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  1. cranseiron

    Fly-fishing And No Need To Catch A Fish

    Think I'm gonna get the Fenwick Aetos 5wt. Any suggestions for a reel?
  2. cranseiron

    Which In Production Blends Have A Vinegary BBQ Tin Note?

    I never smelled it in a new tin of Briar Fox. I went through just a couple of tins before I gave up on that particular blend, but I don't remember any vinegar smell. As an aside, I just opened up some aged SG Kedal Plug-- very distinct vinegar smell.
  3. cranseiron

    Fly-fishing And No Need To Catch A Fish

    Nice springtime thread! I started to fly fish a bit when I lived in Utah back in the late 80s/early 90s. Fished the Green some in NE Utah. I do miss that. I've been thinking I might pick it up again down here in south MS fishing river sand bars and using poppers for bream. My late father had...
  4. cranseiron

    Ever Wondered Why Molasses Was/Is Added To Tobacco?

    You're welcome, Jay. A little late with my reply-- touring through the Mississippi Delta on the Indian with the wife on our way to Arkansas. davek/Jay, I remember from middle school history learning about the American/British Caribbean molasses trade . Funny, there was no mention of all that...
  5. cranseiron

    Ever Wondered Why Molasses Was/Is Added To Tobacco?

    davek, very informative post-- thank you. Here's a link to a quick and dirty treacle vs. molasses article. Treacle receives less distillation, thus a higher sugar content and so less bitter than molasses. Molasses is the dregs of cane sugar distillation. Jay, if you've not read this already...
  6. cranseiron

    Ever Wondered Why Molasses Was/Is Added To Tobacco?

    hawky, I'm pretty sure treacle and molasses are the same thing. Treacle is what the Brit's call it. Correct me if I'm wrong, Jay.
  7. cranseiron

    So Are West Virginians Really Hillbillies?

    Hell, Hap, everybody else takes digs, one more won't hurt! :) I didn't take it that way, Hap, so no worries. I just took the opportunity to say a few positive things about the state as most of what is heard is negative. It really is a much maligned state. I've been in NYC and was ignored by...
  8. cranseiron

    So Are West Virginians Really Hillbillies?

    Well, Hap, AL, MS, LA and AR are all neck and neck-- or is it redneck and redneck?-- in most categories and one can say the same about the other for some metric at one time or another, right? :) I wasn't offended by Cosmic's comparisons, but curious as to how he came to those conclusions if his...
  9. cranseiron

    So Are West Virginians Really Hillbillies?

    Cosmic, just checkin'-- are you saying Alabama is way more progressive, educated, financially elevated, etc. than Mississippi? That was a bit of a ramble and I'm not sure if you were comparing AL to said neighboring states or just North Carolina.
  10. cranseiron

    Virginia/ Oriental

    Ha! I just finished a bowl of Hearth & Home Sweet and Savory. I had this cellared for a bit and just broke it out tonight. The Hearth and Home series has many home runs in the line and if you are looking for an easily obtained quality smoke then give this a try. Well blended...
  11. cranseiron

    Cure For Constipation & Recipe For Haggis Chipewyan Style ~1770.

    Probably called for a washing up of both parties :? Interesting post, Jay.
  12. cranseiron

    100-Year-Old-Picture

    Yeah, served up as bourbon. Who needs that ol' barley, anyway.
  13. cranseiron

    The Psychology of Brands

    I agree with Sable concerning responsible journalism-- yes, it's still out there, I gave up network new years ago and rely on other sources that put effort into objectivity. We also have a responsibility to be acutely aware of our own bias in order to work towards our own personal objectivity...
  14. cranseiron

    Small Rattray's Drop at SP

    Sable, yes I'm going to put more effort in to that. We have one local B&M, but it doesn't stock any tinned products and only has a few bulk types that are blended on site and none I'm interested in. balkisobrains, keep those plans close-hold, brother! :-) 8)
  15. cranseiron

    Small Rattray's Drop at SP

    Not all jobs provide that opportunity, Embers. Some folks are squirreled away in vaults working with classified data, can't have a phone in the work space and their computer activity is monitored; or at sea for four months at a time with limited access to alert bots.
  16. cranseiron

    Small Rattray's Drop at SP

    Call me a luddite, but I find this mildly depressing-- only because I'm not a social media user (by choice). This is like a new cold war with ever increasing technology and countermeasures, counter-countermeasures, counter-counter-counter measures.... My personality leans toward introversion...
  17. cranseiron

    Small Rattray's Drop at SP

    Well, Embers, I was more trying to play the role of dispassionate observer. One has to admit tobacco buying behavior is changing as legislation grinds down it's boot heel, leading manufactures close up shop, a respected magazine locks the door for the last time. A mild mob mentality is taking...
  18. cranseiron

    Small Rattray's Drop at SP

    hawky, I tend to agree with you. A similar situation exits in travel/real estate type media. All these freelance writers are out there competing with one another selling articles to Mr./Ms consumer who are sitting around in their recliners with a cold beer reading this stuff and then rush out...
  19. cranseiron

    Missed the Boat on Wilke Nut Brown Burley

    Well, that's unfortunate. Thank you for the information, Jim.
  20. cranseiron

    Missed the Boat on Wilke Nut Brown Burley

    bent, couldn't find a NBB from P&C or Hearth & Home in Tobacco Reviews. You sure that's the name for it?