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mityahicks

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Nov 18, 2018
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While jarring my latest TAD haul my careless led to my mixing up Black Irish X and Brown Irish X. I figured I would just leave them together and order again another time. Are these blends that distinct? I'm not up for trying each piece of rope to solve the problem right now, or keeping each rope separate indefinitely.
Perhaps theses to blends comingling will lead to something tasty?

 

cosmicfolklore

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Wait... you can't tell the brown ropes from black? They are ropes, separating them should be way easier than separating two ribbon cut blends.

 

crashthegrey

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And if you need to try them just a slice in a small bowl will do it, you don't need to pack a whole bowl, if that is your concern. I am definitely a little confused.

 

cortezattic

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Should be OK to use one jar to store both ropes, without crossover.
Made with the same ingredients as the Black Irish X; Brown Irish X (same as twist) comes straight off the spinning machine without any additional processing. The absence of the pressure and heating process means this tobacco retains all of it's strength.
Notes: Pipesandcigars.com list the components as burley and Kentucky. Smokingpipes.com list the components as Virginia and provides the following description: "Brown Irish X by Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. is dark fired and dark air cured. This rope is stoved less than the Black Irish."
Black Twist, because the cooking process removes some of the stronger tar and nicotine elements, provides a milder smoke than the brown twist.
(Lifted from TR.com without correcting the lousy punctuation.)

 

cosmicfolklore

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I'm not up for trying each piece of rope to solve the problem right now,
This I understand less that the other stuff. I have no idea what it would feel like to not want to smoke. Do you feel this way often? Like, are you getting over a flu or lung infection of some sort?

I hope you get to feeling better. Godspeed on recovery. :puffy:

 

woodsroad

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Let’s not be too hard on the OP.

Maybe he’s blind. Or in prison.

Or maybe, like nost of us, he just hoards tobacco, but doesn’t actually smoke it.

 

crashthegrey

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Or has things to do besides hit the refresh button waiting for someone to respond? Nah, that is crazy talk.

 

cosmicfolklore

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Blind, that's interesting. I wonder how a blind person knows that he has finished exhaling. :puffy:

I kinda hope the guy is blind, so that I can ask him if he knows when the bowl is finished by tamping with his finger.

 

rdavid

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just hoards tobacco, but doesn’t actually smoke it.
C'mon woods... Nobody here does that right? That's funny right there.
I'm with Cosmic on this one too. I can NEVER jar something without leaving out a bowl or three to try immediately or shortly thereafter.

 

mityahicks

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These two ropes look the same, no brown/black tint variation whatsoever. I have jars sit for months that I have not tried yet.
So I absolutely hoard tobacco I have yet to try, but will certainly get around to it eventually.
And as always, keep me in your prayers.

 

raevans

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mixing up Black Irish X and Brown Irish X
I wouldn't stress too much over it. Just label the jar "Experiment A - Hybrid Mix", let it sit for a while and then give it a whirl. Who knows, it may lead to a new favorite. However, just in case the blend really goes South, I'll add you to my Prayer List.

 

saltedplug

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Or maybe, like most of us, he just hoards tobacco, but doesn’t actually smoke it.
The primary value is in the smoking, but the secondary, hoarding, though a lesser joy, is joy nonetheless; and joy, regardless of the amount, is always worth the having.

 

johnbarleycorn

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These two ropes look the same, no brown/black tint variation whatsoever. I have jars sit for months that I have not tried yet.
So I absolutely hoard tobacco I have yet to try, but will certainly get around to it eventually.
And as always, keep me in your prayers.
Pretty good response there mityahicks - even though I personally don't think the jackasses that were acting like 12 year old kids toward you deserved any response.

 

woodsroad

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Oct 10, 2013
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Ah! The Humor Impaired check in!
Yes, the OP gave an excellent response. Threw the ball right back with a laugh and a smile.
But he didn’t deny being in prison, did he?
-Jack Ass

 

johnbarleycorn

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Sometimes the spectacle of supposedly grown men trying so hard to be cute can be a little off putting. But maybe that’s just me.