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  1. kickinbears

    MM Charles Towne Cobs Back In Stock

    Heard from Marilyn at Missouri Meerschaum that the Charles Towne is back in stock as of Tue (07/17/18). I missed the last production round in May; just placed my order for one right before posting this as I’ve been wanting one :puffy:
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    Brown Sugar Goldmine!!!

    Love it, and grtz; not mold! :puffy: Appreciate the pics!
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    Picture- Mold or Sugar

    Mmmmm ... bacteria poop! I love honey, which is bee vomit, so no issue smoking some bacteria poop here! My prediction is that the crystalline strucutre is formed due to microbiology giving off a gas during anaerobic processes that interact with the oils in tobacco (cystal formation via vapor...
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    Blends I've Come to Really Like

    Awesome! Recommend you try some burley dominant blends and straight VAs to round out your list and experience the full spectrum. Maybe even an oriental dominant blend. Lots of great blends in your list; great choices!
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    Drying Flakes and Coins

    +1 to cube cutting here. I cube cut what I’m going to smoke the night before and let dry overnight. I like to leave the flake in its unadultered form until I’m ready to use as it seems like they retain their moisture better that way until ready to use. I used to leave a flake out overnight...
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    Picture- Mold or Sugar

    It looks like bloom to me. Do you have a loupe or magnifying glass (both are cheap)? Take a look with some magnification. If it looks crystalline, then smoke and enjoy. If it looks hairy / fuzzy, it’s mold, so throw out.
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    *** What Are You Smoking?*** (July 2018)

    Seattle Pipe Club Potlatch in a Savinelli rusticated bent apple
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    What Music Are You Listening To - July 2018

    Grateful Dead - Dick’s Picks, Vol. 8: Harpur College 05/02/70
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    What Music Are You Listening To - July 2018

    Infamous Stringdusters - self titled album
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    *** What Are You Smoking?*** (July 2018)

    Having my first bowl of Seattle Pipe Club Potlatch in a Peterson flame grain bulldog
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    *** What Are You Smoking?*** (July 2018)

    Mac Baren Navy Flake in a MM Dagner Poker cob, with a side of black coffee
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    What Music Are You Listening To - July 2018

    Earth, Wind, and Fire - Earth, Wind, and Fire
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    Tobacco Ageing Query.

    Aromatics generally don’t cellar well due to toppings killing off the micrbiology required for the fermentation processes Virginias age best, and can keep getting better upwards of 30yrs. So if Virginia is a dominant ingredient in the blend, it’ll likely age well Latakia and oriental leaf...
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    Tobacco Ageing Query.

    Re: jars, you’re introducing oxygen when you put tobacco in to age. The tobacco has to first go through aerobic processes (oxygen required, but depletes) before the anaerobic processes (lack of oxygen required) can begin. The top of the jar going down at this point is a sign that anaerobic...
  15. kickinbears

    The Quintessential English

    Pop that Squadron Leader open and report back on the comparison! :wink: Or are you trying to age it first (?) I like 1882 by Erik Stokkebye with the KY in the mix. Dunhill’s EMP is a nice blend if you can still get it. Nightcap is a personal favorite, though I’m not sure I would call it...