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Samuel Gawith Tins And Boxes Back At P&C

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  1. deathmetal

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    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

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    Not just that. They also made a price drop. Earlier this year Smoking Pipes dropped their prices lower than P&C's. Now P&C has done the same. The P&C prices are now lower than Smoking Pipes. Gotta love a price war.

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    Great prices, all in stock. Gotta love it.

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    I got a little order in. Some to try, some to cellar. Also bought my first tin of Black Frigate...I want to see what all the hubbub is about. Lol

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    Gotta love a price war.

    The power of competition in the markets can be a beautiful thing.

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    Funny talking about price wars, 4noggins has 250gram boxes for 32$, 4$ cheaper than p&c. Then smokingpipes is 31$

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    Yeah. I'll stick with P&C.

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    Picked up 3 tins of FVF.

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    @ Andy ... Was that a typo? P&C is 30.79 for a box, that's cheaper than anybody. Smoking Pipes is 31.21 a box. It's funny that P&C sold out of all their boxes of FVF already and Smoking Pipes has 235 boxes on hand right now.

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    This is good news for me as though it's British made tobacco, I for some reason prefer to buy the American versions

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    Jay.

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    There are no "American versions" of SG blends. Some or even most are totally unique with literally nothing comparable from any U.S. blenders.

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    @mtinner yeah weird that's what it said on my phone, checked it twice to be sure, good news if it's a typo for sure. Just checked it's 1792 that's cheapest at sp which I looked at

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    Mawnamsmiff is referring to prices I think

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    Gotcha.

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    Right on Andy...you got it chum. Mad as it is, it's a fact that its cheaper in the US.

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    Trying several for the 1st time.

    At least one of them is sold out already...

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    I wish this stuff wasn't so god damn wet when you open it. Orlik can get it right, why can't these guys? Even K&K serves them moist, but not dripping wet. I opened one tin of of Squadron Leader and it literally had standing water in it.


    So you say you can drink? Well, I'm from Wisconsin. Try to keep up.
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    ^^^ I've never had any near that wet before.

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    "I opened one tin of of Squadron Leader and it literally had standing water in it."

    Something of an exaggeration methinks

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    Bought a box of Skiff Mixture.

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    Hey, "literally" is the new "figuratively."

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    Wouldn't you expect to find a skiff floating in water?

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    I need to figure out how to type the sound of giving somebody a "raspberry".

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    "I opened one tin of of Squadron Leader and it literally had standing water in it."

    Something of an exaggeration methinks

    Not an exaggeration. I poured 3-4 tablespoons of liquid out of a tin of SL. It was a one time occurrence, but their tins are far too wet, all the time.

    Hey, "literally" is the new "figuratively."

    Yes, it is. I am aware of this recent phenomenon and I literally know the the definition of both words, and literally use them correctly, always. Also, my head didn't literally explode, it was figurative.

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    Yes, it is. I am aware of this recent phenomenon and I literally know the the definition of both words, and literally use them correctly, always. Also, my head didn't literally explode, it was figurative.

    Glad to hear it! About your head and word usage, I mean, not the SL - that's crazy. Could you tell if it was water or PG or ?

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    I found my raspberry for Dan.

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    Could you tell if it was water or PG or ?

    I'm not sure what PG is. It was just a really, really wet tin of SL, it tasted fine, It was sealed, just wet as can be. Gawith tins are always way too wet, in my opinion, but this was ridiculous. Again, it was a one time occurrence.

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    PG = Propylene glycol...it is used in the tobacco industry as a humectant, that is to say it is designed to prevent cheap tobaccos from drying out whilst they spend months or even years sat on the shelves of tobacconists.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propylene_glycol

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    I poured 3-4 tablespoons of liquid out of a tin of SL.

    You may have rubbed it out too vigorously.

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    You may have rubbed it out too vigorously.

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    Wow. Just wow.

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    I knew there was a reason I like that guy.

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    PG = Propylene glycol...it is used in the tobacco industry as a humectant, that is to say it is designed to prevent cheap tobaccos from drying out whilst they spend months or even years sat on the shelves of tobacconists.

