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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:12 pm

Definitely not mold. Smoke up.
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:13 pm

Plume is not mold and lots of GH&Co. flakes I've gotten has had it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:46 pm

Ok thanks guys. I't looks like the stuff in this thread: http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t25458p15-mold-in-tobacco-jars
I think i understand what plume is now. I was skeptical for some time that plume was a myth
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:12 pm

DrT999 wrote:
RE: GH Brown Irish Sweet Chocolate Rose

A friend in the UK took pity on my and acted as the middleman so I could get some from 'My Smoking Shop'.  It comes in little pouches of at most .4 of an ounce or a bit less.

I was a bit disappointed with the first sample. It was certainly Brown X; based on (distant) memories of Brown X and more recent of Brown Bogie, it was smoother than I expected but it wasn't sweet and the chocolate was so faint I might have imagined it and the rose even less so. I could almost imagine it was plain Brown X.  We'll see if the other samples are the same.

I know what you mean about the faint topping doc. I ordered some Sweet Aniseed, Sweet Licorice and Licorice Pigtail from mr snuff. The Sweet Aniseed has a decent topping, which i like although I wouldnt pinpoint it at aniseed. It's rather tasty actually and way more flavored than cherry, coconut or maple that I've tried. The licorice is similar but much lighter and disappointing with the pigtail being the same. I like the aniseed a lot though, it's too bad the licorice doesn't have a heavy topping that actually taste like licorice. Chocolate Rose sounds quite interesting...you could probably achieve a similar blend by mixing bob chocolate with grasmere..although it wouldn't be a rope and wouldnt be irish clown
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:30 am

Bugsahearn wrote:

you could probably achieve a similar blend by mixing bob chocolate with grasmere

Yeah, I guess I was expecting a topping similar to 2/3 Bob's chocolate 1/3 Grasmere or DP Rose/Geranium. Silly me!
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:49 am

GH Balkan Flake -- this doesn't seem to be available in the US (at least I haven't seen it) so when my friend sent me the Irish Chocolate Rose, I also got 25g of this to try. Unsurprisingly, it's the same as the more readily available (at least in the US) GH Balkan Mixture, except in thick flake form. Still, I wanted to try it to find out. Just in case anyone else was wondering.
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:49 pm

DrT999 wrote:
 Unsurprisingly, it's the same as the more readily available (at least in the US) GH Balkan Mixture, except in thick flake form.

I'm a big fan of Balkan Mixture, is it worth tracking down the flake?
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:52 pm

Dave_In_Philly wrote:
DrT999 wrote:
 Unsurprisingly, it's the same as the more readily available (at least in the US) GH Balkan Mixture, except in thick flake form.

I'm a big fan of Balkan Mixture, is it worth tracking down the flake?

I wouldn't think there's that much difference.
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:57 pm

Balkan mixture is good but I find it a bit salty. I Much prefer commonwealth which is perfect and SL. I've never tried Balkan mix in the tin but I've read it has a lakeland note not present in the bulk? Is this true? I would love a heavy latakia mix with a "soapy" topping
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:13 pm

Bugsahearn wrote:
Balkan mixture is good but I find it a bit salty. I Much prefer commonwealth which is perfect and SL. I've never tried Balkan mix in the tin but I've read it has a lakeland note not present in the bulk? Is this true? I would love a heavy latakia mix with a "soapy" topping

To me, the topping is a bit like pine resin (like in retsina) with a menthol after-effect.
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:22 pm

I don't get that from the bulk? Do you find a difference?
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:32 pm

Bugsahearn wrote:
I don't get that from the bulk? Do you find a difference?

I don't think I've had the bulk mixture, but do get it from the tinned. Perhaps my reaction to it is uncommon Embarassed but that's what I get
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:57 pm

No that's what I've read too. I don't get any topping in the bulk...but reviews for lakelands are hard to judge. Many claim squadron leader is very soapy or the like you have to take it with a grain of salt. Have you tried any of the GH latakia mixtures?
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:15 pm

Bugsahearn wrote:
No that's what I've read too. I don't get any topping in the bulk...but reviews for lakelands are hard to judge. Many claim squadron leader is very soapy or the like you have to take it with a grain of salt. Have you tried any of the GH latakia mixtures?


