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  • Started 3 weeks ago by gorillafly
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  1. gorillafly

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    Hi guys/gals
    Coming to you from the city of brotherly love.
    I purchased an 8oz tin of Triple Play from Cornell and Diehl. The top three cakes were great, but the bottom cake was really moldy. I contacted them, and they wanted a picture. I gave them that, and they sent a new tin out right away. My question is, can I smoke the other cakes, or is the whole thing bunk? I saved the other cakes in a mason jar. They have been in there for about three months now, and there is no sign of any mold.

    Thank you so much for your time.

    - J

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  2. brooklynpiper

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    It's your health, papa. Are there spores on those cakes? Absolutely.

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    Go ahead and smoke it. Then, let us know if your pee-pee falls off.

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    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 3 weeks ago #
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    When it happened to me, I ditched the whole tin.

    "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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    Photos, please! Then we can obsess whether it's mold or bloom.

    Me, I'd smoke it, but then I am frugal and have never played doctor since I was six.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    From what I understand about mold, if it’s on one cake, it’ll be on the others, whether it’s visible to our eyes or not. If you got a replacement, you’ve lost nothing, so if it were me, I’d toss them all.

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    I haven't opened a TIN in a long time, and used to buy bulk C&D regularly. No more.
    To me, although they seem to be really trying to be the pipe tobacco people in the US, they have been pretty focused on marketing and customer service, all well and good.
    I think the manufacturing process is the problem with continued mold issues. WAG, of course, but...
    It usually involves red VA, it seems.
    Must be why Mclelland's used so much 'vinegar'.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
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    Sad how most of us knew who the manufacturer was before we even clicked on the thread.

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    "ekert"...my thoughts too...I would throw it out.

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    C&D...

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    Seems like the cakes are the ones that primarily have the mold issues. Or am I getting the wrong impression here?

    Either way, if it were me, I wouldn't risk it. This is another reason I prefer 2 ounce tins.

    De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum
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    What’s the tin date? Just curious. I would also toss the remainder...

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    I agree with the others, toss the whole thing. I do the same with berries and grapes. Not worth the health risk.

    "I yam what I yam."
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    What’s the tin date? Just curious.

    this

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    Send the tin to me and I'll take care of it for you!


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    Thanks a lot for all of your comments
    Sorry, I took so long to respond. The wife and I took a trip out of the city to Valley Forge. Amazing trip. We saw all the amazing history of our beautiful country, but I'm back and ready to face the real world.
    The date on the tin was August of 2018.
    I have a picture, but I am not sure how to post it here. I'll keep trying on that. I want to learn. I like it here (this site) you guys are very informative, and I appreciate that.
    I have kept that other cakes in a mason jar. They have been in there for about a month or two. I am using this as an experiment to see if mold does grow after time.
    Yes, you are right, it is my health so I will not smoke any.

    Thank you everyone. I will keep trying to post a pic.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
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    Once your photos are on a photo hosting site (such as Imgur.com; Postimage; Dropbox, etc. Photobucket), or on virtually any site, including this site's album such as eBay; Amazon Pinterest; Facebook; an online Pipe retailer; you-name-it, select the full sized image, then Control-click (Mac) or Right-click (Windows) on the image itself, then choose "copy image location" or similar words. Now paste that URL (the full web address, which should end in .jpg or .png) into the IMG box in the reply window of the thread you're posting to.

    The site's album is also a good choice for displaying photos, and the same method works for obtaining the image's URL for copying into the IMG box.

    There are other good illustrations and steps on how to post photos under "Latest Discussions" in different formats:
    LINK to that thread

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    Absolutely toss the rest. The type of mold that grows on tobacco is particularly toxic.

    C&D is committed to using as little anti mold additive as possible. They just haven't figured out what the level is, but at least they make good on their product hen it grows a beard.

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    I think I got it:

    Mold

    Or this:

    https://ibb.co/YRWX4S8

    My concern is, is it in the air in my room now? Can it infect my other tobacco?

