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    ***What Are You Smoking, August 2020?***

    Just got this baby! Peterson System Spigot 303. Enjoying some C&D Yorktown and it's the best smoke I've ever had so far! Only been piping for 2 weeks though 😂.
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    More Flavor in a Cob Than My New Briar. Breaking In = More Flavor?

    After reading all of these comments, I find a lot of the beauty in pipe smoking is how personal and intimate it is. We all seem to have at least 1 pipe that smokes a particular family or blend of tobacco well. With that being said, along with what lawdawg mentioned about the specific tree the...
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    More Flavor in a Cob Than My New Briar. Breaking In = More Flavor?

    That's really interesting. I never thought of that, but I can definitely see how that would be a factor in the smoking characteristics. I agree, technically, a pipe starts with the tree its made from. I'll have to look into it!
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    More Flavor in a Cob Than My New Briar. Breaking In = More Flavor?

    Very true! I would buy 10 right now if I could, but as all of us know, chasing for "the one" can be expensive. I'll stick to the 3 I have now, which in my opinion, still smoke fantastic, but just need some time and love. Cheers!
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    More Flavor in a Cob Than My New Briar. Breaking In = More Flavor?

    I just had some Erinmore Flake in my cob today and it was delicious! I found that the flavor, at least right now, is awesome in the cob compared to my Nording freehand, but the Nording has only seen a couple bowls, so I can't really truly judge it yet in that regard. Cobs are amazing for the...
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    More Flavor in a Cob Than My New Briar. Breaking In = More Flavor?

    Although I haven't pursued the art for very long, I definitely agrre with you. I wasn't really trying to compare the two, but I think I made the title a bit misleading. So far, I've had 7 bowls in my Savinelli Roma 614 and it's starting to smoke better and better for each bowl. I love how...
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    More Flavor in a Cob Than My New Briar. Breaking In = More Flavor?

    Update: having a bowl of Black Frigate right now. It seems like my palette is adjusting, flavors are starting to come to me much easier now. Also, not lighting the bowl for too long seemed to help too, as well as tamping lighter so I don't compact it.
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    More Flavor in a Cob Than My New Briar. Breaking In = More Flavor?

    Definitely makes sense. I think I should let the flavors come to me rather than trying to find them. I did find that when I was trying to figure them out, I wasn't relaxed. I heard it takes time for some people to develop a palette to start really getting the nuances and subtleties, without...
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    More Flavor in a Cob Than My New Briar. Breaking In = More Flavor?

    Noted. I watched a MuttnChop Piper video about drying and he recommends to dry until you think it's too dry, or a little crispy. I applied this "method" to a couple of the bowls I smoked and the flavor was better, but still not to where I think it could be. I could still not even be drying it...
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    More Flavor in a Cob Than My New Briar. Breaking In = More Flavor?

    Interesting, I'll have to see how this works out over the next month or two. I'm sure I still have some inconsistencies/issues with the way I've been drying, packing, smoking, etc, and all the fine mechanics of them. Let the journey begin! Lol. Thanks for the reply!
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    More Flavor in a Cob Than My New Briar. Breaking In = More Flavor?

    Hello! I first got into piping around 5-6 years ago when I was 15 (I know, kind of young to be smoking anything) and had a MM Washington with OGS and Frog Morton Cellar. Eventually, I got caught and my mother took it away, understandably so, but anyway, I remember being able to pick out the...
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    Impact of Moisture on Flavor

    I just had a bowl of it. Dried it for a few hours until it was a little bit crisp, packed it pretty loose by gravity filling once and lightly tamping. There was much more flavor and was very enjoyable! I think I may have to rub it out even less though, it seemed just a tad too fine.
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    Impact of Moisture on Flavor

    I usually don't smoke too fast, I had a bowl of H&H blackhouse before the C&D and it was very enjoyable and flavorful. Thinking back, I may have rubbed the C&D cake too much, hence packing it to tight, getting too hot, and smoking that bowl too quick to keep it somewhat going, and all that...
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    Impact of Moisture on Flavor

    I was able to taste really just a plain, faint "tobacco" flavor, but nothing distinctly that I could put my finger on. It also was probably due to my packing technique in combination with the moisture being too high. I'll have another go at it tomorrow, thanks for the reply!
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    Impact of Moisture on Flavor

    Just found a Muttnchop video on moisture levels. I went to the tin and there was no crisp at all. No wonder, lol. Thanks for the reply!
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    Impact of Moisture on Flavor

    I'm new to the art of piping, and I had a bowl of C&D Black Frigate (crumble cake) today. I got little to no flavor from it though unfourtunately. Being a supposedly medium-medium/full flavored english blend, I thought I would be going to flavor town. The tobacco did seem like it was a bit...