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The famous Black Frigate

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  1. seanv

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    I dedicate pipes to certain genres and some pipes to specific blends. Next week we are going on vacation for two weeks and I can only bring a select number of pipes. I am going to crack my only tin of Black Frigate while on this vacation. My question is, does Black Frigate ghost a pipe or is it fairly neutral? I don’t want to have to choose a pipe to match it with while I have only a limited stock on hand but I want to open something new and exciting while I am away. My plan is to smoke it in a dedicated Latakia pipe.

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    I don't think it ghosts a pipe at all. You should be fine with whichever you choose. Just wouldn't smoke it in any other pipe you have dedicated to like Virginias or Burleys, obviously.

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    I'm no ghost expert. I'd only worry about Lakelands aromatics and maybe Mixture No. 79, though I'm not troubled by it so far. Much depends on your sensitivity. I enjoyed a tin of Black Frigate in the recent past, and I don't have any idea which pipes I used, so I am experiencing zero ghosting, but perhaps I'm not that discerning.

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    I have 8oz of it on order but can't help you as it hasn't arrived yet.

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    I am going to Russia and Ireland in the fall. I plan on taking a couple of meerschaums and buying tobacco as I travel. The meerschaums can be smoked to no end and you don’t have to worry about poltergeist.

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    I wouldn't smoke it in a Latakia pipe. As it has very little Latakia in it, a ghost in an English dedicated pipe would likely overpower it. Can't imagine BF causing any kind of ghosting.

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    I wouldn't smoke it in a Latakia pipe.
    I was actually going to say the opposite, since you said you were going to use a latakia pipe. I was going to say you shouldn't have any problems with ghosting since you're using that pipe. But, actually, Duane is correct. Black Frigate certainly isn't a lat bomb. I like latakia, but Frigate has very little indeed. But it's that very little bit of latakia added to Black Frigate which makes it the perfect amount for that blend. A pipe dedicated to English/Balkan blends may already have an overpowering latakia ghost that will hinder you from actually tasting all that the 'Frigate' has to offer. Choose a more neutral pipe. Any ghost BF leaves, if indeed it leaves one, will likely be minor and easily exorcised.

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    Can't imagine BF causing any kind of ghosting.

    Safe to use in a VA-dedicated pipe then?

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    Safe to use in a VA-dedicated pipe then?

    I would say so. Most of BF is Virginia Oriental. Any residual left from BF, if at all, should easily burn away on your next smoke.

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    Are you saying black frigate is not deserving of an entire fleet of dedicated pipes?

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    Whatever pipe you decide on taking will do, just don't shy away from cracking open that tin of Frigate...it is a wonderful smoke. Enjoy brother.

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
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    Thanks for the advice. I’ll probably smoke it in a meer and see how it goes.

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    You can do far worse than have a BF ghost!


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    I was going to advise you the same as DCon has. 2 traveling Missouri Meerschaums for the vacation, and it becomes a non-issue with no worries. And, have a great time. - Sherm Natman

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    Tangent, but that’s a damn fine blend, Cap’n Embers. Really glad I learned about it here; I’m sure I’d have overlooked it otherwise. I’m into my third ounce of four. Soon I’ll write a review of it on SPC, and I’ll need to up my game to the 8oz tins.

    I dedicated my favorite pipe (one the wife and kids bought for me) to it, as it looks the part! (Sandblasted black Scott’s bent brandy.)

    But yeah I’d think I could safely smoke Va/Pers (no burleys or significant lats) in the same pipe with no problem.

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    Are you saying black frigate is not deserving of an entire fleet of dedicated pipes?

    I actually commissioned a pipe specifically for that blend several years ago, and that's all that gets smoked in it.

    I dedicated my favorite pipe (one the wife and kids bought for me) to it, as it looks the part! (Sandblasted black Scott’s bent brandy.)

    Would love to see it!

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    Duane is correct. Black Frigate certainly isn't a lat bomb. I like latakia, but Frigate has very little indeed. But it's that very little bit of latakia added to Black Frigate which makes it the perfect amount for that blend

    Double-dozen-plus on what Anthony said. No need to worry about "haints" on BF. Dunae's shared pics of that volcano before; I drool every time he does.

    Really glad I learned about it here; I’m sure I’d have overlooked it otherwise

    Same here. The Skipper shanghai'd me as well, & I ain'ts rer-gitted it even oncet, arrrrrr...... "We have an accord...."

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    I decided to open my tin on our fourth day of vacation. Nice rainy and slightly Windy day out here so I thought it would be perfect and I was right. I think I am hooked. The tin note was incredible and so is the smoke. This burns great and holds a world of flavors all the way through. If the rest of this tin smokes as good as this bowl, I will have to add this to my cellar

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    I bought five pounds of the Frigate today.

    Yo ho ho!

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    Good to hear you enjoyed the blend. It certainly is a great blend. In a class of it's own.

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    Scott’s pipe dedicated to Black Frigate. Yes, it’s a terrible picture.

    I know no one cares (not in the clique and IDGAF), but Embers said he’d like to see it so...

    Date on jar is wrong: should be 12/19. Just noticed it - lol, will put a new one on.

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    Embers said he’d like to see it so...

    And I love it. That blast and swirled stem color are gorgeous!

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    And I love it. That blast and swirled stem color are gorgeous!

    Thank you sir! I’m very flattered; you’re too kind.

    Oh and the date on the jar... I bought that BF in Feb of ‘19. Checked my purchase records. Not sure (err... not telling -lol-) what I was smoking when I wrote the label. :sigh:

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    Looks fine to me. A strip of masking tape and a black Sharpie are all I use.

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    Embers
    That's a wonderfully composed still life photograph. I like it very much. The pipe is a beauty too

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    I decided to open my tin on our fourth day of vacation. Nice rainy and slightly Windy day out here so I thought it would be perfect and I was right. I think I am hooked. The tin note was incredible and so is the smoke. This burns great and holds a world of flavors all the way through. If the rest of this tin smokes as good as this bowl, I will have to add this to my cellar

    Awesome! So glad to hear you enjoy it! Welcome aboard! I need to add more to my stash as well. Let the hoarding begin!

    Scott’s pipe dedicated to Black Frigate.

    That's a fantastic looking pipe and I could definitely see smoking the Frigate out of it! That stem and stain combo is beautiful! I've been considering it for a while now, but now I'm pretty sure I need to buy myself a dedicated Frigate pipe, because, why the hell not?

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    This seems to be one of those blends that will thrive in a dedicated pipe. I may have to do some realignment or buy a new pipe too lol

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    I don't know if this forum is a good or a bad influence on me but I just ordered a tin of Black Frigate from 4noggins. Another new tobacco to smoke and enjoy.

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    May be we've overdone it for you; I hope not. Bit I still take no responsibility for it if you don't like it. Then it'll be Anthony's fault.

    If you like it, OTOH, credit goes to the almighty Captain, Skipper, & Chief Commodore of the BF fleet!

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    Just don't touch my Briar Fox.

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    Just don't touch my Briar Fox.

    Too late.

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    Then it'll be Anthony's fault
    I'll just blame it on the unicorn

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