I've been meaning to write him to advise him to try to get the folks at McClelland to market this blend on a mass scale and get a piece of the sales. It's an absolutely delicious, dare I say magical blend, and I can certainly see the logic behind AJ's saving it to smoke only on special occasions.
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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:24 pm

No dedication, except for aromatics, for me!!! I select a pipe (from my 150+), select the 'baccy, put 'baccy in pipe, light 'baccy. True aros (I smoke very little) go in a number of cherrywood, cob, maple, etc. pipes. My taste buds are so old that they don't recognize "ghosting!!" Burley, Ginnyweed, Va/Pers, Va/Burs, non-Latweed Orientals, and of course my beloved Latweeds all smoke quite nicely in my briars and Meers, plus others. Works for me and has for 53+ years of piping!! cheers FTRPLT

I should note that neither do I smoke "Lakelands!"


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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:27 am

I also don't separate anything. In more than 30 years it's never caused me an issue. Ok I don't smoke lakelands at all but everything else is fair game.

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PostSubject: Re: How Dedicated Are You?   Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:11 am

Lonecoyote wrote:
Slowroll, in all honesty....
You should just smoke straight Latakia so you enjoy every smoke to perfection.

PS
Why would you smoke any tobacco other than Latakia???



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I've smoked latakia straight and it's unbelievable how mild it is....no kick at all for me
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