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  1. steamboat

    Samuel Gawith Majorly Different

    Well, since this thread got brought back, i will just like to give an update, since the batch in the OP is almost a year old, and i still have about 4 ounces of it. It got much darker in color in that year, and its def majorly different, then prior aged 1792. I am not saying its worst, just...
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    Did Planta Buy Germains?

    My friend contacted Planta and they got back to him. The verdict is, No.7 and Celebration are manufactured in both Jersey Isles and in Germany. The three flakes special, brown, and latakia are only made at Germaines factory, and Planta imports them into Germany to distribute.
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    Anniver Cake

    If you are looking for fig flavor, keep your eye out for when Rattray's ships. Marlin Flake is pure fig, so is McConnells Scotish Flake.
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    Did Planta Buy Germains?

    I would love to know how the Planta Version compares or differs from Germains version. Has anybody smoked them side by side?
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    Did Planta Buy Germains?

    Yes, but the confusing part is that Germains does blend and manufacture. Hearth & Home does not. Its weird that the top tier Germain products is, or is now, or always was a Planta product, with completly different source leaf then Germains factory.
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    Did Planta Buy Germains?

    So Medium, Brown, and Special Latakia Flake, are not made by Germains? Im totally confused, those are the top 3 tier Germain Blends. The Planta line up, shows they make those blends for Germains, not just distribute.
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    Did Planta Buy Germains?

    Looking at the line up of Planta, i see that Germains Blends are listed. Has Planta always made these Germains blends? or is this new? http://www.planta-tabak.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Sortiment-2018-19_Pfeifentabak.pdf
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    A Nic-bomb replacement for Dunhill Nightcap

    Rattray's Black Mallory if you can score some. It might even be more nic heavy then Nightcap in my opinion. Its a great replacement blend to try.
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    TP has Germain and Esoterica

    Oh and i forgot to add use common sense. I have been doing this now for a few months and got some experience. Im a New Yorker. For my area almost all the B&M's are owned be either Arbaic or Indians. I like that, cause its in there culture to bargain, suits me well. So when i print lists, i would...
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    TP has Germain and Esoterica

    I said it before and i will say it again. The amount of aged unicorns im finding on Long Island from my motorcycle hunt, is getting out of hand. I am picking up an original 14oz can of Holiday Pipe Mixture tomorrow. It is true, dont be lazy and check your B&M's. I dont mean the one 5 miles from...
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    TP has Germain and Esoterica

    For the people that ordered and trying Lancers for the first time, be prepared to get your mind blown, and be sure to update your thoughts.
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    TP has Germain and Esoterica

    A lot of these hard to find blends you dont find, they find you. I was lucky to find 4 tins of 2006 Penzance at a lotto store sitting dusty on a shelf. And after smoking numerous bowls of it, it is 100% the most over rated blend ever. I could not find anything unique about it. It was just a...
  13. steamboat

    *** What Are You Smoking?*** (August 2018)

    Sammy G 1792 in a Rossi Bulldog.
  14. steamboat

    TP has Germain and Esoterica

    Dont normally post alerts, Germain King Charles and Royal Jersey Lat as P&C.