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GuitarMyFriend

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PostSubject: Need Advice!   Need Advice! EmptyTue Feb 12, 2019 7:49 pm

Hey Gents,
I put out an add looking to trade for some McClelland's Blackwoods Flake, offering a couple tins and an ounce or two of my Dunbar. A gentleman offered me an opened tin of 1996 Blackwoods Flake that he opened and took one bowl from for a couple ounces of Dunbar. He said it's been sitting since then in his kitchen opened for 22 years, not sealed/ jarred. As desperate as I am, I'm considering it. Any advice would be appreciated! Is it worth it? Is it savable?
Thanks Guys,
Zach
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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 55
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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice!   Need Advice! EmptyTue Feb 12, 2019 8:39 pm

Well, if you want the Blackwoods, and you have the Dunbar to spare, why not?
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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice!   Need Advice! EmptyTue Feb 12, 2019 8:53 pm

I took a (small) gamble three years ago on a 7 oz. tin of Larus Bros. Edgeworth Extra High Grade Sliced I found at a garage/estate sale. At its youngest, it was 42 years old!! The contents were dry as sand. I very carefully rehydrated the slices in the tin so as not to compromise the slices. Lo and behold; in 10 days all was well. The slices were pliable as I carefully removed them from the tin and placed them in a large glass jar. I still have about 1/2 of them. The smoke is wonderful!! That said, I'm sure a goodly bit of the original oils in the tobacco are long gone; but this stuff smokes like a dream! I'm with Ozzie; give it a shot!! Whatta' ya' got to lose!!!! cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice!   Need Advice! EmptyWed Feb 13, 2019 12:40 am

That sounds dicey. I love Blackwoods Flake, but I’d keep the Dunbar.
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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice!   Need Advice! EmptyWed Feb 13, 2019 7:42 am

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
That sounds dicey. I love Blackwoods Flake, but I’d keep the Dunbar.

This.

I've re-hydrated really dry 'baccy a few times and it's always been a disappointment. So I guess if it were me I'd pass on the 22 yr old Blackwoods since it's sure to be dry as dust.


Cheers,

RR


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GuitarMyFriend

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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice!   Need Advice! EmptySat Feb 23, 2019 2:54 pm

I passed it up... I feel like a fool, but I'll keep my up my search.
Zach
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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice!   Need Advice! EmptySat Feb 23, 2019 9:53 pm

GuitarMyFriend wrote:
I passed it up... I feel like a fool, but I'll keep my up my search.
Zach

Keep a watch on pipestud's site. He gets in all sorts of stuff and when it's posted you gotta grab it right now. Of course anything like Blackwoods also comes with the appropriate price tag.


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RR

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GuitarMyFriend

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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice!   Need Advice! EmptySun Feb 24, 2019 11:09 am

Hey thanks!
That's the first I've heard of that site! I'll definitely keep an eye out for it now!

Zach
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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice!   Need Advice! EmptySun Mar 24, 2019 9:29 pm

None other than Mike McNeil of McClellands has been quoted as saying that , basically, once flakes are dried out you just can't re-hydrate them back to their former selves. I tried it out of desperation with a can of forgotten Dark Star foolishly opened and left in the can and hidden away behind tins upon tins and found all my attempts at revival came to dust.
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