Recommendations for Strong Codger Blends?

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Ranger107

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Yep, in the 60s there was a veritable plethora of drugstore blends. Besides PA and CH there was half n half, grainger, country club, edgeworth, rum and maple, etc. One of my favs was London Dock. Don't even remember what was in it but it was good.
 

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What was the blend that Albert Einstein was noted as preferring? Was it “Revelation” - a “ House of Windsor” blend…most frequently characterized by modern pipes guys as a “Meh” blend. In other words…he must not have been that smart if he liked this crap! Or…maybe he was SO smart he perceived things normal guys couldn’t. Whatever. It’s long gone now. I guess there are modern iterations.
 

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What was the blend that Albert Einstein was noted as preferring? Was it “Revelation” - a “ House of Windsor” blend…most frequently characterized by modern pipes guys as a “Meh” blend. In other words…he must not have been that smart if he liked this crap! Or…maybe he was SO smart he perceived things normal guys couldn’t. Whatever. It’s long gone now. I guess there are modern iterations.
I believe it was already a Philip Morris product by the time Einstein arrived in the US. The HoW version came in '60s. It's been a while, but the bulk version at 4Noggins (Painter Hills) was my preferred match.
 

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I believe it was already a Philip Morris product by the time Einstein arrived in the US. The HoW version came in '60s. It's been a while, but the bulk version at 4Noggins (Painter Hills) was my preferred match.
I have to contradict you here. Revelation was still made by Philip Morris through some of the 1970s. I know this because I have smoked it in the past, and am currently smoking the last 1970s pouch of it that I have. Philip Morris is the company name stamped on the box.
 

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I have to contradict you here. Revelation was still made by Philip Morris through some of the 1970s. I know this because I have smoked it in the past, and am currently smoking the last 1970s pouch of it that I have. Philip Morris is the company name stamped on the box.
No problem, I had read that PM sold off their pipe blends to HoW around 1964; if it was later (or even staggered) it's better to know
 

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PS41 Cube Cut. Cheap, seconds to load, works in every pipe. Dry it for a day or so at room temp, or an 8 hour workday in a hot car. Good as a straight smoke, but great as a cake builder or also a base mix for your blending experiments.

Can run hot and bitter if pushed too hard. Light with hemp wick, smoke just a notch above Virginia technique.

There's other tobaccos I like much better. But I smoke this more than anything else.

The oatmeal or Grape Nuts is the pipe tobacco world.
 
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Here’s another vote for 5 Brothers. It’s been around a Very long time & is the first thing I think of when someone asks about a strong American codger blend. It also works well to amp up other blends.
 

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I'd recommend Bald Headed Teacher which is a house blend from 4Noggins. It's burley forward and slightly to the strong side of medium. Sold in bulk and economical. A pleasant smoke.
 

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Here’s another vote for 5 Brothers. It’s been around a Very long time & is the first thing I think of when someone asks about a strong American codger blend. It also works well to amp up other blends.
5 Brothers....!!!!....indeed, big league strong.
And, Ive been smoking a pipe more than 50 years.
 

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I find Edgeworth really mild.
I generally have SWR and PA in my pipe....they seem to have bit more flavor.
Still have an unopened can of Edgeworth 14oz around here.
Edgeworth RR Match isn't strong - I'd say a couple steps past mild - but I still recommend it. :) That comment of mine didn't relate to its strength level. It related to its overall quality. Funny thing about how individual taste buds are. PA has a little deeper flavor than the ERR Match, but I think SWR is a tad milder.

I agree with your 5 Brothers comment.
 
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