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Aromatic for the non-aromatic guy

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  • Started 4 months ago by chuckyeageronlsd
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  1. chuckyeageronlsd

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    I'm into non-aromatics, especially english blends, but I would like to find an aromatic that both I and the people around me might enjoy. Any suggestions would be helpful. My my problem with the aromatics I've had is that they don't seem to burn as well as the english, generally aren't strong enough, and usually have an unbearable tongue bite. Maybe those are just things that come with the aromatic territory, but there's got to be something that's bearable.

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  2. mikefu

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    I really enjoy Scotty's Butternut Burley, Lane RLP-6, and Sutliff Burley J4. All are good burning and have minimal bite (assuming you properly dry them) and have good room note.

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    Lane RLP-6 will scratch that itch. You're welcome.

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    Try Boswell Aros, great room note and much dryer than others. There are countless Gawith blends that will work, or Stokkebye.

    Try drying your Aros longer. I've had to dry some Sutliff baccy for as much as 24hrs. My climate is fairly humid though.

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    Try a 50/50 mix of Lane Limited BCA or RLP-6 with Lane Limited 1Q.

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    Some of the OTC codger pouch blends burn continuously, evenly and well. You have to determine your own tastes. Some I find good are SWR Aromatic, Iwan Ries Three Star Blue, Edward G. Robinson (not pouch but a fine old blend), and Erin Go Braugh from PC, among many others. I like tobacco forward. Did you know Granger was an aromatic? I think molasses is the flavoring. I too prefer non-aro, and the wrong aromatics give tongue bite and chemical burn; my worst problems were with holiday blends with cinnamon and such. Lately on the recommendation of Embers I tried Mixture No. 79, anisette flavor, and found it tobacco forward and a good even complete burn.

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    G. L. Pease The Virginia Cream, C&D Autumn Evening, and Peterson’s Founder’s Choice may be good mixtures to try. They are all over the place in flavor and are not goopy.

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    Sillem's Black. Vauen Auenland.

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    Tobacco Forward Medium strength Aromatic? Then Erinmore Flakes and Amphora Full Aroma might be worth of trying

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll be reading a bunch of reviews before I pick a handful to try.

    @mityahicks --- Going to try to dry them a bit I guess, most of what the shops carry around here is Sutliff, I'm in Michigan so summers are humid but when it's cold it's bone dry.

    @mso489 --- Sounds like the Three Star Blue is a must try for me, description says it has Latakia and Perique, so that gives me hope. I'm also a big fan of anise flavors so no 79 will be another to check out.

    @Paul --- That's probably the best way to describe what I'm looking for. Amphora seems like a top contender for me.

    RLP-6 seems to have come up a lot as well so I may have to give that a go. Again thanks for all of the suggestions. I won't be running out of things to smoke anytime soon.

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    If your going to try RLP-6, might as well get some Lane HGL...Its RLP-6 with a dash of Latakia. Very good blend and closer to what your used to smoking.

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
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    I prefer Amphora full aroma to the regular. My untimate for an occasional Cavendish I think is aged maduro cavendish..
    Of course theres good old capt black reg (white)..

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    Chuckyeageronlsd - As you already are partial to Latakia, but want to try an Aromatic, another way you could go is to split the difference with Lane LTD's HGL mixture. This is reported to essentially be Lane LTD's RLP-6 + Latakia. - Sherm Natman

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    Lately I’ve been enjoying Sail Green Aromatic in a natural MM straight cob with the filter.
    Its got an anise topping and is virginia forward with orentals and latakia.

    -Tim

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    I just wanted to revisit after receiving my first P&C order. I ordered 8 blends and so far I REALLY am in love with the Lane HGL. I ended up ordering 3 straight aros just to try and I'm not disappointed. I guess the B&Ms around here just aren't great, we used to have a good one but that's another story. Thanks again for all the suggestions.

