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R.I.P. Motzek Strang

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  1. arno665

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    Dutch pipe smoker forum member Huub is active on several German fora and there he read this quote:

    Der Strang ist aus dem Programm genommen worden und wird nicht mehr produziert!!!!!!!!! (The Strang has been taken out of the assortment and is no longer being produced!!!!!!!!!)

    We already knew Motzek was retiring and searching for a successor, but now he seemed to have finally pulled the plug on the Strang. Hopefully he finds a successor who will also start up the little tobacco factory again.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Sad news indeed. Instant unobtainium.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    If true, quite a loss. It will make for some very unhappy campers around here.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    We anticipated this news once he announced his retirement. And so another outstanding blend disappears. I suppose it's just a matter of time before the price gouging from cellars begins.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    None is leaving my cellar simply to gain filthy lucre. It only leaves smoke first.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Holy crap, glad I have some left...

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    The rolls appear to be gone, but the loose cut is still available. So far I haven't found it particularly good, but I'll give it a few more tries to see if something emerges. I have plenty in the cellar but it's nothing that I'll miss.

    As for gouging? Sure, why not? People seem to be lining up to be gouged in this hobby. What do you think, $75 an inch?

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    Posted 3 years ago #
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    We know gouging will happen. That's why I haven't reported that it was discontinued, though I had known about it for a while. I didn't want to see another round Penzance-like threads going on to pump up the price of the stash that some will end up exploiting.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I am not sure I can agree that willfully paying any price, even outrageously high ones, is tantamount to be exploited.
    Still, I'm sorry to see it go. Perhaps some high prices in the sure to follow frenzy will prompt a future revival.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    As time passes, new blends will come. Give it time folks. As for the retiring blender, hope he enjoys his well earned rest and comfort!

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Has Motzek made any official statement or said directly to anyone that the Strang is being discontinued, or is this just another rumor. Nate posted that he was told by Motzek that their current production was aging and would be available early next year. Was this a deception? Is Strang's demise a rumor, or actual.

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    I have enough for one bowl from a sample graciously sent to me by a forum member, I'll have to pick a time to be able to sit and enjoy it as it will probably be my last. A very enjoyable smoke, hopefully someone will step up and continue to make this.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    None is leaving my cellar simply to gain filthy lucre. It only leaves smoke first.

    Yep! Same here ... or to give out samples for free.

    People seem to be lining up to be gouged in this hobby. What do you think, $75 an inch?

    I heard a similar statement during my last trip through Nevada ...

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Maybe Chris Tarler and/or Sykes Wilford have an opportunity to buy a recipe.

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    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I was gifted 2 bowls of Motzec Strang a couple months ago. I had been saving it. I smoked some in a small Falcon Bowl after cleaning it thoroughly for a pristine taste. Really was good and a nice Nic effect as well. I have one more bowl.

    Are those Tobacco Brownies?
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    This thread could use a serious change in title. My first thought was that Motzek himself had died.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    kcghost, me also. Thought he had passed away. Glad to read that was not the case!

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    RIP Motzek
    vs
    RIP Motzek Strang
    ?

    Nate @ Moody AL
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    nate how about motzek strange retires. Simple and not dead lol.

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    Yeah, I thought Nate's massive order pushed Mr. Motzek over the edge. Glad to hear he is well.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Lol yeah that works to!

    Peck, so in effect, you are responsible for his retirement six degrees of separation and all

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I've got my finger over the order button. Even though it's the mixture version, I'd still like to try this stuff before it goes.

    Thing is, with the original blender retired, will this really be the same tobacco as before?

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Looks like someone took over the business. Good luck.

    Javan
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Great link physicsman.

    Dot
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Looks like someone took over the business.

    Yes, and the first thing he did was set up PayPal!!!!

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I have never had the pleasure... could someone describe Moztek Strang tobacco please? What's it like, what kind of blend is it, etc?

    “Deep peace of the running wave to you.
 Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
 Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
 Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
    Deep peace of the infinite peace to you." - Fiona Macleod
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    It's a unique va/per/bur made by a tiny shop in Germany, by the previous owner Herbert Motzek. It was available in either uncut rope or coins. IMO it was the finest va/per I've ever smoked. He recently retired and sold his shop and many of us are eagerly awaiting production from new ownership.

    REVIEW

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I never got a chance to try this, but it sounded right up my alley. I hope the new owners will revive it.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Nate,
    Many thanks!
    Jerry

    Posted 2 years ago #

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