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Everyday no brainer smoke

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  1. trouttimes

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    What is your no brainer smoke when you just want to puff and not put any thought into it. Carter Hall, Prince Albert, Granger or something more exotic such as 965 or 1Q?

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    Semois, Two-Timer, Chestnut, and PS LNF are some of the old dependables.

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    I've usually got a jar of Bayou Morning or Orion's Arrow sitting on my desk. Carter Hall is becoming a regular though....

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    Currently it's Granger. It hits all the marks.

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    At the moment HH bold kentucky, fold pack and light couldn't be easier

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    Northwoods. Or for something less sweet, Tashkent. The latter is a complex blend (for what my opinion is worth) but also enjoyable without any thought. And both of them burn easily, no fuss, few if any relights, etc.

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    Fribourg & Treyer Cut Virginia Plug, Capstan Blue Flake, Wessex Brigade Campaign Dark Flake, Escudo are just a few of my regular smokes. I fold and stuff everyone and get a great smoke every time.

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    Cult BRM, 1Q or Dunhill EMP. At least that's what I have going right now. Pretty much what ever I have open at the time works. I'll grab the closest tobacco and not really give it much thought.

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    Missouri Meerschaum Great Dane

    “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest”
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    In the last 2 or 3 months that’s been Peter Stokkebye Cube Cut. Easy to pack, medium body, tastes great, smells great, doesn’t bite, and it’s pretty cheap

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    Right now, it's Stokkebye's Amsterdam, very similar to D&R Ryback.

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    Balkan Sasieni

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    LOL, Troutie, you shouldn't have asked. You only got more options!

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    GLP Westminster or PS Luxury Twist Flake in general, although that spot has lately been occupied by Cornell and Diehl Epiphany.

    De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum
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    What is your no brainer smoke when you just want to puff and not put any thought into it.

    I don't try to pick out blend components and just enjoy the overall flavor of a blend so there's no overthinking a bowl with me. Just takes away the enjoyment. Most of the time I smoke Black Frigate, Yenidje Highlander, MCC 40th Anniversary, or Watch City Slices. If packing a bowl on the run though, I'll drop some Stokkebye Cube Cut in a pipe and go.

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    Lately for me, Velvet. I have been making the rounds with a few other OTC's; Prince Albert, SWR Aro, Carter Hall.

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    Currently it's Edward G. Robinson Pipe Blend, but as my moods change so does my "No Brainer Smoke".

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    Arango Balkan Supreme.

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    Hey trout, I do not want to give you names of smokes....it all depends. The winter is Sutliff aromatics to smoke inside, and C&D or G.L. Pease blends in the Spring, Summer and Fall. I guess I have no brainers all the time. My no brainer is having something picked out and not using my brain and grabbing something else.

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    Cumberland early, Irish Flake later.

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    I dip into a bag of cube cut Luxury Navy Flake / Bullseye Flake combo.

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    H&H Chatham Manor

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    Dark Flake

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    Smoke them at the right dryness level and they're all no brainers. Why smoke something you have to think about?

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    Nothing really every day, but some of my “no brainers” are: Cumberland, Oak Alley, Yorktown, Anni Kake, and OGS. They’re all comfortable to just smoke, but each can draw my attention if I let them.

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    No brainers are Chatham Manor and Yorktown. They require no prep, smoke well, and provide an enjoyable experience.

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
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    Doblone d’Oro

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    Lane edgeworth ready rubbed match or C&D bayou morning

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    Lately it's Old Gowrie. In the summer it's Connoisseur Flake from Park Lane.(This is a clone of Ed Burak's late and lamented "Scottish Ribbon" from his Connoisseur Pipe Shop in NYC.

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    For me it has been ODF Ready Rubbed or Newminster No.403 Superior Round Slices. Both provide a satisfying smoke every time.

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    Arango Balkan or Captain Earls Mystic.

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    MB 7 Seas Royal.

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    CH OR SPRT

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    Semois, Two-Timer, Chestnut, and PS LNF are some of the old dependables.

    @mso - had some Semois for the first time recently and totally understand how this could be a thing...