Scotch Mixture has some latakia and is light on the Lakelands, Bob's Square Cut Unscented was lighter in latakia and was actually unscented, and of course Bob's Chocolate Flake has a little latakia and light Lakelands. I don't think I've tried any others besides the Balkans
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:23 pm

Anyone ever smoked Bosun plug, Coniston plug or Ennerdale plug? What are they like? How does ennerdale plug compare to flake? more scented?
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:56 pm

Cherry cream flake: this is a pure Virginia with "cherry cream" topping. It's not exactly cherry but it has tart fruity essence with the creaminess of KCF. The tart sweetness compliments the Virginia so incredibly this by far the absolute best Virginia flake I've smoked. The topping isn't overwhelming but it's much more than faint topping of glengary. It's really unique and delicious and so perfect it's the best summer evening smoke in my current arsenal. It's wonderful to have a blend like this without burley as in en resale or Kendal cream. Highly reccomened for Lakeland lovers.
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:57 am

Bugsahearn wrote:
Anyone ever smoked Bosun plug, Coniston plug or Ennerdale plug? What are they like? How does ennerdale plug compare to flake? more scented?


Here's A Link to a review that comes pretty close to what I have found while smoking Bosun Cut Plug. It's the one by Ehrling (69) dated 2031-11-27. BCP and Grasmere are my two favorite Lakeland style tobacco but on occasion I will smoke a bowl of Ennerdale. I haven't bought any GH&Co. products since the two companies moved into the same building so if there have been any changes I'm not aware of them. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:06 pm

Bosun Cut Plug and Ennerdale are regular smokes for me. Both are excellent examples of the style; Ennerdale is sweet, herbal/floral, and fairly mild, while Bosun CP is stronger and has a darker flavor. It's been a while since I smoked Coniston. I haven't tried the Ennerdale Plug.
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:24 pm

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The one issue that I find with some of their VA and burley blends is that they lean towards the VERY soapy side.

I love their tobaccos, but fear the floral soap scent. I imagine they have vats of the stuff that they spray on visitors too.
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:09 pm

I don't smoke FVF very often but when I crack a tin I smoke through the thing in a few days. This time of year only Virginia's will do it seems. I've been smoking canon plug, grousemoor plug, FVF and cherry cream exclusively lately.

Some other GH blends I've tried:

Carribean coconut: really sweet aromatic fuller than american delight. More caramel than coconut...goopey and very sweet but a great for when you want a sugary candy smoke.

Bobs choc plug: way more chocolate than the flake or square...I got less latakia but could be wrong. It's real good smoke.

Dark plug rose: dark plug with the grasmere topping. Exactly as you'd imagine but I don't find the rose geranium topping too extreme. The dark plug taste overpowers the topping since it's so strong...if you like strong and rose is your fave you'd love this.
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:41 am

Death metal - your comment about factory tour participants being hosed down with soapy essence cracked me up. I can just see it...like walking through the parfum department at Macy's...or wherever...and getting spritzed. It might kinda be like having a History Dept. faculty meeting in Doc T999's office! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:00 pm

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Death metal - your comment about factory tour participants being hosed down with soapy essence cracked me up. I can just see it...like walking through the parfum department at Macy's...or wherever...and getting spritzed. It might kinda be like having a History Dept. faculty meeting in Doc T999's office! affraid

I wish, but no smoking allowed inside on campus Shocked Ah, for the good old days of grad school in the 80s, when we pipe smokers rules the air!
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:52 pm

There's a small Presbyterian seminary in SC that meets in a church building, and a friend there has told me that professors would smoke pipes in class. AHh for the good old days.
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:07 pm

I like the FVF, but the st James is my favorite.
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PostSubject: Re: The Official Gawith & Hoggarth Thread   Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:23 am

DrT999 wrote:
Blackhorse wrote:
Death metal - your comment about factory tour participants being hosed down with soapy essence cracked me up. I can just see it...like walking through the parfum department at Macy's...or wherever...and getting spritzed. It might kinda be like having a History Dept. faculty meeting in Doc T999's office! affraid

I wish, but no smoking allowed inside on campus Shocked   Ah, for the good old days of grad school in the 80s, when we pipe smokers rules the air!

Some of us can't smoke on campus at all. Sad
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