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Campfire - Tobacco Suggestions?

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  • Started 2 years ago by lifesizehobbit
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  1. lifesizehobbit

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    Will be hanging around a campfire among non-smokers; I have a modest selection of Aros / English to introduce them to, but don't want to scare them (ha). Plus, I'm saving my Penzance and Black Frigate for my own company. Below are the milder offerings.

    What are your thoughts? Headed there around 7:15 USA EST.

    Aros:
    Boswell Cherry Smash
    Boswell Vanilla Cream
    Boswell Cupcake

    Non-Aro:
    Frog Morton - Across The Pond
    Pete's Beard Blend - Unsweet Tea
    Boswell Countryside
    Boswell Best
    Dunhill Nightcap

    Dave "Black Frigate Stowaway"
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    Any of your aromatics will keep the fellow campers happy. Outdoors, the non-aros might not be a problem, although maybe not Nightcap so much. For campfire duty, I'd opt for a real old time Americana blend, like PC/Russ O.'s Log Cabin, but you have a nice set of aromatics that will keep the companions happy.

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    Mixed with the campfire smoke, I don't think anything will be offensive. If you were chugging something very burley-forward you may get complaints of a "cigarette" smell, but your choices should be fairly inoffensive. Heck, anything with latakia, and I doubt they'd be able to distinguish it from the ambient odor anyway.

    "We have an unspoken, mutual understanding to ignore the things we hate about each other so we can continue to enjoy the things we love about each other."
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    Thanks to you both for the very fast reply. You're probably correct on the latakia blending into the camp smoke. So I compromised and mixed and oz or so of Cherry Smash and Vanilla Cream. Who doesn't like a Cherry Vanilla scent?

    Who knows, I may convert the adults into pipe smokers.

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    I always pack some spare unsmoked cobs just in case someone seems curious.

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    I always pack some spare unsmoked cobs just in case someone seems curious.

    I should think to do that (grab some) - don't have any right now.

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    The smokable seconds grab bag is perfect for that. Ten cobs for 33 bucks or so.

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    Tom's right- any Lat bomb will smell just like the campfire. Nightcap and Old Dublin both smell like a good-quality forest fire.

    A man who serves his country is a patriot. A man who serves his government is an employee. The two are not always the same thing.
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Heh! Yeah, nothing worse than the note of a poor-quality forest fire.

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    Yeah, these seedy-smelling fires we get here in Southern Arizona are no good. The big Yellowstone fire of '88? Now that was a good room note.

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    Start the day with an aromatic. End the day, sitting around the camp fire, with an English blend.

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    Yeah, these seedy-smelling fires we get here in Southern Arizona are no good. The big Yellowstone fire of '88? Now that was a good room note.

    Sigh. I was in Boulder, MT in '88 and now in Casa Grande.

    Carter Hall...when you care enough to burn the best.
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    If you are trying to induct new pipe smokers, aros would not be the way to go. The neophyte pipe smoker hasn't learned the packing and cadence to properly enjoy them. Tongue bite and complaints of tasting hot air are the biggest complaints. Aromatics should be at the far end of the journey rather than the beginning like many would suggest. Give the new guys a nice, easy burning burley like Carter Hall to start them on the journey. As for your own smoking around the fire. Enjoy yourself. Outdoors, I've never heard a complaint about Latakia blends.

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    1st smoke Carter Hall +1000

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    Smoking C&D Pirate Kake by the campfire right now.


    Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum
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    The campfire smoke went well. In fact, the hosts' wife was interested in the pipe process but not in trying it. The Cherry-Vanilla blend I created burned well in my Rossi Billiard (a favorite bowl size for aros).

    All in all, I wasn't thrown out of the yard. LOL

    Thanks for all of your recommendations.

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    Mac Baren Navy Flake - a great introduction into the world of pipe tobaccos imho!
    MBs Scottish Mixture would also be a beginner-friendly blend, that has some tobacco taste to it

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    I don't.think ever in my life did I smoke a pipe with anyone but myself in mind. That said, around a fire, I very much enjoyed Frenchy's Sonsabitches by Hearth and Home. It tasted especially nice when I lit a pipe full with a glowing ember at the end of a stick. Lately, I've been on a Royal Yacht kick. I'm sure it would be mighty tasty around a fire too.

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