    Thanks

    - J

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
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    Yep, no 'plume' about that... Maybe the worst case I've seen on here.

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    So we could buy some C&D, age it, discover mold several years later, and have it replaced with fresh tins that may or may not contain mold themselves. Sounds like a reason to buy other brands if you ask me.

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    It looks like cheese....yeah worse case I've seen as well.

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    The top three cakes were great, but the bottom cake was really moldy.

    The interesting thing is, if you had not removed them all from the tin, but instead just smoked your way down to the bottom layer...well, might have been bad if those top layers are actually contaminated too.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    @gorillaFly, it looks like you're trying to scam C&D by dipping that cake in ranch dressing

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    @brooklynpiper LoL!

    Do you fellas think my air is contaminated?

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    Yo gor - even if you're not living out in Chester County's mushroom country, there's no question your air is full of various mold spores, germs, fungi and, these springy days, pollen. That's why blenders spray antifungal compounds like calcium propionate on their stuff.

    hp
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    @lestrout Thank you. Good point.

    Thank you to everyone on this post. I learned a lot.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
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    1-800 HAZMAT. Holy Shit.

    I treat people the way they treat me. It's that simple.
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  29. gorillafly

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    Hey, again guys.

    I ordered: "Jack Knife Plug" from Cigar and Pipes this time, and guess what... More Mold!!!
    I have pictures if you want to see.

    I can't win.

    Posted 1 week ago #
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    I wanna see

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    Do you think kombucha might be a better hobby for you? It sounds like you would have some real luck growing kombucha

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    @brooklynpiper And others

    Here is my newest batch of Kombucha:

    https://ibb.co/sPPyYgg
    https://ibb.co/sPPyYgg

    Note, I am outside with gloves on.

    Hey, I pressed some tobacco using a fruit press. I have pictures, but should I post that on another post, or do you think I should just post it here?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Y0cy-nvAg

    Word.

    Posted 1 week ago #
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    I'd say this qualifies you to be dubbed the forum Mold King.

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    Yummy!

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    I'd say this qualifies you to be dubbed the forum Mold King.

    Agreed. That's by far the worst mold I've ever seen on tinned tobacco. It looks like it's going to start sprouting mushrooms out of it.

    Posted 1 week ago #
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    Jeez. I will be opening all my tins outside on the porch now, just in case. Ick.

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    Mmmmmm... S’mores! I want some!

    I actually had some very similar looking mold on a GH&Co twist one time. Looked like foam. Very bleached white and fluffy. Never seen another outbreak like it until now.

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    For the same person to have 2 like this within a week is not a good sign. I hope it's an aberration.

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    That is crazy....

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    I'm thinking cream cheese sandwich. Yikes!!

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    ..... quite a lot. Does anyone else have anything hairy to report? Crack a new tin everyone.

    Posted 1 week ago #
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    I swear it's something about plugs and crumble cakes being more prone to mold than ribbons and flakes. People usually want to say mold is a C&D problem (and maybe it is), but I think at least part of the reason is that C&D makes a lot of cakes and loose plugs.

    Seems like lately the moldies have been Briar Fox, JKP, Triple Play, etc. If somebody gets a molded tin of Black Frigate we might have a riot on our hands...

    Posted 1 week ago #
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    On another forum one member encountered mold in several flakes and cakes but also in Star of the East and Haddo's Delight, both of which are ribbon cut.

    I am just praying that Jeremy added extra anti-mold agents to the Small Batch Carolina Red as I've been picking up quite a few tins on the secondary market (currently have 80ish cellared). It's a fantastic blend and should age wonderfully, I just hope I don't end up throwing my money away.

    Posted 1 week ago #
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    Wasn't planning to open the new tin of Bayou Morning for a few months but guess it's happening now.

    -Home At Sea
    Posted 1 week ago #
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    "Yep, no 'plume' [sic] about that... Maybe the worst case I've seen on here."

    You clearly never saw my 250g box of mouldy Full Virginia Flake then.

    Regards,

    Jay.

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    Posted 1 week ago #

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