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Odds & Ends Tobacco Jar: a Lesson

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  1. sothron

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    Like many of you, I have started keeping an odds and ends jar for bits left over from tins, bulk, or bowls used to break flake etc. My jar consists of scrag ends and tiny bits of (at least) the following tobaccos: Carter Hall, Walnut, Golden Extra, Golden Sliced, University Flake, Luxury Bullseye Flake, Luxury Navy Flake, Escudo, Angler's Dream, Beacon Extra, Fillmore, St James Woods,,,, and,,,, Erinmore Flake. And guess what? The whole jar smells like Erinmore Flake.

    Now don't get me wrong, I like EF. But the casing is STRONG - literally envelopes the whole mix. Haven't smoked it yet, but I hope it doesn't dominate the flavor of the mix. Lesson learned: don't put strongly cased tobaccos in your odds-n-ends jar! Or, at least keep a separate jar for leftover bits of Erinmore Flake!

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    Ill have to keep that in mind

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    I really like Erinmore Flake, so that would be a non-problem for me.

    In any case, I don't have an "odds & ends" jar. I am much too OCD and I really hate surprises. I'll either jar a blend on its own, or I'll finish smoking the blend.

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    The more I read about Erinmore the less I want to try it.
    Thanks for the heads up.

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    The more I read about Erinmore the less I want to try it.

    The Erinmore Flake is great, but the Mixture sux.

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    LOL that sounds like an awsome mix mate. You gotta give er a go an let me know how it turns out.

    If at first you don't succeed, have another bowl.
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  7. sothron

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    Just to clarify- I DO like Erinmore Flake! Just surprised over how dominant it is in this type of mix. I'll let y'all know how it smokes.

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    I'll have to keep that in mind. I'm still building my odds and ends. I want to get it to about 8oz or so before I dip into it, and get a few more tobaccos in there as well. Right now "Puffin' Stuff" as I've labeled her, smells very very nice.


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    Holy cow. 8 oz is a lot of odds-n-ends!

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    I couldn't keep an odds'n'ends jar.
    If it was lousy I'd feel it was a big waste of tobacco.
    If it was good I could never duplicate it.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    If it was lousy I'd feel it was a big waste of tobacco.

    If it's lousy, it's a terrible waste of a jar

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    Holy cow. 8 oz is a lot of odds-n-ends!

    Probably But it's just an experiment I want to try and get through.... I have to admit it's getting harder not to give it a try.

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  13. sothron

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    My jar is literally small bits. Dust from the bottom of a tin, tiny bits of broken flake that won't fit into the bowl, etc. I'm looking forward to trying it. Needs another month or so. But, man, that Erinmore topping..... No more EF in the jar!

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    mine is basically what falls onto the plate and doesn't make it into my pipe. Sometimes I'll just add a pinch of tobacco just because.

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    oh heck with it... I'll add a pinch into this mini cob I have just to give it a whirl.

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    How is it?

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    it's not terrible... seems as though the Black House, which I haven't added a bunch of yet, seems to be stepping on some of the other's feet. I may save those extras for a different mix. Nice room note though, and not an unpleasant smoke at all.

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    I've got two "extra bits" jars. One for VAs, VaPers and one for English/Balkans. Seems to work well, nothing too out of the ordinary. Works out to a generic batch of each type that I sample every now and again when nothing strikes my fancy. I've also got a few dedicated pipes and both Erinmore Flake and Peterson UF have their own pipes and the "leavins" from those tobaccos go back into the glass jars from whence they came. Yup, I just used the word whence.

    Be careful what you wish for, as you just might get it.
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    Whence is a great word

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    I don't have an "odds & ends" jar.

    I quit keeping an "odds & ends" jar also. I try to measure out exactly one bowl but I frequently miscalculate and have extra. I smoke the pipe down to where I have to dump the white ash and at that point I add the left-over extra tobacco to my pipe. This method works well for me and I have no waste and a more lengthy smoke.

