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    So in the morning I have quite a variety of tobacco turning up - emp, peterson deluxe, conisoir, Irish oak and festive 2012. Carey's aromatic sampler (5gs of 9 different blends).
    What is the best thing for me to do. Obviously I would like to open each and have a good smell of them but logic tells me not to. To keep them closed until I'm ready to smoke. Am I right?
    Which would you choose to smoke first?

    Edit: Capitalized title, L.

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    I'd be curious about the samples (probably because I've not tried any Carey blends), so I'd probably open a few of those to rotate. Besides, they're small, so if you don't like them, a couple three bowls and they're gone.

    Whatever you smoke, I suggest you take notes on each. It will be quite helpful trying to remember a blend later on.

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    Depends. How many bowls a day are you smoking?

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    3 a day Kris so I can probably open 3

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    If they are tins, leave them sealed until you are ready to smoke them.

    Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
    Rudyard Kipling
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    keep them closed until I'm ready to smoke. Am I right?

    Yep.

    Whatever is in a tin, if you don't plan to smoke it right away, don't open it.
    Whatever is in a baggie or a sample, put it in as airtight of a container as you have. In ascending order of preference: ziplock bags, tupperware containers, ball jars.

    "The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It's the poor man's friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth."
    -"Sam Slick, the clockmaker" aka T.C.Haliburton
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    Whatever you want to do with them! Open all if you want to. There really is no right or wrong here.

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    Smoke them while they are still sealed in the tins.
    There's a challenge for you!

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    +1 roth, "Whatever you smoke, I suggest you take notes on each. It will be quite helpful trying to remember a blend later on. "
    I have a pad I keep notes on all & it helps my old brain remember....if I can only remember where my pad is.

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    I would get me some jars, open them all, then jar them up! I don't leave my tobacco in tins, they are opened and jarred up as soon as they arrive!

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    Lol Philip I know I'm a newbie but I'm not that green. Or as my old grandad would say, not as green as I'm cabbage looking.
    Jars. ....... now there sounds a plan cos I just know I'm not gonna be able to help myself!

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    Crack open the EMP and enjoy.

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    Done exactly that! Enjoying the EMP now!

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    post some reviews . I havent tried Careys either , lol .

    "A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinks like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan."
    -Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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    I'll try my best cajundad. Give me a couple of days because I'm not even a week old pipe smoker so probably the best I'll be able to offer is "that was nice" or "better than the other" . Like now. I've been enjoying st Bruno. EMP is smoother. Feels like more nicotine and burns better.
    The Carey's didn't arrive

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    If they are all tobaccos you are anxious to try, open them up and put them in mason jars to keep them fresh. You can then take from them as you please.

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    Every time I get new blends in, I immediately open them and smoke them. I have no issues keeping open tins fresh for months. I currently have about 18 open tins that are part of my regular rotation. Like said above, do what you like there are no rules.

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    Cajundad. The Carey's arrived this morning and I've tried the wild cherry 2027. Now this is their aromatics range but tbh it was not particularly aromatic. I only have Peterson holiday season 2012 as a comparison tho, which I love! It is however imo a nice smoke. Initially sharp and Smokey but no tounge bite and mellows as the bowl goes on. The room note is I would say that of tobacco not one a non smoker would appreciate.
    Sorry this is the best I can do mate. Put it this way. I would recommend it to try.

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    Depends on how old you are.

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    33 goin on 10 lol
    not normally one to jump on the bandwagon but hell I'm loving the EMP!

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    Were the Carey tobaccos worth smoking again? Was curious about their aromatics

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    I would put them all in a box. Then mail the box to me thus alleviating any stressful decision making on your behalf.

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