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Just Getting into Burley

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  • Started 1 year ago by zeedoctorae
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  1. zeedoctorae

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    Greetings all,

    So, I'm just venturing into the amazing world of Burley and was looking for some good suggestions to continue to develop my palette. So far I've tried:
    HH Burley-amazing
    C&D Burley #1-very good
    C&D Burley #3-not so much
    Irish Flake-very good

    Anyhow, any suggestions would be much appreciated. Doesn't matter the nic content or anything else. I'll try it all.

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    I you can find it Wessex Burly slice is a fine smoke!

    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    Solani Silver. Not a full on Burley, but exquisite neverless.

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    Tabac Manil--Le Petit Robin

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    Peterson perfect plug, watch city slices

    Both excellent and readily available!

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    Scotty’s Butternut Burley is great for a light, slightly aromatic Burley. I really dig it.

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    Two more from Cornell & Diehl to try: Haunted Bookshop and Pegasus.

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    Lane Limited - Ready Rubbed

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    C&D is the most active in using burley in many different blends, so peruse the C&D pages at our sponsor retailers to find blends that are tuned to your particular tastes. You may want to try Old Joe Krantz starting with the original, since they've added three or four versions recently. Billy Budd with cigar leaf is another worth looking at, maybe trying. PC's Russ O. does nice things with burley; I like his traditional Log Cabin blend and Chestnut in the Home and Hearth Midtown series, the only non-aro in the series. Other good burley blends, to my tastes, include Iwan Ries Three Star Blue, Edward G. Robinson, and Nat Sherman 536, a refined English blend that includes burley. Also look at Lowlands blends at smokingpipes.com and Seattle Pipe Club blends. There's a world of good burley out there. And of course, Tabac-Manil Semois thick and medium cut, and the aforementioned Petite-Robin. Good luck. Shop hard to find your special burley blends, and buy in small quantities to try them out.

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    Check out the Burley offerings at Watch City, Uhle's and Peretti's. There are a number of burley based blends from HU Tobacco that are superb. Reiner Long Golden Slices is burley based and excellent. Mac Baren HH Burley Flake is mild but very good. I like the Mac Baren Golden Sliced as well. Bargain priced in bulk and quite good.

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    I’ve been really enjoying D&R Twotimer, double toasted burley a lot this summer, as well as some McBaron Golden Extra.

    Michael
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    Fired up some Mac Baren Navy Flake for the first time yesterday. It’s a great Burley dominant blend I would recommend as an introduction to the burley leaf

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    I like Greg Pease's Barbary Coast, a great burley blend.

    Of course, if you don't mind a codger blend, Carter Hall is a great all day smoke.

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    Cornell & Diehl makes the best burlies on the planet IMO. PEGASUS is their best burley blend IMO.

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    Some excellent options listed. I will add Solani's ABF even though it is hard to find right now. If you are a serious lover of adventurous burley, that is African and South American burleys, you might wish to try some from HU Tobacco which is available through pfeiffendepot.de ..... I recommend HU's Makahuwa and Nashville County for burley starters.

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    Two more from Cornell & Diehl to try: Haunted Bookshop and Pegasus.

    This. No one does Burley like C&D.

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    I’ve not tried them all but I’ve tried a lot of them.
    Wessex Burley Slice is still my favorite.

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    if you don't mind a codger blend, Carter Hall is a great all day smoke

    Hey! I resemble that remark....and completely agree

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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    Hi Pagan!

    A second for both Carter Hall and Pegasus.

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    Amphora original, not full on burley but nevertheless a burley forward,

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    I just ordered some of the new MacBaren HH Burley Flake. I'm really looking forward to trying that.

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    I took a voyage through a bunch of Burleys not too long ago.
    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/working-my-way-through-burley-blends

    TLDR of the above would be the following list:

    Amphora: Original (Brown)
    C&D : Billy Budd, Burley Flake 1 & 3, Crooner, Cube Cut Burley, Five O'Clock Shadow, Old Joe Krantz
    D&R: Cockstrong, Two Timer
    John Patton: Storm Front
    LJ Peretti: various Burley blends.
    Mac Baren: HH Bold Kentucky (Flake), Golden Extra, Old Dark Fired
    Peterson's: University Flake
    P&C: Midtown Chestnut and Log Cabin
    Solani: Aged Burley Flake. Silver Flake 660
    Tabac-Manil: Semois
    Uhle's - Blend #00
    Watch City Cigar: Watch City Slices
    Wessex: Burley Slice
    Carter Hall
    C&D: Haunted Bookshop, Pegasus, Three Friars
    G.L. Pease: Barbary Coast
    Granger
    Peter Stokkebye: Cube Cut, Toasted Burley
    Prince Albert
    Sir Walter Raleigh: Aromatic, Original

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    badbeard -- your GL PEASE selections REQUIRE the plugs Triple Play & JackKnifePlug.... and your Mac Baren selections lack the REQUIRED HH Burley Flake Don't hold back on the burley joy for the OP!

    BTW, seriously what do you think of the PS Toasted Burley? It is one I have not tried...

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    I’m having a HH Burley Flake now. Trying it for the first time, very good but fairly mild. Could easily be an all day smoke.

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    Singleton, if you can find it. I prefer it to ABF since it's milder in nicotine and never ever gets harsh.
    Actually, I'm going to have a bowl right now.

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    Prince Albert is a favorite of mine, & has a good nutty burley flavor.

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    ODF is the best burley.

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    I also recommend GL Pease Barbary Coast. There’s some perique in there too, and it packs a decent nic wallop (at least to me).

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    Solani 656 Aged Burley is just amazing.... highly recommend it

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    I don’t think I saw Hearth and Home Chatham Manor mentioned. Way better version of Carter Hall, although I do like Carter Hall. My favorite so far is Mac Baren HH Burley Flake.

    Posted 6 months ago #

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