This is just a post to say that i have really been enjoying my cobs lately. So much that my briars and meers are mostly sitting to the side. My "nicest" briar pipes are reserved for my english / lat blends but beyond that i am loving everything in a cob these days.
I've taken to putting a Savinelli balsa filter into my MM cobs. It takes away the gargle and barely affects the taste. That said even my filterless cobs are getting much more use these days as well. They smoke relatively cool, they absorb the clench of my alligator like jaw and i don't have to worry much about them.
My go to tobaccos in the cob these days have been: Trout Stream, Trout + Larry's Blend, Anniversary Kake, Peterson's Luxury blend, Frog Morton's Cellar, and 1Q.
Anyone else go into these cycles or waves of cob enjoyment?
- John Steinbeck