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    That isn't a nick bomb? What are ur favorite c&d blends?

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    Exhausted Rooster. I have bought Briar Fox and Bayou Morning Flake but I didn't try them yet.

    I saw very good reviews on Briar Fox.

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    Good Morning. It is Virgina and Orientals with only a bit of latakia. Similar to EMP, which, I suppose, is the intention. A very good smoke.

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    Gentleman Caller is considered an aro, I guess, because it has deer tongue. It reminds me of the original Half & Half, which no longer has deer tongue.
    Guilford Courthouse is a Va/oriental and an interest cut to it which I find packs very well, USS Mason does have some latakia but also has a brandy infusion, which I smoke quite a bit.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    I like Autumn Evening. The rest of the blends I've tried have been so-so.

    My soul has had enough chicken soup, it needs more TESD podcast.
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    Haunted Bookshop left me haunted, and went to the back of my cellar for a few more decades. It was a nicotine bomb for me. More harsh than any bullseye flake I have ever had.

    Oddly, I am not a fan of C&D products.

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    Now that I thought about it, C&D also makes the Two Friends line. It's a partnership between Craig Tarler and Greg Pease and their blends are very interesting. I'm smoking their English Chocolate which is a lat blend but the chocolate is delicate and does add an interesting dimension to the blend. I also smoke their Valle Crucis which has a ginger flavor. Very different. Not an all day smoke but an interesting break from my usual stuff.

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    There Pirate Kake is one of the best if you are a heavy Latikia lover.

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    I dig "junkyard dog" it got a cool old school flavor
    Three friars is a good all day smoke
    Easy times is nice too with a little lat and Kentucky

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    I enjoy Haunted Bookstore and also their mocha blend. Yes, I enjoy both aromatic and non-aromatic.

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    I like Exhausted Rooster, Good Morning and After Hours Flake to name a few in my cellar.

    I need to try some Briar Fox soon.

    All are non-aromatics.

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    I am very fond of Rajah's Court, which is C&D's version of Dunhill Durbar. I also think very highly of Crooner, which is a simple old-fashioned blend of cube-cut burley and deer tongue. It has a delicious taste, but is a little hard to burn. I add about 1/3 Virginia ribbon and that makes a pretty good smoke.

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    Crooner is definitely a good blend, I really want to try Lunchtime Blues and will order it soon. Has anyone had any experience with Lunchtime Blues yet?

    Ron
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    I'm a big fan of Blockade Runner. I'm a bad judge of nicotine content so can't help you there. But has a very unique texture and flavor. One of the few rum blends I enjoy. In fact, I'm almost out a s need to order some more. I even dedicated a pipe to it. Not an every day blend, but an interesting once a week change of pace.

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    300 Apricots & Cream An all black mixture of unsweetened black Cavendish and #734, Green River Vanilla, flavored with apricot brandy for a most mild smoke. (The ladies like the aroma. It's been called a "marriage saver!")

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    I like Billy Budd and Star of the East Flake so far, but BB is definitely high N. SOTE, on the other hand, is pretty average strength and is a really interesting blend, if you're into latakia.

    "I don't want any of your statistics; I took your whole batch and lit my pipe with it." -Mark Twain
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    I've been meaning to double down on tins of Exhausted Rooster and Briar Fox. I haven't tried the latter.

    I enjoy the Burley Flake #2 and #4 (latakia) once they have had a chance to mellow for a while.

    Night Train is one mean crumble cake.

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    Briar Fox is pretty heavy on the nicotine. I usually need to inhale somewhat to get any sort of nic buzz going from any tobacco. Briar Fox had me spinning for a good half hour. No inhaling, no problem (for me, anyway). Good strong flavor. The tin note reminds me of horse feed, which brings back memories of me and my brother when we were younger, in the barn where my mom kept her horse.

    I gotta get some more to age. and experiment with different types of prep on the small amount I still have left. I only ever broke chunks off and rubbed them out.

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    I've not connected with any CD blends that have become part of the rotation, but I have enjoyed
    both CD Latakia and CD Perique as blending tobaccos, or really mixing tobaccos since I don't
    put them under pressure or age them. They really liven up a mix of Virginia and Burley, with
    maybe some Cavendish, and various combinations of those. I'll take some of these CD blends
    as recommendations. Thanks!

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    Forgot to mention (some of you know this already) -- I buy C&D Izmir by the pound and jar it. I like to mix it 20-25% with virginias as a change of pace in my rotation.

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    Autumn Evening - Yes
    Evening Rise - NO

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    I've been wanting to try Kajun Kake, has anyone had this blend before?

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    I really like Berry Good. After 25 of... I've just started smoking pipes again. I was given a packet of Berry Good. I have never heard of this brand (mostly smoke OTC in the past.)

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    London Squire. A very nice and light English blend.

    Chicago Pipe Show May 6 & 7, 2017
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    bump

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    One that I think is under-rated and never hear anyone mention is Old Hollywood. I think its a great blend and in my opinion much better than Billy Budd.

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    I don't know about the nic content bug I really like Mississippi Mud. And just recently I enjoyed a few bowls of Billy Budd (remnants of my first bulk order)

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    Enjoy Lady Nic so watch out for some of these blends/smoke in a smaller bowl to get a handle on Nic levels

    Great blends/some favs of mine
    Night Train
    Bow-legged bear
    Crooked Lane
    Star of the East
    Billy Budd
    Morning Drive

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    It is only my first month with the pipe but so far I really like Morning Drive Time and Tuskegee Airman.

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    I really like the Two Friends Heritage blend. Its a good old time style tobacco. Good flavor, and some vit-N if you're needing a little kick.

    "To Learn Who Rules You, Find Out Who You Can't Criticize" Voltaire

    "The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish; it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected..."
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    Captain Earle's Nightwatch and Two Friends English Chocolate also

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    Pirate Kake. I love buying it by the pound. It's a brick of happiness. I also enjoy Constellation.

    I like to smoke pipes
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    My favorite is still SUNDAY PICNIC.

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    For something different try Bridge Mixture, a kitchen sink blend without a lot of nic. None of the individual tobaccos predominate, each popping in and out quickly.

    "Each of you be a light unto yourself; betake yourself to no external refuge. Hold fast to the Truth. Look not for refuge to anyone beside yourself." -The Buddha
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    Big fan of C&D here. I'd highly recommend Star of the East, Pirate Kake, Odessa, Red Odessa, Engine 99 and Campfire.

    The pipe eases you into the present moment - savor your pipe & you'll savor this moment.
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    Tuskegee Airmen.

    ". . . I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul."
    - INVICTUS
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