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Theodore! HU, What, When, Where, How.....

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  1. woodsroad

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    My Theodore (Tad) ship has come in!

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    Nice!

    Javan
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    Success! Who did you go through? Esterval? Or are you protecting your sources?

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    are you protecting your sources?
    Ron, I'll tell everyone but you: Pfeifendepot.

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    When’s the party?

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    When was the party? Is that what you meant?

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    was

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    I do believe that is earmarked to send to his Secret Santa partner. Dan is very generous.

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    Let's see, who is my Secret Santa this year?.....ME!

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    Now THAT is some Holiday cheer!

    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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    great haul! i see you got the burley flakes in the center. fayyum is amazing. too bad HU hasn't found a distributor in the USA.

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    I already have a couple tins of Directors Cut, so I decided to take a broad sampling of the rest of their stuff. The book is really just a very nice hardbound catalig, but it’s mostly in German (except for a section written by Arno!), My high school German can’t keep up.

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    Smoke What You Like, And Like What You Smoke...Regardless Of What Anyone Else Thinks...
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    It’s good to see The Enablers.

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    Nice. The Fayyum Kake is good stuff.
    I purchased directly from Hans in the past. IIRC, it was a bit of a “schmerz in den arsch”, but worth it in the end.

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    Yo wood

    Bodacious! I'm glad the HU connection worked, at least this one time. Did you order that fancy HU catalog? I saw one at Chicago and was sad that it wasn't available. Time for me to put in a pre-emptive HU order imminently.

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    The HU Connecting has worked for me at least 8 to 10 times. Once you get the German translator running on your browser, it's no big deal.

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    Hans sent me a number of boxes of "hobby supplies" when he was direct order only.

    Great blends. The line has expanded greatly since I last stocked in early 2016. Hans is the most innovative blender working today. He takes risks and tries unusual components and his blends work remarkably well. His 5th Anniversary Blend, which uses a little bit of balsamic vinegar as a component, is one of the best blends I've smoked.

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    Sounds like it’s time for me to order more, Jessie.

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    One of the many nice things about marrying a German woman and living (for now) in Germany is trying some of the blends here. I've really enjoyed HU blends.

    If you like, perhaps you can let us know your thoughts on these blends as you try them.

    Seldom Seen
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    Love them HU Company products,top notch blends at reasonable price,

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    I bought some stuff from HU when it was not such a problem. From your pic I also have:

    Dockworker
    Fayyum
    Sunset
    and Aus Dem Krater No.'s 1 through 5

    I got some other things like Director's Cut and stuff that was not available in the US.

    I should have bought more.

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    My favorites have been Manyara, Nashville County, Louisiana Broken, Old Fredders, Flanagan, Fayum Cake and Zulu. Right behind those are Director's Cut, Makhuwa and Dockworker. The Virginias are very good but nothing special compared to many other Virginia blends that are less money and more readily available.

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    The book is really just a very nice hardbound catalig, but it’s mostly in German (except for a section written by Arno!), My high school German can’t keep up.

    I also love the book, reminds me a bit of the old Dunhill catalogues. Sounds crazy perhaps but whenever I feel stressed I just read and flip through the book, it has something soothing. About my section, I was asked some time ago by Hans to write something about one of his tobacco lines. It was to be translated into German later according to him. So I did and heard nothing about it. Until the Lohmar pipe show this year when I met Hans and he said he had something for me: his tobacco catalogue. I was flipping through it and suddenly saw my section, I did not know he would use it. And in English yes. Pretty neat!

    You bought a nice range, congratulations! I am also glad you ordered Janneman Flake

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    Arno, it's a very small world that we live in.
    What other HU blends would you recommend?

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    Arno, it's a very small world that we live in.
    What other HU blends would you recommend?

    Well, you bought them all The United Passion Flakes are all good. Fayyum Kake is excellent. Further I would say Director's Cut, Olaf's Favourite English and Balkan Passion. But I have to say I have to try the newer ones yet. And of course you can't go wrong with the PRF tobaccos Janneman Flake, Brullende Leeuw and Genietmoment By the way, the Aus Dem Krater No 5. you bought is Orlik's Dark Strong Kentucky with a different label. Made in the same factory.

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    By the way, the Aus Dem Krater No 5. you bought is Orlik's Dark Strong Kentucky with a different label. Made in the same factory.
    Interesting. I'm assuming that's an STG product then? Any others in the HU line?

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    Interesting. I'm assuming that's an STG product then? Any others in the HU line?

    Well, the Aus Dem Krater range is Selected by Hu Tobacco. That means that Hans Wiedemann did not create them. I don't know them all but it seems the Aus Dem Krater range is what I call the "typical German tobacconist range". Many German tobacconists have the same house-blends, only the labels on the tins (or the tins themselves) are different. For example Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky I know under many names:

    Dark Strong Kentucky Orlik Peter Heinrichs "Dark Strong Flake" Kohlhase & Kopp
    Dark Strong Kentucky Orlik Pfeifenstudio Frank "Black and White" Kohlhase & Kopp
    Dark Strong Kentucky Orlik Thomas Behrend "42" Kohlhase & Kopp
    Dark Strong Kentucky Orlik Pfeifen Bier "23" Kohlhase & Kopp
    Dark Strong Kentucky Orlik Schneiderwind "Darley Moor" Kohlhase & Kopp
    Dark Strong Kentucky Orlik Diehl "Special Blend The Tiger" Kohlhase & Kopp
    Dark Strong Kentucky Orlik Tabakhaus Bielefeld Crüwell "45" Kohlhase & Kopp
    Dark Strong Kentucky Orlik Tabak-Keistler "Bivisible" Kohlhase & Kopp
    Dark Strong Kentucky Orlik Rauch in Wetzlar "Tabakskollegium Nr. 3" Kohlhase & Kopp
    Dark Strong Kentucky Orlik Bonner Pfeifen&Cigarrenhaus "Nr 29" Kohlhase & Kopp

    You see Kohlhase & Kopp as manufacturer, but that is not entirely true. Unlike a tobacco manufacturer like Danpipe, Kohlhase & Kopp don't make their tobaccos from start (raw untreated tobacco) to finish. K&K get their mixing tobaccos (cased and ready) from Orlik in big boxes. Then they are blended together and perhaps some aroma is added. Flakes K&K get ready-made from Orlik. Ok, perhaps they can put a little aroma on them but that's it.

    The "Blended by HU Tobacco" blends are recipes from Hans Wiedemann that are made according to his specifications at Danpipe and K&K. Just like GL Pease let his tobaccos being made at Cornell & Diehl. I am not 100% sure but I think the whole United Passion Flakes range is made by Danpipe. You actually can see where the tobaccos are made at the tax-number on the tax-seal. 26602 is Kohlhase & Kopp and 28712 is DTM.

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    Good info arno, thanks!

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    Wow.

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