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Blends similar to McClelland 5110

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    Alex

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    I was recently able to try some of it thanks to a friend. Just two bowls and I'm already hooked! I would appreciate any recommendations on similar blends/matches, or the means to find McClelland blends these days.

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    Van Halen 5150 is good.

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    You'd have to call around to B&Ms if you have any chance to find 5100. I'm sure a lot of people have already done that, so your chances may not be that great.

    Red Va.s on the market worth trying:
    Sutliff Matured Red Virginia 515 RC-1
    Sutliff Crumble Kake Red Virginia
    Sutliff Crumble Kake Va. Perique
    Solani Silver Flake has a little Kentucky and brown Va., too.
    MacBaren HH Pure Virginia, which also has a little dark brown and a few streaks of bright.
    Wessex Red Virginia Flake if you can find it.
    C&D Red Carpet which has a light perique, too.
    H&H Louisiana Red which has a moderate amount of perique.

    If you just want a pure red, the first two on the list are the best bets.

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    ^^ good one Anthony.

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    Van Halen 5150 is good.

    and Roth free too.

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    Sutliff 515 RC is pretty good. Jim's suggestions are a good guide to follow.

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    ^^ this

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    5100 or 5110?

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    lol I was about to look up Van Halen 5150 in tobaccoreviews... thanks for the input everyone but I was talking about 5110, the English blend. I will certainly try the Red VAs JimInks has recommended though. Thanks again!

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    Glad to help, even if it was the wrong blend. I'm so used to answering 5100 questions, I reflexively gave that answer. Dunno of a 5110 replacement. I never tried that blend.

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    lol I was about to look up Van Halen 5150 in tobaccoreviews...

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    I find PS English Oriental Supreme similar. Father Dempsey might be another that is close.

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    Van Halen 5150 LOL

    As a VaBur, it’s really the Best of Both Worlds

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    As a VaBur, it’s really the Best of Both Worlds
    It's not McClelland, but it's "Good Enough."

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