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  • Started 2 years ago by deathmetal
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  1. deathmetal

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    It got hotter and more humid. What blends should I smoke?

    N.B. if you were expecting a political topic, remember that politics is a dog and pony show.

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  2. ssjones

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    Same here in Maryland - I just opened a new tin of OGS, my hot summer time smoke.

    Al

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  3. crashthegrey

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    OGS or similar is typical for me as well.

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    I find myself smoking more ribbon cut, like John Cotton 1&2, than my Nitecap

    The Old Cajun
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  5. papipeguy

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    I never think about it. I just smoke whatever strikes my fancy at the moment.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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  6. chasingembers

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    I never think about it. I just smoke whatever strikes my fancy at the moment.

    That's me.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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  7. bryguysc

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    I also tend to grab whatever tobacco strikes my fancy, but I do notice that English blend are grabbed much less in the summer. I seem to desire virginias more during warmer months. Not that I purposefully choose to put away the English; I just don't smoke it much.

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  8. newbroom

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    Well, it's a recent acquisition and I've only smoked a couple of bowls, but D&R Ramback seems to be a nice change from the typical choices we all might make from the Virginia, the VaPa, and Latakia blends.
    A smooth and tasty oriental like this might be a good one for summer.

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  9. mikestanley

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    Cairo and Amphora Brown are nice Summer blends
    Mike S.

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  10. youdancer

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    I like a spicy VaPer when it's warmer - Bayou Morning fits the bill

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  11. mso489

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    If I'm feeling the heat, I like the Virginias and Va/Pers, but that doesn't keep me from firing up Semois, Billy Budd, or or good English blend if I have the taste for it.

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  12. paulie66scandinavian

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    I'm something like a major who responded here, I feel urge for Lighter spicy Vapers,(such as OGS, Solani 633 yet medium Virginia flakes(S&G Golden Glow&Hu Tobacco Sunset)but likewise to mr mso489, these doesen't keep me from firing my essantial basic Burley forward blends wheter its Mc Baren Golden Blend or Amphora Brown or anything in similar sense or something even a bit stronger in the same category.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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  13. dread

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    I smoke more VA VA/PERS in the summer. I just started hitting my stash of PS Luxury Navy Flake in the past week or so.

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    I am the captain of my soul."
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    No seasonal preference here at 8100' in Colorado:
    VA's, VA/Per's, VA/Or's during the day when it is usually in the 60's to low 80's
    DFK's, Balkan/English's, or strong ropes/plugs/flakes when it is usually in the 40's to 50's (occasionally the upper 30's or low 60's).

    Higher in the mountains it is another 10-15 degrees cooler, as we are with respect to the flat-landers to the east.

    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
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  15. pagan

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    I never think about it. I just smoke whatever strikes my fancy at the moment.

    ..aside from my routine smokes, that's pretty much it

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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  16. deathmetal

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    These were all good suggestions. I mixed some Irish Oak with Dark Burley and got quite a satisfying smoke out of it.

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    VA/Per's are hitting the spot at the moment. But I love smokey lat blends in the evening.

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  18. johnbarleycorn

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    Bought a tin of Vauen #14 Va Flake about a year ago at the suggestion of John David from Country Squire. Finally opened it today and I do believe this is going to be a warm weather favorite. I need to get more tins of this stuff.

    And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl proved the strongest man at last
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    @wyfbane:

    For me, the nocturnal appeal of smoky blends is also strong, although I favor the dark-fired over the Latakia blends, mostly. (I will never get over my appreciation for 965, but the people around me compare Latakia-infused smoke to bodily functions occurring after Taco Bell visits, so I have to be very careful and sneak out behind the garage to smoke this one, and there, the mosquitoes have no mercy.)

    Lately I have just been tossing some Perique, Dark Fired Kentucky Burley and Red Virginia into a base of dark and white Burleys, for noctambulant lunting...

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  20. loborx

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    I won't deny that I prefer a change to light Va/Pers and Dutch Cavendish (Amphora/Troost) blends when my part of the globe warms. No hoax there.

    Phil
    Beguiled by the exquisite Arcadia, the days and the years passed from me in delicate rings of smoke,
    and I contentedly watched them sailing to the skies. - J.M. Barrie
    Posted 2 years ago #
  21. fitzy

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    I'm smoking McCranies red ribbon from 83. I am also working on Blackwoods and 221B Honeydew.

    "These are ghosts that are more at home in a girdle-filled drawer than one of my pipes." Quote by Neil Archer Roan on lakeland ghosts
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  22. kirkland

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    Paladin Cherry ?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  23. perdurabo

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    Charcoal for me, love that carbon. Offers plenty of smoky earthy flavor, no need to indulge in Latakia ever again.

    It's not my position nor want to help another man. It's his responsibility to help himself, as where he can learn to dig down deep enough to save himself. -I. Kidd
    Posted 2 years ago #

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