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TAD Meltdown

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  • Started 4 months ago by shermnatman
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  1. shermnatman

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    After trying, and being wonderfully surprised by how much I enjoyed Daughters & Ryan's Two-Timer - a very simple and straight-ahead, twice-toasted Burley mixture - at last Wednesday night's weekly smoker, I just put in an order for their full line of tinned tabaks - sans any "light" variations of the regular-strength versions of a specific mixture they offer.

    So, come this Wednesday and my mailman's knock upon my door, my D&R supply will jump from 1 tin to 21 tins.

    I thank (or blame) our fellow good-member NewBroom for putting the bug in my ear about looking into other D&R offerings; which caused me to recall how surprised I was by D&R's Two-Timer when I smoked it last Wednesday night passed, as I perused all the descriptions of the Daughters & Ryan offerings.

    This, along with the fact that most of the D&R tins only run in the $5-6 range... and possibly, I was operating under an accidental overdose of C&D's Black Frigate at the time I decided to pull the trigger on 20 un-sampled tabaks. - Sherm Natmen

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  2. redglow

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    I have to keep forcing myself NOT to buy anymore tobacco. Got a pound and a half of Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake on Wednesday. That night, put a 17 ounce bag of Rattray's Marlin Flake in the "shopping cart" and stared at it for about 30 minutes before "cooler heads prevailed" and I deleted it and quickly turned off my computer.

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  3. cortezattic

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    NewBroom is the classic enabler. I'm a Two Timer Gold lover myself. It's just a tad sweeter.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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  4. virginialover

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    Begone TAD!

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    I was operating under an accidental overdose of C&D's Black Frigate at the time

    This should read: I was acting under withdrawal symptoms from C&D's Black Frigate at the time. There is no such thing as too much Black Frigate and lord knows it sure wasn't accidental.

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  6. xingpao

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    My TAD was out of control last night but I could not pass up the blends I was able to acquire.

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    I could be wrong since it's somewhat of an experiment, but I too was recently introduced Two-Timer, and I've had it around for two or three months (I think it's been) and so help me, I do believe it has improved in just that time, the toasty-ness has mellowed, the two burley's have melded, and the blend has sweetened. Thanks to jiminks and Cosmic for their recommendations.

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    Ive never tried D&R Tobaccos. They used to be a roll your own tobacco company and I guess I’ve just never got passed that. I have no need to try any new blends as I’ve already tried plenty and now I’m just settling into the blends I’ve come to love. I have heard great things about the company and I know now they are a legitimate pipe tobacco company, one of the rare breeds to actually switch over into the pipe tobacco industry so I applaud him for that.

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  9. sablebrush52

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    If you like Va/Pers you could do much worse than any of the D&R Rimboché blends, not to mention Mark's involvement with the very popular RO Acadian and RO Perique tobaccos. VIP and the Raccoon series are also worth a look. Also, D&R's Blender's Bench offerings provide access to blending tobaccos that you're not going to find through the usual online sources, like 10 year barrel aged Perique, ten year aged Yenidge and other components that are used in commercial blends but not usually made available to the public. Blenders Bench you find at the pipe shows that Mark attends. Mark is the major player in supplying Periques through his company, L.A. Poche. And he also supplies other high grade tobaccos to the trade, some of which he also uses in his D&R blends. I've been fortunate to pick up some fantastic Orientals and Periques from Mark over the years.

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
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  10. chasingembers

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    Sherm, you're okay. All together I bought 50 pounds of tobacco last week!

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    All together I bought 50 pounds of tobacco last week!

    I'm a rank amateur by comparison.

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    I'm rank by comparison....

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    I'm a rank amateur by comparison.

    I don't even know where that came from. It started with ten pounds of Balkan Supreme that turned into twenty. P&C had that Lane appreciation sale and I bought five pounds of LBF and LTF. Then all of the Gawith drops happened and Tobacco Pipes had that 10% off all tobacco sale during a Gawith drop, then Watch City got the 250g boxes of 1792. I think I snapped.

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    I think I snapped.

    The REAL tad meltdown exposed.

    Sherm's activities were only a distraction.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    You should write a book "TAD: 50 lb in 3 Easy Steps"

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    I've smoked a bunch of D&R's blends mostly out of bags.
    It took me just a bit to overcome my prejudice for inexpensive bagged and typically shag cut tobacco, but this line is exceptional from top to bottom, although, I really haven't exposed myself to their top stuff even yet.

    I've been smoking D&R blends almost exclusively for a couple of years.
    Over that time I've experimented some with mixing some of their blends and have stumbled on a mix that I have been smoking now for a few weeks or is it months?
    I use TwoTimer ( toasted burley ) 3 Sails ( straight VA's ) and Picayune ( a strong and flavorful perique blend ).
    Try it. You'll like it. Very cob friendly, and good in any pipe.

    D&R blends are shipped very dry, intentionally. I don't bother to re-hydrate. JimInks likes to, from what I've read of his reviews of many of these offerings.

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  17. chasingembers

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    The REAL tad meltdown exposed.

    Sherm's activities were only a distraction.

    You should write a book "TAD: 50 lb in 3 Easy Steps"

    I guess that's what I get for going almost a year without buying any tobacco!

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    All of my insanity aside Sherm, D&R's Three Sails is a really good and inexpensive Virginia blend.

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    Sherm, you're okay. All together I bought 50 pounds of tobacco last week!

    That's what it would cost up here.

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    That's what it would cost up here.

    Looked like this down here.

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    Looked like this down here.

    It's only herd behavior to buy at that price.

    If you were really a free-thinking individual you'd wait and buy when it reaches the Canadian price.

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    When it reaches the Canadian price, I won't need to buy anymore. Life is good in the herd. "moo"

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    ^ I bet you think triangles have 3 sides too.

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    There’s gotta be something in the air. The TAD monster is wide awake here.

    Just bought a couple of pounds of Watch City house blends... they suck. You won’t like them... I promise...

    Please God, don’t let them find these blends...

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
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    Someone please take away my internet.. TAD has already struck more than I hoped and now I come to find out I've ordered a top up of something I already reordered earlier this year.

    i keep a spreadsheet of my orders and was reviewing it last week. I made a couple of corrections, a decimal point in the wrong place and an item I could have sworn I took out of my cart at the last moment. Cut to this weekend and I reordered that very same item, as I was updating the spreadsheet today something told me to check my past orders. Sure enough the blend I thought I removed was on the order and shipped, so now I have twice as much as I thought.. I'd course I still don't trust myself, and will take a look in the cellar once I'm home.

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    ^ I bet you think triangles have 3 sides too.

    Don't be silly, that's a square. Everyone knows triangles have four sides.

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    TAD monster is wide awake here

    He’s been pillaging wallets far & wide.

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    To quote Jim Lang from the old 'The Dating Game' TV show: "And heeeeeeeeeeeeeere they are!" - Sherm Natman

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    Hey Sherm that stash looks great...now let’s triple it !!!!

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
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    Aro222 - My pal, my buddy, my Enabler! LOL! - Sherm Natman

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    My TAD for the past 30 days is out of control, but I had to take advantage of acquiring some blends when I had the chance.

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    Sherm, I highly recommend the Rimboche’ series, particularly the SJ. The price/quality ratio is unbeatable and you can heavily cellar the ones you like. Good smoking!

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    Yup. Won't be long before you just start buying the 1 lb bags and jarring them up. Congrats. Those are great blends.

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