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Just Popped a Jar of Bullseye

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  • Started 7 months ago by panamacharlie
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    I just opened a jar of Bullseye that I sealed in about July 2016. The first thing that hit me was the very pungent and rich aroma that wafted up out of the jar. Delicious! I wanted to eat some. Next was the dark rich brown color.
    I really enjoy Bullseye fresh, but the aged version is so much better it seems like a different tobacco. I wish I had bought and jarred more.

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    I have pounds of this jarred that's going on two years. I popped a different jar that had 4 years and it's phenomenal.

    Enjoy yours!!!

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    Posted 7 months ago #
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    I did the same yesterday and posted on "what are you smoking" here. Great stuff with some age on it. I buy a pound every January and jar it up. I started a few years ago and now I have aged LBF always available to smoke.

    Neal
    Posted 7 months ago #
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    It is amazing how much better this stuff gets with age. I purchased a bunch in 2012 and broke into it this year and am having a hard time restraining myself.

    Michael
    Posted 7 months ago #
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    So, did you eat some?

    Tobacco's a help because it clears the mind
    But like all your friends it is vilified
    They always say, the right amount's fine
    Posted 7 months ago #
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    I'm aging some. This is a blend that seems to me to benefit from some years in the jar. Otherwise it's too edgy (harsh) to deliver all the good flavor that's there, unlike LNF that is ready to go but also improves nicely with age in a nuanced way.

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    I've got some in the cellar too but I think this is a great time to make use of Russ's Christmas offer and get some more.

    Tim
    Posted 7 months ago #
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    I am smoking some now that has been jarred for 6 years and it is really, really tasty.

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    I have 4 year old, 2 year old and 1 year old in my cellar. This is easily one of my favourite blends

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    Agreed. It really ages well. I need to compare 2,4,6.. yr old to see what the sweet spot in the aging / return on the aging investment.

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    Bought a pound and a half three years ago, jarred it up and haven’t touched it since. Looking forward to popping a jar maybe for New Years.

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    Mine only has half a year on it. This is easily one of my favorite tobaccos.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    I love PS-LBF with a few years on it. New, meh...

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    Posted 6 months ago #
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    I'd assume the same rule stands for Escudo brand,,

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    I've got some in the cellar too but I think this is a great time to make use of Russ's Christmas offer and get some more.

    Probably not a bad idea...especially since almost everything else is out of stock.

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    It does feel a bit raw straight out of the bag. A bit bitey and sharp, so I am jarring some for later.

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    I would jar it into miltiple jars so you can sample over time. If you age the whole batch together you will never know the difference between years during the age process

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    I like this fresh so much, I don't even care how it ages. To each his own. Easily my favorite every day tobacco.

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    Love this blend and as a newb, don’t have any aged. But I’ve got quite a few jars stored and will let them get some age on them.

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    I jarred some up in 2013...just opened it up...yeah...this is what I've been waiting on. Fresh it eats my mouth...probably a problem with my Ph...but with 5 years on it...absolutely delicious.
    Sent some to my friend AJ....he loves it as much as I do.

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    This is the good thing about having avoided pipes through three years of orthodontic treatments.
    I just have one last periodontic operation before I’ll be able to hit the pipe again (tissue graft after complications from removing my wisdom teeth).

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    I like this fresh so much, I don't even care how it ages. To each his own. Easily my favorite every day tobacco.

    Love this blend and as a newb, don’t have any aged. But I’ve got quite a few jars stored and will let them get some age on them.

    Yeah this. I definitely need to get some in the deep cellar. I can't leave it alone!

    I had a terrible experience with Escudo when I first tried it. Smoked it too fast, burnt like battery acid etc..

    But Bullseye Flake. This stuff smokes like a dream. Absolutely number one in my VaPer stable. Have some twisted flake but unopened as of yet.

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
    Posted 6 months ago #
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    There was a big PS sale last year on P&C. I ended up with like 3 pounds of this stuff, but I broke it up into half pint jars so when I go to pop one, it won't interfere with the others aging. Love this blend.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    This post made me go looking for my own stash of the stuff, only to find that I am down to my last jar of it. Never fear, another 1.5 lbs is now on its way to my mailbox.

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    Posted 6 months ago #
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    I have some pounds of this from the P&C sale, too.

    What is interesting to me is that the concept if cellaring has been called an American thing, but yet these blends are so much better with age. They have to know that when they make the stuff, right?

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    I’m smoking some 2 year LBF and it is delicious. Best of all it’s widely available and you cannot beat the price. I plan to keep this in the cellar and can’t wait to try this with 5 years on it.

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    I have a pound of this stuff jarred up with about a year on it. The color has progressively gotten dark ( maybe my imagination). Has been tough not to tear into it. It was a mistake not to break the pound up into smaller jars so that I could sample without putting a halt to the whole lot.

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    Lessons learned magic piper lol. Bust it open now and redistribute to smaller jars.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    LTF also levels up considerably with age. I’m smoking some that’s 5 years old, and it’s great. Not only is it smoothed out as you would expect, but it’s picked up a toasty, nutty, borderline incense note in the retrohale that complements the sweetness of the Virginias and topping.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Yeah, wish I had stocked up more during the sale. But I still have a pound or so put away.

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    I bought a half pound and jarred about 7 ounces.

    Enjoying my first Bullseye right now.

    May need another pound.

    This is stunningly delicious tobacco.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    All this storage sounds good to me. My main problem is, I buy tobacco and smoke it...I can't seem to keep it around. After buying a pound and a half, it was gone pretty fast.

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    I have some aging, but I also bought 3 more pounds during that sale, the price was down near $1.40 an ounce . I bought a flat of 4oz wide mouth ball jars (the short ones that hold 2+ oz) and jarred it all. Will open one every few years ... do luxury twist and navy flake age as well?

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    I live referring to PS LBF in pounds.

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    I just got 4 oz in mail today how do yall rub out just like any other flake ?

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    I just got 4 oz in mail today how do yall rub out just like any other flake ?

    That how I do it. I also like to rub out the center cavendish center and mix it in so as to get that sweet hit thru out the bowl.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    Smoking some right now, love this blend.

    Faugh a Ballagh
    Posted 5 months ago #
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    It looks like you have to break it up some to get the Cav interacting with the rest.

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    I break it up and rub it all together. Then actually pull the Bullseye apart and rub it all together again to distribute it thoroughly.

    Actually have 3 coins laying out to dry a bit right now.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    Got a one pound box a few months ago and jarred'em up immediately. Have about 3 oz sample sealed in a separate mason jar so that I can taste the LBF when it is still pretty fresh. Definitely harsh and bites a lot without any aging on it. But I do got one or two times that it delivered unbelievable smoking experience just like it's a completely different tobacco.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    Just folded and stuffed 2 LBF coins. I usually break up the coins. But tonight, just dried them for 30 minutes before folding both coins in half and stuffing them in.

    Gosh, this is good.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    I have half a pound or a pound from 2015 tucked away in the cellar. I'll probably crack one of those jars this summer.

    I was spoiled this past West Coast Pipe Show when I cracked a 10yr old tin of Mature Virginia 24 by McClelland. That was absolutely AMAZING.

    "The thinking man always smokes a Peterson." -Peterson of Dublin
    Posted 5 months ago #

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