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    I find Sutliff Aromatic English to be a nice crossover blend also

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    Some find MIxuture No. 79 a ghosting problem, so if you are bothered by stray flavors, you might want to designate a pipe, maybe a cob. 79 seems quite ordinary to me, but I'm somewhat easygoing about these matters. I'm just relaying what some have suggested. I'd use my "designated" cob for another blend without a blink.

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    You might like Larsen Signature.

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    @mso. Ghosting doesn't really bother me, unless it's a flavor that I just can't stand. I vape when I can't smoke and ghosting is a much bugger issue in that world imo. Didn't end up ordering any 79. I did get 2 sutliff blends but I found both to be bitey so I'm apprehensive now. I can deal with ghosting, but bite not so much. I'm going to try drying it a bit an I hope that helps. I've found if I have to resort to OTC CB is the best choice, it's available practically everywhere and I actually kind of like it. I read a rumor that RLP-6 is basically CB and HGL is RLP-6 with latakia, so I guess it makes sense I like both.

    @alsatmem I was going to order some Aro English but it was backordered I believe.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    From my (limited) experience, a couple of aromatics that seem more "old-fashioned" rather than heavily cased would be G&H Black and Brown, and Peretti's Blend 102.

    From the descriptions, I suspect a number of the Peretti aromatics are like that, although I've only tried the 102.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Erinmore Flake
    St. Bruno

    Believe it or not (I didn’t at first) but I get a lot of compliments on the aroma of my pipe when I smoke Old Joe Krantz

    Glenn Piper is another great one but it might be a bit more heavily flavored than you’re looking for but it’s a totally unique tobacco, it’s a VaPer at its core.

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    I'd like to add A.&C. Petersen's "Caledonian Highland Cream" to the list of suggestions. Very good base blend, casing not too sweet and a highly agreeable room note, if my wife's word is anything to go by.

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    Three blind Moose or Trout Stream with a pinch of dark fired. Rattray's exotic Orange, or passion. Country Squire has a number of good aromatics.

    "If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and sex, you don't actually live longer; it just seems that way."
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    Do try Lane Ltd "HGL" which is described as a mild, English-aromatic. It's really Lane's "RPL-6" = "Captain Black"-original..... with a small amount of Latakia added for some smokey flavor. Too mild?....add a little blending Latakia for more of a hit. Better yet:

    Try Wilke's "High Hat" for a really different English, with a unique fragrance. Not too strong, but it definitely has more balls than "HGL"

    John Patton's "Storm Front" and "Dark and Stormy" are also very nice, high-quality blends. 4Noggins.com sells these blends, and more. Get yourself a sampler package of tobacco blends.

    Hope this helps.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    @sumusfumas Got some HGL the other day, it's a new favorite. It all helps. The local B&M's are horrible. I just took pipe smoking back up, and when I used to I pretty much stuck to McClelland blends so I was lost, but I'm starting to figure it out again. I'm gradually ordering from P&C. A couple of tins and 2 or 3 ounces of a few different bulk blends each time. I got 6 bulk and 3 tins this time. None of them are unsmokable, though the Sutliff needed drying. I ended up with
    Lane HGL
    Sut. Peach Cobbler and Heavy English
    PS 17 English Luxury
    C&D Byzantium
    Newminster Blackberry Brandy

    and tins of

    Cult Blood Red Moon
    H&H Heart of Darkness
    Plum Pudding

    I love the HGL and PS 17. The Blood Red is awesome too(Starting to think the aros I've had previously were just trash). I like the peach cobbler, but I had to dry it for a day. I have a feeling I'll like the Plum Pudding as well, but I'm saving that for my birthday tomorrow to have in the Savinelli I bought with a glass of Ardbeg 10.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Mac Baren Vanilla Cream Flake (which I think might be called “Classic Flake” now), and Peter Stokkebye Luxury Twist Flake. Both have a great room note but with solid and satisfying underlying tobaccos

    Posted 3 months ago #

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