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chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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So I wake up to a nice blanket of snow here in central Kentucky, and raid my cellar for my typical cold weather tobacco (anything with a good amount of latakia). Anyway, it got me to thinking what kinds of tobacco others consider to be a good cold weather smoke.

 

chasingembers

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I like gaslight too. Burning Balkan Sobraine in a Weaver right now with a cup of Earl Grey.


 

blueeyedogre

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I really enjoy a snowy night with a bowl of Bagpiper's Dream and a big glass of Warre's Warrior port. Bald Headed Teacher is my go-to lunting tobacco.

 

andya27

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It's been a bit chilly for this time of year up here in Cleveland, too. I smoke primarily Virginias, Latakia, and Burleys - with the occasional Cavendish aromatic. But since the temps have gotten below 32 degrees, I haven't touched the aros. it's been heavier blends. I couldn't agree more with the Gaslight recommendation, unless it were the occasional change of pace with Aged Burley Flake.

 

billypm

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Oct 24, 2013
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Latakia is great in the snow, but gimme a good stout British plug in a Falcon and I'm in heaven. G&H Dark Plug, McQuaid Plug, Warrior Plug, or my new fave Revor Plug will all kick your butt in the snow.

 

andya27

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or my new fave Revor Plug will all kick your butt in the snow
Please tell me about this one. Is the Gawith the same as Samuel Gawith? Or a completely different company?

 

adam12

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Like I mentioned in the other cold-weather-smoke-thread, McClelland Wilderness ROCKS!

 

billypm

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Oct 24, 2013
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Hey, andya27-- G&H and SG are two different companies that branched off from one firm MANY years ago. They're both in or around Kendal and they both make great baccy. Their blending and flavoring style are different from each other to me. I prefer the straight Virginias of Samuel, but don't like the way they scent their flavored blends. Just the opposite with Gawith & Hoggarth-- LOVE their Lakeland scented stuff but a little bored with the straight Vas. Ymmv, of course.
Revor Plug, only available in the UK I think, is a stout mildly scented dark plug. Easy to prepare and quite cool and smooth, it is also loaded with tobacco flavor and nicotine and will sit your ass DOWN if you're not careful with it. It's flavoring is remarkable, strange, and unique. I love it!

 

mcitinner1

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We got 3" Sunday and I've been into the heavy on Latakia blends big time for the last couple of weeks. 8)
Billy Budd

DaVinci

Barbary Coast

Commonwealth

Balkan Flake

 

seagullplayer

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Jan 30, 2014
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You guys are not gonna like this, but when its really cold out my favorite is Prince Albert.
#1 Because I am smoking in my recliner, in the house.

#2 My wife finds it "a little less offensive".
(She has almost come to the point of saying she enjoys the smell, almost) Seems both our grandfathers

enjoyed it in their day. And now that we are grandparents I guess she lets me skate by...

 

daimyo

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May 15, 2014
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For the love of all that is, don't smoke any Fayyum Kake outside in the cold. It's too damn good and you'll never want to stop. Had my first bowl of it outside in the cold this weekend... yup, too good.

 

philip

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Oct 13, 2011
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Your favorite tobacco, no matter what it is, will only be better in the snow.

My current favorite is Old Dark Fired. Just be sure to dress for the conditions.
(Cool picture, coalsmoke.)

 

bulldogbriar89

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Oct 3, 2014
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No snow yet here on Long Island, but it has been cold. I have been smoking McClelland's Craftsbury Frog Morton Cellar with extra McClellan Bulk 5110 for the extra Latakia, and right now I am drinking Home Made Hot Chocolate with Baileys Irish Cream


 

smeigs

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we had a light dusting here in the city of albuquerque yesterday morning. The mountains got hit pretty good. I enjoy a bowl of Kentucky Coins. I think its a newminister bulk blend that my local BM re named. Cant wait for some good, cold weather!