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  1. jbfrady

    Opening A Tin? Show Us!

    Ephemeris, by the Briary (Tobacconist in Birmingham, AL), smoked in my pipe named René. I'm not usually one for ribbon cut these days, but the fellas at the Briary were quite proud of this one and with how welcoming they were to my wife and myself, I couldn't help but support the shop and pick...
  2. jbfrady

    Aging and Pricing Thoughts

    Exactly. And speculating isn't the demon it's made out to be because it's uncertain. Nobody's going to make a living flipping Esoterica and if you try buying up a whole bunch of tins to resell at a much, much later date, you'll just go broke in the waiting. Everybody buys more tins than they...
  3. jbfrady

    Apple Jammer: A Pseudo-Review

    Ultimately, no, I couldn't taste it. It soaked into the tobacco pretty well, so I had to let it air out for a few days and I think that affected things tremendously. Had it been intentional, using a spray bottle perhaps and having dried the leaves out first, then maybe I could've set it back in...
  4. jbfrady

    Aging and Pricing Thoughts

    That's just the thing: tobacco is both product and commodity. I'm one of those people who will buy something just to resell it. Especially if I'm buying in a batch or lot that has several things that I want, along with some popular things that I'm not as interested in. Several factors affect...
  5. jbfrady

    Opening A Tin? Show Us!

    Took an anniversary trip to Birmingham. My wife and I each picked a tin to open. Her choice: A peachy aromatic Rockwell, which, by the cut I'm assuming is Sutliff. My choice: Dan's Unpronouncible Virginia Slices.
  6. jbfrady

    Can’t Wait For April…2044

    Time to nerd out... Time travel isn't possible, not due to lack of technology but due to the correlation between space and time. Earth is estimated to orbit the sun at roughly 18 miles per second, before factoring spinning on its axis. The past isn't simply another time... it's a far-off place.
  7. jbfrady

    Your Most Heavenly Tin Notes

    Milonga - Dan Tobacco Kendal Banana Gold - GH Vanners - Fribourg & Treyer
  8. jbfrady

    Apple Jammer: A Pseudo-Review

    I smoked it until it was gone and enjoyed it the whole way. But I've never cidered any blend again. Maybe I should!
  9. jbfrady

    Dan Tobacco, Midnight Ride

    I love Dockworker myself, but it's not an English. There's no Latakia in it (though you'd almost think there was), so that could explain why it didn't hit the spot for you. For a minute there I thought Sextant by GLP was my favorite English. Then I learned that what I thought was Latakia was...
  10. jbfrady

    The Odor Of Pipe Tobacco

    Same question, but with restaurant workers. Especially fast food.
  11. jbfrady

    The Odor Of Pipe Tobacco

    Same holds true for Devils Lettuce. The user might think nothing of the scent, but he can walk through a door and to all passersby, the whole place now smells like the sixties.
  12. jbfrady

    Rouxgaroux: A Rexminderx

    Keep your greasy paws off my Jensens!
  13. jbfrady

    Rouxgaroux: A Rexminderx

    If you're not the only one thinking that way, it could explain the availability.
  14. jbfrady

    Rouxgaroux: A Rexminderx

    That was my concern. I pulled up the site and had it ready to add to the cart but just couldn't pull the trigger. While I'm sure I'd like it just fine, I prefer my VaPer blends to be hot pressed flakes. And there are so many great ones out there already...
  15. jbfrady

    Rouxgaroux: A Rexminderx

    Rouxgaroux -2
  16. jbfrady

    Opening A Tin? Show Us!

    Dan's Limerick, assumedly a 2023 production. The only thing I don't love about Dan Tobacco is the lack of discernable dating.
  17. jbfrady

    What Makes a Blend Smooth on the Retrohale?

    Thank you for specifying. At first I thought for sure that the answer would be Orientals, as they're usual suspects for spicy notes. I'm a little strange on this front. I don't believe you've tasted a tobacco unless you retrohale, so I tend to do so quite often. Just as you have, I've noticed...
  18. jbfrady

    Training Myself to Smoke Cooler

    A couple things can change that pretty quickly... First off, there's packing technique. For the first several years I smoked, I didn't realize that I wasn't packing my tobacco down firmly enough. Having too much air between the leaves allows the flame to catch in a much wider arc, sending more...
  19. jbfrady

    Does Sweetened Black Cavendish Make Anyone Else Feel Crappy?

    I'd suggest testing the theory with high quality goods. Dan Tobacco's Blue Note is a high end aromatic, VA & Black Cavendish done in the European style. It's probably my favorite Aro. Then I'd suggest trying a great tobacco containing black cavendish but without added flavor. In this realm I...
  20. jbfrady

    Question about shipping insurance using Tinbids.

    I think all of this is due more to the laws in place. Consignment is the only way to ensure you're able to sell tobacco without legal issue, which requires it using their shipping. As far as how you get paid, it's based on the delivery. If it is to an overseas buyer, which is often the case, you...