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    965
    Telegraph Hill
    Potlatch

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    Dark birds eye
    Big n burley
    Engine #99

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    Royal Yacht, Doblone d’Oro, Uhle's crushed white burley, Peretti's #52

    A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
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    St. Bruno and Doblone d'oro are my two "smoke and go's"...........

    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream..."
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    Prince Albert.

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    Engine #99
    Star of the East
    Old dublin

    Faugh a Ballagh
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    @lasttango, good call on the LJP #52!

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    Chatham Manor, tastes good, smells good and cheap. No cavendish either, oh yeah this is the real deal.

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    7 Seas Regular

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    An 8 yr old tin of Opening Night I picked up from Pipestud. Really been trying to reach for another jar but keep coming back.

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    Luxury Navy Flake and Orlik Golden Sliced. Just stuff smoke and enjoy.

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    Although I have to be honest & say that raevans' choice of Blood Red Moon intrigues the heck out of me, my own choices for a put-it-in-neutral no-brainer are simple.

    Black Frigate or 3 Nuns. Those two are just tactile/muscle memory for me for both packing *&* smoking.

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    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    For me it’s OGS, Escudo, and Dunhill Flake.

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    Depends on what I have a craving for. But, generally, I’m usually Westminster/Odyssey for the first pipe.

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    Prince Albert

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    Chatham Manor and Lane Limited Ready Rubbed. The other day I mixed a little 1Q into my Chatham Manor and I really enjoyed it.

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    At this moment in time it's Gawith Hoggarth No. 7 broken flake and 7 seas regular.....must have a thing for 7's

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    Sir Walter Raleigh normally but sometimes, Prince Albert or Carter Hall.

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    I'm not sure I really have one of these. I just pick what I fancy and sometimes I pay attention and sometimes I don't. At the moment I'm burning a lot of Old Dark Fired and Dunhill Dark Flake. Make of that whatever you will but once I have emptied the tins of these old favourites I shall open a tin of something I have not tried before and likely pay it a lot of attention until I feel I know it. I suppose that's the answer. It's any tobacco I'm familiar with and fond of and there are too many to list

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    Early: Northwoods
    Later: 50/50 mix of L1Q & BCA (thank you to whoever it was on here that suggested this!)

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    A no brainer to me is a simple no nonsense decent smoke that never lets you down. It would also work as an all day everyday blend. Lately it's been oscillating between W. O. Larsen Classic and Hearth and Home Anniversary Kake. I carry a pouch of Anni Kake and smoke it all day long in a Cob when I'll be out all day. Easy gravity fill and it never lets me down if I just sip away mindlessly.
    Samuel Gawith Grousemoor works for me too when I have it, but I tend to burn through a tin pretty quickly. I believe I'm finally achieving Codgerhood.

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    Lots of my go tos in here, but I’ll say RO Fire Storm, HH Acadian Perique, and Esoterica Brighton. My comfort tobacco is Bapipers Dream.

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    I hope someday to reach codgerhood! After all these post, I guess Dunhill London Mix or 965 are my blend but both have gone way or are going away. I think I'll try One of Jim's favorites Edward G. Robinson and see if it will work for me.

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    last 5 days have been davidoff royalty.

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    Depends on how much you smoke? 2 or 5 bowls a day? Or more? Or budget?
    Carter Hall is in there & OGS for me, smoke all day.

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    It's funny, there are so many blends out there, but you look at this thread and you see lots of responses for Carter Hall and Prince Albert. It just goes to show you that simplicity really does go a long way. I smoke both CH and PA on occasion, in fact I'm smoking PA right now. Smoke what you like, like what you smoke, but don't thumb your nose at the so called "codger blends." Old guys smoke them for a reason, because they've been around for so long.

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    St Bruno

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    Capstan blue, St Bruno, PS LBF

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    Stratfordshire,Odessa,Nutty Irishman

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    Orlik Golden Sliced and J.F. Germain & Son Special Latakia Flake are my no brainers.

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    St. Bruno, Warhorse or Prince Albert mixed with some Rum twist.

    "I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself."
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    PS 17 or PS 306 -- just does the trick every time, no hassle.

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    Bayou Morning. It's pretty much my standard and I only smoke other tobaccos when I feel like a change of pace.

    Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
    -Rudyard Kipling
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    OGS, 965 and Prince Andrew

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop smoking my pipe
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