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Just tried C&D Crooner and Big n' Burley

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    I had heard about Crooner having Deer Tongue in it so I wanted to try it.
    The first smoke was great. I am very much a fan of the flavor the Deer Tongue brought to the blend.
    The burley gave a decent nic hit as well. I think I will keep this one around.
    The Big n' Burley wasn't bad either.
    I have become less of a fan of Latakia over the past couple of years, but the lat level was minimal.
    The burley in this one was a bit more harsh than the Crooner. the nicotine level was higher as well.
    Not sure if this one is something that I will buy again. I'll decide after a few more smokes.
    What are some other good burley blends that C&D produces that I might try? I have Had Haunted Bookshop (not impressed) and OJK (loved it).

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    Does Crooner still contain deer tongue? I vaguely remember reading they changed the formula and didn't use it anymore. Although I could just as easily misremember it. Whatever it was, there was some minor brouhaha over deer tongue a fee years back. Crooner was very nice and mild, though it's been years since I had it. Maybe time to try it again....

    Recently had some Ehrlich DPE Mixture (20 years old or so) and the deer tongue was still prominent.

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    C&D Burley Flake #1. I don't rest well unless I have over 20 tins of it on hand.

    Michael
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    As far as I know it still has DT. It Is in the description anyway.

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    Never tried Crooner, but Big 'n Burley is excellent. I was just getting over tongue bite and mouth burn from some misguided holiday aromatics when I tired B'nB, and it gave me good rich flavor and nary a hint of bite. I'm a burley fan anyway, so it pleased me greatly, and I stuck with non-aros entirely for a long time.

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    I'm smoking some B&B that I've aged for 5 years. Some say that burley doesn't age, but believe me, after 5 yrs in a mason jar it does age rather well. B&B is not as harsh with 5 yrs age on it as it is when it's fresh. Crooner does good with 2 yrs age on it.

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    Some say that burley doesn't age

    These people are merely repeating a misunderstood statement about aging. "Burleys do not age as well as other tobaccos," but this does not mean that they do not age. They do age, and they age very damned well. People just don't do much thinking now-a-days.

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    I love good burley, and DT is a fantastic condiment.

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    +1 on the Burley Flake #1. I absolutely love the stuff!

    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    Smoking it as we speak and it still has DT in it. I smoke it daily.When the C&D blends go on sale pick up a pound. Burley ages as Cosmic stated.

    I suggest Old Joe Krantz. Another of my all day smokes.

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    Crooner still has deer tongue in it. You can actually see the greenish brown chopped leaves in the blend; an excellent smoke!

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    Two Friends Redwood. I can't take most of those C&D burley blends anymore; too harsh on my wuss throat. But Redwood works for me. Had some just his AM in fact.

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    Burley Flake #1 has been on my list to buy for a while now. Years ago you couldn't find it anywhere. Now I see it's in stock again...

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    Crooner was one of the very few blends that I just hated at first puff. I was really curious so I bought an ounce or two from a B&M. Tried it, hated it, gave it to a friend who said he always wanted to try it. He tried, hated it and threw it away, LOL.

    Funny how certain things sound good, but ... weren't to one's taste.

    Generally, the C&D blends are excellent though, and I will have to try the Big n' Burley sometime!

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    For a non burley blend try Bayou Morning and Poplar Camp. Both are solid vapers.
    For your burley fix, run the gamut on all of their burley flakes

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    I've had Bayou Morning and really enjoyed it. Also Haunted Bookshop which I liked.

    A favorite B&M two states away sold me an aged tin of Night Train from 2012 and it was a thing of beauty. Haven't tried a fresh tin yet, but the aged one was magical. Some folks say burley doesn't age, and that may be true - I just don't know - but the blend as a whole was quite nice. Guess it doesn't matter, I'd certainly be pleased if a brand new tin tasted as nice as the aged one. Wouldn't hear me complain.

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