Best Flakes

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
Drucquers Banner
.

Log in

Search on Site

SmokingPipes.com Updates

Watch for Updates Twice a Week

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
.

Recent Posts

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
.
Status
Not open for further replies.

sunriseboy

Member
Feb 5, 2017
115
6
What are equivalent Flakes compared to Gawith Hoggarth Bulk: BRIGHT CR FLAKE. Over at TRs, it gets a great wrap - but I just tried to order some at 4noggins but am informed it is out of stock there. I live in Oz and Rich is the only one who ships to Oz. Well, CupOJoes does also, but their stocks are perilously low, I really don't get what's happening there. Every third or fourth item is Out of Stock there.
So, gentlemen, I would be grateful for your collective sage experience.

 

texmexpipe

Preferred Member
Oct 20, 2014
999
245
I enjoy 1792 Flake, though I'm not familiar with Bright CR, I also love all of the PS Flakes, especially Luxury Bullseye Flake

 

fitzy

Preferred Member
Nov 13, 2012
2,934
9
NY
How about Solani Silver 660.

Or Capstan Yellow
If you want bulk I don't think you can go wrong with any of the McClellands broken flakes.
Also I haven't tried yet McClelland's Dark Star. I've got a tin on the way.

"McClelland's Dark Star begins as Bright Yellow, sugary top grade Virginia and Carolina leaf. Through careful triple aging, pressing and stoving, it becomes rich, cool and dark with a spicy aroma."

 

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
Drucquers Banner
.

prairiedruid

Preferred Member
Jun 30, 2015
1,745
217
4 noggins carries Reiner Long Golden Flake which is very tasty! They also have all the Peter Stokkebye's flakes in bulk; LTF, LBF, and LNF are all great smokes.

 

carver

Preferred Member
Mar 29, 2015
622
1
Belgium
I like the Solani 660 and PS flakes. I am myself more of a straight virginia though, I love FVF Dunhil Flake and Brigham Klondike Gold.

 

kanse

Preferred Member
Jul 9, 2016
548
5
Irish Flake is amazing.
But I think Gawith Brown Flake Unscented will suit your tastes.

 

mikestanley

Preferred Member
May 10, 2009
1,491
428
Akron area of Ohio
IMHO, McClelland makes the best Virginia Flakes. I rub out flakes anyway so the perfectly formed flakes out there hold no sway with me. I favor #27 and #24 but 2020 is a grat flake, avilable in bulk.
Mike S.

 

newbroom

Preferred Member
Jul 11, 2014
5,612
1,099
For bulk Flaked tobacco, PS LNF is as good as I've seen.

For tinned flake? Rattray's Marlin Flake, so far, is the flake I've had the most consistently delightful bowlfuls.

There are LOTS of worthy candidates in the tinned category.

 

paulie66scandinavian

Preferred Member
Jul 28, 2016
4,797
4,472
Finland-Scandinavia-EU
Irish Flake would kill me but Mc Barens Old Dark Fired not,theres so many great flakes out there, and when it comes to shipping to Australia, the smokingpipes.com /Ups super saver shipping method is the way to go, though it keeps to arrive, but cheap so far.

 

mawnansmiff

Preferred Member
Oct 14, 2015
5,477
1,626
Sunny Cornwall, UK.
McClelland's Dark Star (and their Blackwoods) are highly overrated in my book...virtually tasteless. Treat yourself to some FVF if you can get it.
Regards,
Jay.

 

hiplainsdrifter

Preferred Member
Jan 8, 2012
982
7
You should definitely try a few things from Gawith, their flakes are better than most that I have tried. Specifically Best Brown, Full Virginia, and St James Flakes. Preparation is key, they all need drying time and preferably aging.

 

andrew

Preferred Member
Feb 13, 2013
2,876
6
McClelland's Dark Star (and their Blackwoods) are highly overrated in my book...virtually tasteless. Treat yourself to some FVF if you can get it.
Did you let the tin breath for a minimum of 4 weeks after opening it? Blackwoods was tasteless to me when i first tried it, but then after about 2 weeks to a month of letting it breath the flavors really popped. It's a very tangy tobacco compared to FVF, but I do love FVF also. I just find if you don't let McClellends breath for a minimum 4 weeks, the longer the better it's a bland boring smoke.
Onto the OP's question have you had Bright CR flake before? It does have a soapy flavor, I think it's a great tobacco and one of my favorites, but if the thought of a flowery/soapy taste off putting SG FVF is pretty similar to Bright CR but sans soapy flavor.

 

mawnansmiff

Preferred Member
Oct 14, 2015
5,477
1,626
Sunny Cornwall, UK.
Andy, my McClelland tins have been open for about four weeks, I just find them to be lacking in flavour. It is there but it is so mild that I'll not be purchasing it again. Their Dark Navy Flake is a little better but not much.
As for Bright CR Flake, I also find that to be far too mild for me.
Each to his own and all that :puffy:
Regards,
Jay.

 
Status
Not open for further replies.

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
Drucquers Banner
.