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Getting Roped In!

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  • Started 2 years ago by samcoffeeman
  • Latest reply from mayfair70
  1. samcoffeeman


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    So a while back I got a sample of Happy Brown Bogie and only smoked it once and gave the rest away, too cigar-like but I didn't give it a fair shake. I decided I should give rope another shot, after reading a recent thread. I perused tobaccoreviews.com and decided on SG Brown #4, well reviewed and straight virginia. I wasn't ready to place a big order yet, but was driving around yesterday and was near Black Cat Cigars(Norristown, Pa) who happens to carry a decent selection of SG blends. I stopped on in with a feeling and sure enough, there were two tins of Brown #4. I picked them up along with a double blade cigar cutter, as I read that is handy for these things. Got home, popped a tin and cut it up into 3" pieces to fit in a mason jar. There was a small end left that I cut up into slices, rubbed out a bit to dry. Which pipe to use? After all, it's an important decision. I wanted something with a smaller bowl but a slightly larger diameter as the tobacco was still a bit chunky. Settled on a '43 Dunhill mini-pot, only about an inch deep but close to 7/8" diameter. I got the experience I was looking for. Smooth, rich, meaty, earthy and strong. Very flavorful, excellent smoke.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. pagan


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    Sounds like you really enjoyed that smoke, personally I don't care for rope or twist baccy, maby it was the bowl size? might give it a try

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. mayfair70


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    My recent twist order was inspired by seeing Cosmic's homegrown twists, and various mentions of Cotton Boll, many moons ago. They looked wonderful. Glad you revisited the rope and enjoyed it. I always feel like a kid at Christmas when a new tobacco is on the way. Nice thread title.

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    Posted 2 years ago #


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