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Snowy Weather Smoke

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  1. chasingembers

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    So I wake up to a nice blanket of snow here in central Kentucky, and raid my cellar for my typical cold weather tobacco (anything with a good amount of latakia). Anyway, it got me to thinking what kinds of tobacco others consider to be a good cold weather smoke.

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  2. derfargin

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    I think anything you decided to put in your pipe is a great cold weather smoke.....As long as it's Gaslight.

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    I like gaslight too. Burning Balkan Sobraine in a Weaver right now with a cup of Earl Grey.

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    I really enjoy a snowy night with a bowl of Bagpiper's Dream and a big glass of Warre's Warrior port. Bald Headed Teacher is my go-to lunting tobacco.

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    It's been a bit chilly for this time of year up here in Cleveland, too. I smoke primarily Virginias, Latakia, and Burleys - with the occasional Cavendish aromatic. But since the temps have gotten below 32 degrees, I haven't touched the aros. it's been heavier blends. I couldn't agree more with the Gaslight recommendation, unless it were the occasional change of pace with Aged Burley Flake.

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    Latakia is great in the snow, but gimme a good stout British plug in a Falcon and I'm in heaven. G&H Dark Plug, McQuaid Plug, Warrior Plug, or my new fave Revor Plug will all kick your butt in the snow.

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    or my new fave Revor Plug will all kick your butt in the snow

    Please tell me about this one. Is the Gawith the same as Samuel Gawith? Or a completely different company?

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    Like I mentioned in the other cold-weather-smoke-thread, McClelland Wilderness ROCKS!

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    Keep 'em coming. I see a big TAD attack coming on!

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    Hey, andya27-- G&H and SG are two different companies that branched off from one firm MANY years ago. They're both in or around Kendal and they both make great baccy. Their blending and flavoring style are different from each other to me. I prefer the straight Virginias of Samuel, but don't like the way they scent their flavored blends. Just the opposite with Gawith & Hoggarth-- LOVE their Lakeland scented stuff but a little bored with the straight Vas. Ymmv, of course.

    Revor Plug, only available in the UK I think, is a stout mildly scented dark plug. Easy to prepare and quite cool and smooth, it is also loaded with tobacco flavor and nicotine and will sit your ass DOWN if you're not careful with it. It's flavoring is remarkable, strange, and unique. I love it!

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    One of my favorite winter blends is my 2010 Christmas Cheer.

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    When it's really cold I enjoy Vintage Syrian and Jackknife Plug.

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    We got 3" Sunday and I've been into the heavy on Latakia blends big time for the last couple of weeks.

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    Latakia hits the spot in cold weather, but beyond that I don't really have a preference. Plugs and flakes I find to be richer in general, so anything that's a latakia forward blend with some orientals in a plug or flake form is just perfect for the winter months.

    That being said, there's something to be said for a sweeter flake to be smoked for the winter too. Something with Virginia, Perique, and a little Cavendish. I like turning to my stash of Orlik Brown Sliced to do the trick...it works wonders.

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    You guys are not gonna like this, but when its really cold out my favorite is Prince Albert.

    #1 Because I am smoking in my recliner, in the house.
    #2 My wife finds it "a little less offensive".

    (She has almost come to the point of saying she enjoys the smell, almost) Seems both our grandfathers
    enjoyed it in their day. And now that we are grandparents I guess she lets me skate by...

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    For the love of all that is, don't smoke any Fayyum Kake outside in the cold. It's too damn good and you'll never want to stop. Had my first bowl of it outside in the cold this weekend... yup, too good.

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    Tashkent all this week save one small bowl of Gaslight.

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    Your favorite tobacco, no matter what it is, will only be better in the snow.
    My current favorite is Old Dark Fired. Just be sure to dress for the conditions.

    (Cool picture, coalsmoke.)

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    No snow yet here on Long Island, but it has been cold. I have been smoking McClelland's Craftsbury Frog Morton Cellar with extra McClellan Bulk 5110 for the extra Latakia, and right now I am drinking Home Made Hot Chocolate with Baileys Irish Cream

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    You guys are not gonna like this, but when its really cold out my favorite is Prince Albert.

    Seagull...in the pic of me in the snow that I posted earlier, I had just finished cleaning off the Jeep for a run to the grocery store. What did I pack that Stanwell with? PA! Easy, no fuss smoke that I like in any any weather.

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    we had a light dusting here in the city of albuquerque yesterday morning. The mountains got hit pretty good. I enjoy a bowl of Kentucky Coins. I think its a newminister bulk blend that my local BM re named. Cant wait for some good, cold weather!

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    Bosun Cut Plug, smooth, rich, full of nicotine. Great cold weekend smoke.

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    McClelland Blue Mountain is my favorite, followed VERY closely by Boswell Northwoods, then it's on to Sam Gawith Balkan Flake, Mac Baren Old Dark Fired, H&H Mazatec, all of the Frogs, Mac Baren Latakia Flake and HH Vintage Syrian, Butera Pelican, Sam Gawith Navy Flake ect. !

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    Bulldogbriar89. Might I suggest something? I love Bailey's as well, however, one 750 ml bottle costs about 25 dollars. Whereas a 4pk of 100 ml plastic bottles is 6-7 dollars. so two 4-pks yields 50ml more for about 10 bucks less. I love the cream, but I'm not willing to spend half the cost of the product just paying for a bottle.

    That being said, I will have to try some of the Frog Morton blends. I have heard great things about them.

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    Burned some Pirate Kake with a warm Irish coffee on the front porch this morning while watching the snow. Still quite pleasant even though it was only 17 degrees.

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    Griff lucky for me I am a good friend to the owner of the liquor store I shop at and as a b-day gift I payed $15 for 1 and got a bottle of wine free ,(and it was a good bottle of wine not some cheap crap.)

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