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C&D Crooner

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    I have a horrible time with tongue bite. I hardly ever smoke aromatics. Even Latakia and Perique force me to use PLips. However I saw C&D’s Crooner while browsing Smokingpipes.com. While not a fan of Bing Crosby I am a fan of Burley. Deer tongue i’d never tried. I read the reviews which showed me that this was a love or hate blend. I bought a tin. My first bowl was a little difficult to keep lit, requiring a few re lights which is no big deal to me. The flavor was enjoyable. I dried it a bit and had a second bowl. Drying helped. The delicious flavor was still there. And no tongue bite even from a regular stem! The cubed Burley burns well and slow. The deer tongue adds a great flavor that I like. The Burley’s nicotine gives a nice buzz that seems to make the sun shine even on a cloudy day. Since I don’t rush into things I smoked several more bowls before I made the decision to order a half pound. I would suggest trying a tin. Either you’ll love it or hate it. But it is worth trying in my opinion.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    My first bowl was a little difficult to keep lit,

    Gravity fill with no tamping while filling the chamber.

    The Burley’s nicotine gives a nice buzz that seems to make the sun shine even on a cloudy day.

    I get no nicotine hit from that one, or any pipe tobacco for that matter. Consider me jealous.

    I like coffee exceedingly.
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    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Thanks for the review - I've been considering trying this out too.

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    Daily smoker for me. I dry it good, I pack it in but lightly. I love the stuff.

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    Thanks for the review,I must try this out someday in the future.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    I really like Crooner, but sometimes the C&D cube cut burley can be a little harsh and bitter for me. I like to cut with some straight Virginia (usually Marble Kake) or PS Cube Cut if I want a touch of sweetness. Either way, the deer tongue and burley still predominate.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    It's a great after dinner smoke for me; I have a cob dedicated to it.

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    sounds tasty. burley is turning into my "work" tobacco, so something like this seems good.

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    I like this blend very much and love the herbal flavour I get from the deer tongue. I'd like to get more but the tax I pay prohibits it.

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    I have a Savinelli Bing's Favorite pipe dedicated to Crooner.

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    This is also a daily smoke for me. I get a nice vanilla under tone. Love it!

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    I found it to have a great Burley taste, but waaaay too much deertongue for me. Haven't smoked any in over a decade, and I think JimInks noted that the recipe has been adjusted since its initial offering.

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    Posted 2 months ago #
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    I love this blend and also have a Savenelli Bing's Favorite reserved for it (for the most part.) I smoke a bowl every morning and only rarely after that, but that's only because I have so many other blends that I love and try to rotate through the day.

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Cortez: yes, the amount of deer tongue in Crooner was reduced a few years back. I find the current version benefited from that. The smell and taste of it is bespeaks codgerism.

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Been wanting to try this one. I like codgers, but I have such a hard time with cube cuts.

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Danimalia: try gravity packing. I barely press down on the tobacco when I smoke a cube cut.

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    I have a Savinelli Bing's Favorite pipe dedicated to Crooner.

    Haha, this same thought occured to me when I opened this thread.

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    Posted 2 months ago #
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    If you like Crooner, give Gentleman Caller a try. I love both, but Gentleman Caller is my favorite.

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    Posted 2 months ago #

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