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  • Started 6 years ago by hedonaut
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  1. hedonaut

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    Today after an eye appointment, I went out on a long cruise on my motorcycle through the countryside. It was a perfect 75 and sunny in Pennsylvania, and the ride was glorious. My destination of sorts (though I was determined to get there in the most round about way possible) was a coin shop that had recently started carrying fine tobacco. A member of the pipe club had recommended it to me, so I thought I'd check it out. I bought a few bulks and enjoyed a cigar with a few guys up there while. The owner also gifted me with a bowlful or so of Revelation from 1960. it was the real deal, madee by Phillip Morris, and praised by Einstein. I am stoked, to say the least.

    Now, the question is, what do I smoke it in. My clays, though nice, never smoke as nicely as a briar. My briars are dedicated to broad categories like burley or English. My cobs might fit the bill, as I have both an English cob and a burley one. I also have a meer I smoke burley and Virginias in. I don't have much. What do you think I should do to get the maximum out of this precious tobacco?

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    Cob.

    I have smoked a lot of Revelation, a very fine tobacco, given te right circumstances.

    I will ne'er forget my finest smoke of this blend.

    I was on my way to work, early, around 5am. It was cold, cold enough to thi Texan at least. I loaded a quick bowl of revelation in a cob, an MM Golfer from the 60s. I lit my bowl, cracked my window and was on my way. I experienced a plethora of flavors, chocolate from the burley used, a hint I Latakia, given how sparingly it was used. Nice touches of leather, fresh. Smoked it slowly, real slow, and will never forget that smoke.

    Honestly, one of the most e memorable I have ever come across.

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    A good briar. One or two bowls in a burley pipe will not cause that much, if any, ghosting.

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    I know PA is a large state but where did you find this coin shop/tobacco.

    I ask because I heard a radio ad about a similar shop not too far from me.

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    Not too much experience here but I always try my new blends in a cob, meer or both if I have enough.

    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
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    A meerschaum pipe, if maintained well and kept clean, will smoke that Revelation (or any blend) quite well, allowing you to taste the qualities of the blend in the most pure fashion.

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    I'm up in the Northeast, mmjk. I was leaning toward the meer because it lacks much of a ghost, but I'm still unsure. I'll review it soon with whatever I decide.

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