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    Agreed. Whence is an excellent word but I can rarely find a place to slide it into conversation.

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    8oz's of "odds & ends"...damn, I'm not sure if I even have 8oz's of tobacco currently.

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    You used it well, Morton. But the fact that used it at all made me grin.

    Your next word to use in a forum communique will be "thusly" or "happenstance."

    Now, get busy.

    Fnord

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    8oz's of "odds & ends"...damn, I'm not sure if I even have 8oz's of tobacco currently.
    i've realized the stuff starts building up pretty quick. You will, man. Hang in there. Get yourself 2 2oz packs and you're halfway there.

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    I basically just did. But the budget is tight and all my tobacco has to be ordered online and imported. So my last purchase was $47+shipping for just under 3oz (by the time it cleared customs). If it cost me $12 like it does most of you, I would have a lot more by now. Small town Canada sucks for the pipe smoker on a budget. I am currently pursuing other creative options to source at a more reasonable price...

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    I basically just did. But the budget is tight and all my tobacco has to be ordered online and imported. So my last purchase was $47+shipping for just under 3oz (by the time it cleared customs). If it cost me $12 like it does most of you, I would have a lot more by now. Small town Canada sucks for the pipe smoker on a budget. I am currently pursuing other creative options to source at a more reasonable price...

    I can understand that. I have to order the good stuff online. I haven't a set of wheels right now, so I can't get to a real smoke shop right now. On top of that, I'm hourly paid, and when the company wants to skimp on hours I can sometimes have 10 bucks to my name after I get my check and pay bills and such. Some weeks are pretty good, however. I've been talking about getting a couple new pipes and such... but I wouldn't be doing that if my tax check wasn't coming in. So I feel ya chakaraka. I just tell myself that things will get better (and they will) and I'll be able to get all the tobacco I want lol. Hang in there man.

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    Will do, sounds like we are on a similar budget. Maybe I need to adopt an American and make them visit often for refills.

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    Odds and ends jar... unique concept, but one I cannot adopt. If I have little tobacco left at the end of a jar/tin, it usually just goes into the next jar/tin, and seldom recognize any difference. Maybe I'm just too old and the taste buds only work part time....I don't try to salvage the itinerant flake or so that falls from a loading; just not worth it in my mind. And I feel like Cortezattic: would really not like to come up with a grand blend that I could not replicate. Shades of Dante's Inferno......

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    Shades of Dante's Hell......

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    Dang, anthonyrosenthal, barely gave me time for the edit... or is this the first stage of the Inferno?

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    I believe it gets worse as you go lol

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    Ok, to catch myself up in the conversation:

    1. Yes, "whence" is an excellent word.

    2. I find "happenstance" more difficult to insert than "thusly", but appreciate both. Being married to an editor, I must let discretion be the better part of valor when it comes to my own meanderings.

    3. Having odds-n-ends jars for different styles od tobacco makes sense.

    4. Yes, EF goes back into its own tin forevermore.

    In summary: lesson learned and a good idea gained.

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    I call my Odds&Ends mixture Toaster Leavin's (as a tribute to my hero- Al Bundy). I have no idea how many blends are in it but it's developing into an interesting melange. Had some yesterday and it was not bad at all.
    I just tried Erinmore Flake for the first time and was surprised how much I liked it. After reading about the "Juicy Fruit" tin note and taste I find that I don;t get that at all. It smokes well in my Nording Signature. I'm not sure if I'll buy it again but my curiosity has been satisfied. BTW, any remnants of the tin will go into the jar. What the heck.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 1 year ago #
  34. mlyvers

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    i find that erinmore flakes odor will disapate over time. i also find that if you let the flakes dry, you will taste pure tobacco flavor. hey guys as for the mixture, i like mixing a tin of erinmore mixture with mcclellands red cake. sometimes this brand gets a bad rape. i do understand that some folks just do not care for either one, that`s ok by me. i also keep a bits and peices jar. i like the different mixes.

    take care.
    mike.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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