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Smell of GL Pease Gaslight

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  1. skeeter456

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    What should gl pease gaslight smell like? I just opened my first tin of it and it smelled like latakia/musk. I cant see any mold but sure as heck smells of it. Also the tobacco is squshy like a sponge in its orginal plug form and not hard, is that normal?

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  2. seacaptain

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    It should small just like a pile of burning yard leaves. At least that what I think it smells like.

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    Do you have a picture of what you mean by squishy like a sponge? It shouldn't be "wet", but the cake is certainly on the moist side out of the can, it does need some drying time.

    Otherwise, the smells you mention are spot on. And seacaptain mentions yard leaves, that's probably fair as well. I often get a smell of Creosote, it has a strong, smoky smell, and can smell like a fresh-paved driveway made of asphalt. As gross as that sounds, it's actually wonderful. I love the stuff and cellar it very deep.

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    Hmm... Pics?

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    Get it drying, and when dry, cut some slices and see how it smells then. Probably okay.

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    A few months ago I had a tin of Gaslight that smelled just like asphalt. I tried to smoke a bit of it.
    And it tasted very acrid.
    I left the tin open for about four days and tried it again the acrid asphalt smell and tase subsided
    and I was able to taste the Latakia Oriental Turkish tobacco.
    Now that it has about seven months of jar aging it tastes even better and it has mellowed a bit from the first few times
    I smoked it.

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  7. metalheadycigarguy

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    Well, I can't say that's normal but it doesn't mean its bad either. Mine smells like a campfire or burning leaves like Seacaptain suggested. Mine is pretty firm, so not sure why yours feels like a sponge unless it's overly moist. Let it dry out for a bit and fire it up. If you get sick don't smoke it anymore. If you die, well you won't have to worry about smoking it anymore.

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    It's been a while, but I seem to recall the smell being strong and doused fire smokey with some petrol type of note deep down.

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    I just opened up a tin that’s been closed since 2015, smells pretty horrible to me. Quiet nights has a similar smell as well.

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    Snowhill nailed it. It's been awhile since I've had Gaslight,but it does smell a bit like gas. Hence, Gaslight!

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    Often there's no correlation to how it smells in the tin and how it smells when smoked or aged, or fresh-aired.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Often there's no correlation to how it smells in the tin and how it smells when smoked or aged, or fresh-aired.

    Tru dat!

    But as a smoke, a dry Eng/Lat thingy.

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    I just opened up a tin that’s been closed since 2015, smells pretty horrible to me. Quiet nights has a similar smell as well.

    You should smell a tin of Dunghill Nightcrap if you think those are bad.

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    My wife informed me it smells like a burning dog turd

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    Did you ask your wife how she knows what a burning dog turd smells like? Has she been the one running around the neighborhood pranking neighbors with the burning bag of poo!

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    Out of the tin ? Delightful, rich, deep stout, a bit of a cigar smell to me.

    The strange but pleasant odor? a scent of lighter fluid.

    It took me a while to like this blend and I found the best preparation was to slice in into flakes (agaist the grain/layers) then leave it out a bit (15-20 minutes),then lighty rub it out and pack it loose. Puff slow, if you puff too fast it's becomes a latakia-bomber.

    The cakes I have are moist but if squeezed there's just a tad of "give' to them. I wouldn't call it spongy at all.

    The smoking experience? Deep, heavy and rich, some cocoa, coffee with a tad of menthol-ness to it. Not an every day smoke for me but a real nice smoke on occasion. I tasted some burley in there but it's not isted in the ingedients. It also seemed higher in nicotine than most of GLP blends. It reminded me a bit like UK's Warrior Plug. Great after taste too.

    Fire some up.

    sidenote: lol@ turd comment

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    Just tried this today for the first time...my technique preparing and packing leave much too be desired...smoked a large bowl for about an hour...excellent taste, really enjoyed it, but oh man did I get a nicotine surge when I finished that kicked my ass.

    I’ll take a little more caution with preparation and smoking next time, but there will definitely be a next time.

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    davet, I think a high proportion of Latakia guarantees a displeased wife. Even wives who are tolerant of their guys smoking indoors don't like Latakia, mostly.

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    One of my cigar smoking friends told me that the Latakia smelled "offensive". I'll be honest, I didn't get it the first time I smoked, definitely took sometime to enjoy.

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    Creosote. Unsmokable, nasty creosote. But then I put it in a pipe and it's creamy, smoky, and incredibly different from anything else I've smoked. FWIW, I love it.

    I had some Low Country Waccamaw that was green and nasty. I almost wretched at the smell. I should have asked for a replacement instead of throwing it out. Mold has a very unique smell and it takes over the entire tin. If it's not white, green, etc., it may not be mold, but just something you've never smelled before.

    Post pics and everyone will have an opinion.

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  21. disinformatique

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    It is supposed to smell like Latakia Musty Goodness. I call it the younger version of Quiet Nights.

    Jar it and leave it alone for 2 weeks and then smoke it.

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  22. redglow

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    Love Gas Light. Two thumbs up

    I cut a couple of slices and let it dry on a plate for 10 or 15 minutes.

    Stoke the pipe and revel in the thick, velvety goodness.

    I like to open the tin just to inhale the mixture of what seems to me like a mixture of raisins, blacktop, dates and spices.

    Very unique and incredible tobacco.

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    The plugs I’ve had have been dense. I get creosote, leather and spices upon opening the tin or jar. My method to prepare is cutting a flake then cube cutting that. I will let it dry for 15 to 30 minutes.

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    You folks must live in a dry climate! Or drying indoors with central heating cranked up a bit. The half pound tin I opened a few days ago does have a very pungent odor, and I am just getting used to the taste while smoking. It's also even wetter than some Esotericas I've had.

    I've broken up one cake to let it dry more uniformly, and now wondering how best to prep the leaf. Right now scissors seem to be the way, as I don't have a guillotine handy. Ideas?

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    It's been a couple of years since I smoked Gaslight, I can't remember, is it a whole leaf plug or is it more of a crumble cake? I remember it coming in two small chunks but I want to say it was more of a very dense crumble cake rather than a plug but I could be wrong.

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    That was the 2nd blend I purchased when I started. Smelt kinda like kerosene or old railroad ties to me but was a good smoke.

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    That was the 2nd blend I purchased when I started. Smelt kinda like kerosene or old railroad ties to me but was a good smoke.

    This! I have to pop the tin and let it air a bit.

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    Gaslight has one of the best tin notes I've ever experienced......... Love the stuff!!

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    Yes, it's a plug. Last bowl of it knocked the crap out of me. Maybe red Virginias and I don't get along.

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    Gregs best blend IMO.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Gasoline, tar, creosote, smokey leaves.....pure heaven.


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    I like a rough cube cut and a bit of a dry time on this one. One of my favorites for sure.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  33. mso489

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    I'm not a Lat bomb fan. A measured amount as a condiment is often good or excellent. I do tire of Lat and Per used in too many blends as default condiments. When used right, they are among the best, but when dusted into every blend, they're kind of ordinary. There are many other condiment tobaccos that can be used with or without Lat or Per that provide a wider range of flavors.

    Posted 6 months ago #

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