    Thanks for the knowledge.

    You may have rubbed it out too vigorously.

    I've been known to do that, a lot.

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    P&C's prices are odd. BBF is $36 for a box while FVF is $31 per box (prices rounded up).

    I would also say their Lakeland Dark is WAYYYY over priced! At the time of this post it is priced at $9,999.99 (must of have a couple years of age on it.)

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    "At the time of this post it is priced at $9,999.99 (must of have a couple years of age on it.)"

    Either that Hawky or the price includes shares in the company

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    Grabbed two more boxes of 1792 Flake from SPC.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
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    Grabbed 16 boxes of FVF, and 4 boxes of St James Flake from P&C with a 20% discount thank you card.

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    Wow, well done on getting your money's worth out of the 20%!

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    Then they came up with this flash sale the next day.
    I don't know how to put it up here like DM did.

    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/15eb84c9e442efe5

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    Thanks DM, you done good. Splain it to me sometime.

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    Thanks DM, you done good. Splain it to me sometime.

    Here you go:

    How to make a clickable image

    Javan
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    Yay, I learned a new trick!

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    The only SG blend that I've gotten overly moist is St. James Flake. While I'd rather not pay for water, SJF is an astonishingly good high perique flake by virtue, I think, of SG's steaming. I simply dry down 500g at a time to a point where my thumb can discern moisture as it is rubbed down the flake and jar. In this regard I don't understand those who feel they have to dry the tobacco down two a level two and three times below how it comes from the manufacturer. Tobacco smokes fine for me at a variety of levels, and I only add or subtract moisture when the variation is more than moderate.

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    In this regard I don't understand those who feel they have to dry the tobacco down two a level two and three times below how it comes from the manufacturer.

    We always get someone that doesn't understand us. It's really not hard. The drier the tobacco is, the less steam you have, thus... the less tongue bite. I prefer mine bone dry and packed tight as hell. That's just the way I've seen men smoke growing up, and to me the ones that smoke it all wet and goopy out of the package look strange to me. So... do we have a 6 or 9?

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    Thanks Javy... I saved the page.

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    The drier the tobacco is, the less steam you have, thus... the less tongue bite. I prefer mine bone dry and packed tight as hell.

    What he said...

    Russ

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    Less moisture = less steam = more flavour with less or no gurgling. Dry tobacco is the way to go.

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    Works well with Semois.

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    Less moisture = less steam = more flavour with less or no gurgling. Dry tobacco is the way to go.

    The question is:

    How do you dry 1Q?

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    I'm thinking anything that doesn't want to dry naturally, should be nuked in a microwave for a few seconds with the tobacco sitting on a couple layers of paper towel.

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    We have one of those electric radiators in the kitchen. During the winter I use it to dry my tobacco, I simply put a paper towel on the radiator and put the tobacco on it. Depending on the moisture level of the tobacco, it takes me 20 to 60 seconds to dry it. I had no success with 1Q, it won't dry out. I've just remembered that lovely smell rising from the top of the radiator while drying the tobacco, irresistible.

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    The flash sale is almost over... That was fun...

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    I enjoy a lot of blends on the somewhat drier side, but if you smoke aros a lot the flavor can dissipate it it's too dry. Some super wet ones don't need to be dried out anyway, like Molto Dolce. Burns fine, maybe because they use alcohol as part of the topping?

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    "Burns fine, maybe because they use alcohol as part of the topping?"

    Interesting theory Lazar but wouldn't any alcohol evaporate at the first light and continue to do so further down the bowl? That said, I do know alcohol is often used as a carrier for flavourings.

    I could be way off of course.

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    Good point... I prefer to believe it's something at least vaguely natural that helps it burn, though. The stuff is so wet it leaves a thick gooey residue in the bag.

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    I don't get why people complain about moisture. The whole point is it comes wet so you can dry it to the level you prefer. Once it's dry that's it, rehydrating schmydrating

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    All tobacco is rehydrated before being blended, it comes down to getting your money's worth, especially in places you get taxed like crazy. I don't like my tobacco crispy, I like it a bit spongy to minimize the dust that settles from the broken bits when it's too dry

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