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Should One Designate A Pipe For Burley?

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  • Started 1 month ago by slowwideturns
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  1. slowwideturns

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    I've been diving into burley blends lately and I'm curious if you burley smokers designate for it.

    j.k. livin'... the j's for just the k's for keep
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  2. haparnold

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    I confess I'm not the kind of smoker who can try a blend and tell you what side of the hill the leaf I'm smoking was grown on, but I usually find it doesn't heavily ghost any of my pipes. I usually smoke burleys in a pipe which otherwise takes Virginias. I'm sure others with more sensitive palates might consider this heresy, but it works for me.

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  3. cosmicfolklore

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    That is totally up to you. But, I can't help but wonder what you mean by burley. Most are rather aromatic, but some can be stout straight burleys. Do you mean that you smoke Prince Albert and codger burleys or like Aged Burley Flake or Burley Flake #1?
    If you're smoking the more aromatic stuff, you might want to consider dedicating a pipe. But, if you mean a more natural flavor burley, then you could probably alternate that easily with VaPers and Englishes with no flavor carryover at all. My codger blend pipe keeps a constant aromatic odor to it, and would definitely ghost anything else that I smoke in that pipe next.

    But, there's no rules. Some guys like the carryover flavors from a ghosted pipe.

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    I do not dedicate pipes for burley. Just try and smoke in a pipe that hasn’t seen Latakia. And, burley does not ghost. Of course, that assumes it is not aromatic like cosmic discussed.

    Neal
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    As mentioned above, non aromatic burleys can smoke in anything unlesss you have a very sensitive palate
    I have a burley dedicated pipe that I use but I also mix it into other pipes as needed. I am a dedicate a style to a pipe kind of guy but burley doesn’t ghost. Have fun

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  6. mso489

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    Cosmic, seanv and others sorted it out pretty well. You might want to designate pipes for certain aromatics that tend to flavor future bowls, but unflavored burley doesn't require designation of pipes. Unless ... there may be some people with excruciatingly sensitive sensory equipment, or extravagant imaginations, that might attain better smoking by having a separate burley pipe or pipes. Whatever the base tobacco, I think it is a good idea to designate a pipe for Lakeland aromatics, famous for ghosting.

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  7. cigrmaster

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    I don't smoke a straight burley but I do smoke my share of Vaburs. I dedicate a good number of pipes to that category.

    Harris
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  8. samuelgawith01

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    I designate. Straight,full on Burley with no essence gets certain pipes.

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  9. blackadderlxx

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    I kind of do. The only real heavy Burley blend I smoke is ABF and that smokes great in my falcon, so my falcon is my Burley pipe now.

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  10. ernieq

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    It depends on how the blend in cased, but in general most Burley is pretty benign. Rum tends to leave a soapy flavor/aroma in the pipe, so you may want to look out for any leaf cured in it.

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  11. virginialover

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    As a mainly Virginia tobacco smoker, I tend to have separate pipes for Burley, Semois and Kentucky.

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