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    Good evening, New to the site but have been enjoying some of the posts for a while. Question for the group; missing my Balkan Blue and trying desperately to find a replacement. I have a few tins of HH Vintage Syrian, and was thinking of blending with some Frog Morton or something similar. Am I crazy??? Any have a recipe for something similar to BB?

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    Welcome aboard! I have one tin of Balkan Blue left and I’m saving it to open in Chicago next year. Sadly, there aren’t any close matches. But many other good blends out there still.

    Neal
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    Greetings! New member here.
    I am interested in GBD pipes....a New Standard was the first pipe I ever owned

    I have a specific question about one in my collection. I would appreciate info on where best to post such a question

    Thanks in advance

    JL

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    I enjoy a Kramer blend called Father Dempsey which I would call an Oriental forward, Balkan/English blend.
    Have you tried it todd13?

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    Bv- Welcome to the forum! I am a Father Dempsey fan as well.

    As to question about a specific pipe you have, post some photos and questions In Bristsh pipe section HERE.

    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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    Welcome to the Forums!!

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    Welcome from Illinois.

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    Welcome.

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    Welcome to the forums from Texas

    cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.......

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    Welcome! New to the forums and asking questions right away!

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    Two newbies in the same thread. Welcome Todd and BV.

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    bvlaurence,...I have taken a look at Kramer's Father Dempsey but have not tried it. As I am located north of the boarder, ordering tobacco from the US can be very pricy when all is said and done. As a result, I try to source product here in Canada first; it is on my list however!

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    Welcome from MN.

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    Welcome aboard. You might just consider other blends based on the similarity of their constituent tobaccos, and then perhaps correct them with considered amounts of condimental leaf.

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    Thanks mso, I wI'll gI've that a go. - I will blend some Dunhill Durban with some of the Syrian and see what happens.

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    Welcome, from Texas. Sadly, in my opinion, there are no real close matches to Balkan Blue. It seems it is in a class all it's own. It used to be one of my go to blends, but now I only smoke it on occasion. Luckily there are plenty of other great Balkan and English blends out there. Hearth & Home Black House is a fantastic blend. I wouldn't use up your Frog Morton to blend with something else to try and match it. Like Balkan Blue, once your stash of Frog is gone, it's gone for good.

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    Balkan Blue match, good luck! Oh ... and bienvenue de Montreal!

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Faugh a Ballagh
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    Welcome & a huge howdy from Piedmont SC, Todd! Ask away! As noted above the British section of Pipe Talk would be a good start!

    Bill

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    Thanks everyone, you are all a very welcoming group. I will continue my quest to find the BB replacement by trying all the Balkan/English varieties I can get my hands on here in BC.

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome! I have only been piping a little more than a year myself, but it didn't take me long to appreciate Mc blends. I was a broke nursing student who just assumed I would plod through their collection over time.

    Glad I was able to cellar what I did, but head over to the Peace blends, there lies solace for now.

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