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SPC Plum Pudding

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  • Started 9 months ago by exbenedict
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  1. exbenedict

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    Ok, this may sound a bit weird, but I opened my first tine of SPC Plum Pudding and have smoked a few bowls of it, and it tastes very odd to me. It leaves, what I can only describe as, a film on my mouth and tongue while and after smoking that tastes vaguely of some sort of chemical cleaner. It doesn't smoke very well, even after drying, and I'm wondering if it's just a bad tin,or has anyone else encountered this problem?

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  2. kaleehb

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    One of my favorite blends. This does not sound characteristic of the Plum Pudding I've smoked. Granted, some tobaccos just do not agree with some people. I foresee a trade in your near future...cheers!

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    Much as I wanted to I do not care for it either. I jarred and it and will revisit. Loved the tin note.

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    I agree Benedict-ex. Plum Pudding has never tasted good to me and I also noted a film like residue on the palate.

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    Interesting.

    Although I much prefer Mississippi River, I have several tins of Plum Pudding and enjoy it very much in the cooler months.

    The only issue I ever had was tongue bite if I pushed it too hard but never any negative aftertaste like that you speak off.

    Will have to smoke some I already have open tomorrow and see.

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    I have Plum Pudding aging. This won't hurry me opening it.

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    Plum Pudding is something I gushed over when I first tried it. Nowadays I'm really trying to taste more blends and found out the ones I like before they go hasta la vista.

    Maybe it's a you thing. Maybe something funky on Sutliff's end. Maybe trade it or return. Maybe jar it up and try it later. Maybe you'll always hate it and you'll smoke it as the last thing left in your cellar after the apocalypse.

    Either way, it's a shame it didn't agree with you.

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    I've got quite a bit of Plum Pudding and Plum Pudding SR. I just finished a bowl of Special Reserve, and I didn't notice any mouth film, or off taste. I really like Plum Pudding AND Mississippi River; they're different enough to smoke on different occasions. Looking forward to seeing how it ages, and stocking up.

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    Plum Pudding is my favorite. No film, just smokey yumminess.

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    Mississippi River is my favorite, but I do like Plum Pudding as well. No odd taste or film at all.

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    Doesn't sound like any Plum Pudding I've ever smoked. I would say try it in a different pipe, and if that doesn't work, set it aside for a while and come back to it later.

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    SPC Plum Pudding is one of my favorite blends!

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    I've jarred it up and am going to let it sit for a few months and see what happens. I am not one to give up on a blend right away, but we'll see what happens. Cheers!

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    Is there such a thing as an acquired taste for certain tobaccos? I know certain things are really good once you have had enough of it and acquire the taste, but not too sure how many bad bowls I'd want to put up with to get there. Maybe it would be better come winter. I know my palate greatly increases and changes come winter. Something that smells/tastes bad in the heat of summer usually is quite different in the winter for me. Hope it works out for you!

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    Not sure about the "film" you experienced...... But Plum Pudding was a very middle of the road Balkan for me. Definitely an enjoyable smoke, but nothing spectacular after all the hype I'd read. Sorry about your bad experience, ship the rest to me and I'll test it thoroughly for you

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    Love plumb pudding. Wondering if halitosis could be the culprit here?

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    Got some on order...looking forward to popping the tin.

    Anything like Bengal Slices?

    And how is the PP SR different from regular Plum Pudding?

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    Halitosis eh? I don't think so.

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    exbenedict
    Maybe you need to exorcise your beard...its ghosted.

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    Haha. Just trolling! I have smoked a few tins of SPC Plumb Pudding and have never noticed a chemical taste or mouth film. I love the stuff.

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    I never tried plum pudding but I think I know what you mean with the "coating" feeling. I get that from Syrian Latakia. I enjoyed Wilderness and the older GLP Syrian blends...but they seem to Shellac my mouth! Very odd...must be a chemistry thing.

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    A film coating is a sensation I associate with Cavandish, Propolyne Glycol and an accelerant in the new formulation of green tip matches (last few months). I don’t have any experience with any SPC blends unfortunately. Cavendish is the usual culprit in my case and is something I’ve learned to roll with as some blends I really dig use it to good effect, like watch city 558.

    I wonder, OP, if you’ve experienced something similar in another blend?

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    exbenedict
    Maybe you need to exorcise your beard...its ghosted.

    cossackjack:

    My beard is flame retardant, exorcised monthly, and fed regularly

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    Plum Pudding and SR are straight-up Balkans. So not at all like Mississippi River.
    Balkans can be very dry to the taste (as well as smokey) and maybe that's the filminess (ala Boston's comment)?!

    "If you see something... pipe up."
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    I just got some from smoking pipes and I like it. I may even order some more to cellar away.

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    I’ve got a pretty good stack of Mississippi River and Plum Puddding, regular & special reserve, put away in the cellar. It should have about three years on it now. I remember it being a rather pleasant smoke but now I need to crack a tin for a revisit.

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    I only like the Special Reserve.

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    I smoked my first bowl of Plum Pudding tonight and thought it was absolutely terrible. The tin note was like a HS locker room and the flavor was overwhelming and something in it tasted like plastic. On top of it all, it gave me a headache. BUT, I am obviously in the minority as PP is a huge success. So, I'm learning that just because everybody else likes it, doesn't mean I will.

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    So, I'm learning that just because everybody else likes it, doesn't mean I will.

    Yeah well, you're not alone. I don't care for it either (Special Reserve). Like taking a bite out of a bar of soap. Maybe a year or twenty in a jar will change things.

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    Haven't had Plum Pudding or Mississippi River for a couple of years, but I like them both well enough to stock up on them. They, along with Maltese Falcon, Lagonda, Quiet Nights, Chelsea Morning, and Frog Morton on the Town (RIP), constitute my favorites when I wanted to break from Westminster and MM965. Together, these make up well over half of my cellar.

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    I have an 8 oz tin of this. I really should have it since it’s one of those cardboard tins.

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    "Haven't had Plum Pudding or Mississippi River for a couple of years, but I like them both well enough to stock up on them. They, along with Maltese Falcon, Lagonda, Quiet Nights, Chelsea Morning, and Frog Morton on the Town (RIP), constitute my favorites when I wanted to break from Westminster and MM965. Together, these make up well over half of my cellar."

    @ Checotah

    I think we are pretty much spirit animals as these are all of my favorites. If you haven't tried Samarra by GL Pease, try some of that. I wish I could smoke English/Balkan's more but the heat in central Texas dictates I smoke more Virginias/VaPers

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop smoking my pipe
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    @jmsmitty6,
    I'll have to give that a try. As you can tell, Greg's blends constitute a large part of my preferences.

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  34. blackadderlxx

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    This has not been my experience with Plum Pudding

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