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Interesting History of Five Brothers, Also Plugs

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  • Started 2 years ago by oldgeezersmoker
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    oldgeezersmoker

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    Clicking this takes you to a bog about Finzer

    Very interesting article on the history of Five Brothers pipe tobacco plus their various plugs. When men were men and Burley was, well, burly.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    For a standard American brand that's still in business, this is certainly among the oldest. It's not just the brand, its the specific blend. Good article.

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    Nice article.

    I will give up my pipe when they pry my cold dead fingers off of it!
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    A great read for sure. Thanks.

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    Great article, thanks for sharing.

    Javan
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Isn't this brand now owned by STG?

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    Isn't this brand now owned by STG? - sexybeast

    Yes, it is.

    Five Brothers has long been a staple of mine. I love mixing it with other blends because it adds strength and absorbs the flavors of the tobacco that it is blended with without giving off a flavor of its own.

    Thanks for sharing that great article, oldgeezersmoker!

    Pipestud
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    I was told that my little Cajun grandmother (who died in 1963)smoked Five Brothers in RYO cigarettes.

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    I love Five Brothers. Not just great for mixing, wonderful on its own, although I age it a little to remove the Burley bite as much as possible, a slight acidic tang.

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

    The Metal Mixtures
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Five Brothers is a good condiment tobacco to add to blends that are just too mild or that have lost their oomph in aging.

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    Excellent point, mso489. I have also found that a 5:1 dark burley/white burley mix works quite well. Might not be as punchy as the Five Brothers, but a little sweeter and burns slower.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    I didn't see when they stopped making the plug. Any ideas when?

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    Hello!
    This is a good article because there are many tips and also many advices that will be very useful for me.
    assurance chat

    Posted 4 months ago #
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    Great text, thanks! I love the name "Jolly Tar" for the day's biggest plug ("considering quality," whatever that means).

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    Thx for the article, started in 1866, wow! Anywho, I like to rehydrate it before packing the pipe. Good flavor.

    Posted 4 months ago #
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    interesting reading

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