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G.L Pease Gaslight

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  1. aro222

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    Just ordered some of this stuff based on reviews and it seems like a really interesting baccy.
    I have never smoked a plug before and actually pretty excited to try this.
    Any advice would be great and also what can I expect out of this ?
    Looking into getting a knife to cut this stuff as well
    Nothing too expensive, It’s my first time after all
    I’ve already set aside a nice little wooden cutting board to chop this up on

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. aro222

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    Oh ya got some Peterson 3 p,s coming as well

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    Most people love it but I think it tastes like someone raked up their yard leaves and added latakia.

    As far as the mechanics, it doesn't rub out well (what yard leaves do? ), so it might be best to cut it in small cubes. Other people probably have better advice though.

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  4. aro222

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    Thanks captain
    Have you tried the 3 p’s plug

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    I've got a four year old tin of this stuff, must remember to open it soon. Would love to hear more opinions good or bad. I have had 3P's plug, ok but Revour is the king of plugs IMO. Grab yourself an Opinel if you want a good but cheap knife, I would use a steel on it every time it's been used.

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  6. seacaptain

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    Haven't tried 3 P's - I don't like Burley blends at all though.

    Not sure what your English tobacco preferences are, or what you've tried but I've found Dunhill 965 to be the best by far. Nightcap is good too for an extra kick. Every other English I've tried has been...meh.

    Let us know how you like Gaslight. I don't recall anyone on the forum except myself not liking it.

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    The first instruction I had on smoking plug is to cut it down through the layers, don't peel the layers off the top. Boy, I'm embarrassed to say it, or write it, but it's first things first. The little Optimal (sp?) French pocket knife with a carbon steel blade is the best deal for a plug cutter, since you can spend any amount of money on folding (or other) knives. But that one sharpens up well and does the job. If you want to go fancier, I'd get something else in carbon steel -- not as pretty, but sharpens like a razor. I've had a tin of Gaslight on the cabinet top for several years. Tell me how it goes. Tempt me. My first plug was Triple Play, and it is excellent.

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    I was going to post about cutting through the layers, but Mso489 summed it up good. I gifted my friend a tin of this for his birthday. I assumed that he’d slice through the layers like we had done on previous smokes from a tin I had. Well I was wrong, I went over to his place and found him peeling layers and stuffing it into his pipe....

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  9. oldmansmoking

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    I use a meat cleaver to slice plugs up works well.

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    Peterson's 3p is excellent . It has a great grassy smell . The plug is very dense and moist . Cut into very thin flakes , rub out and let dry for 20 mins . it has a decent nic hit. ENJOY!

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    As far as cutting plugs, i just use a chef knife from the kitchen knife block.

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    seacaptain

    Let us know how you like Gaslight. I don't recall anyone on the forum except myself not liking it.

    I wasn't a big fan when I tried it fresh, so I sold it off, though later I thought that I should have kept a hunk around to age. Almost bought another tin to see, but had already decided that I like Odyssey better, and didn't see Gaslight overtaking it in my book, even with age on the Gaslight.

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    Let us know how you like Gaslight. I don't recall anyone on the forum except myself not liking it.

    Not a fan either. Too much latakia.

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  14. snowyowl

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    Both are great.... although as embers suggests, Gaslight is a dry-smoking Lat.

    "If you see something... pipe up."
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    Gaslight is a dry-smoking Lat.

    Like a pile of leaves?

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    I Love both! Both are cellared very deep in my house. I actually “chew” Peterson 3 P’s. But then again I chew a lot of plugs. And yes, I mean like snuff/dip. 3 P’s is a great nic hit.

    Neal
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  17. aro222

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    Hey npod what do u mean by snuff/dip ?
    Please excuse my ignorance

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    Not a fan either. Too much latakia.

    I think you'd like C&D's daVinci.

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    Like chewing tobacco. Think Copenhagen or Kodiak. I chew plugs often, especially when on the water fishing.

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    Oh i see...thats cool...enjoy
    Thats quite the cellar of gaslight you have
    Cheers

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    Gaslight cuts and rubs out easily so no fears there. As with other flakes the size of the cut and degree of the rub affect the smoke.

    I find it to be rich, round and smooth. Despite the healthy amount of Latakia it is not imbalanced. One of my favorites but it definitely will not be everyone’s cup of tea.

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    Thanks renfield looking forward to trying it
    I actually quite like Latakia so it should be interesting
    Cheers

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    One of my go to smokes

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    GLP Gaslight is a little different than most plugs I've tried. I follow Greg's advice, thin slice Gaslight and then gravity fill. It's really easy to pack Gaslight too tight. I never could get a chunky cut to pack correctly. Don't even try fold and stuff.

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  26. cosmicfolklore

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    Yeh, 3Ps and Gaslight are going to be very different things, in texture, cut-ability, and prep. I got it because at the time people were comparing it to Penzance, but I found it to be a very dry, earthy, almost a dirty taste, not to bring up the seacaptain's yard raking metaphor, but yeh. It is one of the few lat bombs that I can smoke, and it does have some interesting nuances and shifts in flavors. But, even with a ton of latakia, there will always be someone who says...

    Michael
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    Most Lat Blends taste dry to me. Probably because I dry them out.

    Gaslight almost taste like it has a bit of perique, which always intrigued me. It's also a complex smoke in my opinion, for all the Latakia in it.

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    Cosmic how did you find a picture of me?
    I’ve found that pure Latakia tasts bland, maybe that’s just what you get buying blending Lat and the good stuff is never sold in bulk, but as far as I can tell the flavor from most Latakia blends actually comes from other Orientals.

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    I like to use an Alaskan Ulu knife to cut plug.

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    I am another who does not like Gaslight. I am actually close to hating it. I can never get it to burn right. When I dry it out it is so harsh it is unsmokeable but when I leave it moist I have to constantly relight it and it is still harsh. To me it tastes like a mouthful of dirt, very earthy, abrasive and harsh. There is something in it that dries out my throat too. I jarred my tin since 2013 and this week I tried again but I got the same results even after almost 5 years of aging. I am going to try to slice it ultra thing to give it another try but I have zero issues smoking Pirate Kake, Old Ironsides, Penzance, Plum Pudding or any of the Captain Earl blends.

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